Empire State Building VIP Premium tour
- Get a guided VIP tour with an Empire State Building Observatory Ambassador
- Skip the line and enjoy VIP priority access to the 86th floor
- Avoid the crowds with an intimate group limited to only seven people
- Enjoy panoramic views of up to six states from the surrounding open-air promenade
Go on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour for an unforgettable VIP experience of the iconic Empire State Building. You will avoid the long lines and meet your official Observatory Ambassador who will take you on an intimate tour for a unique look at this can't-miss skyscraper with priority access to the 86th floor. Enjoy unparalleled views of the city skyline and commemorate this unforgettable experience with a complimentary souvenir photograph.
Don't forget to stop and explore the new, 2nd-floor exhibits on the way to the 86th-floor Observatory! Travel back in time and witness the evolution of the Empire State Building with interactive and immersive exhibits, from the days of construction in the 1920s to cementing its place in the pop culture of today. View the Empire State Building's original floor plans, understand how the building became a leader in sustainability, learn about the tenants who work on the hidden floors and watch highlights of the building's starring role in films since the 1930s.
- 90-minute guided tour with an Empire State Building Observatory Ambassador
- VIP priority access to the 86th floor
- Commemorative souvenir photograph
20 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10118
Meet by the Will Call Desk just inside the main entrance
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time
- Photo ID required for all visitors
- Last elevator to the top is at 1.15am
- Free WiFi is available
- Signage and app is available in nine languages
- Cancellations are allowed up to five days after purchase (please ignore text at bottom of page)
- Tours operate Monday-Friday
- Departure times: 8.00am, 10.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 6.00pm, and 9.00pm
- Times are subject to change, refer to the calendar for exact times
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