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Express Pass VIP Private Tour of the Empire State Building

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Beat the crowds and feel like a VIP on an exclusive guided tour of the Empire State with an Express Pass that lets you skip all lines to America's favorite building!


  • Visit the Empire State Building with a 5-Star Licensed Guide
  • Skip all lines at the ticket office, security and elevators with an Express Pass
  • Admire phenomenal views from the 86th and 102nd-floor viewing decks
  • Enjoy a private VIP tour tailored to your needs and interests
  • Book private transfers with pickup and drop-off service (3,5-hour option only)


The Empire State Building (ESB) is the most visited attraction in the US, but you don't have to waste long hours waiting in line to get in! This exclusive tour includes an Express Pass with on-time entry, a priority security line and separate elevators so you will quickly reach the top. Discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World like a VIP! Choose the 2-hour option to visit the Empire State Building with a Private Licensed Guide. With an Express Pass, you can not only skip the line at the ticket office (like with the regular skip-the-line tickets), but also save a lot of time when going through security and using the elevators. You will visit both the 86th floor main deck and the 102nd floor top deck to get the full experience of the Empire State Building. There is an open-air outdoor viewing area and an enclosed viewing gallery, so you can enjoy great views regardless of the weather. While you take photos and admire the beautiful skyline with some of the tallest buildings in the world, your 5-Star Guide will share many interesting facts about the Big Apple and its iconic landmarks, from Brooklyn Bridge to the Statue of Liberty. Choose the 3,5-hour option to book a 1,5-hour round-trip transfer with your 2-hour guided tour of the Empire State Buildings. This option includes an Express Pass to the main deck and top deck, and private transfers directly from your New York accommodation. Take advantage of the convenient pickup and drop-off service in a private vehicle to feel like a real VIP!


Private Tour of the Empire State Building with Express Pass (itinerary depends on the selected option) 5-Star Licensed Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice Express Pass tickets to the Empire State’s main and top decks Interesting facts about New York City Private transfers with pickup and drop-off at your accommodation (3,5-hour option only)

Important Information

  • Please check your email the day before the tour for important information. Please note that private transfers are not included in the 2-hour option. The Empire State Building Express Pass is timed, allowing you to skip all the lines at the ticket office and take advantage of a faster security line and separate elevators. This is the most expensive but also the fastest and most convenient way to visit the ESB. There are mandatory security checks. For the best experience, we limit your group size to 25 guests per guide. We will arrange additional guides for larger groups so the price will be higher. The 3,5-hour option includes an estimated 1,5-hour round-trip transfer between the meeting point and the accommodation address provided when booking. Transfer time will vary depending on the distance and traffic. We will arrange private transfers in a standard car (sedan) for 1-4 people, and in a larger van for groups of 5 people and more. You can book a 5-people tour for a larger vehicle.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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