Bought the tickets online for a 10am visit in August. Need to register across the street before entering. A quick walk through security and you are in for a 1 hour tour. Our guide was very knowledgable we all enjoyed it.
About United Nations Headquarters
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I took the presence of the UN for granted but touring it was incredibly informative. Important small display compares the world's budgets for war versus peace. Highly recommend.
We took an afternoon tour, which takes about 1 hours. We were able to see the Security Council, General Assembly and received a good explanation on the general objectives of the UN through a show and tell. It was all informative and worthwhile, but while...More
The visitor centre by itself has some interesting information, but really you should take the tour to get a much better look at the assembly areas and to hear great information from the guide. Book a time in advance if you can, but don't be...More
We visited the UN on a Saturday afternoon. There are no guided tours available but you are allowed to walk part of the grounds and part of the General Assembly Building. The gift and book shops were open but no food was available. Admission is...More
What the website advertises for the Children's tour simply does not happen. They advertise interactive games, puzzles, role-plays, quizzes. This is FALSE advertising. NONE of this happened on our tour. This tour is nothing but the adult tour, using age appropriate examples. This was extremely...More
An unexpected bonus. Once through security the place itself was interesting and pleasant. A sense of being in a place where history is made and I know the UN is not everyone's cup of tea but you have to admire the intent of the organisation...More
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Perhaps my expectations were low but I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. As mentioned by others, buy tickets online, check in across the street an hour before your tour time with photo ID, and then queue to get past...More
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the UN. Be prepared to arrive about an hour before your time slot to make sure you can move through security but don't worry - all runs smooth. The tour was extremely interesting and we got to learn about...More
I had expected something more, though I'm not sure what. The guided tour was relatively short, but we got to quietly enter the chambers so often seen in the news, and we got an overview of the UN's activities. Note: The tour web site states...More