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Visitors can learn about the UN's peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts by touring the complex, even when it is in session. Important notice: Because of the new public access regulations and limitations starting June 2013, please also note that tour...more
405 E 42nd St, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507
+1 212-963-4475
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First, the website is user friendly and is simple to make reservations (which is essential). The site states arriving an hour before your time to deal with "security". This is not just a friendly tip. There are several parking garages in a couple of blocks...More

Thank tosl
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took a tour today at the United Nations, and came away with a much broader understanding of what this organization is all about. The tour guide we had was perfect, and within the hour tour, she provided the group with a great deal of information....More

Thank Travel50StatesUSA
Reviewed 6 days ago

Make a reservation to have lunch in the UN dining room. Wonderful experience. Good food, view of the East River and dining with UN dignitaries from all over the world.

Thank sdah2008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Geneva, you must book a tour of the United Nations headquarters. The entrance for tour tickets is not at the front entrance so make sure to give yourself enough time to walk to the back end of the property, and get there early...More

Thank Olivy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a popular place for world visitors so I suggest you arrive early in the day if you're interested in a tour. Bring your passport and check in across the street first. Your picture will be taken and added to a badge that you must...More

1  Thank SoCalMare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took this tour and thought it was the best thing I did in NYC. The guide was excellent and seeing the inside of this building and what it's purpose was, was so interesting. It was quite unorganized trying to gain access with no queuing...More

Thank Sharanne F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, if you are not working or a formal visitor the UN tour is the only way to get into the UN HQ building. You need to book ahead online in order so assure your places, and they are limited apparently. We booked ours about...More

Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the United Nations many times (conference and tours) because I coordinate student activities, but never thought about writing a review (lazy me). Some of the tips I feel worth sharing: 1. Try to be there one hour in advance as they...More

Thank Levic79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to see the UN and had not booked a tour. We knew we would have to get a security pass before going in, but weren't sure exactly where that was. On an extremely hot day we arrived at the 42nd street end and...More

Thank DRCsydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My advice is book online prior to going, so many in the que had not and would have ended waiting a long time. Great guide with huge knowledge. Inspiring work. The Nagasaki and Hiroshima exhibit stops you in your tracks - as it did many...More

1  Thank ewanb99
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Ann M
12 June 2018|
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Response from DeKokkies | Reviewed this property |
You really should be there as indicated as you’ll need to first collect your entry pass which took some time when we went and after, go through security.
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13 April 2018|
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Response from Tamanna M | Reviewed this property |
I think you would be able to go in for sure; may not be open for a long duration of time, usually, tours move from room to room and don't allow you to deviate from the group
Gayle S
19 February 2018|
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Response from MAUREEN M | Reviewed this property |
The official tour is most interesting. You go to places you can only visit with a guide. It takes about a hour and we enjoyed it very much. Fascinating info.