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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
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Enlightening, interesting tour of the UN building. You get a chance to see the different council chambers and the main assembly hall. Our tour guide was very good, some nice exhibits before the tour too

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MancMan78
Reviewed 2 days ago

I live nera the UN and have walked by it many times. I had also read a lot about it so that when friends visited me, I could answer their questions. Nonetheless, the tour was chock full of intereserting facts that I had not heard...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ross R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve been to NY 100 times or more and never visited the UN. Finally we did it and went with our kids, 9 & 12. It was great. We learned so much and completely enjoyed viewing the Security Council and the General Assembly halls. It...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Thegoodegg
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great tour,a must see when you are in NYC. Our guide is very knowledable and went through details history with us during the tour.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Annette L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had been promising ourselves a visit to the UN building every time we went to New York but never managed it until this visit. We booked our tickets before we left the UK and this process was extremely easy. We arrived and booked in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AlanwManchester_UK
Reviewed 4 days ago

All three enjoyed it. The guide imparted a lot of information as to the workings of the UN and guided them to various areas of interest. Of particular note was the structure of the building itself. It has stood the test of time and holds...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the UN with 2 daus yest aged 12 & 17. Unfortunately the tour guide, though lovely, spoke english with a very significant Asian accent and was hard for all of us to understand. My younger daughter really struggled to understand and she...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Stephanie7171family
Reviewed 1 week ago

The UN tour was extremely informative and exciting. Our tour guide was well informed about the organisation and provided us with lots of useful information. We were taken to five out of the six principal organ offices of the UN. Moreover, the souvenir shop at...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank abizer2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a tour of the united nations in advance. You need to arrive about an hour in advance to go through security. One of your party needs to take photo ID to an office across the street from the UN, have their photo taken...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RIchard035
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in NYC, and have at least half a day on hand, do not miss to take a guided tour of the UN.

Date of experience: August 2019
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MrWorldTraveler
3 July 2019|
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Response from Nellieoj94 | Reviewed this property |
I booked ours online.They have tours every 15 mins. You have to arrive an hour early to get "clearance". Bring ids
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LisaSamurai
1 July 2019|
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Response from Steve-and-Andie | Reviewed this property |
Walk a few blocks down 42nd Street to Grand Central Terminal...well worth a visit
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Kelly A
27 June 2019|
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Response from Opaldog | Reviewed this property |
There is a stated dress code. We dressed in summer pants and tops with short sleeves. That said there were people in suits and people in shorts as well.
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