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Address: 405 East 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212-963-8687
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Description: Visitors can learn about the UN's peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts by...
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 tickets will NOT be sold on premises and a guided tour ticket for visitors is required to enter the UN Headquarters.
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Small-Group Walking Tour of New York City Architecture

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You get to see all the council rooms, learn about their architecture. You also learn a bit about the UN and its mission and see some of the gifts given to the UN by different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Marina V
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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Clearwater, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I had a really good time, lots of great art. I think they should also add more tours to their schedule. It was smaller than I imagined.

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Beaver Bank, N.S.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I went on a tour many years ago and I decided to book another while in NYC. I purchased tickets through the UN's website a few weeks before leaving and they were emailed to me the same day. When we arrived we walked straight into security, presented our tickets and made out way inside. Our tour time was at 10:15... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There are art exhibits, coffee shops, meeting rooms, lots of guards, efficient people. Be sure to check out the new Bookstore before buying stuff at the basement souvenir kiosk. The bookstore has higher quality items. Unique. A White House Lego kit. Cool.

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Rome, Italy
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The place where delegates from all over the world come and meet to discuss our future. Interesting cafeteria at ground floor. Try to have lunch at "Delegates Restaurant" (reservation needed). Often fantastic view of East River

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Our tour of the United Nations building came about not by planning but due to a walk back from another location in New York City while we were visiting, with my wife and I simply coming upon the building. We were glad that we did take the time to visit this historic edifice as the tour was very informative. The... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I last did a tour of the UN building in NY back in 2006 and I have to say the quality of the tour guides seems to have deteriorated since then. Our tour guide reassured us at the beginning of the tour that there would be plenty of time to take pictures but she whipped us round the place leaving... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We came here on a recommendation, and were pleased we did. Although the tour guide was like warm (and struggled with some questions), we did learn a lot about the UN, it's founding and how it operates. As part of the tour we were able to go in to a few of the council chambers, one was sitting at the... More 

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Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I made the journey down to the United Nations because I've always had a strong passion for the affairs of countries etc. However, on the day I chose to go, the security guard told me that there was no entry as the building was closed for the day. After reading other reviews, I wish I had made the journey back... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went there and could visit the rooms where the councils take place,we arrived kind of half an hour early so we could walk around the place before the guided visit.From the guards to the guide everyone very nice!I have bought in advance on their site.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You get to see all the council rooms, learn about their architecture. You also learn a bit about the UN and its mission and see some of the gifts given to the UN by different countries. Tour cost $20 in Jan 2015, we bought it on site.

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