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United Nations Headquarters

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Address: 405 East 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212-963-8687
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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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You need to show up an hour before your tour, register first and get your pass then go through security, then register again and finally you. Can attend your tour. There were not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You need to show up an hour before your tour, register first and get your pass then go through security, then register again and finally you. Can attend your tour. There were not that many tourists when we went so everything went smoothly, however it was not clear where to go or where to wait as there were practically no... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had time to spare on a visit to NYC and booked a tour of the UN. it was awesome. I really enjoyed it. the cost was $18 and well worth it. The tour lasted one hour, we had an excellent tour guide who know so much and offered great insights into the workings of the UN. we visited the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

U need to go to the visitor centre to collect a label which bear your name n a photo taken immediately by the officer. Must be there one hour in advance to go through airport type security check. There is a guided tour according to the time u booked. There is also different language tours. The tour actually take u... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a group tour a couple months in advance - everything went smoothly, even though our Austrian guide wasn't particularly friendly. Remember to take your passport with you - you can get it stamped!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a fantastic experience to visit seat of world unity, UNO Headquarters in NYC. One of the must do tour if you visit this world capital. The tour allow you to go inside the main hall where general conference of UNO members are held. There is s photo museum that can take you down memory lane to number of... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Web site stated that all on-line tickets had been sold for days in advance but some are available on the day. We got there at 1100, an hour after opening. Very short que for tickets and plenty available. Anyone remotely interested in globalisation, the world news or humanitarian issues ... This tour is an absolute must. Really informative and next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My son insisted that we visit the UN while we were on vacation in NYC. I wasn't too excited at first but turned out to be pretty good! You should sign up ahead of time on their website to be sure you get the time slot you want. You'll need to arrive at least half hour earlier since you will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Big, comfortable beds. Breakfast was good but can get crowded if you go around 9/9:30am and it can be hard to find a table. Rooms are small but have nearly everything you need. I would stay there again.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a tour in advance (they sell out) for my sons (ages 9 and 11) and me. They offer tours in English, Mandarin, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Japanese, and other languages. Be sure to select the correct language tour you are interested in. The tour instructions suggested we arrive one hour in advance of our tour, which we did. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We passed the UN building and decided to try and get in. You can only really see the UN by taking the tour. The tour is about 1.5 hour, informative and a great surprise! Even our 2 teen daughters with shopping on their minds, enjoyed themselves very much.

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