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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
Midtown East
+1 212-963-4475
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This tour far exceeded our expectations- we loved it. Great learning experience and pretty awe inspiring to be in the various chambers. Our guide was so knowledgeable and the kids actually wanted to learn and continue the dialogue. Highly recommend for pre-teen and up. Not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent visit and tour. Very reasonably priced. A good place to visit on a snowy day in New York. Got the security stickers from the office over the road and then went straight in after security. No queuing for anything. Tour was very informative with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bird280
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was in NYC for business, so I decided to book a tour at the United Nations while I was in town. What a great experience it was! Some of the security/front desk staf fwere a little rude, but the tour itself was amazing! My...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarissaGlassman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the disappointment of the General Assembly chamber being semi-closed (they were setting up for an event - we were allowed to walk in and out but not to stop and take pictures) I was glad to have done the UN tour. Our guide Oliver...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little tour...not too long , very informative without being boring and you get to see all the good stuff ! Excellent exhibition in the foyer when we visited... We booked in advance - registration process is straightforward.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Neil W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tour of the UN gives you an introduction to the international body in a positive, idealistic atmosphere, and a chance to see some of the impressive meet spaces like the General Assembly and Security Council, and view some of the art on display. An...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brian R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whatever your opinion of the UN, you need to visit their HQ. You can visit in your own language, it is rich is history and you can see various pieces of art/furniture donated by the various countries. And providing there is no meeting, you can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pgjb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a museum-goer and thought I knew about the United Nations. Until I took the tour. There is so much more than one learns in school. It was inspiring! And the art inside the bulding is wonderful! For the math/science people, they even...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CorvusConnie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend coming here and having a tour, it is cool to learn about the building and the UN. The procedures are interesting and it is great to see the building where it all happens.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 95nikop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will need reservations for this tour, but it is well worth it. My teenager loved the tour and we learned so much. The tour guide was so informative, there is a UN post office where you can send yourself a postcard with a special...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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February 10, 2019|
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Easy to buy tickets at the site. If you are using Microsoft Edge that could be the problem as many of the online merchants won't work with it. Use Firefox or Chrome and that may help.
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January 30, 2019|
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It serves as an international forum to discuss issues of member states. The General Assembly and The Security Council are housed within the UN building. There are other bodies like UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF etc which help to... More
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June 11, 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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Gym facilities in Manhattan area (6 Replies)
Since I'll be in NYC for 2 weeks, I need to hit the gym a few times while I"m there. Need a weight room with sufficient weights, dumbells, benches, and machines. Can someone point me in the right direction? Prefably one by central park and one by United Nations.
June 08, 2010|
Response fromRassi|
There are fitness centers all over New York City. Did you try Googling?
Tudors at the United Nations (2 Replies)
I was just wondering if anyone has ever stayed here. Is this a nice centrally located hotel? We got it for $99 a night through Hotwire.
March 19, 2010|
Response fromkateoz|
It's a very good location near to Grand Central and the UN. You can walk to Times Square, the NY Public Library, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Macy's. And get the subway everywhere else.
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Best breakfast place by United Nations?? (1 Reply)
We are staying at the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel (44th btw 1st & 2nd) in a few weeks and are looking for a few good breakfast spots. Was hoping to find at least one with a view of the river. Also was hoping to find a reasonably priced place with good food. Thanks in advance
April 24, 2010|