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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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405 E 42nd St, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a lovely young woman from South Korea conduct our tour. It was challenging for her as our tour consisted of English speaking people as diverse as the UN itself who asked her politically loaded questions and offered editorial comments on various topics. Through...More

Thank michele49johns
Reviewed 3 days ago

The check-in process was horrid. Bought tickets online but an hour standing "outside" in heavy rain in a relatively short line to get photo taken/wristbands. Many visitors waited in a "fake" line under canopy at UN entrance as they did not know that only ONE...More

Thank danielh318
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour showed us around the building and the assembly rooms. It gave a good insight into the workings of the UN and it's relevance today. Our guide was well informed and open to questions.

Thank peterman9
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's necessary to book the tour in advance and then show up an hour early to go through the security check, but it's definitely worth it. It was definitely the highlight of my most recent NYC visit. Our tour guide was extremely well-informed, thoughtful and...More

Thank rocket917
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed the afternoon at the United Nations. It is largely ignored by most New Yorkers. It wasn't always like that. During the Cold War, the UN was the scene of both interesting and startling events. I recall the amazement of Khrushchev taking off his...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting my step daughter and her husband we had the benefit of a private tour as she works there. We managed to visit all the chambers including the General Assembly and found the information fascinating. We were also lucky to have access to the whole...More

Thank KJBMTB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting tour that make u think about every decision that is made concerning the planet, people,... Greatly presented, nice images and in depth explanation. Book beforehand due to popularity. Worth it!

Thank WesleyV730
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the world nations in one place, A good opportunity to reflect on our humanity. A must to understand better the goals and actions of this organization. The guided tour is more informative.

Thank Abybah T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The UN Building is another one of those iconic structures that NYC is noted for. Take the tour and go behind the scenes to learn about the significance of each major room as well as what countries contributed what to the structure. Walk the plaza...More

Thank Gene M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a tour at the UN and it was worth to wait for it. The guide was incredible smart and gave us a very good view from the work of the UN. The group was not too big and we always got the chance...More

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Ann M
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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April 12, 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
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Gayle S
February 18, 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.
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