Come and visit the United Nations in the heart of New York City! Our guided tours offer an exciting opportunity to discover and get a behind-the-scenes view of the Organization at work. All tours start in the Visitors Lobby.
For security reasons, children under 5 years of age are not permitted on tour.
Guided Tours offer an engaging way to explore the United Nations Headquarters:
- Visit the General Assembly Hall and the Security Council Chamber.
- Explore a variety of exhibits grouped under the theme “The United Nations: From War to Development”.
- Learn about how the United Nations addresses issues such as disarmament, peace and security and the Millennium Development Goals.
Due to high level meetings of Heads of State and Government, United Nations Headquarters may sometimes close to the public on very short notice. We regret any inconvenience and wish to assure you that we will do everything possible to reschedule reservations resulting from such closures.
Unfortunately the Audio Tours are no longer offered.
All tours start in the Visitors Lobby. Tickets can be purchased online for guided tours in English. Tickets for tours in English and other languages may also purchased on site at the Cashier’s desk also located in the Visitors Lobby. Unfortunately, children under 5 years of age are not permitted on the tour for security reasons.
Guided tours are available Monday through Friday, 9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
The following prices are applicable to Guided Tours:
- Adults $16.00
- Senior Citizens (60 and older) $11.00
- Students (with valid ID) $11.00
- Children (5-12 years old) $9.00
For security reasons, children under 5 years of age are not permitted on the tours.
Walk-In Ticket Sales
Most tickets for guided tours are sold in-person on a first-come, first-served basis. On peak days, tickets for guided tours may sell out at any time or delays may occur.
Tickets can be purchased at the cashier's desk by cash only, no credit cards are accepted.
Online Ticket Sales
We do reserve a very limited number of tours for online sales. Online tickets are for guided tours in English only, and can be purchased here.
**Please note that only a limited number of tickets can be purchased online, and their availability in no way reflects the availability of walk-in tickets for purchase.
On your guided tour, you will have the opportunity to interact with one of our 24 multilingual tour guides from 15 countries, speaking 12 languages, with up-to-date information about the work of the United Nations.
Tours are offered in the United Nations' official languages (Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian), as well as in other languages such as Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, German, and Korean upon request (based on guides' availability). Call 212-963-7539 on the day you plan to visit for more information.
Group reservations are required for 20 or more persons, and should be made by either e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or by calling: 212-963-4440.
If your group consists of less than 20, a reservation can also be made for a private tour, with a flat fee rate currently at $320 (equivalent to 20 adults). Or you can take a public tour (no reservation required) and pay the corresponding charges, check price chart.
Learn more about Group Reservations of 20 or more persons.