United Nations Group Tours

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New York City is a city of many cultures, so it seems natural that the headquarters of the world’s largest international governing body should be located in this city of great cultural diversity. The United Nations offers tours of its headquarters that show visitors the history and operations of the organization.

Multilingual Audio and Guided Tours

Group tours take place from Monday through Friday from 9:45 am to 4:45 am, and last from 45 minutes to one hour. The site is equipped with twenty—four multilingual tour guides who speak seventeen languages. Tours are offered in Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian. Tours in Italian, Japanese, German, Korean and other languages are also available.

In addition to a coffee shop and two gift shops, the United Nations makes and issues its own stamps. To purchase UN Stamps, go to the United Nations Postal Administration Sales Counter in the lower level of the Visitors Lobby. You can also make a UN stamp with your image on it at the Personalized Stamp Shop, also located in the Visitors Lobby.

If you would like to learn more about the agencies of the United Nations, specialized tours are available from the Speakers Bureau, offering customized lectures, videoconferences, and outside speaking engagements. Specialized tour topics include:

  • Human Rights
  • Peace and Security
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Social Development

If you are traveling with a group of fifteen individuals or less, you can request a group tour for a flat rate of $240. The group tour requires a prior reservation, while the general admission United Nations tour does not. While you’re there, don’t forget to admire the free art exhibits in the United Nations Headquarters building— the photographic and multimedia displays depict somber themes relevant to current global issues, such as child soldiers and global warming.

Where to Buy It

There are a number of ways you can enjoy admission to this attraction.

1. Purchase a ticket from the United Nations when you get there.

2. Purchase a ticket online.