Meet your tour guide in the heart of Times Square and board your Statue of Liberty Express tour bus to the Statue of Liberty located in Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. Your tour guide will escort you to an express VIP reserve ferry line to board the Statue of Liberty ferry boat. Enjoy early access to Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty Pedestal and the Pedestal Museum before the Island get crowded. Your tour will be of the grounds of the statue unless you opt for the pedestal access upgrade.
Once you complete tour of Liberty Island, your guide will escort you to the Ellis Island Ferry where you will see the Ellis Island museum which opened in 1892 as a federal immigration state for more than 60 years before closing in 1954. Millions of immigrants passed through the station during that time; it is thought that at least 40% of all current United States citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island. You will receive some individual time to trace a family member at the museum.
You will return with your guide on the ferry back to Battery Park where you will be escorted through the memorials and fixtures over to the 911 Memorial. You will then board your Statue of Liberty Express bus back to Midtown Manhattan.