Statue Of Liberty And Ellis Island Guided Tour - New York City

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Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple, especially for first-timers. On this 3.5-hour guided tour, you get priority boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Tour Lady Liberty's turf before heading inside the pedestal for another perspective from observation decks. Then hop the ferry to Ellis Island and learn about the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hope of living the American dream.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Meet your guide at Castle Clinton, a former fort inside Battery Park in Manhattan, to hop on the ferry to Liberty Island. Youll bypass the lines with priority boarding, allowing you more time to enjoy historical facts about the Statue of Liberty National Monument and learn why it is a symbol of freedom for some many people worldwide.

Admire the New York City skyline as you disembark on Liberty Island and explore the grounds on a guided tour. Your ticket grants you access to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, which features several observation levels and a museum with exhibits on the iconic landmarks construction and architecture.

Afterward, board the ferry to Ellis Island and listen as your guide shares information about this historical gateway to America.

Upon arrival, tour the grounds and spend time at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Inside the restored Great Hall, hear stories about the former federal immigration station that processed more than 12 million immigrants from its opening in 1892 until closing in 1954. You'll also learn how US citizens can trace their ancestors here.

You are on your own for the remainder of the visit, staying as long as you want before you return to Manhattan.

Please note the 8:30am tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.

Inclusions for Statue Of Liberty And Ellis Island Guided Tour

  • Early Reserve line access to board the ferry to save time at departure
  • Access to Pedestal Museum at Liberty Island and the Museum at Ellis Island
  • Round-trip ferry ticket
  • Expert guide

Exclusions for Statue Of Liberty And Ellis Island Guided Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $2.00)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. The tour departs promptly and if late, you will NOT be able to catch up and will miss the tour. There are no refunds for missing the tour.

Please note the 8:30am tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.

The guided portion of the tour is approximately 4-hours, however it is recommended to allow at least 1 additional hour to fully experience Ellis Island. Return to Battery Park is at the participants own leisure

Food available for purchase on the ferry, at the Statue of Liberty, and on Ellis Island

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Security screening will take place prior to entering the ferry. Visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening.

Backpacks, strollers and other large items must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island. These lockers are available for $2.00 per locker. This fee is not included

This tour is not wheelchair accessible

Photographs are permitted, tripods and monopods are prohibited

Children 3 and under free with paid adult ticket

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Late post - Sophia was our tour guide and yes we can still remember her name 6 months later, she was exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly. We did the early tour and would recommend this as less crowded. We loved this tour, Sophia made it an amazing day. :

  • This tour was beyond amazing! The tour guide was amazing!

  • Really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide we had was excellent.

  • a little bit to fast

  • It was an awesome tour! Zach made the stories come alive. You could literally relive history with his narratives.

  • We loved the tour! It was very informative!

  • Great way to spend a Sunday - even in winter! Lovely and warm inside, good food and plenty of it, accompanied by free flowing mimosas. Friendly staff and a very good jazz band.

  • One of the highlights of my New York visit. Highly recommended tour

  • A terrific day with a wonderful guide.
    We enjoyed every minute and highly recommend this tour.
    Many thanks

  • Very uninformative, our tour guide was lovely.

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