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

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Overview

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.

Highlights

  • 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. You’ll 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 landmark’s 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)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

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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  • Awesome tour with awesome tour guide!

  • The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are a must see when visiting New York. The guided tour with the knowledgeable and enthusiastic Nathan and Remmy was amazing. They really did a great job at highlighting what makes these landmarks so historic and such a terrific symbol of the country itself.

  • Great tour and rachel the guide is so funny and knows everything thanks we had a great time;-)

  • I would highly recommend this tour and especially our wonderful tour guides Josh and Cassidy. All of the facts that were shared about each aspect of the tour were so informative. Josh, as the primary guide, was entertaining and kept us all together and organized. He was very clear on setting time boundaries and there was always plenty of time to wander on our own. He was so entertaining with certain facts and you felt his deep respect for those who traveled through Ellis Island
    Cassidy definitely expressed extensive knowledge on the Statue of Liberty and learned so much about how that beautiful Lady came to America too.

  • We did the 0830 am tour so we beat the big crowds. Well worth the price to have a guide explaining things as we went...and Rachel was wonderful! She kept us entertained as we moved through the tour and made sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying themselves. Loved the stories she incorporated in the tour to bring these historic landmarks to life. Highly recommend!

  • What a fabulous experience we had with Sara at Lady Li berty and Ellis Island. From the onset she engaged with us taking the trouble to find out where each individual couple were from and telling us a little about herself. The whole tour was a delight she was so enthusiastic and passionate about the history of Liberty and Ellis and made it so interesting as if you were indeed a person arriving for the first time in the USA and sailing past Liberty to hope and pray you were accepted to stay in the USA. She went beyond what was expected and even took the time to lay on the floor at the foot of liberty and take every couples photograph individually. A complete star thank you so much Sara

  • AWESOME TOUR ...LOVED IT.

  • Very good tour the right balance of information and length of time on the tour with a very friendly and helpful guide.

  • Must see sites in the USA

  • Our tour guide Rachel was amazing!!! Very knowledgeable and compassionate on all aspects of the tour!!! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone especially if Rachel was the tour guide!!!

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