Statue Of Liberty And Ellis Island Tour Including Pedestal Access, Lower Manhattan Sightseeing And 9/11 Museum Entry - New York City

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Get the most out of your time in the Big Apple with a full-day tour that combines three prominent sites of Lower Manhattan and New York Harbor: the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. On a morning ferry tour, you'll enjoy priority boarding, enter the pedestal of Lady Liberty and visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Then take a poignant tour of key 9/11 sites like St Pauls Chapel before visiting the 9/11 Memorial. Finish at the 9/11 Museum, which you'll visit on your own with pre-reserved admission.


  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Meet your guide at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan, site of The Sphere, a metallic sculpture recovered from the rubble of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Hop on the ferry with priority boarding, and enjoy the ride to Liberty Island during this quieter time of day.

When you arrive, your guide tailors the commentary and pace of your tour to suit your group. Discover how the Statue of Liberty was created, and learn what the iconic landmark has in common with the Eiffel Tower. Then walk the 215 steps to access the pedestal of Lady Liberty to enjoy postcard views over Manhattan.

Back on the ferry, make the short journey to Ellis Island, the historic immigration center for more than 12 million immigrants to the US from 1892 until 1954. Enter the restored Great Hall of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, where your guide points out the Stairs of Separation.

You have about 2.5 hours of free time here to explore the museums interactive displays independently; then return to Lower Manhattan on your own by ferry to grab lunch before meeting back up with your guide at Battery Park (lunch is at your own expense).

Start the afternoon portion of your tour by walking with your guide to St Pauls Chapel, where friends and family members gathered to hear news of loved ones and offer support after the September 11 attacks on the Twin Towers. Visit the church to see a more personal side of 9/11.

Then follow your guide to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, located at the site of the former World Trade Center. Stop by the 9/11 Memorials two reflecting pools, built in the footprints of the towers. Youll hear stories of heroism and tragedy at the Fireman's Memorial, view the exterior of Freedom Tower and see the fascinating Survivor Tree, whose rehabilitation and rebirth has become a symbol of resilience for New Yorkers.

The last stop of your tour is best experienced on your own: the 9/11 Memorial Museum. With a pre-reserved ticket, you wont wait in line, so say goodbye to your guide and head straight inside to view exhibits at a pace that suits you. At least one hour is recommended for your self-guided visit.

At the memorial exhibition, view personal artifacts, archival documents and memorabilia, and hear harrowing first-person accounts of the events. You can also see a 3-part historical exhibition with multimedia displays that examine what led up to the attacks and reveal the aftermath, including stories of reckoning and recovery.

Inclusions for Statue Of Liberty And Ellis Island Tour Including Pedestal Access, Lower Manhattan Sightseeing And 9/11 Museum Entry

  • Entrance fees to Statue of Liberty pedestal and 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • Round-trip ferry ride
  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Statue Of Liberty And Ellis Island Tour Including Pedestal Access, Lower Manhattan Sightseeing And 9/11 Museum Entry

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Locker rental on Liberty Island
  • Transfers between Statue and 9/11 tours

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

Visitors are required to pass through airport-style security to enter both the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 Museum

Backpacks, strollers and other large items must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island; these lockers are available for $2 each

Large items will be checked in the coatroom at the 9/11 Museum

Note: When you return to Battery Park on the ferry, you must make your own way to the meeting location for the afternoon portion of the tour

Not wheelchair accessible

Please be aware that the Statue of Liberty pedestal access requires a 215-step climb, with no elevator access

Please note this tour does not include a visit to the Statue of Liberty's Crown, due to security measures in place by the National Park Services who manage the Statue of Liberty

It is important to be on time for this tour due to ferry schedules. The ferry does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions; when this occurs, an alternative option is provided.

St Paul's Chapel is closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays for renovations for the forseeable future and may also be closed on other dates. On the days when St. Paul's Chapel is closed, we will tour the grounds and substitute our inside visit for additional sites important to the events of 9/11 but not normally covered on the tour. 

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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  • Great Tour and very knowlegable directors.

  • This tour was awesome and definitely well worth it! It was a nice small group. The tour guide AMANDA was excellent! She was extremely knowledgeable and provided amazing stories and facts. I really like how the tour went with the morning at the Statue of Liberty.

  • Rob was great. I learned a lot.

  • Rob was great. It was easy to find the meeting places. Wear comfortable shoes, it is a lot of walking.

  • It was a perfect birds eye view of NY!

  • The part of the trip which took in the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island was fantastic. Danny was a very knowledgeable guide, included everybody in his message, answered all questions about the history, form and function of the Statue and Ellis Island. We completed that part of the trip feeling enlightened, informed and satisfied.

    The second part of the trip under the guidance of Kristen was a huge disappointment and we felt we had been misled. Sure the tour started at St Paul's church and as this was one of the closest buildings to the 09/11 site it was relevant. We were then taken to shopping malls which had been developed since the 9/11 event and were told all about the cost of re-development, the type of shops which were now present, the value of apartments in the Brookfield site and how J-Z got his name. We did not understand what this had to do with what happened on 09/1 other than that the city of New York should be grateful to Al-Qaeda for giving a few billionaire construction companies the opportunity to make vast wealth out of the tragedy. It was tactless and disrespectful to the victims. The tour finally presented us at the 9/11 museum at 16:45. We had dinner arrangements so we tried to exchange our tickets for the next day. This was not possible as we had booked them through a third party, we then shelled out another 96 to visit the museum on the next day. Having then visited the museum on the Sunday we knew that it would be impossible to do justice to the display in the short time allocated to us in the original schedule. The museum is a moving catalogue of heroism and tragedy, very poignant in place and uplifting in others.

    The consequence of us having to re-visit the site was such that we had to pay for fresh tickets and we also missed the opportunity to visit other sites in the city. Your tour is a misrepresentation of the facts, there should have been more time spent at the site of the Twin Towers and much less time spent fawning over the 'exciting new retail opportunities' which 09/11 created for the city and a few Manhattan socialites.


  • Interesting and educational tour with Mark, a great guide. Well worth the money

  • Rob was an excellent tour guide! His knowledge was extensive and he made the tour very enjoyable. He shared some of his personal family history, which was a very nice touch. The tour covers all of the main points at a comfortable pace. I highly recommend this tour!

  • We booked, Statue of Liberty Tour with Pedestal access, Ellis Island and The 9/11 museum. We had the same guide, Sandra, for all three tours. In the morning, she was very informative and spoke loud enough so all in the tour group could hear. We thought she was excellent.
    We met at 3:00 in the afternoon to begin our 9/11 Museum tour, much to our dismay, we walked around for 2 hours, before we reached the museum. We DID NOT sign up for a walking tour in the afternoon. One member of our group. has foot issues, which makes it difficult to keep up a strong pace. The guide never adjusted her pace to make sure everyone was with her, at one point 6 of us were left behind. If we had known that we would not be at the museum until 5:00, we would not have booked this tour. Very disappointing. Would not recommend, the description was misleading.

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