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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

Overview
Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple. On this guided tour, you get boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Visit the grounds of Liberty Island and go inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. 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.

For the comprehensive 4 hour option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island.

For the Express 2 hour option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own.

For the Essential 30 minute tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island.

With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.
City: New York City
Wed 26 Jun
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Starting at $44.00
Wed 26 Jun
Starting at $44.00
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What's Included
Access to the new Liberty Island Museum
Expert English speaking guide
Access to the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
Round trip ferry ticket for Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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 earliest time tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.
  • The guided portion of the tour is approximately either 0.5, 2 or 4 hours.
  • 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.
  • Photographs are permitted, but tripods and monopods are prohibited.
  • Children 3 and under free with paid adult ticket.
  • Guides are wearing orange hats AND/OR blue shirts or jackets.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks are currently required at the security station and are necessary to pass through security.
What To Expect
1
Battery Park
See the old fortress that once was a theater and immigration center
2
Statue of Liberty
Enjoy a guided tour of Liberty Island as well as access to the new Statue of Liberty Museum!
3
Ellis Island
Enjoy a guided tour of the Ellis Island grounds!
4
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Guests will have access to the Immigration Museum. The tour ends on Ellis Island so guests can spend longer in the museum if they wish.
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Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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Reviews (1000)
merose82
Dec 2022
Alex Parrish is an incredible tour guide. You can tell that he truly loves the history and the story of the the Statue of Liberty as well as Ellis Island. He spoke clearly and concisely which I appreciate. It was FREEZING cold outside but we stuck it out with Alex because he did such a great job and kept it interesting. The only thing I’d say is the tour company itself (not Alex) needs to make it clear at the time of booking that this is a 2 hour tour of Liberty Island BUT when boarding the boat and getting to to island takes 1 hour of that time, and you still want to see Ellis Island after (without your guide) it’s really about 3.5 hours or so and we rushed our un-guided part. I made a 2:30 ticket reservation for the 9/11 memorial museum and we were a half hour late. Maybe inexperience around how long transportation etc takes in NYC but wouldn’t it be safe to assume that most tourists are quite possibly inexperienced? Any of you keep that note in mind, I’d highly recommend and I’d look for Alex Parrish.
shay l
Dec 2022
Charlie was an excellent host. He was knowledgeable about the history of the city and made our time very memorable. My son and I bumped into him after the tour and he continued to give us great insight to the city while we walked. Looking forward to our next trip.
Salvador_C
Dec 2022
We did the 30 minute tour guide and the guy did a great job in summarizing the highlights/history for the trip. There’s coffee and snacks for sale in the ferry and there are restrooms in the ferry and the islands for use. We had a great experience!

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