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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

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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.

Highlights
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Customer Reviews
  • Gerard M
    June 2017

    Excellent guide
    who gave detailed information.

  • Kathleen C
    June 2017

    Sara, our guide, was the best ever. She was informative, interesting and often, funny. She made everyone feel welcome and attended to our every need or question. Thanks Sara for an awesome day!

  • phil
    June 2017

    We had a great time as always with a Viator endorsed tour. Our guide was fun and informative. We had been to NYC many times but never made the effort to see Lady Liberty or the history of Ellis Island. So glad we did both. We added our own ala carte 911 Memorial and Museum to the day along with local Pizza for lunch in between. We would so recommend this trip to all. Side note: I botched the date of the trip and was off by 24 hours. The tour operator fit us in to the group and salvaged what could have been a Valentine's Day catastrophe for yours truly. Book through Viator, you won't regret it!

Product Details
Inclusions
  • 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
  • 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
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

Battery Park, New York

Departure Time and Comments

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Duration

4 hours

Return Details

Concludes at Ellis Island. You may take the ferry back to Battery Park at your leisure

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