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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

1. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

Hop on board the ferry and enjoy a self-guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Visit Liberty Island, explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and learn fascinating facts as you go. Begin your experience by departing from Liberty State Park, located in Jersey City, NJ, easily accessible by car. Once you arrive at the meeting point, bypass the ticket line with your pre-purchased ticket. Board the ferry and see the impressive views of Lady Liberty and the NYC skyline. Take note of the ferry's return times to plan your day. Your ticket gives you access to explore two attractions: Ellis Island and Liberty Island (with the Statue of Liberty). On arrival to Ellis Island, pick up your multilingual audio guide at the Immigration Museum. Then, explore what was America’s busiest immigration station for over 62 years. Walk in the footsteps of millions of people from all around the globe who passed through here looking for a new beginning and a new life for their families in America. With access to the American Family Immigration History Center's records, you can search all ship manifests that came through Ellis Island. Use this unique experience to research your family history. Once you're ready to discover Liberty Island, drop off your audio guide and return to the ferry. Upon arrival on Liberty Island, pick up your multilingual audio guide to start exploring the history of the Statue of Liberty. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy a special narration of this self-guided tour. When you are finished, return to the ferry and make your way back to your original departure point.

New York City: Skyline at Night Tour

2. New York City: Skyline at Night Tour

Join a night of spectacular panoramic views of the legendary New York City. This night tour is designed to fascinate all visitors - history, movie and photography buffs alike. Take this opportunity to experience the incredible panoramic views from New York tourism's best-kept secret, New Jersey’s waterfront. Then, tickle your palate with one of America’s best and well-known pastries at Carlo’s Bakery. Along your adventure, you will be introduced to the city of Frank Sinatra, the Statue of Liberty and the Empty Sky Memorial. Your night tour will take place during the twilight hours when the city's famous skyline comes to life with millions of lights flickering all around you. Visitors report feeling chills, being in complete awe and feeling speechless when standing in front of Manhattan’s magnificent panoramic views and the most iconic symbol of freedom. Bring your camera and be ready to be amazed!

New York City: Central Park Guided Pedicab Tour

3. New York City: Central Park Guided Pedicab Tour

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of New York City with an hour-long pedicab tour in Central Park. Cruise around the park, discovering its history and significance in the city. Your guide will provide historical information and fun facts about the iconic park. See the oldest carousel in the city, Strawberry Fields and Dakota building, Bow bridge, Pilgrim Hill, amongst other places of historical significance.  For movie lovers, spot some filming locations from famous movies and TV series. See the Bridge from the movie Elf, Bethseda Fountain featured in Home Alone 2, and the remote control boats from Stuart Little. Capture your celebrity moments with numerous photo opportunities the famous spots you will see.

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What people are saying about New Jersey

This worked exactly as described: ferry to Statue of Liberty, explore the island on your own or with the audio tour, hop back on a ferry when you're ready, and then take the second ferry to Ellis Island. We spent much more time at Ellis Island due to the extensive exhibits. When you're ready to leave, line up for the ferry back to your departure point. Very smooth and easy.

Great trip , very efficient ferry journeys too . We opted for a free 30 minute tour on liberty island by a very good Park Ranger Gordon He was extremely informative and made the short tour very interesting. Ellis island was great too lots of info in the museum, definitely good for anyone with ancestors who came to USA through NY .

The crossing is fast but the boat does a good tour in front of the statue to ensure you beautiful souvenir photos. The views of NY are incredible (obviously) and it's very nice to take all the time you want to visit Liberty Island and Ellis Island. A must! :)

It was fantastic!!! The places that we visited were amazing, the best views of New York and Marian made the trip very interesting with all the information and details provided. I'd strongly recomend it if you want feel in love with New York!!

Frequent ferries allowed us to go earlier than planned once we got to Battery Park. Very convenient.