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Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island Small Group Tour

4.8 / 5

43 reviews

Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island Small Group Tour

From US$ 70 per person

Experience Liberty Island with the most experience-focused guides in New York. Skip one of the lines and take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty where your guide will tell you only the most interesting things.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Adventure through the old military fort under the Statue and make your way to the top of the pedestal
  • Take in billion-dollar views of New York City, even the outer boroughs and New Jersey if you're actually interested
  • Board a boat to Ellis Island where you can trace the steps of millions of immigrants that flooded into NYC
Full description
Step back in time on an amazing tour of Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. Walk through the park and discuss its significant history with your student guide as you make you way to the old military fort of Castle Clinton. Skip the long lines to take the ferry to Liberty Island, and then enter the pedestal of the statue on arrival. Visit the museum to learn more about the monument and get great views of Manhattan from the deck. Climb aboard another ferry and sail over to Ellis Island, where the first immigrants to arrive in New York in the 19th century were processed. Explore the museum and memorials to get an insight into how America was built on immigration from the Old World. Then, take the ferry back to Manhattan or choose to remain on Ellis Island to relax, eat or look up your family records.
  • Fast-track ferry ticket
  • Limited pedestal ticket
  • Ellis Island museum entrance
  • Student tour guide
  • Guided tour inside the pedestal or museums
  • Tip for the student tour guide
  • 2 locker fee at the pedestal for large bags
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet 15 minutes in advance by the flagpole at Castle Clinton inside Battery Park.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to Covid, there is currently no admission into the Statue of Liberty
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 43 reviews

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We had Jerry as our guide and because the others cancelled, we (me, my boyfriend and inlaws) were the only ones so the tour was extremly good. Jerry showed us the best places for pictures, took pictures for us as Well and made the history about the statue of Liberty interesting for us without turning it into a boring history class. Will recommend Jerry for others who Considers statue of liberty tour.

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March 9, 2020

Phenomenal: I wouldn’t do it any other way!

Wow, we are so glad we spent the extra money to take this tour. The guide made sure to give us all of the relevant and interesting stories and facts, but even more than that: they kept us on time, creating a really efficient experience. Doing it ourselves would be such a waste of time!

June 18, 2019


We have had a fantastic morning with our guide Jerry. A kind, patient boy since we were going with a 7 year old boy who knows the area perfectly. He has taught us many fantastic facts about the Statue of Liberty and the Immigrant Museum. It has saved us a lot of time too, since we were going straight to the most emblematic places. Despite the weather, rain and wind especially, we have enjoyed both visits. Thank you very much Jerry!

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May 18, 2018

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