Guided tour

Statue of Liberty: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Statue of Liberty: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

From US$ 64.99 per person

Experience the Statue of Liberty with a knowledgeable guide so you save time and get more from your experience. Reserve your spot now and skip the long ticket lines the day of your visit.

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
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 3.5 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Optional audio guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group available


  • Travel on the Liberty Island ferry with reserved time tickets
  • Enjoy a fully narrated and guided tour of the Statue of Liberty
  • Upgrade to the VIP Experience and enjoy a small group, live guide, and personal headset radio on Ellis Island
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Enjoy your visit to an iconic monument on this guided tour to the Statue of Liberty. Experience the beautiful panoramic views of the New York City skyline, which includes the Brooklyn Bridge, The Empire State Building, and more.  Benefit from the experience and knowledge of your guide as they navigate you through the two mandatory security screenings. Immerse yourself in the experience and enjoy the entertaining and informative stories that they will share, bringing your experience to life.  After, head to Ellis Island, home to America’s Immigration Museum and the spot where tens of millions of immigrants took their first steps toward becoming Americans and setting out in pursuit of the American dream. Your visit to Ellis Island will take you through their journey, as you experience each step of their inspections and examinations like the Great Hall, Stairs of Separation, and the Kissing Post.
  • Reserved time ferry ticket
  • Round-trip ferry service
  • Admission to Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Admission to Ellis Island and The National Museum of Immigration
  • Live guided tour at the Statue of Liberty
  • Live guided tour of the grounds at Ellis Island
  • Admission to Ellis Island Immigration Museum with self-guided audio tour included.
  • Pedestal or crown access
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • 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)

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Meeting point

One Battery Park Plaza New York City Cross streets: State Street and Pearl Street Meet on the plaza outside Starbucks. There are several in the area so be sure it is the one listed here. Please do not enter Battery Park. Proceed directly to the meeting location above where your guide will be waiting for you with your tickets. If you are having difficulty finding the meeting location on the morning of the tour please call for assistance as soon as possible. Directions to the departure location: There are several options via the NYC Subway. Option A: Take the #4 or #5 train to Bowling Green station. Option B: Take The R train to Whitehall Street. Option C: Take the #1 train to South Ferry (last stop).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The total tour time is approximately 3 to 3.5 hours.
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions unless ferry service is suspended or canceled due to dangerous conditions
  • Please check the weather and dress accordingly
  • If the tour is canceled due to weather conditions, customers will have the chance to re-book, pending availability, or receive a full refund
  • Please note that waiting times will be longer for later start times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 920 reviews

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Patrick was a great tour guide and really well informed on the history of all the islands (Liberty, Ellis, all the boroughs). I’m a New York native and I learned some new information on the tour. He took great photos of the group. This was my birthday celebration and I had a wonderful time. Thanks Patrick!

March 1, 2020

The tour to Liberty Island takes three hours and includes the Liberty Museum and a walk up to the top of the pedestal. The wait for security is long - at least it was on the saturday morning that we went, but shorter if you're on the tour, rather than walking up. The guide Marc Landman, was excellent, funny, informative and also very organized in describing what would be coming next and keeping the group together. He had a lot of background information on history related to the Statue of Liberty and the surroundings.

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February 24, 2020

Jim was a terrific tour guide, funny, kept us involved with questions and jokes. He even laid on his back to take our pictures with Lady Liberty. Good history lessons. Didn’t think the expense to get to the pedestal was worth it. Many steps to climb (although there is an elevator if one needed it) and not much room to move about when you get up there. Our grandchildren (16, 11, 10, & 9) enjoyed it. Ellis Island is a place I’d like to spend more time.

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January 6, 2020

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