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NYC: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Ferry

NYC: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Ferry

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Visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island via ferry and enjoy a pre-departure guided tour. Explore the islands with audio guides or upgrade to a fully-escorted tour of Liberty Island and/or Ellis Island.

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
Duration 3 - 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Save time and hassle with early reserve line access to the Statue Ferry
  • Explore the legacy of the Statue of Liberty at the Statue of Liberty’s Museum
  • Learn about the history of immigration as you tour through Ellis Island Museum
  • Admire sweeping view of Manhattan on the ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty
  • Capture shots of stunning views of the statue of Liberty from the water
Full description

Covid-19 Update

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

Embark on an inspiring and educational journey to one of the most iconic monuments in the world, the Statue of Liberty. Your tour begins with a guided orientation at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, where you will learn about the history of the neighborhood and the War of 1812.

Next, enjoy priority boarding onto the ferry to Liberty Island. As you cross the New York Harbor, see the beautiful downtown Manhattan skyline behind you and snap photos of Lady Liberty from the water. Once at Liberty Island, freely explore the island and the Statue of Liberty Museum.

Once finished at Liberty Island, hop back on the ferry to the infamous Ellis Island, known as the Gateway to America. Here, you are free to visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and learn about how newly arriving immigrants were processed.

All options include ferry service from Battery Park, Liberty Island, Ellis Island, and back to Battery Park.

Both the 2-hour and 4-hour tour options include a guided experience of Liberty Island packed with historical facts about the statue. On the 4-hour tour, enjoy an additional guided orientation of Ellis Island.

Includes
  • Entrance to the new Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Reserve timed access for the security line
  • Round-trip ferry tickets
  • Entrance to Ellis Island Museum
  • Professional tour guide
  • Guided tour of Liberty Island
  • Guided tour of Ellis Island (if option selected)
  • Guided tour inside the Statue of Liberty and museums (an introduction will be given outside)
  • Pedestal access
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Food and drinks
  • Drones
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  • This tour does not include pedestal access
  • The tour takes place rain or shine. In the rare case the activity provider is forced to cancel the event, ticket holders will be allowed to reschedule (subject to availability) or offered a refund
  • Lockers are available for backpacks, strollers, and large items (at an additional cost of USD 2.00)
  • The Afternoon Tour will have longer lines, larger crowds, and may not visit Ellis Island. If your schedule allows, please select the Morning Tour (8:30 AM) which will have fewer people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1992 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The experience was amazing. The tour guide was very nice and even as it rained he made sure we got to hear the history of battery park. What an incredible experience to see Lady Liberty and the New York skyline. The only actual complaint was the treatment of the Alied Security personnel. The male Security guard was very rude and disrespectful. Then the female guard hit my husband with the Security wand on purpose.

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May 7, 2022

Although I was worried of the uncertainty, everything went smoothly, easy process, the guide were there to greet and guide. I like the fact that a confirmation was sent the day before, letting me know where to go and how to get there, that gave me a peace of mind. Instructions easy to follow, excellent.

August 25, 2021

Tim was a marvelous guide! He was funny and informative. He even took pictures of each of us in front of Lady Liberty. I feel it should be a known universal etiquette, but apparently it's not, so I'll mention it here: TIP your guide, ya'll!!! The website might say your ticket includes different things, like "pedestal access" for example, but it won't include that unless you have booked tickets about 2 months in advance. I'm still confused about whether or not I paid more for a ticket to have a special experience, but didn't receive all of my money's worth. The website should really say whether or not all of the items will be included on the date of one's visit. I called but didn't specifically ask if the pedestal would be available on the date of my visit. (There are only a small amount of tickets to access that, and from what I understand, the park regulates that.) I suggest trying to call for clarification and specifically ask what will be available on the day of your visit.

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August 9, 2021

Product ID: 53542