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Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Avoid the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with help from this small-group, early-access tour in New York City. Climb aboard an early ferry to Liberty Island, and see the iconic Statue of Liberty up close. Walk the Stairs of Separation that divided some families, visit the joyful Kissing Post where many immigrants met their relatives, and more.
  • Guarantee your visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island while in NYC
  • Get priority ferry boarding from Battery Park to the Statue of Liberty
  • A guide tells you the history behind these iconic American landmarks
  • Choose between two times to best suit your schedule
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Access to Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
Pre-reserved ticket to Statue of Liberty Island (exterior access))
Pre-reserved ticket to Ellis Island (includes Ellis Island museum)
Official audio guide on Ellis Island
Expertly guided walking tour
Gratuities

Departure Point

22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USA

22 Battery Place (Pier A Harbor House). Meet at the front entrance of Pier A Harbor House. Facing the Harbor House your guide will be holding a blue-green Walks sign and will be standing near the picnic tables to the left of the Harbor House entrance.

Return Details

Ellis Island, United States

Ellis Island (Guest can choose to stay on Ellis Island and return on their own or take the ferry back to Battery Park with Guide.)

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note, early access to Statue of Liberty and arrival before the crowds is only applicable if 8:30 AM / 9:00 AM Departure is selected!
  • Tour runs in English only
  • Please note: This tour does not include a visit to the Statue of Liberty crown, due to security measures in place by the National Park Service, which manages the Statue of Liberty
  • All guests will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the Statue of Liberty if the Pedestal Option is chosen. Certain items are not permitted and such items will be confiscated and not be returned. Please refer to the Statue of Liberty’s guidelines on specific prohibited items at nps.gov/stli/planyourvisit/yoursafety
  • Please be aware that upon arrival at Liberty Island, if you are carrying a backpack or large bag, you will be required to put your bag(s) into a locker which cost only 0.25 cents, clients must have a quarter and cannot use a dime and a nickle for example.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Take Walks New York by Walks

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What is the maximum group size during Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.

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  • "Early Access - You will avoid hours of standing in queues2." See review
  • "Do respect the fact, it's up to the guide to make it good." See review

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Best tour in NYC
Kelly_W
, Sep 2021
I never knew there was so much history behind the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Islsnd. But thanks to our knowledgeable and amazingly friendly and funny tour guide Averlo (I know that’s not spelled correctly lol. But he’s from Chille) I walked away from this amazing 4.5 hour adventure with so much more appreciation for these 2 iconic landmarks
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Great learning experoencd
Paul_C
, Sep 2021
Rihanna was a great guide! Tour was very informative and well planned. Would do another tour next time in the city
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Great tour with a knowledgeable guide!
Scott_B
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide, Joe, was the best! He was knowledgeable about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. He brought just the right amount of humor to keep the mood light. We got to see everything we wanted to see and didn’t feel rushed while taking the pictures we wanted to take along the way.
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star-4
Change the name 🙏
Meg_A
, Sep 2021
Joe was great! Just to be clear, it is not early access. No special speed line. Just regular old entrance. You should consider changing the name of this tour. None the less, very enjoyable.
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Good tour.
DAVID_B
, Sep 2021
Joe led a good, timely tour,giving us better insights to the history of the Statue that we did not know about. Friendly and knowledgeable. Well done Joe.
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Entertaining and informational!
Karen_H
, Sep 2021
We absolutely loved our tour of the a Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island! Our tour guide Cherie was amazing and so knowledgeable. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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Lady Liberty Shows the Way🇺🇸
Paul_G
, Sep 2021
The tour was very informative and getting close to “Lady Liberty” was exciting. Ellis Island was also extremely educational and interesting. I would recommend getting exact family name spelling and approximate dates of their departure if you’d like to research their arrival. Our tour guide, Rob, was very informative, told us some interesting well-known and some not well-known facts about Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. We just wish he hadn’t inserted his subtle political comments during our tour. Other than that, I would definitely recommend taking this tour for anyone loving America.
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star-5
You learn more than what you think you know!
Sara_W
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide, Rob, was great. He helped us see a “bigger” picture of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island!
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A Don’t miss tour
Tim
, Sep 2021
Such a top to bottom great tour. Our tour guide Sheri was fantastic. Learned so many things that we never knew. Then to find one of my ancestors passed thru Ellis Island was the ultimate.. thank you all
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Ball family vacation.
Natasha_B
, Aug 2021
We had an amazing time on our tour yesterday. Rob was great and he was very knowledgeable about the information he shared with us. I would definitely recommend this tour to friends and family visiting New York.
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