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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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icon3 to 5 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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Overview

One of the most iconic symbols of America, the Statue of Liberty rises up from New York Harbor, welcoming the immigrants who once entered the United States through nearby Ellis Island. Pay a visit to Lady Liberty and learn the stories of those who passed through Ellis Island with this convenient and flexible tour that lets you choose how long you want to spend at each attraction.
  • The comprehensive option gives you a guided tour that covers both Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Quicker options offer a guide for Liberty only or an audioguide for both islands
  • Avoid ticketing hassles: round-tip ferry tickets and museum admission are included
  • Begin your tour at historic Castle Clinton in Battery Park
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Round trip ferry ticket for Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Access to the new Liberty Island Museum
Access to the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
Expert English speaking guide
Gratuities
Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $0.25)
Crown and Pedestal (base) access at the Statue of Liberty
Mask (required for certain portions of the tour)
Castle Clinton National Monument , New York, NY 10004, USA

Meet your guide on the steps outside of Castle Clinton's North Entrance. Castle Clinton is inside Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan. Your guide will have your entry tickets. Just show up and tell the guide your name. You do not need to retrieve any tickets.

Ellis Island , Ellis Island, United States

Tour will end on Ellis Island. Guests can spend more time there if they wish or they can head back on the first ferry returning to Battery Park.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. The tour departs promptly and if late, you will NOT be able to catch up and will miss the tour. There are no refunds for missing the tour.
  • Please note the earliest time tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.
  • The guided portion of the tour is approximately either 0.5, 2 or 4 hours.
  • Food available for purchase on the ferry, at the Statue of Liberty, and on Ellis Island
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately.
  • Security screening will take place prior to entering the ferry. Visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening.
  • Photographs are permitted, but tripods and monopods are prohibited.
  • Children 3 and under free with paid adult ticket.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guides are wearing orange hats AND/OR blue shirts or jackets.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ExperienceFirst
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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:
Where is the meeting point for the OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:The meeting point for this tour is Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park, New York.
Dec 2021
Q:
How much walking will we be doing on the OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:We’ll be on our feet for most of the tour. At both Liberty and Ellis islands, your guide will lead you on a walking tour. The ferry also has multiple levels with stairs and there are about 160 steps to reach the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
Dec 2021
Q:
What can I bring with me on the OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:Food, backpacks, strollers, and large items must be checked into lockers before entering the Statue of Liberty. The locker fee isn’t included in the tour price. Also, plan for security screenings before entering the ferry and/or pedestal.
Dec 2021
Q:
Will the visit to the Statue of Liberty pedestal and the museums on Ellis Island be guided?
A:The National Park Service doesn't allow any guides inside the Statue of Liberty pedestal, Statue of Liberty Museum, or Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. You will have time to explore these on your own after an introduction from your guide.
Feb 2021
Q:
What if it rains during my OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.
Dec 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options.

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  • "The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are obviously very popular so recommend that you get on the early morning tours to avoid the crowds!" See review
  • "Be prepared to follow instructions and stay with your group for a more pleasurable experience for everyone." See review

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Great Tour! Great Guide!
Art_T
, Jun 2022
Tim was an excellent guide. He's knowledgeable and entertaining. I HIGHLY recommend! Great Job Tim! Thanks Art Thomas
star-5
Excellent
Rebecca_S
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Daniel M was fantastic. His knowledge, personality, and recommendations were appreciated! The tour itself was an A+
star-5
Incredible experience
Jake_S
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Tim was incredible, very well knowledge on the history off the statue and made us feel welcomed , chatted to us.
star-5
Great day
Susan_F
, Jun 2022
Just enjoyed the entire trip. Our guide, Tim, was personable, articulate and knowledgeable. We had a beautiful day that wasn't too busy which made the tour easy and relaxing.
star-4
Statue in the sun
Gerard_D
, Jun 2022
Ray was very informative and kept us together well, you could see he was experienced and humorous. Ellis island is so interest
star-5
Amazing honeymoon trip to NYC
Aiza_v
, Jun 2022
Wow, what an experience we had in New York City for our overdue honeymoon. Our tourist guide alex was so informative. Me and my husband was so happy that we have a tour guide with us because if we don’t have, we could see structures, statues museums but we will not know information and story from the history. Thank you Viator we had great time in NYC! Now back to realty 🥰🥰🥰 till next trip 😘 Ps: so pitty i couldn’t share some pics what i took. I would love to share but it won’t let me. Some problem maybe in the website.
star-5
Excellent tour
Felix_W
, Jun 2022
The guide had lots of historical anecdotes that were really interesting. He did a great job at avoiding the rain!
star-5
Liberty Island Tour
Alberta_S
, Jun 2022
Great tour and our Tour Guide was very informative. It was a great experience and the kids enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Texans in NY
Cassie_W
, Jun 2022
Chris was an amazing tour guide!! He was very informative and made sure everyone got what they needed. I definitely learned some new things about Lady Liberty!!
star-5
Our guide, Owen Thompson...
Megan_S
, Jun 2022
Our guide, Owen Thompson was incredible! He really helped to make the experience both educational and fun!
star-5
Nicola was awesome!!!
Kelly_C
, Jun 2022
The entire experience was fantastic. Our guide, Nicola, was amazing and his knowledge incredible. He went above and beyond to make sure our tour was memorable.
star-5
Nicola - a wonderful ‘Mayor’ of Liberty Island
MuhamadRazali_J
, Jun 2022
Our guide Nicola was very experience, shared many stories and information as well as friendly. My wife and I were lucky to have him as our guide.
star-5
Amazing Experienced !All is great …We love it !
Josephine_M
, Jun 2022
Amazing memoirs ! Amazing Tour Guide Chris ,very knowledgeable and jolly .Enjoyed our Liberty & Ellis Island Tours .Great Experienced and great value .Love it and Highly recommendable . Trying to post pictures but with error In Uploading .
star-5
Fabulous tour with an amazing guide, Chris!
Valerie_O
, Jun 2022
Chris was our guide & we were so delighted to have him show us around. He made the tour fun, interesting, informative & he has a wonderful way with people! He’s worth is weight in gold!
star-5
Excellent Experience!
Bethany_H
, Jun 2022
We had a wonderful visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Even the ferry rides were a nice little adventure. Our guide, David was fantastic! Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, entertaining, and friendly, David provided the interesting history of how the Statue of Liberty was designed, how it came to NY, how it was installed, etc. He also explained what processes the immigrants were subjected to upon arrival at Ellis Island. Our son had to use a wheelchair during our trip after an injury. David ensured we were well accommodated as did the ferry personnel. We had a truly memorable and wonderful experience!
star-5
Our guide Charles was...
Sean_D
, Jun 2022
Our guide Charles was great! He told us so many things we never knew and made the tour so much more interesting than we had expected.
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Easy booking
williamstrub
, Jun 2022
30 minute essentials was just enough for us . Enjoyed exploring Liberty Island and Ellis Island on our own time .
star-5
Do this tour!
Linda_P
, Jun 2022
Chris was our tour guide and he brought lots of energy and taught us so much! 3 generations got to experience this history together and we all loved it. You should do this. It was awesome!
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Our tour guide was great....
Marina_K
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was great. He was informative and funny. Kept us in the shade during a very hot day 🙂
star-5
History was very...
Val_S
, Jun 2022
History was very interesting. Charlie, our tour guy, was excellent. He shared great info and his enthusiasm was contagious. Ferries handle the crowds very well.

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