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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on a tour that covers two NYC landmarks. Listen to the live narration from your guide. Enjoy priority access to the ferry and get the best views of Manhattan as you cross New York Harbor by boat.
  • Tick off Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in just a few hours
  • Beat the lines and enjoy the priority boarding on the ferry
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Live Guide
Round Trip Ferry Service
Reserve Round Trip Ferry Ticket
Admission: Statue of Liberty Museum
Admission: Ellis Island Museum
Gratuities
Pedestal or Crown Access
One Battery Park Plaza , One Battery Park Plaza, 1 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USA

Departure Point: In front of Starbucks on the corner of State Street and Pearl Street.

9:00 AM
This activity ends in a different location. See details below:
  • Liberty Island , Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, USA

    For the 3 Hours Statue Only w/Pedestal the guided portion of the tour ends at the Statue of Liberty. You may take a self guided tour of Ellis Island (included with your purchase) or return to Manhattan immediately after the guided tour.

  • Ellis Island , Ellis Island, United States

    For the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island tour your guided tour ends on Ellis Island. You are free to remain on the island to further explore the museum or take in a short film about the island at no additional charge.

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • All guests must pass through airport-style security screening. Guests are advised to plan accordingly. No alcohol or weapons of any kind, legal or illegal are allowed. This includes pocket knives, scissors, pepper spray, mace, brass knuckles, etc. There is no opportunity to check prohibited items before the security screening. All prohibited items will be confiscated with no opportunity to retrieve them. POSESSION OF SOME ITMES MAY RESULT IN SUMMONS OR AREST BYT THE U.S. PARK POLICE
    • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING DEPARTURE TIME: The trip requires a ferry to reach the Statue of Liberty. The tour must depart as scheduled to stay on time and keep with the ferry schedule, therefore we unfortunately cannot wait for late arrivals. A small delay of even 5 or 10 minutes could set the tour back 20 to 30 minutes. Please plan to arrive at the meeting point AT LEAST 15 to 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure to compensate for any travel delays on the day of your tour. Once the guide departs we cannot guarantee that guests who haven't checked in will be able to join the tour.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • When you arrive in the area of Battery Park please do not take directions from people on the street. There are many tour operators and ticket sellers operating in the area who are not representatives of our company. We cannot be responsible for instructions given by people who are not representatives of our company.
    • If you require assistance please call the number listed on this voucher as early as possible so that we can assist you in reaching the meeting point. While we appreciate calls letting us know you are running late we cannot hold the tour as explained above.
    • NO REFUNDS are issued for missing the tour due to late arrival.
    • Based on availability guests may be able to re-book to another tour on another date. The ferry tickets that we purchase for your visit are non-refundable and space is limited therefore a rebooking fee will be applied.
    • Tour operates in all weather conditions so please check the weather and plan accordingly. In the unlikely event that a tour must be cancelled due to weather we will notify you as soon as possible and guests will have the option to re-book for another day or receive a full refund. Re-booking is done on a first come, first served basis and is based on availability.
    • There is a good amount of walking on this tour. There are opportunities to sit but guests should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
    • OPERATED BY City Tales Sightseeing and Private Tours
    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.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    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 Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

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

    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.

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    • "To make the most of it you really need to go first thing in the morning as the queues to get onto the boat were long other than that it all went very well." See review
    • "Worth the money though, particularly if you feel you need help navigating how to get out to the island." See review
    • "Tell your guide if you have a walking disability, so they came make adjustments with the timing of the tour." See review

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    star-5
    Mike is a great tour...
    HoangOanh_L
    , Jun 2022
    Mike is a great tour guide! Very knowledgeable and the info was very interesting. He made it personal by talking about his family experience and I learned a lot
    star-4
    Just being there, seeing...
    Tina_F
    , Jun 2022
    Just being there, seeing two if the most important symbols of the beginning of our story of immigration. Tour guide was knowledgeable, was either very passionate or tried a little too hard to engage adults. My granddaughters enjoyed it very much.
    star-4
    Start early for best use of time
    Walter_O
    , Jun 2022
    Get 8:00 am tours. Ours started at 9:00 and wasn't kept on time. So boat transfers were lengthy waiting for unloading and loading. Tour guide Daniel was good.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    The history behind the...
    Stephanie_S
    , Jun 2022
    The history behind the Statue of Liberty, how money was raised and who was allowed at the unveiling. Interesting information also regarding the quick health checks for those who came through Ellis Island.
    star-5
    Excellent tour to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
    Kate_C
    , Jun 2022
    Enjoyed listening to the history by our excellent tour guide, Daniel. The Statue of Liberty was stunning and there is so much history about Ellis Island particularly if your ancestors are immigrants to the USA.
    star-5
    Statue of Liberty tour
    Meredith_A
    , Jun 2022
    Matt The tour guide was great. He kept us well-informed,where to go, what was next and was just overall a great source of information about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
    star-5
    Travel with 2 kids 3 and under
    valerie_e
    , Jun 2022
    We loved Jeff our tour guide. We learned so much history and appreciated the images he brought as well. Navigating with a stroller was difficult- if you have little ones I recommend a carrier if possible.
    star-5
    Superb visit
    John_W
    , Jun 2022
    Sarah our tour guide was excellent, she brought the history of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty to life
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    👍👍
    Lindsay_B
    , Jun 2022
    First time to NYC, and the tour for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island was incredible. Our tour guide was Jeff, and he was the best tour guide I've ever had. Very knowledgeable and informative, and also fun! Thank you!
    star-5
    Sarah is awesome
    Allen_W
    , Jun 2022
    Sarah is awesome Knowledgeable and made it fun with a lot of passion She made it fun She was friends with all of us
    star-5
    Fabulous Tour with Ms. Sarah!
    DeborahL_H
    , Jun 2022
    What a Gifted Treasure you have; Sarah is Amazing both as a Tour Guide and an all around wonderful person. Our initial introduction with her at the Plaza set the tone. She made us all feel like we were a bunch of friends and she was the Native New Yorker who was going to spend the next 4-5 hours showing us “a little of her town”. When going on tour…ask for Sarah! She brings a wealth of Knowledge, Personality and Great Energy to your tour of The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island.
    star-5
    Recommend but take the early option.
    Steven_T
    , Jun 2022
    Always worth a visit with a small tour knowledgeable host. Can’t beat the views of the the backdrop of Manhattan while making your way to the Statue.
    star-5
    Our tour guide, Megan,...
    John_M
    , May 2022
    Our tour guide, Megan, was truly exceptional. My family and I got so much more out of our visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as part of her group than we would have on our own.
    star-2
    Not a good tour guidr
    Debbie_J
    , May 2022
    Unfortunately our tour guide was very abrupt and unnecessary strict with regards to masks being worn
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Hi and thanks for your feedback. I’m sorry our mask policy impacted your experience. However, it is clearly described in both the pre-booking information and again on the voucher you received after booking. It not only complies with the policy posted by the ferry company contracted by the National Park Service to transport visitors to the Statue of Liberty - it also provides an option for those who, for whatever their reason, wish to join an activity where all participants are required to be masked. Our policy may change at any time but until then, unless its enforced its pointless - and we owe that to those who may have booked based on that policy. I know this is a sensitive and divisive issue so I sincerely welcome any feedback you have regarding how we can do that in a kinder, gentler way. Please feel free to email or call me with your suggestions.
    star-1
    Run away !!!!
    Johanne_B
    , May 2022
    The guide is completely concerned with using a mask while on “ his tour”. You will be the only group doing this. This is ridiculous considering your standing at the statute of liberty 🗽 that stands for freedom. Stay away from this tour . You can just read the signs and get better information at your pace .
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Hi and thanks for your feedback. Our mask policy is clearly listed in both the pre-booking information and again on the confirmation voucher and it offers an option to those who wish, for whatever reason, to visit in a masked group. I believe in freedom and I believe in keeping my word and delivering as promised. Many people book well in advance and it takes time to update and communicate policy changes so I owe it to those who may have chosen our tour because of the stated policy. We are also in compliance with the mask policy of the ferry company contracted to bring visitors to the island. Whether or not it is being enforced, it is their current policy and posted on their website is, “All visitors must wear a mask during their entire visit.” I appreciate all of the feedback and we are looking at ways to manage this situation in response to the recent feedback. Please feel free to call or send me an email with any suggestions you may have.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    star-5
    Fun Seeing Lady Liberty 🗽
    Jerry_L
    , May 2022
    Jeff our tour guide was great , he was very informative , very down to earth, very helpful, highly recommend him. M
    star-5
    Great tour guide to Statue of Liberty
    Regina_F
    , May 2022
    The tour guide was very knowledgeable. He gave information I did not know and was able to answer specific questions I had about NY and the Statue of Liberty.
    star-5
    Nice tour to Liberty island
    Vladan_S
    , May 2022
    Everything was as promissed. Mark was fantastic guide. We really enjoined the tour. I am strongly recomending this tour to everyone. We will come again.
    star-5
    Overall great experience
    Nicole_R
    , May 2022
    Our guide Marc did an amazing job! Lots of history and very personable. Great experience ordering from viator app.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Amazing
    Dominique_P
    , May 2022
    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He made our experience one to remember! I highly recommend

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