Jacob did a wonderful job guiding our tour, with all sorts of historical facts and tidbits. He really brought the history to life, making it more interesting for our teens I particular. We highly recommend this! (We also did the 9 a.m. tour so it wouldn’t be so busy, which was a good call.)
Aside from some confusion over where to meet, the tour was flawless. Our guide, Jacob was informative and funny. Gave the right amount of information without overndoing it. And his picture taking abilities were great. Who else would lay down on the concrete in the freezing cold to take individual pictures of each group to also capture Lady Liberty??? There were several folks in our group who had some mobility challenges and he always looked out for them to make sure their experience was good. Booking tip...early access is the only way to go. The crowds were insane later in the day. The pedestal tour is great. There is an elevator that takes you 99% of the way leaving only 26 stairs to climb.
Our tour guide Gerry was fantastic his knowledge and enthusiasm made this tour extremely interesting plus he has a good sense of humour, the weather was the only spoiler very misty and unable to see the Manhattan sky line. Also thanks to Gerry we followed his advice and took that walk and was well worth it. Good value for money
I highly recommend this tour. I had been to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island before without a specific tour and I learned so much more this time.Collin was an excellent guide and the best guide I’ve ever had and i travel a lot. By taking this tour you miss the long lines to get on the ferry and get a thorough tour. When the tour ends at Ellis Island, you are free to spend as much time there as you like.
This is an excellent small group tour. Ryan, our guide, gave us a thorough history of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. He was very knowledgeable and included stories and pictures of actual events throughout the day. The early-access was definitely a plus for beating the crowds. Plenty of time to explore on our own at both locations.