• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Check two huge sites off your bucket list with this exciting guided 4-hour tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Start the tour by getting early Reserve Line Access boarding on the ferry to Liberty Island. Once there, go inside the pedestal of the statue and head to the observation decks for an awesome view of New York City and its surroundings. Then hop back on the ferry to Ellis Island to learn about the intriguing history of immigration to America that took place here between 1892 and 1954.

Highlights

  • 4-hour guided visit to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
  • Explore the grounds at Liberty Island before heading inside the pedestal for observation decks and a museum
  • View exhibits at the Great Hall inside the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island
  • Early Reserve Line boarding on the ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island

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What You Can Expect

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

Take in the view of Manhattan as your ferry over to Liberty Island!

After meeting your guide at Castle Clinton on the southern tip of Manhattan, board the ferry. Enjoy your early Reserve Line Access boarding to avoid the crowds. During the ride to Liberty Island learn about the history of the famous statue and learn about how perceptions of Lady Liberty have changed over the decades and generations. 

Once on the island, head into the pedestal of the statue and then up to the observation decks for a superlative view of the surroundings. Take in the sights of the New York skyline as well as New Jersey and Ellis Island. After some time, hop back on the ferry and cruise over to Ellis Island, as your guide give you the historic low-down on the millions of immigrants that passed through here between 1892 and 1954. 

After reaching Ellis Island, explore the place deeper with your guide by wandering around the Great Hall and taking in the exhibitions that explain further about the 12 million people that passed through here. Learn also how Americans can trace their ancestry here. 

You are on your own for the remainder of the visit, staying as long as you want before you return to Manhattan.

Please note the 8:30am tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.

Customer Reviews

Michael A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Our tour was fantastic!! Alice was an amazing guide! Tons of great information, very engaging, and entertaining! Even my teenagers loved it. Alice even had great tips about things to do outside the tour!! It was awesome!

pbassett

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Fantastic! You can buy your own tickets for the statue and Ellis Island, but honestly, it s so much better having a guided tour. Our guide Evan was fantastic, he was very knowledgeable about the sites and brought the history to life with his lively delivery. Highly recommended.

Chooi Lee S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Professional tour guide

Tasha74

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

The Statue of Liberty Tour was fantastic and amazing views once we climbed up the pedestal. Our guide was great and gave a great insight as to how the Statue of Liberty came about. The views over to the Statue of Liberty on the boat was great too. Unfortunately we didn't end up doing the Ellis Island tour as we had to get to another tourist attraction.

Karen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

The tour was brilliant. The Statue is incredible and the history behind Ellis Island is well worth getting to know. Our tour guide Nathan Cann was fantastic! Nathan certainly knows his stuff!! I had the best time and would highly recommend this tour - especially if you get Nathan as a guide!!

Sherry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This was an amazing tour!!! Our tour guide Rachel was by far the best tour guide we have ever had. She was so heartwarming and knowledgeable. We never ever felt rushed, she took the time to answer everyone's questions, and she told some amazing stories about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. She encouraged guests to share their own stories if they had relatives or experiences with Ellis Island. A few told their stories and it made the experience even more special. We took the first ferry out and it was the best decision because there were hundreds of people in line to get tickets, etc. This was our first time to the East coast and to New York. Having Rachel as a tour guide made our first day in New York amazing!!! She truly is the best. We'll be in New York next year with family and will definitely be taking them on this tour and asking for Rachel. You guys are the best!!!

Susan Love B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

I highly recommend this tour if you have never been to Liberty Island or Ellis Island. Our guide was wonderful. He knew the history and had a sense of humor. Well worth the cost.

Jackey W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The tour was fantastic. Tour guide was knowledgeable, informative, entertaining. I strongly recommend doing it this way - with the tour guide. I learned so much and the added stories were so interesting.

Vanessa L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Robert has great! He has the perfect personality and energy as a tour guide. We learned a lot about the city and are looking forward to another trip and trying another NYC tour!.

Brandon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Kernan was awesome, a fountain of knowledge

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