• 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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

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

rachel.dixon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Late post - Sophia was our tour guide and yes we can still remember her name 6 months later, she was exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly. We did the early tour and would recommend this as less crowded. We loved this tour, Sophia made it an amazing day. :

shaslebacher

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was beyond amazing! The tour guide was amazing!

Ian D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide we had was excellent.

Indra P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

It was an awesome tour! Zach made the stories come alive. You could literally relive history with his narratives.

Elizabeth E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We loved the tour! It was very informative!

Glenys B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great way to spend a Sunday - even in winter! Lovely and warm inside, good food and plenty of it, accompanied by free flowing mimosas. Friendly staff and a very good jazz band.

Scott G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

One of the highlights of my New York visit. Highly recommended tour

Teresa F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A terrific day with a wonderful guide.
We enjoyed every minute and highly recommend this tour.
Many thanks

Norm V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Tour was very good. Our guide Ben was excellent.

Zoe T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very uninformative, our tour guide was lovely.

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