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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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  • 3 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

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

What's Included

  • 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, entry not included

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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. They will be wearing an orange hat and/or a blue jacket/shirt.

End point

  • 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.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Guides are wearing orange hats AND/OR blue shirts or jackets.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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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 policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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

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Traveler Tips


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!
Be prepared to follow instructions and stay with your group for a more pleasurable experience for everyone.
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Our first time in New York
Karen_S, Feb 2022
It was my granddaughter‘s 20th birthday and she wanted to visit New York City. We Couldn’t visit New York City without visiting the Statue of Liberty tours. Alex Parish, our tour guide did an amazing job explaining the history of Lady Liberty. We would definitely did it again. Thanks
An amazing, historic visit!
Clint_J, Nov 2022
Finding about new parts of history. Experiencing extra by going with a tour guide. The sketched columns and other places/things to see that you might not have known about without a guide. Our guide Nicola was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history and his own connection to the immigrants and statue. Such an amazing tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
First time visitor to both places- so very happy about this experience
Jim_M, Nov 2022
First time for both attractions. Our family’s did not go through Ellis- my ancestor in 1630, my wife’s about 1840. I’d recommend every person in this country ought to see this
Wonderful tour!
John_G, Nov 2022
We finally got to see the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island! Our guide was wonderful! Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge Sir! The history amazing!
Our guide was really...
Larry_G, Nov 2022
Our guide was really organized, knowledgeable, and friendly. We really enjoyed it! It was a bucket list dream to see the Statue of Liberty up close, and we got to do that!
Stunning views and a beautiful lady.
Sarah_C, Nov 2022
The Boat ride was a highlight for our boys. Of course the statue itself is beautiful, be sure to visit the museum. The views are unmatched. Also, it was nice having a tour guide with the ticket purchase.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Surprise
Jane_F, Nov 2022
So I planned this as a surprise trip for my mother. Her father and grandmother passed through Ellis Island, coming straight from a Nazi concentration camp, and the last time we visited NYC we were unable to visit so I decided to take her. Meeting up with a tour guide James was super easy. Getting off the boat at liberty Island was amazing. I really appreciated having an actual tour guide to show me around the islands instead of the tour devices everyone else was carrying around. It made it feel way more personable and real. Getting off at Ellis island was an incredible experience. James was amazing the entire time and super helpful and it was also really nice of him adding in the details about his family passing through the island. All in all, this was a great experience and I 100% recommend it.
Liberty inspires!
Martin_T, Nov 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. It was particularly inspiring to see the Statue of Liberty so closely. The museum is worth the visit.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Good experience
Harvin_D, Nov 2022
Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable, created an experience that is unforgettable. My only dislike was we weren’t able to go up to the statue, because they needed other admission which had to be made prior to visit date.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Luis_S, Oct 2022
we tried a few years ago but the island was undergoing remodeling estaves si se puede llo bibo in new york my family really wanted to see the mint statue
The only way to visit Liberty and Ellis Island is to be on this tour!
Margaret_C, Oct 2022
The only way to visit Liberty and Ellis Island to be on this tour! Shortcut long lines of crowds safely. You learn a lot from your guide about the history of Liberty and Ellis Island in a easy to listen to format w friendliness. Do it!
Great tour guide
Jordan_B, Oct 2022
James was a great tour guide. It was nice to see both sites. I got more out of the tour with a guide who know the history.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Easy, informative, and fun
Gayle_M, Oct 2022
It was an easy, simple way to see the Statue of Liberty up close and to learn the history. Good for all ages.
My family was there!
James_K, Oct 2022
Amazed by the extent of the exhibits st Ellis Island. Everything is done wonderfully well. Happy to see my grandparents - immigrants from Finland - on the wall.
Great tour!
Charity_J, Oct 2022
Chris Lee was a wonderful tour guide. He was very knowledgeable! Would recommend this tour to anybody wanting to visit the Statue of Liberty.
Lady Liberty and Ellis Island Tour With James
rarocca, Oct 2022
Our guide James, was funny and very knowledgeable. He took pictures of us with Lady Liberty! He also gave us tips about other things to do in Manhattan which enriched our visit. We had a great time!
The Day I went to meet the Statue of Liberty
Antoanna_R, Oct 2022
This was one of the best day in my life - I finally wen to visit the Statue of Liberty an say hello in person. What s beautiful day. I am a political immigrant from a small country from Eastern Europe who escaped out during the cold war. After escaping the iron curtain I spent 2 full years in a refuge camp (where I waited to get approval to travel to USA). Eventually I flew a charter plane to New York (took me 1 year to pay my ticket back) and I become an USA citizen in yearly 90is. One of my dream was to visit the Statue of Liberty. October 6 was a beautiful sunny fall day and our group of 25 people guided by the best travel agent Chris landed on the island. He told us many interesting stories and we freely walked around and took many pictures with the Lady... Thank you for helping me to make my dream true.
Statue Of Liberty Express Tour
Andrew_A, Oct 2022
Ray R was an excellent tour guide and gave us some interesting bits of knowledge about the Statue of Liberty and New York City
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful!
Susan_W, Sep 2022
I have been to NYC several times, but I have never actually been to the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island. We didn’t have time for the compressive tour so we did the two hour express. James was our tour guide, and he was wonderful! He helped us get through the line quickly and find the perfect place on the boat. We learned so much and laughed often. He made sure we knew where we were going and what to do when the tour portion ended.
A memory I will never forget
Michael_P, Sep 2022
Seeing the Statue of Liberty with my granddaughters from the time we were able to see it from battery Park the ferry ride over the Gift shop on liberty Island Being able to see the old Torch up close
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