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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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icon3 to 5 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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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
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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 access at the Statue of Liberty
Mask (required for certain portions of the tour)
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. You do not need to retrieve any tickets.

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.

  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guides are wearing orange hats AND/OR blue shirts or jackets.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ExperienceFirst
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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 policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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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
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options.

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  • "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!" See review
  • "Be prepared to follow instructions and stay with your group for a more pleasurable experience for everyone." See review

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star-5
Statue of Liberty
Laura_R
, Jun 2022
Just seeing the Statue of Liberty up close was great! Visiting Ellis Island was very humbling. It was very easy to maneuver the ferry.
star-5
Tour guy DAVID WAS...
David_P
, Jun 2022
Tour guy DAVID WAS AWESOME!! Enjoy the experience and learn a lot of history. We will definitely make another visit
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We're glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with David. Thanks for taking the time to leave this great review.
star-5
This was the most amazing...
Felicia_P
, Jun 2022
This was the most amazing sight I could have seen during my trip to New York. I am truly blessed to be able to see Lady Liberty.
star-5
Such an Amazing tour !!
Damas_D
, Jun 2022
We had such an amazing experience during this tour! Chris Triebel was very knowledgeable as he’s lived his whole life in New York! He was funny, kind, and even had the group sing happy birthday to my wife, which made her feel so happy and special. Our favorite part was hearing about the interesting history of the Statue of Liberty, and viewing Ellis Island. Chris worked hard to really immerse you in the experience, and for that, this tour was the best part of our trip. Thank you Chris!!
star-5
Up up and away
Donald_J
, Jun 2022
Great place for kids to see and learn about planes and submarines, as well as learn a little history.
star-5
Finally tourists
Sarah_R
, Jun 2022
We’ve both been to Manhattan on business separately many times… but never as tourists. So we had to visit lady liberty. Our guide, emiline (sp?-British) was amazing!!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We're so happy to hear you were able to enjoy the city as tourists for the first time. And extra thrilled that you had such a nice time with Emmeline. Thanks of taking the time to leave this great review.
star-5
Perfect tour experience
Pattyg
, Jun 2022
We loved our guide Charlie. He was so friendly and welcoming and he did a great job bringing the history of the two national parks to life. The museum at the Statue of Liberty is not to be missed! We had a great four hours.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for leaving a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Charlie. He is a great asset to the team and we will be sure to pass along your kind words to him.
star-5
Liberty Tour
Scott_A
, Jun 2022
Our guide Charlie was terrifically informative and entertaining. We learned so much history during the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks so much for this great review! We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Charlie.
star-5
Interesting and fun!
Lauren_G
, Jun 2022
Russell was a great guide. Very knowledgeable with lots of good stories. The tour got us through the ferry line faster to the Statue of Liberty and allowed us time to visit at our own pace after the tour was done. I wish we could have had more of a guided visit to Ellis Island since the first part was so interesting!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for this detailed review. We're pleased to hear you had such a nice time with Russell at the Statue of Liberty. And we do hope you were able to enjoy the Ellis Island processing center after the tour completed on the island.
star-5
Loved our Tour Guide
Jennifer_B
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide, Chris, was AWESOME. Great tour from start to finish. Knowledgeable, personable and efficient. Gave perfect direction and made us feel comfortable getting around security and the ferries. Snapped pictures at the perfect times for all of us. I missed most of the Ellis Island portion because I was chasing our toddler, he found me on the ferry home and answered all of my questions so I really didn't miss anything.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks so much for leaving this great review. We're pleased to hear how great your experience with Chris was.
star-5
Awesome experience!
Linda_M
, Jun 2022
Billy was an energetic, and knowledgeable tour guide! He made our visit to the Statue of Liberty extra special! Thanks Billy!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for leaving a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Billy. He is a great asset to the team and we will be sure to pass along your kind words to him.
star-5
Definitely recommend!
Karol_M
, Jun 2022
Our guide-Owen Thompson-had great knowledge of the history of both places and made you laugh by telling funny stories while telling the history! He was great!! Thank you Owen!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for this great review. We will be certain to pass along your kind words to Owen.
star-2
Didn’t love Russell,...
Nette_W
, Jun 2022
Didn’t love Russell, while he was very knowledgeable he also seemed out off by working 13 days in a row- which he let us know. Just wasn’t his day maybe.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that your experience was unfavorable, and want to investigate your claim to better understand the issues with the tour that day. If you wish to reach out to further discuss the matter, we encourage you to write us at info@exp1.com
star-5
Brilliant
Kasper_J
, Jun 2022
The guide was very engaging and interesting. Liked him very much. We are likely to recommend this to others for sure. He did an excellent job.
star-5
An experience to remember!
Karen_K
, Jun 2022
Our guide John was awesome. He had so much history information and presented it in an interesting, sometimes dramatic and funny! He held our interest and was the complete package‼️ My husband and I felt fortunate to be in his group! My only negative comment is we felt we needed more time at the Statue of Liberty! We enjoyed spending the afternoon on Ellis Island leisurely until 5:30pm😊👍🏻
star-5
Worth it.
JeffNordin_K
, Jun 2022
Owen was very personable and gave great info. He also gave great advice on other things to do and we took him up on it and we were not let down. Great experience overall.
star-5
Great tour to Lady Liberty
theresa_h
, Jun 2022
Tour guide was The Best! He remembered everyone in the tour, watched out for all of us. He was very knowledgeable and interesting!
star-5
A Day well spent
Dale_G
, Jun 2022
Everything was memorable lots of history great information lovely site seeing a day well spent great for families nice restaurants tour guide very informative and knowledgeable
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for this terrific review. We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the day.
star-5
The Visit to Statue Of Liberty
Andrew_H
, Jun 2022
I really like when the tour guide acted out his favorite scene involving the Statue of Liberty. It was an overall fun experience.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for letting us know about your experience. We are very pleased to hear that you had a great time!
star-5
Great trip!
Nancy_G
, Jun 2022
Daniel was knowledgeable, a great communicator and careful to keep our group together. We learned BBC a lot. As a young child my brother and cousins and I visited a lot and walked the steps to the crown many times. It was great to learn more history about the Statue.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for this great review. We're so happy you got to visit again and experience the tour.

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