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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 (base) 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. They will be wearing an orange hat and/or a blue jacket/shirt.

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
  • 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
  • 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 policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options.
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-1
The tour of both islands...
Joshua_G
, Aug 2022
The tour of both islands were great! Booking the tickets early was a mistake as I overpaid for both tickets when I could have just both them on site.
star-5
Worth the trip, great experience.
Renee_B
, Aug 2022
Our guide, Jorge, was great and we enjoyed our time on the tour. The entrance through security was a bit hectic but other than that we had a relaxed and wonderful day. Great historical background, museum and support facilities. The boats are full if you go in August so be prepared for a crowd. One recommendation was that the tour company that Viator contracted was not named in the communications from Viator so it made the meetup a bit difficult but we found our way. Please include the name of the company so finding the representatives is easier.
star-5
Awesome!
Fatmata_S
, Aug 2022
David Fine was our tour guide and he was awesome! He was both very knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. He seemed to enjoy his job and welcomed questions and even volunteered to take pictures for the families in his group. He made the whole experience worth the money and my friend snd I both enjoyed the trip and the kids too!
star-4
Check the must have box
Amit_L
, Aug 2022
Very good explanation by our tour guide. Children may find it boring. Good photo ops from the ferry and from the Island itself. Please note the tour does not include access to the statue itself.
star-5
Fantastic trip with a brilliant tour guide
Victoria_D
, Aug 2022
Had a fantastic day on this tour. Our tour guide Tim was brilliant and so enthusiastic when talking about the history of both islands. Definitely recommend this trip
star-5
Great tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island!
Lydia_R
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide, Jett, was funny, knowledgeable and very well organized!! The tour is more geared towards adults but my 6 year old son still had a great time!
star-5
Awesome!
Brooke_P
, Aug 2022
The history and the view were great, and not to mention Charlie was amazing while giving information on the tour!
star-5
The guide, Ray, was very...
Yong_K
, Aug 2022
The guide, Ray, was very knowledgeable and kind for our group. After touring, getting our own time was good too. I strongly recommend it.
star-5
Fantastic
Patricia_D
, Aug 2022
Guide Bill was great and very informative. He shared many fact that we wouldn’t have know . It was well worth the money
star-5
A great tour guide, a poor itinerary
Mayret_P
, Aug 2022
The tour guide, Jorge, was very knowledgeable and funny. However, the tour is very expensive for what includes. If we would go it would be only to hear Jorge’s stories again but we definitely won’t pay that amount of money for such a basic tour.
star-5
Billy was an excellent...
Judith_K
, Aug 2022
Billy was an excellent tour guide giving us so much more information than we expected. So much history is involved and he made it interesting and fun.
star-5
Highly Recommend - Our tour guide Tim wS excellent!
Tamara_C
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Tim was excellent, informative, kind, engaging, and gave great tips. My daughter although only 10 remembered a lot of the history he provided due to his engaging style. Thank you Tim!!! We definitely highly recommend this tour!
star-2
Terrible guide
Joshua_H
, Aug 2022
The sites and locations were amazing but as for the tour it was terrible. Our guide was basically running and when we went through security before the ferry, our guide didn't even let the whole group grt through the line. Me, my wife, and 2 other people were left behind. We ended up doing the tour ourselves and had a good time but the guide was useless and not worth the money we paid for the experience.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for leaving this valuable feedback. I am very sorry and surprised to hear you did not enjoy your tour. If you could please email us at info@exp1.com with all relevant information we would like to investigate this further.
star-5
It was very good
Nadya_V
, Aug 2022
It was very good experience, our tour leader “Jett” was wonderful. He told and explained the stories very sweet and memorable.
star-5
A must see!!
Roger_H
, Aug 2022
My family and I experienced an amazing tour of Liberty Island and Ellis Island via ferry boat ride. I highly recommend this excursion and if possible, have tour guide Charlie Meany lead the way. Charlie is very personable and extremely knowledgeable of both islands rich history.
star-4
Option for translation.
Arpita_G
, Aug 2022
Visitors are from all over the world. There should an option for translation during the tour. Lot of visitors are unable to follow English.
star-5
An unforgettable experience!
Cristian_O
, Aug 2022
It was an amazing trip, the tour guide Chris was an experienced, patience and very kind person to show us the places and share the stories about them. The view was breathtaking, I will definitely do it again.
star-4
Fun and informational
Casey_B
, Aug 2022
Chris was our tour guide and did a great job. He gave us a lot of details about the different statues around and the history of the area.
star-5
Great day in New York.
Stephen_S
, Aug 2022
Loved seeing the Statue of Liberty. Jett, our tour guide was awesome. Ellis Island was a great experience. This tour was so convenient and made the day easy.
star-5
Loved it
Teresa_L
, Aug 2022
Billy was great tour guide! Entertaining and informational. Loved being and seeing where my grandparents emigrated to the US from Italy 100 years ago

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