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NYC: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Ferry

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

NYC: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Ferry

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst
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From US$ 44 per person

Likely to sell out

Visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island via ferry and enjoy a pre-departure guided tour. Explore the islands with audio guides or upgrade to a fully-escorted tour of Liberty Island and/or Ellis Island.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Private group available


  • Save time and hassle with early reserve line access to the Statue Ferry
  • Explore the legacy of the Statue of Liberty at the Statue of Liberty’s Museum
  • Learn about the history of immigration as you tour through Ellis Island Museum
  • Admire sweeping view of Manhattan on the ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty
  • Capture shots of stunning views of the statue of Liberty from the water
Full description

Embark on an inspiring and educational journey to one of the most iconic monuments in the world, the Statue of Liberty. Your tour begins with a guided orientation at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, where you will learn about the history of the neighborhood and the War of 1812.

Next, enjoy priority boarding onto the ferry to Liberty Island. As you cross the New York Harbor, see the beautiful downtown Manhattan skyline behind you and snap photos of Lady Liberty from the water. Once at Liberty Island, freely explore the island and the Statue of Liberty Museum.

Once finished at Liberty Island, hop back on the ferry to the infamous Ellis Island, known as the Gateway to America. Here, you are free to visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and learn about how newly arriving immigrants were processed.

All options include ferry service from Battery Park, Liberty Island, Ellis Island, and back to Battery Park.

Both the 2-hour and 4-hour tour options include a guided experience of Liberty Island packed with historical facts about the statue. On the 4-hour tour, enjoy an additional guided orientation of Ellis Island.

  • Entrance to the new Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Reserve timed access for the security line
  • Round-trip ferry tickets
  • Entrance to Ellis Island Museum
  • Professional tour guide
  • Guided tour of Liberty Island
  • Guided tour of Ellis Island (if option selected)
  • Guided tour inside the Statue of Liberty and museums (an introduction will be given outside)
  • Pedestal access

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Food and drinks
  • Drones
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  • This tour does not include pedestal access
  • The tour takes place rain or shine. In the rare case the activity provider is forced to cancel the event, ticket holders will be allowed to reschedule (subject to availability) or offered a refund
  • Lockers are available for backpacks, strollers, and large items (at an additional cost of USD 2.00)
  • The Afternoon Tour will have longer lines, larger crowds, and may not visit Ellis Island. If your schedule allows, please select the Morning Tour (8:30 AM) which will have fewer people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 2036 reviews

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First of all, you have to know that if you book a guided tour, you are not allowed to stand in the 'normal queue', but have to go to your guide at the back of the castle. He has a list of participants and gives you the ticket. In addition, you should be able to understand English really well on such a tour, otherwise the money is wasted. And it is important to know that this event does NOT give access to the Statue of Liberty, only to admire it from the outside. Access to the statue must be booked a few weeks in advance.

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August 30, 2022

This Tour was awesome! I mean you could tell by the given activities, there is nothing to level up, but man I tell you: EMMA! What a job! It was like watching a theatre act, she took the tour and deep dived us with personal stories, facts and fun facts. It was a real pleasure. And a special memory too!Many thanks from Team Berlin :)

August 21, 2022

James our tour guide was very informative and made the experience fun. Overall we had great fun check in for the activity was seamless, passing through security wasn't bad at all, boat ride was chillaxing and the views breathtaking. The statue & ellis island were undoubtedly iconic - we got to create lots of wonderful memories on our trip. I highly recommend this activity

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August 1, 2022

Product ID: 53542