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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

From $44 per person

Take a guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with an expert. You’ll have early reserve line access to the Statue Ferry, and have ample time to explore these 2 important attractions on an express 2-hour or comprehensive 3.5-hour tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, French
Optional audio guide
English, French, Chinese, Russian, German, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Save time and hassle with early reserve line access to the Statue Ferry
  • Enjoy admission to the Statue of Liberty’s Museum
  • Tour the Ellis Island Museum and learn about the history of immigration
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Meet your guide in Battery Park at Castle Clinton, a former fort. For the comprehensive 3.5 hour option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island. For the Express 2 hour option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own. For the Essential 30 minute tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island. With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.
Includes
  • 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 inside the Statue of Liberty and museums, an introduction will be given outside
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, access to the Pedestal is closed until further notice
  • The tour takes place rain or shine. In the rare case the operator is forced to cancel the event, ticket holders will be allowed to reschedule (subject to availability) or offered a refund
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately. It is advised that you wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Security screening will take place prior to boarding the ferry. The Statue of Liberty is managed by the United States Park Police and visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening and all persons and property are subject to search
  • 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 (08:30) which will have the least
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1955 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Although I was worried of the uncertainty, everything went smoothly, easy process, the guide were there to greet and guide. I like the fact that a confirmation was sent the day before, letting me know where to go and how to get there, that gave me a peace of mind. Instructions easy to follow, excellent.

August 25, 2021

Tim was a marvelous guide! He was funny and informative. He even took pictures of each of us in front of Lady Liberty. I feel it should be a known universal etiquette, but apparently it's not, so I'll mention it here: TIP your guide, ya'll!!! The website might say your ticket includes different things, like "pedestal access" for example, but it won't include that unless you have booked tickets about 2 months in advance. I'm still confused about whether or not I paid more for a ticket to have a special experience, but didn't receive all of my money's worth. The website should really say whether or not all of the items will be included on the date of one's visit. I called but didn't specifically ask if the pedestal would be available on the date of my visit. (There are only a small amount of tickets to access that, and from what I understand, the park regulates that.) I suggest trying to call for clarification and specifically ask what will be available on the day of your visit.

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August 9, 2021

It was fun walking around Battery Park and then taking the ferry over to the Statue of Liberty. With the ferries leaving every 20 minutes, you could stay as long as you'd like there and Ellis Island. I will say the food at Ellis Island is horrible, so bring something to eat if you think you'll be hungry.

July 4, 2021

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