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 4-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
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Optional audio guide
English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, German, Russian, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese
Private group available


  • 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
  • Go inside the Pedestal Monument (if option selected)
Full description

Covid-19 Update

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Meet your guide in Battery Park at Castle Clinton, a former fort. You’ll begin your guided tour with priority boarding on the Statue Ferry. During the ferry ride your guide will tell you about the remarkable history of the Statue of Liberty and the inspiration it has given to millions of immigrants. After disembarking on Liberty Island, you’ll tour the grounds and take in views of the amazing New York City skyline. If the Pedestal option is selected, you will enter the Monument to visit the museum and learn about the construction and architecture of the Statue of Liberty. Hear the remarkable stories of people that made this a reality. After exiting the Pedestal, you’ll board the ferry for Ellis Island. As you tour the grounds, your guide will tell you about the millions of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island. Visit the museum to deepen your understanding of the statue’s history. At the conclusion of the tour you can stay on to explore more or enjoy lunch on Ellis Island before returning to the city by ferry.
  • Skip the Ticket Line
  • Reserve timed access for the security line
  • Round-trip ferry tickets
  • Entrance to Ellis Island Museum
  • Entrance to Pedestal (unless 2.5-hour tour chosen)
  • Professional tour guide
  • Guided tour inside the Statue of Liberty and museums, an introduction will be given outside
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Prepare for the activity

The details below may change if you update your current selection:

    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 1949 reviews

    Review summary

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    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

    The whole trip ran very smoothly and I learnt lots about the Statue of Liberty, not knowing much about prior. There was just the right amount of information delivered. Our guide, Blake was very friendly and easy to listen to and you could tell he was passionate about telling stories which also reflected in the great experience I had on this tour.

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    February 17, 2020

    Tim was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and extremely personable. We all absolutely enjoyed the adventure and the time he took to personalize the adventure for the entire group. Nobody felt left out as Tim made sure he spoke with all members of our group to ensure everybody felt inclusion. Highly recommend Tim -he did an exceptional job!

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    January 16, 2020

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