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New York City: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Guided Tour

New York City: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Guided Tour

From US$ 51.70 per person

No trip to New York would be complete without visiting and learning about one of the most well-known monuments in the world: the Statue of Liberty and the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Private group available


  • Experience the Statue of Liberty and learn about its important history
  • Visit Ellis Island and hear about the incredible history of immigration in the United States
  • Understand how immigrants from all over the world preserved their strong cultural identity while adapting to life in a new country
  • Gain access to the museum dedicated the history of the Statue of Liberty
Full description
Since 1886, the Statue of Liberty has welcomed millions to New York City and the United States. You will be able to get up close and personal to this international symbol and learn the history behind the statue and how it came to be on Liberty Island. The tour includes priority, reserved access to the islands; a professional, licensed NYC tour guide who will guide you through both islands; and access to the Statue of Liberty Museum and the National Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island. On Ellis Island, you will learn about the journey of the millions of immigrants who passed through the island from 1892-1924, arriving in America, in search of a better life. Due to site regulations, your guide might not be able to accompany you inside the museums. However, they will offer a complete explanation of what you will experience inside.
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Ferry tickets with priority entry into the screening facility
  • Access to Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Entry to Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Entry to Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Access to the Statue of Liberty pedestal or crown
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Meeting point

Outside Starbucks, 1 Battery Place, at the corner of State and Pearl Streets across from Battery Park.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Due to COVID-19 measures, the pedestal can currently not be accessed
  • Due to site regulations, your guide cannot accompany you inside the museums
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 272 reviews

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I didn’t expect to be so moved by the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island, but the guide and the sights were really captivating. The large pics of the immigrants in the exhibits on Ellis Island were very intense and riveting. In those photos, Their history and hope were so evident on their faces. Such an amazing place.

September 5, 2021

Great job!

Had limited time to visit in NYC with family and love American history! Was able to get up close with a great guide and access to Statue when other options were sold out and long lines. Also able to get fast tracked through most every line.... less lunch! Learned much and was able to get to see other attractions thanks to maximizing time. Worth the additional cost and guide made it memorable and educational.

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August 16, 2019

Well worth it! Fantastic guide and tour!

Emmanuel Hadar was our tour guide and he was fantastic! So knowledgeable and personable, he made the wait times informative and interesting. Getting Amigo Tours was a great investment. Huge lines but not for us, much, MUCH shorter wait times with the tour. If we ever make it back to NYC, we will definitely seek out Amigo Tours again.

May 26, 2019

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