NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

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Take a 30-minute live guided tour in English of Battery Park and visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Explore with audio guides or upgrade to a fully-escorted tour of Liberty Island & Ellis Island.

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
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 3 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Korean


  • Take a 30-minute live guided tour in English of Battery Park
  • Discover Liberty island and Ellis Island independently with a multilingual audio guide
  • Enjoy early, crowd-free access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Upgrade to fully escorted tour options featuring a live English-speaking tour guide
Full description
Learn all about the unique history of Battery Park on a 30-minute guided tour with an experienced local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the 25-acre green park has a varied history and many classic monuments to explore. Find out essential facts surrounding the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial, Bosque Gardens and the circular Bosque Fountain. Finish up the walking tour at Castle Clinton, built in anticipation of the War of 1812. Positioned in the middle of the park, the castle acts as a centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you through the various procedures to board the ferry for Liberty Island. Benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Built by Gustave Eiffel, Lady Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Take a self-guided tour with audio headsets that come in multiple languages. Travel over to Ellis Island to absorb yourself in the moving stories of the immigrant experience at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. It is thought that at least 40% of all current US citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island. Pick up your multilingual audio guide on arrival and explore independently. Journey through the 60-plus years that the facility processed new arrivals at the start of their lives in America. Upgrade to a fully-escorted tour and listen to your English-speaking guide bring the history of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty to life. This option also includes a guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial after you return to Manhattan.
  • 30-minute guided walking tour of Battery Park
  • Expedited access to the ferry
  • Ferry tickets to Liberty Island and Ellis Island
  • Entry to Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Entry to the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum, unless you have selected the 2:00 PM tour
  • Audio tour headsets for the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
  • Live tour guide inside Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Live tour guide inside the Ellis Island Museum
  • Gratuities
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

24 State Street, New York, NY 10004. 24 State Street is also known as One Battery Park Plaza. The tour guide wearing a yellow uniform will meet you on the plaza outside Starbucks. Do not enter Battery Park. Do not go to the Statue of Liberty ticket booth as they won't have your tickets.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A mandatory airport grade security screening is conducted prior to boarding the ferry
  • The 1:45 PM tour does not include access to Ellis Island
  • Due to local regulations, the Statue of Liberty Museum, the Statue of Liberty pedestal, Ellis Island, and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum may not be open on the date of your visit
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1521 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9 / 5
  • Transportation
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Service
    4.2 / 5
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The woman who led us on the tour of battery park was wonderful. she was very knowledgeable about the government, Hamilton, and the statue of liberty. I feel that my trip was better for going on the pre-tour with GYG. we didn't have to wait in any long lines, we had great service and the staff was very professional.

December 9, 2019

Although the statue of liberty is excellent and we learnt so much about it and Ellis Island, we actually ended up doing the tour as the instructions were not very clear on where to pick up your ticket, which ended up being in a Starbucks!! So we nearly missed the trip, and when we did eventually find the meeting point the guide was extremely rude and complaining about us to the other people on the tour and then kept saying sorry I forgot you was there when she realised we was there! After lots of comments about us! And we were then not allowed to join the tour with several other late comers which ended up working out quite well as some of the information she gave us was condradicting the information in the museum! Overall though the tour was excellent

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December 9, 2019

It was very cold which made it hard to concentrate on what our guide was saying. The statue is amazing as is the history. The site is easy to access by the tour boats. But, there is far too much security, it was the same as going through an airport, not once but THREE times. Enough!

November 21, 2019

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