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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

  • Overview

    Enjoy a seamless visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in New York Harbor. This tour benefits from early reserve-line access for a round-trip ferry trip, as well as an optional early morning departure time that puts you ahead of many sightseers. Your guide takes you through Lady Liberty’s pedestal and to its observation decks, as well as through the Great Hall exhibits at Ellis Island.

  • Tour Highlights

    Beat the biggest crowds by picking an early departure time
    Gain early boarding access for your ferry to Liberty and Ellis Islands
    Take in views from the Statue of Liberty’s observation deck
    Explore Ellis Island Immigration Museum with your expert guide
    Wander Ellis Island on your own, and catch the ferry when you’re ready

  • Schedule


  • Duration


  • Pickup Time

  • Departure & Return points:

    Battery Park, New York
    Concludes at Ellis Island. You may take the ferry back to Battery Park at your leisure

  • What's included

    Early Reserve line access to board the ferry to save time at departure
    Access to Pedestal Museum at Liberty Island and the Museum at Ellis Island
    Expert guide
    Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
    Entry/Admission - Ellis Island
    Entry/Admission - Ellis Island Immigration Museum

  • Not Included

    Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Food and drinks
    Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $2.00)

  • Itinerary

    Meet your guide and group in front of Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park at least 15 minutes before the start of your Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour. From there, your guide escorts you to the ferry, where you can skip the lines with early reserve-line boarding.
    The ferry drops you off on Liberty Island where your guide takes you to pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and the observation decks.
    Your guide helps you transition from place to place, so you never waste time asking for directions or getting lost. After you’re done at the statue, head back to the ferry for your ride to Ellis Island.
    Explore the island with your guide in the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Then decide if you’d like to stay and wander the island more on your own. Your tour ends with a ferry ride back to Battery Park.

  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • Know before you go

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. The tour departs promptly and if late, you will NOT be able to catch up and will miss the tour. There are no refunds for missing the tour.
    Please note the 8:30am tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.
    The guided portion of the tour is approximately 4-hours, however it is recommended to allow at least 1 additional hour to fully experience Ellis Island. Return to Battery Park is at the participants own leisure
    Food available for purchase on the ferry, at the Statue of Liberty, and on Ellis Island
    Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Security screening will take place prior to entering the ferry. Visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening.
    Backpacks, strollers and other large items must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island. These lockers are available for $2.00 per locker. This fee is not included
    This tour is not wheelchair accessible
    Photographs are permitted, tripods and monopods are prohibited
    Children 3 and under free with paid adult ticket