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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Award-Winning Small-Group Tour w/ Fast Track

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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.
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
What to Expect
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 (8:30 and 9:30 am tours only) and the observation decks. Access to the Liberty Island Museum is included. 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park, New York, NY 10004, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Ellis Island, United States
Inclusions
  • Early Reserve line access to board the ferry to save time at departure
  • Access to the Pedestal at Liberty Island - only if 8:30am or 9:30am tour booked
  • Access to the new Liberty Island Museum (open May 2019)
  • Access to the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
  • Expert English speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $0.25)
  • Crown Access at the Statue of Liberty
  • 9am Tour does not include access to the Pedestal at Liberty Island
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Some parts of this tour are not wheelchair accessible (top of the pedestal is not large enough for a wheelchair)
  • Photographs are permitted, tripods and monopods are prohibited
  • Children 3 and under free with paid adult ticket
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I took the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island guided tour with Mark. I must say that Mark is extremely knowledgeable, fun and Entertaining. He made this tour fly by and in the end I was wishing that it wasn’t coming to an end. I will recommend this tour to everyone and will also
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This was an excellent tour . We enjoyed every minute of it . Remy was a fantastic guide and I’d recommend this tour to anyone visiting New York .
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I had an amazing time learning about the history of Ellis island and lady liberty. Owen Thompson was an amazing and thorough tour guide who made sure no one got left behind. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting or just curious about learning more about New York’s
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Our tour guide was Ben and he brought his Broadway experience to take this tour to the next level. We saw/heard other guides and we could tell we had lucked out. When he told the stories of Ellis island and the Statue of Liberty it was emotional and sincere and made the history
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The instructions for meeting our guide were easy to follow, and we had no trouble meeting the tour guide at the designated meeting point. Our tour guide was Jimmy (the chicken man) Hoffman. Jimmy made sure we were through security and on the ferry with no trouble. And that we
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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