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Ages 4-99, max of 25 per group
Duration: 3–5 hours
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  • Round trip ferry ticket for Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Access to the new Liberty Island Museum
  • 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
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $0.25)
  • Crown and Pedestal (base) access at the Statue of Liberty, entry not included


Departure details
  • Castle Clinton National Monument, New York, NY 10004, USA Meet your guide on the steps outside of Castle Clinton's North Entrance. Castle Clinton is inside Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan. Your guide will have your entry tickets. Just show up and tell the guide your name. They will be wearing an orange hat and/or a blue jacket/shirt.
Return details
  • Ellis Island, United States Tour will end on Ellis Island. Guests can spend more time there if they wish or they can head back on the first ferry returning to Battery Park.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5250LIBERTYELLIS

  • 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 earliest time tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.
  • The guided portion of the tour is approximately either 0.5, 2 or 4 hours.
  • 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.
  • Photographs are permitted, but tripods and monopods are prohibited.
  • Children 3 and under free with paid adult ticket.
  • Guides are wearing orange hats AND/OR blue shirts or jackets.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

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

A note from Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options
  • All tour operations adhere to local health and safety regulations. Proof of vaccination is no longer required as part of New York State’s “Key to New York” entrance guidelines for sites involving indoor admission. Local and venue mandates are subject to change without notice.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5250LIBERTYELLIS

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Castle Clinton National Monument
    New York, NY 10004, USA
    Meet your guide on the steps outside of Castle Clinton's North Entrance. Castle Clinton is inside Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan. Your guide will have your entry tickets. Just show up and tell the guide your name. They will be wearing an orange hat and/or a blue jacket/shirt.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Battery Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Statue of Liberty
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Ellis Island
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Ellis Island Immigration Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Ellis Island
    Ellis Island, United States
    Tour will end on Ellis Island. Guests can spend more time there if they wish or they can head back on the first ferry returning to Battery Park.
    See address & details
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Emma R
Wakefield, UK20 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
So pleased I booked this tour and delighted with Nicola (male) who was our guide for the 3-4 hours. From circumnavigating queues to top tips for getting ready to disembark through to his personal passion the trip was so much better. Small group and felt as though we were all absorbed in his stories and knowledge of the locations. Ferry was on time and great views and topped off with Nicola offering to take a picture of the 2 of us rather than another selfie with half the image missing! Good value and highly recommend to do it with a guide as you totally get a better understanding of the history of the 2 locations. Thank you Nicola-top 5 stars from Us.
Written 8 February 2022
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Bradford M
3 contributions
Dec 2022
I've done a Statue of Liberty visit before on my own and it was stressful and crazy busy! Setting up this scheduled tour with a pro made it so much easier to know how to beat the crowds and find the best photo locations. Our tour guide James spent almost 4 hours with us between Liberty and Ellis Island and was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what we were seeing. I would highly recommend doing an organized tour, and hopefully you end up with James too! Pro Tip: Go as early as possible in day to avoid enormous afternoon crowds.
Written 4 January 2023
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Paul L
7 contributions
Jul 2022
My American adventure to ' NYC ' was from July 1 - 5. The first of my activities was to visit ' Liberty and Ellis island's '. I had pre booked with ' Statue city cruises ' through my ' New York CityPASS '. Arriving at ' Battery Park ' on a ' Top view ' bus I made my way to ' Statue city cruises ' check in area which was straight forward with plenty of signs. When I arrived there were two queues, one for the box office and the pre booked one which is best. You are greeted by a staff member who scans your print off/ phone and then it is to the security line. Once through there it is to the queue for the next ferry to ' Liberty island '. I found we were not waiting long with the ferry's pretty constant. To ' Liberty island ' to drop off/ pick up, taking the previous group to ' Ellis island '. My time on 'Liberty island ' was magic. When I arrived there was no " visitors must return to dock to depart at such and such a time etc ". My tour was at 2PM, maybe a little later a departing time was given ?. I was free to explore. While there I found ' Show time pictures ', these are professional photographers. They will take photos of you with ' The statue of Liberty ' or ' The One world observatory ' etc in the background. A little later you collect your photos from the kiosk in the store. The store is great with lots of memorabilia but expensive too. There is also ' The statue of Liberty ' museum to explore. Once you have finished on ' Liberty island ' you can return to the dock for the next ferry to ' Ellis island '. Again, on arrival at ' Ellis island ' there was no " visitors must return to dock by " announcement. I was free to explore the museum which has exhibits from immigrants who passed through ' Ellis island '. There are also interactive exhibits which playback audio recollections of charcters. Once you have finished on ' Ellis island ' you return to the dock to catch a ferry back to ' Battery Park '. My ' Statue city cruises ' ticket was for ' Battery Park to Liberty Island/ Ellis Island ' returning to ' Battery Park '. ' Statue city cruises ' also operate ferries from ' New Jersey ' too. And there maybe flexibility with tickets for just ' Battery Park to Liberty Island ' and back.
Written 19 July 2022
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KK69
Cape Girardeau, MO2 contributions
Dec 2022
We did the 2hr tour on a rainy day in December. Our tour guide was very friendly and made the wet ferry ride fun. He gave us some tips on how to use the ferry and avoid the long lines. While it was obvious our guide was passionate about New York History, I felt like we did not get enough additional information to make it worth the price. The first hour of the tour is just making it through security and riding the ferry over, so not much of a tour there. The tour on the island was better. Our guide did a great job telling the story of construction, but the museum also tells the same story, so I recommend saving your money and spending 30 minutes in the museum. The best part of the tour were all the little bits of NYC history that weren't specifically related to the island or statue. But in my opinion these little bits did not add up to the $60 differential between a ferry ticket and the tour price.
Written 25 December 2022
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Nathan C
Thank you for sharing this fascinating perspective. We appreciate that you got a lot out the guide's tour and are sad to hear that you also didn't get much out of it. It does sound like taking guided tours are not something that are of interest to you. It is great to learn this about yourself. And wonderful for you to share it with everyone here.
Written 6 January 2023
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Marshelle P
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Charlie was a great historian and extremely enthusiastic about the birth of our country.. I really enjoy the humor he used during the tour and he often required crowd participation he made it a very interesting tour …he also was a very kind man that went above and beyond I was in Newyork city with my mother for her birthday who is handicapped and he really made her experience feel like she was vip he took very good care of us putting us at the front of the lines and keeping our safety a priority. He made us feel very safe during our tour although she had some limitations in what she could do physically Charlie made us feel like we were still part of the group …I would recommend this tour to all my friends visiting newyork and wanna visit Ellis island and the Statue of Liberty !!!
Written 14 August 2022
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nataly02
Columbus, OH135 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
We took the 930 experience to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island. The boat was on time the ride over was smooth we had a great day with weather and the statue was beautiful. After about an hour with our tour guide who was awesome Brian he let us room around for about a half hour on our own to see the museum gift shop use the restrooms then we met back at the boat hopped aboard and went to Ellis Island. Once we got there he pulled us all aside and took us to a small seating area and gave us the Ellis Island history and a presentation that was really nice and then we were on our own for the rest of the afternoon to explore at our own pace and then head back anytime we want. I would highly recommend this to her and I would also recommend requesting Brian as your tour guide
Written 28 October 2022
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269lewisg
London, UK9 contributions
Feb 2022
This was a great tour of New York's most iconic site! Overall, I think it is definitely worth the money for a guide for Lady Liberty and Ellis Island, there is so much history that it is hard to get from a guide book or fixed installations. Our guide, Chris Tipp, was knowledgable and engaging, made sure we were in the right place at the right time to be at the front of every queue and turned out to be a pretty good photographer as well.

The only drawback is that we only had around half an hour in the museum on the Statue of Liberty when we could have done with maybe an hour and a half, but that would have extended the tour. You can have longer in the Ellis Island Museum which was a lot larger than I expected, so allow tine for that.
Written 2 March 2022
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hancouk
Fort Worth, TX182 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
A little confusing at the start because where to pick up the physical tickets was not really clear. We got them though and the lady (Amanda I think) was great. She pointed out Jet our guide and we were 20 minutes early for the 10am tour so we went to the gift shop and restroom. When we came back I was a bit unsure where Jet the guide was at 9:55am then thought I saw him and registered with him but his name was David. At 10:02am he checked our tickets and Amanda looked again at our booking because it turned out Jet had set off and there was a Jet and a David lol… weather was awful, we thoroughly enjoyed David’s knowledge and sharing of stories around the history of Liberty and the area. Also much appreciated the emergency poncho available and how David used the structures to shield the group as much as possible from the wind and rain!! He also made sure everyone got pictures beneath the statue ok.

My top tips: 1) If the weather is rainy, dress for it with the right coat and clothing, because my jeans were soaked and my feet wet in my sneakers!! 2) You go through airport style security so think of that and maybe even check the restrictions that apply. 3) Have a good quality umbrella that will survive being blown inside out repeatedly! 4) Take lots of pics and enjoy the commentary from the guide.
Written 4 December 2022
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Rachel S
6 contributions
Sep 2022
I honestly got so much more out of my visit to the Statue and Ellis because we chose to take this tour instead of just figuring it all out for ourselves. In the midst of a week of visiting museums, looking at exhibits, and taking in everything in NYC, it was a treat to have someone entertaining and charming (John F) to just tell us the story of how the monument and island came to be and bring things to life. But of course you can also spend time in the museums of either island to learn more and be sure not to miss the original torch in the S.O.L. museum. Also, if you're thinking of researching ancestors at Ellis Island, know that the time on their systems does cost, it's not free.
Written 22 September 2022
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Nam V
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
Emmelie was very passionate and details about the history and information about the statue. Such as the statue is not build in US but in France instead. She provide detail instruction on how we should get back and fort between island and museum is top notch. I would recommend this tour since it include admission to the cruise and museum on both island.
Written 19 June 2022
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Nathan C
Thank you for letting us know about your experience. We are very pleased to hear that you had a great time!
Written 19 June 2022
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