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In the morning, head to Battery Park in Lower Manhattan, where you board a ferry. Skip the line with priority boarding, then take in the cinematic views of New York Harbor en route to your first stop: Liberty Island.

Venture into the Statue of Liberty Museum, where audio headsets make it easy to hear your guide’s commentary. Ascend to the observation deck in the statue’s pedestal, from where you get 360-degree views and sweeping photos of New York’s skyline.

Board another ferry bound for neighboring Ellis Island, which housed New York’s primary immigrant processing facilities from 1892 to 1954. Learn about the millions of people from around the world who passed through this gateway to the United States, and tour its well-preserved facilities with your guide.

The tour ends when you board a ferry back to Battery Park, though you can choose to linger at Ellis Island’s Immigration Museum or see more of its sights before returning.

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Statue of Liberty
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Follow in the footsteps of New York’s early immigrants and discover the beacon of liberty herself on this half-day tour of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy priority boarding onto the ferry from Lower Manhattan—no waiting in line. This tour also includes guaranteed Statue of Liberty Museum and observation deck admission, audio headsets to make your guide’s stories crystal clear, and entry to Ellis Island’s historical facilities.

  • Includes round-trip ferry ride from Lower Manhattan with priority boarding
  • Visit the iconic Statue of Liberty and its pedestal observation deck
  • Relive US immigration history at the statue’s museum and on Ellis Island
  • Hear your guide’s in-depth commentary via audio headsets
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Tour Guide Matt was a Gem!

I previously went to NYC 30 years ago and wasn't able t to visit Liberty Island or Ellis Island let alone even seeing the Statue of Liberty in her full glory as she was being renovated and covered by scaffolding. So on this trip it...More

Thank Brickhouse05
Reviewed 1 week ago
Really good tour

We booked this using the New York Sightseeing pass and were very impressed. We were on a tight schedule as we had a lot to cram into the day, but we really wish that we'd spent a lot more time on this tour, as there...More

Thank liamkelly254
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide, Amy, was a phenomenal leader and teacher. She allowed us to experience both attractions from the viewpoint of our ancestors. We literally “walked in their shoes” during the Ellis Island tour and were allowed to stay and do research on our families for...More

Thank jrgerodias
Reviewed 12 August 2018
Great time at the Statue of Liberty

My daughter and her two children and our exchange student wanted to go to the Statue of Liberty in NY while they were with me. I booked this tour and it was excellent!! Debbie was our guide and she did a fantastic job. She gave...More

Thank Leenie1956
Reviewed 8 August 2018
Great Tour and Tour Guide

Met right where they said they'd be but you need to go up and ask someone if they are with City Tales. If you do that, you're good. Mike was awesome--and gave a ton of information. Tour was about 4 hours long. We had my...More

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28 August 2018|
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Response from ROCIO D | Reviewed this property |
It is not private but you can requested, she will be happy to make it private. Just for Debbie
Olesia B
26 April 2018|
Response from Stephan H | Reviewed this property |
I think our tour started approx. 9.30am and ended about 2.30pm.
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