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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

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  • Avoid the crowds with early access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Take one of the first ferry rides of the day to Liberty Island
  • Get more from visiting these two landmarks with a guide who knows the history
Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
From US$57.00
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Beat the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with this early-access tour. Enjoy special early-morning priority boarding for the ferry, and then cruise over to Liberty Island before most of the crowds arrive. Follow a guide on a tour of two of New York City’s most iconic landmarks as you learn about their significance to the US and world history.
What to Expect

Meet for this early-access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour at Pier A Harbor House. Spend some time visiting the nearby memorials with your guide. Then be one of the first passengers to board your ferry for the ride over to Liberty Island.

At the Statue of Liberty, take a guided tour that leads you up to the pedestal for stunning views. Your guide tells you stories along the way as you get to see the statue closer than with any other standard visit.

Hop back on the ferry for the short ride to Ellis Island. Learn all about the complicated immigration progress people went through as your guide takes you through the collection of interactive displays.

At the end of your tour, either take the ferry back to Battery Park with your guide or stay on Ellis Island to explore more before returning on your own.
Reviews (270)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great guide and awesome tour!

Colin was our guide and he was a great, personable guide and led our tour with enthusiasm and a wealth of historical facts. Couldn't have picked a better tour or day to take it, a rare warm sunny day in November.

Thank abc_sea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island - ROBERT YONSKIE

Robert Yonskie was an excellent tour guide. We visited Lady Liberty and Ellis Island on Memorial Day. Sorry it took me so long for this review, however somehow I deleted the e-mail and only now I have found a print out with the link. We...More

Thank HeidrunI3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Exceptional, memorable, informative!!

We were fortunate to have Roberto as our guide! He was a fountain of information with fantastic storytelling ability and a great sense of humor. He was able to engage all participants in our group including my teenage daughter and her friend. He kept the...More

Thank lonniem487
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Entertaining, informative, outstanding!

Our family of 4 (parents with 17 and 19 year old boys) had an incredible experience with our tour guide Alvaro! Alvaro was very personable, informative, entertaining and made sure that everyone on the tour had a great experience. We had members in our group...More

Thank GrandTour380013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
“The thickness of two pennies”...

Mike and I went on Tuesday for the early access tour at 9. We were early and there was room for us on the 8:30 tour, so we took that one. So glad we did. Our guide was Colin. He was amazing. He got our...More

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30 May 2018|
Response from Beth M | Reviewed this property |
From the time we met our guide and group at 8:45 until our guide left us at Ellis Island to further explore on our own at 1:30 was 4-3/4 hours.
26 May 2018|
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Response from Beth M | Reviewed this property |
I found a link for you that explains the general accessibility for the ferries and the statue. I can't post the link here but you can find it with a quick search on accessibility for the ferry lines and the statue.
Natalia B
20 May 2018|
Response from AdamC5906 | Reviewed this property |
Not to the crown. Just the pedestal