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Statue of Liberty Pedestal Express provided by City Tales Sightseeing & Private Tours

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Statue of Liberty Pedestal Express

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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All guests and guides are required to wear a mask at all times. Guest must provide their own mask. Guests not wearing masks will not be permitted to take the tour and no refund will be issued. For safety guide is not permitted to share their hand sanitizer we highly recommend guests bring their own.
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
As perhaps the most widely celebrated symbol of American freedom, it's no wonder that the Statue of Liberty is among New York City's most popular destinations. Don't miss this must-see attraction with a hassle-free experience that includes ferry travel, Statue of Liberty entry, and a visit to Ellis Island—all included. Just book tickets for your preferred time, hop aboard the ferry, and enjoy statue pedestal access, with entry guaranteed.
  • You'll start at
    One Battery Park Plaza
    One Battery Park Plaza, New York, NY 10004, USA
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  • 1
    Statue of Liberty
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Ellis Island
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Statue of Liberty Museum
    Stop: 35 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Battery Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    New York Harbor
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
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  • Visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, on this tour from Battery Park
  • Don't worry about fighting crowds, with convenient, skip-the-line tickets
  • Get your preferred experience, with either self-guided tours or a live guide
  • Enjoy a great value with entry fees, audio guide, and ferry travel included
Important Information
Departure Point
One Battery Park Plaza, New York, NY 10004, USA
3–6 hours
Return Details
Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, USA Ellis Island, United States
  • Statue of Liberty Exclusive Pedestal Access
  • Live Guide at Statue of Liberty
  • Live Guide at Ellis Island (if upgrade chosen at time of booking)
  • Round-Trip Ferry Service
  • Full Access to The Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
  • Entry/Admission - New York Harbor
  • Does NOT include Crown Access
  • Does NOT include food or drinks
  • Does NOT include locker fees
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • There are two airport-style security screenings so guests are advised to plan accordingly. No weapons, knives, scissors, etc. will be allowed through the first security checkpoint. There is no opportunity to check prohibited items before the first screening
  • Backpacks, food, and drink of any kind (except water) are not permitted into the pedestal but you will have an opportunity to check these items in a locker before the second security screening. Lockers are available on Liberty Island. Customer will need coins to rent the lockers. Coins are returned to customers after the rental
  • Please be advised tour duration will vary
  • Guided statue only experience lasts approximately 3 hours
  • Guided Statue of Liberty plus Ellis Island visit is approximately 4.5 hours
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • There is a good amount of walking on this tour with some opportunities to sit but travelers should be able to stand and walk for periods at a time.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Kevin R. wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions
I visited Manhattan for the first time as a tourist, and I decided to visit the Statue of Liberty. I was unsure of how to go about it, so I booked a 'skip-the-line' tour with a guide. Best decision I could have possibly made. Our guide, Jim, was very funny, helpful, and
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Date of experience: February 2020
Carl J wrote a review Dec 2019
6 contributions
Today we visited the Statue of Liberty with Debbie as our guide. We have had an amazing day and the children enjoyed all the facts and history Debbie showed them. The trip was fun and friendly. I would definitely recommend, skipped a two hour line and guided straight through
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Date of experience: December 2019
Aburke2014 wrote a review Dec 2019
Phoenix, Maryland15 contributions3 helpful votes
Patric was a fantastic guide, we learned so much and enjoyed making friends with our whole small group . Highly recommend this tour .
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kcrogadventure wrote a review Nov 2019
Kansas City, Missouri3 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our tour guide, James. He had an infinite amount of interesting history about the Statue of Liberty. The tour was very informative and a pleasant walk around the Statue of Liberty. We are very pleased we had a great tour guide.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Hayley S wrote a review Nov 2019
Hartford, Connecticut2 contributions3 helpful votes
Marc was a great guide, you could tell his knowledge of NYC was depthy - super enjoyable to listen to! Thank you for a great experience! Very easy and seamless.
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Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
About the operator

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By: City Tales Sightseeing & Private Tours
It was our first time to New York and of course the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are a must go to! We booked
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New York vacation
Went in May 2019. Worth every penny due to Jim our tour guide.very funny and tells you all the information through
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Great tour highly recommend
Jim, provided a great tour ,which was very informative and entertaining. Thank you Jim. Simon & Angela
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9/11 Walking tour
Our tour guide was Debbie and she did a amazing job. She did a great job showing us around and all though it was ra
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9/11 Walking Tour
Debbie was amazing! She was very knowledgeable and had very touching stories. It was cold and wet out and she did w
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Walking tour
We had a fantastic tour with Debbie Mason. Thanks, Debbie for a great day! Your knowledge is unsurpassed and your
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Liberty Island Visit
We were having coffee at Star Bucks and our guide Marc came near us. Timing was very good. He explained everything
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Jim is the best!
We took the tour on December 30th and thoroughly enjoyed it. The timing was excellent. Jim was an outstanding
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daniela c
Amazin Experience!
Marc wit C, the best guider in this matter! I can not believe all the information hi provided us. I would take it a
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Marc Landma our tour guide was great and filled with knowledge since he has lived in the area his whole life. Woul
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Don't hesitate booking this tour
We enjoyed this tour and Jim was a fantastic tour guide. A great touch also with him personally taking the time to
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Great introduction to the 9-11 memorial
Debie was great! She was very knowledgable about the history behind the site and other events occuring at the same
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Xmas trip
Matt was awesome. Full of information and did a great job of explaining. My daughter and I loved him.
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Statue of Liberty
Very nice tour. Jim was a very good tour guide, he provided us with a lot of information regarding the lady, the i
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Very good tour. Not too informative but still have a good background of what was going on. Was on time and accommod
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3–6 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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