Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour with Reserve Access

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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour with Reserve Access

From $74.99 per person

Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with priority reserve access to the ferry line. A NYC local expert tour guide will escort you and tell you about the statue's history. See magnificent views of the New York skyline as you travel.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Russian


  • Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Benefit from priority reserve access to the ferry line
  • Relax on a round trip by ferry (tickets included in tour price)
  • View the Manhattan Skyline and Battery Park
  • Be escorted by an NYC local expert tour guide
Full description
Visit Ellis Island on this 4-hour tour with a local NY expert tour guide. Enjoy priority reserve boarding for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty (also know as Lady Liberty) — an iconic copper statue designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. Dedicated on 28 October 1886, this statue was a gift to the United States from the people of France, and stands to this day for America's principles of freedom and welcoming. Take breathtaking photos as you travel on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. You will be able to see the Manhattan Skyline while on the NY Harbor. The World Trade Center is close to battery park and the best views of the new Freedom Tower is from the Ferry. Continue on the ferry to Ellis Island, home to a federal immigration station that opened in 1892 and continued operations for more than 60 years before closing in 1954. Millions of immigrants passed through the station during that period. It is thought that at least 40 per cent of all current United States citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island. Enjoy a guided tour of this island from your knowledgeable guide. When the tour concludes, you can choose to stay at Ellis Island to search for records of your family members, or return to Battery Park on a ferry that leaves every 15 minutes. 
  • Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Ellis Island Museum entrance
  • Priority Boarding on the Reserve line for the Ferry
  • Guided tour of Ellis Island with a local expert NYC tour guide
  • New York City Skyline with incredible views of Freedom Towers
  • Free time to explore Ellis Island at the end of the tour
  • Sightseeing Ferry ride
  • Pedestal access
  • Guided tour inside the Statue of Liberty and museums, an introduction will be given outside
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    24 State street in front of Starbucks across the street from Battery Park. The tour guide will meet you there. 24 State Street is also known as One Battery Park Plaza. The tour guide wearing a yellow uniform will meet you on the plaza, right outside of Starbucks. Do not enter Battery Park. Do not go to the Statue of Liberty ticket Booth (they do not have your tickets). Proceed directly to the meeting location and your tour guide will be waiting for you to begin your day. Subway stops to meeting point are R train to Whitehall Street; #4 or #5 train to Bowling Green station. #1 train to South Ferry Station.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Drinks

    Know before you go

    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes early as latecomers will not be able to catch up with the tour. If you miss the tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.
    • Keep in mind that you will go through a mandatory airport-grade security screening prior to boarding the ferry
    • Please note, the 2:00 PM tour does not include access to Ellis Island
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.9 /5

    based on 13 reviews

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    This guided tour is a great way to see Manhattan from a great view, and ofcourse to experience and understand the great story and feelings connectet with Staten Island and The statue of liberty. Our guide was amazing! She obviously loves her job, and she’s explaining the histories and facts with a great spirit and exitement! All in all a very good experience - we can 100% recommend it :)

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    October 19, 2018

    Tour guide a bit long winded; needed more time independently

    June 24, 2019


    LeAnne L. was an excellent guide! She was personable and knowledgeable. If ever in the area again I’d be blessed to have her as my guide!

    May 19, 2019

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