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NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

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Take a 30-minute live guided tour in English of Battery Park and visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Explore with audio guides or upgrade to a fully-escorted tour of Liberty Island & Ellis Island.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 3 - 6 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Optional audio guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Korean

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a 30-minute live guided tour in English of Battery Park
  • Discover Liberty island and Ellis Island independently with a multilingual audio guide
  • Enjoy early, crowd-free access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Upgrade to fully escorted tour options featuring a live English-speaking tour guide
Full description
Learn all about the unique history of Battery Park on a 30-minute guided tour with an experienced local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the 25-acre green park has a varied history and many classic monuments to explore. Find out essential facts surrounding the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial, Bosque Gardens and the circular Bosque Fountain. Finish up the walking tour at Castle Clinton, built in anticipation of the War of 1812. Positioned in the middle of the park, the castle acts as a centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you through the various procedures to board the ferry for Liberty Island. Benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Built by Gustave Eiffel, Lady Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Take a self-guided tour with audio headsets that come in multiple languages. Travel over to Ellis Island to absorb yourself in the moving stories of the immigrant experience at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. It is thought that at least 40% of all current US citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island. Pick up your multilingual audio guide on arrival and explore independently. Journey through the 60-plus years that the facility processed new arrivals at the start of their lives in America. Upgrade to a fully-escorted tour and listen to your English-speaking guide bring the history of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty to life. This option also includes a guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial after you return to Manhattan.
Includes
  • 30-minute guided walking tour of Battery Park
  • Expedited access to the ferry
  • Ferry tickets to Liberty Island
  • Ferry tickets to Ellis Island
  • Entry to Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Entry to the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum (unless 2 PM tour selected)
  • Audio tour headsets for the Statue of Liberty National Monument
  • Audio tour headsets for Ellis Island
  • Live tour guide inside Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Live tour guide inside the Ellis Island Museum
  • Gratuities
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
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Meeting point

24 State Street, New York, NY 10004. 24 State Street is also known as One Battery Park Plaza. The tour guide wearing a yellow uniform will meet you on the plaza outside Starbucks. Do not enter Battery Park. Do not go to the Statue of Liberty ticket booth as they won't have your tickets.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A mandatory airport grade security screening is conducted prior to boarding the ferry
  • The 1:45 PM tour does not include access to Ellis Island
  • Due to local regulations, the Statue of Liberty Museum, the Statue of Liberty pedestal, Ellis Island, and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum may not be open on the date of your visit
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 1763 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Isabelle was our tour guide. Our tour was scheduled on the day tropical storm Ida was coming through. The tour moved forward and we were so fortunate to not encounter any rain throughout our tour! Isabelle was full of energy and information! She loved sharing her knowledge of all parts of history and the area! She encourages promptness in a positive way! We loved our tour!!

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September 5, 2021

it was great everything as planned but I feel it was for free because I never received any tickets for my payment when I was at the place so that means maybe you don't need to pay for this tour because you can go without any payment. For the rest of people I believe it's better ask before to pay for something and we don't have any guide at any time. We requested for audio guide but it was free as well

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August 10, 2021

This was a great tour! I have taken several tours with several different companies and this was by far the best! Our guide Richard was outstanding! Knowledgeable, patient, funny, considerate, interesting…the perfect guide! This was my daughter’s first trip to NYC and I’m so glad he was part of her memorable weekend!

August 9, 2021

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