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  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

    1. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

    Begin your experience by departing from Battery Park, Manhattan or Liberty State Park, New Jersey. Battery Park is easily accessible via subway, located in Lower Manhattan. Liberty State Park is easily accessible via car, located in Jersey City, NJ. Once you arrive at the meeting point, enjoy priority line access with your pre-purchased ticket. Board the ferry and see the impressive views of Lady Liberty and the NYC skyline. Take note of the ferry's return times to plan your day. Your ticket gives you access to explore two attractions: Liberty Island (with the Statue of Liberty) and Ellis Island. The itinerary depends on your departure location. From Manhattan, your first stop will be Liberty Island. On arrival, pick up your multilingual audio guide to start exploring the history of the Statue of Liberty. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy a special narration of this self-g...

    Wonderful being able to take a ferry from Liberty Park to both Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty and back. Great rates!

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

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

    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 se...

    This was a great trip for a great price. Our guide, her name is Isabella I believe made the tour so much better. She is highly knowledgeable and very witty and funny. We loved the experience. I would highly recommend.

  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

    3. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

    Meet your guide in Battery Park at Castle Clinton, a former fort. For the comprehensive option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island. For the express option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own. For the pre-ferry tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island. With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.

    Although I was worried of the uncertainty, everything went smoothly, easy process, the guide were there to greet and guide. I like the fact that a confirmation was sent the day before, letting me know where to go and how to get there, that gave me a peace of mind. Instructions easy to follow, excellent.

  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ferry Tour and Ripley's

    4. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ferry Tour and Ripley's

    Your tour will begin with a 30-minute guided tour of Battery Park where you can learn its unique history with a local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the park has an interesting history and many monuments. Learn about the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial and Bosque Gardens and Fountain. Encounter Castle Clinton, which was built in anticipation of the War of 1812 and was the centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you through the various procedures to board the ferry to Liberty Island where you will benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. Receive priority access to the ferry Line to Liberty Island, before crossing New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty, where your ticket grants access to the pedestal and Pedestal Museum. Built by Gustave Eiffel, “Lady Liberty” was a gift to the United S...

  • Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island Small Group Tour

    5. Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island Small Group Tour

    Step back in time on an amazing tour of Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. Walk through the park and discuss its significant history with your student guide as you make you way to the old military fort of Castle Clinton. Skip the long lines to take the ferry to Liberty Island, and then enter the pedestal of the statue on arrival. Visit the museum to learn more about the monument and get great views of Manhattan from the deck. Climb aboard another ferry and sail over to Ellis Island, where the first immigrants to arrive in New York in the 19th century were processed. Explore the museum and memorials to get an insight into how America was built on immigration from the Old World. Then, take the ferry back to Manhattan or choose to remain on Ellis Island to relax, eat or look up your family records.

    It is so convenient to have a tour guide. Our tour guide Jerry was extremely knowledgeable and helpful which helped us save a lot of time and yet have a memorable experience.

  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Small Group Tour

    6. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Small Group Tour

    Join an expert guide to get the most out of your trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Buy your own ferry ticket beforehand, then meet your guide on the morning of your tour to board the ferry. Upon arrival on Liberty Island, enjoy a fully guided tour of the island and learn about the history of the Statue of Liberty. Take in the sights of the New York skyline from the observation deck. Then, cross by ferry to Ellis Island to explore the fascinating history of America's peak immigration years. Listen to personal stories, see family photos from the period, and even trace your own family history. Break for lunch at your own expense and then continue your visit on your own. Stay as long as you want before returning to Manhattan.

    James was funny and informative! He was super polite and even showed us where to get food after! Fun sight seeing tour, loved taking the ferry back and forth!

  • Statue of Liberty Ellis Island & One World Trade Observatory

    7. Statue of Liberty Ellis Island & One World Trade Observatory

    Meet your guide at Battery Park and enjoy Reserved Timed priority boarding for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty on this program. Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the iconic copper Statue was built by Gustave Eiffel. Dedicated on 28 October 1886, it was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Continue 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. After returning to Battery Park, you’ll visit the National September 11 Memorial, the principal monument commemorating the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 that killed 2,507 civilians, 72 law enforcement officers,...

  • Statue of Liberty Tour w/ Express Bus from Midtown Manhattan

    8. Statue of Liberty Tour w/ Express Bus from Midtown Manhattan

    Climb aboard the exclusive Statue of Liberty express bus and make your way to Battery Park with ease. Upon arrival, benefit from access to the VIP line to board the ferry to Liberty Island without the wait. Explore the grounds of the Statue of Liberty before the crowds arrive, or upgrade to the pedestal option and learn more about "Lady Liberty" in the museum.  Continue to Ellis Island to explore the former processing center for immigrants newly arrived in America, and get the chance to trace your ancestors at the museum. Return to Battery Park and get escorted to the 9/11 Memorial pools before catching the express bus back to Midtown Manhattan.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the entire day. The historical information and hundreds of interesting facts about the attractions we visited and NYC provided hours of delight. We could not have seen and learned so much or done that much in one day without our guide. But we were not rushed and spent time at each place. Highly recommended by us. Also I called the number on our voucher 3 times to ask silly questions and a human answered immediately and answered all questions.

  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Early Access Tour

    9. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Early Access Tour

    Discover the history of two of New York’s most iconic monuments on a half-day morning tour of Liberty Island, with a visit to the Statue of Liberty Museum and Ellis Island. Arrive at the grounds just under the watchful eye of Lady Liberty, where great views across NYC's skyline, Lower Manhattan, and the Big Apple await. Hop on the ferry to Ellis Island and follow in the footsteps of some 12 million immigrants and learn about the process those hopeful individuals went through to settle in America. View and walk the Stairs of Separation, growing to understand the Island's two very unique names - "The Island of Hope" and "The Island of Tears". After your guide has explained to you the history, they will give you the option to continue your exploration of Ellis Island on your own with the audio guide (included) or return to The Battery on the ferry with them. If you wish, feel free to stay...

    The tour was so informative with history of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. I learnt alot and Rob our tour guide is very knowledgeable and keeps you engaged. Definitely recommend this tour company :-)

  • Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Grand Central Audio Tour

    10. Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Grand Central Audio Tour

    Take a short tour of Battery Park to learn its history with a local guide. Hear about highlights such as the Battery Cannon and Coast Guard Memorial. End at Castle Clinton before you catch the ferry to Liberty Island and save precious time with priority boarding. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty and get access to the Pedestal Museum. Avail of exclusive access to the monument up to Fort Wood for a truly immersive experience. Continue to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience at the museum. Pick up your audio guide and explore independently, or upgrade to a fully escorted tour and benefit from the services of an English-speaking guide on Ellis Island. Explore Grand Central Station any day during your stay with a open ended ticket for the audio tour. Learn how construction of the terminal led to a real estate boom, including landmarks such as the Chrysler Build...

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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!!

Although I was worried of the uncertainty, everything went smoothly, easy process, the guide were there to greet and guide. I like the fact that a confirmation was sent the day before, letting me know where to go and how to get there, that gave me a peace of mind. Instructions easy to follow, excellent.

This was a great trip for a great price. Our guide, her name is Isabella I believe made the tour so much better. She is highly knowledgeable and very witty and funny. We loved the experience. I would highly recommend.

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour!! Our guide Tim was so knowledgeable and interesting. We seriously enjoyed it even more than we had hoped.

Our guide was fantastic. I highly recommend the whole experience.