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  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

    1. 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 and Liberty Island Small Group Tour

    2. 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

    3. 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 Early Access Tour

    4. 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 :-)

  • New York: Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory

    5. New York: Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory

    Get the best of the “Big Apple” with a combined, 2-part tour of two of New York’s main attractions. Start your day at Battery Park, where priority boarding will get you on one of the 1st ferries of the day to leave for Liberty Island. Marvel at the views of New York City as you sail across the harbor. On arrival at Liberty Island, enjoy a tour of the Statue of Liberty. Re-board the ferry to cross to Ellis Island, and learn about the immigration process that 12 million new arrivals to the New World underwent. Walk the Stairs of Separation, and get a feel for how it must have felt for lovers and families as they awaited their fate and new life in the “Land of the Free.” Break for lunch, before your afternoon tour of the 9/11 Memorial and One World Observatory. Go to the heart of the terrible tragedy of 11 September 2001, and learn how the city rebuilt itself, bigger, better and stronger...

  • New York: Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial Tour

    6. New York: Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial Tour

    Get the most from your time in the “Big Apple” with a full-day tour of Lower Manhattan, exploring in small groups of no more than 10 participants for a more intimate experience. Meet your guide in Battery Park for priority boarding on the ferry to Liberty Island to get the best seats. Cross to Ellis Island, and follow in the footsteps of 12 million immigrants to learn the process they went through to settle in America. Walk the Stairs of Separation to understand the island’s 2 very different names: “The Island of Hope” and “The Island of Tears.” You are free to stay on Ellis Island to explore at leisure, or cross back to Lower Manhattan with your guide. There will be a gap of 2.5-3 hours before the next leg of your tour, allowing plenty of time for lunch (own expense). Re-group at St. Peter’s Church in the afternoon for a comprehensive tour of the 9/11 Memorial site. Get a full pictur...

    We did the Statue of Liberty in the Morning with Rob, and the World Trade center Museum tour in the afternoon with Tauren. Both where fantastic experiences and the tour guides where amazing. The only way it could have been better would have been to go up into the crown, but since that is not part of the tour, I can't doing them for that. We would do both tours again if we ever come back to NYC!

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What people are saying about Statue of Liberty Pedestal

Tim was a marvelous guide! He was funny and informative. He even took pictures of each of us in front of Lady Liberty. I feel it should be a known universal etiquette, but apparently it's not, so I'll mention it here: TIP your guide, ya'll!!! The website might say your ticket includes different things, like "pedestal access" for example, but it won't include that unless you have booked tickets about 2 months in advance. I'm still confused about whether or not I paid more for a ticket to have a special experience, but didn't receive all of my money's worth. The website should really say whether or not all of the items will be included on the date of one's visit. I called but didn't specifically ask if the pedestal would be available on the date of my visit. (There are only a small amount of tickets to access that, and from what I understand, the park regulates that.) I suggest trying to call for clarification and specifically ask what will be available on the day of your visit.

It was fun walking around Battery Park and then taking the ferry over to the Statue of Liberty. With the ferries leaving every 20 minutes, you could stay as long as you'd like there and Ellis Island. I will say the food at Ellis Island is horrible, so bring something to eat if you think you'll be hungry.

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.

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

Good, knowledgeable guide in the beginning with lots of time to enjoy the history, take pictures, and eat on each island.