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NYC: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island First Tour of the Day

1. NYC: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island First Tour of the Day

Discover the famous Statue of Liberty on a guided tour and ferry ride. Enjoy early access to Liberty Island, see clear views of the iconic New York skyline, and explore Ellis Island. Begin your day at The Battery (formerly known as Battery Park), the historical gateway to Lady Liberty. Board the earliest ferry of the day (if you choose the earliest tour time) to avoid the crowds of tourists and sail away from Manhattan to greet the Statue of Liberty. Disembark at Liberty Island and join your guide on a walking tour of the island to learn the origins of the iconic Statue of Liberty. As you walk, take in views of the famed New York skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge. Wander through the Statue of Liberty Museum and see Lady Liberty’s original torch. Next, board the short ferry to Ellis Island. Hear a brief introduction about the Island's historical significance and get recommendations on what to do on the island from your guide. Then, explore this special place at your own pace. Wander the site, enjoy the official audio guide, search the passenger records for family names, or pause for a quick bite to eat at the popular cafeteria. Either return to Manhattan with your guide on the ferry or stay to explore the island as long as you wish.

New York City: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Guided Tour

2. New York City: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Guided Tour

Take a ferry and see two of New York's iconic islands: Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty and learn the history behind the statue and how it came to be on Liberty Island. The tour includes priority, reserved access to the islands; a professional, licensed NYC tour leader who will guide you through both islands; and access to the Statue of Liberty Museum and the National Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island. On Ellis Island, you will learn about the journey of the millions of immigrants who passed through the island from 1892-1924, arriving in America, in search of a better life. Due to site regulations, your tour guide might not be able to accompany you inside the sites; regardless, they will offer a complete explanation of what you will experience inside

NYC: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Ferry

3. NYC: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Ferry

Embark on an inspiring and educational journey to two iconic New York islands, the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. Visit the world famous Statue of Liberty and see where thousands of immigrants entered the United States on Ellis Island. Your tour begins with a guided orientation at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, where you will learn about the history of the neighborhood and the War of 1812. Then enjoy priority boarding onto the ferry to Liberty Island. As you cross the New York Harbor, admire the beautiful downtown Manhattan skyline behind you and snap photos of Lady Liberty from the water. Once at Liberty Island, freely explore the island and the Statue of Liberty Museum or choose the option that includes a guided tour of the island. Once you're finished at Liberty Island, hop back on the ferry to the infamous Ellis Island, known as the Gateway to America. Learn about how newly arriving immigrants were processed as you explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum by yourself or with a guide. Both the 2-hour and 4-hour tour options include a guided experience of Liberty Island packed with historical facts about the statue. On the 4-hour tour, enjoy an additional guided orientation of Ellis Island.

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Fantastic tour with Rob - fun, knowledgable, insightful and, even a bit emotional. It shouldn’t be missed! Four hours go quickly and I just wish it mentioned that you can stay longer on Ellis Island.. I would have stayed longer if I had known but had made plans..

Great visit with a very enthusiastic guide who shared lots of anecdotes with us. The visit by the 1st departure in the morning was the right plan, because few people and little waiting. When we got back to Manhattan there were a lot of people in the ferry queue.

Made all the more enjoyable by a really good tour guide, Owen Thompson, who provided excellent background information.

Very knowledgeable guide and the planning of the tour was very good.

Well organised, informative and a must when visiting NYC