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Skip the Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Small-Group Tour Ticket

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Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple, especially for first-timers. On this 4-hour guided tour, you get priority boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Tour Lady Liberty's turf before heading inside the pedestal for another perspective from observation decks. Then hop the ferry to Ellis Island and learn about the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hope of living the American dream.
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You'll start at
Castle Clinton National Monument
Battery Park, New York, NY 10004, USAPlease meet our tour concierge inside Castle Clinton in front of the Park Store. They will be there 15 minutes before the tour starts and will be holding and orange flag or paddle.
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    Statue of Liberty
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Ellis Island
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Ellis Island Immigration Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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Ellis Island
Ellis Island, United StatesTour will end on Ellis Island. Guests can spend more time there if they wish or they can head back on the first ferry returning to Battery Park.
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Highlights
  • Beat the biggest crowds by picking an early departure time 
  • Gain early boarding access for your ferry to Liberty and Ellis Islands
  • Take in views from the Statue of Liberty’s observation deck
  • Explore Ellis Island Immigration Museum with your expert guide
  • Wander Ellis Island on your own, and catch the ferry when you’re ready
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in front of Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park at least 15 minutes before the start of your Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour. From there, your guide escorts you to the ferry, where you can skip the lines with early reserve-line boarding. The ferry drops you off on Liberty Island where your guide takes you to pedestal of the Statue of Liberty (8:30 and 9:30 am tours only) and the observation decks. Access to the Liberty Island Museum is included. Your guide helps you transition from place to place, so you never waste time asking for directions or getting lost. After you’re done at the statue, head back to the ferry for your ride to Ellis Island. Explore the island with your guide in the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Then decide if you’d like to stay and wander the island more on your own. Your tour ends with a ferry ride back to Battery Park.
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Departure Point
Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park, New York, NY 10004, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Ellis Island, United States
Inclusions
  • Early Reserve line access to board the ferry to save time at departure
  • Access to the Pedestal at Liberty Island - only if 8:30am or 9:30am tour booked
  • Access to the new Liberty Island Museum (open May 2019)
  • Access to the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
  • Expert English speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $0.25)
  • Crown Access at the Statue of Liberty
  • 9am Tour does not include access to the Pedestal at Liberty Island
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. The tour departs promptly and if late, you will NOT be able to catch up and will miss the tour. There are no refunds for missing the tour.
  • Please note the 8:30am tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.
  • The guided portion of the tour is approximately 4-hours, however it is recommended to allow at least 1 additional hour to fully experience Ellis Island. Return to Battery Park is at the participants own leisure
  • Food available for purchase on the ferry, at the Statue of Liberty, and on Ellis Island
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Security screening will take place prior to entering the ferry. Visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening.
  • Backpacks, strollers and other large items must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island. These lockers are available for $2.00 per locker. This fee is not included
  • Some parts of this tour are not wheelchair accessible (top of the pedestal is not large enough for a wheelchair)
  • Photographs are permitted, tripods and monopods are prohibited
  • Children 3 and under free with paid adult ticket
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We have been to New York City a couple of times but never been to Ellis Island or visited the Statue of Liberty. Would really recommend this trip, Nathan our guide was fantastic and full of history and facts about both places we visited. Make sure you go on the early tour as
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My wife and I did this tour with Eddie. Eddie was entertaining while still imparting plenty of information that you would not pick up without a guide. This is a good tour for those who are visiting for only a short time.
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Our guide was Benoit and he was wonderful. Benoit was very knowledgeable, informative, engaging and humorous. He truly enjoys his job. I hope we get him again when we go back to New York. We will definitely book through Viatour again. Everything was explained on the printed
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Ibeth was our guide and she was both very knowledgeable and quite personable. She passed along a wealth of historical information. We had a lot of fun while simultaneously being educated. Would highly recommend this tour.
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Our guide Chris was fantastic. Great knowledge and a great engaging manner Really interesting to learn about the history and the small details
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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