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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Highlights
  • Includes round-trip ferry ride from Lower Manhattan with priority boarding
  • Visit the iconic Statue of Liberty and its pedestal observation deck
  • Relive US immigration history at the statue’s museum and on Ellis Island
  • Hear your guide’s in-depth commentary via audio headsets
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Overview
Follow in the footsteps of New York’s early immigrants and discover the beacon of liberty herself on this half-day tour of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy priority boarding onto the ferry from Lower Manhattan—no waiting in line. This tour also includes guaranteed Statue of Liberty Museum and observation deck admission, audio headsets to make your guide’s stories crystal clear, and entry to Ellis Island’s historical facilities.
What to Expect
In the morning, head to Battery Park in Lower Manhattan, where you board a ferry. Skip the line with priority boarding, then take in the cinematic views of New York Harbor en route to your first stop: Liberty Island.
Venture into the Statue of Liberty Museum, where audio headsets make it easy to hear your guide’s commentary. Ascend to the observation deck in the statue’s pedestal, from where you get 360-degree views and sweeping photos of New York’s skyline.
Board another ferry bound for neighboring Ellis Island, which housed New York’s primary immigrant processing facilities from 1892 to 1954. Learn about the millions of people from around the world who passed through this gateway to the United States, and tour its well-preserved facilities with your guide.
The tour ends when you board a ferry back to Battery Park, though you can choose to linger at Ellis Island’s Immigration Museum or see more of its sights before returning.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our family traveled from NH to see the many sites of NYC. Our tour guide for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island was Matt and he was awesome! A day that our boys will never forget.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I came to New York for our 10 year anniversary. Our travel company got us into this tour, and we were fortunate enough to have Debbie as our guide. She was full of knowledge and hilarious! We wouldn't have gotten nearly as...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Nikki Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kevin was AMAZING! He was so knowledgeable about the sights, stories, people in history. He made this tour for us! : ) Thank you.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this at last minute as the national parks tickets were sold out. Normal entry fee with Statue Cruises is $18.50 so you are paying extra $40+ for the tour guide. The guide was very informative and helped us through the various security checkpoints. There...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 Star tour guide Kevin FitzPatrick will give you the answer to this and much, much more on this informative look at some of America's most impressive history surrounding liberty and immigration.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Yes, the tour includes entrance to the pedestal but not to the torch.
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
Hello — our ticket included round trip ferry transport and a guided tour. After the tour we were given the option to stay on Ellis Island for as long as we wished up until the last boat left.
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