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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

  • Avoid the crowds with early access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Take one of the first ferry rides of the day to Liberty Island
  • Get more from visiting these two landmarks with a guide who knows the history
Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
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8:30am Departure
Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
Beat the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with this early-access tour. Enjoy special early-morning priority boarding for the ferry, and then cruise over to Liberty Island before most of the crowds arrive. Follow a guide on a tour of two of New York City’s most iconic landmarks as you learn about their significance to the US and world history.
What to Expect

Meet for this early-access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour at Pier A Harbor House. Spend some time visiting the nearby memorials with your guide. Then be one of the first passengers to board your ferry for the ride over to Liberty Island.

At the Statue of Liberty, take a guided tour that leads you up to the pedestal for stunning views. Your guide tells you stories along the way as you get to see the statue closer than with any other standard visit.

Hop back on the ferry for the short ride to Ellis Island. Learn all about the complicated immigration progress people went through as your guide takes you through the collection of interactive displays.

At the end of your tour, either take the ferry back to Battery Park with your guide or stay on Ellis Island to explore more before returning on your own.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Our tour Guide was Excellent Robert R,Yonskie

He really took the time to explain things, gave great insights to the time things were built. Kept us interacting with him with his role call. He pointed out many fun and interesting things. He even laid on the ground to get us in photos...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 4 days ago
Thank you Alvaro!

I have been a guide in England and I know how hard it gets to be interesting when you're telling the same story over and over. Alvaro made it seem like he was telling us something he'd only just found out himself and was excited...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 6 days ago
Uncle Jeffrey is the BEST guide!

This early morning tour of the Statue of Liberty was excellent because we had an awesome guide; Uncle Jeffrey. He is full of stories, song and laughter -you couldn't ask for such an entertaining morning. Uncle Jeffrey is also an actor and so puts his...More

1  Thank Zoe L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Alvaro - the best tour guide in NYC! Completely made our holiday.

I got the small group tour with Viator as a surprise gift for my mum when we came to NYC. We were lucky enough to have Alvaro as our guide around the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. He's an incredible tour guide - absolutely...More

Thank JessicaE988
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
The best tour guide in NY!

Wow! What an incredible tour! ROBERT YONSKIE is the BEST!! Very knowledgeable! We had an awesome day and can’t wait to use this company again!

Thank tkschumann
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30 May 2018|
Response from Beth M | Reviewed this property |
From the time we met our guide and group at 8:45 until our guide left us at Ellis Island to further explore on our own at 1:30 was 4-3/4 hours.
27 May 2018|
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Response from Beth M | Reviewed this property |
I found a link for you that explains the general accessibility for the ferries and the statue. I can't post the link here but you can find it with a quick search on accessibility for the ferry lines and the statue.
Natalia B
20 May 2018|
Response from Adam C | Reviewed this property |
Not to the crown. Just the pedestal