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Skip the Line Small-Group Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

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$57

Visit two of New York's most historic attractions on this 4-hour tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Enjoy priority boarding on the ferry to Liberty Island and — together with your small group and guide — enter the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Explore Liberty Island and head to the observation decking the Statue for a spectacular view of NYC. Then, visit Ellis Island, where you’ll learn about the vast immigration that took place here between 1892 and 1954.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The guided portion of the tour is 3.5-4 hours (subject to ferry schedule). However, to fully experience Ellis Island, it is recommended that you spend an additional hour on the island afterward
- Food and drink is available for purchase on the Statue Ferry, Liberty Island, and Ellis Island
- Involves a moderate amount of walking
- Statue of Liberty pedestal is not wheelchair accessible
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- If canceled because of dangerous weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
- Backpacks (including drawstring bags), strollers, and other large items are not allowed in the pedestal of the statue. Lockers are available for a 25 cent deposit that is returned.
- Photography is allowed on the tour; monopods and tripods are not
- No food or drink (other than bottled water) is allowed in the pedestal. Canteens of any material are prohibited
- No weapons of any kind (e.g. pocket knives, pepper spray, Swiss Army knives, etc.) are allowed at the Statue of Liberty. Please leave these items at home
- There are two security checkpoints on this tour. One at Battery Park before boarding the ferry and the other at Liberty Island before entering the pedestal
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's designated start time. The tour departs promptly and no refunds will be given for guests who miss the tour due to being late
- The Statue of Liberty Museum will be closed through May of 2019. An altered route will be taken on Liberty Island. The same information will be given.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Once the tour begins, if you make the decision to not follow the guide or their instructions, we cannot guarantee we can reunite you with the group.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
- Most travelers can participate
- DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE TOUR IF YOU ARE LATE WE WILL MOST LIKELY NOT BE ABLE TO CATCH YOU UP WITH THE GROUP.
- 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Description:

Itinerary
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Stop At: Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004

International symbol of hope and freedom

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Battery Park, New York City, NY 10017

Explore Ellis Island's role in immigration history.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ellis Island, New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017

Main immigration processing center for the US from 1892-1924

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Battery Park, State Street and Battery Place, New York City, NY 10004

Historic Battery Park

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Castle Clinton National Monument, 26 Wall St Battery Park, New York City, NY 10005-1996

Former fort with a colorful history

Duration: 10 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park, New York, NY 10004, USA

Departure time:

9:30 AM

Duration:

4 hours

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Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Charles C

Our tour guide, Hannah, was animated, intelligent, knowledgeable and seemingly very passionate about the history of the statue and Ellis Island. The time passed very quickly and I would endorse your company very highly. I was with my four adult children and they were equally enthusiastic.

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Claudia P

We took a tour with Sean who was very friendly, knowledgeable, and pleasant. We took our group aside to explain history and background details, complete with a ipad showing us pictures to support his information. We definitely got more out of this tour than just going on our own.

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Janet H

Liz was fantastic! The day was great and she was very informative. I would highly suggest her. Thanks.

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Gordon U

Our tour guide, Hannah, was very knowledgeable and expressed herself well making the tour very enjoyable. It's a very long tour so you probably don't want to plan anything else until the evening but the tour itself was excellent.

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Angeles A

Jordan was fun and informative and creative. It didn’t feel like a three hour tour and I feel like I can still take more. I would get on his tour pronto!!!

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Heidi B

Our guide, Liz, was amazing. We went on the tour with our 4 children and she was able to keep them captivated for 4 hours! She was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We definitely recommend this tour!

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raye.elaine

This was a great tour. The group size was only 9 people and Sean was an excellent guide. I got lost on my way there and was afraid I was going to miss it. Sean called just before 9;30 to check if I was coming. Turned out I was only a couple of minutes away so I didnt miss it. I really appreciated him taking the time to do that.
Sean was very knowledgable and handled questions from adults and kids with ease. I liked that the tour ended on Ellis Island leaving us on our own to explore as we wanted to. The park there offers and excellent free audio tour. There was just enough time with the Statue of Liberty.
I highly recommend this tour!

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Joyce B

Nicole was knowledgeable and very detailed in her narratives. She managed to inspire on a wet and windy day. The attractions are well worth the time and effort. My 10-year old grandson was awed!!!!

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anogiec

This tour was a great experience. Top Dog Tours and our guide Nicole did everything they said they would do. Nicole was very professional and incredibly knowledgeable about the subject. Her presentation was easy to understand interesting.Very rewarding expeience

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Karen F

Worth booking ahead to speed the process. Security before getting on the ferry took about an hour and more security before Statue of Liberty. Much more to do on Ellis Island. Book a morning tour. Sean did an excellent tour plenty of facts and photos to explain events


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Skip the Line Small-Group Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Overview:

Visit two of New York's most historic attractions on this 4-hour tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Enjoy priority boarding on the ferry to Liberty Island and — together with your small group and guide — enter the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Explore Liberty Island and head to the observation decking the Statue for a spectacular view of NYC. Then, visit Ellis Island, where you’ll learn about the vast immigration that took place here between 1892 and 1954.

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$57

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