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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Award-Winning, Small-Group Tour

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$46.17

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.
- 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
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Photographs are permitted, tripods and monopods are prohibited
- Children 3 and under free with paid adult ticket
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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

Enjoy a guided tour of Liberty Island as well as access to the Pedestal and Museum!

Duration: 2 hours

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

Enjoy a guided tour of the Ellis Island grounds!

Duration: 1 hour

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

Guests will have access to the Immigration Museum. The tour ends on Ellis Island so guests can spend longer in the museum if they wish.

Duration: 1 hour

Departure:

Departure point:

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

Departure time:

Duration:

4 hours

Inclusions:

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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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Morgan Warner

Remy was awesome! Great spirit and very friendly. He was knowledgeable about the history of both Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty and have great recommendations. This tour is definitely for people who would like to see both and want to learn about the history in a personable way with a great guide. My husband and I really love museums and this was a great way to experience both.

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Donald G

There is so much history in the building of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. 4 hours went by fast. Need to come back for more. Great tour guide.

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satchi62

Our tour guide Owen Thompson was brilliant we had a mixed group and he pitched the information very well at all levels humorous and informative kept us all moving and we pitched the tour highlights very well

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Claire O

Owen was our tour guide and he was great! he had a lot of knowledge of the history and background of both places and was a great communicator. he also answered our questions about contemporary NY. He helped us navigate the queues and the boats and made the trip interesting and enjoyable.

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Lisa M

We had a fantastic trip our guide was truly outstanding - even my teen girls stated " she made the trip fun, interesting and not at all boring she made it super interesting
This was the best guide we have ever had on a sightseeing tour her name was Rachel Mc Kinney
We absolutely loved all the info she had on the Statue and Ellis Island is was brilliant and we all
Ienjoyed it so much - she even took photos of us and ur group just amazing
We would fully recommend this trip was are so glad we booked it instead of just wandering around ourselves we wouldn't have understood / gained half the infortmation
Outstanding 5 stars

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PaisleyWoodstock

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Steve and I consider ourselves fortunate that we got Josh to guide this tour. It made for a very interesting afternoon with his knowledge of the history behind Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty and his enthusiasm telling it. We missed the morning tour due to encountering traffic on FDR Drive in spite of giving ourselves an hour to get to Battery Park, so I also have to thank the tour operators for allowing us to join a later tour! Skip-the-Line as well is the only way to go! I had always loved booking via Viator which I found out is a TripAdvisor site since our trip to London and Paris two years earlier. We are hoping anyone who takes this tour will be as fortunate as ourselves and get Josh!

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Tracy G

Our tour guide Rachel was excellent, very entertaining to listen to! Very knowledgeable, informative and extremely passionate about people's heritage. Rachel gave a real sense of what it would have been like for the immigrants to come through Ellis Island. Loved how she shared stories from previous tour groups and got us to talk about any family that had come through here - fascinating to hear about! You walk about at a gentle pace and there is plenty of time afterwards to explore Ellis Island for yourself, you can decide which ferry to bring you back.

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Amelia P

Excellent tour guide John was very good and definitely recommend this tour.

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Julie c

A bit hit and miss really. Too much ‘high fives’ from the rep.
Could have with more time on our own.

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aitch

The day started very well with perfect weather conditions warm and blue skies. The view from the boat of the statue were amazing. Once landed our tour guide directed us around the statue and adjacent areas which provided ample photo opportunities. However things went
array when we were told to meet at a certain place and time following a lunch break .Four of us arrived at the designated time and place, however, our guide was nowhere to be seen . After waiting for an hour and with one of us going off to view other possible meeting locations we decided to board the boat to Ellis Island -with no alternative but to forgo the tour. Up to that point the tour was Excellent.


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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Award-Winning, Small-Group Tour
Overview:

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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$46.17

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