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

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$57

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
- 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 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

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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.


Reviews:

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Hervé G

We've had a very good time visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Mark was an excellent guide, very entertaining. We learned lots of interesting facts.

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dan

Perfect
5 stars for Ben, our guide
He improved the visit from all points of vue: accuracy, level of information, funny and kind.

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kegmason

Our small-group guide was Eddie and we could not recommend him more. I had been to both Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty before, but I learned so much more during this tour. He gave us time to adventure on our own and he led us through a very informative tour. Overall, it lasted 4-5 hours. Highly recommend!

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Christopher F

Our family of four loved this tour! John was great! He made it such an informative and fun tour. My 13 and 16 year olds loved it and learned a lot. Such a great experience. We are never disappointed iwth Viator tours! Would definately book again.

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hayess549

Very informative and Liz was fantastic! She got us everywhere on time and she was a breath of fresh air

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Tri L

Owen was very organized, informative and enthusiastic. We all had a wonderful time with him. We would not mind another tour with him at all!

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Suzanne A

Our tour guide, Eddie Snellen, made the whole experience memorable! He was funny and extremely knowledgeable on everything New York! Loved him!!

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JulieAnna A

I was skeptical after reading other reviews whether it was worth paying extra to have a guided tour. It was totally worth it. We were expedited in the long lines. And our guide Chris (the one with the beard!) was great. Friendly and knowledgeable. Overall a great experience and worth the extra to have the guide!

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Graeme P

Fantastic trip, Jimmy our guide was really informative and entertaining. We also did the Hard Hat tour of the ruined hospital on Ellis Island which was fantastic

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Patricia W

The meeting point was easy to find and the staff was really nice. Our guide, Jimmy the Chicken man, was funny, knowledgeable and really made this tour worth it. You can always do it on your own but you would miss out on all the history and anecdotes about the statue and Ellis Island. As suggested, we took the early tour and it was great. It got extremely busy after 10 am. The small group allowed for a fun morning. Ask for Jimmy. You won’t regret it.


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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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$57

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