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Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade

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$49

Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple. On this guided tour, you get priority boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Visit the grounds of Liberty Island and go inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. 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.

For the comprehensive 4 hour option, you will have Pedestal Monument access not offered with most other tours. Go inside the pedestal for a unique perspective from the observation deck and from inside the Statue.

For the Express 2 hour without Pedestal access, we will have an optimized itinerary to see both Islands fast with guided Liberty Island tour. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour.
- 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 earliest time tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.
- The guided portion of the tour is approximately either 2 or 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Description:

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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:

3 to 5 hours

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

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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mommydoc

Corey was an amazing guide! He was so full of energy, information and charm! I love learning new things, and (even though I've been to the Lady before) he taught me some new things! I highly recommend this tour!

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Diana F

We booked a Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Tour through Viator the second week of March, 2020. This was a small group of 12 with an outstanding tour guide. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and pleasant. It was a real highlight of our New York visit.

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Clive D

Great tour highly recommended Ben was a good tour guide amazing history a good day out .some great view of the Manhattan skyline from statue

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Robert L N

Everyone needs to see this piece of history. I would also recommend paying for a tour guide. Ben was our guide and was outstanding. He added so much to it and the fact he had researched his great-grandparents passage through Ellis Island was a huge +. Ben made the tour real personal and couldn’t have been more helpful. When you book this tour, ask for Ben.

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Jane H

This tour was so worth it! Nothing to worry about as far as lines, which boat to take, how to get into the attractions, when to arrive, when to leave, what to do, whatnot to do. All the stress was taken out of the excursion, especially for visitors who don't know NYC well. Love the Statue of Liberty Tour bus especially loved Ellis island. SO fascinating - especially seeing the hall and the different rooms, and all the photos of the immigrants. Can't believe we have never been there before. And - KUDOS to our tour guide, Mark, who was absolutely amazing. He MADE the tour what it was!! Give this man a raise! His sense of humor was just our cup of tea. He is a pseudo-historian, impressario, theatre guru, dining expert, and has a wealth of knowledge about everything New York because he loves the city! We hope to see him on Broadway sometime soon!

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elaine m s

Fantastic tour. Very well organized even though it was crowded. Our guide Steven was just the best; full of great information but equally entertaining. Five stars!

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perrysburgfp-mike

Really enjoyed our tour guide John. Very informative and well organized. Would definitely recommend.

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lab79cgb

Kevin Lawrence was a wonderful tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and he was so full of facts and stories. We will highly recommend this tour to friends and hope they have Kevin for their tour guide

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peggy m

This was a fun and informative tour! Our first time in New York was made even better. Benoit was interesting, funny and kind to all of us. I witnessed him helping others with random acts of kindness. Be prepared to follow instructions and stay with your group for a more pleasurable experience for everyone. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

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BETTE S

Our family group of 2 seniors, 1 adult and 1 18 year old would highly recommend this upgrade. Our tour guide Ben was great! Great day, great tour! 5 stars


Summary

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Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade
Overview:

Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple. On this guided tour, you get priority boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Visit the grounds of Liberty Island and go inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. 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.

For the comprehensive 4 hour option, you will have Pedestal Monument access not offered with most other tours. Go inside the pedestal for a unique perspective from the observation deck and from inside the Statue.

For the Express 2 hour without Pedestal access, we will have an optimized itinerary to see both Islands fast with guided Liberty Island tour. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour.

From USD

$49

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