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Skip the Line 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 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

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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:

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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Susan L

I highly recommend this tour, possibly the most informative tour I have ever taken. Nathan Cann is the best! He’s very knowledgeable about the history of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Seriously he’s great, the tour is great!

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pamela P

Our Guide EDDIE SCHNELLER (? spelling) was SUPER! He was informative, energetic and very FUN! My 13 year old grandson thoroughly enjoyed Eddie's humor as did the three adults! Pay him whatever he wants!

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barnicle27

We were very lucky to have been able to spend the day learning the history of Ms. Liberty with Jimmy. He was a walking encyclopedia and gave life to the history of the two islands.

The tour was extremely well organized from the moment we stepped into Clinton Castle until we were dismissed. Jimmy knew the secrets to being the first on and off the boats do our time wasn’t wasted standing in line. Ask for him!!

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Robert K

Took our 12 year old granddaughter. Guide (Tim) was excellent with lots of interesting historical information and anecdotes. Thrilling to see Statue of Liberty up close! Hallway of registration was beautiful, and stories of immigrants were moving.

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Paul S

We were scheduled for a small group tour of Ellis Island and Statute of Liberty, unfortunately we missed our scheduled tour time due to unforeseen reasons. We called and Phillip told us to stop by the office. We picked up our tickets and we were on our way. We caught the Ferry to the Statue of Liberty, did the audio tour and on to Ellis Island. It could have been a costly/disastrous experience, but it turned into a beautiful day!

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Sandra C

Cody did a fantastic job at the Statue and Ellis Island! Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the entire 4-hour experience. He had great information the entire time and had a great personality; you could tell he really enjoys his job!

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linda

A great tour...well organized and informative. Our guide, Christina, was terrific...very engaging and really seemed to enjoy what she was doing. In my experience, some time f them can be very boring! Lol

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Peter G

This was an interesting trip made even more enjoyable by our excellent guide Mike. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are obviously very popular so recommend that you get on the early morning tours to avoid the crowds!

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David H

Kasidy B was our guide and brought to life the details and behind the scenes events that occurred with these two iconic New York landmarks. His knowledge of the facts wrapped in subtle humor made for a very entertaining tour. Off season is the best time to visit these treasures and you would be well served asking for Kasidy. He even told us when to reposition for the boat disembarking and the best angle for out pictures.

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Kathleen B

I would advise anyone who is making a trip to NY to tour the pedestal on Liberty Island (if you're young and exuberant, spend the $ and climb the steps to the crown - equivalent to climbing about 10 flights of stairs) and you must take in Ellis Island on the same tour. Tour leaders are so knowledgeable, friendly,
and humorous


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Skip the Line 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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