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

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$47

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 2.5 hour without Pedestal access, we will have an optimized itinerary to see both Islands fast. 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 2.5 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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tobi

Wonderful, well organised with plenty of time to take everything in. It's the best way to do it so you don't miss out on anything a.nd you learn so much more with a guide than you could on your own.

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Bill D

Mike was an excellent tour guide with lots of energy and clear knowledge of both the history of the sites as well as how to best capture your time visiting.

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Yalini N

Tim was a excellent!! He had really good knowledge of the history and told it well. He was also very cognizant of those of our group who did not speak English as their 1st language and adapted to ensure they could have the best experience. He also went above and beyond and made sure that we all got really good pics. The tour itself was great too - the right amount of time at each of the locations!!

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PATRICK P

We enjoyed the visit with Sara, our guide, a very professional, competent and pleasant person.
She gave us very complete and precise explanations.
We had a wonderful time in the history of America thanks to her.

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Kelly E

I can't adequately describe how pleased we were with this tour. The guide was very polite, prompt, and knowledgeable. Being able to skip the regular line was well worth it, and I highly recommend going for the first tour as we saw how crowded it got later in the day. The Ellis Island part was not quite as good, but still excellent. We were very pleased with this tour and it was well worth it.

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Filippa

Our guide, Cody, got us organised and controlled the group very well. He was interesting and shared lots of little anecdotes and information.

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Fred C

Everyone in our group enjoyed the information as well as the delivery of the information. Mike did a great job. Thanks.

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Kenneth B

Excellent tour. Jimmy the chicken man made the tour both informative as well as entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone,

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Lisa U

Owen was amazing - full of fun and information. We really enjoyed getting the experience with a guide who was so knowledgeable. Of course, experiencing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island was so interesting and emotional. Great tour.

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yaserazam

it was kind of tiring because of standing and walking so may be good of very good for others but my opinion is average


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 2.5 hour without Pedestal access, we will have an optimized itinerary to see both Islands fast. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour.

From USD

$47

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