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

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  • Beat the biggest crowds by picking an early departure time 
  • Gain early boarding access for your ferry to Liberty and Ellis Islands
  • Take in views from the Statue of Liberty’s observation deck
  • Explore Ellis Island Immigration Museum with your expert guide
  • Wander Ellis Island on your own, and catch the ferry when you’re ready
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Enjoy a seamless visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in New York Harbor. This tour benefits from early reserve-line access for a round-trip ferry trip, as well as an optional early morning departure time that puts you ahead of many sightseers. Your guide takes you through Lady Liberty’s pedestal and to its observation decks, as well as through the Great Hall exhibits at Ellis Island.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in front of Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park at least 15 minutes before the start of your Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour. From there, your guide escorts you to the ferry, where you can skip the lines with early reserve-line boarding.
The ferry drops you off on Liberty Island where your guide takes you to pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and the observation decks. Access to the Liberty Island Museum is included. Your guide helps you transition from place to place, so you never waste time asking for directions or getting lost. After you’re done at the statue, head back to the ferry for your ride to Ellis Island.
Explore the island with your guide in the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Then decide if you’d like to stay and wander the island more on your own. Your tour ends with a ferry ride back to Battery Park.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very informative tour. If you are not able to buy tickets for the Statue of Liberty in the morning definitely this is best option. It’s worth it because there just fewer people.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We took this tour because it was a small group tour and the first tour in the morning, Chris was our guide. He was very informative and humorous. He also answered any questions we had about getting around New York City. Definitely worth the price.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Patty A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour guide Sara Lyons, was so friendly, remembered all of our names in the group and was very informative during the entire tour. You get so much more knowledge of the sites by taking a tour, it's worth every penny!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 266edwinas
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first trip to NYC and this was the best way, in my opinion, to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Kevin Lawrence was an outstanding tour guide. His breadth and depth of knowledge of Lady Liberty and Ellis Island was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SwampFox352
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tour guide Sara was really excellent. She made the tour the best it could be in every way. Sara was friendly, clear in her directions and plan for the tour. Tour was just the right amount of time. Meeting point in the morning was excellent...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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8 July 2019|
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Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
En nuestro caso, no subimos a la Estatua. Solo recorrimos todos los puestos del pedestal, con nuestros audios en español, que te los dan gratuitamente. Y me pareció un pase fantástico. No puedo opinar sobre subir, pero... More
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7 July 2019|
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Response from Rita C | Reviewed this property |
You would need to pay extra for a ticket to the crown.
Nans I
30 June 2019|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the tickets are limited so plan ahead.
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