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Ellis Island & 9/11 Memorial Private Tour

Product ID: 143253
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Visit Ellis Island with your own private guide. When you have returned to Battery Park by ferry, you’ll visit the 9/11 Memorial, located next to the newly constructed Freedom Tower.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel by ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Enjoy priority ferry boarding
  • Visit the National September 11 Memorial
  • Get reserved access to the popular attractions downtown and avoid the long waiting lines
Full description
Meet your guide at Battery Park and enjoy priority boarding for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty on this 5-hour program. Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the iconic copper Statue was built by Gustave Eiffel. Dedicated on 28 October 1886, it was a gift to the United States from the people of France.

Continue to Ellis Island, home to a federal immigration station that opened in 1892 and continued operations for more than 60 years before closing in 1954. Millions of immigrants passed through the station during that period. It is thought that at least 40 per cent of all current United States citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island.

After returning to Battery Park, you’ll visit the National September 11 Memorial, the principal monument commemorating the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 that killed 2,507 civilians, 72 law enforcement officers, 343 firefighters, and 55 military personnel. The memorial is located at the former site of the Twin Towers, which collapsed on the day of the attacks.
Includes
  • Access to the Statue of Liberty Island
  • Ellis Island ferry with priority boarding
  • Private local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Pedestal access at the Statue of Liberty
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

24 State St, New York, NY 10004 in front of the Starbucks. 24 State Street is also known as One Battery Park Plaza. The tour guide wearing a yellow uniform will meet you on the plaza, right outside Starbucks. Please do not enter Battery Park or the Statue of Liberty ticket Booth (they do not have your tickets). Proceed directly to the meeting location and your tour guide will be waiting for you to begin your fun day. Subway stops to meeting point are 'R' train to Whitehall Street; #4 or #5 train to Bowling Green station. #1 train to South Ferry Station.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
Comfortable walking shoes and seasonally suitable clothing are recommended.

All travelers must bring a government-issued photo ID.

Pedestal access at the Statue of Liberty is not included although some people in the group may have tickets to the pedestal. You may upgrade to the pedestal access by calling the tour operator after booking.

Please note, this is a walking tour covering some distance and includes many steps up to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty (with upgrade). It is therefore not suitable for people with limited mobility, including walkers and wheelchair users.

2:00 PM departure does not include access to Ellis Island.
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From US$ 450 US$ 360 per person

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Product ID: 143253