Statue of Liberty PreFerry Tour & One Day Double Decker Tour
- Visit the Statue of Liberty
- Marvel at the sights of New York City
- Upgrade to Pedestal Access
- Enjoy a Double Decker Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, valid for any day during your trip
Your guide will then assist you to board the ferry to Liberty Island. Benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty, where your ticket grants access to the pedestal and Pedestal Museum. Built by Gustave Eiffel, “Lady Liberty” was a gift to the US from France. With an upgraded option get exclusive access to the monument up to the Fort Wood section for a truly immersive experience on your own. Take a self-guided audio tour with provided headsets in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Arabic.
Then, cross to Ellis Island learn about the immigrant experience at Ellis Island Immigration Museum. It is thought that at least 40% of current US citizens can trace 1 or more ancestors to Ellis Island! Get your audio guide on arrival (available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Arabic) & explore independently. Journey through the 60-plus years that the facility processed new arrivals at the start of their lives in USA.
Alternatively, upgrade to an escorted tour & benefit from the services of an English-speaking guide on Ellis Island. This option includes a guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial once you have returned to Manhattan from Ellis Island.
When you return to Battery Park jump on one of the Double Decker buses and enjoy the Downtown hop on hop off sightseeing tour.
Visit Times Square and take some time to browse the shops, grab a bite to eat, or catch a street performance before boarding your tour bus. Learn NYC history from live tour guides as they point out all of the exciting sights along the route. Perched high above the city streets, double-decker buses the best views of famous landmarks like Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty, and more!
Popular Stops on the Double Decker bus:
Times Square South; Empire State Building; Greenwich Village; Soho; Chinatown/Little Italy; World Trade Center/Brooklyn Bridge/911 Tribute Center; Battery Park/Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty Ferry; South Street Seaport; Lower East Side ; East Village; United Nations; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; Rockefeller Center/Radio City/Top of the Rock.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Entrance fees
- National Park fees
- Admission ticket
- Local guide
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines (to the Reserve line, there is airport like security to pass)
- Round-trip ferry
- Downtown Double Decker 1 day ticket that can be used on any day during your vacation
- Tour inside the Statue of Liberty
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
Prepare for the activity
24 State Street in front of Starbucks coffee 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 of Starbucks. Do not enter Battery Park. Do not go to 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. Downtown Double Decker Departs from: Times Square South - 7th Ave. btw. 41st & 40th (566 7th Ave.); Port Authority Bus Terminal – 42nd St. btw. 8th & 9th Ave. (M42 bus stop); Empire State Building 1 - 34th St. btw. 5th & 6th Ave. (22 W. 34th St.); Flat Iron District - 22nd St. & 5th Ave. (174 5th Ave.); Union Square - 14th St. & 5th Ave. (7 West 14th St.); Greenwich Village - 8th St. & 6th Ave. (60 W. 8th St.); Soho - SW corner of BroadOpen in Google Maps ⟶
- Comfortable shoes
- Luggage or large bags
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late arrival.
A moderate amount of walking is involved.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
Double decker tickets can be used any time during your trip. The local operator will send you your double decker bus tickets, so do not use the Get Your Guide voucher for this portion of the tour.