1. United States
  2. New York (State)
  3. New York City
  4. Ellis Island

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Fast-Track Access

Product ID: 173703
Take a 30-minute live guided tour in English of Battery Park including guaranteed access and priority boarding to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island ferry. Explore the island with audio guides or upgrade to an escorted tour of Ellis Island.
About this activity
Duration: 3 - 5 hours
Skip the line through express security check
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get guaranteed access to the VIP line of the Statue of Liberty
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island at your own pace
  • Enjoy early, crowd-free access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Take a 30-minute Live guided tour in English of Battery Park
  • Visit the 9/11 Memorial on the upgrade option
Full description
Take a 30-minute Live guided tour in English of Battery Park where you can learn its unique history with a local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the park has an interesting history and many monuments.

You will learn about the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial and Bosque Gardens and Fountain. Your tour will also encounter Castle Clinton, which was built in anticipation of the War of 1812 and was the centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you through the various procedures to board the ferry to Liberty Island where you will benefit from priority boarding and save precious time.

You will receive priority access to the ferry Line to Liberty Island, before crossing New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Built by Gustave Eiffel, “Lady Liberty” was a gift to the United States from the people of France. You can take a self-guided audio tour with the provided headsets, available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, and Arabic

Then, cross to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. It is thought that at least 40% of all current US citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island. Here you are able to pick up your audio guide on arrival (available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Arabic) and explore independently. Journey through the 60-plus years that the facility processed new arrivals at the start of their lives in America.

Alternatively, upgrade to an escorted tour and benefit from the services of an English-speaking guide on Ellis Island. This option also includes a guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial once you have returned to Manhattan from Ellis Island.
Includes
  • Ferry tickets to Liberty Island (Statue of Liberty) and Ellis Island
  • VIP reserved access to the ferry with your local guide assisting you to the line
  • Audio self-guided audio tour with the provided headsets, available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Arabic
  • Entry to the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum, this is not included in the 2:00PM
  • 30-minute Live guided walking tour in English of Battery Park
  • Complimentary self-guided multilingual audio tour headsets for the Statue of Liberty National Monument in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, and Arabic
  • Complimentary self-guided multilingual audio tour headsets for Ellis Island in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, and Arabic
What’s Not Included
  • Guide on Liberty Island and Ellis Island (unless escorted option booked)
  • Gratuity for your guide (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please arrive at the meeting point early as latecomers will not be able to catch up with the tour and must repurchase a new ticket
• Keep in mind that you will go through a mandatory airport grade security screening prior to boarding the ferry
• Please dress according to the weather to ensure a comfortable experience This experience is both indoors and outdoors
• Please note, the 2:00PM tour does not include access to Ellis Island
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From US$ 49.99 US$ 39.99 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 124 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Overall a very good tour. It was threatening rain but the guide insisted on giving us her entire guide “speak” and the weather proved to be a problem for the rest of the tour. We were very delayed in getting to Ellis Island and only had about 40 min. there. A little more flexibility of the guide could have enhanced the experience.

October 27, 2019

Our tour guide Ross was very informative. If you are wanting to go up onto the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, make sure it is included. I wish we had more time allotted at Ellis Island, however, as it was the end of the tour we, our guide asked us to let him know if we wished to stay which we did. I thought there would have been more artifacts at Ellis Island instead of photos, but thoroughly enjoyed walking through the immigrant experience. The museum at the Statue if Liberty was fantastic.

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Product ID: 173703