Liberty Island
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  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

    1. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

    Meet your guide in Battery Park at Castle Clinton, a former fort. For the comprehensive option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island. For the express option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own. For the pre-ferry tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island. With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.

    Although I was worried of the uncertainty, everything went smoothly, easy process, the guide were there to greet and guide. I like the fact that a confirmation was sent the day before, letting me know where to go and how to get there, that gave me a peace of mind. Instructions easy to follow, excellent.

  • New York: Full-Day Walking Tour with Observatory Entry

    2. New York: Full-Day Walking Tour with Observatory Entry

    Welcome to New York, the city that never sleeps! Get a real feel for the city as you take to its streets and subways with a local guide and experience what Manhattan has to offer. Your full-day tour begins when you meet your guide in Times Square, at the statue of renowned lyricist and composer George M. Cohan. Hear about the history of Times Square and learn how a horse trading market became the most famous intersection in the world. Head out along New York’s Theater District, which for a hundred years has been the center of the world for actors, playwrights, and artists from around the globe. Visit 30 Rockefeller Center and continue east to Fifth Avenue, the world's most expensive street, lined with elegant storefronts such as Saks and Bergdorf Goodman. Stop to admire Patrick’s Cathedral, the New York Public Library, and the Chrysler Building before stepping beneath the arching dom...

    Our tour guide was Jenn. She was amazing! I was in a wheelchair presenting special challenges to Jenn. She was able to make it so my husband and I were able to enjoy the whole tour and not miss anything. Her knowledge, respect, and love for New York shine through and made the tour so interesting. Her ability to answer any question we threw at her was incredible. The best thing besides the beauty of New York was her ability to make our group a little family. The 6 of us left with info about each other and new friendships including our new friendship with Jenn. I highly recommend this tour and I definitely recommend asking for Jenn as your guide. From Cathy Siegmund

  • NYC: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Statue of Liberty & Guided Tour

    3. NYC: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Statue of Liberty & Guided Tour

    Take a 30-minute tour of the Statue of Liberty, and learn its unique history with a local guide. Then, explore the many artifacts of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on this inclusive experience. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Take a self-guided audio tour with the provided headsets. Then, cross to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience at the Museum. About 40% of current US citizens can trace their ancestors to Ellis Island. After concluding the self-guided portion of your tour, visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. These honor all those who lost their lives in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. See the 9/11 Museum with its over 10,000 artifacts. Learn how the events of that day impacted the world, and download and listen to the 'Witnessing History Tour" as you tour the exhibits. Explore also the exhibition detailing "The Hunt ...

    Overall, it was a wonderful tour package. We had 11am admission tickets for the 911 Memorial and Museum. The experience is very heavy, first hand accounts from survivors and honors for those who were lost. We used the audio tour option on our smart phones and made our way around, it took just over an hour. From there we walked to Battery Park and met Vivian, our tour guide for the State of Liberty/Ellis Island tour. My only gripe was we were no able to go into the Statue of Liberty, apparently it requires another ticket but we were not aware of that and it was too late to purchase a ticket when we were on the island. Vivian was wonderful, very informative and friendly. I would recommend this tour to others.

  • New York: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with 9/11 Museum Ticket

    4. New York: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with 9/11 Museum Ticket

    Hop on to an open-top sightseeing bus and discover the highlights of Downtown and Uptown Manhattan. Get an overview of the city's iconic sites. Then hop off at the Brooklyn Bridge stop and walk over to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Discover the history of the 9/11 attacks and the site the Twin Towers once stood at the 9/11 Museum. Connect with the past and remember the story of this catastrophic event that forever changed American history. The 9/11 Memorial Museum is the global focal point for preserving the history of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of the attacks, and exploring 9/11's continuing significance. Highlights on the hop-on-hop-off bus tour include: • Times Square • Empire State Building • Soho • Chinatown • Brooklyn Bridge • Statue of Liberty • Circle Line • 5th Avenue • Central Park

  • New York: Statue of Liberty and Sightseeing Walking Tour

    5. New York: Statue of Liberty and Sightseeing Walking Tour

    The tour begins on the world-famous Wall Street, the oldest part of Manhattan. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this busy district, and see some of the city’s most recognizable sights including Ground Zero and The Charging Bull at the New York Stock Exchange. Continue on to Greenwich Village next, walking through Five Points, China Town, and Little Italy. Learn about the vibrant culture of these neighborhoods and the people who live here as well as tips on the best local places to eat some amazing food. After the walking tour, visit the iconic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to marvel at the city’s most beloved landmark up close.

  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

    6. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

    This 3-hour guided tour runs daily and it includes entrance fees, a professional art historian guide and private and small group tour options. The tour begins at Battery Park, one of the oldest parts of Manhattan. Here you’ll find the country’s first immigration center, Castle Garden Immigration Station, which operated until Ellis Island opened. Take a ferry to visit Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty keeps an eye on incoming ships. Visit the statue at your own pass. Before, you will learn all about Fort Wood, which now acts as the base for the statue, offered to the US by France in 1886. Hear all about its creator, Bartholdi, as well as contributions by famed architect Gustave Eiffel, of Tower fame. Another ferry will whisk you across the water to Ellis Island. Here, millions of European newcomers wandered the very luggage rooms and registry rooms that you will enter, learning ...

    Excellent Tour - great guide, right length of time. Overall best tour I am taken.

  • New York: Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory

    7. New York: Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory

    Get the best of the “Big Apple” with a combined, 2-part tour of two of New York’s main attractions. Start your day at Battery Park, where priority boarding will get you on one of the 1st ferries of the day to leave for Liberty Island. Marvel at the views of New York City as you sail across the harbor. On arrival at Liberty Island, enjoy a tour of the Statue of Liberty. Re-board the ferry to cross to Ellis Island, and learn about the immigration process that 12 million new arrivals to the New World underwent. Walk the Stairs of Separation, and get a feel for how it must have felt for lovers and families as they awaited their fate and new life in the “Land of the Free.” Break for lunch, before your afternoon tour of the 9/11 Memorial and One World Observatory. Go to the heart of the terrible tragedy of 11 September 2001, and learn how the city rebuilt itself, bigger, better and stronger...

  • New York: Wall Street Tour with Statue of Liberty Ticket

    8. New York: Wall Street Tour with Statue of Liberty Ticket

    The economic heartbeat of the world, Wall Street and New York's Financial District are the birthplaces of billionaires and corporate titans. Discover the origins of the New York Stock Exchange and learn about the Captains of Industry during our Gilded Age. Gain a full understanding of what Bitcoin, Short Squeezes, and Non-Fungible Tokens are and their effect on financial markets. All tour guides use extra-large posters to help explain these complex financial structures. Learn how the 2008 Financial Collapse happened and who made billions during this crisis. This tour is the perfect those interested in how financial markets operate and those interested in working on Wall Street.

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What people are saying about Liberty Island

Tim was a marvelous guide! He was funny and informative. He even took pictures of each of us in front of Lady Liberty. I feel it should be a known universal etiquette, but apparently it's not, so I'll mention it here: TIP your guide, ya'll!!! The website might say your ticket includes different things, like "pedestal access" for example, but it won't include that unless you have booked tickets about 2 months in advance. I'm still confused about whether or not I paid more for a ticket to have a special experience, but didn't receive all of my money's worth. The website should really say whether or not all of the items will be included on the date of one's visit. I called but didn't specifically ask if the pedestal would be available on the date of my visit. (There are only a small amount of tickets to access that, and from what I understand, the park regulates that.) I suggest trying to call for clarification and specifically ask what will be available on the day of your visit.

Our tour guide was Jenn. She was amazing! I was in a wheelchair presenting special challenges to Jenn. She was able to make it so my husband and I were able to enjoy the whole tour and not miss anything. Her knowledge, respect, and love for New York shine through and made the tour so interesting. Her ability to answer any question we threw at her was incredible. The best thing besides the beauty of New York was her ability to make our group a little family. The 6 of us left with info about each other and new friendships including our new friendship with Jenn. I highly recommend this tour and I definitely recommend asking for Jenn as your guide. From Cathy Siegmund

Although I was worried of the uncertainty, everything went smoothly, easy process, the guide were there to greet and guide. I like the fact that a confirmation was sent the day before, letting me know where to go and how to get there, that gave me a peace of mind. Instructions easy to follow, excellent.

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour!! Our guide Tim was so knowledgeable and interesting. We seriously enjoyed it even more than we had hoped.

Everyrhing was amazing. Jared our guide fenomenal!!