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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

From US$ 153.70 per person

Follow in the footsteps of over 12 million foreigners seeking roads paved with gold in the New World on this Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island 3-hour tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

The experience
  • Learn about America's immigration history
  • Get as close as you can to the world famous Statue of Liberty
  • Enjoy a guided tour with a personal touch
  • Hop from one island to another with your local guide
  • Discover the list of immigrants names at the Wall of Honor
Full description
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 about the medical examines and surprising conditions faced by immigrants. Feel the fear at the separation stairs or the elation at the kissing post where families’ lives changed forever. You’ll end your tour at the Wall of Honor, where you can search for your family’s name among the some 700,000 names commemorating those who entered the United States here. This tour is the ideal way to remember, and celebrate, the immigrants that contributed so much to America’s success.
Includes
  • Professional local tour guide (not inside the statue)
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat tickets
  • Guided tour inside the statue
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Luggage or coat storage
  • Temporary exhibits
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet at the Bronze statue ‘the immigrants’ (Luis Sanguino) in battery park, just southeast of castle Clinton.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  This small-group tour has a minimum requirement of 2 participants to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)
  •  No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum or boat, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security
  • Occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1-hour from the tour starting time. Refunds will not be provided in this event
  •  Please provide a mobile phone number and email you can be reached on during your trip
  • This tour runs everyday rain or shine. Dress accordingly
  • Tour is not available for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users. Wheelchair-friendly tours are available upon request only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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

September 27, 2019

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