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Statue of Liberty Ellis Island & One World Trade Observatory

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Statue of Liberty Ellis Island & One World Trade Observatory

From US$ 135.99 per person

Beat the crowds and skip long waiting lines to see New York's famous attractions. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial Pools, Wall Street, Battery Park, One World Trade Observatory.

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 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Private group available

Experience

The experience
  • Marvel at the sights
  • Visit Ellis Island and the National Immigration Museum
  • Learn more from a local expert guide
Full description
Meet your guide at Battery Park and enjoy Reserved Timed priority boarding for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty on this 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. Your guide will escort you to the elevator line skipping the long ticket window line and leave you to enjoy the observation deck of the famous One World Trade located in the Freedom Towers. You will experience an amazing video as you board the high-speed elevators with surprising 360-degree video. As the elevator door opens, you will see the most breathtaking view of the NYC skyline, the Bridges and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Includes
  • Roundtrip Ferry Tickets to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Wall Street & Stock Exchange
  • Local Expert Guide
  • Timed Admission to One World Observatory
  • Ellis Island and the National Immigration Museum access (but not 2:00pm departure)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Guided tour inside the Statue of Liberty and museums, an introduction is given outside
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • 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

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 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.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that the access to the Pedestal and the Pedestal Museum are closed due to COVID-19
  • Comfortable walking shoes and seasonally suitable clothing are recommended.
  •  All travelers must bring a government-issued photo ID.
  • 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.
  •  The 2 PM departure does not include access to Ellis Island.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.1 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    2.7/5
  • Safety
    3.7/5
  • Service
    3.3/5
  • Organization
    3.3/5

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Billy was great. SO knowledgeable. So personable Best day in New York ever!!!

May 22, 2021

We didn’t have a guide

May 5, 2019

Late for scheduled world trade observatory

Our private guide didn’t get us to the World trade observatory until 4:40. Our tickets were schedule for 3pm. We were denied entry. I’m not sure why the tour company books a scheduled time that they can not ensure you will be there at. We lost our $ for the tickets. And the private tour was very expensive. It was disappointing end to our tour.

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July 29, 2018

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