NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

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Take a 30-minute live guided tour in English of Battery Park and visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Explore with audio guides or upgrade to a fully-escorted tour of Liberty Island & Ellis Island.

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
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 3 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Optional audio guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Korean

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a 30-minute live guided tour in English of Battery Park
  • Discover Liberty island and Ellis Island independently with a multilingual audio guide
  • Enjoy early, crowd-free access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Upgrade to fully escorted tour options featuring a live English-speaking tour guide
Full description
Learn all about the unique history of Battery Park on a 30-minute guided tour with an experienced local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the 25-acre green park has a varied history and many classic monuments to explore. Find out essential facts surrounding the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial, Bosque Gardens and the circular Bosque Fountain. Finish up the walking tour at Castle Clinton, built in anticipation of the War of 1812. Positioned in the middle of the park, the castle acts as a centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you through the various procedures to board the ferry for Liberty Island. Benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. Cross 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. Take a self-guided tour with audio headsets that come in multiple languages. Travel over to Ellis Island to absorb yourself in the moving stories of 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. Pick up your multilingual audio guide on arrival and explore independently. Journey through the 60-plus years that the facility processed new arrivals at the start of their lives in America. Upgrade to a fully-escorted tour and listen to your English-speaking guide bring the history of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty to life. This option also includes a guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial after you return to Manhattan.
Includes
  • 30-minute guided walking tour of Battery Park
  • Expedited access to the ferry
  • Ferry tickets to Liberty Island and Ellis Island
  • Entry to Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Entry to the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum, unless you have selected the 2:00 PM tour
  • Audio tour headsets for the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
  • Live tour guide inside Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Live tour guide inside the Ellis Island Museum
  • Gratuities
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

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    Meeting point

    24 State Street, New York, NY 10004. 24 State Street is also known as One Battery Park Plaza. The tour guide wearing a yellow uniform will meet you on the plaza outside Starbucks. Do not enter Battery Park. Do not go to the Statue of Liberty ticket booth as they won't have your tickets.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • A mandatory airport grade security screening is conducted prior to boarding the ferry
    • The 1:45 PM tour does not include access to Ellis Island
    • Due to local regulations, the Statue of Liberty Museum, the Statue of Liberty pedestal, Ellis Island, and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum may not be open on the date of your visit
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 1674 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.1/5
    • Transportation
      4.1/5
    • Value for money
      3.9/5
    • Safety
      4.5/5
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    Our tour guide was super enthusiastic, informative, passionate and when she spoke you could understand everything she said. I wanted to give her a tip but we got split up at the last stop. I don't remember her name but I would really like to find a way to tip her because she deserves every penny!

    July 24, 2021

    The guide was very punctual to get to the meeting point. Everything in general was fine, the only drawback was that even though we hired the tour in Spanish, the guide only spoke English, so there were comments that we could not understand. We were only given the audio guide in Spanish as it is given to all visitors.

    January 6, 2021

    Today was my daughter's 16th birthday. It was a challenge to find something to do or somewhere to go. The choice was easy for her. Lady Liberty. I begin with this to stress the importance of having a good day for her. Our tour guide was an amazing man named Ceasar. He didn't to to us. He spoke WITH us. He shared information so genuinely with my family. When we made it back home, we talked about the tour and what it would have been like without him, if we had just walked around on our own. From incredible facts to the best seat on the ferry, Ceasar was too notch. The fact that he made a genuine connection made our tour an event. He created a memory for us. We are forever grateful. He is an asset to the company, the city, and humanity. It was a great tour lead by a great man.

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    October 23, 2020

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