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OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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New York, United States
OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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icon3 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

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Round trip ferry ticket for Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Access to the new Liberty Island Museum
Access to the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
Expert English speaking guide
Gratuities
Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $0.25)
Crown and Pedestal access at the Statue of Liberty

Departure Point

New York, NY 10004, USA

Meet your guide on the steps outside of Castle Clinton's North Entrance. Castle Clinton is inside Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan. Your guide will have your entry tickets. Just show up and tell the guide your name. You do not need to retrieve any tickets.

Return Details

Ellis Island, United States

Tour will end on Ellis Island. Guests can spend more time there if they wish or they can head back on the first ferry returning to Battery Park.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. The tour departs promptly and if late, you will NOT be able to catch up and will miss the tour. There are no refunds for missing the tour.
  • Please note the earliest time tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.
  • The guided portion of the tour is approximately either 0.5, 2 or 4 hours.
  • Food available for purchase on the ferry, at the Statue of Liberty, and on Ellis Island
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately.
  • Security screening will take place prior to entering the ferry. Visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening.
  • Photographs are permitted, but tripods and monopods are prohibited.
  • Children 3 and under free with paid adult ticket.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ExperienceFirst

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the meeting point for the Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade?
A:The meeting point for this tour is Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park, New York.
Feb 2021
Q:
How much walking will we be doing on the Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade?
A:We’ll be on our feet for most of the tour. At both Liberty and Ellis islands, your guide will lead you on a walking tour. The ferry also has multiple levels with stairs and there are about 160 steps to reach the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
Feb 2021
Q:
What can I bring with me on the Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade?
A:Food, backpacks, strollers, and large items must be checked into lockers before entering the Statue of Liberty. The locker fee isn’t included in the tour price. Also, plan for security screenings before entering the ferry and/or pedestal.
Feb 2021
Q:
Will the visit to the Statue of Liberty pedestal and the museums on Ellis Island be guided?
A:The National Park Service doesn't allow any guides inside the Statue of Liberty pedestal, Statue of Liberty Museum, or Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. You will have time to explore these on your own after an introduction from your guide.
Feb 2021
Q:
What if it rains during my Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade?
A:Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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Freedom for my people
Gary_G
, Sep 2021
Marc was a wonderful and very knowledgeable guid. His presentation was very informative. I especially appreciated ,as an African American learning the meaning of her left foot symbolizes the abolishment of slavery. Thank you Marc for being so knowledgeable about your job you made it all worth a lifetime of good memories.
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Christian Neely was a...
Monica_O
, Sep 2021
Christian Neely was a wealth of information and very personable. We had a great day and got some tips for maximizing the rest of our week here.
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Christian, our tour...
Kaoru_S
, Sep 2021
Christian, our tour guide, was very engaging to present the history and facts. If you take this tour, you want him to be your guide.
star-5
Great value, take the tour!
Ivan_T
, Sep 2021
Great tour guide! I learned a lot! Great value for the price! It wasn't too long. The Statue of Liberty museum was excellent.
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First time in New York City!
Joseph_R
, Sep 2021
Seeing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for the first time. The views were spectacular. There's not a lot more I can say.
star-5
Awesome Experience
loritobey
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide was amazing. He told us all the details you would never have known about Liberty Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
star-5
We had an excellent tour...
Jennifer_V
, Sep 2021
We had an excellent tour guide, Chris. He was happy and informative and genuinely enjoyed his job. The tour was 3+ hours but you could stay on Ellis island longer after the tour was done,which we did. Good price for the length of time
star-5
Best trip with my sister's
MICHELLE_B
, Sep 2021
Best guide ever Allie was extremely knowledgeable made the experience awesome would highly recommend it too everyone
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Statue of Liberty/Ellis island
Mindi_S
, Sep 2021
Chris was very informative and fun. We really enjoyed the tour. We had a great day. Would recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Awesome tour guide
Ray_N
, Sep 2021
Chris Tipp was an amazing tour guide. He was personable and knowledgeable. If you can book a trip with him don’t pass it up.

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