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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

The global award-winning tour of New York's two most famous landmarks

$79 for adults

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  • Local Experts
    Personal stories and insider travel recommendations
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of positive reviews with an average rating of 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

$79 for adults

$79 for adults

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  • Local Experts
    Personal stories and insider travel recommendations
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of positive reviews with an average rating of 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Learn all there is to know about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from a local New Yorker.
  • Learn how the Statue of Liberty became the symbol it is today by visiting the Statue of Liberty Museum.
  • The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, which includes an audio guide, is a great place to learn about America's rich cultural heritage.
  • Early reserve-line tickets on the ferry to Liberty Island can help you avoid the crowds.
  • Your guide will lead you around Ellis Island as you see landmarks, including the American Immigrant Wall of Honor.
  • With your free round-trip ferry tickets, take in the breathtaking views of New York's skyline.
  • Get some expert advice on how to spend the rest of your day in New York City.

Itinerary

  • Castle Clinton

    The sandstone fort that serves as both a gathering spot and a national landmark

  • Statue of Liberty

    With admission to the Museum of the Statue of Liberty

  • Ellis Island

    Monuments such as the American Immigrant Wall of Honor are included

  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum

    Stories of immigrants who traveled through this city between 1892 and 1954

Your guide. Your group. Your time.

This tour may be booked exclusively for your group, starting from $75 per adult.

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Plan your trip

Tour Ending Point

The tour’s guided portion ends at Ellis Island. You are welcome to remain as long as you want before returning to Battery Park by the ferry (ticket included).

12:30 p.m. Tour

Our 12:30 p.m. visit to Ellis Island is contingent on the boat schedule. During peak season, afternoon departures from Ellis Island may be unavailable.

Accessibility

Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome on this tour.

Refund Policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Reviews

This tour was so worth it! Nothing to worry about as far as lines, which boat to take, how to get into the attractions, when to arrive, when to leave, what to do, what not to do. All the stress was taken out of the excursion, especially for visitors who don't know NYC well.

Jane
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Great tour and amazing guide & info!
Chris T. had amazing history of a Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, and many interesting facts on how statue came to America. Even though we are social distancing this was an awesome day, great tour, and no lines! If you are thinking of coming to the city, do it! These guides deserve a few more visitors!

— Jacqui

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Amazing Guide (Benoit), Amazing Tour!
The tour guide was Benoit, and he was the best! He was incredibly knowledgeable and had a great personality. He took the time to answer all of our questions. The Statue of Liberty visit was great. He gave a lot of information and then let us explore on our own. He has a great passion for Ellis Island and I left with a much better understanding of the challenges immigrants faced when coming to America through Ellis Island.

— Mark

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Steven Is the Best Tour Guide
Steven was funny, knowledgeable, and amazing!!!! He gave us fun facts, made jokes, and made sure that we saw all the best stuff!!! He went above and beyond, even laying on the cold, cold ground to take our pictures in front of the statute of liberty. One of the best guided tours I’ve ever been on!!!! Would love to see one of his shows on Broadway one day!!!

— Kathy

Meeting point

Outside the front entrance of Castle Clinton in Battery Park

In Battery Park, outside the main door of Castle Clinton.

Your guide will be waving an orange flag on the stairs outside the castle’s north door. This is the Manhattan entrance facing the buildings.

Already booked your tour? Visit our pre-tour welcome page to learn more about how to connect with your tour guide as well as travel recommendations.

Castle Clinton

FAQs

How much walking is there?

For the most part, we’ll be on our feet. Your guide will take you on a walking tour of the grounds on both Liberty and Ellis islands, showing out the various sites. The ferry has many levels, each with its own set of steps. If mobility is an issue, you can also book a private tour.

What can we bring?

You should be prepared for security procedures. Searches are conducted on both people and their belongings. Weapons, locking blades, tools, tripods, computers, tablet keyboards, coolers, baggage, drones, sewing kits, lighter fluid, and anything propelled by aerosol are all prohibited.

Are the museums on Liberty and Ellis islands included?

Inside the Statue of Liberty Museum and at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, the National Park Service prohibits visitors from being accompanied by a guide. Your guide will give you a complete overview of the museum so that you may tour it alone and know what to look for.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We are aware that plans might change. You may easily change your tour up to 24 hours before departure. We provide a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start of your tour. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

What if it rains?

Our tours go on rain or shine, so please check the weather forecast before you go. If we have to cancel due to severe weather conditions, we will give you the option to reschedule or get a full refund.

What about gratuities?

Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.