Statue of Liberty Express Tour
Visit the Statue in the easiest and fastest way possible
$69 per adult
$65 per child
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- Avoid the crowds and save time by purchasing reserved-time ferry tickets.
- Discover how Lady Liberty has evolved throughout the years.
- With your guide, explore the Liberty Island grounds for stunning views of the Manhattan skyline.
- The Statue of Liberty Museum has "flames" from the statue's torch and other exhibits.
- Take advantage of your guide's practical advice on how to make the most of your stay in NYC.
- If you wish to extend your journey, get entrance to Ellis Island, home to the Museum of Immigration.
What you'll do
To make the most of your time in New York, join us for a time-efficient but engaging visit to the Statue of Liberty. Our reserved-time ferry tickets and well-planned schedule are the quickest way to see Lady Liberty while ensuring that you don’t miss anything significant about this magnificent symbol of libert ...
To make the most of your time in New York, join us for a time-efficient but engaging visit to the Statue of Liberty. Our reserved-time ferry tickets and well-planned schedule are the quickest way to see Lady Liberty while ensuring that you don’t miss anything significant about this magnificent symbol of liberty. Your journey will be both enjoyable and stress-free, thanks to your entertaining guide.
Your journey begins at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, where you’ll meet your guide. Castle Clinton, a historic fort initially considered a prospective location for the Statue of Liberty, is a monument.
After that, everyone boards a boat to Liberty Island. We’ll have a reserved-line ticket waiting for you so you can skip the lines. On the way there, you’ll hear about the Statue of Liberty’s history and how public perceptions of the icon have evolved.
Your guide will tour you around Liberty Island and tell you more about what you’ll see inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. You will have time to explore the museum after the guided section of your trip. It’s fascinating, too, since it includes “flames” from Lady Liberty’s torch, as well as elements of the statue’s original construction.
You may also swing at Ellis Island on your own if there is time on your itinerary before returning to Battery Park. The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration is housed on the island. It is located in the main building of the old immigration complex where so many immigrants made their first stop in America.
The sandstone fort that serves as both a gathering spot and a national landmark
Beautiful scenery prevails on the way
Statue of Liberty
Visit the Statue of Liberty Museum and take a tour of the grounds
You may extend your trip by stopping here
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Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome on this tour.
Tour Ending Point
Liberty Island is the last stop on the tour.
We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.
Owen was so informative and fun. The best. Our first visit to NYC, and it was such a good choice to do this tour.Gina
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.
How long is the tour?
The tour’s guided portion lasts around 2 hours. After the tour ends on Liberty Island, you are free to remain as long as you want before returning to Battery Park. Allow roughly 3 hours in total, but add an hour if you’re going to go to Ellis Island on your own. This trip includes a return boat ticket to Manhattan.
How much walking is there?
The majority of the trip will be spent on our feet, and there will be some stairs. The boat trip across has limited seating, and once you get on Liberty Island, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the grounds, pointing out the various landmarks. If mobility is an issue, you can also book a private tour.
What can we bring?
Before boarding the ferry, 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 in this tour?
Inside the Statue of Liberty Museum, 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. You may visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum on your own; however, the guided section of the tour doesn’t include it since this is an express tour. If you’d like to visit Ellis Island with our guide, we recommend our Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour.
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.