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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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    Thousands of positive reviews with an average rating of 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

$69 per adult

$65 per child

$69 per adult

$65 per child

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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

  • 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.

Itinerary

  • Castle Clinton

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

  • Ferry

    Beautiful scenery prevails on the way

  • Statue of Liberty

    Visit the Statue of Liberty Museum and take a tour of the grounds

  • Ellis Island

    You may extend your trip by stopping here

Your guide. Your group. Your time.

This tour may be booked exclusively for your group, starting from $64 per adult.

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Accessibility

Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome on this tour.

Tour Ending Point

Liberty Island is the last stop on the tour.

Refund Policy

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

Reviews

21,582

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
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EXCELLENT!!!
Worth every penny!! Mark was funny and so knowledgeable. We fully enjoyed the tour. We never waited in the long lines (except to get back on the ferry, the tour was over by then). I was able to find my Grandfather and Great Grandparents at Ellis Island!!!

— Lisa

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Fantastic
What a fantastic tour with a GREAT guide! Gabby was wonderful and even during a pandemic with masks and distancing our group was able to have a great time and learn a lot. We thought our feet would be tired, but it was just the right amount of stopping to learn about the area and walking through the beautiful neighborhoods. We learned SO much and were super impressed with Gabby's knowledge and excitement for the history of this great city!! Thanks for an A++ tour! I would absolutely recommend this to those locals and out of towners that what to learn more about these unique neighborhoods as well as get great advice on where to eat, shop, and things to see!

— Claudia

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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 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.