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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

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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
Castle Clinton National Monument , 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.

Ellis Island , 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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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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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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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  • "The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are obviously very popular so recommend that you get on the early morning tours to avoid the crowds!" See review
  • "Be prepared to follow instructions and stay with your group for a more pleasurable experience for everyone." See review

Reviews

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AMAZING
Ysenia_O
, Nov 2021
The whole experience was amazing and so was our tour guide David! He waited for everyone and was very knowledgeable about the Statue and Ellis Island.
star-5
A memorable day!
Jennifer_V
, Nov 2021
My wife & I really enjoyed our tour guide Brian. BONUS* We watched a couple on our tour get engaged!
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Very nice to have the...
Nancy_Y
, Nov 2021
Very nice to have the kids visit the statute of Liberty up close. The tour guy is very nice. Ferry was very efficient.
star-5
James was awesome!!!
John_B
, Nov 2021
James was a fabulous tour guide!! He shared lots of history and great stories! The weather was beautifully clear.
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2-hr express tour
Sheryl_G
, Nov 2021
James was a great tour guide- very knowledgeable and organized! Very fun tour that I’d highly recommend.
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Statue Liberty and Ellis Island
Veronica_E
, Nov 2021
Maya was a great guide she did an exceptional job. She had some great information! Would definitely recommend this tour to friends and family
star-5
Great day and great experience
Derek_B
, Nov 2021
Wasn’t aware of the size of the statue. Really impressed with everything. Tour guide was amazing and knowledgeable
star-5
Statue of Liberty and Ellis island tour
Angela_B
, Nov 2021
Alex our tour guide was brilliant .. friendly and full of facial information.. really enjoyed his talk he kept us all captivated..
star-5
The creation of Liberty
Jae_W
, Nov 2021
It was amazing to watch as our American history came to life. Our guide Chris T. Was passionate and interactive and took the time to learning a little about each of us. I enjoyed the myth busting on our American History about her true name: Lady “Liberty Enlighten the World.” Amazing enough was the fact that chains are broken and kay at her feet as a sign for the end of oppression.
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Statue of liberty
Ganna_S
, Nov 2021
I really liked the history behind the Statue of Liberty. It’s very symbolic and beautiful. It’s very representative of America

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