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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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The Story of Ellis Island
Geraldine_B
, Sep 2021
The history of Ellis Island focusing on the experience of the immigrants. The guide was well equipped with knowledge that brought the experience to life.
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Great family event
Andrea_G
, Sep 2021
Kevin was our guide and he was informative, engaging and funny. We learned some things, enjoyed our brief (30 minutes or so) tour and then were taken to the check in and sent on our way to explore on our own.
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Great tour!
Judy
, Sep 2021
Jared was very knowledgeable, interesting and witty. Enjoyed it very much. We are very happy we went.
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Must do
Dave_B
, Sep 2021
We learned a lot about the history of the statue of liberty. It was informative and the guide was freindly and professional.
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Wrong tickets
Cosmo_L
, Sep 2021
The history that was shared by our guide. Make sure you have the correct tickets. We were not allowed inside the pedestal because we were given the wrong tickets
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GREAT!
Robin_G
, Sep 2021
Jorge was a GREAT tour guide! Very friendly and informative! He was especially kind to my brother and me! Thank you so much, Jorge!
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Amazing experience!
Taryn_P
, Sep 2021
Maya, our tour guide was amazing! She was so knowledgeable and so nice! The weather could not have been better either. All in all an amazing day for us!!
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Tim is the MAN!!!!
Harlowe_a
, Sep 2021
Tim the tour guided was truly amazing!!!!!! His knowledge, people skills, and tact was outstanding! He set the bar high for all of me and wife future tours!!!!!
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Fantastic Tour
Theresa_F
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide Chris Triebel was the best tour guide we had on our entire trip. He was so knowledgeable of the sites and exhibits.
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Excellent Tour !!
Chris_F
, Sep 2021
Ellis Island and Liberty Island, Owen the guide was great!! Very Knowledgeable and good sense of humor, and had very interesting details .
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