• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Check two huge sites off your bucket list with this exciting guided 4-hour tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Start the tour by getting early Reserve Line Access boarding on the ferry to Liberty Island. Once there, go inside the pedestal of the statue and head to the observation decks for an awesome view of New York City and its surroundings. Then hop back on the ferry to Ellis Island to learn about the intriguing history of immigration to America that took place here between 1892 and 1954.

Highlights

  • 4-hour guided visit to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
  • Explore the grounds at Liberty Island before heading inside the pedestal for observation decks and a museum
  • View exhibits at the Great Hall inside the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island
  • Early Reserve Line boarding on the ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island

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What You Can Expect

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

Take in the view of Manhattan as your ferry over to Liberty Island!

After meeting your guide at Castle Clinton on the southern tip of Manhattan, board the ferry. Enjoy your early Reserve Line Access boarding to avoid the crowds. During the ride to Liberty Island learn about the history of the famous statue and learn about how perceptions of Lady Liberty have changed over the decades and generations. 

Once on the island, head into the pedestal of the statue and then up to the observation decks for a superlative view of the surroundings. Take in the sights of the New York skyline as well as New Jersey and Ellis Island. After some time, hop back on the ferry and cruise over to Ellis Island, as your guide give you the historic low-down on the millions of immigrants that passed through here between 1892 and 1954. 

After reaching Ellis Island, explore the place deeper with your guide by wandering around the Great Hall and taking in the exhibitions that explain further about the 12 million people that passed through here. Learn also how Americans can trace their ancestry here. 

You are on your own for the remainder of the visit, staying as long as you want before you return to Manhattan.

Please note the 8:30am tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.

Customer Reviews

Amelia P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Excellent tour guide John was very good and definitely recommend this tour.

Joann R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We used Viator on July 5th to tour The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Evan the tour guide was FANTASTIC. He was so knowledgeable, kind, knew the names of our group members about 20 instantly and made sure we didn't get lost! We were a group of 6 - and could not have had this experience on our own. It was so memorable - we even looked up family in the Ellis Island registry. So wonderful and all made possible and easy by Viator and Evan our guide. We also used Viator in Paris at the Eiffel Tower - it was perfect and so simple. There may be a small fee involved but it's worth every cent and more... Thank you so much for the memories of a lifetime. Joann R

Angie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

What a wonderful experience. Our tour guide Alice was phenomenal. So glad we decided to take the tour instead of just going about it on own. I've never been much for tours, but after Alice's engaging tour I am a convert.

diane c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Out tour guide Nathan was fantastic!

Nicola G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Excellent tour made even better by the quality of the guide - Ben Graney. Very atmospheric and excellent care and attention to all of our party and the others in our group. He didn't even ask for a tip! Real quality thank you

Michael A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Our tour was fantastic!! Alice was an amazing guide! Tons of great information, very engaging, and entertaining! Even my teenagers loved it. Alice even had great tips about things to do outside the tour!! It was awesome!

pbassett

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Fantastic! You can buy your own tickets for the statue and Ellis Island, but honestly, it s so much better having a guided tour. Our guide Evan was fantastic, he was very knowledgeable about the sites and brought the history to life with his lively delivery. Highly recommended.

Chooi Lee S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Professional tour guide

Tasha74

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

The Statue of Liberty Tour was fantastic and amazing views once we climbed up the pedestal. Our guide was great and gave a great insight as to how the Statue of Liberty came about. The views over to the Statue of Liberty on the boat was great too. Unfortunately we didn't end up doing the Ellis Island tour as we had to get to another tourist attraction.

Karen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

The tour was brilliant. The Statue is incredible and the history behind Ellis Island is well worth getting to know. Our tour guide Nathan Cann was fantastic! Nathan certainly knows his stuff!! I had the best time and would highly recommend this tour - especially if you get Nathan as a guide!!

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