• 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

Jackey W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The tour was fantastic. Tour guide was knowledgeable, informative, entertaining. I strongly recommend doing it this way - with the tour guide. I learned so much and the added stories were so interesting.

Vanessa L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Robert has great! He has the perfect personality and energy as a tour guide. We learned a lot about the city and are looking forward to another trip and trying another NYC tour!.

Brandon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Kernan was awesome, a fountain of knowledge

Ann J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Awesome tour! A must see

Malcolm W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was an outstanding tour, and a must for anyone visiting NYC. The Statue of Liberty was great to see up close, but it was Ellis Island that surprised us most. It is an incredibly moving place, made all the more real through the wonderful real-life story-telling of our guide Rachel. I can't say enough good things about Rachel - from the organisation and timekeeping, through to the facts she conveyed, and the way she brought everything to life. Wonderful trip, and will remain in our memories.

Doug D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A great trip! Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

alice s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Wonderful to be in a small group with tour guide the whole way we would have missed so much just doing this on our own and reading the information along the way.

chrisandkimjohnson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Allison was a great guide. My teenagers loved this tour and said they much preferred it to going through the museum on their own. We had a very foggy day and unfortunately did not have great views, but Allison made the experience a really good one anyway!

Charlotte M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great tour! Ashley Evans the guide was fabulous! She was so enthusiastic and had loads of interesting facts for us. Highly recommend this tour!

Kristin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our tour guide Sam Floyd was humorous and helpful. He kept us entertained during the tour while we learned much about the history of the Statue Of Liberty and Ellis Island. He had a strong memory for anecdotes about the sites. I and my 12 year old son had not taken tours previously but after such a positive experience with Sam we certainly will take more tours in the future.

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