New York City

Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island Guided Tour

Badge of ExcellenceNew York City, USA
  • 4 hours
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get up close and personal with several New York City icons on this hassle-free tour. Meet your guide in Battery Park, and receive priority access to the Statue of Liberty ferry. You'll sail across the New York Harbor to Liberty Island, where you'll learn explore the Statue of Liberty Museum. Next, hop on another ferry to Ellis Island to discover the stories of the millions of immigrants who journeyed through this historic site.
  • Discover two of New York’s top attractions, all in one trip
  • With priority ferry boarding, you'll have a seamless travel experience
  • Your guide's stories will bring the history of the iconic sights to life
  • Enjoy remarkable New York City skyline views from the ferry

What's Included

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Pre-reserved ticket to Statue of Liberty Island (exterior access)
  • Pre-reserved ticket to Ellis Island (includes Ellis Island museum)
  • Official audio guide on Ellis Island
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Statue of Liberty Crown and Pedestal
  • Lockers are $2.00

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA

    This tour meets at 1 Bowling Green, in front of National Museum of the American Indian at the bottom of the Statue with the Sphinx and Lion (when you are facing the museum entrance, it's the last statue on the right). Your guide will be waiting for you holding a green-teal Walks sign.

End point

  • Ellis Island, United States

    Ellis Island (Guest can choose to stay on Ellis Island and return on their own or take the ferry back to Battery Park with Guide.)

What To Expect

Battery Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Liberty Island

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Statue of Liberty

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Ellis Island Immigration Museum

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Battery Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour is conducted in English only.
  • This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.
  • You are required to go through airport-style security on this tour. No luggage, weapons, or food (except for water in a clear container) is allowed. Confiscated items will not be returned.
  • Due to circumstances beyond our control, sites may occasionally close. We make every effort to stay as close to the advertised itinerary as possible but substitutions/omissions may be necessary.
  • Upon arrival at Liberty Island bags and backpacks must be stored in a locker.
  • This tour does not include access to the Statue of Liberty's Crown.
  • The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
  • Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

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Reviews

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1,298 reviews
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Best tour guide
Luis_B, Apr 2024
Sara fantastic, very knowledgeable on New York history and a true story teller, she is really passionate about the history behind Liberty Island and Ellis Island, she engages the audience, while handling all the practical activities / information in a very professional way. She is by far the best tour guide I’ve had in a very long time
Fantastic tour, Alvaro was brilliant
Craig_M, Apr 2024
Loved this, what a super friendly company of tour guides. We had Alvaro on our trip who was chatty, friendly and super personable. We felt like we were getting such a great experience (albeit our group was only 4!) but we still received a 5 star service and learnt some brilliant facts. Lightened with humour along the way and my favourite part - breaks in the tour to do your own thing and wander at your own pace. Even on a drizzly and windy day we had a great time, actually that turned out to be a plus as it was quiet!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Craig, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic experience with Alvaro and that our tour guides were super friendly and accommodating 😊 It's great to know that even with a small group, you still received top-notch service and learned some brilliant facts about the attractions. We're delighted that you enjoyed the breaks in the tour to explore at your own pace and that even the drizzly weather turned out to be a plus. We hope to welcome you back for more memorable experiences in the future! Best, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Amazing tour
Brent_K, Apr 2024
Great tour of lady liberty great guide with joe, super reccomended everyone should go thanks 🙏 do this tour
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Brent, I'm thrilled to hear you had a fantastic tour of Statue of Liberty with Joe as your guide! It sounds like he really made the experience memorable for you. Thanks for the recommendation—exploring iconic landmarks with knowledgeable guides can truly enhance the journey. We hope to see you soon for another adventure 😉 Kindly, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Must see
Scott_R, Apr 2024
Awesome thing to see when in New York City. Christian did great job on a cold and windy day. Line was long to get to get on boat but worth the wait.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hello Scott, It's fantastic that you enjoyed your experience visiting New York City and taking in the sights, especially despite the chilly weather! It sounds like Christian, your guide, made the best of the conditions and ensured you had a great time. Thanks for sharing your positive feedback! Kindly, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Fun & Fast Paced!
Rose_B, Apr 2024
Knowable guide from France a little hrs to understand for older ears. Be advise you need to be in really good physical continue keep up fast paced but fun - we Should have been prepared for the New York down pour…froze as guide had us stand outside of the liberty museum- 3 older people need to sit - we did get to go inside and had time for a quick hot dog at the Liberty Cafe . We wanted to see Ellis Island and find our families names on the honor wall - we did get to do that. Our ages are 74 & 78 But we got awesome photos worth the money except standing in the rain and sitting out side Ellis Island for the story …hubby had to go inside - sorry we did not get to say goodbye- thank you but we are old and got so cold! We love Viator Tours
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hello Rose, It sounds like you had quite the adventure on your tour, despite facing some challenges along the way. We're sorry to hear that the pace and the weather conditions made it difficult for you and your group. It's important for tour operators to consider the needs of all participants, including those who may require breaks or have mobility issues. We appreciate your feedback about the guide's accent and the physical demands of the tour. We'll consider this to ensure a more inclusive and comfortable experience for all guests in the future. It's great to hear that you still managed to enjoy some aspects of the tour, including visiting Ellis Island and finding your family's names on the honor wall. And those awesome photos are definitely a valuable souvenir! Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and we hope that in the future, you'll have more positive and comfortable experiences with us! Sincerely, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Brilliant trip to two very historic places
Finian_J, Apr 2024
The visit to both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were both very interesting. The tour guide Alvaro had loads of very good information. I found that there was less time available to be spent on Ellis Island because we spent almost two hours queuing to get on the first boat to the Statue of Liberty.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Finian, It's fantastic to hear that you found the visits to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island interesting, and we're thrilled that Alvaro provided you with loads of valuable information. We're sorry to hear about the long queue time for the boat to the Statue of Liberty, which impacted your time on Ellis Island. Your feedback is incredibly important to us, and we'll definitely take it into account to improve the experience for future guests. We truly value your comments and hope to welcome you back for a five-star experience on your next visit 😊 Kind regards, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Great Statue of Liberty excursion
Amy_B, Apr 2024
Our tour guide to the Statue of Liberty was entertaining, knowledgeable and very friendly. Definitely worth it to get the stories behind the monuments vs just only walking around on our own. I can’t remember our guide’s name, but he was great :)
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Amy, Thank you for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear that Christian provided such an entertaining, knowledgeable, and friendly tour of the Statue of Liberty. It's wonderful to know that you found it worth it to learn the stories behind the monuments rather than just walking around on your own. If you ever want to explore more landmarks or learn more about the city's history, we'd love to welcome you back for another memorable tour! Sincerely, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Disappointing
Allison_W, Apr 2024
Very disappointed. Didn’t get to go to Ellis island as spent too long in the queue for the ferry initially. Wouldn’t recommend and suggest you do the trip independently!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Allison, Thank you so much for sharing your review with us! We're truly sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with the Ellis Island trip. Your feedback is important to us, and we'll investigate the matter promptly to ensure we address any issues that may have occurred. Please reach out to us directly at feedback@walkrs.org so we can discuss your experience in more detail and work towards a resolution. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Kindly, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Amazing tour. Guide was...
Tammy_C, Apr 2024
Amazing tour. Guide was excellent! Enjoyed the views and was very educational . Truly magical trip!!!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Tammy, Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing tour and that the guide was excellent. It's fantastic that you enjoyed the views and found the experience educational. If you ever want to embark on more adventures or explore further, we'd love to welcome you back for more magical experiences in the future! Sincerely, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Worth braving the weather for.
Joe_S, Apr 2024
Very instructive tour from Christian. Shame about the weather which was atrocious. Nevertheless, learnt a lot about Statue of liberty and Ellis island.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Joe, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We're glad to hear that you found Christian's tour to be very instructive despite the unfortunate weather. It's our goal to provide an enriching experience rain or shine. If you're interested in exploring more of New York's landmarks in better weather, we'd love to welcome you back for another tour. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon! Kindly, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Worst experience ever
Renato_M, Apr 2024
We got there 5 minutes late....the worst directions ever and there were a bunch of people there ....a lot of other tours going on.... It was a nightmare everyone was pulling us everywhere ... while our tour was already gone. I lost my $200.00 on that tour it was horrible ...there was no number to f... Call or get an answer.so go to hell viator and the freaking tour. If any of you guys are going to see the statue of Liberty I recommend grabbing the express and not doing anything online with viator it's horrible. Don't keep feeding those leeches.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Renato, We sincerely apologize for the distressing experience you encountered during your tour. Your feedback is crucial to us, and we deeply regret any inconvenience caused. We understand your frustration and want to address your concerns promptly. Regarding your mention of not having a contact number, we want to clarify that the confirmation email sent before the tour indeed included a contact number for assistance. We apologize if this information was not easily accessible or if there was any confusion. Please rest assured that we take your feedback seriously and will investigate the issues you encountered. Additionally, please contact us at feedback@walks.org to further discuss your experience and address any additional concerns you may have. Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience caused, and we appreciate your understanding. Kindly, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Very poor experience
Dhruv_G, Mar 2024
Standing in the line for hours and realizing I paid three times the price I would have paid had I bought the ticket in person.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi there, We're sorry to hear about your frustrating experience with the ticket purchase process. We understand how valuable your time and money are, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the long wait and higher cost. Your feedback is important to us, and we'll use it to improve our ticketing process to ensure a smoother and more affordable experience for our guests in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. If you do have any other concern or questions, please contact me at feedback@walks.org. Best wishes, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Worth the money. James is the best tour guide!
Jean_Z, Mar 2024
Initially concerned about the price, but 100% worth it!! Highly recommend James as your tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. The whole family really enjoyed this experience.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hello Jean, We're thrilled to hear that you found the experience worth every penny! Thank you for trusting us with your tour and for recommending James as your guide. We're delighted that he was able to share his expertise and humor with you, making the experience enjoyable for the whole family. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back for more memorable experiences in the future! Kind wishes, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Statue of Liberty tour and Ellis Island 4hr
Yosvany_H, Mar 2024
Great tour,our guide Albaro did a great Job , with plenty of information and guidance. Highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hello there, Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that Albaro did such a great job providing you with plenty of information and guidance during the tour. Your recommendation means a lot to us. If you ever find yourself back in the area, we'd love to have you join us again for another memorable experience! Kindly, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Fantastic
John_R, Mar 2024
The ferry experience was great ,not too long to wait.statue of lliberty island and exibets was fabulous and our guide Jett was great ,funny and very informative and highly recommended.thanks jett you made our day.catherine and John lreland
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hello John, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the ferry experience and found it to be efficient with minimal waiting time. It's fantastic that you had a fabulous time exploring the Statue of Liberty island and exhibits, and that Jett, your guide, made the experience even more enjoyable with their humor and informative commentary. Thank you for choosing our tour, and we hope to welcome you back for more memorable experiences in the future! Warm wishes, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Great tour. Tour guide...
Melissa_G, Mar 2024
Great tour. Tour guide Joe was very knowledgeable. He provided tremendous background and history of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hi Melissa, Thank you for your feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tour and found Joe to be very knowledgeable. It's fantastic that he provided such a thorough background and history of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, enhancing your experience. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again for more insightful tours in the future! Kindly, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Interesting.
sarah_g, Mar 2024
Joe was a fantastic guide, very informative and interesting to listen to. This was a 4 hour tour and the time was well filled.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hello Sarah, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that Joe provided such a fantastic and informative tour experience. It's great to know that the 4-hour tour felt well-filled with interesting content. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for more enriching experiences in the future! Warm wishes, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Great tour to see and learn more
John_H, Mar 2024
The guided tour was a great way to see and learn more about our Lady Liberty. Joe was our guide and he did a great job. Joe as very knowledgeable and a great presenter.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hello John, Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the guided tour of the Statue of Liberty with Joe as your guide. It's wonderful to know that Joe's knowledge and presentation skills enhanced your visit to Lady Liberty, allowing you to learn more about its history and significance. If you ever find yourself back in the area or in need of more insightful tours, we'd love to welcome you again for another memorable experience. Kind regards, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Not detailed instructions on where meeting instructions are for meeting address
Nicki_H, Mar 2024
We showed up 20 min prior to the schedule tour at the meeting place given. We couldn’t find anyone giving a tour. We walked around the whole building. No one. Asked people inside the building, no one had heard of the tour meeting there. Stood around and texted the tour contact. Never received any messages back. Walked across the street after 9:40 and asked people over there if they knew of anything. Showed contact info to people and no one knew what I was talking about. Missed the tour completely. I dont know what else I could have done.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hello Nicki, We sincerely apologize for the confusion and frustration you experienced when attempting to locate the tour meeting point. Your account of the situation is concerning, and we deeply regret that you missed the tour despite your efforts. We will investigate this matter to determine what went wrong with the coordination and communication of the meeting point. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we will take steps to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. Please reach out to us at feedback@walks.org so we can find the most appropriate solution for the inconvenience caused to you. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we want to ensure that we address your concerns and make things right. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Sincerely, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
Bryant_B, Feb 2024
Historical knowledge of Nikola and the fun and vibrancy he brought to the tour. I Would recommend to others!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Bryant_B, Thank you so much for this feedback! It sounds like Nikola's expertise and charisma really added to the tour, making it an engaging and enjoyable experience for all. Additionally thank you for the recommendation. It means a lot to us 🫶 Warm regards, Andrii Walks & Devour Tours
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