New York City

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Badge of ExcellenceNew York City, USA
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on a tour that covers two essential NYC landmarks. Listen to the live narration from your guide, and enjoy priority access to the ferry, saving you time spent waiting in long lines. Then, get the best views of Manhattan as you cross New York Harbor by boat, and get ready to discover the sights.
  • Tick off Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in just a few hours
  • Beat the lines and enjoy the priority boarding on the ferry
  • This fully guided tour shares the stories behind the sights
  • Have time to explore the museums at both landmarks

What's Included

  • Live Guide
  • Round Trip Ferry Service
  • Reserve Round Trip Ferry Ticket
  • Admission: Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Admission: Ellis Island Museum
  • Gratuities
  • Pedestal or Crown Access

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • One Battery Park Plaza, 1 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USA

    Departure Point: In front of Starbucks on the corner of State Street and Pearl Street.

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

  • Ellis Island, United States

What To Expect

Statue of Liberty

1 hour 40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Ellis Island

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Manhattan Skyline (Pass By)

Ellis Island Immigration Museum

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

New York Harbor (Pass By)

Brooklyn Bridge (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All guests must pass through airport-style security screening. No alcohol or weapons legal or illegal are allowed. There is no opportunity to check items before screening - they will be confiscated . POSESSION OF SOME ITMES MAY RESULT IN SUMMONS OR ARREST BY THE U.S. PARK POLICE
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING DEPARTURE TIME: The tour must depart as scheduled to keep with the ferry schedule, unfortunately we cannot wait for late arrivals. A small delay of even 5 minutes could set the tour back 20 to 30 minutes. Please plan to arrive at the meeting point AT LEAST 15 to 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Once the guide departs we cannot guarantee late arrivals will be able to join the tour. This also applies to the meet-up for the ferry from Liberty Island to Ellis Island..
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you require assistance please call the number listed on this voucher as early as possible for assistance.
  • Based on availability guests may be able to re-book to another tour on another date. The ferry tickets that we purchase for your visit are non-refundable and space is limited therefore a rebooking fee will be applied.
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions so please check the weather and plan accordingly. In the unlikely event that a tour must be cancelled due to weather we will notify you as soon as possible and you will have the option to re-book for another day or receive a full refund. Re-booking is done on a first come, first served basis and is based on availability.
  • NO REFUNDS will be issued for missing the tour.
  • There is a good amount of walking on this tour. There are opportunities to sit but guests should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Reviews

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Great
Daniel_M, Apr 2024
Mike was great, knew his stuff very informative. Great trip from start to finish would definitely recommend 👍
Nikolai our tour guide...
tony_a, Apr 2024
Nikolai our tour guide was fabulous! He did an excellent job with all the background details of the Statue of Liberty. High recommend! The history of the Statue of Liberty was so interesting.
Memorable trip to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Manjiri_P, Apr 2024
Sara was the best guide we had in this trip… She explained every lil detail of the beautiful Statue of Liberty and overall we had pleasant & peaceful experience . Our hearts filled with memories and day to remember 😊
Tour guide was long...
JaimeStoney, Apr 2024
Tour guide was long winded and made the experience much longer than needed with bad jokes. Multiple couples left the tour in the middle.
waste of money!
jane_m, Apr 2024
Our guide tour Nikolai did too much talking , more than an hour , it was windy and cold. I wished he knew taht! everyone got cold!Then gave us 45 mins. tour it was short and we did not even finish everything! waste of money!
Great time
Kendall_H, Apr 2024
It was a great experience I’m glad I choose you guys hopefully I will get a chance to use you guys in the near future
Terrible
SANDIP_P, Apr 2024
Was Roam Around The Redemption Point For 1:30 Hrs No One Was There To Attend Us Later We Bought New Ticket And Complained Viator Customer Care Refund For This Activity. Do Help Me To Get Refund.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi I'm sorry you had trouble at the meeting point and I sincerely appreciate your feedback. Your tour was scheduled for a 9:00 am departure with an 8:45 am meeting time. When the guides started at 9am they reported to our office that your party had not checked in. At 10:55am you messaged us to say you can't find the guide. This was 1 hour and 55 minutes after the tour began. We understand that many of our guests are not local and may need help finding the meeting point. So on your voucher we provide detailed information including what to do if you need help. The following information is listed on every voucher: - We ask you to call us as early as possible if you are having trouble finding the guide. - We let you know that there is no office at the meeting location. - We tell you the tour departs promptly as scheduled (because we need to catch the ferry) - We inform you that once the tour departs you may not be able to join the group. - We suggest arriving at least 15 to 30 minutes ahead of start time. I am sorry you could not participate in the tour but this was not our fault. We operated the tour on time and as scheduled, we were prepared for your arrival and ready to help you but you did not let us know until well after the tour had started. Thank you.
Amazing guide!!!
Traci_M, Apr 2024
Our guide Daniel Hunt was absolutely amazing! He is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic! We loved it and would highly recommend any tour with him!
NY tourists
Maurine_H, Apr 2024
Sara was informative, humorous and very animated. She personalized the history of both sites in a memorable way. Excellent guide.
Great tour, you should book it
IAIN_F, Apr 2024
Our guide Sara was incredible. So great at bringing the story of the statue of liberty and immigrants to the US to life.
We enjoyed the trip, it...
Annette_M, Apr 2024
We enjoyed the trip, it was very informative but too many people on the ferry. Very overcrowded and not enough time to get snacks and use the restroom facilities.
Awesome tour guide
Wa_H, Apr 2024
Daniel was an awesome tour guide. He was entertaining, funny, and friendly. I highly recommend his tour because he not only gives you the history behind the scenes but is also a great story teller. I will be recommending all friends and family for his tour.
Amazing!
Leslie_L, Apr 2024
My family enjoyed our tour. The tour guide was amazing. We have a family member in a wheelchair and they accommodate us so well. It was made to be seamless.
Liberty - Well worth it!!
GregoryA_A, Apr 2024
The background that was provided by our tour guide Jim was excellent. Our tour guide gave us all the needed information and he had great jokes. This is a tour that’s worth taking. I highly recommend this tour if you are in New York
Daniel was knowledgeable,...
Chad_R, Apr 2024
Daniel was knowledgeable, friendly and amazingly interesting! I cannot recommend this tour enough. Make sure your get Daniel….nickname Broadway!
Great tour with Daniel
Jose_S, Apr 2024
Seeing the statue up close and also metting Daniel our guide. He was cool and very knowledgeable. He knew alot about the places we visited and areas we saw. He made the tour pleasant and fun
Would definitely go with Viator again@
MaryBeth_J, Apr 2024
Daniel (Broadway) was our guide and he was terrific! I found out that you could go to both locations for just the price of the ferry but Daniel was so well prepared and he really made the past come alive. So glad I did this!
Our NYC experience at Lady Liberty and Ellis Island.
Biancamaria_N, Apr 2024
Despite of the rainy and cold day, we've had a beautiful tour. Really worth it. Jim the tour guide did a great job. He was often in a hurry, :D but amazing time with no doubts.
Great way to learn the history of Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Amanda_H, Apr 2024
Daniel was fantastic a storyteller. You learned so much more than you would if you did this trip yourself. He engagingly shared the history and kept you interested. Plan ahead for the weather. It is chilly and windy on the islands depending on the time of year.
Hollywood was fantastic
allyson_s, Apr 2024
Hollywood was fantastic, very knowledgeable and good fun!! Tour was well organised. Thanks again Hollywood!
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