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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 08/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade
Face mask available for a $1 fee. Under World Travel & Tourism Guidelines, all guests must pass a Health Check before their tour start (which will ask if you have traveled from or through a COVID hotspot).
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Updated 08/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Enjoy a seamless visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in New York Harbor. This tour benefits from early reserve-line access for a round-trip ferry trip, as well as an optional early morning departure time that puts you ahead of many sightseers. Your guide takes you through Lady Liberty’s pedestal and its observation decks (if upgrade selected), as well as through the Great Hall exhibits at Ellis Island.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Castle Clinton National Monument
    New York, NY 10004, USA
    Please meet your guide on the steps outside of Castle Clinton's North Entrance (the far side from the water). The tour guide will be there 15 minutes before the tour starts and will be carrying an orange flag.
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  • 1
    Statue of Liberty
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Ellis Island
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Ellis Island Immigration Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Ellis Island
    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.
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Highlights
  • Gain early boarding access for your ferry to Liberty and Ellis Islands
  • Take in views from the Statue of Liberty’s observation deck (available as an upgrade)
  • Explore Ellis Island Immigration Museum with your expert guide
  • Wander Ellis Island on your own, and catch the ferry when you’re ready
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in Battery Park before the start of your Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour. From there, your guide escorts you to the ferry, where you can skip the lines with early reserve-line boarding. The ferry drops you off on Liberty Island where your guide takes you on a guided tour of the grounds. Access to the Liberty Island Museum is included. Your guide helps you transition from place to place, so you never waste time asking for directions or getting lost. If you've upgraded, you also enjoy access to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and the observation decks. After you’re done at the statue, head back to the ferry for your ride to Ellis Island. Explore the island with your guide in the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Then decide if you’d like to stay and wander the island more on your own. Your tour ends with a ferry ride back to Battery Park.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Castle Clinton National Monument, New York, NY 10004, USA
Duration
3–5 hours
Return Details
Ellis Island, United States
Inclusions
  • Priority line access to board the ferry to save time at departure
  • [Closed 2020] Access to the Pedestal Monument at Liberty Island if Upgrade Option selected
  • Access to the new Liberty Island Museum
  • Access to the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
  • Expert English speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $0.25)
  • Crown Access at the Statue of Liberty
  • Face mask available for a $1.00 fee
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Additional Info
  • 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 2 or 4 hours. However, we recommended allowing at least 1 additional hour to fully experience Ellis Island. Return to Battery Park is at the participants' own leisure.
  • 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.
  • Backpacks, strollers and other large items must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island. These lockers are available for $2 per locker. This fee is not included.
  • Some parts of this tour are not wheelchair accessible (top of the pedestal is not large enough for a wheelchair).
  • 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 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
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jacqui B wrote a review Sep 2020
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Chris T. Had amazing history of a Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, abd many interesting facts on how statue cane to America. Even though we are social distancing this was an awesome day, great tour, and no lines! If you are thinking of coming to the city, do it! These guides deserve
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Olysalas wrote a review Sep 2020
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Let me start by saying that the tour is very safe and they take all measures for COVID. This was my first time in New York and enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was Chris Triebel, he is the best. He is a great speaker and a great sense of humor. When I go back to New York I will
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kellie wrote a review Aug 2020
Chesterfield, Michigan1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our guide Nicola M. was fabulous! He was very knowledgeable and even though things weren’t fully open he was able to adapt and give us a great experience. I rated it a four because when we arrived Nicola was waiting for the company to send him our tickets. We could not start at
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Mark H wrote a review Aug 2020
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It was great. I can't complain about anything. Chris Tribel was or guide. Very nice guy and did one hell of a job.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Tosin OB wrote a review Aug 2020
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Chris did a fantastic job. He was extremely knowledgeable about the tour and important information. He was very patient and friendly. We enjoyed everything about the tour. He helped us with so many photos of my family. He guided us in the right direction to Ellis Island and we
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Date of experience: August 2020
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An A++ tour, even in a pandemic!😃
What a fantastic tour with a GREAT guide! Gabby was wonderful and even during a pandemic with masks and distancing
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Awesome time!!
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Great experience!
What fun! I used to live in NYC and I learned a lot . Chris made it super interesting and a great time - the perfec
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Amazing
Jenn was a great your guide, very informative and friendly as well. The tour along Manhattan was amazing to learn
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Wonderful tour and tour guide!
Wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide! The pacing was perfect and we enjoyed every moment of our tour with Jenn A
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Liberty & Ellis island-a must see for everyone
The boat ride was very enjoyable. Seeing all the sights from the water made our New York trip so much more fun and
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Fun Tour for Wall Street fans!
This became a private tour because of COVID and no one else signing up! We're glad we were able to experience this
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Informative and fun!
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Great tour, great guide, great experience now for New Yorkers and visitors alike
We were all New Yorkers making the painless, wonderful trip on a perfectly beautiful day. Chris Triebel was a great
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Excellent experience
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