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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Award-Winning, Small-Group Tour

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  • Beat the biggest crowds by picking an early departure time 
  • Gain early boarding access for your ferry to Liberty and Ellis Islands
  • Take in views from the Statue of Liberty’s observation deck
  • Explore Ellis Island Immigration Museum with your expert guide
  • Wander Ellis Island on your own, and catch the ferry when you’re ready
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour departing at 8:30am. Please note this tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.
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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 to its observation decks, as well as through the Great Hall exhibits at Ellis Island.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in front of Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park at least 15 minutes 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 to pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and the observation decks. 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. 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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely great tour! Tour was very well organized. Very informative of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We skipped through a lot of the lines and our tour guide was able to navigate us around a lot of the busy sections so we could see...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour guide was Jen she was a fantastic guide we met at castle clinton in battery park which opened at 0800 hrs if you were booked on the tour no need to queue go straight in to the meeting place (book store) It was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

No trip to New York would be complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty. I would suggest you go on the earliest tour as the crowds soon gather and although Liberty is a big lady I can imagine the number of people on...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank PhilipHenvey
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tour. Our tour guide was Owen and he was very informative, nice and outgoing. I wouldn't recommend this tour for children under the age of 10 due to lots of walking and taking multiple ferries that are crowded. Overall great tour.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Highly recommend this small group tour.Jen had everything organized and ready to go at our Battery Park meeting place. We toured in the rain but Jen was positive throughout and we had a great experience. She is so knowledgeable of these national park areas. But...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Evelyn S
June 19, 2019|
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Response from Constance D | Reviewed this property |
This tour is always crowded. If your time allow,s you can try booking last minute. Good luck.
June 19, 2019|
Response from jsfmiller | Reviewed this property |
The trip by boat is not that long. Once on the island, you can stay as long as you wish - there is a small museum there along with gift shop in addition to what tour of the statue itself you manage to take (walk around... More
June 11, 2019|
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Response from Constance D | Reviewed this property |
The ferry is the big problem. It was really crowded. I'm not sure the ferry is convenient for you. I would contact the tour of your choice. On the islands, there are many stairs but I can't imagine they have not made... More
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