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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island provided by Walks

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Beat the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with this early-access tour. Enjoy special early-morning priority boarding for the ferry, and then cruise over to Liberty Island before most of the crowds arrive. Follow a guide on a tour of two of New York City’s most iconic landmarks as you learn about their significance to the US and world history.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Pier A Harbor House
    22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USA
    Front entrance of Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, in Battery Park, to the right of Statue of Liberty ferry and Castle Clinton
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  • 1
    Walks
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Statue of Liberty
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Ellis Island Immigration Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Castle Clinton National Monument
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    American Merchant Marines Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    American Immigrant Wall of Honor
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Ellis Island
    Ellis Island, United States
    Ellis Island (Guest can choose to stay on Ellis Island and return on their own or take ferry back to Battery Park with Guide.)
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Highlights
  • Avoid the crowds with early access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Get more from visiting these two landmarks with a guide who knows the history
  • Choose between two times to best suit your NYC schedule
  • Spend time exploring Ellis Island on your own if you choose
What to Expect
Meet for this early-access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour at Pier A Harbor House. Spend some time visiting the nearby memorials with your guide. Then be one of the first passengers to board your ferry for the ride over to Liberty Island. At the Statue of Liberty, take a guided tour that leads you up to the pedestal for stunning views (available until March 31, 2020). Your guide tells you stories along the way as you get to see the statue closer than with any other standard visit. Hop back on the ferry for the short ride to Ellis Island. Learn all about the complicated immigration progress people went through as your guide takes you through the collection of interactive displays. At the end of your tour, either take the ferry back to Battery Park with your guide or stay on Ellis Island to explore more before returning on your own.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Ellis Island, United States
Inclusions
  • Local English- speaking guide
  • Priority ferry boarding from Battery Park to Statue of Liberty
  • Early Access to Statue of Liberty (8:30 AM or 9:00 AM Departures)
  • Access to Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
  • Entry/Admission - Walks
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note, early access to Statue of Liberty and arrival before the crowds is only applicable if 8:30 AM / 9:00 AM Departure is selected!
  • Tour runs in English only
  • Please note: This tour does not include a visit to the Statue of Liberty crown, due to security measures in place by the National Park Service, which manages the Statue of Liberty
  • Tour participants must be able to climb and descend 215 stairs from the Statue of Liberty lobby to the top of the pedestal if the pedestal option is chosen.
  • All guests will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the Statue of Liberty if the Pedestal Option is chosen. Certain items are not permitted and such items will be confiscated and not be returned. Please refer to the Statue of Liberty’s guidelines on specific prohibited items at nps.gov/stli/planyourvisit/yoursafety
  • Please be aware that upon arrival at Liberty Island, if you are carrying a backpack or large bag, you will be required to put your bag(s) into a locker which cost only 0.25 cents, clients must have a quarter and cannot use a dime and a nickle for example.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Group Size is 10 people per guide
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kelly and Tim S wrote a review Mar 2020
Royal Palm Beach, Florida20 contributions2 helpful votes
Rachael was very informative, entertaining and friendly! Great tour :) she pointed out so many details that we would have missed on our own.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
Responded Mar 4, 2020
We are glad that you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for your review.
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Experience667585 wrote a review Feb 2020
Willoughby-on-the-Wolds, United Kingdom1 contribution
Rachel was amazing, so much information, insight and interesting facts from a very friendly and welcoming guide!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Hello Experience667585, Hearing that Rachel was able to make your experience such a wonderful one is the best thing we could hope for. We strive to chose guides with extensive knowledge on the subject at hand and a passion for what they do, and we are so glad it shows! The Walks Team
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Pauline I wrote a review Feb 2020
11 contributions2 helpful votes
First visit to New York for me and my husband. An amazing day. Our guide Ben was very knowledgeable and brought the history to life. Seeing the Statue up close was awesome. The immigration centre was very moving. Learned a lot. Would highly recommend this excursion.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
Responded Feb 16, 2020
Thank you for recommending our service. It is a pleasure to offer this excursion to those seeking to learn more about our history and we are delighted that you joined us.
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ckaplancpa wrote a review Feb 2020
New Berlin, Wisconsin5 contributions
Small group of 24. Tour leader was an actor so he was animated and enjoyable. Battery park is outstanding starting point.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Thank you for commenting on your tour with us! We are happy that we got to share this piece of our world with you.
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HJB99 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Excellent guide Avalro- sorry not sure of spelling - informative and funny- fantastic trip highly recommended
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
Responded Feb 4, 2020
It's so good to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Alvaro! Thank you for reaching out to share your review with us; we really appreciate it. :)
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