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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

The global award-winning tour of New York’s two most iconic landmarks

$79 per adult €73 per adult £61 per adult C$108 per adult A$117 per adult

$75 per child

€69 per child

£58 per child

C$103 per child

A$111 per child

  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

$79 per adult

€73 per adult

£61 per adult

C$108 per adult

A$117 per adult

$75 per child €69 per child £58 per child C$103 per child A$111 per child

$79 per adult €73 per adult £61 per adult C$108 per adult A$117 per adult

$75 per child

€69 per child

£58 per child

C$103 per child

A$111 per child

  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Prep for your visit by learning all about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from an expert New Yorker.
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty Museum to learn how this French sculpture became the icon it is today.
  • Discover America’s rich cultural history at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, audio guide included.
  • Avoid the crowds with your reserved-time tickets to access the ferry to Liberty Island.
  • Explore Ellis Island as your guide points out monuments such as the American Immigrant Wall of Honor.
  • Marvel at the stunning panoramas of New York’s skyline from the ferry and the island.
  • Get insider tips for the rest of your day here in New York City.

What you'll do

This globally award-winning tour features an all-inclusive visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Our reserved-time ferry tickets and itinerary help you avoid the crowds while making sure you don’t miss anything at these two incredible landmarks.

After meeting your guide at ...

This globally award-winning tour features an all-inclusive visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Our reserved-time ferry tickets and itinerary help you avoid the crowds while making sure you don’t miss anything at these two incredible landmarks.

After meeting your guide at Castle Clinton, you’ll ride the ferry to Liberty Island, taking advantage of your early reserve line access to board. On the ride over, your guide will share about the statue and its surprising history.

At Liberty Island, your guide will show you the grounds and tell you more about what you’ll see here. You can visit the Statue of Liberty Museum, featuring exhibits about the monument and the original torch.

Hop back on the ferry and cruise over to Ellis Island to learn about the millions of immigrants who passed through here between 1892 and 1954. Your guide will point out significant monuments on the grounds, including the American Immigrant Wall of Honor. You’ll also get a preview of the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum so you know what to expect as you tour it on your own. Spend as long as you want on Ellis Island before returning by ferry to Battery Park.

Come see why this tour is ranked the best Statue of Liberty tour by Tripadvisor travelers!

Statue of Liberty tour itinerary

  • Castle Clinton

    The sandstone fort that doubles as our meeting point and a national monument

  • Statue of Liberty

    With access to the Statue of Liberty Museum

  • Ellis Island

    Including monuments like the American Immigrant Wall of Honor

  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum

    Stories of the millions of immigrants who came through here from 1892-1954

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Plan your trip

Tour ending point

The guided portion of the tour ends at Ellis Island. You can stay as long as you wish and then take the ferry (ticket included) back to Battery Park.

12:30 p.m. tour

Visiting Ellis Island is dependent on the ferry schedule for our 12:30 p.m. tour. Ellis Island may not be available for afternoon departures during the busy season.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Statue of Liberty tour reviews

This tour was so worth it! Nothing to worry about as far as lines, which boat to take, how to get into the attractions, when to arrive, when to leave, what to do, what not to do. All the stress was taken out of the excursion, especially for visitors who don't know NYC well.

— Jane
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Great tour and amazing guide & info!
Chris T. had amazing history of a Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, and many interesting facts on how statue came 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 a few more visitors!

Jacqui

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Amazing Guide (Benoit), Amazing Tour!
The tour guide was Benoit, and he was the best! He was incredibly knowledgeable and had a great personality. He took the time to answer all of our questions. The Statue of Liberty visit was great. He gave a lot of information and then let us explore on our own. He has a great passion for Ellis Island and I left with a much better understanding of the challenges immigrants faced when coming to America through Ellis Island.

Mark

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Steven Is the Best Tour Guide
Steven was funny, knowledgeable, and amazing!!!! He gave us fun facts, made jokes, and made sure that we saw all the best stuff!!! He went above and beyond, even laying on the cold, cold ground to take our pictures in front of the statute of liberty. One of the best guided tours I’ve ever been on!!!! Would love to see one of his shows on Broadway one day!!!

Kathy

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the front entrance of Castle Clinton in Battery Park. 

Your guide will be on the steps outside of the north entrance of the castle, holding an orange flag. This is the entrance facing the buildings in Manhattan.

Castle Clinton

FAQs

How much walking is there?

We’ll be on our feet for most of the tour. At both Liberty and Ellis islands, your guide will lead you on a walking tour of the grounds to point out the different sights. The ferry also has multiple levels with stairs. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

What can we bring?

Persons and property are subject to search. Prohibited items include weapons, locking blades, tools, non-folding umbrellas, tripods, laptops, tablet keyboards, coolers, luggage, drones, sewing kits, lighter fluid, and anything propelled by aerosol.

Are the museums on Liberty and Ellis islands included?

The National Park Service does not allow any guiding inside the Statue of Liberty Museum or the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. You will have time to explore these landmarks on your own during your visit after an introduction from your guide.

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

Yes, this tour is accessible for both wheelchairs and strollers.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. You can always change your tour 24 hours or more before you tour. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.

Is this tour really a global award-winner?

Yes! Our tour has been ranked in the top three cultural experiences in the world by Tripadvisor twice (once first and once third). It’s also rated the best Statue of Liberty tour on Tripadvisor right now — and has been for years. Scroll up to see some of our reviews.

What about gratuities?

Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.

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