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Statue of Liberty Express Tour

The quickest and easiest way to experience the Statue
  • When Multiple times daily
  • Duration 3 hours (2 hours guided)
  • Meeting Point Outside the front entrance of Castle Clinton

$59 per adult

$54 per child

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$59 per adult

$54 per child

$59 per adult

$54 per child

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  • 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

  • Take advantage of priority ferry tickets so you avoid the crowds and save time.
  • Learn how Lady Liberty has changed over the decades.
  • Explore the Liberty Island grounds with your guide for beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline.
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty Museum to see “flames” from the statue’s torch, part of its structure, and more.
  • Pick up practical tips from your guide on how to make the most of your time in NYC.
  • Get access to Ellis Island, home to the Museum of Immigration, if you want to extend your trip.

Itinerary

  • Castle Clinton

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

  • Ferry

    With beautiful views along the way

  • Statue of Liberty

    Where can tour the grounds and visit the Statue of Liberty Museum

  • Ellis Island

    An optional stop if you want to extend your trip

Make this tour private

Book this tour for just your group, starting from $64 per adult.

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Plan your trip

Pedestal access

This tour doesn’t include access to the Statue of Liberty pedestal. If you want to climb the pedestal, try our Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour.

Accessibility

This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.

Tour ending point

The tour ends at Liberty Island.

Refund policy

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

Reviews

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Owen was so informative and fun. The best. Our first visit to NYC, and it was such a good choice to do this tour.

Gina
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EXCELLENT!!!
Worth every penny!! Mark was funny and so knowledgeable. We fully enjoyed the tour. We never waited in the long lines (except to get back on the ferry, the tour was over by then). I was able to find my Grandfather and Great Grandparents at Ellis Island!!!

— Lisa

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Fantastic
What a fantastic tour with a GREAT guide! Gabby was wonderful and even during a pandemic with masks and distancing our group was able to have a great time and learn a lot. We thought our feet would be tired, but it was just the right amount of stopping to learn about the area and walking through the beautiful neighborhoods. We learned SO much and were super impressed with Gabby's knowledge and excitement for the history of this great city!! Thanks for an A++ tour! I would absolutely recommend this to those locals and out of towners that what to learn more about these unique neighborhoods as well as get great advice on where to eat, shop, and things to see!

— Claudia

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Meeting point

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.

Already booked your tour? Visit our pre-tour welcome page for more about how to connect with your guide plus tips for your trip.

Castle Clinton

FAQs

How long is the tour?

The guided portion of the tour is about 2 hours. You can stay as long as you want after the tour ends at Liberty Island and return to Battery Park when ready. Total time should be about 3 hours, but allow an extra hour if you plan to visit Ellis Island on your own. Your ferry ticket back to Manhattan is included with this tour.

How much walking is there?

We’ll be on our feet for most of the tour, and there are some stairs. The ferry ride over has some limited seating, and at Liberty Island, your guide will lead you on a walking tour of the grounds to point out the different sights. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

What can we bring?

You should plan for security screenings before entering the ferry. 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 in this tour?

The National Park Service doesn’t allow any guiding inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. Your guide will give you a thorough introduction to the museum so you can explore it on your own and know what to look for. The guided portion of this tour doesn’t include Ellis Island, where the immigration museum is located, since this is an express trip, though you’re welcome to visit on your own. If you’d like to visit Ellis Island with our guide, we recommend our Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. We also offer rescheduling to another date the tour is running at no extra cost if you’re unable to make this tour. Please keep in mind there are no refunds available if you have already rescheduled your tour.

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.

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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