Statue of Liberty Express Tour
$49 per adult
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- 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.
What you'll do
Join us for a time-efficient yet immersive visit to the Statue of Liberty to make the most of your time in NYC. Our priority ferry tickets and structured itinerary are the fastest way to visit Lady Liberty while making sure you don’t miss anything of this powerful symbol of freedom. And your entertaining guide wil ... read more
Join us for a time-efficient yet immersive visit to the Statue of Liberty to make the most of your time in NYC. Our priority ferry tickets and structured itinerary are the fastest way to visit Lady Liberty while making sure you don’t miss anything of this powerful symbol of freedom. And your entertaining guide will make your trip both memorable and stress-free.
Your tour starts at Battery Park, where you’ll meet your guide at Castle Clinton. This is a landmark in its own right: Castle Clinton is a historic fort once considered as a possible site for the Statue of Liberty.
Then it’s all aboard a ferry to Liberty Island. We’ll have an early reserve-line access ticket for you so you can avoid the crowds. On the ride over, you’ll learn about the history of the Statue of Liberty and how perceptions of this symbol have changed over the years.
Once at Liberty Island, your guide will show you the grounds and tell you more about what you will see inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. Following the guided portion of your tour, you’ll have time to visit the museum. It’s pretty cool — it contains “flames” from Lady Liberty’s torch, some of the statue’s original structure, and more.
If there’s room in your schedule, you can also make a stop on your own at Ellis Island before returning to Battery Park. The island is home to the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, located in the main building of the former immigration complex where so many immigrants made their first stop here in America.
The sandstone fort that doubles as our meeting point and a national monument
With beautiful views along the way
Statue of Liberty
Where can tour the grounds and visit the Statue of Liberty Museum
An optional stop if you want to extend your trip
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Plan your trip
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.
This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.
Tour ending point
The tour ends at Liberty Island.
We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.
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
Meet at the steps outside the North Entrance of Castle Clinton in Battery Park.
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.
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 Islands, 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.
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.
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.
We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time for this tour. 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.
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.
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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