#1 rated Statue of Liberty tours

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Our globally award-winning tour features an all-inclusive visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Enjoy guaranteed ferry tickets and a local guide who’s a true NYC expert. It’s hands-down the best way to experience the statue.

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Make the most of your time

Take advantage of no-wait roundtrip ferry tickets and a streamlined itinerary. More sightseeing, less waiting.


Worry-free flexible booking

Our tours have a generous 24-hour cancellation policy. If something comes up, cancelling is stress-free.

Choose from three Statue of Liberty tours

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour on Feb 20, 2024 with Sean

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

The No. 1 rated cultural experience tour in the world by Tripadvisor travelers
  • Cost: $84 per adult
  • Duration: 3.5-5 hours
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Statue of Liberty Express Tour

The fastest way to see the statue with a guide
  • Cost: $74 per adult
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
Statue of Liberty at sunset

Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Your group, your guide
  • Cost: Starting at $75pp
  • Duration: 4-5 hours

Plan your Statue of Liberty experience

Meeting point

Steps outside the North Entrance of Castle Clinton in Battery Park

Security screenings

Required before entering the ferry or statue

Refund policy

100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time

Statue tour reviews


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
Awesome tour
Peter was a very informative tour guide. He informed us he was the 2nd best tour guide in NYC lol. We hope our rating elevates him to Number 1. Tour is highly recommended and definitely worth the money. Museum was wonderful. It was a moving and solemn experience. Don't rush yourselves, allow plenty of time and go early. Awesome day.


The boat ride was very enjoyable. Seeing all the sights from the water made our New York trip so much more fun and our guide Chris Triebel gave us so much information most of which I had never known. All our family members encouraged us to cancel our trip due to Covid and all the fall out. But when we arrived, New York was everything we remembered and even more. Best trip ever, so glad we didn't cancel.

Explorer 101

Fantastic experience
Great tour with plenty of history - advice - and humour about two such important and visited places. This is the second time we have been but the first time guided and it is WELL worth the money to get the full experience.


FAQs for visiting the Statue of Liberty

Does this tour include the immigration museum on Ellis Island?

In the interest of time, our express tour doesn’t include a guided visit to Ellis Island, though you’re welcome to visit on your own, and your ferry ticket will take you there. Our full Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour does include visiting Ellis Island with your guide. Since guiding isn’t allowed inside the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, your guide will let you know what to look for before you visit on your own. Museum admission is free.

How long is the tour?

The guided portion of our express 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. The full tour takes closer to 5 hours, 4 of these spent with your guide.

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 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.

Does this include a guided tour inside the Statue of Liberty Museum?

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.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time for this tour.

What is the policy on gratuities?

Tips are always appreciated by our guides but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job and if you personally want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide.

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