This tour is running with the health and safety guidelines of the World Tourism Travel Council. Please see our full health and safety policy here.
Please note that Ellis Island is temporarily closed due to COVID19.Join us for a fast visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Our priority ferry tickets and structured itinerary are the fastest way to visit while making sure you don’t miss anything of this powerful symbol of freedom. Your entertaining guide will make your trip memorable and stress free.
The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Includes:
The tour is approximately 2.5 hours. You can stay as long as you wish after the tour ends at Liberty Island, and return to NYC when ready. Total time should be approximately 3-4 hours to return to Battery Park.
You will be on your feet for most of the tour. There will be stairs.
It is important to arrive at the tour starting location at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time, as we do start the tour promptly. It would be unfair for the others if we need to wait for those that are late. We cannot guarantee you’ll be able to find your tour group if you are late.
We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise the tour goes on. Please check the weather report and be prepared.
Tips are always appreciated by our guides, but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done.
No, this tour is not included with the pass.
to Bowling Green
to Whitehall Street
to South Ferry
By Car: Click here to view a map of nearby paid parking spaces. Not recommended due to unpredictable traffic which may cause you to miss the tour.
Tour Bus Loading/ Unloading and Parking: Click here for a list of DOT’s authorized bus layover locations.
Tour Ends: Ellis Island
Experience an inspiring piece of American history on a guided tour of the Statue of Liberty. Explore the Liberty Island grounds with a guide, visit the new museum, for great skyline views before returning to Manhattan.
Make your way to Battery Park, where you’ll meet your guide at Castle Clinton, a historic fort that was once considered as a possible site for the Statue of Liberty. Board a ferry to Liberty Island with an early Reserve Line Access ticket to avoid the crowds. During the ride to Liberty Island you’ll learn about the history of the famous statue and learn about how perceptions of Lady Liberty have changed over the decades and through generations.
As a prominent historian, he shared his in-depth knowledge with such contagious enthusiasm
Once on the island, your guide will show you the grounds and tell you more about what you will see inside the museum. Following the guided tour, you’ll have time to visit the museum, which contains “flames” from Lady Liberty’s torch, as well as some of the statue’s original structure. If time permits, you can also make a stop on your own at Ellis Island before returning to Battery Park.