The tour of the Ellis Island was beautiful.
Seeing the Statue of Liberty Island and going on Ellis Island Tour was one of the best parts of our vacation.
Highly recommend it.
America is incomplete without the iconic Statue of Liberty, this is a site that you cannot miss.
This was an amazing experience.
Visiting the Statue of Liberty Island and Ellis Island was amazing. This is something you should do if you are in America.
Everything was as advertised
! Do not take this tour if you’ve no interest in hearing about the sad past of the country. I read reviews about this great tour and decided I’d give it a whirl, but people conveniently skipped out the part where we are expected to wait in a HUGE boarding line onto the ferry. I almost waited for 45 minutes with my bad knee. And the place is super crowded, there are people EVERYWHERE. If anyone else has claustrophobia, I’d suggest you skip this trip.
Buy tickets for February 18, Liberty Island and Ellis Island, when boarding the ship on Liberty Island, crew indicates there is no trip to Ellis Island. I require this situation to be verified and I be given credit for the trip not given.
Loved it! Mesmerized by the beauty of it all. My family had a hoot. Recommend.
My husband and I were visiting New York for the first time and went to the 911 museum first. After that we decided to take a ferry to say hi to Lady Liberty, and it was a great experience altogether. My favourite part was the Ellis Island Museum; I know most people say it’s rather boring, but it’s important to connect with our roots. Altogether, it was a fun experience; everyone around us was friendly and the tour was entertaining.
I loved it! From the very beginning, I’d always wanted to visit the Liberty Island and this trip covered it all.
Hi all, my family and I booked tickets from Headout. We were a little sceptical about its authenticity but then found Tripadvisor mention it, so we decided what the hell! I called them up and a rep was nice enough to walk me through the entire procedure of what needed to be done. The only thing I don’t like about them is that we are required to print out the tickets? I mean what’s the point of booking them online if we can’t get access to e-tickets? Either way, that was the only setback we found; the rest was fine. Our kids had a great time on the ferry rides and loved seeing the iconic Statue of Liberty. I would recommend this to first-time New York tourists, and families with young children.
I had plans of touring around the Statue of Liberty alone but decided I’d tour around the Ellis Island as well. The audio guide gave me a detailed idea about how the poor felt when they first came here, seeking to start over in a new place. Everything about the place was captivating; right from the audio-visual treat, the super helpful staff (are they trained on this, btw? I asked 2 of them a few unravelling questions, and they seemed to know their way around! VERY impressed) and ever-so-beautiful view! My least favourite part was taking the ferry ride back (and believe me, I waited for the last ride out). I would definitely recommend this tour to others, it is so important to get in touch with our past. Besides, Lady Liberty never looked so good. Also, the view of the harbour and skyline are simply mesmerizing.
I’d say that the trip was just a little expensive but the view was great. Lady liberty was simply spectacular, but to be honest, it looks better from a distance. Up close it’s all worn out and old.
Hi, this was my second time on this tour, and this time, I booked tickets with Headout after reading their website that said we didn’t have to wait in long queues. And they were right! When we got there and showed our ticket to one of the ground staff, they led us to another (much smaller) queue, and said that we had priority access. I was travelling with my grand-dad so you can understand my relief.
I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone from our current generation. My father dragged me from my perfectly fine weekend to “go see the statue of liberty” and boy was it boring.
I cannot believe the Ellis Island is getting heat about being boring. I personally loved it. Walking through the halls of exhibits portraying what the immigrants went through and felt like when they walked through those very halls. I loved that there was an audio guide (because I’d gone alone). I would suggest you go sometime when it’s not too crowded (preferably NOT on weekends). I went on a Thursday and the crowd was pretty light.