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Half-Day Guided Tour of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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Book this ticket to join the half-day tour of Liberty Island, and admire the history of this iconic American site with your local guide.

Highlights

  • Go on a fully guided tour and discover the wonders of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island.

  • With early access tickets, avoid waiting in any lines and get priority entrance to both attractions.

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the history behind European immigration to the USA with your expert local guide.

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the city and of Lady Liberty herself from different vantage points.

  • Marvel at ancient artifacts such as the original torch and much more at the new avant-garde Statue of Liberty Museum.

Inclusions

  • Ferry to Liberty Island & Ellis Island

  • Early, priority access to both sites (optional)

  • Access to Liberty Island & the Statue of Liberty Museum

  • Access to the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

  • Walking tour guide in English of Liberty & Ellis Island

  • Audio guide in English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish & Japanese

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Kimberly M Montano

Kimberly

5/5
Oct, 2023
The guide was very knowledge, and very helpful. Gave tips on how to get on and off the ferrys. My kids loved what all the learned. We received so much information from the guide. He was great!!
Sheila Brownsea
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Sheila

5/5
United Kingdom
Sep, 2023
The guide, Christian, was the best guide we've ever had anywhere in the world. His knowledge on the subject was phenomenal 👏. His attention to detail and ensuring that the whole group was included was exemplary. A very pleasurable experience.
Ellen Nash

Ellen

5/5
Sep, 2022
We loved our tour guide- Cherie. She was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. Excellent tour.
Karene Zencker

Karene

4/5
Aug, 2022
Very nice and interesting guide. However the extra-cost is way too important considering that the access to the Statue of Liberty is not included
Valeria Trinidad Ponce Perez

Valeria

5/5
Jul, 2022
Really nice tour conducted by Sara. She was too entertaining and friendly. I love to listen the story she had.

Start your tour at The Battery (previously known as Battery Park) – the famous gateway to Lady Liberty. Then, board a ferry as you sail away from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty.

Listen as your guide dives deep into the story of how Lady Liberty came to be. Watch as they the stage, create the scene, and ignite your imagination, all while letting you in on incredible historical facts. Admire sweeping views of the New York skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, and the surrounding environs. Explore the Statue of Liberty Museum and stand just a few feet from Lady Liberty’s original torch!

Later, board the short ferry to Ellis Island – another iconic site in the history of the United States. After a brief introduction, your guide will tell you how to get the most from your visit. Then, check out this special place on your own. You'll have enough time to wander the site, enjoy the official audio guide, look through the passenger records for family names, or grab a bite to eat at the cafeteria. You are also welcome to return on the ferry with your guide.

Important Information

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide in front of the National Museum of the American Indian.

  • Address: 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA.

  • Landmark: At the bottom of the Statue with the Sphinx and Lion (when you are facing the museum entrance, it's the last statue on the right). Your guide will be waiting for you holding a Walks Tours sign.

  • Note: The tour ends in Ellis Island, New York, New York, US. You can either take the return ferry to Battery Park with your guide or you can stay on the Eliis Island and return on your own later.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Subway

  • The closest subway station is Bowling Green. It's a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board subway services in lines 4 & 5 to get you there.

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is State St/Bridge St. It's a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #M20, #M55, #QM7, or more to get you there.

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