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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
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Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on a tour that covers two NYC landmarks. Listen to the live narration from you guide through your own personal headset; enjoy priority access to the ferry; and get the best views of Manhattan as you cross New York Harbor by boat. Plus, if you upgrade, ascend the Statue of Liberty pedestal for privileged views of the city skyline.
  • Tick off Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in just a few hours
  • Beat the lines and enjoy the priority boarding on the ferry
  • Ascend to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal for spectacular views (upgrade option)
  • Personal headsets ensure you hear guide narration clearly
  • Small group tour of 10 or less participants

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour upgrades the standard Ellis Island experience with personal headsets and priority ferry boarding.
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Live Guide
Round Trip Ferry Service
Reserve Entry & Priotory Boarding
Admission: Statue of Liberty Museum
Admision: Ellis Island Museum
Pedestal or Crown Access
One Battery Park Plaza , One Battery Park Plaza, New York, NY 10004, USA

Departure Point: In front of Starbucks on the corner of State Street and Pearl Street.

10:30 AM
This activity ends in a different location. See details below:
  • Liberty Island , Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, USA

    For the 3 Hours Statue Only w/Pedestal the guided portion of the tour ends at the Statue of Liberty. You may take a self guided tour of Ellis Island (included with your purchase) or return to Manhattan immediately after the guided tour.

  • Ellis Island , Ellis Island, United States

    For the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island tour your guided tour ends on Ellis Island. You are free to remain on the island to further explore the museum or take in a short film about the island at no additional charge.

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • All guests must pass through airport-style security screening. Guests are advised to plan accordingly. No alcohol or weapons of any kind, legal or illegal are allowed. This includes pocket knives, scissors, pepper spray, mace, brass knuckles, etc. There is no opportunity to check prohibited items before the first screening. All prohibited items will be confiscated with no opportunity to retrieve them. Possesion of some items may result in summons or arrest.
    • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING DEPARTURE TIME: The trip requires a ferry to reach the Statue of Liberty. The tour must depart as scheduled to stay on time and keep with the ferry schedule, therefore we unfortunately cannot wait for late arrivals. A small delay of even 5 or 10 minutes could set the tour back 20 to 30 minutes. Please plan to arrive at the meeting point AT LEAST 15 to 30 minutes or more prior to scheduled departure to compensate for any travel delays on the day of your tour. Once the guide departs we cannot guarantee that guests who haven't checked in will be able to join the tour.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Please do not listen to any direction given by people on the street. There are many tour operators and ticket sellers operating in the area who are not representatives of our company. We cannot be responsible for instructions given by people who are not representatives of our company.
    • If you require assistance please call the number listed on this voucher as early as possible so that we can assist you in reaching the meeting point. While we appreciate calls letting us know you are running late we cannot hold the tour as explained above.
    • NO REFUNDS are issued for missing the tour due to late arrival.
    • Based on availability guests may be able to re-book to another tour on another date. The ferry tickets that we purchase for your visit are non-refundable and space is limited therefore a rebooking fee will be assessed.
    • Tour operates in all weather conditions so please check the weather and plan accordingly. In the unlikely event that a tour must be cancelled due to weather we will notify you as soon as possible and guests will have the option to re-book for another day or receive a full refund. Re-booking is done on a first come, first served basis and is based on availability.
    • There is a good amount of walking on this tour. There are opportunities to sit but guests should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
    • OPERATED BY City Tales Sightseeing and Private Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.
    What is the policy on sanitization during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
    A:The policy on sanitization is:

    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.
    What is the social distancing policy during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.

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    Traveler Tips

    • "To make the most of it you really need to go first thing in the morning as the queues to get onto the boat were long other than that it all went very well." See review
    • "Worth the money though, particularly if you feel you need help navigating how to get out to the island." See review
    • "Tell your guide if you have a walking disability, so they came make adjustments with the timing of the tour." See review


    477 Reviews

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    The guide made the difference.
    , Oct 2021
    Excellent excursion to take. Our guide, Marc, made all the difference since he was knowledgeable about the history of the Staue and Ellis Island as well as being personable and helpful.
    Statue of Liberty Ellis island tour
    , Oct 2021
    Marc did a great job as a tour guide. Very Knowledgeable but not overbearing Great views Great photography
    Wonderful tour!
    , Oct 2021
    Marc was a great tour guide. With visiting the Statue and Ellis Island he kept us on track and provided valuable information - most of it unknown to us. Great value.
    Don't go without a guide
    , Oct 2021
    Mark was our guide. He made the tour informative and fun. His recommendations on best ways to spend our time were valuable for the time allotted.
    , Oct 2021
    Although I have visited the Statue of Liberty as a young child visiting again with a tour guide as an adult was able to get more history and knowledge. The tour guide was knowledgeable and funny which made the experience great. He even asked the group if he wanted our picture taken at the best view of the statue.
    Mike was Great!!
    , Oct 2021
    Mike was amazing, very knowledgeable and so friendly. Really enjoyed this tour and Mike kept everyone entertained and involved.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Thanks Mike!
    , Oct 2021
    Mike was a great guide! Such a cool experience and had so many fun facts and history to share. Easy meeting point and he had other great NYC info, ask him anything!
    Super duper fun
    , Oct 2021
    Jim "Gym" was the best part of the tour experience. What a character. I wanted to keep hanging out with him.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Thanks for taking the time to visit with us and for sharing your experience with other travelers. I hope we'll see you again soon.
    Not what I signed up for
    , Oct 2021
    This was a very good large party tour. The description said small group and no more than 10 people would be in the group. We had 21 in our group which was very distracting because we had to stop and count all the time. It was also difficult hearing him with such a large group. If you want a large group tour, this one is for you. If you want a small group tour, don’t book this one.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Hi and thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, I apologize that the experience was not what you expected. I would like to get more details regarding your concern but unfortunately the review system does not pass your reservation details like booking number, date of tour etc through to us - the local tour operator. Please call or email using the contact details on your voucher so that I can look into this for you. When we reopened in the spring of 2021 we offered a tour with a limit of 10 guests at a higher price point - but as things have been progressing those limits have been expanded and that tour stopped operating in late June, early July 2021. Thanks again for the feedback and please get in touch so we can address any errors to make sure the information being shared with our customers is correct and we are delivering as promised.
    Walking tour of liberty and Ellis islands
    , Oct 2021
    Debbie was lovely- friendly, kind, told jokes and didn’t give up even though our group was quiet. I would have loved to have been closer to the statue, maybe even walked up the base. But that might not be possible for a walking tour. Thank you for a very nice day.

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