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Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Avoid the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with help from this small-group, early-access tour in New York City. Climb aboard an early ferry to Liberty Island, and see the iconic Statue of Liberty up close. Walk the Stairs of Separation that divided some families, visit the joyful Kissing Post where many immigrants met their relatives, and more.
  • Guarantee your visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island while in NYC
  • Get priority ferry boarding from Battery Park to the Statue of Liberty
  • A guide tells you the history behind these iconic American landmarks
  • Choose between two times to best suit your schedule
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First Exclusive Access (8:30am departure only summer/9am departure only winter)
Access to Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
Pre-reserved ferry tickets to Ellis Island & Liberty Island
Access to Statue of Liberty Museum at Liberty Island
Official New York Tour Guide
Gratuities
Hotel Pick up and Drop off

Departure Point

22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USA

22 Battery Place (Pier A Harbor House). Meet at the front entrance of Pier A Harbor House. Facing the Harbor House your guide will be holding a blue-green Walks sign and will be standing near of the Putt-Putt place that is now in front of Pier A Harbor House.

Return Details

Ellis Island, United States

Ellis Island (Guest can choose to stay on Ellis Island and return on their own or take the ferry back to Battery Park with Guide.)

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note, early access to Statue of Liberty and arrival before the crowds is only applicable if 8:30 AM / 9:00 AM Departure is selected!
  • Tour runs in English only
  • Please note: This tour does not include a visit to the Statue of Liberty Crown and Pedestal
  • All guests will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the Statue of Liberty if the Pedestal Option is chosen. Certain items are not permitted and such items will be confiscated and not be returned. Please refer to the Statue of Liberty’s guidelines on specific prohibited items at nps.gov/stli/planyourvisit/yoursafety
  • Please be aware that upon arrival at Liberty Island, if you are carrying a backpack or large bag, you will be required to put your bag(s) into a locker which cost only 0.25 cents, clients must have a quarter and cannot use a dime and a nickle for example.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Take Walks New York by Walks
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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island.

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  • "Early Access - You will avoid hours of standing in queues2." See review
  • "Do respect the fact, it's up to the guide to make it good." See review

Reviews

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Statue and Ellis Island tour
Debbie_H
, Dec 2021
Christian was delightful, extremely informative and we highly recommend him as your guide! Well worth the money! Don’t expect to bypass the lines like I assumed! Just enjoy the wealth of knowledge they share!
star-5
Best trip with Joe
Juli_A
, Dec 2021
Joe, our tour guide was phenomenal! He had a great personality and I enjoyed learning all the history he shared with us. I also found out I have family members who came through Ellis Island, which made it much more personal. Thank you Joe for your hospitality!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Dear Juli_A, Thank you for the lovely review! We are very glad to read you had such a great time on our Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty tour with Joe, and hope you will have the chance to visit us again soon. All our best,
star-5
Worth it!
Anita_J
, Dec 2021
Our guide, Joe was knowledgeable, fantastic and a great story teller. Learned so much about the statue and Ellis island. We’ll worth it!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Dear Anita_J, We are very happy to read you had such a great time with our guide Joe, and found him to be extremely knowledgeable and engaging. Thank you for trusting us with your holidays, we hope you will visit us in other cities again soon! All our best,
star-5
Sara, our guide, was...
Colin_P
, Dec 2021
Sara, our guide, was amazing. Very knowledgeable, friendly and a great story teller. I would highly recommend this tour and guide to anybody coming to NYC
star-5
Great day out
Luke_B
, Dec 2021
Cherish was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable friendly and a great accent to make it all the more authentic. Went out of her way to answer all of our questions (even converting to metric for measurements!)
star-5
Coming to America
Yvette_R
, Dec 2021
Not only was our tour guide Rob very knowledgeable but knowing & having documentation of his family roots coming to America just gave it that special touch! Enjoyed it very much!
star-5
Great tour
djkohls86
, Nov 2021
Christian was a wonderful guide. He was fun, witty and had great stories to go along with the history. It was freezing cold, but he kept us moving and made it worthwhile
star-5
Christian was our tour...
Jay_D
, Nov 2021
Christian was our tour guide and he did a fantastic job, we really enjoyed the tour. Both venues were very Interesting.
star-5
Worth every cent
Tina_W
, Nov 2021
Well worth it, 4 hours from start to finish, our tour guide was amazing, the lady in the pink hat we called her, so informative and a character, we learnt so much, thankyou
star-5
Amazing
Donovan_M
, Nov 2021
Awesome, was a awesome way to experience NY, guide was very knowledgeable, was worth the ticket price.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear Donovan_M, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are very glad you had an awesome time on our Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour and found it worth the cost! Looking forward to walking with you again soon! Sincerely,

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