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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 your guide. Enjoy priority access to the ferry and get the best views of Manhattan as you cross New York Harbor by boat.
  • 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
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Live Guide
Round Trip Ferry Service
Reserve Round Trip Ferry Ticket
Admission: Statue of Liberty Museum
Admission: Ellis Island Museum
Pedestal or Crown Access
One Battery Park Plaza , One Battery Park Plaza, 1 Battery Pl, 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
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    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
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    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
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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


    506 Reviews

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    Best Tour
    , Dec 2021
    Marc our tour guide was so knowledgeable about the history of the NY and the Statue of Liberty. He was patient and did not rush us while we stopped and took photos or if the kids needed some extra time. The museum’s and staff are wonderful and so helpful!
    Would recommend
    , Nov 2021
    Jeff was a fabulous and knowledgeable tour guide! Even though it was freezing, he persevered and continued to deliver a well rounded and interesting tour of both Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
    Guide was excellent....
    , Nov 2021
    Guide was excellent. Complete history provided re Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty. Well-organized.
    Entertaining Guide
    , Nov 2021
    Good to be in a small group with our guide, Jim, being informative, funny and entertaining. Sufficient spare time given to explore Liberty Island - although COVID restrictions meant we weren't able to climb inside the Statue. Left to explore Ellis Island at our leisure.
    Moo moo
    , Nov 2021
    Chinese fire drill in figuring out start site. The guide was pleasant and informative However very dictatorial about time and direction. This is very much a cattle call. No good for those that want any personal service. Overpriced at best.
    Not recommended. Spend your time and money elsewhere
    , Nov 2021
    Very average tour. Our guide was more interested in telling us her rules rather than creating a welcoming environment. Less jokes about how she dislikes New Jersey would be appreciated. Too much talking and not enough experiencing. I would not spend money on this tour again. Hindsight we wasted time and money. Tour could have been an hour shorter leaving time for the afternoon if there was less babbling before getting on the ferry.
    Great experience
    , Nov 2021
    Jeff was a great tour guide! Positive experience all around. He provided interesting background info and gave us some insider tips.
    Great experience
    , Nov 2021
    Jim our tour was great! He was very informative and also very helpful. I would recommend this tour for my friends and family.
    My Memorable day
    , Nov 2021
    The Ellis Island tour was incredibly interesting. Mr. Mike explained and narrated the story do good, that it got stalk in my mind.
    , Oct 2021
    The history at both locations was interesting to learn. We enjoyed the museum at liberty island Marc was knowledgeable

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