Take a 30-minute guided tour of Battery Park, and learn its unique history with a local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the park has interesting history & many monuments. Learn about the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial & Bosque Gardens and Fountain. End at Castle Clinton, built in anticipation of the War of 1812 & the centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you to board the ferry to Liberty Island. Benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty, where your ticket grants access to the pedestal and Pedestal Museum. Built by Gustave Eiffel, “Lady Liberty” was a gift to the US from France. With an upgraded option get exclusive access to the monument up to the Fort Wood section for a truly immersive experience on your own. Take a self-guided audio tour with provided headsets, in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Arabic.
Then, cross to Ellis Island learn about the immigrant experience at Ellis Island Immigration Museum. It is thought that at least 40% of current US citizens can trace 1 or more ancestors to Ellis Island! Get your audio guide on arrival (available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Arabic) & explore independently. Journey through the 60-plus yrs that the facility processed new arrivals at the start of their lives in USA.
Alternatively, upgrade to a fully-escorted tour & benefit from the services of an English-speaking guide at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. This option includes a guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial once you have returned to Manhattan from Ellis Island.
When you return to Battery Park jump on one of the Double Decker buses and enjoy the Downtown hop on hop off sightseeing tour.
Visit Times Square and take some time to browse the shops, grab a bite to eat, or catch a street performance before boarding your tour bus. Learn NYC history from live tour guides as they point out all of the exciting sights along the route. Perched high above the city streets, double-decker buses the best views of famous landmarks like Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty, and more! Popular Stops on the Double Decker bus: Times Square South; Empire State Building; Greenwich Village; Soho; Chinatown/Little Italy; World Trade Center/Brooklyn Bridge/911 Tribute Center; Battery Park/Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty Ferry; South Street Seaport; Lower East Side ; East Village; United Nations; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; Rockefeller Center/Radio City/Top of the Rock;
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Entrance fees
- National Park fees
- Viator brokerage fee
- Admission ticket
- Local guide
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines (to the Reserve line, there is airport like security to pass)
- Round-trip ferry
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late arrival
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Terms & Conditions
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local operator information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
Schedule & Info
24 State Street in front of Starbucks coffee
24 State Street is also known as One Battery Park Plaza. The tour guide wearing a yellow uniform will meet you on the plaza, right outside of Starbucks. Do not enter Battery Park. Do not go to the Statue of Liberty ticket Booth (they do not have your tickets). Proceed directly to the meeting location and your tour guide will be waiting for you to begin your fun day. Subway stops to meeting point are R train to Whitehall Street; #4 or #5 train to Bowling Green station. #1 train to South Ferry Station.
Downtown Double Decker Departs from:
Times Square South - 7th Ave. btw. 41st & 40th (566 7th Ave.); Port Authority Bus Terminal – 42nd St. btw. 8th & 9th Ave. (M42 bus stop); Empire State Building 1 - 34th St. btw. 5th & 6th Ave. (22 W. 34th St.); Flat Iron District - 22nd St. & 5th Ave. (174 5th Ave.); Union Square - 14th St. & 5th Ave. (7 West 14th St.); Greenwich Village - 8th St. & 6th Ave. (60 W. 8th St.); Soho - SW corner of Broadway & Spring St. (525 Broadway); Chinatown/Little Italy - Broadway & Walker St. (401 Broadway); City Hall/World Trade Center/Brooklyn Bridge/911 Tribute Center - Park Row btw. Beekman & Broadway (Transfer to/from Brooklyn Tour); Battery Park/Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty Ferry - State & Bridge St. (Battery Park across from 17 State St.); South Street Seaport - South St. btw John & Fulton St. (89 South St.); Lower East Side - Grand & Allan St. (72 Allen St.); East Village - 1st Ave. btw. St. Mark’s & 9th St. (144 1st Ave.); United Nations - Corner of 45th St. & 1st Ave.; Waldorf Astoria Hotel - 49th St. btw. Lexington & Park Ave. (110 E. 49th St.); Rockefeller Center/Radio City/Top of the Rock - 49th St. btw. 5th & 6th Ave. (30 W. 49th St); Central Park - Central Park S. btw. 5th & 6th Ave. (Across from Plaza Hotel) (Transfer to/from Uptown Tour);
8:45AM (other departures are available but must be requested 24 hours prior to tour date by calling the supplier)