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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

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office: 110 Wall St.
New York, NY 10005
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Early Access Morning Tour
Avoid the crowds by joining the only tour operator with access to guaranteed tickets on the first ferry of the day to Liberty Island.

Afternoon Tour
Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in the afternoon with a knowledgeable guide.
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Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Battery Park, State Street and Battery Place, New York City, NY 10004

Begin your day at The Battery (formerly known as Battery Park). This historical landmark is the gateway between lower Manhattan and the small island in the midst of New York Bay - and of course, Lady Liberty

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Castle Clinton National Monument, 26 Wall St Battery Park, New York City, NY 10005-1996

Pause at Castle Clinton, a national monument and for your guide to lay the context of your tour ahead

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Liberty Island, Liberty Island, New York City, New York

Board the earliest ferry in the morning to avoid the afternoon crowds. Sail through the open waters and take in the incredible views of New York Bay as you head for Liberty Island with your local tour guide

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004

Delve deep into the story of how Lady Liberty started in France and came to America. As you tour the island, your expert guide shares incredible historical facts of this greatest of American icons. Wander through the Statue of Liberty Museum and stand mere feet from Lady Liberty’s original torch!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Battery Park, New York City, NY 10017

Head to Ellis Island to discover the stories of the millions of immigrants who journeyed through this historic site. Wander at your leisure with the award-winning Audio Guide (included). You can peruse the museum, dive into your own family history, or enjoy a bite at the Island’s popular cafeteria. You are also welcome to return on the ferry with your guide.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • First Guaranteed Access (8:30am departure only summer/9am departure only winter)
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Pre-reserved ticket to Statue of Liberty Island (exterior access)
  • Pre-reserved ticket to Ellis Island (includes Ellis Island museum)
  • Official audio guide on Ellis Island
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Statue of Liberty Crown and Pedestal
  • Lockers are $2.00

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is conducted in English only.
  • This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.
  • You are required to go through airport-style security on this tour. No luggage, weapons, or food (except for water in a clear container) is allowed. Confiscated items will not be returned.
  • Please Note: only the earliest booking time has access to the first ferry
  • Due to circumstances beyond our control, sites may occasionally close. We make every effort to stay as close to the advertised itinerary as possible but substitutions/omissions may be necessary.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Upon arrival at Liberty Island bags and backpacks must be stored in a locker..
  • This tour does not include access to the Statue of Liberty's Crown.
  • The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
  • Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Terms & Conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Voucher Info

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

Departure Point
Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USA

Departure Time

Duration
4 hours

Return Details
Ellis Island, United States

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