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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
Begin your day of exploration as you take a morning ferry to Liberty Island beating the afternoon crowds.
This combo excursion includes ferry rides, entrance tickets to both the Statue of Liberty Museum and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
Explore the grounds of Liberty Island with a licensed New York Tour Guide, who will enhance your visit with stories and history of this iconic landmark.
Support your visit with the official audio guide on Ellis Island and explore independently at your leisure.


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

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 one of the earliest ferries ensuring you avoid the swelling afternoon crowds. Sail through the open waters - so famed in American culture and film 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

You will delve deep into the story of how Lady Liberty came to be. 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, filled with engaging artifacts, 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

Board the short ferry to Ellis Island - another quintessential site in the history of the United States. Before you bid farewell to your guide, they will share recommendations and grant insight into the emotional personal experiences of those who passed through here. Tour this special place at your own pace. Knowing how touching this place can be, we give everyone time to wander the site, enjoy the official audio guide, search the passenger records for family names. You are also welcome to return on the ferry with your guide.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Access to Statue of Liberty Museum at Liberty Island
  • Access to Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
  • Pre-reserved ferry tickets to Ellis Island & Liberty Island
  • Official New York Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island Immigration Museum


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off

Additional Info

  • 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
  • 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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • 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 date of the experience.

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

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Schedule & Info

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

Departure Time

4 hours

Return Details
Ellis Island, United States


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