New York City

Statue of Liberty Tour & Ellis Island: Guided Tour Options

Badge of ExcellenceNew York, United States

From USD 39.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Sail across the waters of New York’s harbor onto Liberty Island. Learn the history of Lady Liberty and explore the Statue of Liberty Museum on this tour with Guided Tour Options. Discover the stories of the millions of immigrants who journeyed through this historic site.
  • Visit Ellis Island with personal time to explore.
  • Listen to the award-winning audio guide at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
  • Two of New York’s top attractions in one trip.
  • Along with pre-reserved ferry tickets, choose between a 4-hour tour or a 30-minute introduction.

What's Included

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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1 Bowling Green
    1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA

    This tour meets at 1 Bowling Green, in front of National Museum of the American Indian at the bottom of the Statue with the Sphinx and Lion (when you are facing the museum entrance, it's the last statue on the right). Your guide will be waiting for you holding a green-teal Walks sign.

End point

  • Ellis Island
    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.)

What To Expect

Battery Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Liberty Island

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Statue of Liberty

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Ellis Island Immigration Museum

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Battery Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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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Traveller Tips

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


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A fabulous informative day
Giovanna_A, Sept 2023
The guide was extra knowledgeable and made it very interesting. It was a great day and I was very impressed with our guide. A great day.
Tour guide very nice a...
Cynthia_E, Sept 2023
Tour guide very nice a knew his history. Would recommend to others to learn history behind statue an see statue
Great tour
Lena_H, Sept 2023
Great guide Cherie, knew her stuff and was pleasant and helpful! We got a history of both Liberty island and Ellis Island that was more than just informative! It was well worth the money as we had a lot of time in both locations!
Great experience
Rodger_L, Sept 2023
Rob was excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and detailed. The tour was excellent. Only wish all Your guides had microphones
Rainy day fun
Ramona_L, Sept 2023
His knowledge was great Deflected angry passengers on the ferry with a smile. Very personable and professional.
Wonderful Professional Guide
Virginia_G, Sept 2023
The guide named Rob C. made our tour informative, interesting, and fun. It was nice to have someone who knew the ropes so I did not have to worry about the details such as where to queue; where to enter or exit; where the best photo opportunity might be; what is interesting to focus on.
Peter_B, Sept 2023
Loved this tour of the Statue- excellent experience. The guide was great, funny and informative. 5 stars
Fun and good pace. Rob is the best tour guide with great historical information (Couples)
Mrs_M, Sept 2023
(September 6th, 2023 at 11am tour) Rob our tour guide gave us more history in this tour than we expected! Met up and checked in. All we did was follow Rob and enjoyed the tour. There was about 15 of us. We had so much fun. He has been doing this for several years. He made the tour very informative and balanced with time and and fun. The pace was good and he got the group to participate with questions. Bring a canteen and sandwich if you don’t want to spend money. Would have brought an umbrella and cooling towels. It was pretty hot at 97 degrees. There are bathrooms on the ferry and you can buy drinks and snacks. Rob was generous to take a single photo for us in front of the Statue of Liberty. On Ellis Island we ate at the cafe and refilled our canteens. We were able to explore on our own after Rob gave the last of his tour. We finished around 4pm. Don’t forget to tip as well!
Excellent time.
Jeff_L, Sept 2023
The guide was great. Everything was well planned out and we really enjoyed learning about the statue and Ellis Island in more detail.
Excellent trip!
Sharon_K, Sept 2023
The tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the history of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. She did a great job keeping our group together on a busy holiday weekend!
Ask for Rob
Laura_L, Aug 2023
Rob was a fabulous tour guide! He has all the little tips to maximize your sights and experience. His narrative is engaging and lively. My son was 5 when we first had this tour. He wanted to come back he liked it so much and we were lucky to be matched with Rob again as a guide.
Anniversary Trip
Mark_S, Aug 2023
This is a well done tour. Could you do it yourself, yes but having Sara was a big plus. Sara did an excellent job of providing the “little extras” that you would not receive on your own. Simple little things like were to stand on the boat, etc. unless you want to do research you ca do this easy in 3 to 4 hours.
Well worth it !
Sohrab_P, Aug 2023
Nicoli the guide was incredibly knowledgeable and a superb story teller He kept the group together and well supervised Ellis island is amazing The Statue of Liberty is stunning Well worth it 🙏😀
Fantastic guided tour to Liberty and Ellis Island
Jonas_H, Aug 2023
Rob was an excellent guide. Very informative and funny. Kept our group together. We recommend the 8.15am tour which finished about 12 am at Ellis Island. We spent about 3 hours on the museum.
Joe is the best!
Natalie_K, Aug 2023
Joe was amazing and super nice! It was such a pleasure to take his tour! He made sure to take our pictures as well as give all the history of the Statue of Liberty!
Lady Liberty
Hilary_B, Aug 2023
Our guide Christian was very knowledgeable and, therefore, made the trip very interesting and fun. It was a sunny, hot day and there’s not a lot of shade. Remember to wear your sunscreen and maybe a hat in the summer.
Patwallace, Aug 2023
Sara, our guide, given the time available was able to show us the highlights of both islands and was a great story teller. Her knowledge about both islands was amazing. Would recommend the tour to anyone.
No guide
Tracy_S, Aug 2023
Turned up to find that there was no guided tour as had been cancelled so we were left to tour by ourselves
Great experience!
Arpit_G, Aug 2023
Amazing experience. Our tour guide Emaline, was absolutely brilliant! Very knowledgable and engaging. Will definitely recommend this tour and Emaline!
Best ever Stature of Liberty and Ellis Island tour
Bonnie_R, Aug 2023
Cherie our guide was superb, so knowledgeable and organized. My favorite part was Ellis Island and the history behind the immigrants

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