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Choose Your Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Small-Group Tour

New York, United States
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in New York City history with this half-day visit to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy priority boarding on the Liberty Island ferry and visit the iconic Statue of Liberty with a local guide, including the Statue of Liberty Museum. Continue by ferry to Ellis Island to learn more about New York's immigration history.
  • Ferry trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty
  • Head ashore on Ellis Island to learn about the nation's immigration history
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What's Included

  • Expertise of a knowledgeable guide
  • Small group tour
  • Guided Tour of Battery Park
  • Guided Tour of Liberty Island
  • Guided Tour of Ellis Island Grounds
  • Ability to choose access to Statue of Liberty Pedestal
  • Gratuities
  • Statue Cruises Ferry Ticket YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR OWN TICKET!!

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Your guide will be on the steps outside the north entrance, holding a white flag with a blue checkered border with our logo. This is the entrance facing Broadway with 4 statues in front.

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

  • Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
    Ellis Island Bridge, Jersey City, NJ 10280, USA

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The guided portion of the tour is 3.5-4 hours (subject to ferry schedule). However, to fully experience Ellis Island, it is recommended that you spend an additional hour on the island afterward
  • Food and drink is available for purchase on the Statue Ferry, Liberty Island, and Ellis Island
  • Involves a moderate amount of walking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If canceled because of dangerous weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
  • Photography is allowed on the tour; monopods and tripods are not
  • No weapons of any kind (e.g. pocket knives, pepper spray, Swiss Army knives, etc.) are allowed at the Statue of Liberty. Please leave these items at home
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's designated start time. The tour departs promptly and no refunds will be given for guests who miss the tour due to being late
  • Once the tour begins, if you make the decision to not follow the guide or their instructions, we cannot guarantee we can reunite you with the group.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Your ferry ticket is NOT included with the price of the tour. You will be sent instructions on how to do this.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

I personally found the Ellis Island a little boring would be interesting if you had relatives that had migrated through this island.. Wouldn't want to put anyone off as it is a personal thing..
The tour is worth while, but expect the initial security line to take some time prior to boarding the ferry to Liberty Island.
345 reviews
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Memorable experience
Aida_M, Sep 2022
Amazing service and knowledge the tour guide shares! Highly recommend! Very interactive with tour group. Perfect and manageable tour group.
5 star tour
Bruce_G, Apr 2022
Great tour! Christine was very knowledgeable and super helpful. Would definitely recommend and would tour again!
History made us 🗽
Reagan_M, Jan 2022
We had such a great experience with viator. They had an awesome time management and we got introduced with necessary historic of the place before to visit. We came with different point of view of the statue of liberty, but we got out of there with a real perspective of the history. Thanks a lot to the wonderful lady who gave us a magnific tour.
Make Sure You Book Reputable Company for Liberty Island.
Jane_B, Nov 2021
There were none. Date was changed. Then time was changed. We had 9 great days in NYC. Plays, restaurants, opera, Rockettes. Circle Line River Cruise. This was ridiculous and irresponsible. I will be requesting a complete reimbursement of charges when I return home. What a joke. No one seemed to know what was going on or had any concern for fulfilling our trip
Julian was an excellent...
Michael_O, Oct 2021
Julian was an excellent guide. He made the trip come to life! Because of him, I will use your company again.
Good tour for the family!
Destiny_H, Sep 2021
Victoria was very educational. She knew many facts. She allowed us time to stop and take pictures. Never rushed us. Would recommend booking this trip! Ferry was a fun ride.
Great tour!
Lenard_W, Aug 2021
Our tour guide was great. We learned a lot and he knew the best photo spots. The only thing I would point out was that this does not include entrance to the pedestal. We were very disappointed about this- but ultimately and overall- it did not diminish how much we enjoyed the tour.
kelly_u, Aug 2021
The tour was very informative. Tour was on time and tour guide very pleasant. Meeting point easy to find . Overall worth it experience.
larry_l, Aug 2021
Excellent. Tour guide wonderful. Very informative. Would highly recommend. Great experience and one of best tours .
Victoria the Tour Master
RobertK_I, Aug 2021
Victoria was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her tour of the statue and Ellis Island! We learned so much more than we already knew on the tour and was very grateful for Victoria being our guide! Thank you!
Informative and interesting.
Thomas_C, Jul 2021
The Statue and Ellis Island tours. Convenience, no tickets required. Directions to important locations and features. Knowledgeable guide.
Amazing and memorable!!
Zoyla_C, Jul 2021
The history and the dedication to history our guide had. The way to have a tour guide is the best thing to have. I this’ll Ellis Island should be the first to visit and statue of liberty should be second.
Awesome tour
Jeff_G, Jul 2021
Awesome experience, very informative. Our guide was wonderful, would definitely tour with your company again.
Awesome history
Colleen_S, Jul 2021
Tour guide was awesome and gave some great details! Our guide was very well educated and very helpful figuring out the best use of our time!
Wonderful tour guide!
Martin_E, Jul 2021
The enthusiasm and knowledge of our tour guide were wonderful, and were perfect complements to her genuine concern for each member of her tour group.
Harry_A, Jul 2021
James was a wonderful and very friendly tour guard. He was knowledgeable and shared good details about this unique part if American history.
Ellis and Liberty
Addy_C, Jul 2021
It was a wonderful experience. I loved that everything was as said on the description, also our tour lady Alissa was pretty informed on her history and helpful.Thank you so much!!!
Good times
James_H, Jul 2021
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient. We had a great time even though there was a mix up with tickets. Our guide was able to handle the situation and get it straightened out.
Very Good
Pam_K, Jun 2021
Very good tour and Alyssa our guide was very informative. The small group was perfect ..we didn't have to wait on anyone. We were given some free time to explore on our own.
Statue of Liberty and Ellis island tour
Amy_S, Jun 2021
Our Guide was very knowledgeable and the experience great. I didn’t realize some of the facts she shared and made it interesting.