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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Pools Guided Tour

New York, United States

From $79.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Experience three of New York City’s iconic sites with this small-group tour to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the 9/11 Memorial. Start by boarding a ferry to Lady Liberty, marveling at the panoramic views, and heading to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience. Once you return to Lower Manhattan, you can unpack the troubled history of September 11 at the 9/11 Memorial. With the entry fees, ferry ride, and guide all included, this tour offers a hassle-free way to see more in one day.
  • Take a guided tour of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial
  • Admire the NYC skyline views on your ferry ride across New York Harbor
  • Do more in one day, with an optional pedestal upgrade or 9/11 Museum visit
  • Entry at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island—plus a ferry ride—included
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What's Included

  • Tour guide
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tickets
  • 9/11 Museum ticket (if option selected)

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 24 State St
      24 State St, New York, NY 10004, USA

      Please meet tour guide in front of Starbucks

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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    Q:Where do we meet to redeem the Statue of Liberty tour?

    A:You will want to make your way to 24 State Street to redeem your ticket. Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your selected time.

    Oct 2022

    Q:How can I get to the meeting location?

    A:The closest subway stations to the meeting location are South Ferry Station (1), White Hall Street Station (N,R,W), and Bowling Green (4,5).

    Oct 2022

    Q:Is there parking available near the meeting location for the Statue of Liberty tour?

    A:The nearest parking is available around the corner on Pearl Street. Parking rates apply and may vary. For convenience, you may wish to take public transportation, a taxi, or a car service, such as Uber or Lyft.

    Oct 2022

    Q:What is the departure location for the Statue of Liberty Ferry?

    A:The ferry departs from Castle Clinton in Battery Park, however, you will need to meet your guide at the address on your voucher in order to collect your actual ferry ticket.

    Oct 2022

    Q:If I miss my departure time can I take a later ferry?

    A:Your ticket is only good for the specific time and date printed on the ticket. Your guide will give a short orientation tour in Battery Park and make sure you are on time for your ferry departure (or will join you for the duration of your tour if option selected.)

    Oct 2022

    Q:Can I bring food and/or drinks with me on the ferry?

    A:Yes, you are allowed to bring your food and beverage for lunch it must be sealed to enter the screening facility (coolers are not allowed). Pedestal Reserve ticket holders should be aware that food or beverages will not be allowed in the screening facility on Liberty Island.

    Oct 2022

    Q:Can I bring alcohol with me on the ferry?

    A:Alcohol is not allowed onboard the ferries and is not allowed in the screening facility.

    Oct 2022

    Q:Is food/drink available for purchase onboard the ferry?

    A:Yes, there is a snack bar located on all of the ferries serving food and souvenirs. All payments (Cash, Visa, Master Card, and American Express) are accepted not including personal checks.

    Oct 2022

    Q:Are restrooms available onboard the ferry?

    A:Yes, bathrooms are located on the ferries, Ellis Island and Liberty Island bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

    Oct 2022

    Q:Will the guide accompany me to Liberty and Ellis Islands?

    A:Either option includes an introductory tour of Battery Park. If you select the escorted tour option, your guide will continue with you to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to continue the tour. If you select the non-guided option, you will make your own way to Liberty and Ellis Islands where you can utilize the complimentary audio guides.

    Oct 2022

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    If you choose to drive downtown Manhattan you better do your pre-plan and have parking taken care of.
    Reviews
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    Worth the time and money!
    Lisa_S, Jan 2023
    Vivian was amazing. She had so much information to share yet also gave me individual time to roam around the Statue of Liberty as well as Ellis Island. She was so interesting and you could tell she loves what she does.
    Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Pools Tour
    Rachel_Q, Jan 2023
    It was all of our first time in Manhattan and it did not disappoint. The tour guide was very knowledgeable in the history of everything we did. She was also super fun to be around and went above and beyond for us. It was a great, memorable experience.
    Immediate refund requested
    Leonie_H, Dec 2022
    Hi, I booked a guided tour on 12/28/22. My booking number is 1352248536 This was the worst experience of my life. We did not get to see any attractions beyond the Statue of Liberty. Our tour was at 1 pm and we were left by our tour guide, who neglected to mention we needed to go back to the boat with him at certain time. To have a tour start at 1 pm knowing full well it takes hours just to board the ferry is shady and predatory business. By the time we arrived at the Statue of Liberty, it was infeasible and impossible to make the other two attractions before they closed. We got lost due to negligence and were unable to find our way back due to a lack of instructions. We could not find any help anywhere on the island. He did not give any instructions at all. We ended up in lost Jersey City due to the complete negligence of the tour guide. There were no meeting checkpoints, no phone number, nothing. I have checked previous users' experiences and it seems that this is a pattern from your company. We are very disappointed that was not delivered what we expected. It is deplorable practice. -I am a frustrated, dissatisfied customer. We came from out of state and were taken advantage of. We were not given any historical facts or information about sights we PAID to see. It was a complete disappointment and did not showcase ethical business practices. As a result, I am requesting a full refund of $189.98 for this excursion. If needed I will be contacting the Better Business Bureau alongside any legal representation needed to secure my refund. Please advise how I can do that as soon as possible. Thank you for your attention in this matter.
    Fabulous and informative tour
    Dawn_A, Dec 2022
    Fabulous and informative tour. This was our first time to New York City and despite the bitter cold, our guide, Leanne, gave us a warm welcome and the tour we hoped for. Short wait time and exceptional value for such a detailed and descriptive tour. Leanne was engaging and theatrical which not only captivated our attention, but that of the others surrounding us.
    Awful tour skip!!!
    Chad_S, Dec 2022
    Not worth the money. The tour guide literally can’t give you a tour you are stuck on your own. It be better to schedule a tour form each island itself. The tour guide also walked way too fast never checking to make sure everyone was with her. It was not worth the extra money at all. Waste of time and money.
    New York
    Janet_H, Dec 2022
    Great trip and a good choice of tours. It was a great tour to take and a lot of good information. Was sometimes hard to hear and to keep up especially at the end going to the memorial we about got lost but we did separate so some of us could keep in touch by text to find our way but overall was fun.
    Miss leading. Not worth the money.
    Angela_K, Nov 2022
    Miss leading. And my emailed tickets to 911 museum were not recognized at the window. I requested a refund and I’m still waiting on a response.
    Big waste of money and time
    Joseph_P, Nov 2022
    Not enough time at any of the stops..9/11 museum line was so long..did not wait..big waste of money..do it on your own
    Historical 3
    Haydee_P, Nov 2022
    Leann was fabulous very informative and funny very knowledgeable in the subject and always kept us together. Not Leanna faults but time at Staue of Liberty and Ellis Island much too short the agency should extend time
    Loretta is amazing!
    Jessica_V, Oct 2022
    Loretta was the most amazing tour guide! She had a wealth of knowledge, kept us laughing and provided premier on-time experience! Thank you! I was concerned about this tour since the Viator tour tickets I bought for the day prior were not accepted at the Empire State Building. This Liberty, Ellis & 911 tour was superb! Thank you Loretta Rosa!
    Poorly timed. Completely missed out on Ellis Island. Disappointing.
    Karla_G, Oct 2022
    This tour started at 11:30am. Liberty Island was fantastic. You only really need an hour here to take photos unless you have booked to go to the top of Liberty. We only had 20 minutes on Ellis Island (as we had to get back to the ferry for the 9/11 museum by last entry time of 1530) which was no time at all so we didn’t get to see any of the exhibits there. I would have liked to spend a couple of hours here. Again, we only had 90 minutes at the 9/11 museum and weren’t even half way through when we were told that it closes at 5pm and had to rush through. It was then going dark when we went to look at the 9/11 memorial pools. The guide was great at getting us to the front of the queues for the ferry. I would recommend that this tour start at 0830 to get the most out of the day.
    I really enjoyed learning...
    Paul_E, Oct 2022
    I really enjoyed learning about the history of lower Manhattan, the history of the Statue of Liberty, and of Ellis Island. Leanne our guide was awesome and animated and really brought the history alive.
    Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and 9/11 memorial
    AMANDA_S, Oct 2022
    Good tour, very informative. A lot of information. Good if you are strapped for time and want to see a lot.
    Great tour but need more time
    Kelly_H, Oct 2022
    Great tour but I wish we had more time at Ellis Island. We had to move fast as our tickets to 911 memorial had a hard cut off of 3:30 so we only got 30 minutes at Ellis.
    Quality of tour is completely dependent on the guide
    Renee_T, Oct 2022
    Total waste of money & time - this time around. I actually took this tour about four years ago and it was amazing due entirely to the tour guide’s professionalism and ability to keep the crowd’s attention while providing historical facts about the sites we actually paid to hear about. Unfortunately, our guide on this tour (Loretta) wasted time with her own commentary and opinions on topics from slavery to billionaires, politics, expensive real estate, crime, drama about men’s bathrooms, and the last straw for us was standing on Liberty Island when we were on a time crunch and hearing her skewed knowledge of the NYC skyline and again, opinions while she demonstrated the “tantrums” she thinks occurred in order to get things get done. Very bizarre. Even the information that was accurate was always accompanied with her personal commentary. We actually just ended up going our own way. It was just an awfully uncomfortable and expensive experience.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Every tour guide has their own style of giving the tour. Loretta happens to be a professional guide and does get 5 star reviews. I am sorry you did not enjoy her style and if you remember the guides name from several years ago we would be happy to put you on a tour with them.
    NY NY
    Kim_L, Sep 2022
    Seeing the Statue and just being in the island! Our guide was fantastic ! Such a beautiful place! The Memorial was so touching great job NY
    Great tour!
    Joselyn_B, Sep 2022
    Very good tour. Our guide was very informative. She guided the group with ease and spoke so that everyone could hear and understand. Would definitely recommend!
    New York tours
    Robert_B, Sep 2022
    Seeing and learning all about the Statue of Liberty, Ellis island, the 9-11 memorial was awesome! Our tour guide Loretta was amazing!
    Very bad experience
    Hala_D, Sep 2022
    The tour was far from what we were told going to me & we were very much mislead. We weren’t happy & will NEVER book again
    Good trip
    SUSAN_W, Sep 2022
    Leanne was a great guide with extensive knowledge of the locations we visited-and gave a real “performance “ bringing everything to life! Really enjoyed listening to her. Downsides-booking stated that we had to visit a location to exchange voucher for tickets. This was not the case-just had to show our voucher to the guide who was at the front of the meeting place-this needs to be changed on the instructions-as a lot of people were confused looking for a pick up location. The tour is comprehensive but only allows 40-50 minutes in each location-more of a taster visit than in-depth experience but a good introduction-but can always visit again to explore particular areas of interest. Overall a good day out!
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