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Statue of Liberty Express Tour with reserve access

New York City, United States

From $59.99

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


Save precious time by prepurchasing reserve-line tickets for the ferry to Liberty and Ellis islands. Get familiar with boarding procedures during a 30-minute orientation tour with a guide, then enjoy priority boarding, bypassing the oft-lengthy flex ticket general line. Explore the grounds of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum with the aid of an audio guide.
  • Entry to both sights, audio tours, and reserve-line ferry transport included
  • Avoid stress—a guide will help you navigate the confusing queue system
  • Take in views of New York Harbor during the ferry ride across
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What's Included

  • Statue of Liberty round trip Ferry tickets
  • Ellis Island Museum
  • Audio Tour in 9 Languages both at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Reserve Fast Track Access (optional upgrade)

Meeting And Pickup

Ticket Redemption Point

24 State St, New York, NY 10004, USA

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
  • Most travelers can participate

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.

Traveler Tips

Be advised if you want to enter the Statue of Liberty (pedestal or actual monument) you will have to make a separate reservation.
28 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Statue of Liberty was...
Steven_N, Jun 2022
Statue of Liberty was nice; tour guide was super friendly and great with guiding us through the initial process. A little boring though.
Did this for kids, dissatisfied.
Adam_W, May 2022
The salesperson lied about being able to enter the Statue of Liberty. Tour guide abandoned us mid tour.
Not Satisfied
Rajapandi_P, Nov 2021
The ticket says 3 to 5 hours but the tour lasted just an hour, they have be more specific about the duration so that we can plan other things on that day
Good experience
JeffGlatzer, Nov 2021
Chris was an excellent and engaging guide. Knowledgeable about history and very patient with a straggler guest.
Terrible, waste of money
Donny_P, Oct 2021
Worthless. We did not get to skip the line rather the “tour guide” delayed the group with useless facts that caused us to wait longer in the line. No one seemed to know what they were doing. It ruined our experience
Not so fun experience
Kim_C, Aug 2021
Not the best and customer service sucks you can’t get ahold of them at all, they charge you for cancellations when it was their fault
Zero stars
Sonya_G, Jul 2021
Awful!!! Do not book this so called “tour” with skip the line. The “tour” guide was half an hour late. Tried contacting customer service took 6 times to get through to anyone only to be told our time was changed without any notification!!!! The “tour” was pointless, could not hear and only showed us a few things in battery park (which you can easily see for yourself)then left us at the gate for the ferry. Did not give us tickets so we could not get on the ferry, another persons husband in the group had to chase her (Vivian) down to even get us on the ferry. No express line!! Had to wait in all lines for the ferry with everyone else. Then at the statue could not get in the Pedestal even though that was upgraded during purchase!!!! Do not book with this company!!!!!!
Skip the line was a waste of money
Jasmine_H, Jul 2021
These was no options to skip any lines. There was no "skip the line" anywhere. From the time we made it to our guide to the times we got on and off the ferry for both islands. There was no skip the line option on the island or boarding the ferry.
Horrible, Don't waste you money!!!!!
Taynia_C, Jul 2021
AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! ZERO STARS!!! Worst experience ever. I will tell all the other people in our team that are coming next week DO NOT BOOK THROUGH YOU!!! And from here out I will tell everyone I know that will bee looking to book tours!!!! The tour started badly with a half hour last guide, than I could not contact anyone about it, the tour was pointless, couldn't hear guide cause of mask, very short and nothing wow, we could of walked around and found everything on our own, the guide left us, we couldn't get on fairy because they left us no tickets, had to chase her down to come back and talk to fairy, there was no express option about it, still all the same. Than when we got to statue I was not able to get on the pedastol like I bought with ticket, they said it was a third party vendor and would not honor it!!!
The lady in the water
Stephen_B, Jul 2021
Cesar was a great tour guide, love all the history of Wall Street, and the Freedom Tower before the Cruise Leah was incredibly kind winded and made an Hour tour last 2 1/2 hours, finally I just had to leave the group
Awful 😢
Sonia_M, Jul 2021
Well we never got the The tickets we were there at 12 o’clock we went to Starbucks they told us they don’t deal with that we didn’t see nobody outside I asked the security guy in the Statue of Liberty where is this address and they sent me and then that was not the address they send me to Starbucks it was Experience that I think I would’ve never thought in my 67 years that I will go through then the phone you guys put it they never pick up then l send a text never got back Then to top it off the address that was in my email it was in Brooklyn went we got there someone told us that is in battery Park we had to take the train to back Thank god that we left early enough because we never been to the statue of Liberty so l figured let me give it enough time just in case we get lost
A 4th of July with Meaning
Horace_Marcello, Jul 2021
We truly enjoyed the day. Our tour guide “John” was a wealth of information and esoteric facts that it would have been hard to find out on our own. He is also a native New Yorker so he added a perspective that really personalized the tour and brought it to life. The tour itself was great. Seeing the combined monuments on the forth of July was a real treat. Be advised if you want to enter the Statue of Liberty (pedestal or actual monument) you will have to make a separate reservation. It was included in the package but a separate reservation, specific time slot is needed to enter the statute itself. Even without entering the Statue Liberty Island museum and the grounds are more than worth it. Really inform yourself about the history and the steps taken to build and erect the Statue. It is really rather fascinating. Great story. Ellis Island is a more solemn affair but just as breathe taking. The true history of the island and what occurred there is inspiring and heartbreaking, a story of immigration that continues to this day. If you do not like to read, like my paramour, a great well informed tour guide really brings the history of these monumental sights to life. I only have one negative: you do not skip the line. There are lines for everything. You line up to go through security and then to board the boat and to get a nibble etc etc etc. However it was all still worth it.
Thomas_C, Jul 2021
Everything was Great I will go there again.I realy Enjoyed it.I will show pictures to all my friends and Family so they also can Go there.
So Awesome had a wonderful time
LOUIE_G, Jun 2021
Every single thing Skipping the line Statue of Liberty Ellis Island at 911 Memorial would love to come back just to New York
Pleasantly surprised, enjoyed tour!
John_C, Jun 2021
John Block(sp?) our guide was awesome! A depth of personal knowledge about the city, fascinating:) Wasn’t just impressed by liberty island history, the personal accounts of 911 WTC’s and grandmother’s stories of Ellis Island.
Jamie_D, May 2021
We had a great time! Tour representative at meeting point and the tour guide were both very professional and knowledgeable.
Lovely moment to be in family
Rommel_R, May 2021
I love the experience that the tour guy expressed, he was very kind to us also explain the history of Elli’s island and what was all about, also explain in very detail many facts about history in America.
Scam Artists-not even in NYC
Frank_P, May 2021
Talking to the person on the phone was the most annoying, time consuming, pain in the ass. Wouldn’t answer simple questions and talked over me. Scammed me out of my money. Kept me on phone and wouldn’t tell me where I NEEDED TO GO TO GET TO THE BOAT. Told to meet a “guide” at Starbucks. Long story short-didnt give me enough time to get to the meeting place because she wouldn’t answer me and the process was too frustrating. Also, there is no access to to the statue, inside the statue or even the pedestal. Go right to the boats at Battery Park-it’s $23.50 and they’ll also go to Ellis Isand.
Response from Host, May 2021
Very confusing. The statue of Liberty is in New York City. The voucher clearly says please meet the tour guide in front of the Starbucks at 24 State St. The auto Attendant states clear directions when you call the office. Sounds like you purchased a tour and unfortunately we can not just give tickets we offer tours.
yadilen_h, Apr 2021
They do not have any sign that they do not allow pets, and they took out my husband threatening to turn them all the agent was very rude, we had the pet in a pet bag. In a world where pets are part of the family, it seemed that the agents of control were part of Castle Clinton over 200 years old, a shame.
Joseph_J, Apr 2021
We had a great time really enjoyed our guide. Learned so much from him. Very knowledgeable and entertaining.