Fully Guided Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island
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Follow in the footsteps of 12 million immigrants, taking their first step on the land of freedom!
Meet NYC’s most famous lady up close and in person on this fantastic Fully Guided Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island. Enjoy a 360-degree experience of not one but two of America's most iconic sites on Ellis Island and learn the story of Lady Liberty with stunning views over New York Harbour.
Our guide to Fully Guided Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the waters of New York's harbor to reach Liberty Island. Under the guidance of an expert tour guide, delve into the rich history of Lady Liberty herself and gain fascinating insights into her significance. Take in the stunning New York skyline and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Explore the Statue of Liberty Museum and stand just feet away from Lady Liberty's original torch!
Next, head to Ellis Island, an incredibly historic site that witnessed the arrival of millions of immigrants. Uncover the poignant and touching stories of those brave souls who embarked on their arduous journeys to seek a better life in the land of opportunity.
Explore Ellis Island at your leisure, allowing yourself to fully immerse in its profound significance. We understand the emotional impact of this historic site, and thus, we offer ample time for you to wander, listen to the official audio guide, search passenger records for family names, and even savor a quick bite at the well-loved cafeteria ( at your own expense). If you prefer, you can also choose to return with your guide on the ferry. The choice is yours to make the most of this special experience.
This adventure promises to provide an educational experience and leave you with a profound appreciation for the cultural and historical significance of these two remarkable landmarks in New York's harbor.
1 Bowling Green, New York City, New York, 10004, US
Around 4 hours
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Fully Guided Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island
- You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
- Itinerary subject to change without notice.
- This tour is conducted in English only.
- Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.
- This tour has a maximum capacity of 25 guests.
- Please note this tour does not include a visit to the Statue of Liberty's Crown or Pedestal, due to security measures in place by the National Park Services who manage the Statue of Liberty.
- 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.
- This tour departs from 1 Bowling Green, New York City, New York, 10004, US. Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
- Please note that guests will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the Statue of Liberty area Certain items are not permitted in the Statue of Liberty and such items will be confiscated and will not be returned. Please refer to the Statue of Liberty’s guidelines on specific prohibited items.
- Please note, the ferry does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions; when this occurs, an alternative option is provided.
- Upon arrival at Liberty Island bags and backpacks must be stored in a locker. Lockers are $2.00.
- *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the supplier 24 hours prior to the tour date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 24 hours of the tour date. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable.
Frequently Asked Questions for Fully Guided Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island
What does the Fully Guided Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island include?
Our tour includes guided access to both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You'll enjoy informative commentary from our expert guides, skip-the-line access to the ferry, and more.
Do I need to make reservations in advance?
Yes, we highly recommend booking your tour in advance to secure your preferred date and time. These tours can sell out quickly, especially during peak tourist seasons.
Is there an age limit for the tour?
There is no strict age limit, but please be aware that the tour involves a fair amount of walking, so it may not be suitable for very young children or individuals with mobility issues. We recommend contacting us for specific guidance if needed.
Duration of Visit
How long is the tour?
The tour typically lasts around 4-4.5 hours, allowing you to explore both iconic landmarks thoroughly.
Clothing & Accessories
Is there a dress code for the tour?
There is no specific dress code, but we recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes, as you will be exploring both islands on foot.
Food & Drink
Can I bring food or drinks on the tour?
While small snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are allowed, please note that there are limited dining options available on Liberty Island and Ellis Island.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes, both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are wheelchair accessible, and we strive to accommodate all guests with special needs. Please let us know in advance if you require any special assistance.
Can I bring large bags or backpacks on the tour?
Large bags and backpacks are not recommended, as there are security checks before boarding the ferry. It's best to travel light and bring only essential items.
Facilities & Amenities
Is there a gift shop on Liberty Island or Ellis Island?
Yes, there are gift shops on both islands where you can purchase souvenirs, books, and memorabilia related to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.