Fast track 4-hour Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island tour
Attractions & guided tours

Fast track 4-hour Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Printed ticket only
Duration: up to 4 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the Statue of Liberty with an English-speaking guide
  • Receive exclusive access to the Pedestal at Liberty Island
  • Choose between a morning or afternoon tour
What to expect

Join an all-inclusive visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York City landmarks and symbols of freedom. This tour includes exclusive ferry tickets that will allow you to avoid long waiting lines and big crowds. Expert guides will not only entertain, but also work to make your trip memorable and stress-free!

After a short ferry ride to Liberty Island, tour the grounds with your guide and learn more about the history and construction of this iconic site. Your guide will share a preview of what you'll see inside the museum and the pedestal. You will have time on your own to examine the collection housed inside the new museum, from the original bones of the statue to one of the first flames of her torch. Afterwards, you can climb to the top of the pedestal and enjoy unparalleled views of the NYC skyline at her feet.

After a brief break, hop back on the ferry and head over to Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants passed through between 1892 and 1954. Your guide will point out significant monuments on the grounds of Ellis Island, including The Wall of Honor. You will also get a preview of the Museum of Immigration, so you can better plan to visit the exhibits important to you.

For the rest of your time on Ellis Island, you'll have free time to visit the Museum of Immigration, housed in the original Immigration Station and recently restored in 2012 after decades of neglect. Receive a complimentary audio guide to hear the touching and often heartbreaking stories of the immigrants who once walked these halls. Explore the museum collection, search the immigrant archive and even discover your own personal history!

*Both early morning times include the visit to Ellis Island. The afternoon tour does not include the tour of Ellis Island.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Early reserve line tickets so you can avoid the crowds and save time
    • Guided tour of Liberty Island and Ellis Island grounds with an expert English-speaking guide
    • Access to the grounds at Liberty and Ellis Islands
    • Access to the Pedestal and New Museum at Liberty Island
    • Access to the museum at Ellis Island
    • Ferry tickets
    What's not included
    • $0.25 locker fee
    • Gratuities (optional, but appreciated)
    Reduced price
    • Children ages 3 and under: free and don't need ticket
    • Children ages 4-12: reduced
    Where

    Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park, New York, NY 10004

    Meeting point:

    The steps outside of Castle Clinton's North Entrance (the far side from the water).

    What to remember
    • Only morning tours include a tour of Ellis Island
    • From 5 January until 8 March only the 9.30 tour is offered
    • The entire length of the excursion is approximately 5 hours including the return to Battery Park
    • Guests can stay as long as they wish on the Islands and return to Manhattan when ready
    • Please be advised that due to a large part of this tour taking place outdoors, guests should dress appropriately for long-distance walking
    • The tour will run regardless of weather conditions
    • Security screening will take place prior to entering the ferry and pedestal at the statue. Statue of Liberty is managed by the United States Park Police, and visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening. All persons and property are subject to search
    • Prohibited items: weapons of all kind, locking blades, tools of any kind, large non-folding umbrellas, tripods, laptops, tablet keyboards, luggage, coolers, drones, basketballs, sewing kits, lighter fluid and anything propelled by aerosol
    • Backpacks, strollers, large items, food and beverages must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island prior to entering the statue pedestal. These lockers are available for $0.25 per locker (fee is not included in tour price)
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    When

    Morning tour:

    • Daily at 8.30am and 9.30am

    Afternoon tour:

    • Daily at 12.30pm

    *NO tours on Christmas Day

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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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