Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

242 Reviews | New York City, USA

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4 hours (Approx.)
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See New York City's most famous lady, the Statue of Liberty. You'll take an early ferry to Liberty Island without waiting in lines that can stretch for hours, and arrive before the crowds. Then take another ferry to Ellis Island, following in the footsteps of millions of immigrants, and make the most of this experience with a tour of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, where you can walk the Stairs of Separation, visit the Kissing Post, and hear personal tales at the American Immigrant Wall of Honor.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide



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Average 4.74 out of 5 stars based on 242 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Katherine Lawton, Mar 2020 Verified
My friend and I had a phenomenal experience. If there is any way you are able to request John as your guide, do so!! He was informative, had wonderful personal stories and we felt that our little group was the most important one of the day!!! Well worth the money!!!
Elle R, Mar 2020 Verified
Alice was exceptional. I went to NYC as a solo traveller. I was anxious that I might not find the pick-up point on time but it is relatively easy, just by Castor Clinton to the right hand side where the ferry docks. The highlight was definitely Alice. She was so energetic, kind, intelligent, informative and friendly. This tour was perfected because of her. The ferry felt safe and was enjoyable. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were incredible and I learned so much from Alice. I honestly cannot begin to emphasise how AMAZING she is. The trip itself was just the cherry on top for my first NYC experience. I have sent this link to a couple of my friends who are due to visit NYC and would highly recommend you visit and book this particular trip. I'm so thankful for such an amazing experience. Elle x
Elinor T, Mar 2020 Verified
Tour guide Rachel was, very high energy and very knowledgeable about Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Nice to have a guide who loves their job. She even laid down on the ground and used each of our cell phones to be able to capture a picture of us and the entire Statue of Liberty. Biggest regret is that we had very little time to spend in the new museum on Liberty Island. The good thing is that you can actually go back there at no additional cost (if you work it into your plans) to see more after you do the Ellis Island tour portion. Another thing to take into consideration is that they close at 5:00 pm (which I was unaware of) during the time I went and I missed out entirely on the Ellis Island gift shop.
Joanne M, Feb 2020 Verified
Rob was a fantastic guide, very informative and funny, we would highly recommend the trip which was amazing. We learnt so much
Theresa P, Feb 2020 Verified
My 9 year old daughter and myself took this tour. Our guide was amazing so knowledable and kept it fun and upbeat Tour was 4 hours long and we enjoyed every minute. Was a little worried my daughter was going to get board but that was not the case. Would strongly recommend anyone.
Dennis A, Feb 2020 Verified
Rachel was outstanding. Her knowledge and passion of the history and the immigrants was amazing. Highly recommend this tour and Rachel.
Ann W, Feb 2020 Verified
We enjoyed our tour with our guide, Cherie, very much. The group was small enough that we were able gather round and clearly hear all the interesting details about the statue and Ellis Island. She provided useful hints about where the best views and picture opportunities were.
Marylu H W, Feb 2020 Verified
Very well organized Would like more detailed information as to WHERE EXACTLY We are to meet our guide. Pier 16 isn’t enough.
Sharon S, Feb 2020 Verified
Tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable. He told us so much more than the audio facilities would have done.
Darren L, Feb 2020 Verified
What a great morning. Alvaro was fun and energetic giving us the best tips on from where to stand for best pics to where to eat after. He was very informative about both Lady Liberty and Ellis Island and then giving us time to explore it on your own. I would definitely book again.

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