Early Access Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

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API Provider: Rezdy
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Location: New York
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 4.0 - hours
Trip difficulty:
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights - Enjoy a guided tour of Liberty Island and Statue of Liberty with an expert local tour guide.
- Visit Ellis Island and follow in the footsteps of 12 million immigrants, taking their first step on the land of freedom.
- Get more from your experience with an expert guide at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum – you’ll walk the Stairs of Separation, visit the Kissing Post and hear tales at the American Immigrant Wall of Honor to put a human context on your visit.
- With small groups of 20 people or fewer your tour will be intimate, your guide easy to interact with.
Summary
Take an opportunity to get a 360-degree experience of not one but two of America's most iconic sites on an Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty tour. Learn the epic story of how Lady Liberty went from an unwanted passion project to the preeminent symbol of American freedom.  Then take a fully guided tour of Ellis Island to learn the history of European immigration to America.
Description
We’ll start our tour with a little context, visiting the sites around Battery Park. The memorials here rarely get the attention they deserve, from visitors rushing past to board the ferry. The stories they have to tell are well worth hearing though, so we’ll spare some time for the Castle Clinton National Monument, Pier A Harbor House, the American Merchant Mariner’s Memorial, the Sphere and New York Korean War Veteran’s Memorial.
 
Then it’s off to Liberty Island with pre-reserved ferry tickets from Battery Park to Liberty Island. Once there, you’ll enjoy stunning views back over the city and you’ll dive into the story of how the statue came to be and why it almost wasn’t built at all. 

Gifted to the US by France and designed by their finest architects including Gustav Eiffel (whose Parisian Tower you may be familiar with), Lady Liberty wasn’t as warmly received as you would think. With your expert guide on hand, you’ll hear all about the struggle that got her on her feet and made her even more special to the people of New York.
 
Then it’s back on the ferry and on to Ellis Island, where you’ll follow in the footsteps of 12 million immigrants. With your expert guide on hand you’ll learn about the lengthy immigration process they went through, walking the Stairs of Separation to understand the island’s two very different names – ‘The Island of Hope’ and ‘The Island of Tears’. Together you’ll explore the museum’s impressive collection of interactive displays, asking all the questions you want of your expert guide. Our tour ends in Ellis Island, so you can stay a little longer if you’d like, or head back on the ferry with your guide.
 
With small groups of 20 people or fewer and early morning ferries to the islands, we ensure that your tour is peaceful and relaxed, removing the stress and frustrations of the average visit. And with an expert guide on hand you’re certain to learn a thing or two, getting more from your experience than you would have on your own. 

Please note, early access to the Statue of Liberty and arrival before the crowds is only applicable if 8:30 AM / 9:00 AM Departure is selected!

***Tours taking place until March 31st 2020 will include special access to the Statue Pedestal****


Commentary English: Guide
Included Expert local tour guide
Guided Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour
Pre-reserved ferry tickets from Battery Park – Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island
Excluded Access to Statue of Liberty Crown, Statue of Liberty Museum and Pedestal
Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
Gratuities
Know before you book Please note, the ferry does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions; when this occurs, an alternative option is provided.
Know before you go 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, the ferry does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions; when this occurs, an alternative option is provided.
Please be aware that upon arrival at Liberty Island, if you are carrying a backpack or large bags you are required to put your bag/s into a locker which costs $0.25 only. Clients MUST have a quarter and cannot use a dime and a nickel for example.
Please note, only water in a clear container/bottle is allowed through security and on Liberty Island. No other beverages and containers/bottles are allowed.
All weapons are prohibited, including: firearms, explosives or flammables, knives or sharp objects (including tools), pepper spray and mace
Additional Information
  • Please note, early access to Statue of Liberty and arrival before the crowds is only applicable if 8:30 AM / 9:00 AM Departure is selected!
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-01-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 20 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
November 01, 2020 October 31, 2021 11:00 AM Departure - Daily (except: 26 Nov 2020, 25 Dec 2020)
October 01, 2020 October 31, 2021 9:00 AM Departure - Daily (except: 26 Nov 2020, 25 Dec 2020)

Locations

Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 40.6986857, -74.0450826
Address: Ellis Island, New York City, New York, 10004, US
Notes:
End Location Address Ellis Island, New York City, New York, 10004, US
Start Location Notes Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, New York City, New York, 10004, US
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7044182, -74.017902
Address: Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, New York City, New York, 10004, US
Directions: https://www.google.de/maps/place/Pier+A+Harbor+House/@40.7044182,-74.017902,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xcf6e2ea789847aa7
Notes: Directions by subway: Take Line 4 or 5 to Bowling Green, or Lines 1 or R to Rector Street. Walk towards the water. Pier A Harbor House is to the right of the Statue of Liberty ferry and Castle Clinton
End Location Address Ellis Island, New York City, New York, 10004, US
Start Location Notes Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, New York City, New York, 10004, US

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years $59.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years $49.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years $0.00 Available on request

Options

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Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ What can I bring with me on my Statue of Liberty tour?

Guests will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the Statue of Liberty. Certain items are not permitted inside the Statue and such items will be confiscated and will not be returned. These items include all weapons; scissors, sharp items and tools; face masks or any items designed to conceal the identity of the wearer. Large packages, suitcases and backpacks will also not be allowed on the ferry to Liberty Island. Please be aware that after the ferry, upon arrival at Liberty Island, there is another level of security. If you are carrying a backpack or large bag at this point, you are required to put your bag/s into a locker which costs $2.00 in bills only (no coins accepted). Please be sure to have dollar bills for the lockers. Other items not allowed inside at this point include food & drink, strollers, tripods, pocket-knives, laptops and tablet keyboards.

Are visits to the statue of liberty ever canceled due to weather?

Our Statue of Liberty tours run rain or shine but the one exception is if the coastguard stops water traffic in New York Harbor due to inclement weather.

I have mobility issues/use a wheelchair, can I take The Statue tour?

Yes! The Statue Pedestal has elevator access so we are happy to accommodate wheelchair users or those with limited mobility on this tour. The only part you will not be able to visit is a small platform at the very top of the Statue Pedestal.

Does the Statue tour include access to the Statue Crown?

No. Unfortunately, tickets for the Statue of Liberty Crown are extremely limited, at only 365 per day, and sell out months in advance. Walks does not provide any tours that include the Statue of Liberty Crown.

Does this tours visit the hospitals on Ellis Island?

No, the old hospitals are not open to the public. Walks does not provide any tours that include the Ellis Island old hospital.

Confirmation necessary? No
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