Early Access Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island

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Location: New York
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 4.0 hours
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Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights - Enjoy early morning access to Liberty Island for a tour of the iconic Statue of Liberty before the swelling crowds
- Spend your time in the company of a licensed New York City tour guide
- Join a small group of other curious travelers with no more than 25 people in your group
- Take in the famed NYC skyline with beautiful views of the harbor and Lady Liberty
- See incredible artifacts (including the original torch!) and building plans at the Statue of Liberty Museum
- Pay homage on Ellis Island with personal time to explore
- Support your visit with the official audio guide on Ellis Island
This impeccably planned day fuses a guided tour of the Statue of Liberty with a touching visit to Ellis Island. Start your day early in the company of a licensed guide to beat the afternoon crowds, sailing through the historic waters of New York’s harbor to Liberty Island. Stroll the historic grounds, learn about this enduring symbol of American life while being introduced to the best vantage points to consume the famed Manhattan skyline. Head to Ellis Island, paying homage to the millions of immigrants who began to write their next chapter within these walls. Wander the site at your leisure with the award-winning Audio Guide (included) narrated by those who passed through during the Island's heyday.  With recommendations from your guide, you can spend time perusing the museum, diving into your own family history, or enjoy a bite at the Island’s popular cafeteria.
The Statue of Liberty is a story of passage. The passage of time, the passage of people, and a rite of passage for all who come to New York City. Should this be a once-in-a-lifetime visit or a visit with an old friend, this tour grants impeccable quality to your time at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Begin your day within the confines of The Battery (formerly known as Battery Park) - the historical landmark serving as a gateway between lower Manhattan and the small island in the midst of New York Bay - the island whose mighty soil lay the foundation for Lady Liberty. After much anticipation, board one of the earliest ferries ensuring you avoid the swelling afternoon crowds, while sailing through the open waters so famed in American culture and film. On one side, bid adieu to the dissipating shoreline of Manhattan while on the other side greets the swiftly approaching Statue of Liberty.

It is here your guide will dive deep into the story of how Lady Liberty came to be. As you tour the island, your guide - an expert in setting the stage, creating the scene, and invoking your imagination will share the incredible historical facts that fuel your understanding of just how important this monument truly is. Take in beautiful views of the famed New York skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the surrounding environs. Pause in the upgraded Statue of Liberty Museum, filled with engaging artifacts, and stand mere feet from Lady Liberty’s original torch!

After your time commences at the Statue of Liberty board the short ferry to Ellis Island - another mammoth site in the history of the United States. As a brief introduction, your guide will set the tone - sharing the special spaces to visit within the buildings and grant insight to support your time here. At this time, bid farewell to your personal expert in order to tour this special place at your own pace. Knowing how touching this place can be, we give everyone time to wander the site, enjoy the official audio guide, search the passenger records for family names, or pause for a quick bite to eat at the popular cafeteria. You are also welcome to return on the ferry with your guide.
Commentary English: Guide
Included Local English-speaking guide
Expertly guided walking tour
Pre-reserved ticket to Statue of Liberty Island (exterior access))
Pre-reserved ticket to Ellis Island (includes Ellis Island museum)
Official audio guide on Ellis Island
Excluded This tour includes access to the exterior of the Statue of Liberty. If you would like to tour parts of the interior, please book our VIP Statue tour.
Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
Know before you book Early access on this tour only applies to tours starting on or before 10:00 am.
Know before you go This tour is conducted in English only.
This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.
You are required to go through airport-style security on this tour. No luggage, weapons, or food (except for water in a clear container) is allowed. Confiscated items will not be returned.
Early access on this tour only applies to tours starting on or before 10:00 am.
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.
Upon arrival at Liberty Island bags and backpacks must be stored in a locker. Lockers are $2.00.
The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.
Additional Information
Please allow plenty of time to arrive for your tour. Transportation in NYC whether by taxi, car, or subway is notoriously slow and can often be unreliable.
Please arrive at the meeting point ready for your tour - prior to arrival use the bathroom and ensure you have eaten.
Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-01-01
Product End Date 2021-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
April 16, 2021 October 31, 2021 9:00 AM Departure April 16 - 30, May, June (Fri, Sat, Sun) July - October (Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)


Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 40.6986857, -74.0450826
Address: Ellis Island, New York City, New York, 10004, US
End Location Address Ellis Island, New York City, New York, 10004, US
Start Location Notes 22 Battery Place, (Pier A Harbor House), New York City, New York, 10004, US
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long:
Address: 22 Battery Place, (Pier A Harbor House), 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: 22 Battery Place (Pier A Harbor House). Meet at the front entrance of Pier A Harbor House. 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 22 Battery Place, (Pier A Harbor House), New York City, New York, 10004, US


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.


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


Option Name 2021 Pricing
Option Description 2021 Pricing

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 with one exception - should the coastguard stop water traffic in New York Harbor due to inclement weather.

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

Yes! We are happy to accommodate those with mobility issues including those with limitations and wheelchairs. The pedestal has elevator access. The only part you will not be able to visit is a small platform at the very top of the Statue's Pedestal.

Do your Statue of Liberty tours include access to the Statue's Crown?

No. Tickets for the crown at the Statue of Liberty are extremely limited. With only 365 tickets available per day, they sell out months in advance. Walks do not provide any tours that include the Statue of Liberty's Crown.

Does this tours visit the hospitals on Ellis Island?

No. The old hospitals are not open to the public. Walks do not provide any tours that include the hospitals at Ellis Island.

Confirmation necessary? No
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