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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on a tour that covers two NYC landmarks. Listen to the live narration from you guide through your own personal headset; enjoy priority access to the ferry; and get the best views of Manhattan as you cross New York Harbor by boat. Plus, if you upgrade, ascend the Statue of Liberty pedestal for privileged views of the city skyline.
  • Tick off Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in just a few hours
  • Beat the lines and enjoy the priority boarding on the ferry
  • Ascend to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal for spectacular views (upgrade option)
  • Personal headsets ensure you hear guide narration clearly
  • Small group tour of 10 or less participants

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour upgrades the standard Ellis Island experience with personal headsets and priority ferry boarding.
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Live Guide
Round Trip Ferry Service
Reserve Entry & Priotory Boarding
Pedestal Access (with Upgrade Only)
Personal Headset with Earbud (with Upgrade Only)
Gratuities
Does not include Crown Access
One Battery Park Plaza, New York, NY 10004, USA

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, USA

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Ellis Island, United States
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All guests must pass through airport-style security screening. One before boarding the ferry, the second before entering the pedestal. Guests are advised to plan accordingly. No weapons, knives scissors, etc. will be allowed. There is no opportunity to check prohibited items before the first screening. They will be confiscated with no opportinity to retreive them.
  • Backpacks & food or drink of any kind (except water) are not permitted inside the pedestal and must be placed in a locker before the second security screening. Lockers are available on Liberty Island. Guests will need 1 (one) x U.S. 25 cent coin to rent the locker. Coin is returned at the end of the rental.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most of the activity is stroller accessible but due to the limited amount of space on the pedestal observation deck strollers will need to be left outside.
  • For wheelchairs there is an elevator and secondary lift to reach the observation deck. However due to the narrow limited space outside on the observation deck wheelchairs will not fit and are not permitted..
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING DEPARTURE TIME: The trip requires a ferry to reach the Statue of Liberty. The tour must depart as scheduled to stay on time and keep with the ferry schedule, therefore we unfortunately cannot wait for late arrivals. A small delay of even 5 or 10 minutes could set the tour back 20 to 30 minutes. Please plan to arrive at the meeting point AT LEAST 15 to 30 minutes or more prior to scheduled departure to compensate for any travel delays on the day of your tour. Once the guide departs we cannot guarantee that guests who haven't checked in will be able to join the tour. Meeting point is at Starbucks where breakfast, coffee, tea etc. are available for purchase.
  • Please do not listen to any direction given by people on the street. There are many tour operators and ticket sellers operating in the area who are not representative of our company. We cannot be responsible for instructions given by people who are not representatives of our company.
  • If you require assistance please call the number listed on this voucher as early as possible. While we appreciate calls letting us know you are running late we cannot hold the tour as explained above.
  • NO REFUNDS are issued for missing the tour due to late arrival.
  • Based on availability guests may be able to re-book to another tour on another date. The ferry tickets that we purchase for your visit are non-refundable and space is limited therefore a rebooking fee will be assessed.
  • There is a good amount of walking on this tour. There are opportunities to sit but guests should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Tales Sightseeing and Private Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.

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Great time
Olivia_C
, Apr 2021
Tour guide had lots of knowledge and really appreciate everything he showed us. Very friendly. Knows his history
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We had a beautiful day...
Vincent_V
, Apr 2021
We had a beautiful day and our guide, Mark, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He kept us on time and shared a lot of extra stories and facts.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks for visiting with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour.
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Bledar_J
, Apr 2021
Good experience, the guide was understandable polite and explained all questions i will strongly recommend to a family or a friend
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us and other travelers.
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You guys charged me $250...
Sara_A
, Apr 2021
You guys charged me $250 for 2 adult ticket and 1 child ticket and then discover that each one &19 for adult and 9 for child that’s so bad experience and literally you have stolen my money You charged $200 more just cause I chose vip one Md there is not different between regular and Vib export that unprofessional guy Next time when I came to New York I will use viator websit
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi and thank you for booking with us taking the time to provide your feedback. I'm sorry the experience was not what you expected. You purchased a guided tour that guarantees no more than 10 people will be in your group and includes the use of our personal radios to hear the guide's commentary and direction through your headset. Before COVID this meant the guide could navigate the group more quickly and easily through their visit - and during COVID it helps keep a safe distance between our guests and guides. So the difference between the price printed on the ferry ticket and the amount paid accounts for the services of the guide, the use of our equipment, the small group size and all taxes and fees. Guest satisfaction and experience are a priority for me so I have located your reservation and I will be issuing a partial refund for the amount above the price of the ferry ticket.
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Marc is the best!
Dave_K
, Mar 2021
Marc was a great tour guide. Very personable and friendly. He shared a lot of interesting history and was willing to answer questions. Lady Liberty was absolutely amazing.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thanks for the feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip with us.
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Excellent experience
Kathy_B
, Mar 2021
Our tour guide Jim was full of knowledge and did not hesitate to keep the mood positive and upbeat. We wore masks and practiced social distancing. We felt very safe
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Well organised and very informative
garyb918
, Jan 2020
Enjoyed a great tour with Matt as our guide. Well organised and very informative with the odd poem and a song or two. Highly recommend.....Thank you Matt
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Well worth the purchase!
sonjasunshine23
, Jan 2020
So glad we booked with Viator and skipped the looooooong lines at Battery Park on New Years Eve. Jim was a knowledgeable and energetic NYC tour guide! Highly recommend!
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Tour Day
James D
, Dec 2019
Matt was a great guide as he was a great story teller. We went over Christmas break so crowds were obnoxious. Also, this is a long day and by the time we got to Ellis island at the end of the tour, we didn't give the museum enough time. I would recommend breaking Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour to two different days if you want to give the museum it's due.
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Liberty
ahuston1215
, Dec 2019
Our tour guide was amazing! So full of knowledge and went above and beyond to make sure we had a great tour.
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