Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Best Way to Experience New York’s Iconic Landmark

Join us for an all-inclusive visit to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Our special access ferry tickets and itinerary avoid the crowds while making sure you don’t miss anything of this powerful symbol of freedom. Your entertaining guide will make your trip memorable and stress free

Click Here for the 12:30 Afternoon Tour



  • $57
    ($49 for children 4-12 y/o)

  • 8:30am, 9:30am
    Daily

  • 4.5 Hours



  • Castle Clinton Battery Park, In front of Bookstore
    Click Here For Map

  • From 631 Reviews


The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Includes:

  • Early Reserve Line Access for crowd avoidance and to save you time
  • Guided Tour of Liberty Island and Ellis Island with an expert English-speaking guide
  • Access to the grounds at Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Access to the Pedestal Museum at Liberty Island with Statue of Liberty tickets
  • Access to the Museum at Ellis Island
  • Statue of Liberty ferry tickets included



How much walking is there on this tour?

You will be on your feet for most of the tour. There will be stairs.

How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately 4 hours. You can stay as along as you wish on the Islands and return to NYC when ready. Total time should be approximately 5 hours to return to Battery Park in NYC.

What happens if I am late and miss the group?

It is important to arrive at the tour starting location at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time, as we do start the tour promptly. It would be unfair for the others if we need to wait for those that are late. We cannot guarantee you’ll be able to find your tour group if you are late.

Does the tour happen during the rain or snow?

We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise the tour goes on. Please check the weather report and be prepared.

What is the tipping or gratuities policy?

Tips are always appreciated by our guides, but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done.

Is this tour included with a pass?

Yes, this tour is included with a pass. You’ll need to make a reservation with your credit card. No charges will apply IF you show up with a valid pass. You can cancel 48 hours prior to your tour without penalty. You can always reschedule your tour. This allows us to better manage our group size and make the tour experience better for you.

Important Restrictions

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour starts on time. You will not be able to catch up to the tour if late.
  • Just tell the guide your name. No need to print out the ticket or confirmation email.
  • ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE: The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability) or offered a refund.
  • ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE OUTDOORS: Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Security screening will take place prior to entering the ferry. Statue of Liberty is managed by the United States Park Police and visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening and all persons and property are subject to search. Do not bring weapons. Backpacks, strollers and large items must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island. These lockers are available for $2.00 per locker. This fee is not included.
  • Explore Liberty Island at your own pace. Stay as long as you wish on Liberty Island visiting the Museum inside the Monument. Walking is involved. You’ll be on your feet for most of the day.
  • Passes are accepted for this tour.

Rescheduling Policy

  • We understand that your plans sometimes change. That is why we try to be as flexible and accommodating as possible with our Flexible Reschedule Policy.
  • Free Rescheduling Anytime: Reschedule your tour anytime without penalty even if you missed the tour.
  • Refund after rescheduling: Once you have been rescheduled, there can be no refunds if you decide not to take the tour.
  • Inside of 48 hours, rescheduling fee is $20/person.
  • Passes: For pass holders, you can always reschedule as long as your pass is valid for the day of the tour. If your pass is no longer valid on your rescheduled tour date, you’ll be charged for the full amount of the tour.

Meeting Location: Castle Clinton in Battery Park

By Subway:

to Bowling Green

to Whitehall

To South Ferry

By Car: Click here to view a map of nearby paid parking spaces. Not recommended due to unpredictable traffic which may cause you to miss the tour.

Tour Bus Loading/ Unloading and Parking: Click here for a list of DOT’s authorized bus layover locations.

Tour Ends: Ellis Island

Manhattan skyline
Statue of liberty tour guide
History of ellis island

Examine the collection housed inside the Pedestal Museum, from the original bones of the statue to one of the first flames of her torch. Then make the climb to the top of the pedestal and enjoy unparalleled views of the NYC skyline at her feet. Explore the island on your own, or grab a quick bite before rejoining your guide for the trip to Ellis.

On Ellis Island, you’ll visit the Museum of Immigration, housed in the original Immigration Station, beautifully restored after decades of neglect. Hear the arduous and often heartbreaking stories of the millions of immigrants who once walked these halls. Explore the museum collection or search the immigrant archive and discover your own personal history.



"As a prominent historian, [our guide] shared his in-depth knowledge with such contagious enthusiasm"

Ellis island ferry
Statue of liberty tickets

Learn how to make the most of NYC
Subscribe to our Newsletter:   

Dos and Don’ts for Your Visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: NYC Guide

June 15, 2017

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are not only historic landmarks, but also part of the National Park Service. As such, visitors must go through security and be mindful of certain rules and regulations. Our list of dos and don’ts includes some of them and more! DO: bring your sunscreen. Summer temperatures in NYC can rise to the mid-...

Continue reading...



Untold NYC History: Five Statue of Liberty Secrets Uncovered!

September 19, 2016

We’re all familiar with the Lady Liberty and her torch, lighting the way for millions of travelers. Yet, there’s a lot more to this American icon. Did you know these five Statue of Liberty secrets? Liberty Island wasn’t always so free The first of our Statue of Liberty secrets predates the lady herself. Her home, Liberty Island, was originally known...

Continue reading...

Statue of Liberty Secrets


How Do You NYC? New York City Tour Guide’s tips to New York

June 6, 2016

#GuideLife Episode 3 – How Do You NYC? New York City Tour Guides share tips for exploring the Big Apple. In this episode of #GuideLife, we get some personal insights from expert New York City tour guides. Join Remy, Rachel, and Brandon for an exploration of the Big Apple, from Central Park to city philosophy. #GuideLife is our weekly series presented...

Continue reading...

New York City Tour Guides share tips on NYC.