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Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Avoid the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with help from this small-group, early-access tour in New York City. Climb aboard an early ferry to Liberty Island, and see the iconic Statue of Liberty up close. Walk the Stairs of Separation that divided some families, visit the joyful Kissing Post where many immigrants met their relatives, and more.
  • Guarantee your visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island while in NYC
  • Get priority ferry boarding from Battery Park to the Statue of Liberty
  • A guide tells you the history behind these iconic American landmarks
  • Choose between two times to best suit your schedule
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Access to Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
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
Expertly guided walking tour
Gratuities

Departure Point

22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USA

Return Details

Ellis Island, United States
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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!
  • Tour runs in English only
  • Please note: This tour does not include a visit to the Statue of Liberty crown, due to security measures in place by the National Park Service, which manages the Statue of Liberty
  • If choosing the upgraded Pedestal Option, which enters the Statue of Liberty, there is a steep climb of over 200 steps. The guide will accompany guests walking and therefore cannot take the elevator
  • All guests will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the Statue of Liberty if the Pedestal Option is chosen. Certain items are not permitted and such items will be confiscated and not be returned. Please refer to the Statue of Liberty’s guidelines on specific prohibited items at nps.gov/stli/planyourvisit/yoursafety
  • Please be aware that upon arrival at Liberty Island, if you are carrying a backpack or large bag, you will be required to put your bag(s) into a locker which cost only 0.25 cents, clients must have a quarter and cannot use a dime and a nickle for example.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Group Size is 20 people per guide
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Take Walks New York by Walks

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Early-Access 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 Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Early Access - You will avoid hours of standing in queues2." See review
  • "Do respect the fact, it's up to the guide to make it good." See review

Reviews

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Amazing!
Tala_A
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide, Jerry, was extremely knowledgeable, well prepared and incredibly friendly. He even gave suggestions and insight to other experiences around the city. I definitely recommend early access, as it gets very busy later on in the day. Overall, great experience.
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Amazing!!!
MaTheresa_D
, Jul 2021
So amazing, I never expect that how wonderful this tour would it be specially Alvaro our tour guide. He is not only a tour guide but knowledgeable about all the history so amazing!!!
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Early access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Jillian_R
, Jul 2021
Alvaro was an excellent tour guide! It was our families first trip to New York and he made our tour memorable. He was very knowledgeable and made each stop enjoyable.
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Great Experience and Good Tour Guide
Eloy_O
, Jul 2021
Good Tour Guide and good information about Liberty Statue. Great Experience. I recommend the tour 100%
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Awesome
Cynthia_B
, Jul 2021
Statue of Liberty and the Ferry Ride. Although the tour guide was extremely nice and just full of knowledge, I think the talk time could be decreased to allow people to enjoy the attractions
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Great short trip
Alison_F
, Jul 2021
The tour was great and informative. It was nice to hear the stories and get more information about Liberty and Ellis island. I would recommend it!
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Liberty
Weldon_M
, Jul 2021
Very informative, our guide was awesome!! Joe had a great sense of humor and was very knowledgeable of the history and he made it fun.
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Making history come to life
Jennifer
, Jul 2021
John taught me things I never knew - and I’ve been to both the Statue and Ellis Island several times!
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Recommended!
Tiffiny_S
, Jul 2021
The ferry ride and the knowledgeable tour guide Riley. The history of Lady Liberty on our Independence holiday was fitting
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Loved it!!
Caroline_H
, Jul 2021
Oh tour guide, Rachel, was amazing! She kept our girls engaged the entire time & they were able to link what they learned in school to Rachel's information & stories. The only thing that as a suggestion, would be for better signage on where to meet when first arriving or make that more prominent on the ticket. Thank you so much for offering this guide, it was well worth every penny!
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