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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.)
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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 Statue of Liberty Museum at Liberty Island
Access to Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
Pre-reserved ferry tickets to Ellis Island & Liberty Island
Official New York Tour Guide
Gratuities
Hotel Pick up and Drop off

Departure Point

22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USA

22 Battery Place (Pier A Harbor House). Meet at the front entrance of Pier A Harbor House. Facing the Harbor House your guide will be holding a blue-green Walks sign and will be standing near the picnic tables to the left of the Harbor House entrance.

Return Details

Ellis Island, United States

Ellis Island (Guest can choose to stay on Ellis Island and return on their own or take the ferry back to Battery Park with Guide.)

  • 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 and Pedestal
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Take Walks New York by Walks
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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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.
Q:
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.

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  • "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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Interesting and informative
MARLENE_A
, Oct 2021
Ellis island museum was very informative. It was very well done and believable. We enjoyed th Statue of Liberty, taking pictures and visiting the gift shop.
star-5
Tour guide was above and beyond
Hessam_R
, Oct 2021
The presentation of the tour guide was exceptional. I had not a tour guide so dynamic and enthusiastic before. I believe her name was birianna? Or something similar.
star-5
Stellar trip to Liberty and Ellis Islands
Cary_U
, Oct 2021
I really appreciated Joe as a guide. He was very informative, clear, personable. The tour was well-run with good information about how it would work, details I needed. I'd recommend this again.
star-5
Captivating stories and facts
Kristina_H
, Oct 2021
The early access tour was a great decision. As we were leaving, people were coming in droves. With the early access tour, we didn’t have to weave around to get great photos (which won’t load onto this site, for some reason). Our tour guide was incredible with the history and uncommonly known facts. Did you know the Statue of Liberty can sway with the winds, or that the copper is only the thickness of two pennies? So many more interesting facts were given. We added the tour of Ellis Island—such rich history. The tour guide had the most captivating ways to keep you interested the entire time he spoke.
star-5
Definitely recommend this...
Evangelina_V
, Oct 2021
Definitely recommend this tour! Our guide Joe was the best..will be coming back next time we are in New York.
star-5
Awesome
DeniseH
, Oct 2021
Tour guide was excellent, he gave us some valuable information on our tour. He was very interesting.
star-5
Worth it for us, fun guide!
April_T
, Oct 2021
Great - our tour guide guide was Joe who was great, funny, friendly, and knowledgeable. The actual tour was great. We learned tons. I bet you could learn good chunk of the info at the museums, but it would take forever to read and parse to the good stuff (there were audio tours). But it was so fun to hear the info and get some humor with it. It was also great to just be told where to go and what to do to maximize the experience.
star-5
Joe was wonderful!
Emily_C
, Oct 2021
We had an amazing tour guide - Joe - who was just wonderful. He was so knowledgeable and friendly, and he accommodated our slower pace for my grandma. Highly recommended!
star-5
Solo EDventure through time..
Eduardo_A
, Sep 2021
History of NY, it's diversified cultures, how it was a life changing for each immigrant(s).AmaZZing 💯.
star-5
Informative
Roland_J
, Sep 2021
Our guide Rob was very knowledgeable and kept us on schedule to see it all. He helped us take a great photo in front of the statue.

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