Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat Tour

On the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour, you discover the two famous and historical islands of New York: Liberty Island and Ellis Island, both part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. During this walking tour, the guide takes you to visit these important pieces of American history. Learn all about the Lady Liberty, the American ideals and the story of immigration.

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Skip the Queue: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

The tour starts in Castle Clinton where you will meet the guide and continue to the ferry at Battery Park – avoiding the long queues at the ferry terminal by skipping the line. The ferry then will take you first to the Statue of Liberty where the guide will tell you all about the history, the construction and restoration of one of the most famous monuments in the world.

Liberty Island Tour

Before getting up close to Lady Liberty, you’ll have a chance to quickly visit the Statue of Liberty Museum where you can see the statue’s original torch. The knowledgeable guide will provide you with all the interesting facts, and you can ask questions too if you’re eager to find out more.

There will, of course, be opportunities to take photos and pose with the Statue! You will also have a break to explore, shop for souvenirs, or grab a bite.

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Visiting Ellis Island

The next and final stop of the guided tour is Ellis Island, which was once the entry point of many US immigrants. It is estimated that the descendants of the 12 million people processed at Ellis Island make up around 50% of the American population today.

After the tour, you can visit the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island at your own pace. Inside the former immigration centre, you can experience the island through the newcomers’ eyes and maybe even trace some of your own family members!

Eric’s Tip: “This is a great tour for everyone who wants to go to the Statue of Liberty (and Ellis Island). If you don’t have a lot of time or wish to spend longer on Liberty Island, you can let your guide know that you want to continue without the group. You can also freely walk around Ellis Island and admire the scenery, or take the boat straight back to Manhattan.”

Practical Information

After purchasing you will receive a voucher that you can print and use as your ticket for the tour, or show as a mobile ticket on your phone.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure Time: 9:00 or 9:30
  • Extra: Please arrive on time, at least 15 min before departure

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You can take the 9/11 Memorial and Statue of Liberty tour as an alternative

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