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New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner Adirondack

1. New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner Adirondack

Experience a New York City sunset from the water on this evening sightseeing sail past some of the borough's waterside landmarks. Climb aboard a beautiful 80-foot Adirondack for a peaceful, picturesque sail away from the concrete and noise of the city. Enjoy an illuminated view of the spectacular New York City skyline and the many famous sights along the way. Admire the beautiful Battery Park, the 20-acre park located at the southern tip of Manhattan, where artillery has been stationed over the centuries. Sail past Ellis Island, the immigrant doorway to America from 1892 to 1954. Take in a unique of New York's famous Statue of Liberty, a French gift that arrived in New York harbor in 1885 and has come to represent our nation's freedom and ideals. During the course of your sail, enjoy a complimentary alcoholic drink and take in the elegance of this unique sailing tour.

NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Tour

2. NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Tour

Visit over 12 top downtown NYC attractions with this special access ticket and tour. Save time and see more: Statue of Liberty, Museum Access, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Charging Bull, Federal Hall, Federal Reserve Bank, Trinity Church, Fearless Girl, and more. Meet your guide in the Financial District to learn about the history of NYC, the early Dutch settlement and how it transformed to the financial capital today. As you walk along Wall Street, you’ll see the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve Bank and other financial and historical institutions. Next stop is the 9/11 National Memorial where you’ll see the enormous reflecting pools, the largest man-made fountains. You’ll hear stories of the events, tragedy and heroism of that day. The guide will take you directly to the Reserve ticket line where you will get priority boarding to the ferry that will take you to Liberty Island. Before sending on your way to Liberty Island, your guide will tell you the key things to check out on Liberty and Ellis Island as well as share the amazing stories of America immigration and the story behind the Statue of Liberty. It is a better experience to explore the Liberty and Ellis Island at your own pace after you are given the history and the key sites to check out. You decide where you’d like to spend more time – whether it is to learn the history and construction of the Statue, admire the views of NYC or look for your ancestors’ names on Ellis Island. As you sail to the island you’ll see the amazing NYC skyline. Get those cameras ready for amazing views of Lady Liberty and NYC. Once on Liberty Island, there are handheld audio guide (available in 9 different languages) you can use while exploring the islands and museums. 8:45: Meet expert guide outside the fence of 24 Broad Street 9:00: Guided tour of Wall Street and the Financial District 10:00: Guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial 11:00: Board Statue Cruises ferry for Liberty and Ellis Island -  Audio Guide available on Liberty Island

New York City: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Guided Tour

3. New York City: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Guided Tour

Take a ferry and see two of New York's iconic islands: Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty and learn the history behind the statue and how it came to be on Liberty Island. The tour includes priority, reserved access to the islands; a professional, licensed NYC tour guide who will guide you through both islands; and access to the Statue of Liberty Museum and the National Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island. On Ellis Island, you will learn about the journey of the millions of immigrants who passed through the island from 1892-1924, arriving in America, in search of a better life. Due to site regulations, your guide might not be able to accompany you inside the museums. However, they will offer a complete explanation of what you will experience inside.

NYC: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Guided Tour with Ferry

4. NYC: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Guided Tour with Ferry

Enjoy your visit to an iconic monument on this guided tour to the Statue of Liberty. Experience the beautiful panoramic views of the New York City skyline, which includes the Brooklyn Bridge, The Empire State Building, and more.  Benefit from the experience and knowledge of your guide as they navigate you through the two mandatory security screenings. Immerse yourself in the experience and enjoy the entertaining and informative stories that they will share, bringing your experience to life.  Continue to Ellis Island, home to America’s Immigration Museum and the spot where tens of millions of immigrants took their first steps toward becoming Americans. Follow in the footsteps of this journey, as you visit the Great Hall, the Stairs of Separation, and the Kissing Post.

New York: Holiday Jazz Cruise Aboard Classic Motor Yacht

5. New York: Holiday Jazz Cruise Aboard Classic Motor Yacht

Join this special holiday cruise and step inside a toasty solarium in full holiday decor for a 90-minute cruise to see the lights of New York City. Cruise the Hudson River and enjoy views of Manhattan's skyline Champagne, hot cocoa, and other beverages are available. Cookies and treats for all guests will be included. Enjoy your evening with friends or a loved one and enjoy this live holiday jazz trio. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view of the island from the heated back deck salon of this 1920s style yacht. On this 90 minute cruise, take in picturesque views from your glassed-in observatory. Sights along the way include: - The Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II in full holiday decor - Cocoa, cookies and live holiday jazz - Battery Park, South Street Seaport and the Financial District - Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island A complimentary beer, wine, spiked hot cocoa or Champagne from the bar is offered on all trips. Mixed drinks are available for purchase.

Secrets of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Walking Tour

6. Secrets of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Walking Tour

On this tour you’ll visit two of the most iconic places in New York - the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Together a national monument, the importance of these historic places stretches beyond the five boroughs and throughout the whole country. Over the next few hours you’ll explore how and why the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were built, and how they have come to be so significant in the story of America. First, you’ll talk about the history of New York Harbor and its many islands, from its earliest European settlers to today. Then, take the ferry to Liberty Island to see the most famous woman in New York, Lady Liberty, and discover how she came to be, both physically and as a fixture in the American narrative. After taking in some incredible views of the Manhattan skyline, hop back on the ferry to your final stop - Ellis Island. Here, explore the role of immigration in New York City and American history, and imagine what it would have been like to arrive at Ellis Island after leaving everything behind to start a new life in America.  When reserving your ticket, you will also receive a roundtrip ferry ticket with a visit to both Ellis island and Liberty Island.

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What people are saying about Ellis Island

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based on 893 reviews

Our guide was amazing. It is a walking tour…we had older people in our group and one used a cane, but it worked out. You are stopping to view buildings and listen to the history so people can have a little break. The tour starts by New York stock exchange, heads to 9/11 memorial, and then you are dropped off to battery park to take ferry on your own to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. FYI for the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferry you have to go through metal detectors screening worse than the airport…someone in our group had to take off their eyeglasses bc it set off metal detector and I had to take off jewelry that has no problem passing the airport metal detectors. I have been to NYC plenty of times so this was a nice refresher of the history!

The tour guide, Ray was amazing and had a very upbeat personality that drew in our attention! He was very informative of the history of the many locations he took us to before he took us to get on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. 10/10! Best tour guide ever. If you actually want to go inside the Statue of Liberty, you’ll have to purchase that separately from this tour. You have plenty of time to go see everything on each island so take your time to take it all in. They have a ferry to pick you up every 15 minutes. I highly recommend this tour!

Our morning walking tour through the financial district, the 911 memorial, ending at the ferry to the Statue of Liberty was expertly led by our highly knowledgeable guide, Andrea. Easy two hours of walking. We had a wheelchair and the walk was obstacle free.

Luke was amazing. Super fun and informative! It was so nice to have a great guide, learn history, and not have to worry.

Very nice overview of some of the financial history of downtown NYC!