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New York City: Sunset Boat Cruise to Statue of Liberty

1. New York City: Sunset Boat Cruise to Statue of Liberty

Embark on a scenic boat cruise at sunset around the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. Feel the wind in your hair and watch the colors of the sunset take over the dusk sky as you cruise on the calm waters around Manhattan, marveling at the city views from your unique perspective. First, choose a seat either on the outdoor or indoor decks, then sit back and relax as you travel to see the Statue of Liberty. Continue towards Ellis Island, where you have the opportunity to take photos of the famous entry point to New York City with the sunset in the background. Take in views of the Manhattan skyline and its famous skyscrapers, including the One World Trade Center, as you cruise along the east and west side of Lower Manhattan. Listen to your guide as they share information about these iconic sites, including the history of the Empire State Building, Manhattan Bridge, Governor's Island, and more.

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

2. 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.

Secrets of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Walking Tour

3. 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.

NYC: 9/11 Memorial and Financial District Walking Tour

4. NYC: 9/11 Memorial and Financial District Walking Tour

Explore Manhattan’s oldest district on a 2.5-hour guided walking tour through some of the city’s most famous sights. With your professional, local NY guide, you’ll venture through the famed Financial District, including Wall Street, and end up at the peaceful and hauntingly beautiful 9/11 Memorial plaza.   Meander the Financial District’s narrow, bustling streets where you'll check out the former Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, the iconic New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank, and more historical sights. You’ll also pass by one of NYC’s most popular and beloved statues: the Charging Bull, a symbol of financial might. The tour culminates with a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, former site of "Ground Zero.” Witness the memorial reflecting pools that occupy the footprints of each of the former Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Gain insight into what it was like to live through the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and its aftermath, while learning about many unsung heroes and acts of selflessness.   Other highlights of this comprehensive tour include the beautiful Trinity Church and cemetery, including the final resting place of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton; St. Paul’s Chapel; and views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

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What people are saying about Ellis Island

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,367 reviews

actually you should have exchanged the voucher, but that didn't go anywhere and after a long back and forth one of the skippers put us in a queue and said it was fine, afterwards it turned out he was just so nice, because our actual boat had just filed. the trip was great and there was a lot of time at the statue of liberty and the speaker explained everything very well. was really great

Debbie was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and funny. More walking than you think. Be prepared with comfortable shoes.

Marc was a wealth of information!!! Very entertaining and a pleasure to be with!!

Brilliant experience getting so close to historical and famous sites

Well organized. Excellent guide. No problems at all.