Guided tour

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

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

Activity provider: Amigo Tours USA
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 55 per person

A trip to NYC would be incomplete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty and the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island. Hop on a ferry and follow your guide around the 2 iconic islands and their sites.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the excitement of seeing Manhattan on the ferry to Liberty Island
  • Gain access to the museum dedicated to the history of the Statue of Liberty
  • Capture pictures of the Statue of Liberty while standing on Liberty Island
  • Walk in the footsteps of early American immigrants as you step onto Ellis Island
  • Visit Ellis Island and hear story behind immigration in the United States
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Ferry tickets with priority entry into the screening facility
  • Access to Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Entry to Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Entry to Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Access to the Statue of Liberty pedestal or crown
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Outside Starbucks, 1 Battery Place, at the corner of State and Pearl Streets across from Battery Park.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Due to site regulations, your guide cannot accompany you inside the museums
  • On days where the volume of visitors may be higher, such as holidays, there may be long lines to enter the ferry, monuments, and museums
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 273 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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I didn’t expect to be so moved by the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island, but the guide and the sights were really captivating. The large pics of the immigrants in the exhibits on Ellis Island were very intense and riveting. In those photos, Their history and hope were so evident on their faces. Such an amazing place.

September 5, 2021

Great job!

Had limited time to visit in NYC with family and love American history! Was able to get up close with a great guide and access to Statue when other options were sold out and long lines. Also able to get fast tracked through most every line.... less lunch! Learned much and was able to get to see other attractions thanks to maximizing time. Worth the additional cost and guide made it memorable and educational.

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August 16, 2019

Well worth it! Fantastic guide and tour!

Emmanuel Hadar was our tour guide and he was fantastic! So knowledgeable and personable, he made the wait times informative and interesting. Getting Amigo Tours was a great investment. Huge lines but not for us, much, MUCH shorter wait times with the tour. If we ever make it back to NYC, we will definitely seek out Amigo Tours again.

May 26, 2019

Product ID: 134331