Duration: 5 hours (4 hours guided)
This is the best possible way to experience the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Along with thousands of five-star reviews, our tour was named the No. 1 cultural attraction in the world by Tripadvisor, based on customer reviews.
Come see why with this four-hour, expert-led tour of Liberty and Ellis islands. Get special access tickets to board the ferry, and enjoy the ride over as your New York guide entertains you with surprising true stories about the statue.
On the islands, your guide will take you on a walking tour to share more about each of these places and their role in America’s history. You can explore the Statue of Liberty Museum, visit the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, and more.
Stay as long as you like on Ellis Island and then return to Battery Park when you’re ready.
Be sure to take photos of the skyline and statue as you approach from the ferry. It makes for some of the most iconic NYC vacation photos.
This tour is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. However, it is a walking tour once we’re on the islands, and the ferry may have limited seating. If you’re worried about mobility, we recommend contacting us for a private tour to ensure you get the same great experience and can go at your own pace.
The guided portion of the tour is about 4 hours. At the end of the tour, you’ll finish with a self-guided visit to the immigration museum. You can stay for as long as you want on Ellis Island before returning by ferry. We suggest allowing 5 hours total for this experience.
Yes, your ferry tickets to the islands and back from Castle Clinton at Battery Park are included with this tour.
The National Park Service doesn’t allow guiding inside the Statue of Liberty Museum or the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. However, your guide will help you prepare for your visits by telling you what you’ll see and how to navigate the museums.
We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.
Our tours run in all weather, and the ride to Liberty Island can be windy. Check the local forecast so you know what to wear. If we do have to cancel for severe weather conditions, we’ll let you reschedule or receive a full refund.
Tips are never expected but always appreciated. If you think your guide did a great job on your tour, a tip is a wonderful way to let them know.