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As the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States, New York City’s Ellis Island was America’s busiest immigrant inspection station for more than 60 years. Today, the island’s restored main building houses the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which honors the US’s immigrant heritage, chronicles the island’s role in immigration history, and gives voice to the immigrants themselves.

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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple. On this guided tour, you get boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Visit the grounds of Liberty Island and go inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. Then hop the ferry to Ellis Island and learn about the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hope of living the American dream. For the comprehensive 4 hour option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island. For the Express 2 hour option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own. For the Essential 30 minute tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island. With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
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Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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Sail across the waters of New York’s harbor as part of the only tour group allowed on the first ferry of the day to Liberty Island. Learn the history of Lady Liberty and explore the Statue of Liberty Museum on this well-timed tour. Then, head to Ellis Island to discover the stories of the millions of immigrants who journeyed through this historic site.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on a tour that covers two NYC landmarks. Listen to the live narration from your guide. Enjoy priority access to the ferry and get the best views of Manhattan as you cross New York Harbor by boat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.99
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both the Staten Island Ferry and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Statue of Liberty Ticket, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour

Statue of Liberty Ticket, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour

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Discover three of New York City's most memorable sites on this Viator Exclusive tour, available nowhere else. Hear the history of Wall Street on a guided walking tour, then visit the 9/11 Memorial to learn about one of the most significant events in NYC history. Finally, ride the ferry to Liberty Island and enjoy an audio tour of the Statue of Liberty and its museum.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise

New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise

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Don't waste precious hours on your NYC vacation at the Statue of Liberty when you can try this speedy Lady Liberty cruise that's perfect for travelers with limited time. Just hop aboard at Lower Manhattan's Battery Park and soak up the sea breeze as you're whisked past Lady Liberty. You can marvel at the statue from the water, learn about the landmark from your guide's live narration, and snap a few up-close photos with unobstructed views of this must-see NYC attraction.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.00
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$24.00

Statue of Liberty 60-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

Statue of Liberty 60-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

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Secure your ticket in advance for this Lady Liberty Sightseeing Cruise: prebooking will spare you the fuss of ticket-buying in Manhattan. Settle indoors or out, pass under the Brooklyn Bridge for views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Manhattan’s skyline, including One World Trade Center. Choose a departure to suit you.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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Some of the best views of New York City's iconic skyline are from the water. This extended cruise goes all the way around Manhattan Island, affording views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, and more. While on-board, learn about the history of the island through live commentary or purchase drinks and snacks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00

Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
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Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

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Visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on this combo excursion, which includes ferry rides, museum entrance, and a guide. Ideal for history buffs, a guide shares details historic stories and learning about the New York Bay landmarks, you wouldn’t get if visiting on your own.
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  • 4 hours
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$56.00
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$56.00

New York CityPASS

New York CityPASS

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Get the New York CityPASS and enjoy great discounts at some of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Your CityPASS mobile tickets are valid for 9 days from the date of first use of first use for NYC favorites like the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial and Museum and much more.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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$129.00

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Pools Guided Tour
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Pools Guided Tour

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Experience three of New York City’s iconic sites with this small-group tour to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the 9/11 Memorial. Start by boarding a ferry to Lady Liberty, marveling at the panoramic views, and heading to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience. Once you return to Lower Manhattan, you can unpack the troubled history of September 11 at the 9/11 Memorial. With the entry fees, ferry ride, and guide all included, this tour offers a hassle-free way to see more in one day.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.99
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OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

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Cruise the New York Harbor in style—and enjoy a speedy and convenient way to see some of its highlights—on this seamless sightseeing cruise. Pick from multiple convenient departure times, make your own way to Pier 36, and hop aboard your vessel. Get comfortable indoors or on the outer decks, and keep your camera at the ready: you’ll glide past the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.99
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Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

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Explore your favorite NYC attractions for one low price with this New York City Explorer Pass. Choose how many attractions you want to visit—up to 10—and enjoy visits to landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Top of the Rock Observatory, and activities such as a Madison Square Garden tour or Brooklyn bike tour. Sightsee the city with ease during a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or choose a sightseeing cruise. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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$69.00
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$69.00

Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Get a personal introduction to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on a private, half-day tour led by a local guide, and explore two of New York City’s most iconic sites at your own pace. Hear inspiring stories about the design and construction of the Statue of Liberty as you explore. Learn about the immigrants that came to Ellis Island from around the world in the fascinating Ellis Island Museum. This fully-customizable private tour is a perfect fit for families and groups with limited mobility.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.00
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Statue of Liberty Express Tour with reserve access

Statue of Liberty Express Tour with reserve access

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Save precious time by prepurchasing reserve-line tickets for the ferry to Liberty and Ellis islands. Get familiar with boarding procedures during a 30-minute orientation tour with a guide, then enjoy priority boarding, bypassing the oft-lengthy flex ticket general line. Explore the grounds of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum with the aid of an audio guide.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.99
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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets Roundtrip Ferry from NY

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets Roundtrip Ferry from NY

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Avoid a long wait in the ticket line by prepurchasing ferry tickets for Liberty and Ellis islands. Get tips and background information from a guide during a 30-minute orientation, then explore the two sights at your own pace with the aid of an audio guide. Upgrade to get fast-track reserve-line tickets and access to the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, which houses a museum.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.99
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$43.99

The Manhattan Helicopter Tour of New York

The Manhattan Helicopter Tour of New York

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Get a bird's-eye view of New York City on a brief helicopter tour that soars over the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Central Park. While helicopter tours can become expensive quickly, this flight is just long enough to see all the top sights without spending extra time in the air, making it ideal for budget-minded visitors who want to get a comprehensive view of the city.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.00
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$229.00

Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour
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Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour

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There’s no better way to see New York than from the air and helicopter tours don’t have to cost the earth. Feel the history as you soar above Ellis Island, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and more on this short but perfectly tailored flight that brings you eye to eye with the iconic Statue of Liberty. Choose between multiple departures throughout the day, with a maximum of six travelers per flight.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.00
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OPEN: Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, & Battery Park with Roundtrip Ferry Ride

OPEN: Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, & Battery Park with Roundtrip Ferry Ride

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Visit two of NYC's top landmarks without wasting time in the typically long lines with this hassle-free tour to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Meet-up with your guide to start your day with a dose of Lower Manhattan history touring through Battery Park. Then, board the Liberty Island Ferry, enjoy views of Downtown Manhattan, and head to the Statue of Liberty to explore solo, or upgrade to the fully guided tour. Wrap up your day visiting Ellis Island, and returning on a ferry ride, all included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Round trip Ferry

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Round trip Ferry

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Take a 30 minute orientation tour in English of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with a live English speaking tour guide. Enjoy Fast track Ferry line access to Liberty Island and guaranteed access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island museum. Explore with audio guides in 9 languages or upgrade to a fully-escorted tour of Liberty Island & Ellis Island in English.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.99
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Exclusive:Ellis Island Statue of Liberty & 911 Memorial Pools Escorted Tour-OPEN
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Exclusive:Ellis Island Statue of Liberty & 911 Memorial Pools Escorted Tour-OPEN

Visit three of New York City’s most important locations on a 5-hour group tour. Set a leisurely pace, the tour is designed to give you an immersive experience. Ask questions and pause for photos whenever you like. Begin in Battery Park, then join your guide on the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, where you enjoy complimentary admission. Conclude with a stop at the National 9/11 Memorial.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.99
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

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See the highlights of New York City from the water on this sightseeing cruise along the Hudson River. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to see as much as possible and avoid waiting in traffic, this cruise offers views of the Manhattan skyline, One World Trade Center, and the Empire State Building, plus close-ups of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park: Skip-the-Line Tour
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park: Skip-the-Line Tour

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You can explore Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty—without the trouble of planning or navigating on your own—with this hassle-free half-day tour. Start your adventure exploring Battery Park, before you're whisked past the lines for a scenic ferry ride in New York Harbor. Take your time admiring Lady Liberty with an audio tour and prebooked admission tickets, and even upgrade your experience and to visit the Pedestal for to make the most of your day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.66
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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New York's iconic landmarks, mighty rivers, and islands are even more impressive from the air. On this tour, soar over Manhattan’s most famous sights in a helicopter and enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Big Apple. There's plenty of time time to see Liberty Island, the Empire State Building, and Governor’s Island.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$289.00
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What people are saying about Ellis-Island tours and tickets

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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options
"Chris was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and very courteous. We would recommend him highly."..."
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Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
"Our tour guide, Allison was so friendly and knowledgeable! The process was easy and directions were clear"..."
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
"Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He made our experience one to remember! I highly recommend"..."
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
"Our tour guide Gil was amazing and very knowledgeable! Will definitely recommend yall to any friends visiting NY"..."
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Statue of Liberty Ticket, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour
"We had a fantastic tour guide Justin, really enthusiastic and very informative. Great tour from start to finish, definitely recommend this tour, statue of liberty was amazing."..."
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New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise
"Great photo opportunities! The guide was an engaging story teller. Tour was so much more than I expected especially at that price."..."
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Statue of Liberty 60-Minute Sightseeing Cruise
"Greattt experience, well worth the money! They have food and drinks available and the timing is exact."..."
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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
"My daughter and I had a great time on the Circle Line boat cruise! The sights were incredible, the boat was clean and the crew was friendly and knowledgeable!"..."
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Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
"Derek was our guide and he did a great job of providing information and making our experience Amazing!"..."
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New York CityPASS
"We used our tickets during our weeks stay in NYC. Couldn’t be easier to use. Just read this info carefully and you can’t go wrong. If you need to change a booking do so early as we did will no issues."..."
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Pools Guided Tour
"Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area, history, and stories. Very interesting tour Her way to lead us into the 9/11 memorial was very appropriate"..."
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OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36
"Taking pictures in front of the Statue of Liberty! Was an hour but went by fast! Had lots of fun, thanks"..."
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Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions
"This pass has made our trip! It’s so easy to use and makes traveling more enjoyable because of it! I would highly recommend getting this pass."..."
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Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
"Our tour guide Luke was awesome. Full of great knowledge and engaged our seven year old perfectly. Enjoyed it so much, my wife wants to do a different tour with Luke when she and a friend come back next month!"..."
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Statue of Liberty Express Tour with reserve access
"Chris was an excellent and engaging guide. Knowledgeable about history and very patient with a straggler guest."..."
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The Manhattan Helicopter Tour of New York
"It was wonderful. Nice pilot, Nice staff. Great experience overall. Wonderful view. Good service. Will do it again"..."
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Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour
"It was amazing experience. Everything was well organized. Make sure you are less than 250 lb, come 45 before your reservation."..."
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
"Plenty of room on board, lovely guide although hard to hear at the back of boat outside! worth the trip. Good value for money, we used Citi bikes after to cycle along the Hudson to 9/11 memorial, a great day out"..."
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour
"The view. The organisation, the adventure. All in all an unforgetable experience. Thank you, we can really recommend you"..."
Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience Ellis Island?
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What are Ellis Island hours of operation?
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Ellis Island hours of operation: Open every day except Dec 25. Visiting hours are dependent on ferry schedules. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Ellis Island tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ellis Island can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Ellis Island 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ellis Island costs USD 59.00. Guided Ellis Island tours start around USD 59.00 per person.