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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Skip the Line Small-Group Tour

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New York City, United States

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Immerse yourself in New York City history with this half-day visit to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy priority boarding on the Liberty Island ferry and visit the iconic Statue of Liberty with a local guide, including the Statue of Liberty Museum and the observation deck. Continue by ferry to Ellis Island to learn more about New York's immigration history. Ferry tickets and all entrance fees are included.
  • Ferry trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty
  • Go inside the pedestal, the Statue of Liberty Museum and the observation deck
  • Head ashore on Ellis Island to learn about the nation's immigration history
  • Ferry tickets and entrance fees included
Priority, skip-the-line ferry access
Expertise of a knowledgeable guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for 25 cent deposit))
Audio Guide (translates the tour)
Crown access
Gratuities

Departure Point

Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004

Departure Time

10:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The guided portion of the tour is 3.5-4 hours (subject to ferry schedule). However, to fully experience Ellis Island, it is recommended that you spend an additional hour on the island afterward
  • Food and drink is available for purchase on the Statue Ferry, Liberty Island, and Ellis Island
  • Involves a moderate amount of walking
  • Statue of Liberty pedestal is not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If canceled because of dangerous weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
  • Backpacks (including drawstring bags), strollers, and other large items are not allowed in the pedestal of the statue. Lockers are available for a 25 cent deposit that is returned.
  • Photography is allowed on the tour; monopods and tripods are not
  • No food or drink (other than bottled water) is allowed in the pedestal. Canteens of any material are prohibited
  • No weapons of any kind (e.g. pocket knives, pepper spray, Swiss Army knives, etc.) are allowed at the Statue of Liberty. Please leave these items at home
  • There are two security checkpoints on this tour. One at Battery Park before boarding the ferry and the other at Liberty Island before entering the pedestal
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's designated start time. The tour departs promptly and no refunds will be given for guests who miss the tour due to being late
  • Once the tour begins, if you make the decision to not follow the guide or their instructions, we cannot guarantee we can reunite you with the group.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
  • DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE TOUR IF YOU ARE LATE WE WILL MOST LIKELY NOT BE ABLE TO CATCH YOU UP WITH THE GROUP.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Top Dog Tours Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Skip the Line Small-Group Tour ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Skip the Line Small-Group Tour .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Skip the Line Small-Group Tour ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Skip the Line Small-Group Tour .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Skip the Line Small-Group Tour ?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Skip the Line Small-Group Tour .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Skip the Line Small-Group Tour ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Skip the Line Small-Group Tour .

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Traveler Tips


  • "I personally found the Ellis Island a little boring would be interesting if you had relatives that had migrated through this island.. Wouldn't want to put anyone off as it is a personal thing.." See review
  • "A great way to see / visit the Statue without the queues skip the line." See review

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Small group, wonderful tour
Sadra_B
, Mar 2020
My daughter and I ended up being the only 2 participants in our small group tour. What could have been awkward, was a wonderful day! James was an awesome tour guide. Friendly and knowledgeable and easy to talk to! Well done!
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Tour of Statue of Liberty
lori_b
, Feb 2020
Hannah was knowledgeable and a great guide. The ferry was fast but you got to see a great view of the city skyline. Ellis Island was my favorite part.
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Statue of Liberty
leopuente28
, Feb 2020
Great experience tour guide was fun and very informative didn’t make this experience a snooze fest he actually showed passion to what he was doing
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The Lady protects us all
smwrsw
, Jan 2020
This tour is the. Early skip the line tour so rug up but enjoy relative freedom to look, see, read and photograph without too much people pressure. Our tour guide RJ was fabulous in explaining the history and story behind the Statue of Liberty. RJ met our group at Castle Clinton prior to heading over to see the Statue of Liberty - he explained the past of Castle Clinton- originally built as a fort to ward off the British. Also pointed out a number of features and landmarks in the area. Once we arrived at The Statue of Liberty we had entry to The Pedestal - museum and stairs to the lookout point at the top of the pedestal. This amounted to climbing some 200 odd steps although there is also a lift. Do not do the steps unless you are reasonably fit & even so take your time. We had 75 minutes free time to explore the area on our own and take photos etc. This also allowed us the opportunity to visit the recently opened new museum. We then went on to Ellis Island - which was the entry point for some 12M immigrants. I find the immigration story both sad and one of joy and hope and even though the new arrivals were treated relatively well it just seems such a bleak place that I struggle to stay there for very long.
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anakimche
, Jan 2020
Excellent tour made even better by our guide Joel who was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Would highly recommend.
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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour
Sandra S
, Oct 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island! We highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Joel, was a great story teller. We learned so much about the history of immigration and the gift of the statue. In addition to the guided tour, we had an opportunity to explore on our own. We will definitely be doing another tour.
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Good Times with Liz
lhill902019
, Aug 2019
We had a great trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. She was informative, organized, pleasant, instructive, and helpful. Thanks for adding fun to our sister's week in NYC.
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A rich experience - entertainment, culture and identity
Connector09127521655
, Aug 2019
Strenghts and remarks - Friendly, careful, didactic and imformed guide - very good job by Liz; - Adjusted visit time, except for the period in Liberty Island (more 20-30 minutes to vist the new museum); - Ajusted visite route Weaknesses - boarding and disembarking times and time spent in the hot sun while waiting for boarding in Liberty Island - think about pushing for a full (temporary?) cover over the entire platform, closer to the boat.
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Hannah's Tour
ccapute
, Aug 2019
Our tour guide, Hannah, was animated, intelligent, knowledgeable and seemingly very passionate about the history of the statue and Ellis Island. The time passed very quickly and I would endorse your company very highly. I was with my four adult children and they were equally enthusiastic.
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Claudia P
, Aug 2019
We took a tour with Sean who was very friendly, knowledgeable, and pleasant. We took our group aside to explain history and background details, complete with a ipad showing us pictures to support his information. We definitely got more out of this tour than just going on our own.
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