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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

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  • Avoid the crowds with early access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Take one of the first ferry rides of the day to Liberty Island
  • Get more from visiting these two landmarks with a guide who knows the history
Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
Beat the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with this early-access tour. Enjoy special early-morning priority boarding for the ferry, and then cruise over to Liberty Island before most of the crowds arrive. Follow a guide on a tour of two of New York City’s most iconic landmarks as you learn about their significance to the US and world history.
What to Expect

Meet for this early-access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour at Pier A Harbor House. Spend some time visiting the nearby memorials with your guide. Then be one of the first passengers to board your ferry for the ride over to Liberty Island.

At the Statue of Liberty, take a guided tour that leads you up to the pedestal for stunning views. Your guide tells you stories along the way as you get to see the statue closer than with any other standard visit.

Hop back on the ferry for the short ride to Ellis Island. Learn all about the complicated immigration progress people went through as your guide takes you through the collection of interactive displays.

At the end of your tour, either take the ferry back to Battery Park with your guide or stay on Ellis Island to explore more before returning on your own.
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Reviewed yesterday
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I booked this tour for my mom, who was visiting me for the first time in New York. It was also her very first trip here in the US and she wanted to go to of course, the statue of Liberty. I lived here for...More

Thank aubrey V
Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting and well-organized

An excelllent tour. Our Guide was not only full of information on the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, she also gave very detailed instruction as to meeting points, best photo locations and then directions once the tour was over. I don't know how much...More

Thank Deanna T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only tour to go onto the island. Got it as part of the New York Pass. Great audio tour gave amazing historical information. Highly recommended.

Thank pharmaboy18
Reviewed 1 week ago
Statue of Liberty. Ellis Island and the trials and tribulations of the early immigrants.

Enjoyed the tour. The guide was informative regarding the history and production of the statue of liberty. The tour of Liberty Island and the Statue was just long enough given the extreme heat experienced on the day. The Boat trip to both Islands was not...More

1  Thank Lynda P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Tour

My 7 year old son and I had a lovely time on the tour. The tour guide was great, lots of information. We had a really great time at Ellis Island and the tour guide was so good my son was able to become a...More

Thank tuesdaynext
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May 30, 2018|
Response from Beth M | Reviewed this property |
From the time we met our guide and group at 8:45 until our guide left us at Ellis Island to further explore on our own at 1:30 was 4-3/4 hours.
May 26, 2018|
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Response from Beth M | Reviewed this property |
I found a link for you that explains the general accessibility for the ferries and the statue. I can't post the link here but you can find it with a quick search on accessibility for the ferry lines and the statue.
Natalia B
May 20, 2018|
Response from AdamC5906 | Reviewed this property |
Not to the crown. Just the pedestal