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

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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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Choose between two times to best suit your NYC schedule
  • Spend time exploring Ellis Island on your own if you choose
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Ellis Island, United States
Inclusions
  • Local English- speaking guide
  • Priority ferry boarding from Battery Park to Statue of Liberty
  • Early Access to Statue of Liberty (8:30 AM or 9:00 AM Departures)
  • Access to the Pedestal at Liberty Island
  • Access to Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
  • Entry/Admission- Statue of Liberty
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Walks
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note, early access to Statue of Liberty and arrival before the crowds is only applicable if 8:30 AM / 9:00 AM Departure is selected!
  • Tour runs in English only
  • Please note: This tour does not include a visit to the Statue of Liberty crown, due to security measures in place by the National Park Service, which manages the Statue of Liberty
  • Tour participants must be able to climb and descend 215 stairs from the Statue of Liberty lobby to the top of the pedestal
  • All guests will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the Statue of Liberty. Certain items are not permitted and such items will be confiscated and not be returned. Please refer to the Statue of Liberty’s guidelines on specific prohibited items at nps.gov/stli/planyourvisit/yoursafety
  • Please be aware that upon arrival at Liberty Island, if you are carrying a backpack or large bag, you will be required to put your bag(s) into a locker which cost only 0.25 cents, clients must have a quarter and cannot use a dime and a nickle for example.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note, only water in a clear container/bottle is allowed through security and on Liberty Island. No other beverages and containers/bottles are allowed.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • From 1st March 2020, we are increasing our group size from 20 to 25 people per guide
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Absolutely loved Cherie and the tours! You feel safe and not lost... You skip all lines and Cherie gives you all the tips abs tricks! I loved everything about Cherie and the tour! I’d do this tour with out hesitation. You cannot beat the price and value!! The picture you see is
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Enjoyed the early morning, small group tour. Our guide Thalia, kept us well informed of what we were seeing and kept us moving through efficiently and in a timely manner. Would definitely recommend the tour. PS... we arrived early (4 of 5) and waited for the last person to join
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
Responded 1 week ago
We're so glad that you joined us for your visit to the Statue of Liberty! Thank you for your review; we hope that the rest of your visit to NYC was just as wonderful.
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I didn’t think there would be long lines to visit since we went in the fall, in the morning, on a Monday. Was I wrong. I didn’t realize I scheduled this tour on the Statue Of Liberty’s 100th birthday. The early access with priority boarding in the boat was invaluable. Our guide
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your recommendation! We are excited to learn that you enjoyed your early-access Statue of Liberty with us on her 100th anniversary. What better to visit this monument! We appreciate your insight and suggestions and hope that the rest of your visit to New York was incredible.
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Colin the tour guide was great - very informative and entertaining. He coped well with 20 people all moving at different speeds. Really interesting tour, although it took a little longer than we expected - we arrived just before 8.30 at the meeting place and without rushing
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your tour! We are glad that you enjoyed your tour of Liberty and Ellis Islands with Colin and how that you enjoyed the rest of your visit to New York!
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I am usually not a fan of guided tours because I prefer exploring on my own time. We took this tour because the state park site was all sold out of the morning access. It was definitely worth going early to skip the long lines and large crowds of people. We also enjoyed that it
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Jacob! Thank you for joining us on this adventure, even though you would have preferred to travel alone. We're proud of our guides and excited that they made this experience more memorable for you.
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