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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.
Reviews (259)
1 - 5 of 119 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
A must visit when in NYC

So glad we booked this tour! Our tour guide Alvaro was great! Being an immigrant himself he was able to bring the journey to life and bring a first hand perspective. Our first stop was the Statue of Liberty and if you haven’t seen her...More

Thank Kris B
Reviewed 4 days ago
Excellent tour!

The Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island is an excellent tour and well worth every penny. The guide was knowledgeable and the small group makes it so you can easily hear everything the guide says.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Informative and Engaging Tour

Esther, originally from Switzerland, was wonderful and brought US history to life. She knows a lot of engaging stories about the Ellis Island experience and the gift of Lady Liberty to the US. She also knew the ins and outs of crowds - where to...More

Thank RJB5253
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful Views and Memories

Jerry was friendly and very informative. Our group was large and I wasn’t sure if our experience was going to suffer due to its size... it didn’t and by the end of the tour we felt like one big family rather than a big tour...More

Thank Marisela C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Statue of Liberty

Colin was AWESOME! Enjoyed his sense of humor and incredible knowledge. His book of pictures really helped enhance the presentation.

Thank Mary Ellen S
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30 May 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.
27 May 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
21 May 2018|
Response from AdamC5906 | Reviewed this property |
Not to the crown. Just the pedestal