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Small-Group Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

  • Skip-the-line ferry access gives you more time to see the sights
  • Commentary from your guide on Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island history
  • Admission tickets to the Pedestal Museum and the Museum at Ellis Island included
Small-Group Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
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Small-Group Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

See two major New York City attractions on this half-day tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Skip the line at Liberty Island Ferry, and travel with your small group to Lady Liberty for a pedestal tour and observation deck visit. Your guide explains immigration history, and your visit to Ellis Island includes Great Hall entrance and free time before the return ferry.

What to Expect

Make your way to Battery Park to meet your guide and group at least 15 minutes before your departure. Together, skip the lines for priority access to Liberty Island Ferry.

The ferry whisks you to Liberty Island where, with your guide leading the way, you’ll tour the Statue of Liberty Museum and hear commentary on the statue’s rich history to go along with the displays. Head to the observation deck for views and photos before hopping back on the ferry, bound for Ellis Island.

Land on Ellis Island and listen as your guide paints a verbal picture of what it must have been like for immigrants landing there throughout the years. Visit the Great Hall to see family photos, hear personal stories, and trace your own family history.

Finish up around midday. You are free to explore further and return to Manhattan via ferry when you wish.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
NYC Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty Tour with Top Dig!

Our guide, Nick, was helpful, fun, and animated. He helped us get broadway tickets, and really made the day great!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago
Brilliant tour covering everything you want to know!

We were incredibly fortunate that our family of 6 (2 adults,4 teens) were the only ones booked on this tour so we had the wonderful Sean to ourselves! Right from the start Sean was helpful and friendly, explaining how our trip would pan out, various...More

Thank TheSpicebergs
TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your glowing review of your tour with Sean. It's great to hear that you enjoyed all the little details we put into the experience we provide. We wish you safe travels and hope to see you soon! -The Team at TopDogTours

Reviewed 1 week ago
A fantastic way to see 2 key landmarks in New York

It was an amazing trip. Our Guide Jordan was fantastic. He told us so much info and was great. Really fab trip and would recommend to anyone.

Thank Jane N
TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jane, Thank you for your review of your tour with Jordan. We hope you had a great time here in the city and a safe trip home! -The Team at TopDogTours

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island (NYC)

Jordan was our guide on our tour of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island yesterday. Our family of 4 (we have two college students) and 7 others HF a GREAT tour. Jordan was articulate, informative, and provided a great narrative while also giving us...More

Thank sfamily1996
TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review of your Statue/Ellis Tour with Jordan. Having a guide on a hot day can really make a difference so we're glad you agree. We hope you enjoyed your time here in NYC and wish you safe travels! -The...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
It pays to pay someone who knows the ropes!

Nicole clearly has a passion for providing information in an entertaining yet concise way. Paying to have a guide is worth it because it helps to make the best use of your time. Definitely feel that value was added to my time on this tour

Thank Nottoopicky_12
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11 July 2018|
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Response from Stephen_M91649 | Reviewed this property |
Crown tickets can be purchased inside the statue.
14 June 2018|
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Response from Sandra W | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty of time but not to the crown. You can climb the 200 plus steps or take an elevator and still climb about 50 (?) steps to the bottom of the Statue of Liberty. It’s a really good tour!
Kathleen D
13 May 2018|
Response from svm1974 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kathleen, we couldn’t go as there were no tickets left. We booked it via GetYourGuide and it would be indicated in the tour description. My personal view: it is probably overrated to go to the crown. The view is already... More
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