Cruises and boat tours

Statue of Liberty Pedestal access, Ellis Island & pre-ferry guided tour

based on 28 reviews
Availability: Daily
Duration: 4 hours
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Explore historic Battery Park with a guide before ferry ride
  • Benefit from priority boarding to Liberty Island and save precious time
  • Enjoy a self-guided audio tour at both Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
What to expect

The day begins with a 30-minute guided tour in English of Battery Park, a historic green space located at the southern tip of Manhattan. Here you'll learn about the park and its monuments from a local guide before arriving at Castle Clinton. Your guide will then assist you through the boarding process for the ferry to Liberty Island. Cross New York Harbor and arrive at the iconic Statue of Liberty, where your ticket grants access to the pedestal and Pedestal Museum.

Gain exclusive access to the monument up to the Fort Wood section for a truly immersive experience on your own. Enjoy a self-guided audio tour as you explore the grounds before heading to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Here you'll pick up your audio guide on arrival and take a journey through history.

*An upgrade to a fully-escorted tour in English will be available at check-out. This option also includes a guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial once you have returned to Manhattan from Ellis Island.

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What's included
  • All fees and tickets
  • Local guide for pre-ferry tour in English
  • Access to reserve line for ferry boarding
  • Audio guides
What's not included
  • Live guide on Liberty Island and Ellis Island
  • Hotel pick-up or drop-off
  • Gratuities
Reduced price
  • Infant ages 0-2: free
  • Children ages 3-11: reduced

24 State Street, New York, NY 10004

Meeting point:

Please meet your guide at State Street in front of Starbucks, across the street from Battery Park

What to remember
  • Pre-ferry tour is in English only
  • For the multilingual audio guide download the app "Audiotour Guides NSDEV" (app is not yet compatible with iOS). Audio tours available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Arabic
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Tour runs rain or shine, so guests should dress appropriately
  • Valid from the time of first use, for the duration selected
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  • Daily
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
What people say about this experience
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