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Statue of Liberty Tour, Ellis Island & 9/11 Memorial Tour with 9/11 Museum Tickets

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8.5 hours

Max 10

Why take this tour?

Due to Covid-19, this tour has been amended to not only ensure the safety and well being of our guests, but to comply with restrictions and closures that our vendors may require. The Statue of Liberty may have limited access to its pedestal and Museum as well as Ellis Island and its attractions. We will edit and amend the tour to insure that our guests are given the best experience possible within these ever changing situations. Take a full day to soak in some of New York's most popular attractions on this deep dive into the city. Discover the fascinating story behind the Statue of Liberty and take in beautiful views of New York Harbor from her base (the ideal spot for that picture-perfect moment!), then experience the story of 9/11 at ground level when you visit one of the most poignant museums in America. You'll also enjoy a trip to Ellis Island where you'll learn the epic story of European immigration to America.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Revel in beautiful views over New York City and of Lady Liberty herself from inside the Statue's base
  • Created with Sketch.Enjoy a hassle-free visit to some of the most important sites in New York, including Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 Museum
  • Created with Sketch.Learn about the history of European immigration at Ellis Island
  • Created with Sketch.Gain a deeper understanding of the September 11th attacks on a guided 9/11 Memorial Tour
  • Created with Sketch.Take time to reflect at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • We use and offer hand sanitizer before, during, and after all tours
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • Masks will be worn and are available if you do not have one
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

Take a day to explore the best of Lower Manhattan

Visiting the top attractions in Lower Manhattan can be a logistical nightmare, however on this full day excursion combining two of our essential New York tours, we'll take care of admission fees, ferry tickets, and all the other details that hold you up - while putting you in the company of guides who will give you the stories and history behind the iconic sights.

Your day starts on one of the first ferries to Liberty Island, where you arrive before most of the crowds. You'll get a full tour of the island then make your way into the Statue grounds to meet Lady Liberty herself. From here you'll take in incredible views over NYC Harbor, and discover the incredible story of how the statue ca...

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Visiting the top attractions in Lower Manhattan can be a logistical nightmare, however on this full day excursion combining two of our essential New York tours, we'll take care of admission fees, ferry tickets, and all the other details that hold you up - while putting you in the company of guides who will give you the stories and history behind the iconic sights.

Your day starts on one of the first ferries to Liberty Island, where you arrive before most of the crowds. You'll get a full tour of the island then make your way into the Statue grounds to meet Lady Liberty herself. From here you'll take in incredible views over NYC Harbor, and discover the incredible story of how the statue came to be - with some seriously interesting tidbits from your guide that you won't learn anywhere else!

Next, you'll catch the ferry over to Ellis Island, where one of New York's most moving and fascinating museums awaits. On Ellis Island tour you'll learn how some 12 million immigrants passed through this processing center. Hear their stories of triumph and heartbreak as they either began new lives or were sent back to the Old World.

Afterwards, you can choose to remain on Ellis Island for some independent exploration, during which you can try to trace your own family history in the museum's extensive archives. Otherwise, follow your guide back to Battery Park and grab lunch near here or by the meeting point for the second half of your day. Your guide will give you restaurant recommendations and transport tips to suit whichever you decide.

Before you go to the 9/11 Museum and Memorial, you'll see some of the sites that played key roles on that terrible day, starting in St. Paul's Chapel and moving on the American Express Eleven Tears Memorial, the Winter Garden, and Brookfield Place. Each of these sites is full of stories; some tragic, some happy and, with your local guide at hand, you'll hear them all.

Finally, you'll reach the 9/11 Memorial and spend some time taking in the Reflecting Pools, built in the footprint once filled by the Twin Towers. In front of the Fireman's Memorial, your guide will share stories of the heroism of the FDNY, who fought tirelessly to save thousands that day. You'll also see the Survivor Tree, whose very existence has become a symbol of strength and renewal for New Yorkers.

The last stop on your full-day tour is the 9/11 Museum, which is packed with artifacts and mementos. With pre-reserved, timed entry, you won't have to wait in the long lines that often stretch for hours here. Instead, you'll part ways with your guide and walk straight inside for an independent visit. The 9/11 Museum is extremely well-curated and personal so, like a pilgrimage site, we believe it is best experienced alone.

This Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Tour is a fascinating experience for any visitor who wants to learn about some of the most momentous events in the history of New York - and how they have shaped the culture and the people of this unique city. And with small groups of 20 people or fewer, you'll have unparalleled access to your guide(s) to experience the city in a way that most visitors can only dream of.

*Tours taking place until March 31st 2020 will include special access to the Statue Pedestal

  • Sites Visited
  • Liberty Island
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • Ellis Island Museum
  • St. Paul's Chapel
  • 9/11 Memorials
  • Reflecting Pools
  • Oculus World Trade Center
  • 9/11 Museum
  • *Statue of Liberty Pedestal & Terrace (tours until March 31st 2020)
  • Tour Includes
  • Roundtrip ferry tickets
  • Guided tour of Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island Museum access
  • Guided 9/11 Memorial Tour
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Priority entrance 9/11 Museum tickets
  • Stature of Liberty Pedestal terrace access (tours until March 31st 2020)
A view of Lower Manhattan from the ferry
Statue of liberty Pedestal
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Our tour guide was a young lady from Australia and amazing.

Outstanding guide. His explanations were informative and enterting. My whole family ages 13 to 72 loved the experience.


FAQ

Are visits to the Statue of Liberty ever canceled due to weather?
Our Statue of Liberty tours run rain or shine. The one exception is however that if the coastguard stops water traffic in New York Harbor due to inclement weather, access to the statue is not possible.
Are the hospitals on Ellis Island included on this tour?
No, The old hospitals are not open to the public and have to be booked specially if you want to visit them.
Does this tour include access to the Statue Crown?
No. Unfortunately, tickets for the Statue of Liberty Crown are extremely limited, at only 365 per day, and sell out months in advance. Walks does not provide any tours that include the Statue of Liberty Crown.
What can I bring with me on my Statue of Liberty tour?
Guests will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the Statue of Liberty. Certain items are not permitted inside the Statue and such items will be confiscated and will not be returned. These items include all weapons; scissors, sharp items and tools; face masks or any items designed to conceal the identity of the wearer. Large packages, suitcases and backpacks will also not be allowed on the ferry to Liberty Island. Please be aware that after the ferry, upon arrival at Liberty Island, there is another level of security. If you are carrying a backpack or large bag at this point, you are required to put your bag/s into a locker which cost 0.25 cents and only take quarters (you will not be able to use a dime and a nickle for example). Please be sure to have a quarter in your change for your locker. Other items not allowed inside at this point include food and drink, strollers, tripods, pocket-knives, laptops and tablet keyboards. Visitors are allowed to bring water for drinking inside, once it is in a clear container.
I have mobility issues/use a wheelchair, can I take the Statue of Liberty tour?
Yes! However please note that if your tour includes the Statue Pedestal (which has elevator access) the only part you will NOT be able to visit is a small platform at the very top of the Statue Pedestal.
How does entry to the 911 Museum work?
You can only enter the 9/11 museum with a pre-purchased, timed entrance. You will enter at 5pm without your guide and without waiting in line. Average length of visit is 2 hours, so please plan for at least this much time.
Are there any restrictions on what I can bring into the 911 Museum?
You will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the 9/11 Museum. Certain items are not permitted in the Museum and such as weapons, sharp items and scissors, or large bags. Dangerous items will be confiscated and will not be returned. Large bags will not be allowed inside the museum.

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