First Ferry Access Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island

545 reviews

4 hours

Max 25

Why take this tour?


  • Be among the first tour groups of the day to access Liberty Island
  • Hear history come alive with your licensed New York City tour guide
  • Join a small group of other curious travelers with no more than 25 people in your group
  • Take in the famed NYC skyline with beautiful views of the harbor and Lady Liberty
  • See incredible artifacts (including the original torch!) and building plans at the Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Visit Ellis Island with personal time to explore
  • Deepen your visit to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum with the official audio guide
  • Sites Visited
  • Liberty Island (First Access with the earliest tour time)
  • Statue of Liberty (Exterior Access)
  • Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Battery Park
  • Ellis Island
  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Tour Includes
  • First Ferry Access (first tour only)
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Access to Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
  • Pre-reserved ferry tickets to Ellis Island & Liberty Island
  • Access to Statue of Liberty Museum at Liberty Island
  • Official audio guide on Ellis Island

Discover how Lady Liberty came to America

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Overall Rating
4.7 /5
based on 545 reviews
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Latest reviews
Do NOT have Rob for your tour guide. He told us several lies about information concerning The Statue of Liberty and history about it. He was VERY rude and condescending and told us to stop talking to him and leave the tour. We did.
Cindy · Mar 12, 2023 · Female · 55 to 64 years
I am visiting a friend in NYC and we took the tour together: our guide Sara was 10/10, she conquered both the tourist and the New Yorker’s heart!
Ann Elisa · Mar 01, 2023 · Portugal · Female · 25 to 34 years
This was a great way to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. I learned a lot on this tour and our tour guide, Nikolai, was absolutely incredible. I wouldn't have wanted to experience the Statue of Liberty any other way.
Shanequa · Feb 11, 2023 · United States · Female · 25 to 34 years
Tour guide was excellent
Hak · Jan 19, 2023 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
I and my family enjoy the tour. Especially our tour guide, Chris. He was so friendly and kind. He tells us fun facts, makes jokes and makes our experience memorable. I recommend this tour for sure!
Samuel · Dec 31, 2022 · Indonesia · Male · 35 to 44 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
22 Battery Place (Pier A Harbor House). Meet at the front entrance of Pier A Harbor House. Pier A Harbor House is to the right of the Statue of Liberty ferry and Castle Clinton. Your guide will be holding a Walks sign. 

Do not go to the ticket line at Castle Clinton! Your guide will not be there!

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


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.
What can I expect at the security checkpoint for my Statue of Liberty tour?
All guests must pass through airport-style security to go to the Statue of Liberty. Certain items are not permitted including any weapons, scissors, pocket knives, any sharp item, or tools. Large items such as suitcases and backpacks are not allowed. Food and drink are not permitted except water in a clear container. For a complete list of items, please visit [here](
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.
Do you ever cancel your tours of the Statue of Liberty due to weather conditions?
Our Statue of Liberty tours run rain or shine. One exception is if the Coastguard ceases water traffic (which includes the ferry to the Statue of Liberty) due to inclement weather.
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.

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