First Ferry Access Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island

516 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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We just posted a comment via the Devour Tours feedback, but it is worth shouting out to Sara again here :)
Chris · Sep 24, 2022 · United Kingdom · Male · 45 to 54 years
The early morning Walks tour around the Statue of Liberty with Sara was amazing. What you want in a tour guide is energy and passion for storytelling, and she had both in spades. It makes a tour more of an experience, rather than just a repetition of a self-paced audio option. The weather was great, the crowds were low, and all went swimmingly. If I could give one tip to others, try to grab a bit to eat whilst on Liberty island. We waited until after the tour finished on Elis Island, and whilst the queues were low, we were flagging a bit after an early start and a small breakfast.
Chris · Sep 24, 2022 · United Kingdom · Male · 45 to 54 years
Sara is very good at what she does.
Bruce · Sep 23, 2022 · United States · Male · 75 or older years
Excellent tour guide!!
Cynthia · Sep 22, 2022 · United States
Tour guide was wonderful, as was the tour itself! Learned so much good info in the story of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Cynthia · Sep 22, 2022 · United States

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. 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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