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The Best Ellis Island Tour 2024

$ 64
30 min - 3 hours
Live tour guide

About Ellis Island Tour

Unveil the immigration history of the USA with the incredible Ellis Island tour! Enjoy the ferry ride through the Hudson River, accompanied by insightful commentary from a knowledgeable NYC guide. Step into the Ellis Island immigration museum, where stories of the 12 million immigrants who endured this journey come to life.


Ellis Island Tour

Step on board for a historical voyage to the heart of America's immigrant story. Admire the beautiful scenery as you sail on the ferry to Liberty and Ellis Island and trace the footsteps of generations who shaped the United States.

Enjoy a self-guided tour of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, or opt for a tour option with a professional guide and dive deeper into the fascinating history. Learn the significance of the iconic Statue of Liberty and delve into the poignant journey 12 million immigrants undertook upon their arrival to NYC. Follow their steps of hope, from the bustling Great Hall to the Stairs of Separation and the touching Kissing Post.

Take part in this memorable adventure, hear stories that will touch you to the core and gain a deeper understanding of American history.

  • Round-trip ferry ticket
  • Admission to Ellis Island
  • Guided tour at the Statue of Liberty
  • Admission to the Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Guided tour at the grounds of Ellis Island
  • Admission to the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
  • The self-guided audio tour of Ellis Island Immigration Museum
X not included
  • Access to the Pedestal or the Crown
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • English
suitable for
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Meeting Point

You will met your guide on the plaza outside Starbucks. Your guide will have your ferry tickets when you meet.Please do not enter Battery Park. If you have difficulty in finding the meeting point kindly call for the assistance.

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Secure your Ellis Island Tour now & explore the island's living legacy!

Feel the freedom

Visit the Statue of Liberty, the prominent NYC landmark on Liberty Island. Learn the significance of the Statue that symbolizes freedom, democracy, and American ideals.

Immigration history

As you visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, you will learn the of the process 12 million immigrants had to go through upon their arrival to the United States.

Stairs of Separation

Discover the symbol of the challenges many immigrants faced in their ability to enter the US.

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FAQ – Ellis Island Tour

Can I just visit Ellis Island?

Yes, both Liberty Island and Ellis Island are open to the public. You can take a ferry ride from Battery Park in NYC. The ferry ride takes you to both islands, where you can visit the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Consider booking a guided tour option, which will help you dive deep into the immigration history of the United States.

Is there anything to do on Ellis Island?

Besides exploring the island itself and admiring the views of New York Harbor, you can also visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, the main attraction on the island. Discover the exhibits and interactive displays that will help you learn about the inspection process and immigration stories that are a big part of American nationality nowadays. Americans can trace their heritage and history on Ellis Island as well, even if their own family didn't directly pass through as immigrants.

What else should I do while in NYC?

There is plenty to do during your time in the Big Apple. Admire the stunning views with Empire State Building tickets or SUMMIT One Vanderbilt tickets that allow you to dive into art as well. Visit Central Park and explore the vibrant neighborhoods of the city. Join a Hop On Hop Off New York and learn interesting facts from a local during the New York Walking tour. Take in the atmosphere of the iconic Times Square and see a Broadway show with these spectacular Broadway tickets. No matter how you decide to spend your time in NYC, great times are guaranteed. Enjoy!
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Witness the secrets of the Stairs of Separation & celebrate the happy moments at the Kissing Post!

Good to know before you go

  • The tour operates in all weather conditions unless the ferry operation is stopped due to unsafe circumstances.
  • Stay updated on the weather forecast and choose your clothing accordingly.
  • If the tour gets canceled, you'll have the option to re-book or receive a full refund.
  • Take appropriate measures before the cruise if you get motion sickness.
  • Your reservation is fully refunded if you cancel it up to 24 hours before the scheduled time.
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Learn about the History of American Immigration with the ultimate Ellis Island Tour!

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Outstanding tour!

Nicola's humor and knowledge made the experience outstanding. Even my sons commented how they wish their history teacher taught that way. 10/10 experience!


Incredible Ellis Island tours!

Engaging and informative! Our guide ensured we felt safe and sound despite the lousy weather. We enjoyed the hat tour, and I think this is a definite must-do while in NYC!


Touch the heart of history & reconnect with the essence of America!

Get ready to unearth the soul of the American nation with the Ellis Island tour!

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