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The Best Statue Of Liberty Tours 2024

$ 55
4 hours
Live tour guide

About Statue Of Liberty Tours

Sail across New York’s harbor and discover the rich history of Ellis and Liberty Island. Beat the crowds and enjoy hassle-free exploration with pre-reserved entry tickets and early ferry boarding. Experience breathtaking city views, the immersive Lady Liberty Museum, and the National Museum of Immigration with a tour guide at your side.


Statue Of Liberty Tour

Start your day of exploration at Battery Park, a famous entry point for your journey to Liberty Island. Avoid the afternoon crowds and board a morning ferry. Choose between indoor and outdoor seating, and marvel at the breathtaking views of the New York skyline and the famous Brooklyn Bridge.

Your knowledgeable local guide will provide fascinating insights into the history of both sites. The first stop of the tour is the Liberty Island. As you wander around, discover interesting historical facts that will make you appreciate this famous monument even more. Step inside the Statue of Liberty Museum and stand just feet away from Lady Liberty's original torch, a truly awe-inspiring moment.

Following your Liberty Island exploration, embark on a short ferry journey to Ellis Island, another monumental site in U.S. history. Your guide will provide a brief introduction and offer valuable recommendations to enhance your visit. At Ellis Island, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace, allowing you to absorb the profound history it holds fully. Get the official audio guide and start your exploration. Feel free to search passenger records for family names, uncover important historical facts, or savor a quick meal at the popular cafeteria.

This tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will for sure be etched into your memory long after your return!

  • Local guide
  • Guided walking tour
  • Pre-reserved ticket to Statue of Liberty Island ( access to exterior area)
  • Pre-reserved ticket to Ellis Island ( Ellis Island Museum included)
  • Official audio guide on Ellis Island
X not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to the Statue of Liberty Crown and Pedestal
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
X not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
X not allowed
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Food
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Meeting Point

Meet at 1 Bowling Green in front of the National Museum of the American Indian at the feet of the statue with the Sphinx and Lion (when facing the museum entrance, it's the last statue on the right). Teal Walks guides will be waiting for you with a green sign.

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Listen to the captivating stories and learn more about the vibrant history of New York City from your licensed tour guide.


Marvel at the iconic New York City skyline while enjoying a picturesque boat cruise.


Explore incredible museum artifacts at the feet of the Statue of Liberty and see the original Lady Liberty's torch.


Wander around Ellis Island with an official audio guide and uncover the fascinating history of immigration to the United States.

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FAQ – Statue Of Liberty Tours

Can you still tour the inside of the Statue of Liberty?

Most general admission tickets and guided tours do not offer access inside the statue or pedestal. For the famous views from the crown, you will need to purchase special tickets in advance since there aren't many available. Please note that there's no elevator to the top.

What is the best way to see the Statue of Liberty?

Many visitors opt for the Statue of Liberty Boat Cruise to get the best views of Lady Liberty. Round-trip tours operate regularly and offer close-up views of Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Another great option is booking a guided tour. You can get valuable historical insights about the statue and the area with a knowledgeable guide. Many tours also include admission tickets to the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, where you can learn more about immigrant experiences. Let's not forget about the famous New York City Helicopter Tour. This unique experience offers an unparalleled view of the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the World Trade Center.

What is the best way to sightsee in New York?

There are various options for sightseeing as the city is full of museums, cultural attractions, and landmarks. The best way to sightsee highly depends on your interest, available time, and budget. We recommend booking sightseeing cruises that take you to Ellis and Liberty Island and offer amazing views of the New York skyline. You can also book a guided tour of the islands and gain more valuable information from a knowledgeable guide. To explore bustling city spots, embark on a Hop on Hop off Bus Tour and see many sights at your own pace. If you're a fan of walking, explore the city through New York Walking Tours and enjoy the benefits of a customized experience.

How to get to the Statue of Liberty Island?

There are a few ways to reach the Statue of Liberty Island. The most famous and well-known departure point is from Battery Park in Manhattan, New York City. Also, there are many ticket offices in the area where you can purchase and board ferries. Another option available for those living or staying in the New Jersey area is the Liberty State Park. It offers round-trip ferry services to both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
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Visiting Tips!

Book tickets in advance!

Avoid long lines by purchasing your tickets online and in advance to secure your preferred visit date and time.

Arrive early!

Plan your trip on time and choose early morning exploration to beat the crowds. Pick your desired indoor or outdoor seating option.

Prepare for a security check!

Please leave any sharp objects, luggage, and food behind. You’ll pass a security check similar to the airport one. Any items that are not allowed will be seized.

Weather-appropriate clothing!

Check the weather forecast before attending the tour and dress accordingly. Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking around the island.

Water and snacks!

Bring a reusable water bottle and some snacks. There are limited dining options on the islands.

Know before you go

  • You must pass through airport-style security to enter the Statue of Liberty. Prohibited items will be seized and not returned. Please refer to the Statue of Liberty’s guidelines on prohibited items.
  • The tour complies with all local government health regulations.
  • Upon arrival at Liberty Island, if you are carrying a backpack or large bag, you will be required to put your bag(s) into a locker for 25 cents, payable only with a quarter.
  • This tour does not include access to the Statue of Liberty's Crown and Pedestal.
  • This is a walking tour. There are many stops along the way, so the visitors should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.
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Wonderful experience!

It was a very hot day and this tour was well worth it. We got very quickly from the meeting point through security. We spent around 1 hour on the island, taking photos and enjoying the museum. Museum was well worth a visit but we could have stayed longer. We then boarded the boat to Ellis Island. There are loads to see here, with a very interesting museum documenting the history of the island at different stages.


Great Tour!

Excellent tour guide with remarkable 'hidden' information about the statue and Ellie Island. Getting up early and getting to the New York harbor for the tour was well worth the effort. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. She used a large variety of photos when giving us history and facts, which took the topics from abstract to real and made me appreciate the whole experience.


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