Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade

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Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade
from AUD $78.67
Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple. On this guided tour, you get priority boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Visit the grounds of Liberty Island and go inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. Then hop the ferry to Ellis Island and learn about the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hope of living the American dream.

For the comprehensive 4 hour option, you will have Pedestal Monument access not offered with most other tours. Go inside the pedestal for a unique perspective from the observation deck and from inside the Statue.

For the Express 2 hour without Pedestal access, we will have an optimized itinerary to see both Islands fast with guided Liberty Island tour. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour.
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In Brief

New York, United States
United States
3 to 5 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004

Enjoy a guided tour of Liberty Island as well as access to the Pedestal and Museum!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ellis Island, New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017

Enjoy a guided tour of the Ellis Island grounds!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Battery Park, New York City, NY 10017

Guests will have access to the Immigration Museum. The tour ends on Ellis Island so guests can spend longer in the museum if they wish.

Duration: 1 hour


  • Priority line access to board the ferry to save time at departure
  • Access to the Pedestal Monument at Liberty Island if Upgrade Option selected
  • Access to the new Liberty Island Museum
  • Access to the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
  • Expert English speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines


  • Gratuities
  • Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $0.25)
  • Crown Access at the Statue of Liberty

Departure Point

Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park, New York, NY 10004, USA

Returns To

Ellis Island, United States

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. The tour departs promptly and if late, you will NOT be able to catch up and will miss the tour. There are no refunds for missing the tour.
  • Please note the earliest time tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.
  • The guided portion of the tour is approximately either 2 or 4-hours, however it is recommended to allow at least 1 additional hour to fully experience Ellis Island. Return to Battery Park is at the participants own leisure
  • Food available for purchase on the ferry, at the Statue of Liberty, and on Ellis Island
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Security screening will take place prior to entering the ferry. Visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening.
  • Backpacks, strollers and other large items must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island. These lockers are available for $2.00 per locker. This fee is not included
  • Some parts of this tour are not wheelchair accessible (top of the pedestal is not large enough for a wheelchair)
  • Photographs are permitted, tripods and monopods are prohibited
  • Children 3 and under free with paid adult ticket
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Christian was very knowledgeable and passionate about the Statue, it’s history and very extensive information concerning the entire tour! We would highly recommend him as a tour guide!
• Submitted 19 Feb 2020
Chris was amazing. Really knowledgeable and interesting. Loved our trip to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. He gave us enough time to see everything.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2020
Remy was great! Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Would definitely recommend this tour! The kids had a great time as well.
• Submitted 10 Feb 2020
Cody the tour guide was very knowledgable and personal. He certainly made the tour more a joyable and interesting An excellent day out
• Submitted 30 Jan 2020
Wonderful, well organised with plenty of time to take everything in. It's the best way to do it so you don't miss out on anything a.nd you learn so much more with a guide than you could on your own.
• Submitted 22 Jan 2020
Mike was an excellent tour guide with lots of energy and clear knowledge of both the history of the sites as well as how to best capture your time visiting.
• Submitted 22 Jan 2020
Tim was a excellent!! He had really good knowledge of the history and told it well. He was also very cognizant of those of our group who did not speak English as their 1st language and adapted to ensure they could have the best experience. He also went above and beyond and made sure that we all got really good pics. The tour itself was great too - the right amount of time at each of the locations!!
• Submitted 21 Jan 2020
We enjoyed the visit with Sara, our guide, a very professional, competent and pleasant person. She gave us very complete and precise explanations. We had a wonderful time in the history of America thanks to her.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2020
I can't adequately describe how pleased we were with this tour. The guide was very polite, prompt, and knowledgeable. Being able to skip the regular line was well worth it, and I highly recommend going for the first tour as we saw how crowded it got later in the day. The Ellis Island part was not quite as good, but still excellent. We were very pleased with this tour and it was well worth it.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2020
Our guide, Cody, got us organised and controlled the group very well. He was interesting and shared lots of little anecdotes and information.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2020
Everyone in our group enjoyed the information as well as the delivery of the information. Mike did a great job. Thanks.
• Submitted 03 Jan 2020
Excellent tour. Jimmy the chicken man made the tour both informative as well as entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone,
• Submitted 02 Jan 2020
Owen was amazing - full of fun and information. We really enjoyed getting the experience with a guide who was so knowledgeable. Of course, experiencing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island was so interesting and emotional. Great tour.
• Submitted 31 Dec 2019
Jessica was so knowledgeable, funny and very interesting. She moved the group along at a perfect pace and was always asking if we had any questions. Strongly recommend this tour and Jessica as the tour director!
• Submitted 24 Dec 2019
Great Tour!!!! JASON is the best guide very knowledgeable not only about the statue of liberty and Ellis island but he told us how to take the subway and what restaurants to eat at.
• Submitted 23 Dec 2019
A tour like this is dependent on the quality of the guide Owen was incredible . His knowledge,enthusiasm and love of this city were impressive above and beyond!
• Submitted 13 Dec 2019
We have raved to all our friends about our tour. Our tour guide, Remi, was excellent--personable and knowledgable. We were lucky to have him lead us. Thank you, Remi!
• Submitted 12 Dec 2019
Sara was an excellent guide; full of information; easy to follow; lots of fun! Easy meet-up location
• Submitted 12 Dec 2019
On the foggiest day in NY we attended the SOL and Ellis island tour. Our guide, Mark was informative, engaging and upbeat during the drizzle tour! Definitely on the “ to do” list when visiting again!
• Submitted 12 Dec 2019
Great time on the tour with Owen as our guide. Well organised and very enjoyable. Owen is extremely knowledgable and a talented guide. Would highly recommend
• Submitted 12 Dec 2019
Dan our tour guide was great! He made the tour run smoothly and gave us very interesting background on the building of the stature and personal connection to Ellis Island. Would highly recommend.
• Submitted 11 Dec 2019
We booked our Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Tour for the same day we booked our 9/11 Memorial, Museum and Observation Deck Tour. Choosing the 8:30 am Statue of Liberty Tour worked out great! On return to Battery Park we had a nice relaxing paced walk to St. Paul's Chapel where we met up with our afternoon tour guide for the 2pm 9/11 Memorial Tour. Our tour guide for the Statue of Liberty Tour was Ben, very informative and kept our group on time without rushing us.
• Submitted 10 Dec 2019
Outstanding tour guide, Steven ensured we visited everything, kids learned a lot. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 04 Dec 2019
Chris led our group and was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He kept our group on track and on time. The tour was very interesting as we were unaware of much of the history behind the Statue of Liberty.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2019

In Brief

New York, United States
United States
3 to 5 hours

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