Statue of Liberty Pedestal
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  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

    1. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

    Meet your guide in Battery Park at Castle Clinton, a former fort. For the comprehensive option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island. For the express option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own. For the pre-ferry tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island. With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.

    Although I was worried of the uncertainty, everything went smoothly, easy process, the guide were there to greet and guide. I like the fact that a confirmation was sent the day before, letting me know where to go and how to get there, that gave me a peace of mind. Instructions easy to follow, excellent.

  • Statue of Liberty Tour w/ Express Bus from Midtown Manhattan

    2. Statue of Liberty Tour w/ Express Bus from Midtown Manhattan

    Climb aboard the exclusive Statue of Liberty express bus and make your way to Battery Park with ease. Upon arrival, benefit from access to the VIP line to board the ferry to Liberty Island without the wait. Explore the grounds of the Statue of Liberty before the crowds arrive, or upgrade to the pedestal option and learn more about "Lady Liberty" in the museum.  Continue to Ellis Island to explore the former processing center for immigrants newly arrived in America, and get the chance to trace your ancestors at the museum. Return to Battery Park and get escorted to the 9/11 Memorial pools before catching the express bus back to Midtown Manhattan.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the entire day. The historical information and hundreds of interesting facts about the attractions we visited and NYC provided hours of delight. We could not have seen and learned so much or done that much in one day without our guide. But we were not rushed and spent time at each place. Highly recommended by us. Also I called the number on our voucher 3 times to ask silly questions and a human answered immediately and answered all questions.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 99 reviews

Tim was a marvelous guide! He was funny and informative. He even took pictures of each of us in front of Lady Liberty. I feel it should be a known universal etiquette, but apparently it's not, so I'll mention it here: TIP your guide, ya'll!!! The website might say your ticket includes different things, like "pedestal access" for example, but it won't include that unless you have booked tickets about 2 months in advance. I'm still confused about whether or not I paid more for a ticket to have a special experience, but didn't receive all of my money's worth. The website should really say whether or not all of the items will be included on the date of one's visit. I called but didn't specifically ask if the pedestal would be available on the date of my visit. (There are only a small amount of tickets to access that, and from what I understand, the park regulates that.) I suggest trying to call for clarification and specifically ask what will be available on the day of your visit.

It was fun walking around Battery Park and then taking the ferry over to the Statue of Liberty. With the ferries leaving every 20 minutes, you could stay as long as you'd like there and Ellis Island. I will say the food at Ellis Island is horrible, so bring something to eat if you think you'll be hungry.

Although I was worried of the uncertainty, everything went smoothly, easy process, the guide were there to greet and guide. I like the fact that a confirmation was sent the day before, letting me know where to go and how to get there, that gave me a peace of mind. Instructions easy to follow, excellent.

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour!! Our guide Tim was so knowledgeable and interesting. We seriously enjoyed it even more than we had hoped.

Good, knowledgeable guide in the beginning with lots of time to enjoy the history, take pictures, and eat on each island.