Come explore this New York icon. Expert guides will meet you at Castle Clinton, a historic fort in Battery Park and a onetime possible site for the statue itself. From there you’ll board a ferry carrying you to Liberty Island. Your reservation includes a guided tour of the Liberty Island grounds with an expert English-speaking guide as well as access to the Pedestal and New Museum at Liberty Island [Pedestal and Museum are closed temporarily in 2020 due to COVID].
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Castle Clinton National Monument, 26 Wall St Battery Park, New York City, NY 10005-1996
This is the meeting point for the tour. The guide will be in front of the Bookstore holding an orange flag.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: New York Harbor, New York City, NY
Guests will have amazing views of the harbor and the Manhattan skyline from the ferry to and from Liberty Island.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004
The majority of the tour will take place on Liberty Island with the exception of some time in Battery Park and transportation on the ferry.
Duration: 3 hours
Professional and entertaining guide
Access to Liberty Island and Ellis Island (time permitting)
Ferry tickets to and from Liberty Island
Access to Pedestal and New Museum at Liberty Island
Entry/Admission - New York Harbor
Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park - Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, USA
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Security screenings will take place prior to entering the ferry and pedestal at the statue. The Statue of Liberty is managed by the United States Park Police and visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screenings. All persons and property are subject to search.
Prohibited items: any weapons (self-defense or otherwise), locking blades, tools of any kind, large non-folding umbrellas, tripods, laptops, tablet keyboards, luggage, coolers, drones, basketballs, sewing kits, lighter fluid, and anything propelled by aerosol.
Backpacks, strollers, large items, & food and beverages must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island prior to entering the statue pedestal. These lockers are available for $0.25 per locker. This fee is NOT included in the tour price.
Please arrive 15 minutes early as the tour starts on time. You will not be able to catch up to the tour if late
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Important: Wait times at the ferry and security lines during the afternoon are much longer. There is a possibility of missing Ellis Island due to timing and boat schedule in the afternoon.
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
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Please note that under World Travel & Tourism Guidelines, all guests must pass a Health Check before their tour start (which will ask if you have traveled from or through a COVID hotspot).
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