The absolute easiest and most convenient way for you to visit Lady Liberty is
NYCVP escorted tour departing from a convenient midtown Manhattan location.


including a special reserved Monument Access Pass *

Advance purchase required.
$49 for adults,
$39 for children (2-12)

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Tour Details
Our licensed New York City tour guide will take you to Battery Park on the New York City subway. Our guide will escort you on the subway. You'll have Priority Timed Access to enter the Liberty Island Ferry security. On Liberty Island you'll receive a special Monument Access Pass that gets you into the Statue of Liberty (through 10/28/11) - the only way that you can actually get inside the Statue!

You'll learn about the Statue of Liberty's symbolism, history, construction and restoration as you gaze up at her serene face, soaring torch and 7-pointed halo honoring the seven seas and seven continents.

Then you'll have to opportunity to visit Ellis Island, the historic gateway to America, on your own. Millions immigrated here between 1892 and 1955.In the Great Hall you'll learn about the immigrants'  trials and triumphs. You'll walk, as so many new Americans did, through the entry process. See artifacts and photographs of this famous destination, this doorway of hope, Ellis Island. You can trace your own ancestors' first steps at the American Museum of Family Immigration database. You can even get a picture of the very ship on which your ancestors arrived, along with a copy of the manifest! Ellis Island is a genuine American adventure with possible family treasures in store.

You may tour Ellis Island where you can enjoy it's splendors at your own pace or return to Battery Park. Our guide will assist you in returning to midtown, or will suggest other places of interest in Lower Manhattan.

Please note: Midtown Manhattan is the only meeting location; therefore the tour is recommended for those who are staying in Midtown or Uptown Manhattan accommodations, or can comfortably get to Midtown Manhattan. It is not recommended for guests of Downtown (Lower Manhattan), New Jersey or Brooklyn hotels.


Advance purchase required.
$49 for adults, $39 for children (2-12). Price includes subway fare, ferry tickets,
Book This TourMonument Access Pass and services of a licensed New York City tour guide.

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Tour Schedule
Tour Schedule
January through February: every Friday and Saturday at 8:30am
Additional Tours: President's Day - Monday, February 16
March: every Friday, Saturday, and Monday at 8am
April through December: daily at 8am

All tours last approximately 5 1/2 hours and depart from 51st and Broadway in front of Cosi's Restaurant. All tours end at Ellis Island. Tours operate rain or Book This Tourshine.

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A licensed New York City tour guide will meet you at a convenient midtown Manhattan location (51st and Broadway in front of Cosi's Restaurant) and escort you to lower Manhattan on the subway. The Tour guide will direct you onto the Statue of Liberty Ferry and provide narration (English only) of

  • the New York City Subway

  • Battery Park

  • Castle Clinton

  • Liberty Island Ferry

  • New York Harbor

  • Liberty Island

  • Statue of Liberty and

  • Ellis Island

At the conclusion of your visit inside the Statue your guide will aid you in getting to Ellis Island, home of the Immigration Museum, and will assist you in returning to midtown, or will suggest other places of interest in Lower Manhattan.

Note: Please be advised, the NYC subway system is not wheelchair accessible for this tour. The tour operates rain or shine. The order and exact itinerary is dependant upon weather conditions, subway schedule and other factors and may change. No refunds are issued for no-shows. Return to midtown is on your own. Tour guide gratuity is not included. New York City Vacation Packages is not responsible for delays, non-operation of tour or accessibility to sites mentioned in the itinerary. Itinerary may be altered if required due to weather, traffic, subway schedule changes, and/or any other condition beyond the control of NYCVP, the tour guides and/or vendors. Tours may be cancelled in advance due to insufficient participation. NYCVP is not responsible for anyone unable to keep up with a Book This Tournormal and reasonable walking tour pace, or anyone getting lost. Liability is expressly limited to the amount paid by patrons for the Tour.

*--The Monument Access Pass is administered and operated by the National Park Service (NPS). NYCVP is not a part of, partner with, endorsed by, or connected in any way with the National Park Service. NYCVP expressly disavows any responsibility for delays, operational problems, non-admittance, change in itinerary, crowd control, or any events beyond its control. All tour participants will be required to pass through at least 2 security checks during the day. No knives, sharp objects or weapons of any sort will be allowed. NYCVP has, through the services of the NPS, pre-reserved Tours for tour participants via procedures established and maintained by the NPS. The Statue of Liberty will be closed to inside visits on October 29, 2011 for about one year.

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Here's What Some of Our Past Tour Participants Have to Say ...

Just a quick note of appreciation. 

Last weekend my wife and I made our first trip to New York.  We purchased the Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island package on-line.   

We had a wonderful experience!!! Your guide Darryl - was super!!!!!  He lead our large group of over 40 people expertly.  His sense of humor fit the job! 

He was a great guy who made vacationers from out of town feel welcome and secure.

Best regards, JS, Green Oaks IL


Just a quick note to say thanks for a truly memorable tour - the tour guide certainly made the history come alive, as well as giving me a grilling re my immigration application!!! We all got so much more out of Liberty & Ellis Island thanks to his knowledge and skill...


We have just returned from our trip and had a wonderful time on our tour. Our tour guide was very nice and did a great job. He was also very helpful with other information about places to go eat dinner and other sites to see. Thanks again and please pass this on to the tour guide.


Hi: We would like to let you know how much we enjoyed the tour we took last weekend.  We are from Illinois and my husband was working at a power station out there the last month.  I flew out last Saturday when the job was done so we booked the Liberty walking tour for Sunday.  Our tour guide's name is Darryl and he did a fantastic job!!  ....  We got to see a lot of things we wouldn't have been able to see on our own and he was very knowledgeable and friendly.  We really appreciate the time he took with us that day.  We sat and talked with him a bit on the ferry and enjoyed his company. We would definitely re-book with your organization.

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