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  • NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

    1. NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

    Learn all about the unique history of Battery Park on a 30-minute guided tour with an experienced local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the 25-acre green park has a varied history and many classic monuments to explore. Find out essential facts surrounding the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial, Bosque Gardens and the circular Bosque Fountain. Finish up the walking tour at Castle Clinton, built in anticipation of the War of 1812. Positioned in the middle of the park, the castle acts as a centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you through the various procedures to board the ferry for Liberty Island. Benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Built by Gustave Eiffel, Lady Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Take a se...

    This was a great trip for a great price. Our guide, her name is Isabella I believe made the tour so much better. She is highly knowledgeable and very witty and funny. We loved the experience. I would highly recommend.

  • Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & 9/11 Memorial Tour

    2. Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & 9/11 Memorial Tour

    Meet your guide at Battery Park and enjoy Fast Track priority boarding for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty on this 5-hour program. Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the iconic copper Statue was built by Gustave Eiffel. Dedicated on 28 October 1886, it was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Visit the all-new Pedestal Museum, to learn more about this famous monument. Continue to Ellis Island, home to a federal immigration station that opened in 1892 and continued operations for more than 60 years before closing in 1954. Millions of immigrants passed through the station during that period. It is thought that at least 40% of all current United States citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island. After returning to Battery Park, you’ll visit the National September 11 Memorial, the principal monument commemorating the terrorist attacks of ...

    Leeann was an amazing guide. Her knowledge of the history of New York was quite extensive. She gave 100 percent for 5 hours.I walked away with a much deeper understanding of how millions of immigrants came to this country.

  • New York: Pier 36 Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise

    3. New York: Pier 36 Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise

    Enjoy views of famous landmarks on the Manhattan skyline during a 60-minute sightseeing cruise. Depart from Pier 36 right under the Brooklyn Bridge then travel toward South Street Seaport and Battery Park. Get up close to within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for the most incredible photos opportunities. Admire views of One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park and more. Make the most of the full cash bar with snacks and drinks available to purchase on board. To round out your experience, you have the option to upgrade to the tour to include skip-the-line access to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

    Great value and water experience on a summer day. We treated our 3 grandchildren to this 1 hour cruise to see the Statute of Liberty and it was our grandson's 8th birthday. Captain Ronnie was tremendously generous with his time, and even allowed our boy to sit in the captain's chair while educating him about the captain's job and his experiences navigating the boat. He made the experience unforgettable for our grandson and we couldn't be more grateful. Thank you captain Ronnie!

  • Statue of Liberty: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

    4. Statue of Liberty: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

    Enjoy your visit to an iconic monument on this guided tour to the Statue of Liberty. Experience the beautiful panoramic views of the New York City skyline, which includes the Brooklyn Bridge, The Empire State Building, and more.  Benefit from the experience and knowledge of your guide as they navigate you through the two mandatory security screenings. Immerse yourself in the experience and enjoy the entertaining and informative stories that they will share, bringing your experience to life.  After, head to Ellis Island, home to America’s Immigration Museum and the spot where tens of millions of immigrants took their first steps toward becoming Americans and setting out in pursuit of the American dream. Your visit to Ellis Island will take you through their journey, as you experience each step of their inspections and examinations like the Great Hall, Stairs of Separation, and the Kissi...

    The meeting place was easy to find. Our guide Marc was friendly, funny and informative. He gave us a great deal Of information about the Statue of Liberty and about NYC. We kept using some facts and info he taught us throughout our stay in New York.

  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Fast-Track Access

    5. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Fast-Track Access

    Take a 30-minute Live guided tour in English of Battery Park where you can learn its unique history with a local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the park has an interesting history and many monuments. You will learn about the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial and Bosque Gardens and Fountain. Your tour will also encounter Castle Clinton, which was built in anticipation of the War of 1812 and was the centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you through the various procedures to board the ferry to Liberty Island where you will benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. You will receive priority access to the ferry Line to Liberty Island, before crossing New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Built by Gustave Eiffel, “Lady Liberty” was a gift to the United States from the people of France. You...

    Bien bonito es la primera vez en barco mis nietos lo dizfrutaron mucho apesar que son muy pequeños y yo tambien con mi novio fue muy buen paseo

  • NYC: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Statue of Liberty & Guided Tour

    6. NYC: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Statue of Liberty & Guided Tour

    Take a 30-minute tour of the Statue of Liberty, and learn its unique history with a local guide. Then, explore the many artifacts of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on this inclusive experience. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Take a self-guided audio tour with the provided headsets. Then, cross to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience at the Museum. About 40% of current US citizens can trace their ancestors to Ellis Island. After concluding the self-guided portion of your tour, visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. These honor all those who lost their lives in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. See the 9/11 Museum with its over 10,000 artifacts. Learn how the events of that day impacted the world, and download and listen to the 'Witnessing History Tour" as you tour the exhibits. Explore also the exhibition detailing "The Hunt ...

    Overall, it was a wonderful tour package. We had 11am admission tickets for the 911 Memorial and Museum. The experience is very heavy, first hand accounts from survivors and honors for those who were lost. We used the audio tour option on our smart phones and made our way around, it took just over an hour. From there we walked to Battery Park and met Vivian, our tour guide for the State of Liberty/Ellis Island tour. My only gripe was we were no able to go into the Statue of Liberty, apparently it requires another ticket but we were not aware of that and it was too late to purchase a ticket when we were on the island. Vivian was wonderful, very informative and friendly. I would recommend this tour to others.

  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ferry Tour and Ripley's

    7. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ferry Tour and Ripley's

    Your tour will begin with a 30-minute guided tour of Battery Park where you can learn its unique history with a local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the park has an interesting history and many monuments. Learn about the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial and Bosque Gardens and Fountain. Encounter Castle Clinton, which was built in anticipation of the War of 1812 and was the centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you through the various procedures to board the ferry to Liberty Island where you will benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. Receive priority access to the ferry Line to Liberty Island, before crossing New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty, where your ticket grants access to the pedestal and Pedestal Museum. Built by Gustave Eiffel, “Lady Liberty” was a gift to the United S...

  • New York City: The Sightseeing DAY Pass

    8. New York City: The Sightseeing DAY Pass

    Take a bite out of the Big Apple with the Sightseeing Day Pass, with access to over 100 experiences, destinations, museums, and tours to choose from. This includes some of the city’s most popular attractions like Top of the Rock Observatory, the Statue of Liberty, MoMA, the New York Aquarium and more! Simplify and save! With the option to select 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, or 10 days, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, saving up to 65% and no fixed start date. The easy-to-use Sightseeing Day Pass is a perfect choice for first time visitors who are excited to see all of New York City and who plan to use the Pass at more than 10 attractions across the five Boroughs.  Get out and hit the streets! See the internationally renowned New York City skyline up close with access to five immersive bus tours or take it all in from the harbor on a ferry tour. Get an authentic...

    A lot of places are not open or have limited capacity so you need to make a reservation ahead of time. Disappointed that the hop on hop off busses were not available and the only pick up spot for the Big Bus was Times Square so we missed out using the bus to get around. Otherwise a good deal and you get to see a lot of NY!

  • Statue of Liberty PreFerry Tour & One Day Double Decker Tour

    9. Statue of Liberty PreFerry Tour & One Day Double Decker Tour

    Take a 30-minute guided tour of Battery Park, and learn its unique history with a local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the park has interesting history & many monuments. Learn about the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial & Bosque Gardens and Fountain. End at Castle Clinton, built in anticipation of the War of 1812 and the centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you to board the ferry to Liberty Island. Benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Built by Gustave Eiffel, “Lady Liberty” was a gift to the US from France. Take a self-guided audio tour with provided headsets  in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Arabic.  Then, cross to Ellis Island learn about the immigrant experience at Ellis Island Immigr...

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What people are saying about New York Harbor

Great value and water experience on a summer day. We treated our 3 grandchildren to this 1 hour cruise to see the Statute of Liberty and it was our grandson's 8th birthday. Captain Ronnie was tremendously generous with his time, and even allowed our boy to sit in the captain's chair while educating him about the captain's job and his experiences navigating the boat. He made the experience unforgettable for our grandson and we couldn't be more grateful. Thank you captain Ronnie!

Isabelle was our tour guide. Our tour was scheduled on the day tropical storm Ida was coming through. The tour moved forward and we were so fortunate to not encounter any rain throughout our tour! Isabelle was full of energy and information! She loved sharing her knowledge of all parts of history and the area! She encourages promptness in a positive way! We loved our tour!!

This was a great trip for a great price. Our guide, her name is Isabella I believe made the tour so much better. She is highly knowledgeable and very witty and funny. We loved the experience. I would highly recommend.

Our guide was fantastic. I highly recommend the whole experience.

Very usefull as it includes the main attractions among others.