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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.

  • New York Harbor: Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

    2. New York Harbor: Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

    Enjoy a relaxing 2.5-hour cruise of New York Harbor and Manhattan Island as you discover the secrets of the city. You will circle Manhattan, passing 3 rivers, 7 major bridges – including the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge – 5 boroughs, and more than 101 sights in New York’s legendary skyline. Get close up to the Statue of Liberty and see Manhattan just as the great explorers would have seen in at the end of their long ocean journeys. Tour the city by water and see the outer boroughs drift by. Fun and knowledgeable tour guides will bring the city that never sleeps to life, telling fascinating stories about the breathtaking sights as you sail. This popular cruise goes all the way around Manhattan Island! Not only do you see the Best of New York, you see it all. Cruise highlights include: up-close views of the Statue of Liberty, Randall’s Island, High Bridge, Columbia University, Harlem, Gr...

    It was nice, our guide was great and very knowledgeable. Interesting and fun, beautiful day

  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

    3. 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: 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

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

    6. 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: Sunset Boat Cruise to Statue of Liberty

    7. New York City: Sunset Boat Cruise to Statue of Liberty

    Embark on a scenic boat cruise at sunset around the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. First, travel to the Statue of Liberty. Continue towards Ellis Island, where you have the opportunity to take photos of the famous entry point to New York City with the sunset in the background. Take in views of the Manhattan skyline and its famous skyscrapers, including the One World Trade Center, while cruising along the east and west side of Lower Manhattan. Your guide can provide additional information about the sites while you view the Empire State Building, Manhattan Bridge, Governor's Island, and more from the boat.

    overall a good tour, except for the slight trouble in finding the tour start point

  • NYC: Statue of Liberty Cruise with Attraction Ticket Options

    8. NYC: Statue of Liberty Cruise with Attraction Ticket Options

    Get within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty and sail under the Brooklyn Bridge on an amazing 1-hour cruise of New York Harbor. Journey along the river to see the sights of Manhattan from a different perspective and marvel at landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, Manhattan Bridge and Governor's Island from the water. Enjoy stunning views of the Statue of Liberty as you cruise up close to Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Listen to a fascinating commentary from an English-speaking guide or download an audio tour by app, available in English, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Korean, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. Purchase food and drinks from the onboard concession stand and avail of both the indoor and outdoor seating.  Choose to visit the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island with round-trip ferry tickets or the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, where the pre-booked entrance ...

    The experience was very informative with our tour guide Alex. I really enjoyed the ferry ride to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

  • 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...

  • Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Grand Central Audio Tour

    10. Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Grand Central Audio Tour

    Take a short tour of Battery Park to learn its history with a local guide. Hear about highlights such as the Battery Cannon and Coast Guard Memorial. End at Castle Clinton before you catch the ferry to Liberty Island and save precious time with priority boarding. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty and get access to the Pedestal Museum. Avail of exclusive access to the monument up to Fort Wood for a truly immersive experience. Continue to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience at the museum. Pick up your audio guide and explore independently, or upgrade to a fully escorted tour and benefit from the services of an English-speaking guide on Ellis Island. Explore Grand Central Station any day during your stay with a open ended ticket for the audio tour. Learn how construction of the terminal led to a real estate boom, including landmarks such as the Chrysler Build...

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What people are saying about New York Harbor

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.

Very nice views and excellent experience around the entire island of Manhattan.

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

Beautiful trip, history, and sights. Highly recommend