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As the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States, New York City’s Ellis Island was America’s busiest immigrant inspection station for more than 60 years. Today, the island’s restored main building houses the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which honors the US’s immigrant heritage, chronicles the island’s role in immigration history, and gives voice to the immigrants themselves.

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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both the Staten Island Ferry and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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One of the most iconic symbols of America, the Statue of Liberty rises up from New York Harbor, welcoming the immigrants who once entered the United States through nearby Ellis Island. Pay a visit to Lady Liberty and learn the stories of those who passed through Ellis Island with this convenient and flexible tour that lets you choose how long you want to spend at each attraction.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00

New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise

New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise

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Don't waste precious hours on your NYC vacation at the Statue of Liberty when you can try this speedy Lady Liberty cruise that's perfect for travelers with limited time. Just hop aboard at Lower Manhattan's Battery Park and soak up the sea breeze as you're whisked past Lady Liberty. You can marvel at the statue from the water, learn about the landmark from your guide's live narration, and snap a few up-close photos with unobstructed views of this must-see NYC attraction.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.00
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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

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Catch a bird's eye view of the Big Apple during this helicopter ride in Manhattan. Look out over the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the financial district and more. You’ll also spot top sights like Ellis Island and the Empire State Building during this unique sightseeing flight of one of the world's most iconic cities.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$217.36
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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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Some of the best views of New York City's iconic skyline are from the water. This extended cruise goes all the way around Manhattan Island, affording views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, and more. While on-board, learn about the history of the island through live commentary or purchase drinks and snacks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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New York CityPASS

New York CityPASS

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Get the New York CityPASS and enjoy great discounts at some of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Your CityPASS mobile tickets are valid for 9 days from the date of first use of first use for NYC favorites like the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial and Museum and much more.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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The Manhattan Helicopter Tour of New York (12-15 Minutes)

The Manhattan Helicopter Tour of New York (12-15 Minutes)

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Get a bird's-eye view of New York City on a brief helicopter tour that soars over the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Central Park. While helicopter tours can become expensive quickly, this flight is just long enough to see all the top sights without spending extra time in the air, making it ideal for budget-minded visitors who want to get a comprehensive view of the city.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.00
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Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour
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Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour

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There’s no better way to see New York than from the air and helicopter tours don’t have to cost the earth. Feel the history as you soar above Ellis Island, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and more on this short but perfectly tailored flight that brings you eye to eye with the iconic Statue of Liberty. Choose between multiple departures throughout the day, with a maximum of six travelers per flight.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building and Central Park, plus the Statue of Liberty. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.00
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$229.00

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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New York's iconic landmarks, mighty rivers, and islands are even more impressive from the air. On this tour, soar over Manhattan’s most famous sights in a helicopter and enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Big Apple. There's plenty of time time to see Liberty Island, the Empire State Building, and Governor’s Island.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$289.00
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue up the Hudson River to see even more of Manhattan. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 17 to 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$279.00
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Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
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Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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Sail across the waters of New York’s harbor as part of the only tour group allowed on the first ferry of the day to Liberty Island. Learn the history of Lady Liberty and explore the Statue of Liberty Museum on this well-timed tour. Then, head to Ellis Island to discover the stories of the millions of immigrants who journeyed through this historic site.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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Statue of Liberty 60-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

Statue of Liberty 60-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

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Secure your ticket in advance for this Lady Liberty Sightseeing Cruise: prebooking will spare you the fuss of ticket-buying in Manhattan. Settle indoors or out, pass under the Brooklyn Bridge for views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Manhattan’s skyline, including One World Trade Center. Choose a departure to suit you.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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The Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York City (17-20 Minutes)

The Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York City (17-20 Minutes)

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Get a bird's-eye view of the Big Apple and its boroughs during this scenic helicopter tour. Climb aboard your metal steed and soar over Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx during your flight. See more landmarks than you would if you were on foot including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$259.00
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on a tour that covers two NYC landmarks. Listen to the live narration from your guide. Enjoy priority access to the ferry and get the best views of Manhattan as you cross New York Harbor by boat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

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With the New York Explorer Pass by Go City you can get access to your favorite 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions or tours, from over 95 things to do, and save up to 40% off compared to buying individual attraction tickets. Admire sweeping views from the Empire State Building Observatory, Top of the Rock, Edge and One World Observatory. See the city from a Hop on Hop off Bus, or take a Sightseeing Cruise. The choice is yours! Create your own itinerary and sightsee the Big Apple at your own pace - you have up to 60 days to use your pass. Browse the included digital guide for instructions (some tours and activities require advanced reservations) before your visit, then show your pass on your mobile device to be scanned at each attraction or tour. What's more your pass is valid for 2 years from purchase date, and only activates with your first visit. So you can rest assured should your travel plans need to change.
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  • 60 days
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue to see Brooklyn, Staten Island and more. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
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New York City Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan
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New York City Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

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Admire a perspective on New York City that many visitors miss during this sunset cruise. Sail down the Hudson River aboard a 1920s replica yacht, and enjoy a drink of your choice. Accompanied by your captain’s light narration, you can take in Ellis Island and Lady Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Battery Park, and watch as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline. Both indoor and outdoor observation areas are available.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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New York Sunset Schooner Cruise on the Hudson River
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New York Sunset Schooner Cruise on the Hudson River

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Experience the magical sunset over New York City from the water on this evening cruise. Set sail along the Hudson River on a traditional 2-masted sailboat, the Schooner Adirondack, and admire views of landmarks such as the One World Trade Center, Battery Park, and the Statue of Liberty from the water. While on-board, enjoy an included drinks on deck.
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  • 2 hours
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Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island
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Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island

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Visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on this combo excursion, which includes ferry rides, museum entrance, and a guide. Ideal for history buffs, a guide shares details historic stories and learning about the New York Bay landmarks, you wouldn’t get if visiting on your own.
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  • 4 hours
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Statue of Liberty Ticket, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour

Statue of Liberty Ticket, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour

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Discover three of New York City's most memorable sites on this Viator Exclusive tour, available nowhere else. Hear the history of Wall Street on a guided walking tour, then visit the 9/11 Memorial to learn about one of the most significant events in NYC history. Finally, ride the ferry to Liberty Island and enjoy an audio tour of the Statue of Liberty and its museum.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Get a personal introduction to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on a private, half-day tour led by a local guide, and explore two of New York City’s most iconic sites at your own pace. Hear inspiring stories about the design and construction of the Statue of Liberty as you explore. Learn about the immigrants that came to Ellis Island from around the world in the fascinating Ellis Island Museum. This fully-customizable private tour is a perfect fit for families and groups with limited mobility.
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  • 4 hours
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OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

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Cruise the New York Harbor in style—and enjoy a speedy and convenient way to see some of its highlights—on this seamless sightseeing cruise. Pick from multiple convenient departure times, make your own way to Pier 36, and hop aboard your vessel. Get comfortable indoors or on the outer decks, and keep your camera at the ready: you’ll glide past the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and more.
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  • 1 hour
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$34.99
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New York Lunch Cruise
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New York Lunch Cruise

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Relax on a comfortable boat as it cruises around New York Harbor and Manhattan on this relaxing 2-hour afternoon cruise that includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and DJ'ed music. Get great views and a different perspective on the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building. And indulge in the delicious buffet lunch wile doing it. Upgrade the afternoon to receive a welcome glass of champagne in a souvenir glass, a table for your party size, and access to a platinum open bar.
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  • 2 hours
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What's the best way to experience Ellis Island?
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What are Ellis Island hours of operation?
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Ellis Island hours of operation: Open every day except Dec 25. Visiting hours are dependent on ferry schedules. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Ellis Island tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ellis Island can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Ellis Island 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ellis Island costs USD 59.00. Guided Ellis Island tours start around USD 59.00 per person.