- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Get the most out of your time in the Big Apple with a full-day tour that combines three prominent sites of Lower Manhattan and New York Harbor: the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. On a morning ferry tour, you'll enjoy priority boarding, enter the pedestal of Lady Liberty and visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Then take a poignant tour of key 9/11 sites like St Paul’s Chapel before visiting the 9/11 Memorial. Finish at the 9/11 Museum, which you'll visit on your own with pre-reserved admission.
- All entrance fees included
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- Round-trip ferry ride
- Professional guide
- Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
- Entry/Admission - Ellis Island
- Entry/Admission - The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Locker rental on Liberty Island
- Transfers between Statue and 9/11 tours
Tour ends at the 9/11 Memorial Museum
Meet your guide at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan, site of The Sphere, a metallic sculpture recovered from the rubble of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Hop on the ferry with priority boarding, and enjoy the ride to Liberty Island during this quieter time of day.
When you arrive, your guide tailors the commentary and pace of your tour to suit your group. Discover how the Statue of Liberty was created, and learn what the iconic landmark has in common with the Eiffel Tower. Then walk the 215 steps to access the pedestal of Lady Liberty to enjoy postcard views over Manhattan.
Back on the ferry, make the short journey to Ellis Island, the historic immigration center for more than 12 million immigrants to the US from 1892 until 1954. Enter the restored Great Hall of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, where your guide points out the Stairs of Separation.
You have about 2.5 hours of free time here to explore the museum’s interactive displays independently; then return to Lower Manhattan on your own by ferry to grab lunch before meeting back up with your guide at Battery Park (lunch is at your own expense).
Start the afternoon portion of your tour by walking with your guide to St Paul’s Chapel, where friends and family members gathered to hear news of loved ones and offer support after the September 11 attacks on the Twin Towers. Visit the church to see a more personal side of 9/11.
Then follow your guide to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, located at the site of the former World Trade Center. Stop by the 9/11 Memorial’s two reflecting pools, built in the footprints of the towers. You’ll hear stories of heroism and tragedy at the Fireman's Memorial, view the exterior of Freedom Tower and see the fascinating ‘Survivor Tree,’ whose rehabilitation and rebirth has become a symbol of resilience for New Yorkers.
The last stop of your tour is best experienced on your own: the 9/11 Memorial Museum. With a pre-reserved ticket, you won’t wait in line, so say goodbye to your guide and head straight inside to view exhibits at a pace that suits you. At least one hour is recommended for your self-guided visit.
At the memorial exhibition, view personal artifacts, archival documents and memorabilia, and hear harrowing first-person accounts of the events. You can also see a 3-part historical exhibition with multimedia displays that examine what led up to the attacks and reveal the aftermath, including stories of reckoning and recovery.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Visitors are required to pass through airport-style security to enter both the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 Museum
- Backpacks, strollers and other large items must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island; these lockers are available for $2 each
- Large items will be checked in the coatroom at the 9/11 Museum
- Note: When you return to Battery Park on the ferry, you must make your own way to the meeting location for the afternoon portion of the tour
- Please be aware that the Statue of Liberty pedestal access requires a 215-step climb, with no elevator access
- Please note this tour does not include a visit to the Statue of Liberty's Crown, due to security measures in place by the National Park Services who manage the Statue of Liberty
- It is important to be on time for this tour due to ferry schedules. The ferry does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions; when this occurs, an alternative option is provided.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
It was our fist time in New York and our tour guide Katherine made the entire experience SO worth it! Her knowledge, patience and overall advise and everlasting smile is worth mentioning. The daytrip is extremely long and our feet hurt like hell, but it was definitely the highlight of our trip!
We had a wonderful time seeing and learning all we could via this tour! The Statue Of Liberty was breathtaking and Ellis Island was something to behold! The Lower Manhattan snd 9/11 was quite a solemn experience! I don't think anyone could have done a better job honoring those whose lives were lost ! We had Rob and Alice and they were equally AMAZING guides!
Both guides were great. Alice was wonderful!!!! Both were well versed in their explanations of the attractions.
Enjoyed our day with both tour guides. Jacob and Rob were great. They were insightful and brought life to the history they were sharing. Would have liked a little more time on Ellis Island to explore, however. 9/11 memorial tour was also good. Rob spoke personally of that fateful day making it even more poignant. Thank you for a good day overall.
We had such a great experience with our guides for the tours. The interaction and their knowledge was excellent. We were kept engaged all day and never felt bored or unwelcome. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested and would happily use this company again for further tours in the future.
This was fantastic We all throughly enjoyed the day our children loved it too both Katherine and the guy from chilli were great
Loved that we got to skip the line and get right on ferry to Liberty Island. Tour guide gave lots of insider info about New York.
Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial were the stars We enjoyed the history of the Statue Liberty but the 9/11 Memorial pools and building visit were spectacular
It was definitely worth the money paying for this tour. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable. And, we got priority in the lines. Would recommend doing another tour with this company.
This is a very informative tour, Mark was our morning guide and was very knowledgeable! Wish he was able to be our guide for the whole tour, he is that good!
Wonderful experience! Alvaro was our guide at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. He was great...knowledgeable...funny..an immigrant himself. Jerry was our guide for 911 tour. We felt so fortunate to have him as our guide. His in depth knowledge of the event and the human stories made it even more meaningful at this point in time, 17 years later. We will never forget.
This was quite an experience as there was a huge blizzard going on. Tour went on as planned...just had to cancel lower manhatttan sightseeing. Viator rep kept us abreast of cancelliation and reschedules :-
My 19-year-old daughter and I had a great time touring some of New York’s most famous landmarks. Both of our tour guides were fantastic; upbeat and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour!
This tour was awesome and definitely well worth it! It was a nice small group. The tour guide AMANDA was excellent! She was extremely knowledgeable and provided amazing stories and facts. I really like how the tour went with the morning at the Statue of Liberty.
Rob was great. It was easy to find the meeting places. Wear comfortable shoes, it is a lot of walking.