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Ellis Island Tours and Activities

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New York City’s Ellis Island was America’s busiest immigrant inspection station for more than 60 years, from 1892 to 1954. As the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States, it processed more than 50 percent of the nation’s current ancestors. Today the island’s restored main building houses the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, part of the adjacent Statue of Liberty National Monument. The museum 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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Go New York Explorer Pass: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

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

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Explore your favorite NYC attractions for one low price with this New York City Explorer Pass. Choose how many attractions you want to visit—up to 10—and enjoy visits to landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Top of the Rock Observatory, and activities such as a Madison Square Garden tour or Brooklyn bike tour. Sightsee the city with ease during a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or choose a sightseeing cruise. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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$73.00
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$73.00

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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 boat (seasonal) 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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OPEN: Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade

OPEN: Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade

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Check two New York landmarks off your bucket list on this exciting guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Start the tour by getting early Reserve Line Access boarding on the ferry to Liberty Island. Once there, go inside the pedestal of the statue (if upgrade selected) and head to the observation decks for an awesome view of New York City and its surroundings. Then hop back on the ferry to Ellis Island to learn about the intriguing history of immigration to America that took place here between 1892 and 1954.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.00
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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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$215.00
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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, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial and Museum and much more.
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  • 9 days
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$136.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$289.00
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$284.00
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Statue of Liberty Monument, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour

Statue of Liberty Monument, 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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 you guide through your own personal headset; enjoy priority access to the ferry; and get the best views of Manhattan as you cross New York Harbor by boat. Plus, if you upgrade, ascend the Statue of Liberty pedestal for privileged views of the city skyline.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.99
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Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.00
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$234.00
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New York City Sunset Sail

New York City Sunset Sail

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Enjoy a New York City evening on the water during this 2-hour twilight cruise. Take in views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline while the sun sets, and order drinks from the on-board bar (own expense). This is a great way to start a night out in the Big Apple.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Skip the Line Small-Group Tour

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Skip the Line Small-Group Tour

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Immerse yourself in New York City history with this half-day visit to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy priority boarding on the Liberty Island ferry and visit the iconic Statue of Liberty with a local guide, including the Statue of Liberty Museum and the observation deck. Continue by ferry to Ellis Island to learn more about New York's immigration history. Ferry tickets and all entrance fees are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Lunch Cruise

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
  • Free Cancellation
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Statue of Liberty and New York City Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

Statue of Liberty and New York City Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

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Many of New York City's most memorable landmarks can be seen from the water and this cruise lets you see the sights without the crowds. Hop aboard a 1920s-style yacht and set sail around New York Harbor, Liberty Island, and the Hudson River. While on-board, sip an included drink as you admire views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty from the solarium or open-air deck.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Skip the Line Statue of Liberty Express OPEN FOR TOURS

Skip the Line Statue of Liberty Express OPEN FOR TOURS

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Save precious time by prepurchasing reserve-line tickets for the ferry to Liberty and Ellis islands. Get familiar with boarding procedures during a 30-minute orientation tour with a guide, then enjoy priority boarding, bypassing the oft-lengthy flex ticket general line. Explore the grounds of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum with the aid of an audio guide, and upgrade for access to Lady Liberty’s pedestal.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.99
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New York City Shearwater Daytime Statue Sail

New York City Shearwater Daytime Statue Sail

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See some of New York’s top attractions away from the mobs of people on land during this daytime Statue of Liberty sail aboard a historical sailing ship. Cruise around New York Harbor, and enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline, plus landmarks like One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$45.00
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New York Day Sail to the Statue of Liberty on America 2.0

New York Day Sail to the Statue of Liberty on America 2.0

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Enjoy magnificent views of the Statue of Liberty from the water on this 2-hour cruise. Set sail around New York Harbor on a traditional masted sailboat, the America 2.0, and admire views of Lower Manhattan, New Jersey, and Ellis Island from the water. While on-board, enjoy included drink on deck.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.00
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New York City Live Jazz Sail

New York City Live Jazz Sail

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There is no more iconic skyline than New York City, particularly by night. With this evening sail, take in the city lights from New York Harbor while listening to live jazz by "The Sounds Waves". Relax against the backdrop of the glimmering lights of the city while sipping Champagne, wine, beer, or a soft drink.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$78.00
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New York Premier Brunch Cruise

New York Premier Brunch Cruise

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Brunch is a weekend ritual in New York, and on this morning cruise, you’ll experience a classic Big Apple brunch while sightseeing simultaneously. Depart in the morning from Chelsea Piers; your vessel offers all-glass viewing areas. As you wend your way past sights like the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and more, you can also enjoy dishes from the extensive on-board buffet, plus bottomless coffee, mimosas, and tea. Live jazz music will add to the trip’s festive feel.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York City Skyline Lights Sail

New York City Skyline Lights Sail

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Admire New York’s skyline from the water’s edge, and see its major landmarks illuminated after dark, on this sailboat tour of the New York Harbor. Head to Chelsea Piers, and board the Adirondack: an elegant vessel inspired by 1890s pilot schooners. Sail past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and admire Battery Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, and other highlights.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

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Simplify your trip to the Big Apple, save time and money, and gain access to more than 100 New York attractions, experiences, and tours with this New York Pass. Choose from 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 10-day pass options, granting you access to top NYC attractions including the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, cruises, and more. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the number of consecutive days purchased.
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  • 1 to 10 days
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OPEN FOR BUSINESS

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Avoid a long wait in the ticket line by prepurchasing ferry tickets for Liberty and Ellis islands. Get tips and background information from a guide during a 30-minute orientation, then explore the two sights at your own pace with the aid of an audio guide. Upgrade to get fast-track reserve-line tickets and access to the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, which houses a museum.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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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. See all 112 Ellis Island tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Ellis Island 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ellis Island costs USD 24.00. Guided Ellis Island tours start around USD 24.00 per person. See all 112 Ellis Island tickets and tours on Viator.
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