Join this leisurely trip to Liberty Island for a midday NYC Statue of Liberty tour! This walking tour provides a tour guide whose passion and experience will bring the history of the island and Lady Liberty back to life. In addition, this tour includes ferry tickets, a full tour of Liberty Island, access to the pedestal, and more!
The tour departs from Battery Park. Please see your confirmation email for more details. The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. The tour guides will hold a sign with the Walks logo and “MEET HERE” on it. Do not go to the ticket line at Castle Clinton! Your guide will not be there!
This tour is approximately 3 hours.
If you are running late, it's best to contact the tour operator at the phone number on your e-ticket so they can reach out to your guide. This is not always possible for all tours - their guides are with other clients and are already into the tour (they ask them not to use their phones during their tour). But in some cases, a few minute delays can be remedied. Most times, guides leave the meeting point within 5 minutes of the tour start time.
The Statue of Liberty Express Tour includes Statue of Liberty ferry tickets between Battery Park NYC, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty tickets, admission to Ellis Island Immigration Museum, a local English-speaking guide, and an expertly guided walking tour. The tours are all given in English. They don’t offer multi-language tours.
No. The old hospitals are not open to the public and have to be booked specially if you want to visit them.
You will see Battery Park, Liberty Island, the Statue of Liberty (Exterior Access), and the Statue of Liberty Museum. Unfortunately, this does not include access/tickets to the Statue of Liberty Crown. Tickets for the Statue of Liberty Crown are extremely limited, at only 365 per day, and sell out months in advance.
Transportation is not included in this trip to the Lady Liberty statue.
Street parking and paid parking lots are available near Battery Park, NY.
There aren't any age restrictions for this visit to the Statue of Liberty. True to their name, most of Walks Inc.'s tours involve walking for at least half, if not most of the time. Except for a few of their day trips, driving tours, or boat excursions, you can expect to walk a fair amount. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.
Yes. However please note that if your tour includes the Statue Pedestal (which has elevator access) the only part you will NOT be able to visit is a small platform at the very top of the Statue Pedestal.
Yes! There are a lot of photo opportunities on this tour.
You may bring water, a hat, sunglasses, parasol, and/or sunscreen, a coat, umbrella, or outer layers for the cooler months, and a photo ID for some of the stop oversights. All guests must pass airport-style security to the Statue of Liberty. Certain items, including weapons, scissors, pocket knives, sharp items, or tools, are not permitted. Large items such as suitcases and backpacks are not allowed. Food and drink are not permitted except for water in a clear container. Please visit the US National Park Service's website for a complete list of items.
It is recommended that guests wear attire appropriate for the day’s weather forecast and comfortable walking shoes, so it's easy to navigate along uneven surfaces, dirt paths, cobblestone, etc.
Statue of Liberty tours run rain or shine. One exception is if the Coastguard ceases water traffic (which includes the ferry to the Statue of Liberty) due to inclement weather.
The tour allows a maximum of up to 25 people.
No, Lady Liberty is on a separate island called Liberty Island. Both of these islands are on the southern tip of Manhattan.
The Statue of Liberty tickets are included in the tour. Tickets to the inside of the Statue of Liberty and Statue of Liberty crown tickets are not included in the tour.