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Statue of Liberty: Pedestal Express and Ellis Island

Product ID: 61160
Experience the Statue of Liberty with an Exclusive Pedestal Pass. Enjoy an easy, stress-free visit with a knowledgeable guide leading the way. Reserve your spot now to guarantee your pedestal entry and skip the long ticket lines the day of your visit.
About this activity
Duration: 3 - 4.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Travel on the Liberty Island ferry with reserved time tickets
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty Monument with guaranteed access to the Pedestal
  • Enjoy a fully narrated and guided tour of the Statue of Liberty
  • Upgrade to the VIP Experience and enjoy a small group, live guide, and personal headset radio on Ellis Island
Full description
Enjoy guaranteed access inside the iconic monument on this guided tour to the Statue of Liberty. Experience the beautiful panoramic views of the New York City skyline, like none other in the world it 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. 

Pedestal access is extremely popular and a limited number of tickets are issued each day. Save time and guarantee your access inside the pedestal with this unforgettable Statue of Liberty experience. Choose the Pedestal Express for a self-guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, with an introduction from your guide outside. Upgrade to the Deluxe Guided Tour and your guide will remain with you for your visit to Ellis Island.

Ellis Island is home to America’s Immigration Museum and was the spot where tens of millions of immigrants took their first steps towards becoming Americans and prepared to set 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 Kissing Post.
  • Reserved time ferry ticket
  • Round-trip fare
  • Admission to Statue of Liberty, Pedestal, and Museum
  • Admission to Ellis Island and The National Museum of Immigration
  • Live guided tour of the Statue of Liberty
  • Live guided tour of Ellis Island (VIP small-group option only)
  • Self-guided Ellis Island and Immigration Museum tour with pre-recorded audio tour (3-hour express option)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Live guided tour of Ellis Island (3-hour express option)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Know before you go
• Please ignore instructions given by ticket sellers or others near the park; they are not representatives of the tour company and may provide incorrect information
• If you are lost or need assistance please call the tour operator for assistance as early as possible
• Please do not wait until after the start time to call for assistance; you will not be able to join the tour once the group has entered through security
• The tour operates in all weather conditions unless ferry service is suspended or canceled due to dangerous conditions
• Please check the weather and dress accordingly
• If the tour is canceled due to weather conditions, customers will have the chance to re-book, pending availability, or receive a full refund
• Please note that waiting times will be longer for later start times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 910 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Patrick was a great tour guide and really well informed on the history of all the islands (Liberty, Ellis, all the boroughs). I’m a New York native and I learned some new information on the tour. He took great photos of the group. This was my birthday celebration and I had a wonderful time. Thanks Patrick!

March 1, 2020

The tour to Liberty Island takes three hours and includes the Liberty Museum and a walk up to the top of the pedestal. The wait for security is long - at least it was on the saturday morning that we went, but shorter if you're on the tour, rather than walking up. The guide Marc Landman, was excellent, funny, informative and also very organized in describing what would be coming next and keeping the group together. He had a lot of background information on history related to the Statue of Liberty and the surroundings.

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February 24, 2020

Jim was a terrific tour guide, funny, kept us involved with questions and jokes. He even laid on his back to take our pictures with Lady Liberty. Good history lessons. Didn’t think the expense to get to the pedestal was worth it. Many steps to climb (although there is an elevator if one needed it) and not much room to move about when you get up there. Our grandchildren (16, 11, 10, & 9) enjoyed it. Ellis Island is a place I’d like to spend more time.

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January 6, 2020

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