The 5 Most Exciting Statue of Liberty Tours

For those who want to learn about Miss Liberty

If you have the time, a Statue of Liberty tour is surely something you should include in your New York itinerary! It’s the best way to fully explore the nation’s iconic landmark because you’ll get all important information and inside scoops from enthusiastic locals. As always, there is an abundance of Statue of Liberty tours which is why we’ve created an overview of our favorite ones.


Our Absolute Favorite Statue of Liberty Tours

Most Popular
Our Favorite

Face of Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty with Manhattan in the background

Statue of Liberty with One World Observatory

Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Ticket

Inside the Statue of Liberty Museum

Rating
Rating

Duration
Duration

4 hours

4 hours

8 hours

4 hours

5.5 hours

Live Guide
Live Guide

Liberty Island Access
Liberty Island Access

Pedestal Access
Pedestal Access

Crown Access
Crown Access

Ellis Island
Ellis Island

Start
Start

Pier 81

Pier A Harbor House

Times Square

Battery Park

Battery Park

Price
Price

$57

$57

$89

$181

$55

Details About Each Statue of Liberty Tour

Face of Statue of Liberty

1. Guided Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

This guided tour is one of the most thorough ways to visit the Statue of Liberty. Not only will you have access to Liberty Island, the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty as well as Ellis Island and its Immigration Museum but also have a guide with you to share the most interesting facts and stories with you and believe us, there are a ton! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour super fun with her enthusiastic personality. You will meet the guide before the departure to the island, so he or she will be with you all the way! This Statue of Liberty tour is enjoying more than 1,000 positive reviews –  a testament to its quality.

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Statue of Liberty with Manhattan in the background2. Early Access Small Group Tour

This 4-hour Statue of Liberty Tour gives you early access to Liberty Island, meaning you can avoid the larger crowds by being one of the first groups to set foot on the island. Especially in the summer, this tour can be much more enjoyable than other tours. You’ll first head to Liberty Island to learn everything about Miss Liberty before heading to Ellis Island where your guide will explain New York’s immigration history to you. Feel free to ask any questions during this Statue of Liberty tour. This tour includes priority boarding for the ferry and pedestal access at the Statue of Liberty.

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Statue of Liberty with One World Observatory

3. New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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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Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Ticket

4. Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Ticket

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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Inside the Statue of Liberty Museum5. 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Statue of Liberty & Guided Tour

Take a 30-minute guided orientation tour of the Statue of Liberty, and learn its unique history with a local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the park has an interesting history and many monuments. End at Castle Clinton, where your guide will then help you to board the ferry to Liberty Island.

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Steffen

I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 20 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On this blog, I want to share everything I have learned and discovered, so you can have the best time in the greatest city in the world. By the way: Did you like my article? Then think about becoming a supporter of us on Patreon!

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