The Statue of Liberty has welcomed visitors to New York since 1886. Ellis Island can be seen in the photograph behind the Statue.

The Statue of Liberty is undoubtedly one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, it’s just a five minute ferry ride from Ellis Island, where the USA welcomed nearly 12 million immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This tour will allow participants to visit both (on Day 2 or Day 5) or either Ellis Island or the Statue of Liberty on Day 6. This tour exists as a stand-alone afternoon option on Day 2 or Day 5 (but not Day 6), or it can be combined with the Lower Manhattan tour on any of the three days. Both islands have very rich histories, and are administered by the US National Park Service. Note that tours will not include access to the crown or pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, but participants will be able to choose to spend the majority of their time at either the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island (there are two possible departure times from the Statue of Liberty to Ellis Island; those interested in having more time there can take the earlier ferry).