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As the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States, New York City’s Ellis Island was America’s busiest immigrant inspection station for more than 60 years. Today, the island’s restored main building houses the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which 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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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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$117.00
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$117.00

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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$55.99
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$55.99
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New York City Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan
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New York City Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

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Admire a perspective on New York City that many visitors miss during this sunset cruise. Sail down the Hudson River aboard a 1920s replica yacht, and enjoy a drink of your choice. Accompanied by your captain’s light narration, you can take in Ellis Island and Lady Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Battery Park, and watch as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline. Both indoor and outdoor observation areas are available.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.00
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Private Statue of Liberty Sailing Tour

Private Statue of Liberty Sailing Tour

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If you're looking for a touch of luxury while sightseeing in the Big Apple, don't miss this private sailing excursion complete with panoramic views of the NYC skyline. As you set sail from Chelsea Piers, you can sit back as the Hudson River breezes guide your ship along Manhattan's West Side. While you cruise, you can enjoy views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Lower Manhattan landmarks including One World Trade.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$745.00
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$745.00
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New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island
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New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island

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Get an aerial view of New York City on this comprehensive helicopter ride. The sightseeing flight reveals all the top landmarks—from Central Park and Times Square to the Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. This enables you to see more in minutes than you could in a day of exploring on foot, making the tour ideal for first-time visitors who want to get acquainted with the city.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$363.00
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$363.00
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New York City Sailboat Day Cruise to the Statue of Liberty

New York City Sailboat Day Cruise to the Statue of Liberty

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By far the best way to admire New York City’s iconic skyline is from the water. With this day cruise along the Hudson River, you can take in the most recognized cityscape in the world while relaxing on board the elegant Adirondack schooner. Sip complimentary wine, beer, and Champagne while looking out over iconic sights like the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Battery Park.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.00
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NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

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See New York City from the water with a sightseeing cruise from a bustling East River Pier. Navigate the New York Harbor for stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, watch for the iconic shape of the World Financial Center, and capture unforgettable images of the city skyline. See Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, then watch the Big Apple’s shoreline unfurl as you take it in from the deck of a comfortable sightseeing vessel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.00
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$27.00
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New York City Sunset Sail to the Statue of Liberty

New York City Sunset Sail to the Statue of Liberty

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Enjoy a more romantic cruise with views of New York City landmarks on this sunset sail, on a classic schooner. Bring your favorite person and hop aboard the sailboat for your adventure, where you can admire the views of NYC's skyline, and the buildings of Lower Manhattan. Sail onward toward Ellis Island and Lady Liberty, sip included champagne or cocktail, and take in the views of sunset light cast across the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.00
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$86.00
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OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

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Cruise the New York Harbor in style—and enjoy a speedy and convenient way to see some of its highlights—on this seamless sightseeing cruise. Pick from multiple convenient departure times, make your own way to Pier 36, and hop aboard your vessel. Get comfortable indoors or on the outer decks, and keep your camera at the ready: you’ll glide past the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.99
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$29.99
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New York City Lights and Skyline Cruise on Yacht
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New York City Lights and Skyline Cruise on Yacht

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For an unobstructed view of New York City's glittering skyline, set sail on this evening cruise around New York Harbor. Travel on-board a 1920s-style yacht with both indoor and outdoor seating areas, and sip a beverage of your choice (additional drinks own expense) as you admire views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$78.00
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NOW OPEN: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Pools Guided Tour

NOW OPEN: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Pools Guided Tour

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Experience three of New York City’s iconic sites with this small-group tour to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the 9/11 Memorial. Start by boarding a ferry to Lady Liberty, marveling at the panoramic views, and heading to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience. Once you return to Lower Manhattan, you can unpack the troubled history of September 11 at the 9/11 Memorial. With the entry fees, ferry ride, and guide all included, this tour offers a hassle-free way to see more in one day.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.32
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$85.32
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Private VIP New York City Skyline Helicopter Tour and Luxury Stretch Limo

Private VIP New York City Skyline Helicopter Tour and Luxury Stretch Limo

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Experience New York City like never before in your own private limo and helicopter. Choose between an afternoon flight and an evening flight, then see the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park from the air. This scenic helicopter tour takes off from Linden Municipal Airport in New Jersey, and accommodates your private group of up to six people. Your limo will pick you up from your Manhattan hotel and be waiting on you when your flight returns to transport you back to your hotel in Manhattan.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,770.67
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$1,770.67
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Private VIP New York City Helicopter Tour and Luxury Stretch Limo

Private VIP New York City Helicopter Tour and Luxury Stretch Limo

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Start your fully private VIP experience with a pickup from your Manhattan hotel in your private luxury stretch limo where you'll feel like movie star on your way to Manhattan's Downtown Heliport. Be ready to fly high above New York City on your fully private helicopter tour. Choose from flights 15 – 30 minutes in duration. See NYC’s 4 Observation Decks – Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, Hudson Yards and One World Observatory from above. Get a view of Lady Liberty only a helicopter can give you. Once your flight is complete, head to your awaiting limo to return to your hotel.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,460.11
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New York City Shearwater Daytime Statue Sail
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)

New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)

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See New York City’s iconic attractions and diverse neighborhoods on a guided 2-wheeled tour. Cycle past skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty on a tour of Battery Park and Wall Street, and enjoy the urban scenery along the Hudson River path. Bike across the Brooklyn Bridge for a quintessential Big Apple experience, and take in fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise

Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise

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Do brunch in style during this leisurely cruise around the island of Manhattan with a 4-course brunch included. Go back in time as you board the 1920s-style yacht with teak floors and open-air decks and raise a glass to brunch in the Big Apple. Choose from pastries, classic brunch dishes, fruit and more at the buffet. Enjoy the everchanging skyline views as you sail around the entire island.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$158.80
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$158.80
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Skip-the-Line Tickets & round trip Ferry

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Skip-the-Line Tickets & round trip Ferry

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Visit New York City's Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island without waiting in the long lines on this hassle-free tour, complete with skip-the-line entry. Hop on the ferry for your scenic ride to Lady Liberty, where you can visit the pedestal, explore the Statue of Liberty Museum, and visit by Ellis Island to learn about the American immigrant experience. Upgrade to an optional escorted Ellis Island tour for a more in-depth visit.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.99
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$63.99
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$131.09
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Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with your own private guide on a tour of top New York City attractions, ideal for travelers seeking a personalized experience. Take a ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. All entrance fees and round-trip ferry tickets are included. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$248.00
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Champagne and Cheese Pairing Cruise
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Champagne and Cheese Pairing Cruise

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Embark on a cruise around Manhattan on a comfortable yacht, where you'll enjoy a class on wine and cheese pairings. Each cruise throughout the summer has a different geographical theme, such as wines of Portugal, Spain, Eastern Europe, or Cote du Rhone. You'll be provided five wine and cheese pairings and will leave the cruise with a better grasp on successfully pairing wines.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$120.78
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New York Day Sail to the Statue of Liberty on America 2.0
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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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$68.00
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NYC: 9/11 Memorial Museum Tickets & Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets

NYC: 9/11 Memorial Museum Tickets & Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets

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Skip the long lines at one of New York City's best-known landmarks—the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The attraction draws large crowds of visitors daily, so you can save time by pre-booking admission and securing skip-the-line-entry. To complete your New York City experience, this package includes Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island ferry tickets.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.50
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$99.50
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New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

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Explore New York City at your own pace on a private tour that lets you customize your itinerary. Your personal guide helps you to craft your dream journey around NYC, making this trip a rewarding adventure for everyone from first-time visitors to NYC regulars. Plus, while many tours have one driver/guide, on this trip you can choose a separate guide and driver so you can ensure your guide’s full attention.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$849.00
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NOW OPEN Statue of Liberty Sunset Sightseeing Cruise & New York City Sky Line

NOW OPEN Statue of Liberty Sunset Sightseeing Cruise & New York City Sky Line

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Enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor, and Statue of Liberty when you book this sunset cruise. Make your own way to Pier 36, hop aboard your vessel, and take to the water just as the sun starts to set. During your excursion, you’ll glide past Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges—and will enjoy marvelous views of the skyline as the lights start to come on.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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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 113 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 53.32. Guided Ellis Island tours start around USD 53.32 per person. See all 113 Ellis Island tickets and tours on Viator.
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