Battery Park and Statue of Liberty self-guided tour in NYC

Battery Park and Statue of Liberty self-guided tour in NYC

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$8.00
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the Statue of Liberty from the best vantage point in the entire city and get to know the iconic symbol inside out
  • Dive into the history of Ellis Island and the immigrants who made New York City what it is today
  • Uncover the fascinating mysteries of lesser-known sculptures throughout Battery Park, like the poignant Merchant Mariners Memorial
  • Take a spin on the glimmering, one-of-a-kind SeaGlass Carousel
What to expect

This self-guided audio and GPS tour of NYC’s Battery Park begins at the Netherlands Monument, where you’ll hear about the critical impact of the Dutch in early New York (did you know the city used to be called New Amsterdam?).

Next, those with any Italian heritage will definitely want to stop by the Alberti Marker and the statue of Giovanni de Verrazzano! The former was the first Italian to set foot in New York, while Verrazzano was an important explorer.

After that, visit the lovely pier, where you’ll hear the fascinating story behind the war memorials here, from the clock which serves as the earliest World War I memorial to the Korean War Memorial.

Then it’s on to the main event! Look across the waters to the world-famous Statue of Liberty. Learn the details of the statue’s hugely difficult construction, the symbolism behind it, and the man who made it all possible. Then turn to Ellis Island just beneath it to get a glimpse into the lives of New York’s early immigrants, all of whom landed on that very island before stepping into the New World.

Continuing on, you’ll get to visit an actual castle which once served as an important military fortress. On your way to the poignant World War II Memorial, learn more about how immigration transformed New York, and how New York transformed its new arrivals. Afterwards, find Staten Island on the horizon and hear the wild tale of how it was won in a boat race!

Finally, visit the unique, shining SeaGlass Carousel, a perfect place for the little ones to blow off some steam, and the perfect spot to pick up a boat to Staten Island or the Statue of Liberty.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Self-guided tour taken via the app
    • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
    • Live GPS map on your phone
    • Audio narration
    • Text explanations
    • List of the entire route from stop to stop
    What's not included
    • Food or drinks
    • Transportation
    • Parking
    • Entry to paid attractions
    Where

    1 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USA

    Meeting point:
    1 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004
    What to remember

    • This is a self-guided tour. No guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one

    • After the booking, you will receive an email and text with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app

    • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists

    • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms

    • This tour is valid forever - from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change

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    Provider
    ACTION TOUR GUIDE LIMITED
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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