O Monumento Nacional da Estátua da Liberdade e à Ilha Ellis são visitas imperdíveis na Big Apple, especialmente para os principiantes. Nessa excursão guiada com duração de quatro horas, você tem embarque prioritário na balsa de Manhattan para visitar os dois importantes locais históricos. Veja a Dama da Liberdade antes de seguir para dentro do pedestal para outra perspectiva do mirante. Em seguida, suba na balsa até a Ilha Ellis e aprenda sobre as milhões de pessoas que chegaram aqui entre 1892 e 1954 na esperança de viver o sonho americano.
Os guias eram super simpáticos, apesar de que eu preferiria ter ficado no grupo da guia Alice por causa da dicção dela em inglês, que era ótima. Acabamos nos perdendo do grupo na subida para a estátua e fizemos o passeio pela Ilha Ellis sozinhos. Com esses contratempos, não sei se valeu a pena ter feito o passeio com excursão guiada.
The day started very well with perfect weather conditions warm and blue skies. The view from the boat of the statue were amazing. Once landed our tour guide directed us around the statue and adjacent areas which provided ample photo opportunities. However things went
array when we were told to meet at a certain place and time following a lunch break .Four of us arrived at the designated time and place, however, our guide was nowhere to be seen . After waiting for an hour and with one of us going off to view other possible meeting locations we decided to board the boat to Ellis Island -with no alternative but to forgo the tour. Up to that point the tour was Excellent.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Steve and I consider ourselves fortunate that we got Josh to guide this tour. It made for a very interesting afternoon with his knowledge of the history behind Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty and his enthusiasm telling it. We missed the morning tour due to encountering traffic on FDR Drive in spite of giving ourselves an hour to get to Battery Park, so I also have to thank the tour operators for allowing us to join a later tour! Skip-the-Line as well is the only way to go! I had always loved booking via Viator which I found out is a TripAdvisor site since our trip to London and Paris two years earlier. We are hoping anyone who takes this tour will be as fortunate as ourselves and get Josh!
Our tour guide Rachel was excellent, very entertaining to listen to! Very knowledgeable, informative and extremely passionate about people's heritage. Rachel gave a real sense of what it would have been like for the immigrants to come through Ellis Island. Loved how she shared stories from previous tour groups and got us to talk about any family that had come through here - fascinating to hear about! You walk about at a gentle pace and there is plenty of time afterwards to explore Ellis Island for yourself, you can decide which ferry to bring you back.
We used Viator on July 5th to tour The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Evan the tour guide was FANTASTIC. He was so knowledgeable, kind, knew the names of our group members about 20 instantly and made sure we didn't get lost! We were a group of 6 - and could not have had this experience on our own. It was so memorable - we even looked up family in the Ellis Island registry. So wonderful and all made possible and easy by Viator and Evan our guide. We also used Viator in Paris at the Eiffel Tower - it was perfect and so simple. There may be a small fee involved but it's worth every cent and more... Thank you so much for the memories of a lifetime. Joann R