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Your Diamond Tours motorcoach tour to Liberty Island in New York City, is excited to bring your bus trip to an memorable experience at the Statue of Liberty National Monument, one the the world’s most famous historic landmarks. When you think of an American symbol most likely you will think of the Statue of Liberty. Discover what she is made of and how tall she stands overlooking the New York City harbor.


Climb aboard a boat with your bus group and set sail to tour and explore Ellis Island and Liberty Island. Start your tour in Liberty Island’s Information Center where you can pick up a brochure about the Statue of Liberty and watch the story of the Statue of Liberty unfold before your eyes during a captioned video. There is a rich history to be revealed on Ellis Island and on Liberty Island your bus group will tour the Statue of Liberty, the Fort Wood promenade, the Liberty Island Museum and the Liberty Island Grounds.


Once your bus group has visited the monuments pedestal and Liberty Island Museum, take a descriptive audio-guided tour of Liberty Island’s grounds. Lasting between 30 and 45 minutes, the audio-guided tour will provide you with practical information about the Statue of Liberty as you make your way through the island’s beautiful grounds.


A visit to Liberty Island usually includes a stop at Ellis Island and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Due to storm damage restoration projects, parts of Ellis Island are currently closed.  Groups will be able to see all areas that the National Park Service has reopened.



A gift from the people of France to mark the American Centennial, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor in June of 1885, and was placed on a pedestal built over Liberty Island’s old Fort Wood. The Statue of Liberty was unveiled by President Grover Cleveland on October 28, 1886.


The story of the famous Statue of Liberty dates back to the 1800s when the statue’s idea originated by Edouard de Laboulaye, a political thinker wishing to create a symbol of a relationship between the French and American people.

More than 12 million immigrants entered the United States through Ellis Island, the nation’s chief gateway during the years 1892 to 1954. Today, over 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to the immigrants who crossed this island before dispersing to points all over the country.

Following restoration in the 1980s, this building reopened as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, a symbol of this nation’s immigrant heritage. The museum exhibits chronicle Ellis Island’s role in immigration history, and view it in the context of its time and the still broader context of four centuries of immigration to America.


Handicap Accessibility & Food

The things your bus trip will be seeing and doing on Liberty Island are accessible by wheelchair. Outside food is not allowed onboard.

Concessions that sell healthy snacks and drinks can be found aboard the boat and on Liberty Island should you want to stop for a snack, or a light lunch during your Statue of Liberty Group Tour.