Relax in the passenger seats of a luxury motorcoach while a professional tour guide provides you with an insight to the city as the coach cruises alongside hotspots such the Museum Mile, Greenwich Village, and Central Park.
You will find that the All Loops Double Decker Tour w/ Statue of Liberty Ferry is a tremendous way to ensure that you enjoy the stunning beauty and the immense historical significance found in New York City.
Exploring the sights and attractions in New York City has never been so easy or interesting as with this 48-hour pass to enjoy over 50 stops throughout the Big Apple from the luxury of a double-decker bus and a 60-minute cruise with great views of Manhattan and the water!
The ZEPHYR Seaport Liberty Cruise offers you a relaxing and entertaining way to venture out onto the water and learn about the various landmarks of the area, including Ellis Island, the World Financial Center, and of course, the Statue of Liberty.
Taking in the sights in New York City has never been so easy or exciting as with this 48-hour pass to enjoy over 50 stops throughout the Big Apple from the luxury of a double-decker bus and a 90-minute cruise with great views along the west side of Manhattan from the water!
Almost half of the American population can trace their family back to Ellis Island, which has, over the years, become one of the most visited tourist spots in the nation.
Over twelve million immigrants came to America at Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. President Benjamin Harrison designed the island as the first Federal immigration station in 1890. Before then, it had been known as Kioshk, Oyster, Dyre, Bucking and Anderson's Island and had been a pirates' hangout, a harbor fort and an ammunition and ordinance depot.
Only two percent of the immigrants who came to Ellis Island were denied entry into the U.S., and those were usually because of a contagious disease or legal inspections. Immigration to Ellis Island decreased around the time of World War I. In 1954, the station closed.
President Lyndon Johnson declared Ellis Island a part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965, and it was opened for visitation to the public in 1976 until 1984. That year, it underwent a $160 million restoration project. In 1990, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum was reopened to the public, welcoming nearly two million visitors every year to this day.