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Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English
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Overview

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. 
  • Private tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, in New York City
  • Enjoy a more personalized experience of two New York City icons with a private guide
  • Learn about Lady Liberty at the Statue of Liberty National Monument
  • Includes ferry tickets, all entrance fees, and guide
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Round-Trip ferry ticket to Liberty and Ellis Island
Professional guide
Access to the new museum on Liberty Island
Access to the museum on Ellis Island
Gratuities
Crown and Pedestal access at the Statue of Liberty
Castle Clinton National Monument , New York, NY 10004, USA

Please meet your guide on the steps outside of Castle Clinton's North Entrance (the far side from the water). The tour guide will be there 15 minutes before the tour starts and will be wearing an orange hat AND/OR a blue shirt or jacket.

Ellis Island , Ellis Island, United States

The tour will end on Ellis Island. You can choose to stay there longer and explore on your own or take the first ferry back to Battery Park.

Make your own way to Castle Clinton in Battery Park to meet your guide at the time specified at checkout.

Board your Statue Cruises ferry and travel the short distance to Liberty Island, taking in the views of the Manhattan skyline along the way. See the collection of Statue of Liberty artifacts, such as the first version of her torch and photographs of the statue under construction.

Then take a stroll around the small island on your own, or grab a quick bite before rejoining your guide for the trip to Ellis Island.

On Ellis Island, you'll visit the original Immigration Station, carefully restored after decades of neglect and renovated to house the Museum of Immigration. Hear the stories of the millions of immigrants who came through Ellis Island, and have time to browse the collections or search the extensive archives.

Your tour concludes with a return to Battery Park in Lower Manhattan.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Battery Park
Meet your guide here and get a brief introduction to Battery Park before heading to the ferries.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Manhattan Skyline
Take in the amazing views of New York city on the ferry ride to the islands.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Statue of Liberty
Visit this powerful symbol of freedom with your own private guide!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ellis Island
Walk in the footsteps and hear the stories of millions of immigrants on a guided tour of Ellis Island.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability) or be offered a refund
  • Dress appropriately for the weather. Downtown Manhattan is particularly windy
  • Security screenings will take place prior to entering the ferry and pedestal at the statue. The Statue of Liberty is managed by the United States Park Police and visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screenings. All persons and property are subject to search.
  • Prohibited items: any weapons (self-defense or otherwise), locking blades, tools of any kind, large non-folding umbrellas, tripods, laptops, tablet keyboards, luggage, coolers, drones, basketballs, sewing kits, lighter fluid, and anything propelled by aerosol.
  • Backpacks, strollers, large items, & food and beverages must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island prior to entering the statue pedestal. These lockers are available for $0.25 per locker. This fee is NOT included in the tour price.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY ExperienceFirst
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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star-5
Great experience for whole family!
Andrea_C
, Jul 2022
We had a fantastic time with our private guide Chris! He was so informative, great pace and engaging with both the adults and teens!
star-5
Our guide was amazing. ...
dariko_m
, Jun 2022
Our guide was amazing. All of us loved the tour. We had a great time. Leaned a lot of new facts. Would for sure recommend.
star-5
Amazing Statue!
Jocelyn_D
, Jun 2022
When we arrived our tour guide took another group instead of us which he did not know he was assigned to be our private tour guide..good thing the guide who replaced him is very friendly and knowlegeable about the history and facts of Statue of liberty!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We're so happy to hear that situation worked out so well and you had a nice time on the tour! Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review.
star-5
Worth it.
Terrance_B
, Sep 2021
Our guide Christian was great. Very informative and funny. Loved the pace of the tour. It wasn't too fast or too slow. If we had a question, he was able to quickly answer it. If he didn't know, he didn't pretend like he knew the answer. Glad that he was our guide. Due to COVID we weren't able to go up to the pedestal or the crown. But at least we had a great time otherwise. Ellis Island will really make you stop and ponder our countries heritage. It was fun to search for family names to see if you are part of someone who immigrated to the US.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Ok
Carina_F
, Jul 2022
Fin tur, ikke noget “ud over det sædvanlige”, Ellis Island, som min mand og jeg har besøgt før, blev jappet alt for hurtigt igennem fordi guiden lige skulle hjem og have en lur(det sagde han sgu!) Sidst for fire år siden fik vi en meget mere levende rundvisning med masser af anekdoter af entusiastisk guide. Køb endelig adgang til piedestalen. Det gjorde vi første gang men ikke denne gang. Langt større oplevelse at stå helt oppe under skørterne på den smukke dame. Guiden Casey var sød og flink nok, men lige overfladisk nok for min smag.

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