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New York, United States
Choose Your Access Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get a personal introduction to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on a private, half-day tour led by a local guide, and explore two of New York City’s most iconic sites at your own pace. Hear inspiring stories about the design and construction of the Statue of Liberty as you explore. Learn about the immigrants that came to Ellis Island from around the world in the fascinating Ellis Island Museum. This fully-customizable private tour is a perfect fit for families and groups with limited mobility.
  • Private tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Customize the experience to your needs
  • Learn about Ellis Island immigration
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
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Personal expert guide
Private tour
Guided Tour of Battery Park
Guided Tour of Liberty Island
Guided Tour of Ellis Island Grounds
Ability to choose access to Statue of Liberty Pedestal
Gratuities
Statue Cruises Ferry Ticket YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR OWN TICKET!!

Departure Point

1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA

Your guide will be on the steps outside of the north entrance of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House (Museum of the American Indian), holding a white flag with a blue checkered border with our logo. This is the entrance facing the buildings in Manhattan with 4 statues.

Return Details

Ellis Island, United States

The tour concludes on Ellis Island. If you wish to spend more time visiting the museum, your guide can provide instructions on how to get back to Battery Park. Your guide can also take you back to Battery Park if you wish to return at the conclusion of the tour.

Meet your guide at Castle Clinton, a historic fort in Manhattan’s Battery Park. You’ll get skip-the-line, priority boarding on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty—this is a great time to get your bearings in the city as your guide points out landmarks in Battery Park, the New York harbor and waterfront.

Upon reaching the island, make your way to the Statue of Liberty and the Statue of Liberty Museum. See one of the original statue torches displayed alongside rare memorabilia and the poem ‘The New Colossus’ that was once at the base of the statue. Get perfect views of the New York City skyline from the observation deck and snap an unforgettable photo with Lady Liberty.

Continue to Ellis Island to explore New York’s immigrant legacy: follow an immigrant’s trail through the Great Hall and see moving photos and artifacts in the onsite museum. Enjoy a personal take on Ellis Island from your guide, whose family passed through Ellis Island, then learn how you can trace your family history there. Finish your day with independent time on Ellis Island or return to Battery Park with your guide.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Statue of Liberty
An international symbol of hope and freedom
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ellis Island
The main immigration processing center for the United States from 1892-1924
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Battery Park
Historic Battery Park
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Castle Clinton National Monument
former fort with a colorful history
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Duration is subject to ferry schedule and time guest wishes to spend on Ellis Island
  • Food and drink is available for purchase on the Statue Ferry, Liberty Island, and Ellis Island
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear appropriate shoes
  • Operates in various weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Photography is allowed, however monopods or tripods are not allowed
  • No weapons of any kind are allowed at the statue (including pocket knives, pepper spray, Swiss Army knives, etc.). There is no place to check these items before going through security, so please leave these items at home
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Your ferry ticket is NOT included with the price of the tour. You will be sent instructions on how to do this.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Top Dog Tours Inc.
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 Choose Your Access Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Choose Your Access Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Choose Your Access Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Choose Your Access Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Choose Your Access Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Choose Your Access Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Choose Your Access Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Choose Your Access Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.

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star-5
Fall break with boys
Raj_B
, Oct 2021
Julian was a great tour guide - learned a lot that we wouldn’t have otherwise heard about. Boys (10 and 7) loved it
star-5
Liz was a wonderful tour guide!
Yvette_S
, Oct 2021
Having a knowledgeable personal tour guide kept everyone engaged. The family could ask her to elaborate on topics of interest.
star-5
Great day!
Donna_P
, Sep 2021
Julian our guide was so informative and knew where to take the best pictures of us! Getting on and off the boat was super easy with him seeing he knew exactly where to stand for the best views!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
The Liz Experience
Chris
, Aug 2021
My most memorable experience was the vast knowledge that our tour guide, Liz had of the Statue of Liberty and of Ellis Island. We completely enjoyed her tour and her company. I would 1000% recommend Liz for this tour. She also represents the ideals of Ellis Island.
star-5
AMAZING!
KayeJ
, Aug 2021
Our tour guide was AMAZING! We had a group that ranged from 84 -8. He made the Statute of Liberty experience informative, educational and entertaining for all of us. Definitely recommend!!
star-5
It was awesome
Steve_L
, Aug 2021
James was very knowledgeable and friendly. He is a great guide. He made the most out of our time. I would diffidently ask for him.
star-3
Not as expected. Too costly
LeTour
, Jul 2021
Tour not as expected. Aside from getting entry tickets, there is no skipping lines. You wait like everyone. No access to pedestal despite email confirmation. Way too costly for the experience. Tour guide knowledgeable and helpful.
star-3
Tour review
David_R
, Jul 2021
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of information but we were disappointed that she did not conduct an inside tour of Ellis Island.
star-5
Fun, fun, fun
Mark_D
, Jun 2021
James was great. Simply a joy to spend the day with as his knowledge of Liberty and Ellis Island is impressive.
star-5
A Great Tour for Those Who Want to Know the Historic Details and Stories of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Monica_H
, Apr 2021
Our tour guide James was personable and full of fascinating information. He provided us an extensive series of historic facts and stories about the Statue of LIberty and Ellis Island that made the places come alive. We felt fortunate that we had him all to ourselves in a private tour. He is a treasure.

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