The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (Private Tour)


  • See the breathtaking Statue of Liberty

  • Go around the historic Castle Clinton

  • See New York through a different perspective

  • Pay a visit to the fascinating Pedestal Museum

  • Visit the islands in Upper Bay


Visit the Statue of Liberty, symbol of democracy, and discover the history of US immigration on the Ellis Island

Tour info

5 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Meeting Point

Castle Clinton, Battery Park, New York, New York, 10004, US

123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

See New York through a different perspective in a tour which takes you out to the islands in Upper Bay. With visits to both the State of Liberty and Ellis Island, you will be able to see New York from the perspective of so many of the immigrants who helped grow the wealth and history of the United States.

* See the breathtaking **Statue of Liberty**  
* Appreciate the contribution of American immigrants visiting **Ellis Island**  
* Go around the historic **Castle Clinton**

**Lady Liberty**

You will begin your tour at Castle Clinton, a former Fort in Battery Park, where you will board the ferry to the famous Liberty Island. Along the way, you will learn about the remarkable history of the Statue of Liberty, as well as its significance to modern America. From here you will also be able to enjoy a breathtaking view over the Manhattan skylines and harbor.

Boarding at Liberty Island, you will hear all about the fascinating history of the Liberty figure, and how this 100th birthday gift to America from France was shipped from Paris to New York, and finally unveiled after 10 years of construction in 1886\. You will also pay a visit to the fascinating Pedestal Museum, where you will be able to venture to the top of Lady Liberty’s pedestal for a perfect view over the harbor.

**Built on Immigration**

It is estimated that forty percent of the entire US population can trace at least one relative's arrival to the US, through the port of New York and Ellis Island. At Ellis Island you will discover the many extraordinary stories of families journeying to New York City since the earliest days of the United States founding. At the museum, your expert local guide will talk you through some of the exhibits on display. You will also have time to properly enjoy the museum at your own pace, as you immerse yourself in a similar journey to that of a newly arrived person. You will be able to grab a bite to eat on the island, or alternatively, you may purchase some snacks on the ferry back to Manhattan.

What’s included?

  • Priority access to board the ferry to save you time at departure

  • A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group

  • Plenty of time to take memorable photos

  • Tickets to the Statue of Liberty and the Museum at Ellis Island are included

  • Food and drink, though your guide will be happy to recommend places to stop along the route.

  • Cost of hotel pick up/drop off. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport.

Things to know

Before you book

  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes

  • Kids under 4 are free

Before you go

  • Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time

  • Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains

  • In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water

Covid Policy

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

About operator:

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