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Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

A private tour of two of New York's most renowned landmarks

  • When Flexible
  • Duration 5 hours (4 hours guided)
  • Meeting Point Castle Clinton

Starting at $75 per adult

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  • Private Guide
    A local professional who is solely focused on your group
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of positive reviews with an average rating of 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Starting at $75

Starting at $75 per adult

review-star
  • Private Guide
    A local professional who is solely focused on your group
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of positive reviews with an average rating of 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • With a personalized tour for your group, explore two of New York's most famous sights.
  • Save time on the ferry by purchasing no-wait roundtrip tickets.
  • The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, which includes an audio guide, is a great place to learn about America's history.
  • Explore the Statue of Liberty Museum's displays to learn more about this iconic sculpture.
  • From the ferry, you may see some of the most outstanding views of New York City's skyline.
  • Make the most of your time with your local guide by learning insider tips for the rest of your trip to New York.

Itinerary

  • Castle Clinton

    Your private tour guide will greet you at the historic American immigration station in Battery Park

  • Statue of Liberty

    Includes access to the Statue of Liberty Museum

  • Ellis Island

    A guided tour of the island, which includes the American Immigrant Wall of Honor

  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum

    Exhibitions on the journeys of immigrants to the United States that passed through this city

Organize your trip

Private Tour

This is a private tour for groups of 2 to 15 individuals. Please contact us for special discounts for groups of more than 15 people.

Tour Ending Point

This private tour’s guided portion ends at Ellis Island. You may stay as long as you like and then take the ferry back.

Accessibility

Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome on this tour.

12:30 p.m. Tour

Our 12:30 p.m. visit to Ellis Island is contingent on the boat schedule. During peak season, afternoon departures from Ellis Island may be unavailable.

Refund Policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Reviews

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Fantastic experience
Great tour with plenty of history - advice - and humour about two such important and visited places. This is the second time we have been but the first time guided and it is WELL worth the money to get the full experience.

— Nate

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Great tour experience!
John was a fantastic tour guide for our tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. My family and I learned so much from him. The tour was lively, interactive and fun. If you are looking for a small group tour while in NYC, check this one out!

— Zasha

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Organized and informative
Had a wonderful experience! Mike was our guide for this experience and did a wonderful job. It was nice having someone keep us organized!

— Cassity

Meeting point

Castle Clinton

FAQs

How much walking is there?

For the most part, we’ll be on our feet. The ferry has many levels, each with its own set of steps. We can work with your mobility level on this private tour to ensure you have a wonderful experience.

What can we bring?

You should be prepared for security procedures before boarding the ferry. Blades, tools, aerosol, non-folding umbrellas, tripods, lighter fluid, etc., are all prohibited.

Are the museums on Liberty and Ellis islands included?

Inside the Statue of Liberty Museum and at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, the National Park Service prohibits visitors from being accompanied by a guide. Your guide will give you a complete overview of the museum so that you may tour it alone and know what to look for.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We are aware that plans might change. You may easily change your tour up to 24 hours before departure. We provide a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start of your tour. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

What if it rains?

Our tours go on rain or shine, so please check the weather forecast before you go. If we have to cancel due to severe weather conditions, we will give you the option to reschedule or get a full refund.

What about gratuities?

Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.