Gain exclusive access to the Statue of Liberty on this once-in-a lifetime, 4-hour, private tour. With a tour guide who is a descendant of Ellis Island immigrants, learn how a gift of friendship to the United States has become one of the modern wonders of the world. After an inspiring, exclusive trip to Lady Liberty, take a short boat ride to Ellis Island and hear first-hand stories about the most famous and active immigration hubs in the United States. Entry fees and round-trip ferry ticket included. Tour is offered in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, and Portuguese.
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  • Min price: $160.00
  • Recommended duration of visit: 4 hours
  • Departure Point: Castle Clinton

Departure Times:

  • Good for:
    • Private guide for a more personalized experience
    • Ideal choice for families
    • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Operates: Daily
  • Inclusions:
    • Priority access to board the ferry to save you time at departure
    • Personal expert guide
    • Entrance fees to the Pedestal Museum at Liberty Island and the Museum at Ellis Island
    • Round-trip ferry ticket
    • Private tour
  • Exclusions:
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $2)
    • Crown access
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Audio Guide (translates the tour)
  • Additional info:
    • 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
    • Pedestal is not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in various weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Backpacks (including drawstring bags), strollers, and other large items are not allowed in the pedestal of the statue. Lockers are available for rental for $2 USD. Rentals are cash only (locker fee not included)
    • Photography is allowed, however monopods or tripods are not allowed
    • No food or drink (other than bottled water) is allowed in the pedestal. Canteens of any material are also prohibited. 
    • 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
    • There are two security checkpoints on this tour. One at Battery Park before boarding the ferry, and one at Liberty Island before entering the pedestal
  • Return Details: Concludes at Ellis Island
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviews

  • Sam J

    5
    - 02 January 2018 -

    Amazing tour and very knowledgeable tour guide! Highly recommend a private tour!

  • Karen H

    5
    - 27 December 2017 -

    Excellent and informative tour with Sean. Would definitely recommend. It was great to bypass lines and have our own guide.

  • 5
    - 26 November 2017 -

    Brad was very knowledgeable and kept our whole family engaged in the tour even our history resistant 13 year old.

  • debra C

    5
    - 26 November 2017 -

    Brad was very knowledgeable and kept our whole family engaged in the tour even our history resistant 13 year old.

  • 5
    - 18 November 2017 -

    Sean was great! We toured the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Lots of historical information, super personable and guided us through so we had an efficient 4 hour tour without feeling like lost tourists. Highly recommend!

  • Carole T

    5
    - 18 November 2017 -

    Sean was great! We toured the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Lots of historical information, super personable and guided us through so we had an efficient 4 hour tour without feeling like lost tourists. Highly recommend!

  • 5
    - 05 October 2017 -

    Our guide was Patrick Kelly. He was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. He went into great detail on the history and construction of the statue as well as how the immigration process developed and what it was like.

  • Roger R

    5
    - 05 October 2017 -

    Our guide was Patrick Kelly. He was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. He went into great detail on the history and construction of the statue as well as how the immigration process developed and what it was like.

  • 5
    - 21 September 2017 -

    We really enjoyed this tour, Brad our tour guide was extremely informative and very knowledgeable. He took the time to answer our questions as we are from a different country, he also provided us with extra NYC history which really enriched our experience. We could tell that he is passionate about NYC and loves telling visitors all about it. We would recommend Brad and Top Dog tours every time.

  • Jonathan T

    5
    - 21 September 2017 -

    We really enjoyed this tour, Brad our tour guide was extremely informative and very knowledgeable. He took the time to answer our questions as we are from a different country, he also provided us with extra NYC history which really enriched our experience. We could tell that he is passionate about NYC and loves telling visitors all about it. We would recommend Brad and Top Dog tours every time.

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