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 her pedestal and museum. 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
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 reservation-only Statue of Liberty pedestal 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.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Dec 2018
It was my wife's 1st time visiting the Statue of Liberty and my 3rd. Hannah was our tour guide. I learned more about the history of the Statue of Liberty and Clinton Castle than all my previous visits combined. When we met Hannah to start the tour. She went over specifics of our tour. She told us where and when would be a good time and place to eat. She also let us know that we would get some time to explore by ourselves. We both enjoyed having her as a guide and will request her for other tours in the future.
Liz was very informative. She brought the historical facts to life. She would make a great history teacher. We got through the lines quickly thanks to her knowledge and expertise. We had a very good day.
Hannah was our guide and she did a great job. She was on-time, friendly and very knowledgeable. Since we were an elderly couple she allowed us to go at our own pace and gave a helping hand on the boat ramps, when we needed one.
Our guide, Jordan, was the best ever!!!! He knew tons of facts and information ...... a personality that was always happy and willing to be share the day with you!!! What an enjoyable day and experience. Thanks!!!!
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!
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.
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.