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NYC: Private Ellis Island Tour with Statue of Liberty Access

4.9 / 5

21 reviews

NYC: Private Ellis Island Tour with Statue of Liberty Access

From US$ 248 per person

Journey through the history of New York City and the United States on a private guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and a visit to the Statue of Liberty Museum.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a guided tour of Liberty Island and Ellis Island
  • Ride the ferry to the Statue of Liberty
  • Get access to the Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Learn how newly arrived immigrants were processed at Ellis Island
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Board the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and get up close to the iconic monument in New York Harbor. Examine the artifacts inside the Statue of Liberty Museum, including the original bones of the statue to one of the first flames of her torch. Get some time to explore on your own or grab a quick bite before going to Ellis Island. Visit the Museum of Immigration in the original Immigration Station, beautifully restored after decades of neglect. Learn the heartbreaking stories of the immigrants who once walked the halls and search the archive to discover your own history.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line ticket
  • Reserved timed access for the security line
  • Round-trip ferry tickets
  • Entrance to the Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Entrance to Ellis Island Museum
  • Private guide
  • Guided tour inside the Pedestal and museums
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on the steps outside of Castle Clinton's North Entrance (the far side from the water).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, any indoor access to the Museum or Pedestal is closed until further notice
  • This activity runs regardless of weather conditions. Please dress appropriately
  • Please note that you will be on your feet for most of the tour
  •  In the rare event that the local operator is forced to cancel the activity, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule to another time (subject to availability)
  • Security screening will take place prior to boarding the ferry. The Statue of Liberty is managed by the United States Park Police and visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening. All persons and property are subject to a search. There is another security screening on Liberty Island
  • Backpacks, strollers and large items must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island. These are available for $2 per locker. This fee is not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5
  • Service
    4.9/5

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To say our family LOVED this tour is a huge understatement. We felt so lucky to have Marla as our guide -- she was exceptional in every way! Our boys (both age 14) had nothing but good things to say after the tour -- and if you know or have teen boys, you know this is a rarity! We were so thankful for Marla's thorough and truly entertaining presentation. Not only does she know her history, she has a wonderful wit and sense of humor that keeps it fun for a younger audience! She was also very good at reading our family and knowing just when to move on and/or provide more information or a little break. Finally, she made the logistics a breeze--supplying our tickets, navigating the crowds, and avoiding lines like a total pro. Which, given the heat and having teens, we parents especially appreciated! We highly, highly recommend this tour--especially if you're lucky enough to have Marla as your guide.

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July 6, 2021

This was a great tour. Exactly what we were looking for. Our guide, John, was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour come alive for us and our kids. We definitely would not have gotten as much enjoyment and knowledge by walking around and trying to do this on our own. Well done!

March 21, 2019

This is the only way to do it. A private tour with Chris. We enjoyed the whole day, Chris had all the answers for any question we had. He was OUTSTANDING! We would defiantly use this tour company and Chris again.

September 6, 2019

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