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Make your way to Battery Park to meet your guide and group at least 15 minutes before your departure. Together, skip the lines for priority access to Liberty Island Ferry.

The ferry whisks you to Liberty Island where, with your guide leading the way, you’ll tour the Statue of Liberty Museum and hear commentary on the statue’s rich history to go along with the displays. Head to the observation deck for views and photos before hopping back on the ferry, bound for Ellis Island.

Land on Ellis Island and listen as your guide paints a verbal picture of what it must have been like for immigrants landing there throughout the years. Visit the Great Hall to see family photos, hear personal stories, and trace your own family history.

Finish up around midday. You are free to explore further and return to Manhattan via ferry when you wish.

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Ellis Island
Statue of Liberty
Top Dog Tours NYC

See two major New York City attractions on this half-day tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Skip the line at Liberty Island Ferry, and travel with your small group to Lady Liberty for a pedestal tour and observation deck visit. Your guide explains immigration history, and your visit to Ellis Island includes Great Hall entrance and free time before the return ferry.

  • Skip-the-line ferry access gives you more time to see the sights
  • Commentary from your guide on Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island history
  • Admission tickets to the Pedestal Museum and the Museum at Ellis Island included
  • Round-trip ferry ticket included
  • Tour Ellis Island at your leisure, returning to Manhattan on your schedule
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Beautiful Ellis island tour with Joel!

My husband and I just got back home to San Francisco from a fabulous week in New York City, and one of the highlights of our trip was a Top Dog tour of the Liberty Statue and Ellis Island. Our guide was Joel, who was...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Liberty Island and Ellis Island Ferry Tour

Had an interesting tour with a great guide in a boutique (5 participants) group. Recommended, also a good option for a rainy day.

Thank Alon S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very informative

Patrick expertly guided us through a very enjoyable and educational tour. He is a great representative for the tour company. He was totally prepared with the history of all we saw including a notebook filled with pictures of how things looked in the past. Being...More

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TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your tour with Patrick. We're glad you enjoyed the pictures. We feel that they really add an element to the tour. Safe travels! -The Team at TopDogTours

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing day

We were very lucky to have a small group tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with Patrick as our guide, myself and my husband. Patrick has a fantastic knowledge about both islands, we learnt lots of new things regarding both. Patrick paced...More

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TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Michelle and Bob! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Patrick. It's especially nice to hear you never felt rushed as we try to make sure everyone has an amazing experience. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Small-Group Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Our family loved this tour (children's ages: 15 & 12)! Nice size group, and Liz was fun and knowledgeable. The tour was easy to find, everything was explained very well, and the time frame was just right. I had been to NYC before but had...More

Thank Jennifer F
TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jennifer, We're so happy that your family loved this tour! We're glad you noticed all the fine details we try to pay attention to. We hope you enjoyed your stay here in the city and wish you safe travels. -The Team at TopDogTours

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September 16, 2018|
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Response from Stephen_M91649 | Reviewed this property |
Should not be a problem...… you can wait at the bottom of the statue but there is limited stairs on the trip. Even inside Ellis Island there is an elevator.
September 16, 2018|
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Response from Nottoopicky_12 | Reviewed this property |
We did the tour that includes the base. There are benches in several places outside. If it’s raining, none of them are covered. They are building a brand new visitors center that appears to be more handicap friendly. If it’s... More
July 10, 2018|
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Response from Stephen_M91649 | Reviewed this property |
Crown tickets can be purchased inside the statue.
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