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Small-Group Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Highlights
  • 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
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Small-Group Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
From US$57.00
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Small-Group Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
From US$57.00
Overview

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.

What to Expect

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.

Reviews (161)
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A great visit guided by Joel

The large group we started with at Clinton Castle was split into two groups and we were so lucky we got JOEL as our guide. A short presentation and we had him pegged, a small time actor doing some guiding on the side to pay...More

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TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your tour with Joel. We're so glad you enjoyed the attention he gave the group in helping make the day go smoothly. We enjoy your time here in the city and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very informative and enjoyable!

We really enjoyed our tour with Nick. He made it so interesting and enjoyable, and we felt like we received personal insights into the history and location, not just walking around looking at it. Nick answered a lot of questions for us. Also I wanted...More

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NKelly86, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Valarie, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour. We pride ourselves on truly taking care of our guests so it's great that Nick was able to give you the attention you needed. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Education presented in an interesting context

Weather was cold and windy - probably to be expected for late October. Patrick of Top Dog Tours was our guide. He was very good, provided an attractive blend of entertainment and education. The small group started at 10 and shrank to 8 mid-term. A...More

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NKelly86, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jim, Thank you for the great feedback on the tour you took with Patrick. In regard to the confirmation, when you book with a 3rd party service (Viator, Get Your Guide, Expedia, etc.) we don't always have control over what the confirmation email says....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Small-Group Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Joel Edwards of Tony's Tours was our guide. He was very knowledgeable of the history of the sites and he was interesting and enthusiastic, which made the tour pleasurable. Joel was very considerate and observant to the needs of our 90 year old mother. Joel...More

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NKelly86, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Mike, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review of your tour with Joel. We try to make everyone's experience great, regardless of age, so we're so glad your mother enjoyed herself! We hope you enjoy the rest of your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Exceptional

Joel led our tour of only 8 people, and I was more than satisfied. He was friendly, informative, and polite. Joel was ready to answer any and all questions, and the price was a great value for the experience.More

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TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Meagan, Thank You fro taking the time to leave a review of your tour with Joel. It's especially great to hear that you thought the tour was a great value! We hope you enjoy the rest of your time here in NYC and have...More

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marcyS214
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.
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marcyS214
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
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Artist_Aboard
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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