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Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
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Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

By Top Dog Tours NYC
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Make the most of a trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with this private, half-day tour. There’s no getting lost in a big group on this tour, as a guide tailors the experience to your sole preferences and interests. You get the complete experience as entrance to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island museum, and ferry rides are all included in this tour.
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C$260.31
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Duration: 4h
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English

Highlights
  • Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour tailored to your interests
  • Guide’s expertise and attention provides more than a self-guided tour
  • See panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline from the ferry

  • Personal expert guide
  • Private tour
  • Guided Tour of Battery Park
  • Guided Tour of Liberty Island
  • Guided Tour of Ellis Island Grounds
  • Statue Ferry Ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Meet your guide at Castle Clinton in Battery Park for your private half-day tour. From there, head to the pier and enjoy priority boarding for the Statue of Liberty ferry. As you sail across the harbor, your guide points out the important landmarks in the city skyline. Once on Liberty Island your guide leads you around the Statue of Liberty. This private tour ensures an intimate experience—questions and conversation are welcome throughout. Next, continue to Ellis Island via ferry. Learn about the history of immigration to New York as the guide walks you through the Great Hall, just as an immigrant would have a hundred years ago. The tour ends here, allowing you to explore the museum at your own pace before catching a leisurely ferry ride back to Manhattan.

Departure details
  • 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA Your guide will be on the steps outside of the north entrance of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House (Museum of the American Indian), holding a white flag with a blue checkered border with our logo. This is the entrance facing the buildings in Manhattan with 4 statues.
Return details
  • Ellis Island, United States The tour concludes on Ellis Island. If you wish to spend more time visiting the museum, your guide can provide instructions on how to get back to Battery Park. Your guide can also take you back to Battery Park if you wish to return at the conclusion of the tour.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31003P15

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Operates in various weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Photography is allowed, however monopods or tripods are not allowed
  • 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
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
  • This is a private tour so the group will be limited to you and your guests and a guide
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour price starts from C$254.09. Discover and book Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour cancellation policy?
Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour?
Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour is hosted by Top Dog Tours NYC. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Top Dog Tours NYC on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31003P15

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Bowling Green
    1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA
    Your guide will be on the steps outside of the north entrance of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House (Museum of the American Indian), holding a white flag with a blue checkered border with our logo. This is the entrance facing the buildings in Manhattan with 4 statues.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Statue of Liberty
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Ellis Island
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Battery Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Castle Clinton National Monument
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Ellis Island
    Ellis Island, United States
    The tour concludes on Ellis Island. If you wish to spend more time visiting the museum, your guide can provide instructions on how to get back to Battery Park. Your guide can also take you back to Battery Park if you wish to return at the conclusion of the tour.
    See address & details
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Great Tour
I had an amazing time on this tour. The stories were very interesting and varied. My guide, Luke, is fantastic, eng
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Wonderful tour and guide!!
The tour was wonderful and Christine was an excellent tour guide. My 76 year old mother was with us and she has som
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Debra A
Washington DC, DC26 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Couples
A great private tour led by Cecilia, who was there early and was incredibly friendly and helpful, smoothing the whole day for us. She tailored the tour time and the historical information and details she shared with us to meet our preferences, including reducing walking time and building in lots of sit-down breaks to suit our needs. She also shared loads of contemporary information about living in NYC and took some great photos for us! Thanks, Cecilia!
Written January 2, 2023
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Mike S
Evans, GA1 contribution
Jun. 2022
Luke, our tour guide, just exuded energy and was extremely approachable and friendly. His knowledge and the way he articulated everything in his storytelling manner made it possible for my mother, whose second language is English, to understand most of what was being told. The way he ties in previously mentioned historical facts to points later on in the tour was masterfully done.

In addition, Luke knew all the hacks to getting on the ferry early, where to stand, and when to start making your way to the exit. We most definitely used that when we departed Ellis Island after he left us at the conclusion of the tour. Thanks Luke and Top Dog Tours for a wonderful experience!
Written June 14, 2022
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djleftwich
Oak Ridge, TN2 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
Alyssa was amazing. She was Knowledgeable, flexible and personable. She was able to give rich history that made Lady Liberty speak loud and clear of her history. After an explanation of the role of Ellis Island the people of the past materialized and you could feel the hope, the fear and the desire to get through the "process" to establish an amazing new life.
Written July 22, 2021
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Dee C
1 contribution
Jul. 2021
James was a truly great tour guide. He was very well prepared and his knowledge of the Statue and of US immigration history was impressive. Also, he was especially attentive to our comfort, finding places for us to sit in the shade and pointing out the best spots to take photographs. And finally, he was able to relate well to each of us who ranged in age from 9 to 76. James was a great guide in every way.
Written July 14, 2021
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SandyBiker
Davis, CA22 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Friends
Our guide, Victoria, was so great. She provide history and background of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island while moving us seamlessly through the tour. She knew where to stand for best spots for photos and even took our best shot. She provided history stories and related them to current events. Also, the extra bonus was her recommendation for other things to do during our trip to Manhattan. Great tour.
Written March 10, 2020
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Barb
1 contribution
Christine was great for our private tour of the Statue and Ellis. Perfect mix of history and fun for our two teens. As a tip, A reminder to get the audio tour while in the Ellis island museum would have been great. That would have pulled it all together.
Written August 14, 2022
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Des G
Toledo, OH27 contributions
Very enjoyable and informative tour with our guide, Liz, who provided a great overview of the history and characters of Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We were very fortunate to have beautiful weather for walking around and taking great pictures to remember it by. Highly recommended.
Written September 10, 2022
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Sue D
2 contributions
Luke was our guide for the day. He was amazing. He gave all the history of the area and all about the ideas behind the Statue of Liberty from how she was designed and all about how she was made. We absolutely loved this tour and Luke made is extra special.
Written August 3, 2022
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dt_ca
Newport Beach, CA51 contributions
Feb. 2020
Joel did a fantastic job of being engaging and informative at both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The sheer size of the statue and the amount of immigrants that came through Ellis Island was daunting. I would recommend this company AND Joel highly.
Written February 22, 2020
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Explore586843
2 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Family
Our tour guide, Luke, was the very best. We had our 8 year old with us and Luke did an incredible job of keeping both us and our son engaged the whole time. He gave us so much history we would otherwise have not known. Highly recommend this tour and ask for Luke!
Written October 11, 2022
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