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Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Overview
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 pedestal, Ellis Island museum, and ferry rides are all included in this tour.
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
  • Statue of Liberty pedestal ticket included
What to Expect
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 and into the Statue of Liberty pedestal. This private tour ensures an intimate experience—questions and conversation are welcome throughout. Climb the pedestal and linger for the birds-eye view of the island. 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park - Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Ellis Island, United States
Inclusions
  • Priority access to board the ferry to save you time at departure
  • Personal expert guide
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $2)
  • Crown access
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Audio Guide (translates the tour)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
  • Pedestal is not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in various weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Backpacks (including drawstring bags), strollers, and other large items are not allowed in the pedestal of the statue. Lockers are available for a 25 cent deposit that is returned.
  • Photography is allowed, however monopods or tripods are not allowed
  • No food or drink (other than bottled water) is allowed in the pedestal. Canteens of any material are also prohibited.
  • 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
  • There are two security checkpoints on this tour. One at Battery Park before boarding the ferry, and one at Liberty Island before entering the pedestal
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We experienced a wonderful tour today with James! My mom sister and I were visiting the city for the first time and booked the Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island tour. James was very knowledgeable, friendly and kept things lighthearted and fun! He has great stories and photos to
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Joel was a fantastic tour guide. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and good at avoiding lines. Worth it.
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Thank you so much Victoria for the amazing guided tour today. Your knowledge and enthusiasm meant that the 3 1/2 hours in your company were so well spent. The insights you gave us were the perfect foil to the actual sights themselves and made everything come alive Anybody
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Response from NKelly86, Owner at Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of your Private Statue/Ellis Tour with Victoria. We are so pleased that you had a great time and thought Victoria was a great guide. We hope to see you again in the future and wish you safe travels! -The Team at TopDogTours
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our tour guide, Chet, made the tour worth every penny. He was able to engage two very tough to engage kids with his ability to link history to things that they were interested in. The tour was pricey, but we would absolutely not change a thing. This was one of the best tours
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Response from NKelly86, Owner at Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
Responded 8 Sep 2019
Hello Kathleen, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review of your Statue/Ellis Tour with Chet. We are so glad that your family had a good time and you think the price of the tour was worth it. We really appreciate such a lovely recommendation. We hope you had a great time here in the city and wish you safe travels! -The Team at TopDogTours
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Joel was so knowledgeable and interesting. Easy to meet up and we really appreciated the opportunity to have a perfectly paced tour giving us the amount of time we wanted at each attraction. Joel knew exactly where to get us to stand for the best views and fastest access. He had
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Response from NKelly86, Owner at Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
Responded 4 Sep 2019
Hello Kate, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your Statue/Ellis Tour with Joel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself. We believe that a guide is ideal for the exact things you mentioned (where to stand, how to pass lines) and it is lovely to hear you agree. We hope that the rest of your time in the city was enjoyable and we hope to see you again soon! Safe travels! -The Team at TopDogTours
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