Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour in New York, NY

Babylon Tours NYCBattery ParkNew York, NY 10004
View on Map
Starting at
$164.30
TripAdvisor user rating 5.00 out of 5 Based on 887 reviews
INSTANT CONFIRMATION
NO SERVICE FEES

Overview

Embark on a 3-hour private guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Experience the historic Battery Park, visit Liberty Island, learn about the fascinating history of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island's historic luggage and registry rooms. Discover the Wall of Honor and pay tribute to the countless contributors to America's success.

up to 3 hrs 2 to 8 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • This is a semi-private tour with eight guests maximum.
  • The tour duration approximately 4 hours.
  • Food available for purchase on the ferry, at the Statue of Liberty, and on Ellis Island.
  • Service animals are more than welcome on the tour!
  • Fully operational on all weather conditions. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather.
  • You can take photos during the tour but please refrain from using tripods and monopods.
  • Children under the age of 3 get free admission with an adult ticket.
  • Guides are wearing orange hats AND/OR blue shirts or jackets.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.
  • The tour departs promptly and if late, you will not be able to catch up and will miss the tour.

Description

from Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour
Embark on a 3-hour private guided tour tracing the path of over 12 million foreigners seeking prosperity in the New World, exploring the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Begin at Battery Park, one of Manhattan's oldest areas, housing the country's inaugural immigration center, Castle Garden Immigration Station. Board a ferry to Liberty Island, home of the iconic Statue of Liberty, gifted by France in 1886. Uncover the history of Fort Wood, the statue's base, designed by Bartholdi with contributions from architect Gustave Eiffel.

Cross the waters to Ellis Island, where millions of European immigrants once roamed the luggage and registry rooms, experiencing medical examinations and challenging conditions. Encounter the emotions at the separation stairs and the kissing post, where families' destinies were forever altered. Conclude at the Wall of Honor, housing 700,000 names commemorating those who entered the United States. This tour offers an ideal way to reflect on and honor the immigrants who played a pivotal role in America's success.

Highlights Include:
  • Battery Park
  • Castle Garden Immigration Station
  • Governors Island – the other forts
  • Liberty Island
  • Base of Fort Wood – Fort’s history
  • Inside – Original Torch
  • Bartholdi, construction, Eifel, Hunt
  • Verrazano Bridge & Immigrant Journey
  • Ellis Island
  • Wall of honor

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour Reviews

Have you been to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour? Share your knowledge and be the first to review this.

Frequently Asked Questions about Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

How long is the tour?

The tour duration is approximately 4 hrs.

What ages are allowed on the tour?

All ages are welcome.

Where do is the tour meeting point?

The meeting point is at the Bronze statue ‘the immigrants’ (Luis Sanguino) in battery park, just southeast of Castle Clinton.

When does the tour start?

Tour starts at 9 AM, daily.

What does my admission fee include?

Included in the admission is a professional tour guide just for you; Tour includes all entrance fees. Children below the age of 3 come with free admission with an adult ticket.

Do you operate rain or shine?

The tour operates whether it rains, snows, or shines. It is advised to be dressed accordingly to the weather. Check the forecast before coming out of the hotel. And wear comfortable shoes.

Is transportation provided?

There is no pick-up or drop-off available. Each tour has some specific meeting points.

Can I take photos during the tour?

Photos are allowed but please refrain from using tripods and monopods.