Liberty Island
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  • Private Ellis Island Tour with Statue of Liberty Access

    1. Private Ellis Island Tour with Statue of Liberty Access

    Board the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and get up close to the iconic monument in New York Harbor. Examine the artifacts inside the Statue of Liberty Museum, including the original bones of the statue to one of the first flames of her torch. Get some time to explore on your own or grab a quick bite before going to Ellis Island. Visit the Museum of Immigration in the original Immigration Station, beautifully restored after decades of neglect. Learn the heartbreaking stories of the immigrants who once walked the halls and search the archive to discover your own history.

    To say our family LOVED this tour is a huge understatement. We felt so lucky to have Marla as our guide -- she was exceptional in every way! Our boys (both age 14) had nothing but good things to say after the tour -- and if you know or have teen boys, you know this is a rarity! We were so thankful for Marla's thorough and truly entertaining presentation. Not only does she know her history, she has a wonderful wit and sense of humor that keeps it fun for a younger audience! She was also very good at reading our family and knowing just when to move on and/or provide more information or a little break. Finally, she made the logistics a breeze--supplying our tickets, navigating the crowds, and avoiding lines like a total pro. Which, given the heat and having teens, we parents especially appreciated! We highly, highly recommend this tour--especially if you're lucky enough to have Marla as your guide.

  • Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & 9/11 Memorial Private Tour

    2. Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & 9/11 Memorial Private Tour

    Meet your guide at Battery Park and enjoy priority boarding for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty on this 5-hour program. Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the iconic copper Statue was built by Gustave Eiffel. Dedicated on 28 October 1886, it was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Continue to Ellis Island, home to a federal immigration station that opened in 1892 and continued operations for more than 60 years before closing in 1954. Millions of immigrants passed through the station during that period. It is thought that at least 40 per cent of all current United States citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island. After returning to Battery Park, you’ll visit the National September 11 Memorial, the principal monument commemorating the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 that killed 2,507 civilians, 72 law enforcement officers, 343 fir...

  • New York: Statue of Liberty Private Tour for Families

    3. New York: Statue of Liberty Private Tour for Families

    Meet your guide at the Pier A Harbor House in Battery Park. Skip the line and hop on the ferry which takes you to Liberty Island. Embark on a guided tour of the island and The Statue of Liberty, a must-see destination of the city and one of the most famous symbols of the United States.  Learn about the history of the monument in a fun and engaging way in a tour designed for all ages. Explore the Pedestal Museum with your guide, and get close to the original torch of the statue. Finish the guided portion of the tour, and your guide can recommend a variety of places to eat, shop, and visit when in New York, You can then continue by visiting the Ellis Island Museum via the ferry, or take the ferry back to Manhattan. Stay as long as you want to explore two of the most visited attractions in the city.

    We had an excellent time with Davidson. He was extremely knowledgeable of the area and catered the tour to our individual interests. Definitely a memorable trip!

  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

    4. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

    This 3-hour guided tour runs daily and it includes entrance fees, a professional art historian guide and private and small group tour options. The tour begins at Battery Park, one of the oldest parts of Manhattan. Here you’ll find the country’s first immigration center, Castle Garden Immigration Station, which operated until Ellis Island opened. Take a ferry to visit Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty keeps an eye on incoming ships. Visit the statue at your own pass. Before, you will learn all about Fort Wood, which now acts as the base for the statue, offered to the US by France in 1886. Hear all about its creator, Bartholdi, as well as contributions by famed architect Gustave Eiffel, of Tower fame. Another ferry will whisk you across the water to Ellis Island. Here, millions of European newcomers wandered the very luggage rooms and registry rooms that you will enter, learning ...

    Excellent Tour - great guide, right length of time. Overall best tour I am taken.

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What people are saying about Liberty Island

To say our family LOVED this tour is a huge understatement. We felt so lucky to have Marla as our guide -- she was exceptional in every way! Our boys (both age 14) had nothing but good things to say after the tour -- and if you know or have teen boys, you know this is a rarity! We were so thankful for Marla's thorough and truly entertaining presentation. Not only does she know her history, she has a wonderful wit and sense of humor that keeps it fun for a younger audience! She was also very good at reading our family and knowing just when to move on and/or provide more information or a little break. Finally, she made the logistics a breeze--supplying our tickets, navigating the crowds, and avoiding lines like a total pro. Which, given the heat and having teens, we parents especially appreciated! We highly, highly recommend this tour--especially if you're lucky enough to have Marla as your guide.

This is the only way to do it. A private tour with Chris. We enjoyed the whole day, Chris had all the answers for any question we had. He was OUTSTANDING! We would defiantly use this tour company and Chris again.

We had an excellent time with Davidson. He was extremely knowledgeable of the area and catered the tour to our individual interests. Definitely a memorable trip!

Thomas is very knowledgeable about the history of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We enjoyed having Thomas as our guide. Thank you Scott

Excellent Tour - great guide, right length of time. Overall best tour I am taken.