Bye! You have logged out from ExperienceFirst.
All NYC Tours
See Tour Preview
review-star 2 Reviews

Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

A private tour of New York’s two most iconic landmarks
  • When Flexible
  • Duration 5 hours (4 hours guided)
  • Meeting Point Castle Clinton

Starting at $75 per adult

review-star
  • Private guide
    A local expert dedicated to your group
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Starting at $75

Starting at $75 per adult

review-star
  • Private guide
    A local expert dedicated to your group
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Experience two of New York’s best attractions with a private guide for just your group.
  • Save time with your early reserve-line tickets for the ferry.
  • Climb to the Statue of Liberty pedestal, featuring stunning views of the bay.
  • Learn about America’s heritage at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, audio guide included.
  • Browse the exhibits at the Statue of Liberty Museum to discover more about this famous sculpture.
  • Capture some of the best photos of the New York skyline from the ferry.
  • Take advantage of your time with your local guide to get insider tips for the rest of your visit to NYC.

Itinerary

  • Castle Clinton

    The former American immigration station in Battery Park, where you’ll meet your private tour guide

  • Statue of Liberty

    Including access to the Statue of Liberty pedestal and museum

  • Ellis Island

    With a guided tour of the island, including the American Immigrant Wall of Honor

  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum

    Cultural exhibits about the immigrants who passed through here on their journey to America

Plan your trip

Private tour

This is a private tour for groups of 2-15 people. For groups larger than 15, please contact us for discounted rates.

Tour ending point

The guided portion of this private tour ends at Ellis Island. Stay as long as you like and then take the ferry back.

Accessibility

This private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.

12:30 p.m. tour

Visiting Ellis Island depends on the ferry schedule for our 12:30 p.m. tour. Ellis Island may not be available for afternoon departures during the high season.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Reviews

review-star
Fantastic experience
Great tour with plenty of history - advice - and humour about two such important and visited places. This is the second time we have been but the first time guided and it is WELL worth the money to get the full experience.

— Nate

review-star
Great tour experience!
John was a fantastic tour guide for our tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. My family and I learned so much from him. The tour was lively, interactive and fun. If you are looking for a small group tour while in NYC, check this one out!

— Zasha

review-star
Organized and informative
Had a wonderful experience! Mike was our guide for this experience and did a wonderful job. It was nice having someone keep us organized!

— Cassity

Meeting point

Castle Clinton

FAQs

How much walking is there?

We’ll be on our feet for most of the tour on Liberty and Ellis islands. The ferry and the Statue of Liberty pedestal also have stairs. For this private tour, we can work with your mobility level to make sure you have a great experience.

What can we bring?

If you bring food, backpacks, strollers, and other large items, you’ll need to store them in lockers before entering the Statue of Liberty. Lockers typically cost around $0.25. There are security screenings as well before entering the ferry or Statue of Liberty, so don’t bring blades, tools, aerosol, non-folding umbrellas, tripods, lighter fluid, etc.

Are the Statue of Liberty pedestal and the museums on Liberty and Ellis islands included?

Yes, but they’re not guided portions of the tour. The National Park Service doesn’t allow guiding inside the Statue of Liberty pedestal, the Statue of Liberty Museum, or the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, so your guide will prep you for these attractions and then let you explore them on your own.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. We also offer rescheduling to another date at no extra cost if you’re unable to make this tour. Please keep in mind there are no refunds available if you have already rescheduled your tour.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.

What about gratuities?

Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.

NYC travel guides

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Tips and Updates

As two of the most popular attractions in New York City, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are probably on your must-see list — and they should…

3 Reasons Not To Miss the Statue of Liberty Museum

The Statue of Liberty is without doubt one of the most amazing monuments you will see in New York. That feeling of awe that becomes you as the…