Let's visit the Statue of Liberty!


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Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be willing to have fun, pose for pictures with their parents (however uncool they may feel that is), and ask questions that adults would not think to ask : )

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Italian (advanced)

A private tour of Liberty AND Ellis Islands (Our National Immigration Museum)

I'm often asked if I get tired of seeing the same sights over and over again. How can I get tired of sharing the Statue of Liberty with people?! Lady Liberty has been sending out her special signal of democracy, hope, and freedom since 1886 and now it's your turn to pay a visit to her. Liberty Island is her home and together we will enjoy a ferry ride through the incredible harbor of NYC, seeing many beautiful sights along the way. We'll also be sure to take a family photo at the base of the Statue and talk about her history as the most enduring symbol of liberty the world has ever known!

Ellis Island will be our next stop where we'll dive into the the exceptional story of immigration that New York City has played host to since the earliest days of our country's diverse founding.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour DOES NOT include Crown or Pedestal access for the Statue of Liberty. We'll enjoy the grounds only.


We'll visit:

Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island
National Immigration Museum on Ellis Island
Battery Park and Castle Clinton

We'll also see from the ferry:

Brooklyn Bridge
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Governor's Island
Fort William
Staten Island
And the SPECTACULAR skyline of NYC!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet at your hotel or any other convenient Manhattan location.

End location: Our tour will end at Battery Park where numerous lunch options await you. Additionally Wall Street, Trinity Church and 9-11 Memorial are all within easy walking distance.

Duration: 5 hours

This tour is designed to take place rain or shine.


We will ride the subway from your hotel to the ferry and a 20minute ferry ride will take us out to the islands!

What’s Included

A dynamic, 5-hour private tour with a tour guide who loves visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island : )

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - Ferry tickets to Liberty/Ellis Islands, subway fare

What’s Extra

Ferry tickets to Liberty/Ellis Islands, subway fare

A Recent Review of this tour

Doug was a superb tour guide. He made the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island exciting for our girls (ages 9 and 11). His tour was interactive and age appropriate so that our girls were able to learn and participate. He has a wonderful sense of humor and was always open to questions. I highly recommend him to other families visiting NYC!
Jennifer Schwartz

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