Private guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Private guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • A trip to New York wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Experience first-hand the history of New York City
  • Look for your family name on the Wall of Honour
What to expect

Explore two of the greatest American landmarks on this 3-hour private guided tour. Follow your expert guide on a walk-through at a time when the US embraced immigration more than ever. On this tour, you'll discover New York's first immigration center, Castle Garden Immigration Station, which operated until Ellis Island opened.

You'll then cruise on a ferry to visit Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty keeps an eye on incoming ships. You’ll learn all about Fort Wood, which now acts as the base for the statue, offered to the US by France in 1886.
Head over to Ellis Island, a place where millions of European newcomers first set foot on US soil.

Get a sobering experience at the separation stairs or the excitement at the kissing post where families’ lives changed forever. Finally, you'll visit the Wall of Honor, where you too could search for your family’s name among the 700,000 names commemorating those who entered the United States here. This tour is the ideal way to remember, and celebrate, the immigrants that contributed so much to America’s success.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Private guided tour
    • Professional local guide
    • Entrance where permitted
    What's not included
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drink
    • Tips (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 0-12)
    Where

    Battery Park, New York, NY 10004, USA

    Meeting point:
    Please meet at the Bronze statue ‘the immigrants’ (Luis Sanguino) in battery park, just southeast of Castle Clinton.
    What to remember
    • Please wear comfy, weather-appropriate clothes and shoes
    • This tour has a maximum of 8 participants per tour
    • Don't forget your camera!
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Babylon Tours Inc.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 19% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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