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Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Ticket

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Gain exclusive access to the Statue of Liberty on this once-in-a lifetime, 4-hour, private tour. With a tour guide who is a descendant of Ellis Island immigrants, learn how a gift of friendship to the United States has become one of the modern wonders of the world. After an inspiring, exclusive trip to Lady Liberty, take a short boat ride to Ellis Island and hear first-hand stories about the most famous and active immigration hubs in the United States. Entry fees and round-trip ferry ticket included.
You'll start at
Castle Clinton National Monument
Battery Park - Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, USAThe tour meets inside Castle Clinton (the round brick building) in Battery Park. Our guide will be there to greet you in front of the bookstore at the confirmed time of your tour. They will be holding a white and blue checked flag with our logo on it. There is no need to wait in the ticket line, your guide will have your tickets for you. If you arrive early and the weather is less than ideal, please do not wait inside the bookstore. There is a Castle Clinton exhibit near the north entrance of the building, and you are free to wait in there for your guide.
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    Statue of Liberty
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Ellis Island
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Battery Park
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Castle Clinton National Monument
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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You'll end at
Ellis Island
Ellis Island, United StatesThe tour concludes on Ellis Island. If you wish to spend more time visiting the museum, your guide can provide instructions on how to get back to Battery Park. Your guide can also take you back to Battery Park if you wish to return at the conclusion of the tour.
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  • Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour tailored to your interests
  • Guide’s expertise and attention provides more than a self-guided tour
  • See panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline from the ferry
  • Statue of Liberty pedestal ticket included
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Castle Clinton in Battery Park for your private half-day tour. From there, head to the pier and enjoy priority boarding for the Statue of Liberty ferry. As you sail across the harbor, your guide points out the important landmarks in the city skyline. Once on Liberty Island your guide leads you around and into the Statue of Liberty pedestal. This private tour ensures an intimate experience—questions and conversation are welcome throughout. Climb the pedestal and linger for the birds-eye view of the island. Next, continue to Ellis Island via ferry. Learn about the history of immigration to New York as the guide walks you through the Great Hall, just as an immigrant would have a hundred years ago. The tour ends here, allowing you to explore the museum at your own pace before catching a leisurely ferry ride back to Manhattan.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park - Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, USA
Return Details
Ellis Island, United States
  • Priority access to board the ferry to save you time at departure
  • Personal expert guide
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Statue of Liberty
  • Entry/Admission - Ellis Island
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $2)
  • Crown access
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Audio Guide (translates the tour)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Duration is subject to ferry schedule and time guest wishes to spend on Ellis Island
  • Food and drink is available for purchase on the Statue Ferry, Liberty Island, and Ellis Island
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear appropriate shoes
  • Pedestal is not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in various weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Backpacks (including drawstring bags), strollers, and other large items are not allowed in the pedestal of the statue. Lockers are available for a 25 cent deposit that is returned.
  • Photography is allowed, however monopods or tripods are not allowed
  • No food or drink (other than bottled water) is allowed in the pedestal. Canteens of any material are also prohibited.
  • No weapons of any kind are allowed at the statue (including pocket knives, pepper spray, Swiss Army knives, etc.). There is no place to check these items before going through security, so please leave these items at home
  • There are two security checkpoints on this tour. One at Battery Park before boarding the ferry, and one at Liberty Island before entering the pedestal
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brooke was an amazing tour guide. She customized the tour for us. She was pleasant and knowledgeable. It was a great morning.
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My family scheduled a last minute trip up to NY from Florida and booked a priviate Statue of Liberty tour/Ellis Island. We could not have enjoyed it more! Hannah was awesome and kept our 17 year old son/11 year old daughter engaged the entire time with her stories and pictures.
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Victoria was very informative and friendly. She made us feel very special. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and felt that we learnt so much. Thanks Victoria!!! We would highly recommend this tour.
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Response from TopDogTours, Owner at Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Ticket
Responded 8 Dec 2019
Hello, We are so glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with Victoria on you Statue/Ellis Tour. We hope the rest of your time in the city was enjoyable and we hope to see you again. Safe travels! -The Team at TopDogTours
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A really excellent three hours of American history presented by an outstanding guide. Thoroughly recommended to those who want to get an in depth understanding of the stories behind Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty.
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We had a great private tour with Brooke-- she was fun, engaging and helpful. We had time on our own and plenty of time with her. Beautiful day.
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Response from pock87, Owner at Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Ticket
Responded 24 Nov 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your Statue/Ellis Tour with Brooke. We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself! We hope the rest of your time in the city was as enjoyable and we hope to see you again soon. Safe travels! -The Team at TopDogTours
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About the operator
By: Top Dog Tours NYC
1,233 reviews
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Amazing experiences for DC and Marvel Fans
Joel is a very passion people sharing all the experiences and histories about NYC and the super heroes.
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Kent, United Kingdom
Interesting if you’re a fan!
Booked for my other half’s birthday as he is a huge marvel fan, and he loved it! It was interesting even to
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SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown
Rory was a detailed historian and a wonderful storyteller. He was kind and considerate of all peoples needs in our
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Gotham Awaits!
This is our second walking tour with Top Dog and if you’re a comic buff (like myself) this is one you simply
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Mannheim, Germany
Superheroes of New York
We liked the tour a lot. Our guide James did an amazing job. He was very funny and had many interesting facts.
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Great Tour
I enjoyed this tour, the guide was knowledgeable and personable. The weather was good for walking and you see that
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Tiring but all worth it
Highly recommended tour to explore all the highlights of NYC in a day. James is highly accommodating and easy to
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Statue of Liberty
Brooke was an amazing tour guide. She customized the tour for us. She was pleasant and knowledgeable. It was a
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Excellent Tour
The tour was awesome with Hannah!!!! I completely recommend taking tour. She explained everything in a great way
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Superhero Tour with cool facts
The tour was absolutely fun! Our tourguide was Joel and he is not just a proud Spider-Man fan, he lives in NYC and
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Lyon, France
We went a tour with Joel. He is a super guide who go the city’s superheroes alive with humor and passion
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Visiting Liberty Island and Ellis Island
We had a great time. James our tour guide was excellent!! Funny and really on top of it. He made our day!! If I
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Cardrona, New Zealand
High line highlight
Excellent tour led by Evan, great to hear the stories and see the architecture as well as the markets where we had
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Cardrona, New Zealand
Super Tour
Just had tour with Liz. She was great guide bought the city’s superheroes alive for the four in our family....well
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Highly recommend!
The downtown historical tour was great. Our tour guide, Brooke was very informative and professional. Everything
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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