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Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Ticket provided by Top Dog Tours NYC

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

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R 2 685,55
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Ticket
This is a private tour so the group will be limited to you and your guests and a guide
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Updated 20/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Make the most of a trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with this private, half-day tour. There’s no getting lost in a big group on this tour, as a guide tailors the experience to your sole preferences and interests. You get the complete experience as entrance to the Statue of Liberty pedestal, Ellis Island museum, and ferry rides are all included in this tour.
  • You'll start at
    Castle Clinton National Monument
    Battery Park - Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, USA
    The 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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  • 1
    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 States
    The 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 25 cent deposit))
  • Crown access
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Audio Guide (translates the tour)
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers 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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Bret A wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
Brook was amazing. Very informative, friendly, humorous and educated. This was a wonderful morning at the Statue and Ellis Island!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from TopDogTours, Owner at Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Ticket
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Hello, Thank you so much for leaving a review of your tour with Brooke. We are so glad that you had a great time. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in NYC and we hope to see you again soon. Safe travels! -The Team at TopDogTours
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SandyBiker wrote a review Mar 2020
Davis, California22 contributions11 helpful votes
Our guide, Victoria, was so great. She provide history and background of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island while moving us seamlessly through the tour. She knew where to stand for best spots for photos and even took our best shot. She provided history stories and related
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Date of experience: March 2020
dt_ca wrote a review Feb 2020
Newport Beach, California47 contributions14 helpful votes
Joel did a fantastic job of being engaging and informative at both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The sheer size of the statue and the amount of immigrants that came through Ellis Island was daunting. I would recommend this company AND Joel highly.
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Date of experience: February 2020
hudddles wrote a review Feb 2020
Benfleet, United Kingdom140 contributions41 helpful votes
This is an excellent tour get to see and hear about both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. RJ our guide was excellent, informative and attentive. Everything about the tour was so good. Plenty of time for wandering around Liberty Island and Eliis Island never felt rushed.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Kenneth F wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Great tour guide and learning experience. The Statue of Liberty was beautiful and interesting to learn how controversial the gift was at the time of completing.
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Date of experience: February 2020
About the operator

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By: Top Dog Tours NYC
Enjoyed our tour, it was just the 3 of us. Patrick our guide was knowledgeable and full of downtown history.
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special place
this was one of the most special places i have ever visited. the whole experience was new to me and i love everythi
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Great Tour
This was a great walking tour which exposed me to many historical sites around Greenwich Village that are haunted!!
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sam is great
sam was a great host! she was very informative and excited about the tour. it was nice that it was a small group to
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Awesome Ghost Tour!
Joel was an incredible tour guide. He was exceptionally personable and very knowledgeable about the history of the
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Greenwich Village and Afterlife Goals
Liz was a great tour guide. We learned a lot about the history of Greenwich Village and some of its spookier inhabi
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Go on this tour!
Joel was so personable and did an amazing job! It was packed with history and gore but also a bit of humor to light
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It’s a’s a’s SUPER tour!
What a fun tour! I’ve lived in NYC for over fifteen years and I learned so much on this tour. Our guide, Patrick, w
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Marvel DC tour
Super interesting tour for comic nerds as well as common people. Patrick our tour guide really knew what he was tal
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Works as advertised
The tour was great. Joel was very passionate and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about NYC and superheros. Great
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great Tour, Definitely Recommend
My wife and I do ghost tours when ever we travel and this one was great. We enjoyed walking around Greenwich Villa
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Must do in NYC if you like Marvel / superhero films
Amazing journey through Marvel and others, getting to know filming locations and insider views. Thank you for this
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Our tour guide, Rory, was funny and great at telling stories! It was interesting learning the lives of many people
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Great guide
Kevin our guide, who is also a comedian, kept us all enterained, and his knowledge of the history of the area was e
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Ghost tour was awesome
Big thanks to Hannah for having my mother and I. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was so interesting! Still think
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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