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.
Meet the guide (at the time of choice) inside Castle Clinton on the southern tip of Manhattan and board the ferry.
Enjoy priority boarding without waiting in line and hear anecdotes about Battery Park, New York Harbor, and the surrounding areas. Once on the island, head to the pedestal and gain access to the exclusive Statue of Liberty Museum. Highlights include one of the original statue torches, rare memorabilia, and the plaque with the poem 'The New Colossus' that was at the base of the statue from 1903 until the 1980s. Take in the sights of the New York skyline from the observation deck.
Enjoy free time to do some shopping and get a once-in-a lifetime photo opportunity in front of Lady Liberty herself.
Then take the ferry to Ellis Island and learn the fascinating history of America's peak immigration years. Visit the Great Hall and discover the process of going through Ellis Island as an immigrant newly arriving to America. Walk through the the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and see rare photos and memorabilia. Listen to personal stories and see family photos, then learn how to trace family history at Ellis Island. Stay on the island for as long as desired'or have the guide lead the way back to Battery Park.