Enjoy an extra special experience at the Statue of Liberty, with increasingly rare access to the Statue Pedestal.
Climb the 215 steps of the Pedestal to take in unparalleled views over New York Harbor.
Discover the story behind how Lady Liberty came to be with fascinating insights from your expert guide.
Visit Ellis Island and follow in the footsteps of 12 million immigrants taking their first step on ‘the Land of Freedom’.
Visit the beautifully curated Ellis Island Immigration Museum where you can walk the ‘Stairs of Separation’ and visit the ‘Kissing Post’.
Rest assured that with small groups of 20 people or fewer and all itinerary was taken care of, your tour will be intimate, and your guide easy to interact with.
With visitors rushing past to board the ferry the Liberty Island, the memorials at Battery Park rarely get the attention they deserve. It’s from here that our Statue of Liberty tour begins with a little context. The stories these monuments have to tell are well worth hearing, so we’ll take some time at the Castle Clinton National Monument, Pier A Harbor House, the American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial, the Sphere, and the New York Korean War Veterans’ Memorial to begin our day. Then it’s off to Liberty Island with pre-reserved ferry tickets from Battery Park to Liberty Island.
Tickets for inside the Statue Pedestal are becoming increasingly rare, but with your VIP special-access pass, you’re guaranteed entry to one of the most impressive viewpoints in New York. With captivating insights from your guided, you’ll discover the story of how Lady Liberty came to be (gifted to the US by France and designed by their finest architects including Gustav Eiffel, she wasn’t as warmly received as you would think!), before climbing the 215 steps of her Pedestal and making your way on to the viewing terrace for a moment to remember.
Then it’s back on the ferry and on to Ellis Island, where you’ll follow in the footsteps of 12 million immigrants. Here you’ll learn about the lengthy immigration process they went through, walking the Stairs of Separation to understand the island’s two very different names – ‘The Island of Hope’ and ‘The Island of Tears’. A visit to the incredible Ellis Island Museum is a must-do here - it’s simply one of the most interesting and well-curated museums there is, hosting an impressive collection of interactive displays for people of all ages to immerse themselves in the history of the island. Our tour ends in Ellis Island, but you can stay a little longer if you’d like, or head back on the ferry with your guide.
With small groups of 20 people or fewer and early morning ferries to the islands, we ensure that your tour is peaceful and relaxed, removing the stress and frustrations of the average visit. And with an expert guide on hand, you’re certain to learn a thing or two, getting more from your experience than you would have on your own.
Statue of Liberty Pedestal
Statue of Liberty Museum
Ellis Island Museum
Castle Clinton National Monument
Pier A Harbor House (from exterior)
American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial
New York Korean War Veterans’ Memorial
Expert tour guide
Fully guided Statue of Liberty tour
Pedestal tickets for Statue of Liberty
Access to Statue of Liberty Museum & Ellis Island Museum
All ferry tickets between Battery Park, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Pre-reserved ferry tickets from Battery Park – Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island
Small groups of 20 people or fewer
Statue of Liberty Crown
20 people per guide
- Infants (ages 0-1): free (no reservation required)
- Children (ages 2-14)