Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

4.5 (92)
New York, US
4.5 (92)
New York, US
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Experience the secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on this captivating guided tour. Immerse yourself in the history and significance of these iconic American landmarks. Hear the stories of immigrants who journeyed through Ellis Island in search of freedom and opportunity. Marvel at panoramic views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty before stepping foot on Liberty Island. Take in the breathtaking sights of New York City from Liberty Island, and then conclude your tour on Ellis Island. This four-hour adventure is a must for anyone visiting NYC, as you uncover the origins, design, and construction of these historic sites. Join this tour and be transported back in time as you discover the Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover the secrets of the Statue of Liberty
  • Listen to the stories of immigrants at Ellis Island
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty
  • Marvel at the outstanding views of NYC
  • Immerse in the history and symbolism of American freedom
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities

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Step into the world of American freedom and opportunity with the Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour. As symbols that have captured the imagination of thousands of visitors to NYC, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island stand as icons of hope and new beginnings. Discover the hidden stories behind their origin, design, and construction, and immerse yourself in the remarkable tales of immigrants who made their way through Ellis Island after a perilous and uncertain journey. This tour offers a unique opportunity to witness panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty and the stunning New York harbor before stepping onto Liberty Island. The journey then continues to Ellis Island, where you can delve into America's rich history as a land of dreams and aspirations.

What to expect?

During this captivating guided tour, you can expect to spend a total duration of 240 minutes exploring the secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The itinerary starts at the historic Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park, where you will meet your knowledgeable guide. From there, you will embark on a journey through time, beginning with The Battery, a place that played a significant role in the arrival of millions of newcomers to New York City. On Liberty Island, marvel at the impressive Statue of Liberty and admire outstanding views of the vibrant cityscape. The tour culminates on Ellis Island, once the busiest immigrant inspection and processing station, now a poetic symbol of the American Dream.

Who is this for?

The Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour is designed for both history enthusiasts and curious wanderers. It welcomes visitors of all backgrounds and ages who seek to unravel the fascinating stories woven into the fabric of American history. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a first-time explorer, this tour offers a comprehensive and immersive experience that will leave you with a deeper understanding of the significance and legacy of these iconic landmarks. Everyone, from families to solo travelers, can benefit from this enriching journey into America's past.

Why book this?

Embarking on the Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour is not just a sightseeing adventure; it is an opportunity to connect with the essence of American identity and heritage. By uncovering the untold stories behind these renowned sites, you will gain a profound appreciation for the struggles and triumphs of those who shaped the nation. Engage with passionate guides who bring these historical moments to life, painting vivid pictures in your mind's eye. Witness breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and New York harbor, letting the awe-inspiring beauty of these landmarks wash over you. This tour offers you the chance to become part of the rich tapestry of American history.

Good to know

To join this tour, make sure to meet your guide on the left-hand side in front of the front gate of Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park. Look for the Red, Inside Out Tours Flag being held up by your guide. The total duration of the tour is approximately 4 hours, so it's advisable to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Don't forget to bring a camera to capture the breathtaking views and memorable moments throughout the journey. Keep in mind that the pedestal visit to the Statue of Liberty is not included in this tour.


Visitors who have experienced the Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour have been captivated by the rich historical tales unravelled on this journey. They praise the knowledgeable guides who make the stories come alive, leaving a lasting impression of the struggles and dreams of the millions who passed through Ellis Island. The panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty and New York harbor have left visitors spellbound, as they basked in the beauty of these iconic American landmarks. Guests highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of American history and an unforgettable exploration of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Castle Clinton National Monument

For more than 200 years, The Battery has been an invaluable part of New York City’s history. Decades before Ellis Island was built or the Statue of Liberty gazed down at incoming boats, millions of newcomers arrived at The Battery from Europe and elsewhere.

Statue of Liberty

[Pedestal visit is not included] Its most notable feature is the Statue of Liberty, a large statue by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi that was dedicated in 1886.

Admission Included

Ellis Island

Ellis Island was the busiest immigrant inspection and processing station in the United States. After welcoming more than 12 million immigrants to our shores, Ellis Island is now a poetic symbol of the American Dream.

Admission Included



4.5 (92)


We had a nice small group of 12 people in our tour. Having the knowledge and direction of the guide was really helpful. Hearing the information from her made it a much more personal experience to remember. We were traveling with two 13 year olds and they loved the interaction with our guide Lisa. She was a native New Yorker who brought her personality and information together to enhance our tour, this was an added way to know about New York city and the variety of people who call it home.


Liam did an awesome job!!! I would highly recommend him for future tours. Plus he has a great sense of humor and kept the group moving along!!


One of the best toura I had in NY. Kyle was knowledgeable and passionate about the topic and even printed some pictures for us on the spot!


The Tour is amazng and the tour guide Kyle is very professional and kind. I recommended him so well. We will comeback for sure.


The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour was truly exceptional, thanks to our incredible tour guide. His passion and storytelling abilities were remarkable, bringing each site to life with such enthusiasm and energy that it was impossible not to be captivated. His vivid descriptions and engaging narratives made it easy to imagine the experiences of those who passed through these historic landmarks. The guide's deep knowledge and infectious enthusiasm truly set him apart, making this one of the best tours I've experienced in a long time. His ability to connect with the history and convey it so compellingly made the tour both educational and profoundly moving.


Wonderful informative trip with super star guide Rori. A good tour requires a good guide and Rori is outstanding. Her knowledge of the sites and her ability to explain what we were seeing is second to none. She took everything in her stride. Seeing Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty grounds with her certainly have been a highlight of my New York trip Thank you


He gave an amazing tour of the statue of liberty. Went deep into the history behind it and described the geography surrounding the island in Great detail through captivating story telling and with great sense of humor.


Intriguing. Ben, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and informative. He conscientiously took care of our special needs. He spoke clearly and with excellent volume to be heard comfortably.


The trip itself was very informative courtesy of its very knowledgeable guide, Ben. Took a lot of pix that will last a lifetime and beyond. Particularly enjoyed the Liberty portion of the tour. The guide was also very friendly. I just wish we were able to take a group photo as additional souvenir.


Llegamos tarde y ya se había ido el grupo (normal, porque iban en Ferry a la Estatua de la Libertad a las 9:00). No obstante, cogimos el Ferry a las 9:30 y aunque llamamos a la oficina para unirnos a mitad del tour nos dijeron que era imposible porque iban muy por delante. Muy pocas ganas de ayudar y eso que ya habían cobrado el tour. We arrived late and the group had already left (normal, because they were going by ferry to the Statue of Liberty at 9:00). However, we took the Ferry at 9:30 and although we called the office to join in the middle of the tour they told us that it was impossible because they were too far ahead. Very little desire to help and they had already charged for the tour.
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