Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Experience the fascinating history of American immigration on the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour. Join a small group of up to 8 people and follow your knowledgeable guide on a 3-hour journey through time. Begin at Battery Park, one of Manhattan's oldest areas, and learn about the country's first immigration center, Castle Garden. Then, hop on a ferry to Liberty Island and marvel at the iconic Statue of Liberty, a symbol of freedom and opportunity. Next, explore Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants arrived in search of a new life. Discover the medical examinations and living conditions they faced, and search for your family's name on the Wall of Honor. This tour is a tribute to the immigrants who shaped and enriched America, showcasing their contributions to the country's success. Don't miss this chance to step into their shoes and uncover their inspiring stories.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the iconic Statue of Liberty
  • Trace the footsteps of over 12 million immigrants
  • Learn about the fascinating history of Ellis Island
  • Discover the historical significance of Battery Park
  • Visit the American Immigrant Wall of Honour
  • Ferry transportation to ellis island and statue of liberty
  • All fees and taxes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Tour price does not include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend uber or taxi)
  • Tour does not include gratuities (optional)

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Experience the awe-inspiring journey of America's immigrants at the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour Semi-Private 8ppl Max. This 3-hour guided tour takes you back in time, allowing you to retrace the steps of over 12 million individuals who sought a new life in the United States. Start your adventure at Battery Park, one of Manhattan's oldest districts, and explore iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Discover the rich history behind these sites and gain a deeper understanding of America's immigrant past.

What to expect?

During the tour, you can expect to delve into the captivating stories of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, gaining insights into the experiences of millions of European newcomers. Witness the grandeur of the Statue of Liberty and learn about its intricate design, courtesy of renowned architect Gustave Eiffel. As you board the ferry to Ellis Island, you'll immerse yourself in the journey that millions of immigrants once embarked on. Explore the museum and former immigration inspection center, discovering the challenges and triumphs faced by those who came to America in search of a better life.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for those who seek a deeper understanding of American history and the role immigrants played in shaping the country. It is suitable for curious travelers, history enthusiasts, and individuals who appreciate cultural diversity. Whether you are a New York local or a visitor from afar, this experience is designed to engage and inspire all who embark on it.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of America's immigration story with this Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island tour. Unlike traditional tours, this semi-private experience ensures a more intimate and personalized journey, limited to a maximum of 8 guests. With knowledgeable guides leading the way, you can expect a rich and informative exploration of these iconic landmarks that represent the essence of the American Dream. Gain a deeper appreciation for the struggles and successes of immigrants, as well as the significant contributions they made to the United States.

Good to know

As you embark on this tour, remember to wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning views and memorable moments along the way. For those interested in their family heritage, be sure to visit the American Immigrant Wall of Honour on Ellis Island, where you can pay tribute to your ancestors' journey.


Customers have raved about this inspiring tour, expressing their appreciation for the knowledgeable and passionate guides who bring the history of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to life. Visitors have described the experience as a moving and educational journey, capturing the spirit of American heritage and the determination of those who sought a better life on these shores. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be enchanted by the stories and sights that have captivated millions throughout history.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Statue of Liberty

Follow in the footsteps of over 12 million foreigners seeking roads paved with gold in the New World on this tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Explore these New York landmarks on a 3 hour semi-private guided tour, joining up to 8 people for a walk through time when America embraced immigration more than ever. The tour begins at Battery Park, one of the oldest parts of Manhattan. Here you’ll find the country’s first immigration center, Castle Garden Immigration Station, which operated until Ellis Island opened. Take a ferry to visit Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty keeps an eye on incoming ships. You’ll learn all about Fort Wood, which now acts as the base for the statue, offered to the US by France in 1886. You’ll hear all about its creator, Bartholdi, as well as contributions by famed architect Gustave Eiffel, of Tower fame. Another ferry will whisk you across the water to Ellis Island. Here, millions of European newcomers wandered the very island that you will visit, learning about the medical examines and surprising conditions faced by immigrants. Learn about the island layout, and where immigrants who were quarantined were housed. You’ll end at the Wall of Honor, where you can search for your family’s name among the some 700,000 names commemorating those who entered the United States here. After the tour, your guide will introduce you to the museum to further explore the exhibits and history of the island. This tour is the ideal way to remember, and celebrate, the immigrants that contributed so much to America’s success.

Admission Included

Battery Park

You will begin your tour at Battery Park, a public park located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Here, you will briefly see the attractions and monuments that the park contains and learn all about its history as one of the oldest parts of Manhattan.

Castle Clinton National Monument

Before making your way to Liberty Island, you will learn about Castle Clinton, a landmark representing not only the city’s growth but the growth of the nation. Built from 1808 to 1811, it was the first US immigration station where more than 8 million people arrived in the United States between 1855 to 1890.

SeaGlass Carousel

You will also pass the Seaglass Carousel, a fish-themed carousel that represents a symbol of recovery in the area, which suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. You will be able to appreciate the carousel’s design. Design along with construction took nearly a decade.

New York Harbor

From here, you will board the ferry at the New York Harbour, part of the port of the New York. Lying at the mouth of the Hudson River, it is one of the largest natural harbours in the world.

Statue of Liberty

You will make your way to Liberty Island, located just off the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Here you will see the Statue of Liberty, the highlight of your trip. You will learn all about her history and how she came to be on the island.

Admission Included

Ellis Island

Next you will visit Ellis Island, an island that contains a museum and former immigration inspection centre. It was the nation’s busiest immigration inspection station from 1892 to 1954.

American Immigrant Wall of Honor

During your time on Ellis Island, you will see the American Immigrant Wall of Honour, a permanent exhibit of individual or family names. It is the only place in the US where an individual can honor his or her family heritage at a National Monument.



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We went on a semi-private tour with Charlie, which ended up being entirely private based on lucky booking. Charlie was entertaining and knowledgeable. We are a family of four, traveling with 11 and 6 year old kids, and Charlie managed to keep the kids engaged for the entire tour - which is no small feat. The weather was beautiful and we all had a great time!


We had a great experience exploring the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with Charlie. He well tailored the tour to our family’s needs and he made wonderful suggestions for the rest of the trip. I would highly recommend this tour and our guide, Charlie, to others as a great way to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.


Great time with our tour guide Charlie! He had a great personality and was assertive in getting the most out of our tour. Would definitely recommend Babylon tours.


The perfect tour by Charlie. Very informative, interactive and with maximum energy. Really understands the history and what is relevant. Thank you so much


Charlie was both professional and relatable, eager to customize his presentation to those of us in the group. He offered so much information that I was mystified at how he could keep it all straight. I cannot recommend him highly enough!


Cherie was knowledgeable and interesting. Guided us through the crowds with ease. Very fun day! Definitely recommend.

Moez K

Very informative and expertly delivered Our guide had great sense of humour Loved his job Great Great


Guide was exceptional! Tour was well planned, stayed on time, and the narrative provided by the guide was great. Best tour I have taken.


Otro de los paseos imperdibles en Nueva York. Mas alla del traslado hasta Battery Park, donde parte el Ferry, debe destinarse unas 3 horas a este paseo. Dadas las necesarias medidas de seguridad para acceder al Ferry, evita llevar equipaje o bolsos grandes porque no permiten pasar Desde el muelle en Manhattan, si encuentras el lugar adecuado se pueden sacar fotos muy graciosas con la estatua en miniatura.
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