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Embark on a journey through American history with our private walking tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. This immersive experience brings you face-to-face with two of New York City’s most iconic symbols of freedom and hope.


Your adventure begins with a ferry ride from Battery Park, offering panoramic views of Manhattan's skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more. As we approach Liberty Island, the majestic Statue of Liberty awaits to unveil her stories and secrets.

Discover the fascinating history of Lady Liberty, from her origins to her role as a beacon of hope. Learn about her construction, symbolism, and the journey across the Atlantic.

On Ellis Island, step into the shoes of immigrants who shaped America. The museum narrates tales of hope, struggle, and the diverse threads that weave the American tapestry.


Tailored experiences: Your interests guide our tour.
Expert insights: Our guides bring history to life.
Comprehensive service: From booking to touring, we ensure a seamless experience.
Flexible and accommodating: We strive to make your visit unforgettable

Our Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Walking Tour offers two distinct options for an enriching experience. Choose our 4-hour tour for a comprehensive exploration of Liberty Island and Ellis Island, including access to the grounds and museums. For a deeper dive, including the Pedestal and/or Crown access, opt for our 5-hour tour. This extended option provides a more in-depth visit to these historic symbols of freedom and hope in New York City.

Join us for an unparalleled exploration of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Contact us to book your personalized tour and experience New York City's history like never before.

Highlights of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

Walking Exploration With A Professional Guide
Ferry Ride With Breathtaking City Views
Personalized Visit To The Statue Of Liberty And Ellis Island
Access To The Statue Of Liberty’s Grounds
Detailed Tour Of The Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Optional Pedestal And Crown Access (Subject To Availability)

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Lady Liberty's Historical Essence

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the United States, was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. Unveiled in 1886, it stands as a symbol of freedom and democracy. Initially serving as a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving by sea, Lady Liberty has grown to be an emblem of the United States and a worldwide icon of freedom.


Enhance your visit with an optional climb to the Statue’s Pedestal or Crown. These exclusive add-ons offer unique perspectives and intimate views of the statue’s interior. Please note, the Pedestal and Crown visits require advanced booking and are subject to physical ability due to the steps involved.


    • Professional Tour Guide


    • Ticket for the Ferry to Liberty & Ellis Island
    • Transportation
    • Food / Drinks
    • Gratuities


Starting Rate: $81.25 per person, based on a group of four participants.

Please Note:
  • This is a private tour experience; prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • The rate per person will vary depending on the final number of participants.
  • Statue & Ellis Island Ferry Ticket is NOT included in the Tour Price

Ferry Ticket starts at $25-$29 per person and they will be added to your booking after the tour has been confirmed.

Additional Info & FAQ

  • WEATHER NOTICE: All Walking Tours are performed rain or shine, please check the weather and dress appropriately. It is at the discretion of the operator in case of extreme weather conditions or for reasons of force majeure to decide to cancel the tour or to postpone it to a later date. If the alternative date is not conducive to the customer, the tour will be refunded completely.
  • Please note that all venues included in the tour description, including, but not limited to, restaurants, attractions, and museums may change without prior notice. 

Policy & Disclaimers

Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Booking Fees: Please note all reservations are subject to a 2.5% booking fee - This 2.5% Booking Fee is applied to all sales and is never refundable.
Tour Operated By: Please note we only operate directly our line of signature private experiences marked by the ™ symbol.  For all escorted group activities, the name of the operating company is listed under the additional info & faq section.
Cancellation Policy: Please carefully review our Cancellation Policy
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Map & Directions

This is a private walking tour which includes the complimentary meet & greet at your Hotel, if centrally located in Manhattan between Battery Park and 125th Street. The Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel at the selected time, and you will start your tour from there. If you prefer to meet the guide somewhere else, we can accommodate that as well.

All Meet & Greet in Manhattan (from Battery Park to 125th street) are complimentary.

For hotels located north of 125th Street or outside Manhattan, please note there will be an additional $35 fee. Alternatively, the guide can suggest a convenient location (in Manhattan) based on the selected itinerary where you can meet to start the tour. Please contact us if you have any question, and we will be happy to assist you further.  
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Testimonials & Reviews
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What They
Giuseppe M. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
Excellent guide, excellent organisation, Irene always ready to respond, available in every topic with competence, you can feel the passion for her work. Her voice accompanied our tour, we will miss you!

From Google - January 2024
Antonella G. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
I am the owner of a Travel Agency. We are Italian in Erba, Eolo travel, I brought a small group and I entrusted myself to Tony. We received great service from start to finish. Punctuality and excellent guides.Thank you for the wonderful experience!!!

From Google - May 2024
Breanna A. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!

From TripAdvisor - April 2022
DCA1014 | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
I’m the biggest fan of Fall activities, but haven’t had a chance to do anything beyond Apple Picking in NJ. I decided to take a last minute 2 day trip with a friend in Hudson Valley, but didn’t know where to start [...] Thankfully I was able to use New York Welcome to do the hard work for us [...]

From TripAdvisor - October 2021
Carmine S. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
An extraordinary experience: I had the pleasure of having Irene as my guide for two days and thanks to the passion she puts into guiding you through the streets of NYC, the anecdotes, the trivia she lets you discover, and the facets she shows during the tour you can't help but fall even more in love with this wonderful city.

From Google - February 2024
Erica F. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
[...] unique, very professional, courteous, friendly we can only write positive adjectives, you made us feel at home and have the desire to return. Super recommended. Erica, Marco, Annalisa and Giuseppe.

From Google - December 2023
Keena B. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
The SATC walking tour is fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and so knowledgeable about the city. It was essentially 2 tours in 1. SATC and visits to historical places in the city. I give this tour 5 stars and definitely recommend. Grab your walking shoes and schedule one today!

From TripAdvisor - August 2021
Amber M. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
Our family had a wonderful experience seeing Ellis Island and Liberty Island! Irene was very knowledgeable and engaging for our three children ages 5, 9, and 12. We will definitely book again with her [...]

From Google - November 2022
Giorgia M. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
We did 2 tours together with our guide Irene in one day, Hoboken and the East side. What can I say, in addition to the wonderful places, she has made everything more magical [...]

From Google - January 2023
Pierangelo G. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
Irene? as I have already said elsewhere, she truly deserves all the compliments that are paid to her. Available, friendly, prepared, in short, if you need an Italian speaking guide in New York, she is the right person. You deserve 5 stars and more!

From TripAdvisor - April 2024
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