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New York: Statue of Liberty Private Tour for Families

1. New York: Statue of Liberty Private Tour for Families

Meet your guide at the Pier A Harbor House in Battery Park. Hop on the ferry which takes you to Liberty Island. Embark on a guided tour of the island and The Statue of Liberty, a must-see destination of the city and one of the most famous symbols of the United States.  Learn about the history of the monument in a fun and engaging way in a tour designed for all ages. Explore the Pedestal Museum with your guide, and get close to the original torch of the statue. Finish the guided portion of the tour, and your guide can recommend a variety of places to eat, shop, and visit when in New York, You can then continue by visiting the Ellis Island Museum via the ferry, or take the ferry back to Manhattan. Stay as long as you want to explore two of the most visited attractions in the city.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

2. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

This 3-hour guided tour runs daily and it includes entrance fees, a professional art historian guide and private and small group tour options. 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. Visit the statue at your own pass. Before, you will learn all about Fort Wood, which now acts as the base for the statue, offered to the US by France in 1886. 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 luggage rooms and registry rooms that you will enter, learning about the medical examines and surprising conditions faced by immigrants. Feel the fear at the separation stairs or the elation at the kissing post where families’ lives changed forever. You’ll end your tour 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. This tour is the ideal way to remember, and celebrate, the immigrants that contributed so much to America’s success.

New York City: Private Helicopter Flight for up to 6 People

3. New York City: Private Helicopter Flight for up to 6 People

Soak in panoramic views of New York City and its amazing monuments by day or night on a private 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight. Fly over Manhattan aboard an Airbus helicopter H125 and discover the city like a bird with your family or friends. Escape the city crowds as you depart from Westchester County Airport, located in tranquil White Plains just outside New York City. Catch the Metro-North rail line or use the free parking if you come by car. Listen to a safety briefing on arrival before climbing aboard the helicopter for take-off. Sit back and take in stunning aerial views, revealed straight away as you fly over the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and head over Manhattan. Admire iconic skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from above. Look down on Central Park and the East River bridges.

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What people are saying about Ellis Island

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Incredibly great experience! Very nice and punctual driver. Our helicopter pilot was very funny and talented. We felt extremely comfortable and could enjoy the flight to the fullest. Everything really great !! We can totally recommend it and it is an absolute must! Thank you very much again.

We had an excellent time with Davidson. He was extremely knowledgeable of the area and catered the tour to our individual interests. Definitely a memorable trip!

We could not have had a better experience the hospitality and accommodations were top notch. Thanks for everything!!!

Excellent Tour - great guide, right length of time. Overall best tour I am taken.