from Private Full Day Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Midtown
Explore the highlights of historic New York City on a full-day, private tour. On your private tour, you will:
-Visit Liberty Island and Ellis Island and the Top of the Rock, with tickets, including to each.
-Visit Liberty Island, Ellis Island and the 9/11 Museum, with tickets included.
-Enjoy booked priority entry into the Liberty Island Ferry Screening Facility Queue in Battery Park.
-See the Statue of Liberty up close and learn of her remarkable story, as well as her significance to modern America.
-Explore Ellis Island and the story of US immigration.
-Enjoy a breathtaking view over the Manhattan skyline from the water.
-Please note that for safety reasons tour guides are no longer allowed to guide inside the Immigration Museum.
-Take the metro and learn how to use the most popular public transport in the city led by your guide.
-See the best of Midtown with a private guide. Stand in the centre of Times Square and explore the theatre district.
-Admire some of Manhattan’s most beautiful Art Deco structures, like the Rockefeller building, and Lawrie’s statue of Atlas.
-Walk Fifth Avenue to gaze at the world-famous window displays of Saks Fifth Avenue.
-Finish your tour with a visit to the Top of the Rock for views over the city, including the iconic Empire State Building.
You will begin your tour at Castle Clinton, a former Fort in Battery Park, where you will board the ferry to the famous Liberty Island. Along the way, you will learn about the remarkable history of the Statue of Liberty, as well as its significance to modern America. From here you will also be able to enjoy a breathtaking view over the Manhattan skylines and harbour.
It is estimated that forty per cent of the entire US population can trace at least one relative's arrival to the US, through the port of New York and Ellis Island.
Boarding at Liberty Island, you will hear all about the fascinating history of the Liberty figure, and how this 100th birthday gift to America from France was shipped from Paris to New York, and finally unveiled after 10 years of construction in 1886.
After lunch, your tour continues in the heart of bustling Midtown, where you will explore Grand Central Terminal, the most iconic transportation hub in the United States, with the beautiful celestial ceiling murals. Catch a perfect view of the gleaming spire of the Chrysler Building, another of New York's Art Deco masterpieces, explore the New York Public Library where you will meet the giant stone lions, and enjoy Bryant Park—a lovely green oasis in the heart of Midtown. You will then continue to the crossroads of the world —Times Square— to view the news ticker on the One Times Square Building, the NASDAQ board, and the myriad neon signs. Then, your tour will finish in Rockefeller Plaza, where your guide will give you your tickets for the Rockefeller Observation deck and part with you. Cap off your day in the city with a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Manhattan and the rest of the Big Apple.