Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Private Tour

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Dillingers New York

Michael Dillinger –Your Personal New York Tour Guide.

A life-long New Yorker with family roots in the city going back to the 1850’s, I am a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide and Certified by GANYC –Guides Association of New York City. 

As an experienced traveler, I appreciate how important a guide can be for enhancing a visitor’s experience. Getting to know a new place with a local makes all the difference.

New York City – packed with things to do, places to go, and people to see – can be a little overwhelming without the expertise of a native to show you the ropes. My tours will help you get the most out of your visit to our beautiful Metropolis.

My goal as your personal New York Tour Guide is to help you fall in love with this city. For more than a decade I have been giving tours of NYC by boat, bus, foot, car, and subway.  Let me know what you’d like to see and I’ll create a custom tour just for you.

Contact me with any questions. I look forward to providing you with a memorable and exciting visit to The Big Apple.

  • 4-5 hours
  • Walking tour
  • New York, New York

It is estimated that forty percent of the entire US population can trace at least one relative’s immigration through the port of New York City and Ellis Island. One of the first things they saw as their ship entered the harbor was the Statue of Liberty, holding aloft her beacon.

On this tour, we will explore both of these iconic, national landmarks. Our first stop will be the Statue of Liberty where we will discover some of the motives behind this 100th birthday gift to America from France, meet some of the key people involved in her creation and investigate the symbolism in the statue.

From there we will journey to Ellis Island, one of the most important historic sites in America. Twentieth-century America was born on this small island and we will spend the rest of our time together exploring this remarkable place. We’ll learn that this “Island of Hope” for many could also be an “Island of Tears” for some.

Group Size

Up to 10 travelers. 


$315 for the first person in the party, $25/per additional person.

Price Includes

  • Statue ferry ticket
  • Subway fare