Statue of Liberty and Empire State VIP/Express - in One Day!

Highlights

Julia R.

5.00(7) reviews
New York
English (Native)
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Do you want to see the world famous Statue of Liberty AND go to the top of the iconic Empire State Building all in the same day!! Then this is the tour for you!

Let your private guide whisk you through the city on this incredible whirlwind tour of tow of NYC's most recognizable highlights!!

Meeting Point

At your hotel

08:00 AM

Hotel Pick Up

Meet your guide at your convenience in the comfort of your hotel - and get ready for a day full of excitement, sights and sounds as we head off for our adventure in the greatest city in the world!

09:00 AM

Board the Ferry enroute to Lady Liberty

With our reserve tickets, we will board the ferry that takes us to the feet of Lady liberty herself. Your private guide will show you all the best spots and share all of secrets surrounding this icon's fascinating history. Bring your camera - your guide will take fabulous pictures of you and group for memories that will last a lifetime. (If you want to, this journey can also include a visit to the wonderful Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration - as always, the itineraries will be customized to your personal choices).

11:30 AM

Return to Manhattan & enjoy downtown

After seeing the incredible Statue of Liberty and all the accompanying attractions, we head back to Manhattan and have a chance to enjoy the Battery Park area - perhaps drinks at a stunning waterside café with million dollar views, lunch at a Colonial era pub, shopping at some designer stores? What is your fancy?

01:00 PM

Off to The Empire State Building

With our VIP express tickets, you will get the full red carpet treatment - Skip the Lines and head straigh on up to the iconic Art Deco outside observation deck on the 86th floor - re-live your favorite movie scenes from King Kong, Sleepless in Seattle and An Affair to Remember!

THEN: Proceed to the 102nd floor - again, VIP express access - where you will enjoy the newly renovated all glass observation tower!

As always, your private guide is there to assist you in any way, point out ALL the sights and take fabulous photos of you on top of the world.

03:00 PM

Back to your hotel

After all that glitz, glamour and giddiness - you will be escorted back to your hotel for a well deserved rest. or will you just rest briefly, and then head out once more for some famous New York City night life? The choice is yours....

Ending Point

At your hotel

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide Fee, Hotel Pick Up, Reservations & Reserve Tickets for Statue of Liberty with pedestal and/or statue access, Express VIP reservations & tickets for Empire State Building (86th & 102nd floor observatories, Skip The Line red carpet), return to hotel

What‘s not included

Local ground transportation, Food, Beverages, Ticket for guide to top of ESB, Guide Tip

(If you want to purchase ticket for guide for ESB, this can be purchased in "extras" or later on site)

Important Information

I can also guide regionally (Boston, Washington DC, Hamptons, Hudson Valley) if you pay my transportation fee.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fee?

This depends on which modes of transportation are used. Public transport is the fastest and most affordable ( $2.75 per person /per leg of trip). However, we can also travel by Taxi, Uber, City Bike or even private chauffeured vehicle - it is up to you (transportation will be paid for by guest).

Will there be a lot of walking?

Yes! Wear comfy shoes, bring water, sunscreen and expect windy weather conditions on Liberty Island and at the Top of the Empire State Building! (If walking is difficult or you have special needs requiring ADA access, please message and we can discuss how to easily modify the schedule to suit your needs).

Do we need to take the ferry to the Statue?

Yes - And the guide will have your reserve express ticket ready when we visit!

There is no ground transportation option for visiting The Statue of Liberty.

Reviews

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Kristin V.

Jul 4, 2022

Highly Recommend!

I cannot recommend Julia enough. I booked a VIP tour for my 2 elderly Aunts so that they would have a tour guide all to themselves who could go at their pace, rest when needed, snack when needed, and lead them from point A to point B. They both had so much fun with Julia. She was the perfect fit and was so knowledgeable. My Aunts were very pleased and would recommend her to anyone.

Julia R.

Dear Kristin, Thank you for your glowing review. Your Aunties were delightful and I was honored & grateful to help them find your grandfather’s name of The Wall of Honor. It was a fun day and I’m so glad to hear they were well satisfied! All the best, Julia

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Priya K.

Jul 2, 2022

A great experience

We had a Downtown tour with Julia and she was fantastic. Julia was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and the buildings, kept us all entertained with back stories and interesting tales and also had lively conversations about current affairs. She had a friendly attitude and was patient to take many photos. Highly recommend!

Julia R.

Thank you, Priya! Happy Birthday - it was lovely to spend the morning with you and your fascinating friends.

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Maslan E.

Apr 21, 2022

Tl;dr - highly recommended, super fun tour!

Tl;dr - highly recommended, super fun tour! Now that’s out of the way, let's start with the initial setup. Was traveling solo and it's my first time in NYC. I wanted a local guide, so I don't have to look at my phone every 2 minutes for directions and context. Whilst covid restrictions were relaxed, was still not comfortable with large groups; her price is simply perfect for a solo tour. Communications was fast and efficient (I honestly don't think this woman sleeps!) and we were able to work out a customized plan for the tour quickly. We started the tour at around 9 am from my hotel and ended at approx. 1430. Julie is extremely knowledgeable and funny. Honestly felt more like having a nice stroll and chat with a long-lost friend. Topics of discussion ranges from the founding of the United States of America, New York City gentrification all the way to Wu Tang Clan! She’s an absolute riot, and Jules - no, I tried a nice NY style bagel later and it's way better than the Montreal style bagel we had for lunch! Did my feet hurt? YES! Did I see all I wanted to see? Positive. In fact, we saw the statue of liberty two ways; from the overcrowded ferry and from an almost empty paid ferry. Did the pictures come up a treat? Instagram worthy - though I still chuckle remembering our distain for the many-many Instagram models we met during the tour. Will I do it again? Absolutely! Loved it and will bring the missus next time. In short, if you want a super fun, knowledgeable tour guide you can't go wrong with Julie. Two thumbs up!

Julia R.

Thank you, Maslan! What a super fun day we had! I thoroughly enjoyed the sightseeing and conversation - and my feet hurt, too - but in a good way :) Really appreciate the great review and hope to see you again!

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Lance S.

Apr 17, 2022

Fun and memorable day with Julia

I would highly recommend Julia. She has a humorous and delightful personality. Her knowledge of greater New York is outstanding. She is committed to doing all she can to accommodate her guests. To accommodate our group of 4, Julia hired a driver and van for our half day tour of Manhattan. We were fortunate to have toured on a beautiful spring day. This allowed us to walk and explore many of the locations Julia included in our tour. Several highlights were, our stroll through Central Park, Grand Central Station, Hudson Yards and the 911 Memorial. Julia was conscious of our lunch reservation in SoHo and delivered us right on time. We would definitely tour with Julia again.

Julia R.

Dear Lance, Thank you for such a thoughtful review. It was a pleasure spending the morning with you. I hope you had a fabulous weekend in New York and look forward to your next visit! All the best, Julia

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