New York City History Exploration

With its glitz, glamour, and big city appeal, New York City plays in a league if its own. With all of that said, there is also a lot of history to discover and learn. Some of it is not as glamorous as we would assume. This New York City historical day tour features the Tenement Museum as well as Ellis and Liberty Island. These visits give us a great opportunity to explore immigration history and what the story of many immigrants may have looked like.

Tenement Museum:
The Tenement Museum is a historic site located on Orchard Street in the Lower East Side. This site holds some of NYC’s most fascinating history. The museum’s two historic tenement buildings have served as homes to approx. 15,000 people from over 20 nations. At the museum we will tour some of the recreated apartments, learning about the life of those living there so many generations ago. After the museum visit, we will head to Hudson Eats for lunch on our own. After lunch, the New York City historical tour will depart on the ferry from Battery Park to Ellis and Liberty Island.

Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty:
We will board the ferry in Liberty Park and explore Ellis & Liberty Island along with our guide. Ellis Island is a small island located in Upper New York Bay, between New York and New Jersey1. It served the United States’ principal immigration reception center from 1892 to 19542. It’s estimated that more than 12 million immigrants passed through its doors during that time. Today, Ellis Island is one of New York’s prime visitor attractions. It is a symbol of the American Dream and a destination for visitors to learn about the history of American immigration. The Statue of Liberty is a neoclassical sculpture located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, in the United States1. It was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel1. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886, and stands at a height of 305 feet. Offering a magnificent sight. The statue is a figure of Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom1 that also serves as a symbol of welcome to immigrants arriving. The tour of Ellis and Liberty Island will be led by a guide. Parts of the New York City historical tour will be self-guided (such as inside the museums) Admission to Lady Liberty is based on availability. Upon conclusion of visits to the two islands, we will ride the ferry back to Liberty Park, NJ where we will meet up with the coach and driver again for return transfer.

$106.00 per person based on 45 guests incl. tax, driver’s & guide’s gratuity

The above rates are estimated only subject to availability and change until the time of booking.
The final cost for the New York City historical tour will be based on actual inclusions and exact pick-up and drop-off points.
The Tenement Museum is open Monda- Friday for tours.

The program can be fully customized to meet your needs and budget.
The final rate is based on actual inclusions.
Please contact A-1 Tour’s Tour Manager Josefin Lagnelius for availability, customizations, and exact quote(S) for your group.

About A-1’s Guided Tours:

For the most immersive and educational experience, the New York City historical tour will be a mixture of walking and touring
onboard the vehicle. Stops may vary based on traffic and time on the day of touring. The group is
encouraged to submit any request for stops no later than 10 days before touring. The final itinerary is at
the guide’s discretion. The guide will make all attempts possible to accommodate the requests.


Tour Includes:

  • Private transfer via suitable size motor coach for -hour service
  •  Pick up and drop off at your school or other designated starting/ending point.
  •  Private step-on or walking guide for 2-hour service.
  • Admissions as mentioned.
  •  Driver & guide’s gratuities

Tour Excludes:

  • Food & beverages
  • Transportation beyond 11-hour service

A-1 Tours contact:
Josefin Lagnelius
Office: 609-919-2037
Cell: 347-340-9259