10517
New York
City Walks: Exploring New York City’s Neighborhoods
Dive deep into the story of New York through its culturally rich neighborhoods. Local experts will lead you through hidden highlights and history and share what makes each one unique.
Rating (5)
Program No. 10517RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499

At a Glance

Already seen the major tourist sights of New York? Join Road Scholar experts for a deeper dive into the most culturally rich neighborhoods of New York City from the Lower East Side and Greenwich Village to Chelsea to Harlem. On walks through the city, local experts will introduce you to the hidden highlights and history you haven’t heard of and out-of-the-way restaurants you’d never find on your own. Plus you’ll have plenty of time on your own and a metro card for the duration of your stay to explore this incredible city on your own.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking up to five miles per day over uneven ground, standing up to one hour, climbing two flights of stairs consecutively.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit the Lower East Side Tenement Museum to discover the living conditions, dreams and struggles of the millions of immigrants who called this building home throughout history.
  • Learn how the “other half” of 19th-century New York lived at the Merchant’s House Museum.
  • Explore the 19th-century architecture and diversity of Harlem, enjoy a soul food brunch and see why it’s become one of the most-visited destination by European travelers.

General Notes

There are several different ways to explore New York City depending on your preference of pace, program inclusions, and time available for travel. You may be interested in one of these additional options: “Signature City New York: The Big Apple Experience (3 Nights)” - 4 day signature city program that is perfect for a short visit. This program offers more field trip inclusions with less free time (#6593). “New York City at a Slower Pace: The Best of the Big Apple” - 6 day signature city program with reduced walking between field trips. This program offers more field trip inclusions with less free time (23029). “Out and About in NYC: History, Skyscrapers and Iconic Landmarks” - 6 day signature city program with extra free time that includes field trips to places you may not see on a first visit to New York City (22409). “Signature City New York: The Big Apple Experience (5 nights)” - 6 day signature city program with New York City’s major highlights. This program offers more field trip inclusions with less free time (8861).
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Karl Baudendistel
A New York City resident for more than 25 years, Karl Baudendistel loves sharing his knowledge of the city with visitors from around the world. Having spent 20 years overseeing ‘the business of show business’ for numerous Broadway and touring productions, chances are he’s been to a city near you. Karl is a member of The Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, is a trained sommelier and was educated at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Karl Baudendistel
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