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New York

Five Days, Five Boroughs

Discover authentic New York on insider-led walks as you learn about architecture, historic monuments and cultural institutions in each of the city’s five boroughs.
Rating (4.96)
Program No. 1725RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,899
New York

Five Days, Five Boroughs

Discover authentic New York on insider-led walks as you learn about architecture, historic monuments and cultural institutions in each of the city’s five boroughs.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,899
Length
6 days
Rating (4.96)
Starts at
1,899
Program No. 1725RJ

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Oct 2 - Oct 7, 2022
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Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2022
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2,099
Oct 30 - Nov 4, 2022
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Nov 6 - Nov 11, 2022
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Apr 9 - Apr 14, 2023
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Apr 23 - Apr 28, 2023
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May 7 - May 12, 2023
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2,049
May 21 - May 26, 2023
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Jun 11 - Jun 16, 2023
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Sep 10 - Sep 15, 2023
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2,149
Oct 1 - Oct 6, 2023
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Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2023
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DATES & starting prices
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Oct 2 - Oct 7, 2022
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2,649
Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2022
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2,849
Oct 30 - Nov 4, 2022
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2,849
Nov 6 - Nov 11, 2022
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2,849
Apr 9 - Apr 14, 2023
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2,699
Apr 23 - Apr 28, 2023
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2,699
May 7 - May 12, 2023
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2,749
May 21 - May 26, 2023
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Jun 11 - Jun 16, 2023
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Sep 10 - Sep 15, 2023
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2,929
Oct 1 - Oct 6, 2023
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2,929
Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2023
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2,929

At a Glance

Think you know New York? We invite you to come explore and get to know the whole city. Each day, discover fascinating aspects of each of the five boroughs on educational field trips to meet its people, experience its cultural institutions and explore historic neighborhoods with insider perspectives. Top off your experience with a ride from the inspirational to the sublime, from the rebirth of the Bronx to mansions on the Hudson.
Activity Level
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Walking 5–8 miles per day with lots of stairs. Public transportation used exclusively throughout program.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Discover the fascinating history and architecture of New York boroughs with narrated walks and illustrated lectures.
  • Walk the magnificent Brooklyn Promenade with its legendary view of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline.
  • Ride the Staten Island ferry past the Statue of Liberty.

General Notes

This is a standard Road Scholar program with a maximum of 38 participants. Select 2022 dates are designated for small groups and are limited to 24 participants or less. All 2023 dates are designated for small groups.
Featured Expert
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John Kriskiewicz
John Kriskiewicz is a native New Yorker with a degree in architecture from Pratt Institute. He has taught courses on architectural and city planning history at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Stern College for Women, and Manhattan College. John has designed travel programs and lectures for many of New York City’s institutions and corporations including Road Scholar/Explore New York. He has a special affinity for New York’s extensive infrastructure as well as its Mid-Century Modern heritage.

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

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Kevin McGee lives a half-mile from where he was born on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Columbia’s School of General Studies. Most of his working career was in administration for video-sound facilities specializing in television production. He later served as Director of Development Operations at Union Theological Seminary where he designed and led explorations of the landmarked campus in Morningside Heights. Since retirement, Kevin continues to take great pleasure in sharing New York City, his home, with visitors.
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John Kriskiewicz View biography
John Kriskiewicz is a native New Yorker with a degree in architecture from Pratt Institute. He has taught courses on architectural and city planning history at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Stern College for Women, and Manhattan College. John has designed travel programs and lectures for many of New York City’s institutions and corporations including Road Scholar/Explore New York. He has a special affinity for New York’s extensive infrastructure as well as its Mid-Century Modern heritage.
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Angela Christensen View biography
Angela Christensen is a licensed New York City excursion leader who has extensive experience in event planning and hospitality. She worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society managing events in the Bronx Zoo, Central Park, Prospect Park, the Queens Zoo and the New York Aquarium. Now, she loves showing off her city with lifelong learners from around the world!
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Karl Baudendistel View biography
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.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
International Express: New Yorkers on the 7 Train
by Tonnelat & Kornblum
The Great Bridge
by David McCullough
The Power Broker
by Robert Caro
Ladies & Gentlemen, The Bronx is Burning
by Jonathan Maler
The Island at the Center of the World
by Russell Shorto
Time and Again
by Jack Finney
722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York
by Clifton Hood
The Death And Life Of Great American Cities
by Jane Jacobs
Mannahatta: A Natural History of NYC
by Sanderson & Boyer
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith
Let The Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
Here Is New York
by E. B. White
New York
by Edward Rutherford





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