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.
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Program No. 1725RJ
6 days
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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 to 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.
  • Get to know multi-ethnic Queens — the most diverse county in the U.S.
  • Walk the magnificent Brooklyn Promenade and ride a ferry past the Statue of Liberty to Staten Island.

General Notes

This is a standard Road Scholar program: a maximum of 38 participants may enroll.
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John Kriskiewicz
John Kriskiewicz, a native New Yorker, is an architectural historian with a professional degree in architecture from Pratt University. He teaches several courses concerning the architectural and planning history of New York City at Parsons School of Design and The Cooper Union. He is the director of history and architecture programs for Discover New York with Kitt Garrett, Inc. John also does research for architectural firms and has written the introduction to the book, "Manhattan Skyscrapers.”

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

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