New York
New York City at a Slower Pace: The Best of the Big Apple
Hear New Yorkers’ formidable stories and join art, architecture and history experts to explore New York at your own pace.
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Program No. 23029RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Discover the best of the "big apple" as you explore the city at your own pace. Walk in the footsteps of millions of migrants at Liberty and Ellis Islands, and learn their stories at the Immigration Museum. While visiting Rockefeller Center, stop at St. Patrick's Cathedral, a symbol of the successful assimilation of New York's Irish population, on fashionable Fifth Avenue. Taste the diverse flavors of this city as you dine like a New Yorker! See the city through the eyes of art, architecture and history experts as they lead you through New York's iconic sights.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking a few blocks, being on your feet for up to an hour and climbing stairs each day.
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 ...

  • Go behind the scenes at Radio City Music Hall, an Art Deco masterpiece, to see the early 20th-century hydraulic lifts that still move the many stages.
  • With an art expert, stroll through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Visit one of New York’s most acclaimed and youngest parks, the High Line, to stroll along the converted railway above the city.

General Notes

You may be interested in a more active version of this program, "Signature City New York: The Big Apple Experience" (8861).
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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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