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 a slower pace.
Rating (4.5)
Program No. 2302960MEADV-0718
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
This program is specifically for those who want to avoid subways. We will have a private coach to transport us on most field trips. 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 ...

  • Discover the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a museum that is to New York what the Louvre is to Paris.
  • Recall the heady days of the world’s largest privately owned entertainment and business complex at Rockefeller Plaza, outside and inside incredible Radio City Music Hall.
  • Explore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, gateway to America for millions of immigrants.

General Notes

There are lots of different ways to explore New York City depending on your preference of pace and modes of transportation, program inclusions and time available for travel. Visit www.roadscholar.org/collections/nyc to explore them all!
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Cristina Lombardi
With a background in theater arts, Christina is a born storyteller. She is passionate about history and loves sharing the sights and stories of New York City with guests from all around the world. When not with a Road Scholar group, you might find her on the Travel Channel where she is a frequent contributor on the program "Mysteries at the Museum" or at home perfecting her chocolate chip cookie recipe with the help of her son and daughter.

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

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Cristina Lombardi
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