New York
Signature City New York: Three Nights in the Big Apple
New York, New York! From the amazing collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to a ferry ride to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, experience the Big Apple’s pulsing energy.
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Program No. 6593RJ
4 days
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At a Glance

Whether you’re a first-time explorer or a former New Yorker curious about your old haunts, experience the history, culture and amazing energy of the Big Apple. Trace the story of New York City from its Dutch beginnings to its time as capital of the new United States and on to a discussion of what the future holds. Learn about the city’s architecture, economy, diversity and politics. Expert-led field trips give you an insider’s view of New York City’s best known icons.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking 2-5 miles per day with lots of stairs. Public transportation used exclusively throughout program.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover the amazing collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a museum that is to New York what the Louvre is to Paris.
  • Explore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, gateway to America for millions of immigrants.
  • Join a local expert for walks through iconic neighborhoods and dine at local eateries.

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 (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). “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). “City Walks: Exploring New York City’s Neighborhoods” - 6 day walking experience of New York City’s popular neighborhoods. This program offers substantial free time (10517).
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Richard Turnbull
Richard Turnbull is an assistant professor in the History of Art Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and lectures regularly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. He has published numerous articles on topics from the challenges of being an adjunct professor to the photography of Luke Smalley, and has forthcoming articles on Islamic art and 70s pop music and culture. Richard earned his Ph.D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts.

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

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