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New York

Signature City New York

Get an insider’s perspective on New York as you explore Ellis Island, the Met, Rockefeller Plaza and learn about the city’s transition from a Dutch outpost to an American icon.
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Program No. 8861RJ
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6 days
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1,699
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Clay
(5)

A Road Scholar tour of New York City should be required for all Americans.

Patricia
(5)

Road Scholar is the only way to see and experience the New York Experience.

Jon
(5)

The Big Apple Experience was awesome and made a very thorough educational and boots-on-the-ground experience with the city. We loved it.

Maria
(5)

Visiting New York had been in my "bucket list" for a long time. Since I am a solo traveler, going with Road Scholar made it possible. Our large group was divided to accommodate mobility issues. Ms. Lombardy, the leader and main guide assigned to the more mobile group, was fantastic. Our fast paced walking tours were always preceded by very informative lectures which were enhanced by the guides whose knowledge and love for New York was palpable. As the brochure explains, this tour uses the subway to arrive at all the destinations and that requires going up and down lots of stairs. To me, that adds to the excitement of being in this lively city, but for some people it might be too much ( it was really hot the week we were there, except for one day!)The location of the hotel, even though the rooms are old and very small, is a plus. The meals were excellent and plentiful(thankfully, you can walk off the calories!)This was a "taste of New York" in every way, and now that I took a bite of the "apple" I can't wait to come back to complete the meal!

Carol
(5)

This is a fabulous way to visit NYC. Guides and instructors are great. Put this one on your 'must do' list.

Nancy
(5)

This was a terrific introduction to NYC that took the guess work and hassle out of transportation, lodging, reservations, etc.-- everything that can be daunting to the first-time visitor. The presenters are exceptional and Road Scholar lived up to its reputation for me--I'll be a repeat guest!

Marjorie
(5)

This program is perfect for someone looking for an introduction to NYC. We visited a great selection of sights and our group leader and guides were all impressive.

Clarissa
(5)

If you desire to travel and you're hesitant to travel solo, my advice is to take at least one trip with Road Scholar, I did, and just completed my seventh trip. You're sure to meet many like-minded people and have an enjoyable time.

Marylou
(5)

I was thrilled to be able to pack so much of the Big Apple into a five day excursion. Great guides, entertaining and informative lectures. If it's been a while since you've been to NYC, or if you've never been, I highly recommend this Signature City New York tour.

Julie
(5)

For me, Road Scholar was a perfect way to see NYC. I felt safe and well-cared for. The location of our hotel was centrally located in an area with many interesting attractions within walking distance. If you have never been to NYC and have it on your bucket list as I did, I highly recommend this Road Scholar trip.

Sharon
(5)

Manhattan from the insider's view. A delightful and very informative look at Manhattan from street level.

Glory
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

Our guide Mike was stellar, and the lecturers were all very interesting and knowledgeable. My sister and I had a wonderful time.

Tom
(5)

If you have never been to Manhattan before, this is the trip you must consider. It would be difficult to duplicate on your own.

Tom
(5)

Fantastic from the beginning to the end!! I know so much more about NYC and cannot wait to return!! Our guide shared her love of the city!!!

Leslie
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

The Big Apple Experience was fantastic! My husband and I left with a new love and respect for NYC and all that it offers. We saw so many of the iconic places on this tour. Angela was an excellent guide who shared her love of the city. She shared its history and her experiences. We could tell that she loved her home. However, she shared that there was a time when the city was not so loveable!! She shepherded us to the various places with humor and grace!! We so look forward to returning.

Marcia
(5)

As a single adventurer, I not only felt welcomed and included, but I made new friends I hope to travel with again. Everything was so well organized, allowing for the enjoyment of the place I was visiting as opposed to stressing about logistics. Road Scholar far exceeded my expectations.

Barb
(5)

very good informative and fun tour

Marcia
(5)

For first time visitors to NYC, this tour hits all of the big tourist attractions and you have plenty of time to enjoy them.

JENNIFER
(5)

This was my first visit to New York City, a place I had wanted to visit all my life but was too intimidated to try on my own. This was a very positive experience. I learned a lot (including how to use the subway), had fun, and would love to go again sometime.

Carol
(5)

Be sure you can walk 5+ miles/day on pavement. Wear the yellow hat and you are good to go!

Richard
(5)

Put your walking shoes on and enjoy the sites of New York.

Judy
(5)

Easy to navigate

Michelle
(5)

I thoroughly enjoyed EVERY aspect of the Signature City: The Big Apple Experience. Love the hotel and its location, the program pace, speakers were excellent, great choices of tours and places of interest. Because of this program, I can now honestly say “ I LOVE NEW YORK!”

Gwyneth
(5)

This program was an excellent introduction to New York City. We saw nearly all the famous sites. The schedule is full and we kept a good pace, but had free time to explore on our own. Good walking shoes are a must. The guides were wonderful and added so much with their personal commentary/insights.

Rick
(5)

The Signature City: The Big Apple Experience is a wonderful program that puts your finger on the pulse of NYC. The tour leaders and speakers were excellent and was a wonderful learning experience.

James
(5)

This is an outstanding program. It's perfect for those wanting to see the highlights of NYC. Our guide, Karl, was the best! He is very knowledgeable and articulate.

Hazel
(5)

In every way this trip surpassed my expectations & piqued my interest in returning next year for your 5 Days, 5 Boroughs trip. Thanks for a wonderful 11th Wedding Anniversary experience.






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