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New York

Signature City New York: The Big Apple Experience

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.
Rating (5)
Program No. 8861RJ
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6 days
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1,699
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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.

Leslie
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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.

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!!!

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!

Bonnie
(5)

This was a fantastic trip, curated to provide a nice, dense mix of iconic landmarks and experiences. Some were revisits for me from over 30 years ago, and some like Ellis Island and the 911 Memorial were new to me and quite powerful as part of the American psyche. Karl our leader and all presenters and guides were a wealth of knowledge about past and present NYC and provided invaluable navigation support . The headsets maximized learning and navigation when walking and in the subway. I appreciated the free time for some on my own must do list - the Guggenheim, fabric and notions shops in the garment district, and jazz at the Blue Note.

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.

Gail
(5)

I had never been to New York before. This trip gave me the opportunity to get a good overview of some of the best sights and experiences that the city has to offer. My guide was great.

Shay
(5)

Experience NYC culturally and historically through a professional, yet personal, guided tour!

Walden
(5)

The program is too vigorous for most seniors older than 80.

Michael
(5)

First-time experience was all I hoped it would be. Learned, with lots of exercise; enjoyed along with 60 of my best new friends

Carole
(5)

What a delightful experience. I thoroughly enjoyed NYC and the Road Scholar experience.

James
(5)

Explore NYC! Fabulous agenda for really getting to see NYC! Road Scholar deserves ***** for their great program...

Patsy
(5)

I really enjoyed the fact that I got to see so much during the week. Everyone was very helpful in trying to give ideas and information for free time. The walks with Angela really added to the program. The fact that Mike is an experienced tour guide meant we were learning while on the subway.






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