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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 Museum, Harlem and learn about the city’s transition from a Dutch outpost to an American icon.
Rating (4.96)
Program No. 8861RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,849
New York

Signature City New York

Get an insider’s perspective on New York as you explore Ellis Island, The Met Museum, Harlem and learn about the city’s transition from a Dutch outpost to an American icon.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,849
Length
6 days
Rating (4.96)
Starts at
1,849
Program No. 8861RJ

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2022
Starting at
2,099
Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2022
Starting at
1,899
Oct 9 - Oct 14, 2022
Starting at
1,899
Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2022
Starting at
1,899
Apr 2 - Apr 7, 2023
Starting at
1,849
May 14 - May 19, 2023
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1,849
Jun 4 - Jun 9, 2023
Starting at
1,849
Sep 17 - Sep 22, 2023
Starting at
2,149
Oct 8 - Oct 13, 2023
Starting at
1,949
Oct 22 - Oct 27, 2023
Starting at
2,149
Nov 12 - Nov 17, 2023
Starting at
2,149
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2022
Starting at
2,849
Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2022
Starting at
2,649
Oct 9 - Oct 14, 2022
Starting at
2,649
Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2022
Starting at
2,649
Apr 2 - Apr 7, 2023
Starting at
2,549
May 14 - May 19, 2023
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2,549
Jun 4 - Jun 9, 2023
Starting at
2,549
Sep 17 - Sep 22, 2023
Starting at
2,929
Oct 8 - Oct 13, 2023
Starting at
2,729
Oct 22 - Oct 27, 2023
Starting at
2,929
Nov 12 - Nov 17, 2023
Starting at
2,929

At a Glance

Bubbling with history, culture, diversity and energy, New York is whatever one makes of it. Wave after wave of people from the Colonial era to the present have flocked to the Big Apple to seek their fortunes. Whether you’re a first-timer or a former New Yorker reacquainting yourself with old haunts, trace the story of New York from its Dutch beginnings and into the future as you absorb the city’s architecture, economy, politics and more on expert-led field trips to great city icons.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking 2-5 miles each day, lots of stairs. Public transportation used throughout program.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Discover the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a museum that is to New York what the Louvre is to Paris.
  • Spend a morning exploring the rich cultural heritage of Harlem.
  • Explore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, gateway to America for millions of immigrants.

General Notes

Select dates are designated for small groups and are limited to 24 participants or less. This program offers a full schedule of activities and may have a maximum of 38 participants. There are lots of different ways to explore New York City with us depending on your preference of group size, pace, program inclusions and time available for travel. Visit www.roadscholar.org/collections/nyc to explore them all!
Featured Expert
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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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Richard Turnbull View biography
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.
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John Kriskiewicz View biography
John Kriskiewicz is a native New Yorker with a degree in architecture from Pratt Institute. He has taught courses on architectural and city planning history at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Stern College for Women, and Manhattan College. John has designed travel programs and lectures for many of New York City’s institutions and corporations including Road Scholar/Explore New York. He has a special affinity for New York’s extensive infrastructure as well as its Mid-Century Modern heritage.
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Tom Bernardin View biography
As a National Park Service Guide at Ellis Island, Tom Bernardin became an avid collector of Statue of Liberty memorabilia — and his association with Ellis Island inspired him to write "The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook: The Story of Our Past Told Through the Recipes and Reminiscences of our Immigrant Ancestors." He has made guest appearances on National Public Radio, the TV Food Network, Arts and Entertainment and the History Channel.
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Karl Baudendistel View biography
A New York City resident for more than 25 years, Karl Baudendistel loves sharing his knowledge of the city with visitors from around the world. Having spent 20 years overseeing ‘the business of show business’ for numerous Broadway and touring productions, chances are he’s been to a city near you. Karl is a member of The Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, is a trained sommelier and was educated at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Time and Again
by Jack Finney
Let The Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center
by Daniel Okrent
The Island at the Center of the World
by Russell Shorto
Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway
by Michael Reidel
New York
by Edward Rutherford
Harlem
by Jonathan Gill
Mannahatta: A Natural History of NYC
by Sanderson & Boyer
The Big Oyster
by Mark Kurlansky
Downtown: My Manhattan
by Peter Hamill
American Passage
by Vincent Cannato
Here Is New York
by E. B. White
722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York
by Clifton Hood
Meals
11 Meals
5 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
4 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Oct 23, 2022 - Oct 28, 2022
  • Sep 11, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022
  • Sep 25, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
  • Oct 09, 2022 - Oct 14, 2022
  • Oct 23, 2022 - Oct 28, 2022
  • Apr 02, 2023 - Apr 07, 2023
  • May 14, 2023 - May 19, 2023
  • Jun 04, 2023 - Jun 09, 2023
  • Sep 17, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
  • Oct 08, 2023 - Oct 13, 2023
  • Oct 22, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023
  • Nov 12, 2023 - Nov 17, 2023
5 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and fitness center.
5 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and fitness center.
5 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and fitness center.
5 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and fitness center.
5 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and fitness center.
5 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and fitness center.
5 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and fitness center.
5 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and fitness center.
5 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and fitness center.
5 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and fitness center.
5 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and fitness center.





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