Fly into New York City and then explore The Big Apple and all it has to offer!
From the Statue of Liberty to the bright lights of Broadway, this tour also includes plenty of opportunity for shopping, dining and exploring!
Empire State Building
One of the most iconic landmarks in the world, the Empire State Building soars more than a quarter of a mile above New York City. There are two Observatories open to the public: one on the 86th floor and one on the 102nd floor. On the 80th floor there is a permanent documentary exhibit that showcases the history, engineering and construction of the building along with reproductions of the photos and mementos of the over 3,400 workers who helped to create history.
The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is a short ferry ride from Battery Park and is home to the former immigration station complex where over 12 million immigrants entered America from 1894 to 1954. There is also a family research center when you can trace back your family’s history and origins, a 45 minute audio tour and additional self-guided tours of both permanent and ever-changing exhibits.
Statue of Liberty
Given to the United States from the people of France, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in 1886, designated a National Monument in 1924 and then restored for her centennial celebration in 1986. Located on Liberty Island, a 12 mile island, a ferry is the only access to the Statue. Once there you have the option of a Ranger guided tour or a self-guided audio tour. There is also a Visitors Center, refreshment center with seating, and a gift shop.
You’ll enjoy an award winning Broadway show featuring top name actors and actresses.
South Street Seaport
One of New York’s top five attractions, the South Street Seaport is home to a plethora of entertainment, dining and shopping opportunities. There are art galleries, the Seaport Museum, educational films, permanently docked ships to crawl about and explore along with wonderful seafood restaurants, sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bakeries and sweet shops.
Enjoy food tasting and walking tours through the cobblestoned streets of this lower Manhattan neighborhood. Spend some time wandering the Italian American Museum, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral and the Church of the Most Precious Blood which is the National Shrine Church of San Gennaro. Make sure to enjoy some of the most authentic Italian food and baked goods this side of the Atlantic.
In close proximity to Little Italy, continue your culinary and shopping tour from Italian to Chinese. Now the area has grown and includes many other Asian populations and their rich ethnic heritage is seen in the many varied shops, markets and restaurants. Enjoy the open air vendors that line Canal St. And of course, the food is amazing so be sure to bring your appetite!
Horse-Drawn Carriage ride or Bicycling through Central Park
Take in all the views from a horse-drawn carriage. There’s plenty of time to snap pictures as you are taken throughout Central Park. The Bike Tour is the adventurous way to see this gorgeous 843 acre park that is situated in the middle of one of the planet’s biggest cities.
Picnic in Central Park
With over 840 acres, the choices for an afternoon picnic are endless! From the enormous weeping willows providing shades to the natural built-in seating of the rock formations at Hernshead overlooking Central Park Lake, to Sheep Meadow and the Great Lawn, this is the perfect way to spend a relaxing couple of hours feeling like a true New Yorker!