New York City - Theater and Art in the "Big Apple"

Take a bite of the Big Apple in this tour to New York City, known by some as the Capital of the World! In this whirlwind tour of NYC, you’ll spend time in the major neighborhoods of Manhattan and enjoy exploring some of the lesser-known nooks of the city with a seasoned New Yorker to guide you. Visit the famed locations of major movie dramas, the skyscrapers that make up the world’s most iconic skyline, and sit back for a Broadway show. You’ll taste authentic New York pizza at Grimaldi’s without waiting in the world famous line around the block and cruise on the Hudson River to the tunes of a live band while sipping wine as the sun sets. Enjoy the ultimate cosmopolitan experience (in the city that invented the Cosmopolitan!)  

Degree of Difficulty - Two Paws

Slightly active. May involve some walking and climbing of stairs.

Weather Report - When to Go

New York has four seasons. The best times of year are September–November, and May–June. December and January are cold, but a trip to New York during the holiday season is an experience in itself. The summer months (July and August) are hot, but there is a lot of fun outdoor activity. The chart below will give you a better idea of the weather.

Day 1


Upon arrival at one of New York City’s major airports, your group will be met by your Classic Escapes representative and transported to your hotel in the theater district, just one block from Times Square. You’ll have some free time to relax and settle into your hotel room before meeting your group in the lobby for a welcome dinner on the town, where you’ll get your first exhilarating look at the Big Apple by night in an area lit by countless Broadway marquees, larger-than-life billboards, and the glitter of the surrounding skyscrapers. ROW NYC HOTEL. (Welcome D)


Day 2


After breakfast, load up into your tour vehicle for the ultimate guided drive around Manhattan. With an expert tour leader on board to point out every site of interest, you’ll pass by some of the major landmarks of the city this morning, including Grand Central Station and the United Nations and coast through some of the most iconic neighborhoods in Manhattan, including Chinatown and East Village. You’ll disembark at the 9/11 memorial site and have time to explore the museum and grounds. Afterward, your drive will continue through the Financial District along the Hudson waterfront and up through Greenwich Village to reach the iconic Chelsea Market, a bustling cluster of shops and restaurants where you’ll be free to wander, shop, or stop for lunch within. Your guide will briefly meet you to escort you to the High Line, an elevated park that you will be free to wander at your leisure as you begin a free afternoon to explore wherever your heart might take you! ROW HOTEL. (B)


Day 3


Today, you’ll head off to Brooklyn, the southernmost of New York’s five boroughs and home to many iconic sights. Start in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) where you’ll get special early access to the most popular pizza restaurant in NYC, Grimaldi’s, before it opens. This pizzeria is known for having a line that wraps around the block, full of pizza lovers anxious to have a bite of famous brick-oven goodness, so it’s a special privilege to skip ahead! Afterwards, head further into Brooklyn for a driving tour to some famous spots from iconic films, including The French Connection, Saturday Night Fever, and Goodfellas. Stop by the Coney Island boardwalk for a walk down past the amusement park and be back in Manhattan to spend the remainder of the day as you wish by 3:30pm! This evening, head down to Broadway to take in one of its world renowned theatrical performances. ROW HOTEL.   (B, L)


Day 4


This morning, enjoy another guided drive through the city, this time exploring uptown, where you’ll see landmarks like the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and the Lincoln Center. Stop off for a stroll through Central Park, one of the most important landmarks in the city. A guide will take you through the winding trails of Central Park and past many of the famed landmarks, including Strawberry Fields and Belvedere Castle, while regaling you with the history of the area. Afterward, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest museum in the United States, which you will be free to explore at your leisure after a quick introduction of the many collections on display. Spend the afternoon on your own, exploring New York at your own pace before meeting back at the hotel for a farewell dinner cruise aboard a luxury vessel with live music and gourmet dining, all set against a backdrop of lazy river waves and the spectacular New York City skyline. ROW HOTEL. (B,D)


Day 5


Spend the morning in Queens, the easternmost borough and home to many vibrant communities and landmarks. In the up-and-coming neighborhood of Astoria, you’ll visit the Museum of the Moving Image, America’s largest collection of artifacts relating to art, history, and technology of moving images and the film industry. Afterwards, enjoy authentic Greek food in New York’s “Little Athens,” where you’ll meet Classic Escapes president and Greek native, Stacy Fiorentinos to share in spectacular food and a fond farewell toast before you head back home. You’re free to bid a fond farewell to the Big Apple in the late afternoon, taking with you the larger-than-life experiences you had in the City that Never Sleeps. (B,L)

Prices starting at $3,295. For further booking, date, and pricing info please contact info@classicescapes.

Does not include international or domestic flights. Prices are based on 10 or more travelers, and are subject to change.