(New York City)
You’ll feel like you’ve stumbled straight into a scene out of Sex and the City as you browse New York’s designer boutiques with a personal shopper who will reveal the secrets of achieving the best Big Apple style.
Experience the secret life of New York City as a series of experts take you behind the curtain to discover the creative soul of this remarkable place. Take a peek behind the scenes at iconic New York television shows such as Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Dr. Oz Show on an extensive private tour of NBC; learn the secrets of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on a private guided tour; spend an afternoon browsing the city’s many designer and vintage boutiques with a personal shopper; enjoy an evening the historic art-deco Lennox Lounge in Harlem that has hosted a long list of jazz legends; join a professional art historian for an insightful private tour of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); and feast at the top of Manhattan in the city’s only revolving rooftop restaurant.
Throw away your guidebook as you follow a series of knowledgeable guides, art historians and personal shoppers on a tour of the many faces of New York City and discover the secret sites that are usually reserved for loyal locals. You’ll also have ample time to explore the city on your own terms – whether that means taking a relaxed stroll through Central Park or exploring New York’s many vibrant neighborhoods by horse and carriage – and will spend comfortable nights in luxury at an elegant, world-class hotel.
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Enjoy a private airport transfer with vehicle and driver.
Enjoy a private walking tour with personal English speaking guide. The emphasis of this unique walking tour is Manhattan’s history through its architectural landmarks, such as the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, the New York Public Library, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and Wall Street.
Allow your group to loosen up and experience the excitement of Broadway with a private song and dance tutorial. Learn the steps and lyrics to a popular musical number from none other than a current Broadway Star. After the lesson your group will have the opportunity to perform together and show off their hidden theatrical talents. This is a wonderful bonding experience for your group and will be sure to leave a lasting memory from their New York trip. Wine and Cheese served.
Optional: Please speak with your travel consultant to advise which current Broadway show you would like to see.You can choose from the following shows: Annie, The Book of Mormon, Cyrando de Bergerac, Evita, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher, Rock of Ages, War Horse, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and much more.
This exclusive experience will take you on a private behind the scenes tour of the studios of NBC's New York operations. Your private guide will take you through 30 Rockefeller Plaza, you will visit the NBC Sharp Globe Theater, Broadcast Operations, the Make-up Room, and even produce your very own news and weather program in the High Definition Mini-Control Studio! See a backstage peek at the following studios: Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Dr. Oz Show, msnbc, Football MIght in Amaerica and the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.
Horse-drawn carriages are a unique and historical way to experience the beauty of Central Park. In New York City, horses are a symbol of a bygone era before the advent of cars, buses and trains. It was during this time that New Yorkers got around from place to place on horseback or by means of horse-drawn carriage. As a result and over time, horses became iconic to the history of Manhattan. One of the best ways to get a taste of old-time New York is to take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the winding trails of Central Park.
New York's High Line was built in the 1930s to lift freight traffic 30 feet in the air. This removed dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan's largest industrial district. No trains have run on the High Line since 1980 and the elevated tracks have been preserved and the space has been converted into a very unique public park. The High Line is located on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. This New York must-see is an ideal space to stroll free high above the city's bustling traffic. Be sure to take a break (or two) at some of the High Line's best known food joints - for coffee stop at Blue Bottle, for a gourmet ice cream sandwich swing by Melt Bakery and for true NYC local sustainable cooking visit The Green Table.
The ideal solution for private entertainment whether you are a jazz aficionado or looking for a trendy night out in Manhattan! You will be picked up at your hotel this evening by stretch limousine which will take you all the way down to fashionable Soho for dinner at Tre Merli Restaurant. After dinner, your driver will accompany you to the Blue Note Club, one of the most celebrated Jazz establishments in New York. After the show, hop back in your limo and you will be returned to your New York City hotel.
Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece of modern architecture is home to one of the world's finest collections of 20th century art. Don't miss walking the grand ramp that curves from the ground to the dome. You'll see masterpieces by such noted artists as Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso, and van Gogh, plus changing exhibitions that are always significant and intriguing. Modern art lovers will enjoy a world of Modern Art masters from Modigliani to Mondrian. Whatever your tastes, the collections and exhibits are well worth your time when visiting New York City.
With a MOMA Professional Art Historian, you will have a private highlights tour of the Museum. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. It has been singularly important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world.
Be whisked away by a limo from your hotel and brought to the shopping mecca of your choice - Bloomingdales, Henry Bendal or Saks. Your personal stylist will help you shop for your unique look - they are the perfect alliance for you during your shopping expedition as they know these racks like the back of their hands. Your limo will be at your beckon call to handle your bags and be your stylish ride home.
Manhattan - twelve miles long, three miles wide and a world unto itself. Manhattan Island is famous for its “uptown” and “downtown” neighborhoods that can satisfy anyone’s tastes for culture, entertainment and food. No stomach or soul could possibly go hungry in Manhattan. Speak to your travel consultant to ask advice on the best ways to explore New York's various neighbourhoods by foot, by horse and carriage, by taxi or with a private guide.Take the afternoon to explore the island on your own and seek out your favourite nook of the city:- Take a stroll through Central Park - stop for an afternoon picnic by the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, hire a boat by the Lake boat house, visit the Zoo and the bird sanctuary, or explore the area by horse and carriage located on the south side of the park near the legendary Plaza Hotel. - Head South from the Park to Times Square where the bright neon lights never sleep - and who could blame them with all there is to see, do and eat in the area. A tourist magnet for good reason as the area also attracts the best of Broadway talent to the Theatre District. Stop along "Hell's Kitchen" (9th and 10th Avenues) for a fair priced ethnic inspired bite.- Head to Harlem if you want to explore a historical center of urban African-American culture (above Central from 110th to 145th Street on the East Side and above 125th Street). Stop by the famous Apollo Theatre and grab a bite to eat at the Lenox Lounge. - Art Lovers, Haute Shoppers and People Waters alike can spend days in the Upper East side (59th Street to 96th Street between 5th and York Avenues). This neighbourhood is home to the top shops like Bloomingdales and Henri Bendel as well, the area houses "Museum Mile" where you will find the Metropolitan Museum of Art , the Guggenheim , the Whitney , the Museum of the City of New York, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design all within blocks of each other. -Midtown (42nd Street to 59th Street east of 5th Avenue) is one of the most visited areas of New York - it's fast, crowded and fantastic. Think the Rockefeller Center for skating in the winter, the MoMA for its Pop Art, Saks for its couture, Radio City Music Hall for entertainment and Grand Central for its architectural glory.-China Town and Little Italy (Grand Street to Chatham Square and from Broadway to beyond the Bowery towards East Broadway) is a vibrant and colorful neighborhood that is one of the most sought after areas for ethnic food and street vendors - we recommend eating your way through it's to notch-cheap restaurants. Walk up Canal Street for all the shopping deals. -In the recent past the Meatpacking District (West 15th Street, Gansevoort Street and 11th Avenue) was merely an industrial neighbourhood of wholesale meat companies, now it's the 'It' place for trendy boutique hotels, hot lounges and hang outs and the city’s newest top restaurants. Make sure you climb up to the High Line pedestrian path which rests on elevated old rail tracks. - Greenwich Village or "the Villiage" has kept its bohemian roots with its quaint winding streets, restored townhomes and inviting restaurants. It was historically the centre of New York gay culture and gentrification has led money to the area allowing for a healthy boutique shopping area to be sustained on Bleecker Street. Hit the legendary Blue Note in the evening for live jazz.
Optional enjoy a 3-4 hour private cooking class in Greenwich Village restaurant including class, meal, wine & beer (3 glasses per person),. Choose from different themes (French, Italian, Vegetarian, Sushi, Thai, Indian, Tapas). Contact your sales advisor to include this in your itinerary.
Meet your personal driver and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel.
The Ritz-Carlton New York (4.5*) is located in Central Park South in New York City that features a 33-story building and offers 259 guestrooms, 47 suites, meeting and event rooms. This award-winning hotel features a luxurious Spa with complete range of services, a 24-hour fitness center equipped with top of the line weight training and cardiovascular equipment, as well as 24-hour in-room dining. The hotel includes a full service multi-lingual concierge, business services and valet parking. An ideal place to unwind, the luxurious club lounge offers privacy and serves delectable culinary throughout the day. The Ritz-Carlton New York is a pet friendly hotel that accepts pets including dogs and cats weighing less than 60 pounds with fee charge, as well as Limousine service upon guest request. The hotel includes 1 restaurant that features daily breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, cocktails, and light fare into the late hours.
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