Discover New York City & Washington, D.C. In Luxury

6 days from $6,883 pp*
  • Delve into New York’s foodie scene with a culinary tour of Brooklyn.
  • Enjoy a backstage access meet and greet with a Broadway performer.
  • Embark on a curated shopping experience with a personal shopper in New York City.
  • Explore the United States Capitol Building and the National Archives Building with a private guide.
  • Stay at a quintessential selection of luxury accommodations.
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Explore New York City and Washington, D.C. through the lens of luxury as you enjoy bespoke experiences from backstage access on Broadway and a personalized shopping experience, to specialized private tours of government buildings. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of these prominent cities on an all-encompassing privately guided tour.

This luxurious escape begins in New York City with a privately guided tour that tells tales of money and scandal as you explore the Upper East and Upper West sides of Manhattan, home to some of the city’s most infamous residents. Taste your way through the vibrant food scene of Brooklyn on a delectable culinary tour. Enjoy backstage access at a Broadway show to meet a performer after watching their show in one of the city’s iconic theaters. Turn the streets of New York into a runway on a customized shopping trip with a personal shopper before discovering Central Park on a private bike tour taking you to the park's most famous landmarks as well as some hidden gems. Your journey continues to Washington, D.C., to uncover secrets of American history with behind-the-scenes access to some of the country’s most important legislative buildings and museums. Join a member of the United States Capitol Historical Society for a private tour of the Capitol Building to gain insights into the day to day of the American government. Step back in time as you embark on a private tour of the National Archives Building to view the revolutionary Charters of Freedom and learn about the country’s Founding Fathers that signed these documents. This all-encompassing tour showcases unique luxuries in these two incredible cities with carefully curated experiences. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 New York City
    New York City
    • Private Transfer - JFK Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Tales of Money and Scandal (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Dining Suggestions
    The Plaza (Plaza King Room)
  • Day 2 New York City
    New York City
    • Private Tour - Brooklyn Culinary Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Private Tour - Broadway Performer Meet & Greet - Cast Member
    • Broadway Tickets
    The Plaza (Plaza King Room)
  • Day 3 New York City
    New York City
    • Private Tour - NYC with a Personal Shopper (4 hrs) - Professional Shopper
    • Private Tour - Bike Tour in Central Park (2 hrs) - Bike/Guide
    • Dining Suggestions
    The Plaza (Plaza King Room)
  • Day 4 New York City to Washington, D.C.
    New York City to Washington, D.C.
    • Private Transfer - Intracity Transfer - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - New York City - Washington, D.C. [3 hrs] - Business Class
    • Private Vehicle & Driver
    • Private Tour - U.S. Capitol Building (1.5 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Washington, D.C.
    Washington, D.C.
    • Private Vehicle & Driver
    • Private Tour - National Archives Building (1.5 hrs) - Guide
    • Dining Suggestions
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Washington, D.C.
    Washington, D.C.
    • Private Transfer - DCA Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: New York City

Meet your private driver for an airport transfer.

Embark on a mysterious tour of the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan today with your private guide and driver. These neighborhoods have been home to some of the most beloved and the most notorious New Yorkers. As you explore the streets where New York's old and new money live, your guide will tell tales that will leave you shocked. For example, learn about when beloved actress and heiress, Dorothy Arnold, left her home to buy a dress one morning in 1910 and was never seen again. After weeks of investigators being unable to solve the mystery, rumors and conspiracies started to spread. It seemed the whole city was trying to solve the case, but Dorothy was never found. Perhaps there are still some clues to be found on the Upper East Side. Conclude your tour with a transfer back to your hotel. 

From Michelin Starred restaurants to hidden gems, New York City is a culinary dream. Speak with your Destination Expert for restaurant recommendations, or if you're already in the know - propose your own. 

Please note: Your meal is not included and is payable on the spot. Reservations are confirmed at the time of booking and are subject to availability. 

Accommodation: The Plaza (Plaza King Room)

Since its debut on October 1st, 1907, The Plaza Hotel has remained a New York icon hosting world leaders, dignitaries, captains of industry, Broadway legends and Hollywood royalty.  As an established staple for lavish society affairs and blockbuster films, The Plaza has welcomed guests from around the world to enjoy its magic at the castle on Central Park South for more than 100 years. Offering 282 distinctive guestrooms including 102 luxurious suites, The Plaza continues to strike the balance between its storied past and limitless future. In addition to its vast culinary offerings and luxurious guestrooms, The Plaza offers world-class Shops at The Plaza, as well as health and wellness facilities including Guerlain Spa, The Plaza Hotel Fitness Center, and the Warren-Tricomi Salon. Steps from Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, and an array of the most famous shopping destinations in the world, The Plaza’s address is as convenient as it is luxurious.

Discover New York City & Washington, D.C. In Luxury  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Tales of Scandal
Tales of Scandal
Discover New York City & Washington, D.C. In Luxury  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  The Plaza
The Plaza

Day 2: New York City

Known as an eclectic culinary destination, New York City boasts a strong foodie scene. Spend today exploring the streets of Brooklyn with a private guide and driver, discovering the tastes of this unique borough. Your guide will explain how trends in ethnic diversity have inspired this vibrant and diverse food scene. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a stop to see the art of chocolate making at a chocolatier in the neighborhood of DUMBO. Explore the flavors of the Middle East with a stop at a restaurant that showcases this popular cuisine. At last, no trip to Brooklyn would be complete without a stop at a classic pizzeria, one of New York’s many calls to fame.

Meet your guide at Sardi’s Restaurant today for the ultimate Broadway experience. Upon arrival at the restaurant, you’ll be introduced to a Broadway performer who will be joining you for lunch. Learn about the actor’s most nerve-wracking auditions, odd jobs before landing on Broadway, and even some embarrassing moments on stage. After the visit, wish the performer good luck as they head to the theater to prepare for the show. Enjoy some free time before watching your new friend on stage. When the curtain comes down, your guide will escort you to the stage door. Walking past the barricades and through the stage door, you’ll be exposed to the most exclusive places on Broadway. Take to the stage yourself to see the theater from the performer’s point of view. Meet up with the performer one last time to congratulate them on their performance and take in the backstage atmosphere.

Theater has been an integral part of New York City's identity since the 19th century when the first show took place. With the development of Broadway, going to the theater has become an inspiring experience for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy an evening out today to take in a Broadway show of your choice. 

Please note: Tickets are based on balcony seating and are subject to availability. 

Accommodation: The Plaza (Plaza King Room)
Discover New York City & Washington, D.C. In Luxury  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Pizza
Pizza
Discover New York City & Washington, D.C. In Luxury  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Theater District
Theater District

Day 3: New York City

From flagship designer stores to boutique vintage shops, New York City's fashion reputation precedes itself. Enjoy a tailor-made shopping experience catered around your interests today as a private fashion expert and personal shopper helps you navigate the fashion-centric neighborhoods of New York City to find the best fit for your style. Gain exclusive access to some of the finest shops in the city and use the streets of New York as your personal runway to show off your new wardrobe. 

Please note: Before the tour, you’ll be sent a personal shopper questionnaire that will help your shopper curate a tailor-made shopping experience.

Experience Central Park from the unique perspective of a guided bicycle tour today. Make your way to Central Park, where you'll meet your private guide. This New York City icon was the first landscaped public park in the USA and with your private guide riding alongside you, you'll experience all that it has to offer. Marvel at the enchanting Bethesda Fountain and discover hidden waterfalls and cast-iron bridges. Witness the locations where some of the most iconic movie scenes were filmed. Your guide will even point out some celebrity homes and prominent skyscrapers, all while passing beneath many of the park’s 26,000 trees. A highlight today will be a stop at Strawberry Fields, a moving memorial to the life of Beatles legend, John Lennon. As you ride along the winding bike paths, learn about the history of New York City, told in terms of the development of the city and its parks.

From Michelin Starred restaurants to hidden gems, New York City is a culinary dream. Speak with your Destination Expert for restaurant recommendations, or if you're already in the know - propose your own. 

Please note: Your meal is not included and is payable on the spot. Reservations are confirmed at the time of booking and are subject to availability. 

Accommodation: The Plaza (Plaza King Room)
Discover New York City & Washington, D.C. In Luxury  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Boutique Shop
Boutique Shop
Discover New York City & Washington, D.C. In Luxury  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Bike Riding in Central park
Bike Riding in Central park

Day 4: New York City - Washington, D.C.

Meet your private driver for a city transfer.

Sit back and enjoy a business class train ride from New York City to Washington, D.C. 

Today, a member of the United States Capitol Historical Society will privately guide you through one of the most important buildings in the country. Home to the legislative branch of the Federal government, see where Congress meets, with a pass to the gallery for the House of Representatives. During your visit, enjoy access to the famous ceremonial rooms, including the Rotunda, Statuary Hall, the historic Old Supreme Court Chamber, and the Crypt. As part of your experience, hear compelling historic anecdotes while gaining perspectives on the history and function of the U.S. government’s legislative branch. Finally, explore the beautiful Capitol grounds and the site of Presidential Inaugurations on the West Front of the Capitol.

Accommodation: The Hay-Adams

Steeped in rich history and surrounded by the most iconic institutions of the nation, The Hay-Adams is a discreet luxury hotel in Washington, D.C. Enveloped by views of the White House, St. John’s Church, and the scenic Lafayette Park, the Hay-Adams guestrooms are the embodiment of refined residence. Opened in 1928, this 138-guestroom boutique hotel has been a home away from home for celebrities and world leaders alike. During their stay, guests can enjoy a distinguished gastronomic experience at one of the hotel’s restaurants. Marked by Washington, D.C.’s most accommodating amenities and dedicated services, The Hay-Adams is the boutique hotel of choice for the modern luxury traveler.

Discover New York City & Washington, D.C. In Luxury  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Capitol Building
Capitol Building
Discover New York City & Washington, D.C. In Luxury  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  The Hay-Adams
The Hay-Adams

Day 5: Washington, D.C.

The history of the United States of America is in large part due to three documents, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, collectively known as the Charters of Freedom. Documents of such value and importance deserve a home that is equally as impressive, the evocative National Archives Building opened in 1935 to connect the American people directly to their nation’s past as well as allowing foreign visitors a glimpse at the makings of America. At the National Archives today, witness history up close and personal with a viewing of the Charters of Freedom. Your private Archives Foundation guide will share secrets of the documents and the National Archives Building itself. Learn about the great lengths that the US Government has gone to protect the Charters of Freedom from theft or destruction. In addition, your guide will take you through other current exhibits to explain the way the National Archives serves the people of the United States of America. 

Speak with your Destination Expert for restaurant recommendations, or if you're already in the know - propose your own. 

Please note: Your meal is not included and is payable on the spot. Reservations are confirmed at the time of booking and are subject to availability. 

Accommodation: The Hay-Adams
Discover New York City & Washington, D.C. In Luxury  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  National Archives Building
National Archives Building

Day 6: Washington, D.C.

Meet your private driver for an airport transfer. 

Accommodation: Depart ( )

 End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

The Plaza (Plaza King Room): New York City

Since its debut on October 1st, 1907, The Plaza Hotel has remained a New York icon hosting world leaders, dignitaries, captains of industry, Broadway legends and Hollywood royalty.  As an established staple for lavish society affairs and blockbuster films, The Plaza has welcomed guests from around the world to enjoy its magic at the castle on Central Park South for more than 100 years. Offering 282 distinctive guestrooms including 102 luxurious suites, The Plaza continues to strike the balance between its storied past and limitless future. In addition to its vast culinary offerings and luxurious guestrooms, The Plaza offers world-class Shops at The Plaza, as well as health and wellness facilities including Guerlain Spa, The Plaza Hotel Fitness Center, and the Warren-Tricomi Salon. Steps from Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, and an array of the most famous shopping destinations in the world, The Plaza’s address is as convenient as it is luxurious.

The Hay-Adams: Washington, D.C.

Steeped in rich history and surrounded by the most iconic institutions of the nation, The Hay-Adams is a discreet luxury hotel in Washington, D.C. Enveloped by views of the White House, St. John’s Church, and the scenic Lafayette Park, the Hay-Adams guestrooms are the embodiment of refined residence. Opened in 1928, this 138-guestroom boutique hotel has been a home away from home for celebrities and world leaders alike. During their stay, guests can enjoy a distinguished gastronomic experience at one of the hotel’s restaurants. Marked by Washington, D.C.’s most accommodating amenities and dedicated services, The Hay-Adams is the boutique hotel of choice for the modern luxury traveler.

Discover New York City & Washington, D.C. In Luxury  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  The Hay-Adams
The Hay-Adams

Depart ( ): Global Location

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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