New York Minute

4 days from $3,116 per person*
  • Admire the dazzling lights of the city from the top of the Empire State Building after dark.
  • Discover the origins of New York with a private guided historic walking tour of Lower Manhattan.
  • Enjoy dinner with view of the skyline on a cruise around the Hudson River.
  • Uncover hidden gems and tasty treats on a foodie walking tour of Greenwich Village.
  • Stay in a historic building that has been redesigned as a charming hotel.
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This whirlwind city break offers an incredible glimpse of the Big Apple in a New York minute. It only takes a moment to fall in love with New York City as you’ll see while discovering its iconic sights as well as hidden gems in just four days.

Upon arrival in New York City, you’ll quickly see why it’s known as the city that never sleeps as you embark on a private guided tour see how the city sparkles as night falls. Experience a bird’s eye view as you gaze out at a sea of twinkling lights from the top of the Empire State Building. Uncover the origins of the city by exploring historic lower Manhattan, the largest city in the country and birthplace of New York City. In a nod to more recent history, take a moment to pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, a tribute to the heroes and victims of a monumental tragedy forever ingrained in global memory. Lift your spirits with an incredible dinner cruise aboard the Bateaux, enjoying charming views of NYC’s iconic skyline from the Hudson River. This cultural celebration continues as you taste your way through Greenwich Village, sampling local delicacies for which the city is famous. Showcasing the city’s best sights and delights, this New York minute tour is sure to leave you wanting 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
    • Dining Suggestions
    • Private Tour - NYC After Dark (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide/Ticket
    The Refinery (Studio Queen Room)
  • Day 2 New York City
    New York City
    • Private Tour - City Origins Walking Tour (4 hrs) - Guide
    • Activity - National September 11 Museum - Admission
    • Activity - Bateaux Dinner Cruise - Sunday-Thursday
    The Refinery (Studio Queen Room)
  • Day 3 New York City
    New York City
    • Private Tour - Tasting Greenwich Village (4 hrs) - Guide
    • Broadway Tickets
    The Refinery (Studio Queen Room)
  • Day 4 New York City
    New York City
    • Private Transfer - JFK 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.

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. 

When the sun goes down, the lights go up in New York City. From the torch of Lady Liberty shining in the harbor to the jaw-dropping lights of Times Square, your private driver and guide will show you how electrifying New York City is after dark tonight. Start downtown to see how the Financial District lights up at night and take a moment by the 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade to observe the Tribute in Light that sends twin light beams into the sky representing the fallen twin towers. From there, make your way uptown for sights like the New York Public Library and the ever-glowing Times Square where even at night, feels as though it’s midday. Your final stop will be atop the iconic Empire State Building, giving you a 360- degree view of the city that never sleeps. Conclude your tour with a transfer back to your hotel.

Accommodation: The Refinery (Studio Queen Room)

The Refinery Hotel is the imaginative reinterpretation of the Colony Arcade building- a former hat factory and Prohibition-era tea room. Just steps away from the enchanting Bryant Park, this centrally located hotel provides the perfect setting from which to explore the city’s historic Midtown. Guests can enjoy an inspired gourmet meal at the hotel’s on-site restaurant. The charming hotel will capture guests’ imagination with its nod to history mixed with a recognition of the modernity of its metropolitan setting. Guests will notice hints of the building’s history around every corner with thoughtful décor representing the infamous prohibition-era.

New York Minute  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Empire State Building at Night
Empire State Building at Night
New York Minute  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  The Lobby
The Lobby

Day 2: New York City

New York traces its rich history to Lower Manhattan, the meeting point of the Hudson River and the East River. Discover this city’s roots alongside your private guide as you explore Lower Manhattan’s historic sights today. Originally named Nieuw (New) Amsterdam, New York City began as a small Dutch settlement in what is now known as Lower Manhattan. Broadway, which was then called Heere Straat (Gentleman Street), was nothing but a small road. Wall Street actually had a wall back in 1653 to protect the settlers from attacks. As the city grew, so did the nation. New York was the first capital of the United States and the spot where George Washington was inaugurated is marked by his statue. Over the years, Lower Manhattan has become the financial capital of the world. Today, the streets are teeming with people and filled with stories of New York’s past, present, and future.

Take in a somber yet inspiring visit to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum today. This tribute to the heroes and victims of that horrific day tells their stories through media, artifacts, and personal testimonials. While shedding light on the events of that day, the memorial also acts as a beacon of hope and call to action for the next generation to create a more peaceful world.

Take in the vast 180-degree view of New York’s iconic skyline during a delightful dinner cruise on the Hudson River. While you cruise, enjoy a delicious meal, live music, and world class service from the staff aboard the Bateaux. The boat features climate-controlled dining rooms along with two outdoor decks from which to enjoy the skyline of Manhattan.

Accommodation: The Refinery (Studio Queen Room)
New York Minute  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Historic New York
Historic New York
New York Minute  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  September 11 Memorial
September 11 Memorial

Day 3: New York City

Greenwich Village is among Manhattan’s most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. With stunning street grids, societal conventions, and commercial developers, the West Village has proudly displayed its hardwon heritage for centuries. Meet your guide to explore some of the neighborhood’s most enchanting sites, revealing extraordinary histories, architectural delights, and secrets unknown even to many New Yorkers. Along the way, you'll enjoy a selection of tasty treats that exemplify classic New York. Stroll along the charming Commerce Street, with its restored Federal-style residences and historic Cherry Lane Theater. Around the corner on Bedford Street, view a former speakeasy which discreetly plied its boozy trade during the 1920s Prohibition era. Pass by one of the narrowest pieces of real estate on the island of Manhattan on Grove Street. Your tour includes sights of historical significance and tastings to fuel your village voyage. 

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 orchestra seating and are subject to availability. 

Accommodation: The Refinery (Studio Queen Room)
New York Minute  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Pizza Slice
Pizza Slice

Day 4: New York City

Meet your private driver for an airport transfer.

Accommodation:
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 Refinery (Studio Queen Room): New York City

The Refinery Hotel is the imaginative reinterpretation of the Colony Arcade building- a former hat factory and Prohibition-era tea room. Just steps away from the enchanting Bryant Park, this centrally located hotel provides the perfect setting from which to explore the city’s historic Midtown. Guests can enjoy an inspired gourmet meal at the hotel’s on-site restaurant. The charming hotel will capture guests’ imagination with its nod to history mixed with a recognition of the modernity of its metropolitan setting. Guests will notice hints of the building’s history around every corner with thoughtful décor representing the infamous prohibition-era.

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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