New York, New York

New York, New York, it's a heck of a tour! From Harlem to Ellis Island and everything in between, explore the best sites and museums of New York. Visit The Met, take in a Broadway Show, see the Statue of Liberty, and more!

4 Days /3 Nights

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Estimated Tour Pricing Inclusions: Roundtrip transportation, 3 nights’ accommodation, baggage handling, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, 1 dinner cruise, 1 Broadway Show, admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity (excluding gratuity for guides and driver, unless requested).
  • Chinatown
  • Museum at Eldridge Street
  • Tenement Museum
  • Met Cloisters Art Museum
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Broadway Show
  • The Dakota
  • Central Park
  • Saint John of the Divine Cathedral
  • Grant's Tomb
  • Apollo Theatre
  • Duke Ellington Memorial
  • Big Apple Jazz Center
  • Harlem
  • Cotton Club
  • NYC's Famed Museum Mile
  • Dinner Cruise
  • Liberty State Park
  • Ellis Island
  • Battery Park
  • Times Square

Sample Itinerary
Day 1 - Museum at Eldridge Street & Tenement Museum
  • Arrive in New York.
  • Lunch is included at a restaurant in Chinatown.
  • Visit the Museum at Eldridge Street. Discover one of New York City’s most stunning hidden treasures. The Museum at Eldridge Street is housed in the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a magnificent National Historic Landmark that has been meticulously restored. Exhibits, tours, cultural events and educational programs tell the story of Jewish immigrant life, explore architecture and historic preservation, inspire reflection on cultural continuity, and foster collaboration and exchange between people of all faiths, heritages and interests.
  • Explore the Tenement Museum and celebrate the enduring stories that define and strengthen what it means to be American. Hear the stories of the immigrant and migrant experience through guided tours of two tenement buildings on Orchard Street and the surrounding neighborhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Visitors can take building tours of the recreated homes of former residents between the 1860s and the 1980s as well as walking tours of the neighborhood they lived in.
  • Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Check in to your local hotel.
Day 2 - Met Cloisters Art Museum & The Met
  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
  • Visit the Met Cloisters Art Museum, located in Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan. This museum specializes in European medieval architecture, sculpture and decorative arts, with a focus on the Romanesque and Gothic periods.
  • Take a guided tour at The Metropolitan Museum of Art followed by self-exploration and lunch on your own. In formation since 1870, the Metropolitan Museum's collection now contains more than two million works of art from all points of the compass, ancient through modern times. The Met Fifth Avenue presents over 5,000 years of art spanning all cultures and time periods. Since the Museum opened its doors to the public in its current location in Central Park in 1880, its footprint has expanded to cover more than two million square feet. Today, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and cultures.
  • Arrive at Ellen’s Stardust Diner  and enjoy dinner included this evening. This unique diner features singing wait staff and variety shows that perform nightly. So, sit back and relax as you will be taken back in time to a never forgotten era as you enjoy the best in classic American cuisine.  See your favorite "Miss Subways" in our gallery honoring the beauty queens of a bygone era. You can even wave to the conductor of the New York Central, NYC's largest indoor choo choo, as it circles around our mezzanine
  • Take your seats for a Broadway Show.
Day 3 - The Dakota, Central Park, Harlem, &  A Dinner Cruise
  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Meet guide and drive by the Dakota and Central Park.
    • The Dakota, also known as Dakota Apartments, is a cooperative apartment building located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, United States. It was built in 1884 and is considered to be one of Manhattan's most prestigious and exclusive cooperative residential buildings. The Dakota is famous as the home of former Beatle John Lennon from 1973 to his murder outside the building in 1980.
    • Covering 6% of Manhattan, Central Park spans 843 acres and stretches from Central Park South (59th St.) to 110th St. at the northern end and from 5th Ave. on the East Side to Central Park West (8th Ave.) on the West Side.
  • Tour Saint John of the Divine Cathedral, the world's largest Gothic cathedral. Discover soaring stonework and brilliant stained glass windows in the Cathedral’s bustling nave and serene chapels. Learn about the history of this great sacred space from 1892 to the present, and hear about its many social, cultural, and educational programs. Gaze upwards at ribs and vaults, columns and cornices, buttresses and beasts, prophets and pinnacles in this survey of how successive styles of architectural history are reflected in the stages of Cathedral construction.
  • Drive by Grant’s Tomb.  Overlooking the Hudson River from the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan, General Grant National Memorial is the largest tomb in North America. Grant's Tomb (as it is commonly called) is not only the final resting place of the General, but a memorial to his life and accomplishments.
  • Enjoy lunch on your own at your guide’s discretion.
  • Continue Driving tour through Harlem
    • Drive by the Apollo Theatre. Since opening its doors in 1914 and introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo has played a major role in the emergence of jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, and soul — all quintessentially American music genres. Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis Jr., James Brown, Bill Cosby, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, and countless others began their road to stardom on the Apollo stage. Today, the Apollo is a respected not-for-profit, which presents concerts, performing arts, education and community outreach programs.
    • Drive by the Duke Ellington Memorial, a pulpit-like form that stands 30 feet, on three tall columns. Atop each column stand three female figures that represent the muses. With their arms raised, the nine muses hold aloft a circular platform, bearing an 8-foot high standing figure of Duke Ellington beside a piano. The interior of the dome platform was gilded in gold.
    • Drive by the Big Apple Jazz Center.
    • Drive through In the neighborhood's golden age in the 1920s and 30s, Harlem was the heart of black culture in the United States. But hard economic times hit Harlem during the Depression and continued through the 1980s. With rampant poverty, high unemployment and high crime rates; Harlem was a tough place to live. Redevelopment in the 1980s revived interest in the neighborhood. As the Manhattan real estate market boomed, abandoned buildings in Harlem were replaced with new housing and office buildings. Real estate investors snatched up beautiful old brownstones that had fallen into disrepair and began restoring them to their former glory. Soon Bill Clinton and Starbucks moved in, and Harlem’s second renaissance became official.
    • Drive by the Cotton Club. The Cotton Club was a New York City night club located first in the Harlem neighborhood on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue from 1923 to 1935 and then for a brief period from 1936 to 1940 in the midtown Theater District. The club operated most notably during America's Prohibition Era and was a whites-only establishment even though it featured many of the most popular black entertainers of the era, including musicians Cab Calloway, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford, Chick Webb, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Fats Waller, Willie Bryant, vocalists Adelaide Hall, Ethel Waters, Bessie Smith, Aida Ward, Avon Long, the Dandridge Sisters, the Will Vodery Choir, The Mills Brothers, Nina Mae McKinney, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, and dancers Bill Robinson, The Nicholas Brothers, Charles 'Honi' Coles, Leonard Reed, Stepin Fetchit, the Berry Brothers, The Four Step Brothers, Jeni Le Gon and Earl Snakehips Tucker.
    • See NYC’s Famed Museum Mile! New York City has officially designated Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th streets (23 blocks!) “Museum Mile” because of the vast richness and cultural diversity of the seven museums found there.
  • This evening, board Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise. 
Day 4 - Ellis Island & Times Square
  • Prior to checking out, enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
  • Depart Liberty State Park for the Statue of Liberty at Ellis Island.
    • Ellis Island - Between 1892 and 1954, approximately 12 million steerage and third class steamship passengers who entered the United States through the port of New York were legally and medically inspected at Ellis Island. Reopened on September 10, 1990 after a massive restoration, the Main Building on Ellis Island is now a museum dedicated to the history of immigration and the important role this island claimed during the mass migration of humanity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, over 40 percent of America's population can trace their ancestry through Ellis Island.
    • Located in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and was designated a National Monument on October 15, 1924.
  • Arrive at Battery Park and depart.
  • Take some free time to explore Times Square and see Radio City, NBC. Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is sometimes referred to as "The Crossroads of the World", "The Center of the Universe", "The heart of The Great White Way", and the "heart of the world". One of the world's busiest pedestrian areas, it is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and a major center of the world's entertainment industry. Times Square is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated 50 million visitors annually. Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily, many of them tourists, while over 460,000 pedestrians walk through Times Square on its busiest days. Times Square has enough shops, restaurants, and theatres to keep you entertained for your entire stay. There you will find Planet Hollywood, a Toys R Us big enough for an indoor Ferris wheel, Good Morning America, many street performers, vendors, and much more.
  • Depart for home.
*Base rate does not include motor coach transportation, airfare, airport transfers, driver gratuity, guide gratuity, (student groups exempt) or any upgrades or add-ons unlisted from itinerary as stated. Pricing may vary based on day of arrival or other conditions. Personalized itineraries with custom pricing and/or additional transportation can be created and added based on client needs and upon client’s request. MARS will customize quotes or personalize itineraries for FREE.


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