See the Brooklyn Bridge, City Hall, the World Trade Center Site and then Central Park, Midtown, and Fashionable Fifth Avenue
Downtown is where New York City was born and where I feel the nation had its real beginning. We shall first see the Brooklyn Bridge, and hear the story of its miraculous construction. We shall see where George Washington worshipped, and where the 9/11 rescue workers rested and recuperated, at St. Paul's Chapel. We shall also see the site of the new World Trade Center with the 9/11 Memorial, and discuss the many stories that surround that fateful day.
We may see the "canyons of Wall Street, " which are now becoming homes for many people, even while they are in the midst of more gold than is in Fort Knox. We shall see where George Washington was inaugurated as our first president. But, above all, we will spend time in lower Manhattan in ways that just weren't possible 30 years ago.
The second half of our day will be uptown, beginning near Central Park and including all that's fashionable in midtown: Rock Center, the Waldorf, etc. A great day!
This tour can be done in two ways:
1st: by Coach (at extra cost). I will meet the coach at the most convenient stop, and step on and lead a tour to the highlights as described elsewhere in this tour, although the group may be so large that less walking will be involved.
2nd: by Foot. We will move by the quickest means down to Central Park, and begin our day on foot. Ideally, the weather will be fine, because much of this tour will be on foot although subway or bus could be a supplement.
3rd: If for a smaller group, and you have not come with your vehicle and would want such a tour, then an SUV or similar vehicle can be hired with driver at extra cost. (Please inquire!)
Although our tour will go to and through many spots that may be crowded with visitors, we will also go through areas where the only crowd may be of school children, or workers in the course of their daily affairs. And we will go through areas that will seem totally empty of people. We may be discovering something totally new!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
I have suggested that this tour can begin any time between 8AM and 3PM, on the hour, but please contact me if you have another preference. Although this is designed to be a four hour tour, circumstances beyond our control (subway delays, etc.) may cause it to be somewhat longer.
The tour can be either by coach, which would be supplied by traveler, or by foot (If by foot, it is supplemented by public transportation - subway and/or bus)
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 US dollars - $20 per person should be sufficient for purchase of snacks, sandwiches, and a beverage; a major credit card is always advisable to have.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Bill introduced us to parts of the City that showed a more intimate side of New York after a start in Midtown. I especially enjoyed the neighborhoods around Union Square and Washington Square Park where a large, vibrant Farmers Market was held. Bill was terrific at being flexible and keeping things interesting for our two 15 year olds including a stop at Macy's and a school one daughter is considering for college. Bill's knowledge and love of NYC is infectious! Thank you! Liz Nickerson & Bill Hamilton