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Fifth Avenue History Walk and Live Jazz

The best that New York has to offer - amazing history, dizzying landmarks and sounds of jazz!

Join me for a walk along Fifth Ave - the name associated with wealth, glitz, and glamor. Fifth Ave is one of the best-known streets in the world, especially the stretch known as Millionaire Row. Once upon a time, it was lined with the finest homes of New York's wealthiest people - a place of ambition, intrigue, scandal, and the most spectacular balls ever given.

This tour is not just about the landmarks, it's about the history of New York during the Gilded Age and about the people like the Vanderbilts, the Astors, the Rockefellers, who shaped it into the metropolis. It's about millionaires and architects, visionaries and beautiful models, artists and writers whose names are forever connected to the 5th Avenue.

The tour will end at a place where the sounds of jazz rule the night ( food and drinks are available and highly advisable!)

per adult from

$87

AUD

Duration

2 to 4 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • See NYC highlights with a licensed NYC Guide
    • Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of a small group
    • Discover the city's fascinating history and culture
    • Get insider suggestions for live jazz, speakeasies, and hidden spots
    • Get a free NYC map for your further city exploration
    • Entry/Admission - Secret Room New York
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Wine, cocktails and other drinks are available, but not included in the price
    • Dinner - Food is available, but not included in the price
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The Plaza - A Fairmont Managed Hotel, 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

    A starting point of the tour, the Plaza was hailed the “greatest hotel in the world.” You will find out about its colorful history connected to the Vanderbilts, Scott Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe, just to name a few.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Pulitzer Fountain, Grand Army Square 59th Street and 5th Avenue, New York City, NY

    An elegant bronze sculpture represents Pomona, the Roman goddess of abundance holding a basket of fruit. There is a tragic story behind what meets the eye.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-2581

    Edwin Goodman, the first couturier to introduce ready-to-wear fashion, built the store on the site of the former mansion of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, the largest private residence ever built in New York City

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tiffany & Co., 727 Fifth Ave., at 57th St., New York City, NY 10022

    The Tiffany Blue Box is possibly one the most recognizable and probably one of the most desired retail containers in history. The story of Tiffany's is worth a stop.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-2519

    The headquarters for the Trump Organization, the building has quite a unique exterior.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The St. Regis New York, Two E 55th St, New York, NY 10022, USA

    Another one of the Gilded Age grand hotels, St. Regis is not only stunning but has a great story.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. Thomas Church, 1 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401

    This French High Gothic Revival structure marks the place of Consuelo Vanderbilt wedding to 9th Duke of Marlborough.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Cartier, 653 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA

    One of the surviving Gilded Age mansions which used to line up 5th Ave.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: VERSACE, 647 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA

    The last surviving on the many Vanderbilts' mansions on 5th Avenue

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: St. Patrick's Cathedral, 50th Street & 5th Avenue Wheelchair accessibility located off the corner of 51st Street and 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-6863

    The largest Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral in the US, it was ridiculed for being built in the wilderness, way too far outside the city. Like most NYC landmarks, St. Patrick's has a fascinating story.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza Rockefeller Centre, New York City, NY 10111-0100

    Home to some of the most recognizable tourist sites, like a Rockefeller Christmas Tree, the dramatic story of the Rockefeller Center centers around the Great Depression and the Rockefeller family.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA

    Not just a department store, but one of the New York institutions since 1924

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Fred F. French Building, 551 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10176-0001

    The gilded lobby of the Fred F. French features the only Art Deco-cum-Babylonian design you'll ever see

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Secret Room New York, 707 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA

    This venue is the endpoint of a tour on Fridays only! We will come here to listen to some great live jazz, see people dance and be treated to dance or burlesque performances. Enjoy cocktails, food and the amazing excitement of swing!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bierhaus NYC, 712 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA

    This venue is the endpoint of a tour on Mondays only! We will come here to listen to some great live jazz, see people dance and be treated to dance or burlesque performances. Enjoy cocktails, food and the amazing excitement of swing!

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    764 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Return Detail :
    1: 707 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
    2: 712 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA
    3: Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Some venues have 21+ policy. If you are under 21, please, inquire before booking.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Face masks required for travelers and guides indoor
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by PortableNYC tours

Activity ID: V-239090P2

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