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New York And How It Got That Way - Guided Tour

An eye opening, provocative tour that will have participants cheering the Dutch for inspiring our true foundations, boo-ing the English for treating New York as an ATM machine, re-evaluating Thomas Jefferson, thanking Alexander Hamilton for the city's skyscrapers, and celebrating forgotten heroes who saved New York from disaster.

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4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Tour escort/host
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Entry/Admission - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Battery Park, State Street and Battery Place, New York City, NY 10004

    New York and How It Got That Way:

    Visionaries, Dreamers and Schemers and How They Shaped the Look and Outlook of Manhattan

    Stop At: Wall Street, New York City, NY 10005

    An eye opening, provocative tour that will have participants
    • Cheering the Dutch for inspiring our true foundations
    • Boo-ing the English for treating New York as an ATM machine

    Stop At: SoHo, South of Houston Street, New York City, NY 10022

    • Re-evaluating Thomas Jefferson
    • Thanking Alexander Hamilton for the city's skyscrapers
    • Celebrating forgotten heroes who saved New York from disaster

    Stop At: 5 Ave, Waverly Pl., W. 4 St. and Macdougal St. Washington Square Park, New York City, NY 10011

    The Guides: Passionate about New York and its often improbable history

    Stop At: Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503

    The Do-Good: A portion of each booking will be donated to Graham Windham, a children’s service organization created in 1806 by Alexander Hamilton’s widow, Elizabeth Schuyler-Hamilton, and friends

    Stop At: Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave Second Floor, New York City, NY 10019-3210

    Transportation: a Luxury coach with some easy walking

    Stop At: Central Park, Central Park, New York City, New York

    Who should take this tour?
    • Veteran New Yorkers
    • Newly minted New Yorkers
    • Tourists who want to know more than just the height of the Empire State Building (A before-you-go primer takes care of such essentials)
    • Corporations looking for a way to inspire employees with tales of persistence and grit that got New York to where it is today

    Stop At: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The David RubenStein Atrium Broadway & 64th Street - main entrance, New York City, NY 10023

    • Students, to encourage them to never give up their big ideas.
    • Teachers, to encourage students to think big
    • Or anyone looking for some surprising history or salacious gossip to share at the next dinner party.

  • Departure Point :
    National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We depart from the front steps of the National Museum of the American Indian.
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • 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.



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Activity ID: V-89653P1

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