Day 1 – Thursday
Arrival at the airport (any flight on JFK at any time) to find our driver for transfer to the hotel.
Meeting with our assistance staff at the hotel and briefing on the program to come.
Dinner not included. Overnight.
Day 2 – Friday in Manhattan We
meet the Guide in Italian after breakfast at 8:15 am, this morning we will visit Manhattan!
The City Tour lasts about 4 hours with an Italian guide. During the tour we will see Lincoln Center, the prestigious seat of the Metropolitan Opera House where we will stop, Central Park with a walk to the mosaic that recalls the memory of John Lennon, murdered at the entrance of the Dakota Building where he lived.We will pass on Fifth Avenue along the Museum Mile where some of the most important museum institutions are located, including the Guggenheim Museum, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Metropolitan Museum, the largest in the world with a very rich collection of artifacts from five continents, the elegant Frick Collection and the Neue Galerie, which has recently been enriched following a court case of the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, one of the most
known by the painter Gustav Klimt. Following Fifth Avenue we will arrive at Rockefeller Center and then at the Flatiron Building, the first skyscraper built in New York, with the Empire State Building behind it, we will take a walk in the Little Italy neighborhood up to Chinatown admiring the Brooklyn Bridge and the bridge of Manhattan.Then we will pass in the Financial District and a stop at Battery Park with a view of the Statue of Liberty, we will go up towards the new World Trade Center and we will finish the tour at the hotel.
In the late afternoon at 5.45pm meeting with the guide in the lobby and departure by bus for the night tour of the city.
It is the panoramic tour par excellence, we will spend an evening admiring the lights and colors of the night on board a bus with an Italian guide. During the tour, on board the ferry to Staten Island we will see the illuminated Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and the financial city. We will then cross the Verrazzano Bridge to Brooklyn with spectacular views of the city
* in the period between the end of November and January 2, including a visit to the Dyker Heights district with its thousand Christmas lights.
At the end of the dinner accompanied by the Assistant and return to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 3 – Saturday visiting the cities beyond Manhattan
Breakfast and meeting at 8:15 am to visit the cities that make up New York, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. In a melting pot of ethnicities and languages we will enter the neighborhoods that make up New York City where over 200 different languages are spoken!
You will abandon the clichés by visiting the Bronx, across the Triboro Bridge, Queens and then Brooklyn, then Astoria, Williamsburg, Navy Yard and the areas that host Orthodox Hasidim Jews, Italian-Americans and many other ethnic groups that make up the ‘melting pot ‘.
It is the tour that makes you discover the authentic New York!We finish at Grand Central Terminal where we stop for lunch (not included) and then climb on the brand new Summit One Vanderbilt, an Observatory that offers a unique experience where the view of the city from the 91st to the 93rd floor is reflected on the walls and the floor of mirrors creating a multitude of images and lights reflected in a kaleidoscope made up of architecture, lights and the people who visit it. A memorable experience!
Dinner in the Riu Plaza restaurant, at any time before 10.30 pm, it is sufficient to indicate the room number at the entrance of the restaurant to the staff in charge.
Day 4 – Sunday Harlem
After breakfast at the hotel meet at 8:15 am in the Lobby with the Harlem Gospel Guide and Tour. Our Harlem Gospel Tour is special. We visit the northern part of Manhattan, to learn about the history, the cultural heritage and the soul of Harlem, the legendary district known worldwide as the black Mecca of the world. This explosion of cultural pride, referred to as the “Harlem Renaissance” has its roots in the late 1800s, when a considerable number of African Americans
– freed from centuries of slavery – migrate from the rural south to the urban north of the United States.We pass the huge St John the Divine Cathedral, the prestigious Columbia University where Barack Obama studied, the Apollo Theater which baptized sacred music monsters such as Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklyn and at the end we will attend a Baptist Mass with the traditional Gospel Choir, clapping hands with the joyful sounds of Gospel songs, reliving the original spiritual environment of the Gospel Mass, a tradition matured from the times of slavery, when blacks were unable to read and it was not theirs allowed to participate in the cult of whites. The current Mass traces the history of the religious approach of the slaves through the liveliness of the choirs and the movements of the ceremony.
The tour will end at Chelsea Market, an ideal stop for lunch after which the Guide will take us on a walking tour (about 2 hours) between Chelsea and Greenwich Village, two adjacent neighborhoods on the suspended garden of the Highline.
Return to the hotel by subway (around 4pm). At 20:00 accompanied by the Assistant we will go to dinner.
Day 5 – Monday the Statue! (h.8:15)
Breakfast and at 8:15 meeting with the guide, we take the subway and we go to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, home of the Immigration Museum (ticket included).
In the afternoon, at the established time communicated by the Guide, transfer to the Airport
* The departure flight must be after 18:00 to be able to comfortably carry out the tour to the Statue of Liberty.
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