Ship & Shore in the Big Apple
We start our extraordinary day on the High Line, one of Manhattan’s most popular destinations, an urban playground planted with wildflowers and grasses that offers walkers some of the best views in NYC. A rail track no longer used since 1980, the High Line was resurrected as a 1.45 mile-long landscaped park running from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to the Hudson Yards, NYC’s largest development project. Art installations and many benches for relaxing enhance your experience. Lunch will be on your own at one of the amazing restaurants in the historic Chelsea Market which was once the National Biscuit Company factory. After lunch our bus will take us to the Chelsea Pier where we board a small, comfortable 1920’s-style yacht for a 32-mile river tour led by an AIA docent who will point out and describe more than 150 sites along the way. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served on this architectural cruise showcasing views of buildings that can only be seen from the river. Our guide’s insightful narration covers New York’s iconic landmarks, modern architecture and engineering masterpieces. This is a spectacular adventure you won’t want to miss!
Cost includes transportation, entrance fee, guided tour, and gratuities.
502 – $164
7:45 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 7:45 a.m.