Ship & Shore in the Big Apple
We start our extraordinary day on one of Manhattan’s most popular destinations, the High Line. This urban playground, planted with wildflowers and grasses, offers walkers some of the best views of NYC. A rail track, out of use since 1980, the High Line, which can be accessed by stairs or by elevator, was resurrected as a one-and-a-half mile long landscaped park, running from Gansevoort Street in the Meat Packing District to the Hudson Yards at 34th Street. Art installations and many benches for relaxing enhance our experience. Lunch will be on our own at one of the many restaurants in the historic Chelsea Market, which was the National Biscuit Company factory. After lunch our bus will take us to the Cbelsea Pier to board a small, comfortable 1920’s-style yacht for a river tour, led by an American Institute of Architecture docent. This cruise will afford us of views of buildings that can only be seen from the river. Our guide’s insightful narration covers NYC’s iconic landmarks, modern architecture and engineering masterpieces. Light hors d’oevres and drinks will be served during this 32-mile cruise.
Cost includes transportation, entrance fee, guided tour, snacks and gratuities.
501 – $164
7:45 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 7:45 a.m.