Walks of New York celebrates the launch of its New York City walking tours by offering special preview tours for only $5.00. In observance of National Walking Day, all tour proceeds will go to the American Heart Association to support their healthy heart initiatives.
Walks of New York is a brand extension of Walks of Italy, the well-known European tour experience that helps travelers avoid long lines and gain special access to popular sites. Walks of New York will provide the same high-quality, small group insider tours that have won Walks of Italy praise from Fodor’s, The Daily Telegraph, AFAR Magazine and USA Today.
The limited release, sneak preview tours will be offered April 1 – 7, 2014 and include:
Highlights of New York Tour – Allow us to introduce you to New York, helping you get the most from your visit by getting you oriented and sharing the stories and history that make the city so unique. We’ll uncover the secrets of Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, the New York Public Library, and Times Square. Our Highlights of New York Tour delves into the heart of Gotham, exploring the architectural gems and historic landmarks of Midtown Manhattan.
Lower East Side Stories: Traditional New York Culture & Food – New York’s Lower East Side has been home to immigrants for two centuries and played a significant role in shaping America. We’ll journey through the fascinating neighborhood, exploring its historic sites and learning how the immigrants lived, worked, worshiped and celebrated. We’ll visit a historic synagogue, tour the neighborhood’s distinctive shops and galleries, and taste some its classic foods, including fresh pickles, bagels and old-world delicatessen. Along the way, we’ll encounter some of the neighborhood’s intriguing residents, and hear stories of its famous denizens…and infamous gangsters.
Meet the Met: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Met Museum, the nation’s largest art museum, can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Our concise, informative, and entertaining tour transports you through four millennia of art while enjoying highlights of the vast collection of masterworks. We’ll explore the development of art, from ancient Egyptian temples, Greek and Roman works, European masterpieces, Asian Art to American classics. Along the way we’ll share fascinating details of great works and artists in this illuminating tour of the world’s finest art.
B&H New York Photography Tour – The Big Apple is a feast for the camera. Get the most from your visit and your equipment with our small group New York Photography Tour. A professional photographer will guide you through the Meatpacking District and along the High Line, where you’ll learn the tricks of the trade – from changing your camera settings, to capturing the best skyline pictures and the most interesting macro shots. The tour concludes at B&H Photo’s superstore, where you’ll enjoy an exclusive demonstration of the latest photography equipment & gadgets.
Tickets for the special tours are limited (groups are never larger than 12) and can be purchased on the Walks of New York website. Note: While tours are listed at regular prices, the discount for special dates will be reflected at checkout.
Join us to celebrate National Walking Day, and take walks in New York City with us!