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Manhattan Architecture Cruise with Expert Architect Guide

by Classic Harbor Line
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Highlights

New York City's architectural marvels viewed from the water

Classic stuctures like the Chrysler & Woolworth buildings

Engineering masterpieces such as the Brooklyn Bridge

Insight into famous monuments, parks & infrastructure

American Institute of Architects members offer narration

Highlights

New York City's architectural marvels viewed from the water

Classic stuctures like the Chrysler & Woolworth buildings

Engineering masterpieces such as the Brooklyn Bridge

Insight into famous monuments, parks & infrastructure

American Institute of Architects members offer narration

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Manhattan Architecture Cruise with Expert Architect Guide

Activity Location

New York

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Chelsea Piers Sports Complex (Pier 62)

    62 Chelsea Piers

    New York 10011


Description

Discover New York's buildings and engineering gems from an incredible vantage point on this 2.75-hour architecture cruise. Narrated by members of the American Institute of Architects, this tour offers insight into the city's landmarks as you admire them from the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers.

Step on board the teak deck of a 1920s-style yacht for your comfortable cruise. As you head out into the Hudson, admiring the prime views, tune into approachable yet detailed commentary about the city's architecture and infrastructure from AIA members. Gain insight into classic structures like the Chrysler and Woolworth buildings, and learn about the works of world-renowned architects such as Frank Gehry in the recent “starchitecture” boom.

Continue your tour up the East River, in which you can view the engineering masterpiece of the Brooklyn Bridge and the city's newest waterfront monument, Roosevelt Island's Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. In the Harlem River, hear about the construction process of Manhattan's lesser-known “swing bridges,” as well as the urban renewal efforts along the waterfronts of the Lower East Side and East Harlem.

As you delve deep into New York's architectural history, navigate around the entire island of Manhattan. By the time you dock back at Chelsea Piers, walk away with significant knowledge gained about the city's building triumphs and challenges, both past and present.


Inclusions

  • Sightseeing architecture cruise around Manhattan

  • 1 beer, glass of wine, or glass of champagne

  • A light snack will be provided part way through the tour


Know Before You Book

  • This cruise is not for children under 14 years due to this cruise being a heavily-narrated tour experience.

  • You must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

  • Arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled time to check-in and receive boarding passes.

  • Boarding begins promptly 5 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

  • Only animals that perform a manual task to assist a person are permitted on board. Emotional support animals and pets are not permitted

  • Please let us know in advance if assistance is required for boarding

  • This cruise is a heavily-narrated tour experience. It's for those seeking an informative, exciting, and content-rich trip. We require guest conversations to be kept to a reasonable level so that narration can be heard by all


Manhattan Architecture Cruise with Expert Architect Guide ratings based on 1 Verified Review

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5 out of 5

14 Apr 2017

They don't allow children under the age of 12, but I don't remember reading that anywhere on the website. I was lucky a friend was with us and my 10 year old stay with her

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