NEW YORK CITY EXPEDITION

Visit the most fascinating and exciting city in the world
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CUSTOM

4-6
days

Explore our country’s earliest immigrant history at the Statute of Liberty and Ellis Island. See the lights of Times Square from atop the Empire State Building and get carried away at a Broadway show. Experience the center of international finance on Wall Street and stand in remembrance at Ground Zero. Stroll through Central Park and tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History.  On our student tour of NYC, Kosher X combines the mystique, glamour and energy of one of the world’s most famous cities with Jewish heritage and education.

 

Day 1 - Arrival New York, lunch in Theatre District, Radio City Music Hall, tour Times Square, Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center.

 

Day 2 - Battery Park Ferry to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, visit to World Trade Center site, Holocaust Memorial Museum, South Street Seaport and Wall Street / Chinatown, Broadway Show.

 

Day 3 - Metropolitan Museum of Art or Natural History, Exploration of Central Park, walk and shop Fifth Avenue, NBC Studio Tour, Greenwich Village and Tribeca by night.

 

Day 4 - Tenement Museum, Explore Lower East Side.

 

Day 5 - Depart

 

Tour includes full time escort/guide/educator for the duration of your trip. Sites include combination of both Jewish and secular sites.

 

Sample Jewish Heritage Tours

 

Bialystoker the Beautiful, Shteibl Row and Historic East Broadway

On this tour, you will visit a wide range of sites. From the spectacular Bialystoker Synagogue to a simple shteibl, Beth Hachasidim De Polen, you will see where immigrants went to shul, and how a new generation is carrying on these traditions.

 

Crossing Delancey: Where Old Meets New

Enter two sacred sites that reveal the Lower East Side of the early 20th century and how it has evolved to reflect today’s changing culture north of Delancey Street.

 

The Jewish Community of Colonial New York

Although many landmarks are gone, you will visit and discuss important sites of Jewish settlement during the Colonial era. In contrast to the Jews who came to America from Eastern Europe, the Jewish community of colonial New York was “exotic.” They came from Western Europe and were Sephardic. This represented the first Jewish immigration to America.

 

Jewish Harlem

Let our guides lead you through the sites of Jewish religious life in the remarkable urban settlement of Harlem, once the second largest Jewish community in the United States.

 

O! Multitudes! I: Three Centuries of Domestic Architecture on the Lower East Side

Starting in what is now Chinatown, this comprehensive architectural tour explores housing on the Lower East Side from the federal, pre-Civil War era to the mid-nineteenth century.

 

O! Multitudes! II: Three Centuries of Domestic Architecture on the Lower East Side

The Lower East Side is the iconic New York City immigrant neighborhood. For the past century and a half, immigrants have crowded its streets and tenements, and established cultural, social and religious institutions. On this tour, housing on the Lower East Side will continue to be explored.

 

“Second Hand Rose:” A Journey down the Yiddish Rialto

Second Avenue is rich in cultural history. You’ll stroll down the historic street of the famed “Yiddish Rialto,” and explore the connections between what is now the East Village and the Lower East Side.

 

Synagogues and Sites Renewed

With your knowledgeable guide, you will enter a restored tenement–style shul, and enjoy a stroll down a block teeming with history. Marvel at the Lower East Side’s rich history while appreciating the exciting changes taking place today. 

 

Bread and Roses: History of the Jewish Left on the Lower East Side

Your guides will lead you on a fascinating exploration. You’ll discuss the interrelationships among labor activism, leftist political thought, Yiddish culture/language, and Jewish tradition. You’ll listen, talk, debate, and sing!

TRIP DATES

 

Custom group departures (minimum 18 or more participants) are available upon request. Please call us for details.

ACTIVITIES

 

Activities range from walking tours, museum visits, theatre, day cruising plus much more.  

LAND COST

 

Please call us with your dates of departures, level of accommodation required and number of participants and we will develop for a detailed custom quote for your group.