Central Park & the Met
Duration: 4 1/2 hours
Tour Code: nyc-005
Travel outside of Manhattan's business districts on this relaxed and interesting tour that highlights two well-known New York destinations.
Your tour starts with a narrated scenic drive to the Upper West Side, viewing many homes of celebrities as well as the Lincoln Center. A brief stop is made at the Dakota building, famous for being the place where John Lennon lived and died. From here, it's a short walk through 'Strawberry Fields' the area of Central Park devoted to him. This historic park is over 150 years old, covers an area of 843 acres and plays host to 25 million visitors each year, along with having the distinction of having over 200 movies filmed there.
Re-joining your coach, you will continue on to famous 5th Avenue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world's largest and most prestigious museums in the world, Founded in 1870, the Museum is one of the most visited museums in the world, featuring over two million works of art. The institution's permanent collection spans a wealth of history that includes everything from a transported Egyptian Temple to a large collection of 19th and 20th century European paintings. Here, you will have approximately 2.5 hours to explore the museum at your leisure. Your tour guide will inform you of any special, temporary exhibits, provide you with a map to help you navigate your way around and ensure you make the best use of your time. For those who would like a bite to eat or some refreshment, the Museum houses several cafés for your convenience.
Following your visit at the Met, you will travel further along 5th Avenue before transferring back to the pier where your tour concludes.
Please note: This tour includes moderate walking, mainly at the guest's discretion during the stops. Guests may elect to remain on the coach during the stop at Central Park. The tour is available to guests who utilize a wheelchair are able to make their way on and off the coach and sit in a coach seat. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. Restrooms are available at the Met. There is no photography of any kind allowed at the Museum. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary.