History, Culture, and Community in New York - 5 days

5 days / 4 nights

Exploring Manhattan
Seeing the sights in New York
The accessible hotel room
Accessible transportation
Accessible transportation

Multi-day trip description

On this 5-day trip, you will have a chance to discover the Big Apple in a fun and accessible way. This itinerary includes accommodation in a centrally located hotel close to Times Square and guided tours such as a walking tour of midtown Manhattan and a cruise of the bay to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You’ll also sample some of the city’s best cuisine with dishes from around the world, following the lead of your local guide.

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On this 5-day trip, you will have a chance to discover the Big Apple in a fun and accessible way. This itinerary includes accommodation in a centrally located hotel close to Times Square and guided tours such as a walking tour of midtown Manhattan and a cruise of the bay to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You’ll also sample some of the city’s best cuisine with dishes from around the world, following the lead of your local guide.

The tour is designed to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities and includes accessible transportation to and from the airport and a hotel room with an accessible bathroom. Tour routes can be adapted to suit your mobility levels and many stops have accessible bathroom facilities.


Accessibility. What to expect?

  • Assistance

    Guides/ Staff members have experience assisting people with disabilities

    Guides/ Staff members will be available to assist

  • Transportation

    Transportation is wheelchair accessible

  • Bathrooms

    Accessible bathrooms at multiple stops during the Multi-day Trip

  • Places

    Places visited are all wheelchair accessible and can be navigated independently

    Places present some barriers and minimum assistance is needed

    There are smooth floors and pathways

From $2240 USD / per person

*Price based on 2 travelers

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival

On your arrival day, you will be met by a friendly professional guide at the airport who will assist you with your luggage and who will provide y...On your arrival day, you will be met by a friendly professional guide at the airport who will assist you with your luggage and who will provide you with the full itinerary for your stay. You’ll be taken to the Hilton Garden Inn New York Times Square Central hotel, where your guaranteed accessible room will be waiting for you. Upon arrival, you can unpack, go out for a meal or order room service and get ready for the adventures that await you over the next 4 days.

Stay:

Hilton Garden Inn New York Times Square Central
Day 2: A People’s History of Midtown Manhattan and a Boat Tour thumbnail

Day 2: A People’s History of Midtown Manhattan and a Boat Tour

On your second day, the guide will meet you at your hotel and will set out together on an orientation tour of Midtown Manhattan, taking in famous...On your second day, the guide will meet you at your hotel and will set out together on an orientation tour of Midtown Manhattan, taking in famous New York landmarks like the Rockefeller Center. The tour follows a route with paved smooth sidewalks and your guide can help you to find an accessible bathroom, should you need a comfort stop. You will also sample delicious food from local street carts along the way, tasting dishes from around the world. In the afternoon, you’ll catch a tourist ferry cruise around the island of Manhattan and see the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations building, and more.

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Day 3: New York City’s Waterfront

Day 3 of your trip focuses on New York’s ports and waterways. In the morning, you and a guide will head to Lower Manhattan to catch a ferry on a ...Day 3 of your trip focuses on New York’s ports and waterways. In the morning, you and a guide will head to Lower Manhattan to catch a ferry on a popular commuter route which takes in iconic New York sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge. You will get off the ferry at Wall Street and then head over to the Red Hook neighborhood on the Brooklyn waterfront, where you’ll learn about the city’s history and architecture and have lunch in a local establishment. In the afternoon, you’ll catch another ferry to either the Brooklyn Navy Yard or the Brooklyn Army, both of which are centers for design, technology, and the arts. Lastly, you’ll visit the Empire State Building and get amazing views of the city from above.

Day 4: Community & Resilience in Chinatown and Manhattan’s Lower East Side thumbnail

Day 4: Community & Resilience in Chinatown and Manhattan’s Lower East Side

On day 4, you’ll visit some of the neighborhoods where immigrant communities settled in New York and learn how they shaped the city’s history and...On day 4, you’ll visit some of the neighborhoods where immigrant communities settled in New York and learn how they shaped the city’s history and culture. You’ll begin by exploring Chinatown in Manhattan and then head to a Jewish neighborhood on the Lower East Side. Next on the itinerary is Essex Market, the largest public market in the city, where you’ll meet some of the vendors and hear their stories and try some of their delicious food produce. You’ll have some free time to shop for souvenirs before having a tasting session or a cooking class with a local chef.

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Day 5: Departure

Day 5 is your departure day. Depending on your flight time, accessible transportation in an accessible van will be scheduled to take you from the...Day 5 is your departure day. Depending on your flight time, accessible transportation in an accessible van will be scheduled to take you from the hotel to the airport. See you soon!

Feel like extending your trip? Reach out to your travel expert to plan some extra days of accessible vacation in New York and the surrounding area.

    What's included

  • Tickets

  • Breakfast

  • Tour Guides

  • Airport transfer

  • Boat transfer

  • Accommodation

    What's not included

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Assistants

  • Adaptive equipment

  • Insurance

  • Tourist city taxes

  • Gratuities

  • International flights

  • Domestic flights

Important information

  • The same price applies to all travelers. Please select the number of travelers with and without disabilities when booking on our website.

  • Please note that the price featured is the lowest price available based on 2 people traveling. Please get in touch with our travel experts to know what rates apply for your traveling dates / number of participants.

  • This trip can be arranged for customers traveling by themselves. Assistants and trained guides will be hired to assist and help out with the logistics needed.

  • Spoken language(s): English.

  • Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.

  • Not included, but can be offered by an extra fee.

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