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  4. Brooklyn Bridge

AIANY Lower Manhattan Architecture Tour by Luxury Yacht

Product ID: 101324
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Aboard the Yacht Manhattan and Manhattan II, you'll experience a comfortable and unique tour through the Hudson River. Enjoy the climate-controlled glassed-in observatory or open bow. Guided by the American Institute of Architects NY chapter.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
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This activity is non-refundable.

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  • Enjoy unobstructed skyline views as the boat cruises by Manhattan's financial district and Ellis Island on the way to the Statue of Liberty
  • Get an update on the One World Trade Center Memorial and Manhattan's waterside memorials
  • Get a tour guide from the the American Institute of Architects
Full description
The Lower Manhattan Architecture Tour narration, provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) New York Chapter, is general enough for visitors, yet detailed enough for the locals, design students, and professionals! (Students should take advantage of the reduced 'student' tickets on this tour.)

Aboard the teak decks of the elegant 1920s style yachts, the Manhattan and Manhattan II, you'll experience a comfortable and unique tour through the Hudson River from the climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory or wander to the outer decks for fresh air and sunlight (weather permitting).

Guests are additionally treated to a complimentary beer, wine or champagne from the bar as well as soda, water, tea or coffee. Additional beverages and a full bar are available for purchase.

On this 1.5-hour cruise, you will cover all the major sites of Lower Manhattan (below 59th Street).

Highlights, topics and themes of the AIANY tour include:

• Exploration of planning visions for both reclaiming the post-industrial waterfront, as the "6th Borough," and addressing rising sea levels
• Insightful coverage of Manhattan's classic spires, including the Chrysler and Woolworth Buildings, as well as a sharp focus on the new World Trade Center buildings and recent "starchitecture" boom; including buildings by Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel and other noted international and local architects
• The greater waterfront access allowed by new parks and recreation piers including the ecologically driven features designed by leading landscape architects
• The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island 
• The adaptation of the High Line as an elevated, linear park and its role in the development of West Chelsea and Hudson Yards
  • One complimentary beer, wine, champagne or soda from the bar
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuity

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Meeting point

Chelsea Piers (Pier 62) - W. 22nd and Hudson River (Manhattan, NY) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please advise when booking if you require assistance when boarding
• You must bring photo ID that matches the name listed on the reservation
• Only animals that perform a manual task to assist a person are permitted aboard (emotional support animals or pets are not permitted)
• This tour is heavily-narrated and is not recommended for children under 14 years old and it is requested that you keep conversations at a reasonable level
• Groups of 10 or more will be contacted by the operator in advance for an additional 10% group gratuity
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