AIANY Around Manhattan Historic Architecture Tour

at Classic Harbor Line - Chelsea

Course Details
$88 11 seats left
Start Date:

Fri, Jul 17, 10:00am - 12:45pm ET

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Chelsea, Manhattan
12th Ave Pier 62, Chelsea Piers
Btwn W 22nd & W 23rd Streets
New York, New York 10011
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 45

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this historical class:

Step aboard the teak decks of our elegant 1920s style yachts, the Manhattan and Manhattan II, and enjoy NYC's historic buildings and landmarks from the water.

Key points about this tour:

  • 2.75 Hours Long
  • Offered aboard Manhattan or Manhattan II (1920s inspired yachts)
  • As comprehensive as the standard AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture tour, but with added attention to historic buildings and landmarks
  • Fully Circumnavigates the Island of Manhattan
  • Hosted & narrated by a member of the American Institute of Architects
  • Includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a coffee, soda, juice, beer, wine or Champagne
  • Indoor climate-controlled seating and outdoor seating available

Highlights, topics, themes of the tour:

  • View Manhattan's iconic historic skyscrapers, the Empire State Building, the Woolworth Building, and three others that were once the tallest building in the world, and learn how they have been transformed over time.
  • See New York's famed Modern architecture, including the recently renovated United Nations headquarters complex, and works by Modern masters Louis Kahn and Marcel Breuer.
  • Discover a vast array of adaptive re-use projects, including the High Line, where historic structures have been creatively reimagined for new uses.
  • Enjoy close-up views of the Statue of Liberty, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ellis Island and other monuments.
  • Learn about and see works by some of America's most celebrated architects from the nineteenth and early twentieth century, including Stanford White, Cass Gilbert, and Richard Morris Hunt.
  • Find out how New York City protects its individual landmarks and historic districts.
  • View historic landscapes including Riverside Park and Riverside Drive, originally planned by Frederick Law Olmsted, and Trinity Cemetery, as well as recently developed parks reusing sites formerly devoted to the working waterfront.
  • Pass under nineteen different bridges including the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, the recently restored and reopened High Bridge, and other historic bridges, many over a century old.
  • Discover tomorrow’s landmarks, the most notable recent additions to the New York skyline, such as the World Trade Center redevelopment, Hudson Yards and buildings by Frank Gehry, Bjarke Ingels and other superstar architects.

What Is Not Included?

Gratuity is not included. Group bookings of 10 or more people will be contacted by the operator in advance for a 10% group gratuity.

Need to Know 

  • 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.
  • Due to this cruise being a heavily-narrated tour experience, we strongly discourage children under 14 aboard. We recommend families to join us on Statue & Skyline tours, day sails or any other minimally narrated day time event.

School Notes: For your security, at check-in, you are required to present a valid photo identification that must be identical to the contact name listed on your booking.

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Refund Policy
There are no refunds provided. Refunds will only be provided if we have to cancel the cruise/class.

We are always happy to honor reschedule requests if they are made 72 hour in advance of departure time.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 12:45pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $88
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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 12:45pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $88
10:00am - 12:45pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $88
10:00am - 12:45pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $88

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AIANY Around Manhattan Historic Architecture Tour
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/3/2017
The boat was beautiful and the crew was attentive and nice. Did not expect drink service in a real glass no less. The architecture part of the tour was not as informative as I had hoped. Primarily a reading of notes referring to who built what and when. I guess I expected more of a narrative and history. But the ride itself was terrific, especially having the "swing bridge" open for us at Spuyten Duvil. Very cool.
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