Monday, May 13, 2013

Unusual Tours in NYC with You May Be Wandering

I would like to introduce Sandy, from the lovely blog You May Be Wandering, today. She was kind enough to do a guest post for me about some other unique tours you can take in New York City. I really love tours as they help you see parts of the city you may not be familiar with in such an effortless way. I hope you enjoy her post!! 

Hi everyone! I am delighted to be guest posting here for Rosemary. I love stopping by NYC, Style and a Little Cannoli every day to read Rosemary's posts about the latest things happening in New York, as well as all the tasty places to eat around the city.

Today, I am going to share with all of you some fascinating tours available in New York City that will take you off the beaten tourist paths to delve a little deeper into the heart of the city, discovering some culinary delights as well as other hidden gems.
A Chocolate Affair - Take an afternoon stroll through the West Village and Soho and visit some of the best artisan chocolate shops in the country while having a lively discussion of botany, chemistry, social history and food lore.
Birth of The Cocktail, A Drinkable History of New York - Enjoy this three-hour walking tour of speakeasies, hotel bars, and other sites where famous drinks were born weaving together a history of the cocktail and its critical role in American culture.
Brooklyn, Portrait of a City - Experience Brooklyn's major neighborhoods during this three-hour walk where you will learn more about the social and economic history, the architecture, and the dynamic cultural make-up of New York City's most fascinating borough.
Discover the Hidden Secrets of Central Park at Sunset - This one-of-a-kind walk celebrates the magnificence and significance of Central Park, where you’ll visit 25 different areas in Central Park. See where TV shows and films were shot, beautiful architecture, and experience the sunset in a romantic rock garden. You will come away with a new understanding of the history of the park and its significance to the city.
Step Inside an Array of Exceptional Apartments in Soho & Tribeca - Tour lofts and apartments in Soho and Tribeca, learning about the evolution of these areas and how they have become some of the most expensive neighborhoods to live in in the country. A glimpse inside the lives of the movers and shakers of New York.
Hip-Hop Tour of Harlem - The roots of hip-hop are highlighted on this leisurely stroll through Harlem with the pioneers of hip-hop as your guides. This adventure includes a film viewing at the Museum of the City of New York, a stop at Harlem’s oldest record shop, photo ops at the legendary Apollo Theatre and visits to numerous Harlem clubs.
Make Melt in Your Mouth Macarons with a French Pastry Chef  - The big thing in New York City these days are french macarons. To be able to learn from Olivier Dessyn, French Pastry Chef and Owner of Mille-feuille, is such a treat. In the class, you make 30 of these little gems to take home to friends and family. I am sure this tour will be quite very popular!! 
Arthur Avenue Walking Tour - Visit the most authentic "Little Italy" in the city, Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, introducing you to some of the extraordinary butchers, bakers, cheese makers and shop owners, describing typical and exotic ingredients and sharing recipes.
A Cheese Lover's Romp - Begin the day at Murray's Cheese for a Cheese 101 talk and tasting and then we'll head over to the Abingdon Square Market to meet the folks at Consider Bardwell Cheeses, one of the nation's most highly rated artisanal cheese producers. Enjoy tastings of European and American cheeses along with practical knowledge about cheese: how it is made, different types, how to buy and store it and how to compose a cheese plate. You will also attend a demo of mozzarella cheese making.
Downtown's Lost Neighborhood - This tour will explore the diverse immigrant history of Manhattan's Lower West Side. From the 1840s through the 1960s, waves of Irish and German immigrants, followed by peoples from the former Ottoman Empire, and from Central and Eastern Europe, lived mostly in the old streets west of Trinity Church from Liberty Street to the Battery.
Starchitecture - On this three-hour tour via small motor coach and on foot you will view cutting edge architectural designs that display striking shapes, unusual materials, and a number of environmentally-conscious works, such as Thom Mayne’s stunning new academic building in the East Village for the Cooper Union and Norman’s Foster’s crystalline Hearst Tower near Columbus Circle. During our travels we’ll view Bond Street, where Herzog & DeMeuron have created one of Manhattan’s most lavish and intriguing new residential buildings, as well as several one-of-a-kind structures adjacent to the High Line, where innovative works by Gehry, Nouvel, and Shigeru Ban have lately sprouted. Our tour ends at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, which has been radically transformed to great acclaim by Diller Scofido & Renfro and Tsien & Williams.
This is just a sampling of some of the amazing tours offered by these tour groups...there truly is something for everyone in New York City!

About Sandy 

I am a wife and mother to three almost grown children, and I love to travel. Let’s be serious, who doesn’t love to travel? But not everyone enjoys all the time spent researching and planning that goes creating a memorable vacation. I, however, love the planning a trip almost as much as I enjoy the actual trip. Before even the shortest road trip, I spend hours researching the best place to have lunch or which museum is a must see. Our family trips, whether it’s a European vacation or a week at the beach, are the highlights of our lives. My friends are always asking me for advice on how to get the best deals on flights or at which hotel they should stay. We all love to sit in first class and stay at five star hotels. But, it’s all the more satisfying when you get that first class seat while paying economy prices, or you score that five star hotel suite while not paying much more than you would for a room at a roadside motel. You May Be Wandering is my chance to share my advice and enthusiasm for traveling. I will do the research, you relax and enjoy the ride!

*Disclaimer: There has been no monetary compensation for posting this content. Brands mentioned are not affiliates or sponsors of this blog post. The opinions expressed are completely the writer's  own based on her experiences.

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Mr Paul said...

Right off the bat The Chocolate Tour is right up my street. I'd be there in a heartbeat sounds amazing.

Hope you can join us for our Cake Stand Giveaway!

Have a wonderful week Rosemary.


s.c said...

Nice tips and photo's again. Hope I will be able to follow your step sometimes in the future on these walks.

miss b said...

Nice tips here and such a varied selection of tours. The Chocolate Tour would be top of my list! I hope to be able to enjoy some of those walks in the future.

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