Bloomingdales on busy 59th Street and Lexington Avenue

Course - NEW YORK - Walking Manhattan

One of the best ways of exploring the history, culture and landscape of New York City is to walk it. On this journey we explore the stories and the history of this global city, concentrating on Manhattan. It has been called the “Wonder City”, “The City that Never Sleeps”.

Classic Journeys: New York - Walking Manhattan - one day 9.30am - 4.30pm


In this course We visit cultural centres, meet the locals and explore the subway. We walk the full 23km length of Broadway to see the wonders and sights of Manhattan.
We walk Broadway (red line) from the top of Manhattan to the southern end at Battery Park
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Course Information

New York: Walking MANHATTAN Full Day Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • Interactive Discussions.
  • Audio-Visual Presentations.
  • Fun Quiz.
  • Next Scheduled Course: Saturday 28 February
Course Sessions
  • SESSION 1.
  • THE HISTORY OF NEW YORK.
  • The Lenape People.
  • Henry Hudson.
  • The Dutch: Stuyvesant Square.
  • The English: Afro-American Burial Ground.
  • Revolutionary New York.
  • The Americans: Gracie Mansion.
  • The Immigrants: Tenement Museum.
  • SESSION 2.
  • EXPLORING NEW YORK.
  • The Subway, buses, taxis - arrival.
  • On Foot.
  • Planning your exploration.
  • Villages and Neighbourhoods: Chinatown, Little Italy.
  • Literary New York.
  • Central Park.
  • Food and Shopping.
  • Staten Island.
  • Gramercy Park.
  • Statue of Liberty.
  • Thanksgiving – Macy’s Parade.
  • Empire State Building.
  • SESSION 3.
  • BROADWAY NORTH.
  • Fort Washington.
  • Columbia University.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Whitney Museum of American Art.
  • Metropolitan Opera.
  • Lincoln Centre.
  • Carnegie Hall.
  • SESSION 4.
  • ON BROADWAY! TO THE DEEP SOUTH.
  • Grand Central Station.
  • JP Morgan Library.
  • Times Square – 42nd Street.
  • Union Square.
  • Madison Square.
  • Brooklyn Bridge.
  • St. Paul’s Chapel.
  • World Trade Centre – 9/11 Memorial.
  • Wall Street.
  • Trinity Church.
  • Battery Park.
Planned Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, you should:
  • 1. Have a good understanding of New York's history.
  • 2. Be better prepared for your intended travel to New York.
  • 3. Be able to select an appropriate travel itinerary in New York - Manhattan.