This is the ultimate luxury tour of New York. Have experiences most people only dream about: a VIP helicopter tour over Manhattan, private shopping with a stylist in New York’s top boutiques, a Broadway behind the scenes tour, a private tour of the Met and your own private yacht in the Hamptons--this is New York at its absolute finest!
DAY 1: NEW YORK CITY
Upon arrival in the city, you will be met at baggage claim and helped with luggage and brought to your waiting luxury transportation and whisked to your hotel, the fabulous Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, your home away from home for the next four nights The Baccarat brings French luxury and crystal craftsmanship to the heart of NYC! New York is a mecca for shoppers and today you will go on a VIP Shopping Tour with your own personal stylist! Your stylist, who works with major celebrities, will take you to top stores and boutiques in the Lower East Side, the Village, 5th Avenue, Madison Avenue and the Meatpacking district based on your interest and style. Your personal concierge will help arrange dinner at one of New York’s best tables.
Don’t stay out too late partying because in the morning, you will meet your pilot at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport for a deluxe 30-minute helicopter tour over New York City.
DAY 2: NEW YORK CITY
This morning, fly over Manhattan's most iconic landmarks including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building and the Freedom Tower. Soar over New York Harbor to see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Your flight continues up the Hudson River, traveling all the way to the northern point of Manhattan. Behold the man-made miracle of the George Washington Bridge and nature’s miraculous New Jersey Palisades. From above the Hudson, landmarks such as Yankee Stadium (on non-game days), the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Columbia University and Central Park can be seen.
After your helicopter adventure, head to a secret wine cellar for lunch and be transported back to the Prohibition Era in America when alcohol was outlawed and only cunning purveyors could get away with supplying liquor to the masses. Your private sommelier will tailor your tasting experience to your palate and the seven-course feast that will be served.
This afternoon, we can arrange a private guide to show you some of the best sites of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, The Lower East Side, Soho, Tribeca or any other neighborhood you might prefer.
This evening, you will have a special meal prepared for you in a luxury apartment with incredible views of Central Park. Your chef for the evening is a celebrity chef and is giving all his attention just to you instead of a packed top restaurant or TV audience. Enjoy watching your favorite foods prepared, be surprised by innovative cuisine and even choose to help out in the kitchen if you choose. Enjoy your feast alone in a romantic setting or invite your celebrity chef to join you and hear about his story and how he became the acclaimed chef he is today.
DAY 3: NEW YORK CITY
This morning, enjoy a private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art before doors open to the public. During your 90-minute tour, you will stroll the halls with an expert guide who will reveal the gems of the famous collections housed within the Museum's walls. Trace more than 5,000 years of human history and get up close to highlights such as Canova’s ‘Perseus with the Head of Medusa’ and Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Wheat Field with Cypresses’ without the crowds.
This afternoon, discover the city on your own or we can arrange for a guide to show you other unexplored neighborhoods.
This evening—Broadway! Enjoy the magic of your favorite Broadway show then head to the concession area and meet our local Broadway professional host. From here you will be escorted past the police barricade to the stage door and brought backstage to meet your guide--one of the show’s cast members! For the next half hour, will learn from your guide all about the experience of nightly performances and discuss the inner workings of the show! This is your chance to ask your guide anything you would like to know about Broadway! Staging, lighting, wigs, makeup, staging gear, automation, you will truly be a part of an exclusive experience. From here you will have the opportunity to go on the stage for a once in a lifetime photo-op with your guide.
DAY 4: NEW YORK CITY
After your whirlwind tour of New York, it’s time to go out the Hamptons, New York’s playground, for some R & R. Take a helicopter to the Hamptons in the morning and embark on your private yacht. Get a taste of sailing and some swim time, and have a gourmet lunch prepared for you. The sailing trips are hands on, so do as much or as little as you want. Midway through, the ship will tie off for a swim and some water games. Water guns and pool noodles are kept on board, and cannonballs are encouraged, so make a splash! After a fabulous day in the Hamptons, helicopter back to New York City for your last night in the city that never sleeps.
This evening, we will arrange for you to attend a play, opera, live music concert or other event depending on what is available.
DAY 5: DEPARTURE
This morning, check out of your hotel and be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
EXTENSIONS FOR FOODIES
Still not full of New York? how about some extenions for all the foodies out there?
NYC is home to countless restaurants, from world-class cuisine and five-star dining to local mom-and-pop eateries and food carts, this city doesn’t disappoint when it comes to food. Here are a few culinary tours we've handpicked for you: