Come along with expert guides to explore the delicious foods and beverages in Manhattan’s most interesting neighborhoods. The historic East Village neighborhood is known for its rich culture, from art and fashion to music and politics, and very importantly, for its food! You won’t be able to get enough of the authentic NY pizza and hot dogs, homemade Ukrainian pierogies and soup, deli sandwiches, egg creams, Chinese dumplings and ice cream. The Lower East Side, one of the oldest, yet trendiest, neighborhoods in Manhattan boasts a rich immigrant history, and a menu to compliment it with authentic Neapolitan pizza, bialys, pickles, knishes, Greek spinach pie and souvlaki, gourmet chocolates and donuts. The eclectic neighborhood of NoLita, adjacent to Little Italy, is home to the Italian immigrants who came to America at the end of the 19th century. These streets house the oldest pizzeria in the U.S., the old police headquarters and DiPalo Fine Foods. Savor Italian cheeses and meats, Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches, delicious French quiche, Mexican yucca fries, Spanish tapas, handmade candy and NY style cheesecake while you learn about mafia history!
Relax in modern comfort at one of three excellent hotels in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The Westin New York Grand Central offers modern features and unmatched service for an unparalleled experience. Situated on 42nd Street at 3rd Avenue, The Westin puts you just a few short blocks from renowned landmarks, including the United Nations Headquarters, the Empire State Building, Bryant Park and The New York Public Library. Be a part of the NYC spirit at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, located on 7th Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets. Just steps from the excitement of Broadway theaters, prestige of Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and world-class shopping of Fifth Avenue – the Sheraton's location is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the best that New York has to offer. Eco-friendly Element New York Times Square West will inspire and rejuvenate you with sustainable services and practices that make it easy to play a role in being environmentally sound. Located just steps from Times Square, Madison Square Garden, and Port Authority Bus Terminal, Element gives you space to live your life, with fully-stocked kitchenettes, rooftop patio, and bikes to borrow. Thrive in the fresh air of Element New York Times Square West.
Your trip for two includes:
• Round trip Economy Class air
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at Your Choice of the Westin New York Grand Central, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel or Element New York Times Square West
• All room-related taxes
• Your choice of a New York City Food Tour: Flavors of New York Food Tour, Lower East Side Artisan Food Tour, or NoLita: Eat a bite of ethnic NY tour