NYC and Storm King

3 days
On this ICA-exclusive tour, you’ll get an insider’s look at New York’s always-evolving art scene as you admire some of the most acclaimed contemporary art the country has to offer. With visits to the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Storm King Art Center, and some of the most sought-after Chelsea galleries, you’ll experience New York’s art scene from all angles.

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      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

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You will walk for about 1.5 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and some cobblestone streets, with few hills or stairs.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

New York City 2 nights

Day 1: Whitney Museum of American Art & the High Line

  Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

Travel from Boston to New York City and start off the weekend by visiting the famous Whitney Museum of American Art. Founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the museum features an impressive collection of 20th- and 21st-century work from American artists. 

• View some of the 21,000 pieces housed in the brand-new building, which opened in 2016 and was designed by Renzo Piano 

• Follow a guide on a behind-the-scenes tour to learn about some of the museum’s most well-known exhibits and enjoy exclusive access to interesting spaces that are normally closed to the public 

• Take time to explore the artwork at your leisure 

Then, head to the nearby High Line and walk along the beautifully converted railroad. This raised pedestrian walking trail spans almost one and a half miles  within the trendy Chelsea neighborhood. 

• Admire the beautiful greenery, wooden benches, and lookout points that add a natural, earthy touch to the park’s industrial architecture 

• Stroll along the pathway as you snap photos of the ever-changing street art and soak in views of the Hudson River 

This evening, gather with your fellow group members for a welcome dinner.

Day 2: Storm King Art Center

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Venture out of the city to visit the Storm King Art Center in the scenic lower Hudson Valley. Home to renowned large-scale modern and contemporary sculptures, this open-air museum spans 500 acres and was founded by Ralph E. Ogden in 1960. Along the masterfully landscaped rolling hills, you’ll see groundbreaking sculptures on display from some of today’s most critically acclaimed artists. 

• Join one of the museum’s specially trained docents for a guided tour of the grounds and hear their expert insight into the expansive collection of contemporary works 

• Savor some free time to walk through the grounds on your own 

• Enjoy a picnic lunch with your group 

Tonight, return to the Big Apple to enjoy an evening on your own.

Day 3: Farewell brunch & Chelsea galleries

  Included meals: Breakfast

Celebrate the weekend with your fellow art lovers at a farewell brunch this morning. Then, head to the Chelsea neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. On this curated visit, take in some of the most exciting gallery showings in the artsy neighborhood. 

• Learn about the history of the area and how it came to be the home of New York City’s contemporary art movement 

• Step inside some of the most buzzed-about galleries in the neighborhood, with an ICA Curatorial Associate leading the way 

• Spend free time exploring the neighborhood 

After, travel back to Boston.

Tour pace

• You will walk for about 1.5 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and some cobblestone streets, with few hills or stairs. 

• Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. 

• You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times. 

• If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.

Transportation & arrival information

• Round-trip bus travel from Boston to New York City is included in the price of your tour. 

• All included transportation is by private motor coach.  

Baggage allowance

• Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches. This bag may be the size of a checked piece of luggage.

Clothing & packing tips

• We recommend packing lightweight, loosefitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear. 

• A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing. 

• You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.

Health

• There are no major health risks associated with traveling to this region. 

• At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov. 

• If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.

• If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.

Electricity & air conditioning

• All of North America operates on 110-120 volts and uses Type A or B plugs with two flat pins or two flat pins and one round pin, respectively. 

• Your hotel will likely have air conditioning. 

• Your hotel may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances, but these amenities cannot be guaranteed.

Connectivity

• Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply. 

• There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches. 

• Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.

Time zones

• All of the states on this tour are on Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Currency

• You will use the U.S. dollar on tour. 

• We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed. 

• You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. 

• Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your purchases for fraudulent charges. 

• Many banks and businesses now primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.

Tipping

• At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.

• We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD/CAD to $10USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver. 

• If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. 

• Tips can only be paid in cash.

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