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Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise: A New York Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Approximately 2.75 hours

  • Start time

    10:15am and 1:45pm (varies)

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Chelsea Piers, Pier 62 (W. 22nd St.) New York, NY 10011

    So there is no last-minute rush, please arrive 15 minutes early.

  • Ending Point

Key Highlights

  • Set sail along the waters of Upper Bay and see some iconic NYC architectural masterpieces!
  • Travel around the island of Manhattan, studying buildings, monuments, parks, and more!
  • Hear about city-planning projects and new infrastructure from an expert in the field!
  • Listen to live narration by a member of the American Institute of Architect!
  • Check out feats of engineering accomplishments like George Washington bridge!
  • Meet your friendly, expert crew!
  • Both printed and smartphone voucher accepted


Study Manhattan’s architecture with an expert on the Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise: A New York Tour!

With your Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise tickets, you’ll circle around Manhattan while taking in the architecture, infrastructure, and monuments found on the island. Discover famous buildings, parks, bridges, new city development projects, and reutilization of post-industrial spaces. You’ll love the live commentary from an expert in the field. Cover the Hudson River and Harlem River during your New York vacation. It’s what to do in New York if you’re a fan of beautiful architecture!

Hop aboard a 1920’s-styled yacht for a memorable New York experience. Study the various architectural wonders of Manhattan with a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as your guide. Learn about monumental New York skyscrapers, like the Chrysler Building, Woolworth Building, One World Trade Center, and more. You’ll cover buildings designed by renowned architects like Frank Gehry and others. Hear interesting facts about the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Highline Park. See the newly constructed F.D.R. Four Freedoms Park. You’ll even see true feats of architectural genius, such as the George Washington Bridge and some “swing bridges” along the Harlem River that few visitors get to see. It’s one of the most educational things to do in New York!


  • Around Manhattan Architecture Cruise
  • A 2.75-hour cruise centered around New York’s architecture
  • 1920’s-style luxury yacht: Manhattan or Manhattan II
  • Live guide from the American Institute of Architects
  • One complimentary beverage (beer, wine, Champagne, soda, hot cocoa)


  • Gratuities for your guide

Please note

Voucher Type: Mobile (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)

Luggage Restrictions: Large bags, backpacks, suitcases not allowed.

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

Light snacks are available for purchase onboard or guests can bring their own. If bringing your own food, please keep it to a simple, light snack.

Private tables will be assigned per booking in our main, heated and well-ventilated salon. If and when ready, guests can grab a beverage and snack from the bar and head out to the bow to imbibe and enjoy sweeping skyline views.

Wearing a face mask is OPTIONAL.

As a Covid-19 safety measure, the cruise will run at a reduced capacity and 'private tables' will be designated.

NYC will require guests 5 and older to provide proof of vaccination for indoor dining settings. Accepted forms of proof include: the Excelsior Pass, the NYC COVID Safe App, a CDC Vaccination Card, or the NYC Vaccination Record. If a guest has received the vaccine outside the U.S., they must have an official immunization record that includes their first name and last name, DOB, Vaccine product name (only vaccines authorized by the WHO are acceptable), Date(s) administered, and the site where the vaccine was administered, or name of the person who administered it.

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