IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!
Join Victoria Price and Peter Fuller on an immersive, interactive and fun adventure exploring New York City at the most wonderful time of year, savoring the city's artistic, cultural, culinary, cinematic, historic, religious, and political history, as well as celebrating its extraordinary people, places and lifestyle over the holiday season.
Our ESC Tours focus on culture -- from art and architecture to film and food -- as well as social, political, religious, and cultural history. But they also create unique opportunities to interact with people in their everyday environments. This unique approach is far removed from the usual ‘tick box’ or ‘bucket list’ approach to travel. You will learn how to really see the world that surrounds you in all its curious vibrancy.
While visiting New York City, you are invited both to enjoy group experiences as well as to savor some free time -- allowing you to really imbibe the spirit of exploring, savoring, and celebrating life. There will be many opportunities to learn how to take the time to taste each experience more deeply.
By the end of your journey, we hope you will have acquired valuable ideas for you to use in sharing what you have seen and how you now view the world with others. It is our aspiration that you will take this new spirit of travel and life home with you.
To learn more about this philosophy and about Victoria and Peter, please visit the ABOUT section of this website.
NEW YORK CITY FOR THE HOLIDAYS:
Our trip takes place in New York City and the surrounding areas from December 4 - 8, 2018.
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT ELIZABETH SHEPHERD (Vincent Price’s co-star from Tomb of Ligeia) WILL BE JOINING US A SPECIAL GUEST FOR SOME OF OUR ADVENTURES.
Here is our CURRENT itinerary (changes will be made as new opportunities arise):
Tuesday December 4: Welcome to New York City
A Film Tour of Grand Central Station
Welcome Dinner at the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station
Wednesday December 5: Midtown Manhattan
Empire State Building (King Kong, An Affair to Remember and over 250 films)
New York Public Library (Spider-Man, Breakfast at Tiffanys and many more films)
Lunch at MOMA
Museum of Modern Art (special private tour including the film curator)
Pre-Show Dinner at Sardis (from A Treasury of Great Recipes)
Broadway Show: King Kong
After Theatre Drinks at the Algonquin (Home of the famous Round Table)
Thursday December 6 (van trip): Shadows & Light
Private Tour of Lyndhurst Castle (Dark Shadows)
Walking Tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Home of the Headless Horseman)
Tour of Poe’s Cottage
Botanical Gardens AMAZING New York Holiday Train Show in the Conservatory
Traditional Italian Dinner on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx
Friday December 7: New York for the Holidays
Macy’s: Santa Claus Land (Miracle on 34th Street and more!)
Christmas Market at Union Square
Street Food Lunch
Rockefeller Center Tree & Ice Skating & Top of the Rock
Fifth Avenue Store Window Display
Dinner at the Four Seasons (from A Treasury of Great Recipes)
Warhol at the Whitney
An Afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (with Watson’s Scavenger Hunts)
Farewell Dinner & Cabaret @ Below 54
As always, we keep our tours small and space is limited -- and we already have sign ups. So if you would like to sign up to hold a spot on this first-come, first-served list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day trips will also be available. Please email us if you are interested.
Pricing for the tour includes all lunches & dinners, transportation (except airport transfers), cultural events and tickets,