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.


Our trip takes place in New York City and the surrounding areas from December 4 - 8, 2018.


Here is our itinerary:

Tuesday December 4: Welcome to New York City

  • Welcome Dinner at the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station


Wednesday December 5: New York New York

  • Empire State Building

  • New York Public Library

  • Museum of Modern Art (special private tour)

  • Pre-Show Dinner at Sardis

  • Broadway Show (TBD)


Thursday December 6 (van trip): Shadows & Light 

  • Private Tour of Lyndhurst Castle (Dark Shadows)

  • Walking Tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

  • Botanical Gardens AMAZING 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

  • 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


  • Warhol at the Whitney

  • An Afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • 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

Day trips will also be available for Thursday and Saturday. Please email us if you are interested in one of these two day trips.

Pricing for the tour includes all lunches & dinners, transportation (except airport transfers), cultural events and tickets,