Fifth Avenue Walk and Live Jazz

Art & Culture

Iren G.

New York
English
3.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

The best that New York has to offer: amazing history, dizzying landmarks, and sounds of jazz! Join me for a walk along Fifth Ave - the name associated with wealth, glitz, and glamor. Fifth Ave, one of the best-known streets in the world, used to be lined with the finest homes of the wealthiest people -- a place of ambition, intrigue, scandal, and the most spectacular balls ever given. Along the walk, we'll see famous sites, learn their stories and finish the evening with jazz and cocktails.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

In front of the Plaza Hotel (5th Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets)

17:00

In front of the Plaza Hotel

17:00 PM Meeting and introductions

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17:00-17:15 A bit of NYC history, geography, and importance of Fifth Avenue

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Please, note that this is just a sample itinerary. We might choose to stop longer at some locations and skip some other places depending on your interests. Also, the start time might vary depending on the time of the year and a show start time.

17:20

17:20-19:00 Fifth Avenue Stroll

- The Plaza Hotel

One of America’s finest and most celebrated luxury hotels, it has the distinction of being the one and only. When it opened it was hailed the “greatest hotel in the world.”

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- Pulitzer Fountain

The exquisite female figure atop the fountain in front of the Plaza Hotel is an allegorical depiction of Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruitful abundance. The model for Pomona was Ms. Audrey Munson who, owning to her flawless beauty, was known as the American Venus. Her story is as fascinating as it is tragic.

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- Tiffany & Co.

The world’s most iconic jewelry store is home to a little blue box with the white satin ribbon tied around it - the Tiffany Blue Box - one of the most recognizable and desired retail containers in history. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” a 1961 movie based on a novella by Truman Capote, added a soft glow of romance to the store’s dazzling reputation.

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- Trump Tower

A 58-floor skyscraper serves as the headquarters for the Trump Organization and houses the penthouse residence of businessman, real estate developer, and former U.S. President Donald Trump, who developed the building and named it after himself.

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- St. Patrick's Cathedral

The spectacular Gothic Revival St. Patrick Cathedral, named after the patron saint of the Irish, is the largest Catholic cathedral in North America. Designed by New York's own James Renwick Jr., it took almost 20 years to build.

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- Rockefeller Center

The Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 interconnected buildings — 14 of them being the original Art Deco office buildings from the 1930s. The focal point of the complex is 30 Rockefeller Plaza (formerly the GE and RCA building), a stunning Art Deco masterpiece. Narrow, simple, and elegant, it appears taller than its actual height and is crowned by a three-tiered observation deck.

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- The St. Regis Hotel, St. Thomas Church, Cartier Building . . . and more

There are many landmarks on the way and each has a story to tell...

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19:00

19:00-19:30 Walking to a jazz club

We are going to leave Fifth Avenue and walk over to the club, most likely we will go through Times Square

19:30

19:30 - 20:30 Live jazz

Nothing says New York like live jazz. We will come to a club where we'll listen to some great music over a drink or dinner. You are welcome to stay there as long as you like.

Ending Point

Jazz club

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Friendly Licensed NYC Guide

Suggestions for your future explorations of New York City

Information on jazz venues and speakeasies

What‘s not included

Dinner and/or drinks

Cover charge

Important Information

Please, contact me if you'd like to book a tour on a non-working day, I can be flexible.

- It's a very small group tour; in fact, it should not feel like a traditional tour but more like a walk with a group of friends.

- The walking portion of the tour takes about 2-2.5 hours. The rest of the time is music and it's up to you how long you'd like to stay. Jazz shows venues may vary depending on the day. I will adjust the tour route accordingly to make it most interesting.

- The itinerary is a sample; the time we will spend in front of POIs is approximate and will depend on your interests.

- Please, contact me before booking so that I can make sure there are live jazz shows that day and make reservations.

- Please, let me know if you'd be interested in having dinner at a jazz club or just drinks.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fees?

It's a walking tour and normally we will not be using any transport. In a rare case that we need to travel by transportation to a club, I'll let you know in advance.

Are there any age restrictions?

According to US laws, persons under 21 are cannot be served alcohol. Please, let me know if anyone in your group is under 21, and please, have legal documents with you with proof of age. In most cases, you will still be allowed into a club.

$350/ per group

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