The Big Apple

4 New York City

Welcome to the Big Apple, one of the greatest cities on earth! With the best of everything — food, culture, shopping — there’s a new adventure waiting for you everywhere you go. See world-class entertainment at a Broadway show and take a backstage tour of Lincoln Center, home to some of the best musicians in the world. The Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center are just some of the highlights of this 5-day itinerary.

Tour Highlights

  • Times Square

  • Empire State Building

  • Broadway Show

  • Statue of Liberty

  • Ellis Island Immigrant Experience

  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum

  • One World Observatory

  • Lincoln Center Backstage Tour

  • Rockefeller Center

  • 5th Avenue

  • Little Italy

  • Chinatown

  • 2 Performance Opportunities

Big Apple


5 / 4 New York City

Arrive in the Big Apple and meet your Encore Tour manager! On arrival, check-in to your hotel and have dinner as a group. Stop in Times Square for a photo opportunity tonight, then ascend to the top of the Empire State Building for aerial night views of the city!

In the morning, you will perform your first concert! Have time for lunch and shopping in Times Square in the afternoon. Tonight, you will have dinner at a local restaurant before attending a show on Broadway!

Take a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Immigrant Experience and Museum. After lunch, visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and enjoy One World Observatory. Dinner will be at another great New York restaurant.

The highlight of your morning will be a backstage tour at Lincoln Center. If you’re lucky you may even catch a New York Philharmonic rehearsal! Visit Rockefeller Center in the afternoon for lunch on your own followed by your second concert. Dinner will be at a local restaurant tonight.

Have some free time for shopping on 5th Avenue or spend the morning exploring Little Italy and Chinatown with your tour manager before departing for home.

Sample Customizations*

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  • Add day(s)/Remove day(s)
  • Add/Remove meals
  • Add/Remove a performance
  • Add or Remove Broadway Show


  • Workshop with a member of the Philharmonic, Opera or Theater
  • Attend a show or concert at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center
  • Joint performance or school exchange
  • Workshop with local director
  • Tour Radio City Music Hall
  • Attend a MET Opera


  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • MoMA
  • Intrepid Air and Space Museum
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Coney Island
  • Central Park Zoo
*All customizations subject to operational feasibility and availability

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