101 USA Holidays

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New York culture

Mike & Donna's verdict:

The USA is so renowned for its popular culture that visitors can be surprised to find it has a highbrow side, but New York’s museums and performing venues like the Metropolitan Opera House are among the finest in the world. To stay in Manhattan and spend a night at the Met is to see the city in all its sophistication.

Recommended tour operator: Kirker Holidays

Kirker Holidays says

New York is undoubtedly one of the world’s great cultural cities, with an extraordinary collection of art galleries, museums and performance venues – in particular the legendary Metropolitan Opera.

Join one of our escorted Kirker Music Holidays to New York and enjoy performances especially selected to encompass the highlights of The Met’s new season.

Attracting the world’s greatest singers, conductors and orchestras, the Metropolitan Opera hosts a full schedule of high quality productions every year, including classics from the repertoire as well as pioneering new operas. Click here for the latest schedules.

Kirker’s tours to the Metropolitan Opera & the Art Galleries of New York include tickets for three opera performances as well as a backstage tour of The Met, and a dinner in the Grand Tier restaurant. In addition to the Met, we include visits to New York’s major art galleries and museums including the Frick Collection – the former private collection of industrialist Henry Clay Frick – the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the JP Morgan Library, and a private visit to MOMA (New York’s famous Museum of Modern Art) before the doors open to the public.

Find out more about our escorted opera holidays in New York.

For those who prefer to travel independently, Kirker also offers a range of independent opera holidays for individuals, including flights, transfers and accommodation in carefully-selected hotels in the heart of Manhattan. The Kirker Concierge will arrange tickets for the latest performances at the Met, or perhaps the New York City Ballet, or a concert at Carnegie Hall, as well as private excursions and restaurant recommendations.

New York is also well-connected by high-speed train to the East Coast’s other cultural cities such as Boston, Washington DC, and Philadelphia – the USA’s most historic city and home to the Barnes Collection of Impressionist masterpieces. We would be delighted to create a tailor-made itinerary including two or more cities in one holiday, with private transfers and reserved train tickets to make the experience easy and hassle-free.

Find out more about tailor made holidays to New York, or speak to one of our experts for a tailor-made quotation.

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