We celebrated our anniversary and Ruth wanted to plan something that would commemorate our meeting in Manhattan. She knows that I love architecture and New York history, so she found this wonderful way to circumnavigate the island in style and learn so much that even this Queens guy never knew.
The boat was beautiful with teak and a 365 view. It was uncrowded and felt elegant. The guide was an architect/historian who was easy to talk to and incredibly interesting to listen to. He was careful to provide information for first time visitors to NYC while catering as well to those who knew the city (at least from street level). We saw landscapes that looked like it did when Henry Hudson first sailed to NY. We learned about little known art treasures and mansions we plan to visit. And we saw the Bronx in a new way.
This is well worth the cost. There was a lovely spread of cakes, fruit and cheese and wine/champagne or any other drink, included. Don't think Circle Line: this is the real experience of understanding and falling in love with New York City as a magical archipelago.
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