Tauck reports a new five-day exploration of New York City that will feature insights on the Roosevelts provided by historian Ken Burns. Burns’s new 14-hour documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History is currently airing on PBS to critical acclaim.
The highlight of the Tauck program is a keynote address by Burns in Lincoln Center’s New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, featuring clips from several of Burns’s New York-centered documentaries, including the new Roosevelts film and Brooklyn Bridge.
Attendees will have the opportunity to personally meet with Burns. Tauck guests will be further immersed in the New York City of the Roosevelts during a presentation by Geoffrey C. Ward, who co-wrote the companion book to the Roosevelts film with Burns.
While in New York, Tauck guests will also take an in-depth tour of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s home on East 65th Street.
The Tauck New York City Event (from October 1 – 5, 2015) will explore other elements of the city’s history and culture as well, during themed daily sightseeing “tracks.” A maximum of 200 attendees will divide into smaller groups of approximately 30 to experience the different tracks on a rotating basis, providing each guest with the same overall itinerary.
The Roosevelts (along with the Carnegies, Astors, Fricks and more) will be highlighted in a “New York’s First Families: The Gilded Age” track exploring uptown Manhattan. Downtown, a “Land of Opportunity” track will examine the experiences of newly-arrived immigrants during a Tauck-exclusive tour of the city’s Tenement Museum, and chronicle the exploits of Wall Street titans. A final track, “New York Innovation,” focuses on midtown Manhattan locations and the people who shaped the city’s past and influence it today. A private “after-hours” farewell reception and dinner is planned in the Great Hall on Ellis Island in New York Harbor. Included in the price for the Tauck New York City Event (from $6,990 per person, double occupancy, plus airfare) are four nights’ accommodations at New York’s Plaza Hotel, all daily sightseeing and evening activities, all gratuities, most meals, airport transfers and more.