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1) New York City by night
2) Admiring a work of art
3) At the Museum of Modern Art
4) The group in New York
5) Art work in New York City

New York City Art Tour
Contemporary Art

Art Museums | Chelsea galleries from $ 645

March 19 - 22, 2020 (4 days-3 nights)

Bus Tour from Ottawa to New York City (and pick-up location for participants from Kingston and Toronto)

Every March since 1993, we have been offering New York City Art Tour or New York Art Trip, a bus tour from Ottawa to New York City devoted to art museums and galleries and open to everyone, from art students of all levels to art lovers and lifelong learners. We offer accommodations in Midtown Manhattan, a flexible schedule, the opportunity to travel with a group of like-minded adults and the services of an art historian on board. New York Art Trip is so popular that we have a return rate of 76%.

Our annual bus art trip to New York City from Ottawa takes place during the second or third week of March, when New York offers a marvelous array of exhibits ranging from classical art and modern art to the contemporary and the “very now”! Our trip lasts three nights and four days, leaving on Thursday early morning and returning on Sunday night. Our bus tour to New York City departs from Ottawa; and just before crossing the border, we stop at a parking lot located a few meters from the Thousand Islands Tax & Duty Free Store in Lansdowne, Ontario to pick-up our participants from Kingston and Toronto.

Price includes:

* three nights in a beautifully located hotel in
Midtown Manhattan (Hilton Garden Inn 35th St.)
* transportation Ottawa-New York-Ottawa
* transportation to all museums and sites on schedule
* fully escorted by a qualified art historian
* meeting before departure with an art talk

We make group reservations for the major museums and exhibits, so our participants can enjoy a fast entrance and a reduced group fare. However, participants are free to visit New York at their own pace and may join the group for the art museums, galleries, and exhibits of their choice.

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On schedule

A typical schedule of our annual bus trip to New York City from Ottawa is as follows:

Departure from Ottawa at 6:30 a.m.
7:45 a.m. Pick-up participants from Kingston and Toronto
Arrival in New York City around 3:45 p.m.
Evening at leisure; catch a Broadway Musical

9: a.m.: Bus tour to downtown New York
10:50 a.m.: Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)
3:30p.m.: the Chelsea galleries
Evening at leisure.

9:30 a.m.: the Metropolitan Art Museum (Met)
3:30 p.m.:: the Whitney Museum of Art or the Frick Collection
Evening at leisure.

Morning: the Guggenheim art museum.
12:15 p.m.: Departure to Ottawa.
Arrival to Ottawa around 9:30 p.m.

Price per person of New York Art Trip 2019 varies depending on the type of accommodation as follows:

Quad: CAD$ 645
Triple: CAD$ 725
Double: CAD$ 880
Single CAD$ 1270

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One belongs to New York instantly;
one belongs to it as much in
five minutes as in five years.
(Thomas Wolfe)


Since 1996, icscis walkthearts have been offering quality painting or art workshops and educational tours in France, Italy, Egypt, Spain, United States and Colombia. It is in Tuscany (around Montepulciano, Pienza and Cortona) that we paint in plein-air, learn and discuss, since the landscapes of the Val d'Orcia are just astounding and the quality of life, seducing.  Attended by hundreds of art lovers and artists from all around the world, mostly New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa and Australia, our painting courses and art history seminars are given to small group by professional artists and art historians. walkthearts.com also provides educational travel for high school, college and/or university students, or on a private basis. Walkthearts offers a living experience through the arts.

updated May 14, 2019