New York Photography Society together with High Quality Tours create the ultimate in luxury New York VIP experiences. We specialize in designing fine-tuned cultural and artistic excursions to suit our client’s individual desires and needs, including unique dining, superior first class hotel accommodations, and deluxe transportation from the moment you arrive in New York City.
Our programs are filled with style, elegance, and grace. We are equipped with state-of-the-art services and amenities. Our hand picked professional chauffeurs, licensed tour guides, translators, and award-winning connoisseurs will make your adventures in New York captivating, intimate, and memorable.
BEHIND THE GATES OF CENTRAL PARK
Harvey, the Co-Chairman of the New York City Sierra Club Photography Committee, leads a photographic workshop through hidden pathways that uncover iconic landmarks, waterways, and wildlife as he points out architectural structures, elements, and artforms that Central Park’s creators, Olmstead and Vaux, applied while converting this rocky wasteland into the largest living, ever-changing work of art. The adventure begins at the park’s historic restaurant The Loeb Boathouse for a Continental Breakfast and a video show.
Take Flight – Drone Aerial Photography
Award-winning travel photographer Chase recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Storytelling and Exploration and author of The Handbook of Drone Photography, guides our clients through the airspace of the newest photographic frontier in this outdoor, onsite drone workshop. The New York Post calls his work “the most amazing drone photography.” The adventure concludes at the B&H Superstore where their expert staff guide our participants through the Drone Cage and drone marketplace.
Creative Freedom – A Dance Experience
Peridance Contemporary Dance, a powerhouse of energetic and evocative dance that operates from its home in the renowned Peridance Capezio Center at Union Square, has been thrilling audiences since its founding in 1984 by Artistic Director lgal. Our clients enjoy closed rehearsals with the dancers and choreographer prior to their concerts, at which time questions may be asked about the creative process, priority seating on opening night, and an invitation to Peridance’s after-party Gala.
Wall Street Walk & All That Jazz
Take breakfast in the oldest building in Manhattan, Fraunces Tavern, where George Washington bid farewell to his officers in 1776, while licensed Tour Guide and Preservationist Julia leads an animated discussion on the history of New York City. Next, walk down narrow streets of former canals followed by pathways where 17th to 19th century architectural structures are positioned side by side, affording breathtaking panoramas and dramatic details. The tour ends back at Fraunces Tavern for a live Jazz Brunch.
Personal Shopping – There’s Only One
Elaine, celebrated Head Personal Shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, escorts our clients on an exclusive morning tour of the landmark department store before its doors open to the public. Afterwards, Elaine makes your shopping effortless by presenting, in private quarters, a highly personalized selection of the best merchandise this high-end designer store offers. From essentials to accessories, Elaine is dedicated to crafting the perfect look, piece by piece. A light lunch is also served for your pleasure.
Arts & Culture – The National Arts Club
Author, Broadway actress, and Off-Broadway director/producer Linda Selman and a Founder of the New York Photography Society will host a luncheon or dinner and architectural walkabout at the turn-of-the-century, members-only, National Arts Club in the Gramercy Historic District of New York, where Linda is Co-Chairman of the Theatre Committee. The club resides in the exquisite Samuel J. Tilden House, a landmark Victorian Gothic Revival Brownstone. The repast is followed by a visit to the private, serene residential gardens of Gramercy Park.
Hidden Gems of New York
Peter award-winning TV personality, journalist, author, photographer and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the New York Travel Writers Society, will lead a two-day tour of a startling assortment of unexpected hidden gems in the New York region, revealing secret, off-the-beaten-path treasures that whisk you away to another dimension of romance and adventure. Peter’s discoveries are featured during his annual slideshow event which National Public Radio has called “one of the hottest tickets in New York City.”
EVI ARYATI ARBAY
Evi Aryati Arbay is a Tour Operator in Indonesia and Africa specializing in cultural Tribal Tours. She has a passion for photography and has published three books on the region. “Dani The Highlander,” her book on the Dani Tribe who live in Jayawijaya, Indonesia received the Best Book Award from Eska Awards in the Netherlands, as well as being honored by the Moscow International Foto Awards, and the Tokyo International Foto Awards.
HIGH QUALITY TOURS
High Quality Tours provides the ultimate in New York VIP experience, specializing in first class luxury tours. We carefully plan routes that include significant historical and cultural sights, as well as unique excursions. Our clients can choose from fascinating tour packages or fine-tune a package to suit their needs with unlimited options for customization and maximum accommodation.
Our goal is to exceed our client’s expectations. With so many places to go while visiting New York, planning activities and major attractions can be overwhelming. Embrace New York City with enthusiasm and catch the magic and mystery of the Big Apple with High Quality Tours. Tripadvisor has awarded us their 2017 Certificate of Excellence.