Day One - Wednesday, November 27: (D)
Welcome to New York City! The media capital of the world and largest metropolitan area in the country, it is a place of relentless energy burning with world-class attractions and experiences. Upon arrival at our Times Square Hotel in the heart of Times Square hotel we will be met by our tour guide who will be with us for the remainder of our time in New York City. We will be arriving in the late afternoon, early evening giving us time for a brief walk around the block to get familiar with Times Square. Dinner is included tonight.
Day Two - Thursday, November 28: Liberty and Ellis Islands & Broadway (D, E)
Our morning begins with a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty, where we will view France's gift of International Friendship to the US. Located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy. Here we will get a wonderful up close and personal view of the Lady as she stands in New York Harbor, since 1886. To better understand this monumental work of art, we will be able to view inside the Statue through a glass ceiling, guided by a park ranger with enhanced lighting and video system. From the observation deck you will see the panoramic views of the New York City skyline. A trip to Ellis Island where over 100 million can trace their immigrant roots to. Between 1892 and 1954, 12 million immigrants entered the United States through this door and began their journey in this brave new world. See & hear what coming to American meant through film, archives photos and recordings in the Great Hall. An exciting attraction in itself! After arriving back in Manhattan your guide will show you the downtown area including “Ground Zero” and a guided tour of the 9/11 memorial the site of the former World Trade Center. This will also include a visit to the 9/11 Museum. At this 16-acre site, we reflect on this tragic time in our history, which has affected us all and see the magnificence of the new One World Trade Center. Following dinner this evening we will enjoy a wonderful Broadway Play or Musical in the Theatre District! Broadway, it is a word that immediately brings to mind great American plays and musicals and thoughts of people standing outside the stage door to get an autograph or even glimpse of the star of the show. The “Great White Way” as it has been called, has more than 30 theaters stretching from 40th to 65th Streets.
Day Three - Friday, November 29: The Neighborhoods & Radio City Christmas Spectacular (D, E)
Today we will enjoy a full day tour of New York City by motorcoach and some walking as we drive by former and current homes of New York's wealthy and well-known. See the mansions of the Upper East Side, famous penthouses and some of the former homes of the Astors and Vanderbilts. Drive by the United Nations building on the East River. We will see and neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, etc. This tour will provide ample time to explore do some shopping and have a nice lunch on our own before we continue in the afternoon with strolling by Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, Central Park, Lincoln Center, and the Time Warner Center. But the day isn't over yet. We will enjoy the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes! Dinner is included this evening.
Day Four - Saturday, November 30: Rockefeller Center and Home
Rise and shine for an adventure to NBC's live national broadcast of the Today Show. Wave to your friends and families and bring your signs! Then, just a few short steps away, visit the Top of the Rock in Rockefeller Center. The experience begins as you enter with a thrilling interactive look back in time. You may even try the “beam walk” that simulates the experience of the construction workers that built the observation deck over 70 years ago. Then take the high-speed Summit Shuttle elevators to the 70-story-high observation deck, enjoy the open-air 360-degree view through crystal clear glass panels. Then we depart for our trip homeward bound, with the most wonderful memories of New York City, “the Big Apple”, which will stay with us forever.
TOUR COST PER PERSON – (Motorcoach is not included):
30+ paying passengers