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Join us as we take on the Big Apple! This five day tour of fabulous New York visits all of the city’s sights and is the perfect way to discover one of the greatest cities in the world, whether it’s your first visit, or you’ve been many times before!
Famous sights lie around every corner in this city and over the length of this tour we will be packing as much in as we can. Planned stops on our itinerary include; Greenwich Village, The 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, The Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island among others.
Our hotel is right in the heart of Manhattan, in Times Square, sometimes referred to as, “The Crossroads of the world.” The local area has fantastic shopping opportunities, is at the heart of Broadway and has been the place where New Yorkers have come to celebrate together for more than 100 years.
Today we arrive in New York for a break filled with famous sights, fantastic food and captivating locals. We will check into our hotel, The Sheraton New York Times Square, in the very heart of the city.
After breakfast at a restaurant near our hotel, we will embrace the city with a locally guided tour. We will take in sights including, fashionable Greenwich Village and Central Park and then Wall Street business district and Chinatown. Staying in Lower Manhattan we will visit St Paul’s Chapel, where George Washington worshipped while living in New York, we will then visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The exhibition is a poignant chance to reflect on what happened here and the lives that were lost.
Into the evening you have a choice from a selection of restaurants close to our hotel. After that we will be rounding off a great first day with a Broadway show! (B,D)
Today we begin with a fun filled breakfast at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, famous across the city for its singing waiting staff. Our first activity today is to board a ferry for a cruise of New York Harbour. The trip will give you fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty and of Lower Manhattan. We travel to Ellis Island, which is most famous as the entrance point for millions of immigrants to America in the early 20th century. The visitor centre tells the fascinating stories of some of those millions, both before, during and after their times on the island.
The rest of the day is for you to enjoy the city at your leisure. In the evening we have a walking tour of Greenwich Village which includes dinner available as an optional extra. Otherwise try one of the city’s thousands of fine eateries. (B)
After breakfast at a restaurant near our hotel you have a chance to explore the city at your leisure. Fancy a shopping spree? Well the city has some legendary department stores including Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. Or perhaps you want some great photos to show to friends and family when you get home? Head to Rockefeller Centre and go to The Top of the Rock for unbeatable views over Central Park, The Empire State Building and down to One World Trade Centre and The Statue of Liberty. In the afternoon you’ll enjoy a second Broadway show of your choice and then enjoy your final taste of New York as we gather for dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Our tour comes to an end today but you will leave with hundreds of fabulous memories of our time in fantastic New York.
Hotel Sheraton New York Times Square
The Sheraton Times Square is at the heart of Midtown Manhattan with a number of world famous attractions on its doorstep. Time Square itself is a hub for the whole city and the vibrancy of the area has few rivals in the entire world. As well as that, Rockefeller Centre and Central Park are very close by, meaning when you have free time you can use it well, without having to venture too far from our base.
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9/11 Memorial and Museum
Located within, and surrounded by remnants of the original World Trade Centre, this poignant memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11th remembers those who lost their lives and shows how the city has tried to move on from that day. You will have time to explore the stories of people who were affected by and died in the attack and to reflect on how the event shaped not only this city but the country and wider world.
Broadway is perhaps the most famous theatre district in the entire world and we have tickets to not one but two shows during our tour! Tickets to two different shows are included in the tour with one on the first night and the other in the afternoon of the fourth day. There is an option of shows to choose from for the performance on day four.
New York Harbour Cruise, Statue Of Liberty and Ellis Island
We take a cruise across New York Harbour. The trip will offer fantastic views, both looking back to Manhattan, across to the Brooklyn Bridge and of The Statue of Liberty. The statue was a gift to the USA from France, to commemorate 100 years of independence and, being one of the first things many immigrants to the USA saw on arrival, came to symbolise the hope and freedom that their new home offered. You will have an opportunity here to get off the boat and get up close to the statue. We will then travel to where many of those immigrants first stepped on US soil, at Ellis Island. This place processed around 12 million immigrants in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and while here you will learn some of the journeys those people took to reach America.