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Featuring a Times Square Hotel, 9-11 Museum & Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island

Tour Dates: May 24 - 28, 2018
Waitlisted!

5 Day Package
4 Meals Included

Price:
$1599 Per Person / Double Occupancy
$2199 Per Person / Single Occupancy


Welcome to America’s, if not the World’s, most exciting metropolis – New York, New York – a city so great they named it twice! This tour features a four nights stay at a deluxe Times Square hotel and includes the best of New York City’s sights, sounds and tastes. A perfect tour for those venturing to the City their first time, repeat visitors or native New Yorkers.

Tour Highlights:

  • A single-hotel stay in a premier hotel within walking distance of Times Square, the Theatre District, Rockefeller Center and Central Park
     
  • Tour Lower and Midtown Manhattan with a local guide to see Radio City Music Hall, the Empire State Building, the Garment District, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown, with visits to Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Greenwich Village, Grand Central Terminal and Wall Street
     
  • Tour Midtown and Upper Manhattan with a local guide to see Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Columbia University, Grant’s Tomb, Harlem, the Guggenheim Museum, the Met, the Plaza Hotel, the celebrity apartments along Central Park and take a guided walk through Central Park 
     
  • Enjoy an included brunch at Tavern on the Green in Central Park
     
  • Guided subway and ferry excursion to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
     
  • Pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial and visit the new 9/11 Museum
  • Included ticket to a Broadway show of your choice (restrictions apply)


 Fine Hotels / Great Locations:
  • Nights 1-4: Sheraton Times Square - New York City, NY
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1
Thursday, 5/24/2018 - Arrive in New York City
Optional transfers from home or our departure points this morning will have us at the Los Angeles International Airport for our scheduled nonstop flight arriving in New York in the late afternoon. Those passengers not taking advantage of the optional group air should arrive at the JFK Airport by 4:30 p.m. if they want to be included on the complimentary transfer to the hotel, or plan to meet at the hotel. Our stately and elegant hotel is situated on 7th Avenue between 52nd and 53rd streets in midtown Manhattan, just a short walk from Central Park, the Theatre District, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and 5th Avenue, as well as many of Manhattan’s greatest sights. is will be our home for the next 4 nights.
Day 2
Friday, 5/25/2018 - Mid/Upper Manhattan
You may wish to join your tour director on an optional excursion to NBC Studios this morning to see the Today Show live!  We’ll then embark on a full day tour of Midtown and Upper Manhattan by motorcoach with our New York City local guide aboard. We’ll use our audio headset system that allows you to hear the guide even on busy city streets. We’ll tour inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral and walk through Rockefeller Center. Then, enjoy an included plated brunch at the renowned Tavern on the Green, the Central Park icon. A modern tavern nestled in a bucolic Central Park setting, the restaurant captures the spirit of Central Park and the energy of New York City. Originally designed by Calvert Vaux and built in 1870 to house the sheep that grazed in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green has proudly served locals, presidents, royalty, artists and actors since 1934. This afternoon take a guided walk through Central Park and see the Bethesda Fountain and Strawberry Fields – the tribute to the late John Lennon. See Columbia University, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Riverside Church, Grant’s Tomb, the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the celebrity apartments along Central Park East and West, the Plaza Hotel, the legendary Ed Sullivan Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, 5th Avenue, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and much more! This evening, enjoy an included dinner at a locals’ favorite followed by an included ticket to see a Broadway show of your choice (some restrictions apply)

Dinner
Brunch
Day 3
Saturday, 5/26/2018 - Mid/Lower Manhattan
This morning we embark on a full day tour of Midtown and Lower Manhattan by motorcoach with our local guide onboard. See Times Square, Grand Central Library the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building, SoHo, Tribeca, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Freedom Tower the United Nations building and so much more! We’ll go inside the iconic Grand Central Terminal and enjoy lunch on your own in Greenwich Village. This afternoon, visit Trinity Church, and walk down Wall Street in the Financial  District to see the New York Stock Exchange. Enjoy an included dinner at a locals’ favorite followed by the balance of the evening at leisure. 

Dinner
Day 4
Sunday, 5/27/2018 - Liberty & Ellis Islands
This morning, we embark on a memorable excursion to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Just like locals, we’ll ride the subway to Battery Park where we’ll board the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and then Ellis Island. Enjoy time at leisure to walk around Liberty Island and pay your respects to the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the United States, which has become a worldwide symbol of freedom. At Ellis Island enjoy ample time at leisure for lunch on own and exploration of the Museum of Immigration which features films, a number of exhibits and the ability to explore your ancestry. We return to the hotel via subway in the early afternoon. Having toured and gotten acquainted with most of the areas of Manhattan, you will now feel more comfortable with your surroundings to enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. You may choose to take a walk or carriage ride in Central Park, visit a museum or shop on 5th Avenue. Your tour director will be available to suggest and direct you to New York’s famous sites. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner at a locals’ favorite followed  by an optional excursion to the Top of the Rock observation deck to see the magnificence of the city’s lights at night from high above. 

Dinner
Day 5
Monday, 5/28/2018 - 9/11 Museum & Farewell
This morning, on Memorial Day, we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice with a visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The Museum displays artifacts associated with the events of 9/11, while presenting stories of loss and recovery. On a self-guided tour you’ll come to better understand what happened on 9/11, how people responded in the aftermath of the attacks, and the history and rebuilding of the World Trade Center. Enjoy ample time at your leisure to pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial, two reflecting pools, set in the footprints of the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center. Both pools have cascading waterfalls which are the largest man-made waterfalls in North America. Inscribed around the bronze edges of the pools are the names of those who died on 9/11. Visit The Survivor Tree, the 8 foot tall Callery Pear tree that was found barely alive among the rubble of the fallen towers. Nursed back to health and replanted in the plaza, it has since flourished and has grown to 30 feet in height. The tree embodies the story of survival and resilience important to the history of the World Trade Center and 9/11. A short transfer will have us at the airport this afternoon for our scheduled nonstop return flight arriving in Los Angeles late this evening with incredible memories of our time in New York City. Those passengers not taking advantage of the optional group air should plan to depart JFK Airport no earlier than 5 p.m. Those with included transfers will be returned to their respective drop-off locations.

Note: considerable walking is required in order to see all of the sights listed in the itinerary.
Tour Inclusions:
  • 4 Nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 4 Meals: 3 dinners, 1 brunch at Tavern on the Green
  • Ticket to see a hit Broadway show
  • Services of a professional Good Times Travel tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with a local guide using our audio headset system
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Roundtrip airport-hotel transfers (with purchase of packaged air)
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour
Additional Information:
  • Join this tour from home or one of the following departure points: CON, FV, SBL, LHS or meet the group at LAX or in New York.
  • A deposit of $250 p.p. + airfare (if purchasing packaged air fare) is required to reserve space
  • Balance payment due 60-90 days prior to departure
  • Roundtrip group airfare from LAX available from $695 per person
  • Optional LAX transfers available from $69 roundtrip (optional home pickup available – ask for a quote)
  • Travel protection/cancellation insurance is available and highly recommended
  • Activity level: high (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
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