4 Nights / 5 Days
Experience the “the Big Apple” alive with the holiday spirit on this spectacular 5-day tour. From Rockefeller Center to Greenwich Village, New York City shines even brighter during the holiday season. Spend four nights in the heart of Midtown close to Central Park’s skating rink and Times Square all dressed up for the holidays. Take your seat and watch the curtain rise for an exciting Broadway show. See the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, featuring the world-famous Rockettes! Ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. See the Empire State Building and Central Park. Visit the poignant 9/11 Museum and Memorial. Enjoy plenty of free time on your own to shop and see the elaborate 5th Avenue holiday window displays and the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Get ready to “start spreading the news!".
Day 1: New York City, New York - Tour Begins
"Start spreading the news,” because today you arrive in America’s most exciting metropolis as it shines during the holiday season. Your New York City getaway is filled with shopping, sightseeing, endless entertainment and holiday cheer.
Day 2: New York City
Start your day with a fun-filled breakfast at the famous Ellen’s Stardust Diner, a 50s-themed restaurant featuring a singing wait staff. Next, visit the 9/11 Memorial and the 9/11 Museum, a poignant tribute to the lives lost at the World Trade Centre site in September 2001. This afternoon set out to embrace the energy of this fascinating city on a locally guided tour of the “Big Apple.” You’ll see Greenwich Village, the Wall Street district, Chinatown, the Empire State Building, Central Park and other time-honoured landmarks. Visit St. Paul’s Chapel in lower Manhattan, a place where George Washington once worshipped and where recovery workers came for rest and care during their time at the World Trade Centre site. Later, enjoy dinner at a unique Times Square Restaurant. Following dinner we’re off to Radio City Music Hall and the incredible Christmas Spectacular featuring the high-kicking Rockettes!
Day 3: New York City
This morning we enjoy breakfast at a local eatery before boarding a ferry to Ellis Island. Take in the incredible views of the towering Statue of Liberty as your ferry cruises by her. More than 12 million people passed through Ellis Island on journeys of immigration. Since 1886, “Lady Liberty” has welcomed immigrants and visitors to New York Harbour. Created as a token of friendship between the U.S. and France, the Statue of Liberty has become a global symbol of freedom. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to take advantage of New York’s fabulous shopping at the world’s most famous department stores including Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, all dressed up in their holiday best! Tonight, choose to join an optional walking tour of Greenwich Village including dinner.
Day 4: New York City
It’s Diner’s Choice...your breakfast is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of local restaurants. Enjoy some free time to discover “the city that never sleeps” at your own pace. Your Tour Manager has countless suggestions on how to spend your time. Maybe you are up for skating at Rockefeller Center or Central Park. Perhaps you’ll venture to Union Square to shop at its yearly holiday market. But be sure to take a picture in front of the colossal Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center and gaze at the elabourate 5th Avenue holiday window displays. This evening, say farewell to this extraordinary city as we gather for dinner at a local restaurant. Then it’s off to exhilarating Times Square to take your seat at an included Broadway show! You’ll choose from a selection of Broadway’s biggest hits.*
Day 5: New York City - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close with many pleasant memories of your exciting tour of fabulous “New York, New York” during the holiday season.