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
This morning, enjoy breakfast at a local eatery before setting 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, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Empire State Building, Central Park and other time-honored landmarks decorated for the season. Visit lower Manhattan’s St. Paul’s Chapel, where George Washington once worshipped and recovery workers were cared for during their time at the World Trade Center site. Reflect at the 9/11 Memorial and the 9/11 Museum, a poignant tribute to the lives lost. Later, its Diner’s Choice…choose the perfect spot from “menu” of the city’s popular locations near exhilarating Times Square. Then you’re in for the sweetest holiday treat – Radio City Music Hall and the incredible Christmas Spectacular featuring the high-kicking Rockettes!
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3: New York City
Another exciting day begins with a fun-filled breakfast at the famous Ellen’s Stardust Diner, a 50s-themed restaurant featuring a singing wait staff. Board a ferry for a cruise of New York Harbor. Take in the incredible views of the towering Statue of Liberty. Dock and get up-close to “Lady Liberty.” She has welcomed immigrants and visitors to New York Harbor since 1886. Created as a token of friendship between the U.S. and France, the Statue of Liberty has become a global symbol of freedom. Then it’s on to Ellis Island. Step back in time on a self-guided tour of the museum. Come to know the personal stories of the immigration boom of 1892-1924 when 12 million people passed through this station on their journey to America. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to partake in New York’s fabulous holiday 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
Its 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 elaborate 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.*
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
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.
*Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy, tour inclusions and available options may vary based on departure date.