New York, New York - It's a Holiday Town!
December 13 - 17, 2020 (5 Days) CANCELED
PRICE PER PERSON:
$2,845 Double occupancy
$3,245 Single occupancy
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Round trip Airfare Albuquerque to New York City (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
Transfers from airport to hotel/from hotel to airport
Guided city tour
4 nights’ lodging at Hilton Time Square
4 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Admission to Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Hamilton
Admission to all listed attractions
Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
Your professional Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
DEPOSIT: $200 per person now holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE September 10, 2020
None through September 10, 2020
$200 - September 10 - October 21, 2020
$1200 - October 22 - December 9, 2020
100% after December 9, 2020
The magic and excitement of the holiday season come to life in the glowing wonderland of New York City. From the iconic Rockefeller Center Tree lighting to all of the showstopper storefronts worth oohing and ahhing over—the city is lit and sparkling! We get to embrace the merriest time of year and check off our list of things to do in New York City. Its wonders exceed expectations – the fantastic skyline, marvelous restaurants, theater, museums, sightseeing attractions, cultural centers, shops and magnificent architecture. Not to mention, the city is the premier historical gateway for legal immigration to the United States and a global symbol of freedom and cultural diversity. We explore a cross-section of the city’s fantastic offerings on our five-day tour, and we’ll see two terrific shows!
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
We arrive in NYC and then transfer to the Hilton Times Square for our four-night stay. To quote the hotel, “set in the heart of Times Square, our 44 stories soar above Manhattan’s skyline with panoramic views from our rooms and Zagat-rated restaurant. Step outside and you’ll be at the Empire State Building in 15 minutes. Broadway shows, Fifth Avenue shops, and Madison Square Garden are close by, and the 42nd Street station connects us to the rest of the city."
DAY 2 B,D
This morning, a local guide gives us a narrated city tour as we drive through many famous neighborhoods. This includes SoHo, Greenwich Village, Times Square, the Theater District, Hell’s Kitchen, Lincoln Center, Central Park and Columbus Circle. Some of the stops along the way include walking, so be sure to pack your warm clothing and mittens! End the tour at Eataly, an Italian marketplace offers a variety of lunch options. Afterwards, we visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, which illuminates singular experiences during and after September 11, 2001. Ending our first touring day, we take in the panoramic and breathtaking view of the city from One World Observatory. After rejuvenating a bit, we gather for a special dinner at the Capital Grille, with fine dining and service only New York can provide!
DAY 3 B,D
This morning is ours to enjoy before we meet up again to visit Brooklyn’s New York Botanical Gardens. It’s a special Holiday Train show displaying nearly 200 city landmarks, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Statue of Liberty, all made from plants and organic materials with model trains weaving throughout. We head back to our hotel to freshen up for our pre-show dinner at John’s Pizzeria. The pizzeria has been voted one of New York's best pizzas because of its unique characteristics. All pizzas are made to order in one of four coal-fired brick ovens and like a cast iron pan, the ovens season with age, making no two pizzas the same. We have near-impossible-to-get orchestra and front mezzanine tickets for Hamilton, the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theater — a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education. The New York Times said “This theatrical landmark has transformed theater and the way we think about history.” (For Broadway buffs who have seen Hamilton or want to see a show new to Broadway, we are offering center orchestra seats in the first 15 rows for Girl From the North Country, a musical set to the songs of Bob Dylan. This powerful new show captures the hope and heartbreak as written by Dylan himself, “May your heart always be joyful. May your song always be sung.”)
DAY 4 B
Today we enjoy the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is one of the world’s finest art museums with a collection of over two million works. A seasonal display delights the eyes with the Christmas Tree & Neapolitan Baroque Creche; an expansive display where a magnificently lit towering tree looms over a vivid 18th century nativity scene. We continue to Rockefeller Center to see which enormous tree has been selected to decorate the plaza this holiday season. There is time to explore nearby St. Patrick Cathedral or the window displays along 5th Avenue before we take in a show at the Radio City Music Hall. This is not just any show, this is the Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes in the orchestra rows!
Afterwards, we visit the Bryant Park Winter Village. This is a winter wonderland in the middle of Manhattan with international food stand and artisanal boutiques inspired by the open-air markets of Europe.
DAY 5 B
After breakfast, we have a bit more free time. Maybe try out a pierogi or indulge in dessert before lunch and have some of the New York-style cheesecake before we say farewell. It’s the holidays, and we’ve enjoyed the best of an amazing city!
All live shows pending confirmation in September 2020 due to summer 2020 theater closures.
Tour presented in partnership with Pleasurebent Tours, Tucson, AZ.
Itinerary subject to change