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New York Explorer

Operated by: Trafalgar

5 Days from $2,035 per person
JAN - DEC 2022
Autumn colors in Central Park, New York

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New York City, Brooklyn, Manhattan ...more New York City, Brooklyn, Manhattan
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  1. Day 1 Welcome To New York

    Guests will have a New York frame of mind as they explore the city as the locals do. Look up and see the impressive skyline which will be your companion throughout this in-depth exploration of New York City, the city that never sleeps. Whether you walk, take the subway, hail a cab or grab a ride share, you'll want to jump in immediately upon arrival. The first day is yours to explore to your heart's content before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a rooftop Welcome Reception at your centrally located Midtown Manhattan hotel.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Shelburne Hotel and Suites by Affinia
  2. Day 2 Explore The Iconic Sights Of NYC

    Start your day off with a sightseeing journey through the city. From the glamorous penthouses uptown, to the bright lights of Broadway, to the charming cafes downtown you’ll have front row seats as you begin to understand what makes this vibrant city tick. Continue to adventure through The Big Apple's iconic sights before heading to Rockefeller Center, where you'll ascend to the Top of The Rock for dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline. After some time for lunch, venture over to the Upper East Side where you’ll Dive Into Culture and visit the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art. The renowned museum is globally respected for its incredible curated collection of art and artifacts that span a 5,000 year history. You’ll have the opportunity to go on a tour led by a Local Specialist to get to know the secrets of the museum’s paintings, sculptures, architecture, and more. Just outside of the walls of The Met lies Central Park. Here you will enjoy a guided tour of New York's favorite playground. Designed by famous landscape architect Frederick Olmsted, this beautiful spot for urban respite is often considered his greatest masterpiece – highlights include Tavern on the Green and the John Lennon Memorial at Strawberry Fields. This evening make sure to ask your Travel Director for recommendations on the city’s best eats.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Step Behind The Broadway Curtain

    We'll make sure you start your day off as the locals do with breakfast at a NYC diner. Enjoy a short stack of pancakes or perhaps a local favorite - a bagel with lox, before embarking on a Dive Into Culture behind-the-scenes walking tour of Broadway. You will learn how a show is created from the first rehearsal to when the curtain rises and all the craziness in between. You'll also have the chance to get up close and personal with a performer from a Broadway show. This afternoon you are free to experience the city on your own terms. You can also join in on an Optional activity to dive deeper into the life of a New Yorker: For example, you can take an in depth guided tour of Manhattan’s west side, from the historic Meatpacking District up to the growing Hudson Yards neighborhood via The High Line, an incredible park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets of the city.

    meals Breakfast, Your Choice Dining
  4. Day 4 Dive Into The City's Burroughs

    Today you'll be able to discover what makes each pocket of this city unique. This morning you’ll have the opportunity to Dive Into Culture and learn the poignant history of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. After learning how resilient and strong the city of New York truly is, you’ll have the afternoon to see the city in your own way or join in on one of Optionals curated by city experts. Opt for a view of the Statue of Liberty or a trip through the Lower East Side. One great option is a walking tour across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Once across you'll arrive in the neighborhood of DUMBO where you can take in views of Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park before getting to know the charming cobblestone streets. Say farewell to your fellow New York Explorers over dinner at a local restaurant.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  5. Day 5 Goodbye To The Big Apple

    Say goodbye to energetic New York and your newfound friends, then take a transfer to the airport or extend your stay.

    meals Breakfast
New York Explorer
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 1 Your Choice Dining
  • 4 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore The Big Apple with a Local Specialist
  • See South Street Seaport, Chinatown, Times Square, the United Nations Building, The Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty
  • Visit Battery Park, Rockefeller Center, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Top of the Rock, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, Broadway, Lower East Side, Brooklyn, DUMBO
  • Dive Into Culture Visit the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art, the renowned museum is globally respected for its incredible curated collection of art and artifacts that span a 5,000 year history. Go on a tour to get to know the museum’s paintings, sculptures, architecture, and more.
  • Dive Into Culture Embark on a behind-the-scenes walking tour of Broadway. Learn how a show is created from the first rehearsal to when the curtain rises. You'll also have the chance to get up close and personal with a performer from a Broadway show.
  • Dive Into Culture Learn the poignant history of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

New York

Available on Day 4

Essex Food Marketing Tour

Guests will Explore Essex Market, New York’s largest public market and home to over 40 food vendors. On this 90-minute tasting tour, we will highlight the stories of mom-and-pop businesses, food distributors, and chefs that call this bustling marketplace home. The menu will change from tour to tour, but visitors can enjoy a buffet of savory and sweet dishes, including farmstead cheese and charcuterie, Dominican empanadas, Italian meatballs, flavorful Peruvian specialties, Mexican tacos, and much more! Dive deep with us into the history of this vibrant city-owned market that has been a mainstay of the Lower East Side since 1940, while we stroll past the buzzing grocers, butchers and chefs preparing and selling their delicious offerings. At least 5% of all ticket sales goes to benefit non-profit organizations in the Lower East Side, including the Lower East Side Girls Club, which operates a stall inside the Essex Market.
Adult Price: $79

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