New York City, “The Big Apple”

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New York City – here you’ll find more to see, more to do, and more to experience than in any other city in the world. It is known as the Capital of the World in culture, fashion, food and much, much more. Join us as we explore “The Big Apple.”

Dates:

July 7-13, 2018

7 Days

Pricing:

Double: $2,100/person

Single: $3,045/person

Highlights:

  • 6 Meals
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • 4 Nights in New York City
  • The Today Show
  • Central Park
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • Fifth Avenue Shopping
  • Drive by Rockefeller Center
  • Drive by Trump Tower
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Purchase Broadway Show Tickets
  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • Battery Park
  • The Lorena Sternwheeler Dinner Cruise
  • High Physical Activity

Itinerary

Day 1
Today we get acquainted with our traveling companions as we journey through Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to our accommodations for the evening.

Day 2
We arrive in the big city today. In New York City, it’s location, location, location! Our hotel is located within easy access to midtown theaters, attractions and shops. Unpack your bags, because we stay for 4 nights.
Included Meal: Cont. Breakfast

Day 3
A step-on guide joins us for a city tour that includes Times Square, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Trump Tower, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Wall Street, the World Financial Center, and Battery Park and Central Park. This afternoon and evening, you have an opportunity to relax, check out the shops and enjoy lunch and dinner on your own.
Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 4
This morning, we take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where it all began for many of our families. You will have excellent photo opportunities of the “Grand Lady.” This afternoon is free to relax or purchase your Broadway show tickets for tonight. We dine tonight at New York’s Marriott Marquis, which is in the heart of the Broadway Show district.
Included Meal: Dinner

Day 5
Our day begins with an opportunity to view The Today Show from the street just outside the studio. Bring a sign to hold up. As they scan the audience, you just might get on television! You will have some free time to explore on your own before we have lunch at the award-winning Churrascaria Plataforma. This afternoon we will go to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum where we remember those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This evening we visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck for a spectacular view of this marvelous city sparkling with lights.
Included Meal: Lunch

Days 6 and 7
Traveling scenic highways through the mountains of Pennsylvania, we arrive in Ohio for the last night of our tour. Our farewell dinner will be on The Lorena sternwheeler, cruising the Muskingum River. On Day 7, we travel home with wonderful memories of all we have seen, done and experienced in the city “like no other.”
Included Meals: Day 6 – Dinner;
Day 7 – Cont. Breakfast

Departing From:
Marion, Mt. Vernon, Nashville, Fairview Heights, South County, Pontoon Beach, Litchfield, Springfield, Decatur, Champaign, Cape Girardeau, Evansville