IMPORTANT NOTE: Early December is a popular time to visit New York City. As such, prices are slightly higher than other times of the year. In addition, there is pressure on air schedules and flights. The performance by the Radio City Rockettes is also in high demand. We will secure the tickets as you register for the tour. For all of these reasons, it would be to your advantage to register for this tour as soon as you’re able. Otherwise, flights and show tickets could sell out.
Daily Itinerary for December 3-6, 2018
December 3: Early start today as we catch our flight from Salt Lake into New York City, arriving in the late afternoon. Our private coach will transport us to Mid Town Manhattan where we’ll spend three nights within a block of Times Square, and within walking distance of the theaters. We’ll check in and relax. This evening we’ll stroll over to Bryant Park Winter Village with festive decorations, an outdoor ice skating rink, fun shops set up for Christmas and atmosphere that is uniquely New York.
December 4: Welcome to the Big Apple. The holiday atmosphere is unrivaled in any major city. This morning we’ll show you some of the places that make NYC magical this time of year. We’ll visit Macy’s to see the incredible decorations displayed in the windows and throughout the store. We’ll stop at Rockefeller Center with famous Christmas Tree and ice skating rink. We’ll spend a little time in the festive atmosphere on 5th Avenue and we’ll visit Central Park (magical any time of year). You’ll have time for lunch around Grand Central Station with its fun Christmas market. Rest in the late afternoon or enjoy some additional time on enjoying the holiday windows on 5th Avenue like Saks, Burgdorf Goodman, Tiffany’s and more). We will provide the transportation. Free time tonight to enjoy a Broadway show of your choosing which is particularly delightful this time of year.
* Broadway shows are NOT included in the price of the tour. We will send you a list of available shows and price ranges and you can pick the one that is most interesting to you. Your director will help you get to your theater. Our hotel is centrally located in the midst of all the theaters.
December 5: This morning we’ll sleep in and enjoy some time to relax after our late night. At 9:30, we’ll take a short subway ride together down to the new Ground Zero Memorial which is definitely worth a look. We’ll have a chance to visit to new 9/11 Memorial Museum that just opened recently. It is extremely well done and an important visit. We’ll take a short walking tour in Lower Manhattan to show you things you’ll want to see (weather permitting). Our bus will then take us a few blocks where we’ll take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry so we can get “up close and personal” with the Statue of Liberty. It’s too cold this time of year to stand in line and visit the statue, but the heated Staten Island Ferry delivers us right past the statue and provides lovely views. This afternoon you can see a Broadway show or choose from other options (like a museum or shopping). Dinner is included at the ELEGANT Plataforma Restaurant (come hungry!) This evening’s highlight is Radio City Music Hall and the incredible Christmas Spectacular featuring the high-kicking Rockettes. It is one of the greatest holiday traditions of all time and a MUST for any Christmas tour to New York. Tour price INCLUDES tickets to see the Rockettes.
December 6: This morning we’ll have an additional ½ day to enjoy a bit more of the city’s charm. We’ll give you several options and you choose what is most appealing to you. We’ll provide the transportation. After lunch, we’ll return to the airport for our flights home, taking memories of a magical trip to NYC!
Tour price includes all transportation, lodging, all tours, and an allowance of $350 for airfare which we will arrange for you. A delicious meal at Plataforma is also included along with tickets to see the Rockettes at the Radio City Music Hall. You’ll also have the option to see up to two Broadway shows of your choosing (on Wednesday afternoon and Tuesday night). In JULY, those registered for the tour will receive a list of available Broadway Shows with prices.
The tour is fully escorted by David Webb who has taken MANY groups to New York City.