September 18-23 Tour #2017905 6 Days
Double: $1119 Triple: $1049 Single: $1559 Deposit: $250
The most beguiling city in the world, New York City is an adrenaline-charged, history-laden place that holds immense romantic appeal for visitors. Wandering the streets here, you’ll cut between buildings that are icons of the modern age – and where gazing at the flickering lights of the midtown skyscrapers, experiencing downtown or riding the Staten Island ferry, you really would have to be made of stone not to be moved by it all. There’s no place quite like it. Come and see for yourself after a day of play in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Day 1 – HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND – Our fun-filled adventure begins today as we travel through West Virginia and Maryland to our overnight accommodations in Hagerstown. Along the way, we will cross the Eastern Continental Divide and also travel on the route of the 200 year old National Pike, the original interstate for settlers of the Midwest.
Day 2 – ATLANTIC CITY – The ocean, beach, famous Boardwalk, shopping and elegant casinos provide all the makings for a great day in Atlantic City. Upon arrival, we drive directly to our hotel located on Atlantic City’s famous Boardwalk. You will have the rest of the day free to stroll the Boardwalk, take a ride on the famous rolling chairs, schedule an optional show, or try your luck in one of the casinos.
Day 3 – MIDTOWN MANHATTAN – EMPIRE STATE BUILDING – This morning, we drive directly to the “Big Apple,” New York City for a two-night stay. Tonight, our Shockey Tour Director will conduct a night-time driving and walking tour of Midtown Manhattan. We will see points of interest such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Madison Avenue, Lincoln Center and Rockefeller Center. Next, we take the traditional tour to the top of the Empire State Building, the “granddaddy of all skyscrapers.” From the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, 1,050 feet above the city, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the lights of New York City!
Day 4 – 9/11 MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM – BROADWAY SHOW – This morning, we visit the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum. We will look at the permanent collection of artifacts, stories, photos, videos and other materials that shape our shared history and honor the memories of those killed on 9/11. You may wish to visit Wall Street and some other historic sites in the area. Our afternoon agenda includes visits to exotic Chinatown and Little Italy. We will also drive through some other well-known Manhattan neighborhoods. Tonight, before we attend a Broadway Show, those who wish will be given dinner suggestions for the nearby neighborhood that regular tourists seldom see.
Day 5 – STATUE OF LIBERTY – Few sights are as emotional and exhilarating as the first time you see the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Today we get up close and personal to “Lady Liberty” as we take the ferry to Liberty Island. It doesn’t matter if it is the first time or the 100th time, seeing the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor invariably brings a lump in one’s throat. This afternoon, we depart and make our way back to Hagerstown, Maryland, where we overnight.
Day 6 – HOMEWARD BOUND – Heading for home, dealing with “sensory overload,” we enjoy the scenery as we collect our thoughts, sort out a myriad of memories and think of all the stories we will tell of our visit to the “Big Apple” and Atlantic City. Meals: 2B Show: 1