May 8-12 Tour #2017508 5 Days
Double: $759 Triple: $699 Single: $1109 Deposit: $200
Spring is an absolutely wonderful time to be in New York City. The weather is usually ever so pleasant; the city’s parks are in full bloom and the streets are alive with things to do, buy and eat. This revised tour will feature the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum and several of the city’s most famous neighborhoods.
Day 1 – HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND – We travel today through the mountains of West Virginia and Maryland, crossing the Eastern Continental Divide and we overnight in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Day 2 – NEW YORK SIGHTSEEING – Traveling through Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we arrive in “The City” in time for lunch at the Time Warner Center, at famous Columbus Circle. This afternoon will be spent
with our Shockey Tour Director, visiting many of the attractions in Central Park. We will also see much of the neighborhood, called the “Upper West Side,” and then do some bargain hunting at a great place up in Harlem. This evening, a driving and walking tour will highlight Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park and other Midtown Manhattan attractions.
Day 3 – NATIONAL 9/11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM – LOWER MANHATTAN – NEW YORK HARBOR – This morning, we will visit our country’s principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of 9/11. At 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 choose to visit some additional historic sites including Wall Street, before we take a one-hour cruise in New York Harbor that will afford us great views of Liberty and Ellis Islands.
Day 4 – NEIGHBORHOODS DRIVING TOUR – CHINATOWN – Our driving tour this morning will pass by Greenwich Village, SOHO and other famous neighborhoods. Next, we’re off to visit Little Italy and Chinatown. After indulging in the “primo” pastries in Little Italy, we are off to visually exotic Chinatown, a real and vital community of 150,000 ethnic Chinese. Livelier than ever, it is crammed with all manners of shops and restaurants in pagoda style buildings. We depart NYC early afternoon and overnight in Hagerstown, Maryland again.
Day 5 – HOME – We travel home today refreshed from our slower paced, relaxed tour to the “city that never sleeps.” Wasn’t springtime in New York just wonderful? Meals: 2B
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