April 3-7 Tour #2017403 5 Days
Double: $889 Triple: $839 Single: $1219 Deposit: $200
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a visit to New York City could easily be worth a million! On this educational and recreational tour, young and old alike will find New York City a wonderful place to visit. Here, fascinating history as well as the latest in fashion, the arts and architecture co-exist. And with eight million people, over 120 spoken languages, 150 museums, 18,000 restaurants and countless places to shop, New York City is the ultimate bazaar. Absolutely monumental, it is America’s alpha city; the one by which all others are measured.
Day 1 – HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND – Our educational 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 – STATUE OF LIBERTY – EMPIRE STATE BUILDING – 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 and Ellis Island. Upon arriving at our hotel for a two night stay, we will enjoy dinner and shopping in Times Square, the “crossroads of the world.” Tonight, our Shockey Tour Director will conduct a night-time driving and walking tour of Midtown Manhattan. Breathtaking sights await us, especially from the 86th floor observatory of the one and only Empire State Building; the granddaddy of all skyscrapers.
Day 3 – 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. Next, we are off to explore two well-known New York City neighborhoods. After indulging in the “primo” Italian pastries of Little Italy, it is on to visually exotic Chinatown, a real and vital community of 150,000 ethnic Chinese. Livelier than ever, it is crammed with all manner of shops and restaurants in pagoda-style buildings. Tonight, before attending our included Broadway Show, those who wish will be given dinner suggestions for the nearby neighborhood that tourists seldom see.
Day 4 – HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND – We enjoy shopping in the “Big Apple” before heading back to Hagerstown, Maryland to overnight.
Day 5 – HOMEWARD BOUND – Did we do it all? Are you kidding? But, we’re pretty sure that we did all that we could. As we have learned, New York always demands a next time. Meals: 2B Show: 1