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NEW YORK, YOUR WAY
Since 1886, the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol of freedom. Catch your first glimpse of New York City as you take the ferry to Liberty and Ellis Islands. Why not pop into the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, where an astounding 12 million immigrants passed through between 1892 and 1954.
DeNure guests stay at the fabulous Marriott Marquis, set in the heart of Times Square at West 46th and Broadway. This sophisticated 4-star hotel soars above Times Square, Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall.
Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour of NYC to get your bearings, then he rest of New York is yours to explore – your way!
A Broadway show is always a thrilling performance. Visit the One World Observatory, the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex. The poignant 9/11 Memorial Museum is a moving tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack and those who risked their lives to save others.
Stay in the heart of Time Square at the Marriott Marquis, NY
Ellis Island, now a 27.5-acre site located just minutes off the southern tip of Manhattan Island, New York, is likely to connect with more of the American population than any other spot in the country. It has been estimated that nearly half of all Americans today can trace their family history to at least one person who passed through the Port of New York at Ellis Island. Now, nearly a century since the peak years of immigration, Ellis Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the National Park Service.
The Statue of Liberty is more than a monument. She is a beloved friend, a living symbol of freedom to millions around the world. These exhibits are a tribute to the people who created her, to those who built and paid for her, to the ideals she represents, and to the hopes she inspires.
The Battery is a 25-acre public park located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City facing New York Harbor. The park and surrounding area is named for the artillery batteries that were positioned there in the city’s early years to protect the settlement behind them.
One World Observatory
Explore the bedrock upon which New Your City is built, hear the voices of those who built One World Trade Center, then board the SkyPod Elevators and climb 102 stories in 47 seconds. This astonishing ride reveals the transformation of New York City from unsettled lands to today’s remarkable forest of skyscrapers. One World Trade Center is also known as the Freedom Tower. You get an unrestricted 360 view of the city and surrounding area. If your daring step out on the Sky Portal: Step on this 14-foot wide circular glass disc that offers an unforgettable perspective using high definition footage of the streets 100 floors below.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum known as the 9/11 Memorial & Museum commemorates the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 people, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six. Located at the World Trade Center site, the former location of the Twin Towers that were destroyed during the September 11 attacks. It is operated by a non-profit institution whose mission is to raise funds for, program, and operate the memorial and museum at the World Trade Center site.
A forest of swamp white oak trees Look down on two square reflecting pools, marking where the Twin Towers stood.
The Theater District is the teeming heart of Midtown West. In the pedestrian plazas of Times Square, costumed characters beckon to energetic crowds under the pulsing lights of towering digital billboards. Locals and tourists gather on the giant red staircase above the TKTS booth, which sells tickets to Broadway shows running at the area’s historic theaters. On busy 42nd Street, chain stores and restaurants abound.
Empire State Building
Discover the Heart of New York, the world-famous Empire State Building. Located in the center of Midtown Manhattan. Enjoy the 86th floor Observation deck The Highest Open-Air Observatory in New York. As the most famous observatory in the world. The 86th Floor has been the setting of dozens of movie and television scenes, as well as tens of millions of unforgettable personal moments. It wraps around the building’s spire, providing 360-degree views of New York and beyond. You can also visit the enclosed 102nd floor observatory as well.
Described as one of the greatest projects of the Great Depression era, Rockefeller Center was declared a New York City landmark in 1985 and a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
Take a guided tour and have an extraordinary look into the rich history and breathtaking artistry of New York’s most famous landmark. Your journey begins over 80 years ago with John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s unwavering vision for a cultural center and touches upon all the great works of art and architecture that comprise it today. An expert historian will guide you through the Center’s most significant buildings, gardens and spaces.
Source Rockefeller Center.com
On July 21, 1853, the New York State Legislature enacted into law the setting aside of more than 750 acres of land central to Manhattan Island to create America’s first major landscaped public park; they would soon refer to it as “the Central Park.” The design, is one of the great masterpieces of American art, sweeping meadows and vast water bodies designed to appear limitless, while brilliantly belying the Park’s long and narrow rectangle within New York City’s rigid grid. These grand pastoral scenes are carefully juxtaposed with the intimacy of picturesque woodlands featuring dense plantings, meandering streams, and dramatic rockwork arranged to include naturalistic caves, grottos, and cascades.
A formal Mall, the grand elm-lined promenade and the main architectural feature, Bethesda Terrace, a two-tiered esplanade featuring elaborate carvings and a central sculptural fountain that became Angel of the Waters, are just a few of the treasures the park has for you to explore.
Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 5 nights accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, all highlights listed, Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and HST does not apply.
• Ferry to Ellis Island, Liberty Island and Battery Park
• Stay in the heart of Times Square
• New York City guided tour
• 9/11 Memorial Museum
• One World Observatory
• Dinner and Broadway performance package (orchestra seats)
*offered at an additional cost
Scranton PA: Hilton Scranton (1 night)
New York City, NY: Marriott Marquis (3 nights)
Syracuse, NY: Embassy Suites (1 night)
Travel by deluxe motorcoach to Scranton, Pennsylvania and get to know your fellow travellers over dinner this evening.
Stay: Hilton Scranton, Scranton, PA
Day2 - 4
New York City, NY
Travel to New Jersey and board the harbour ferry to tour Ellis and Liberty Islands. Take the ferry to Manhattan and experience your ﬁrst taste of the Big Apple from the water with a stunning view of the city’s iconic skyline. The fabulous location of your Manhattan hotel makes it easy to experience New York City during your three night stay. Just a few blocks from major sights such as Central Park, Times Square, Carnegie Hall and the Radio City Music Hall, your great location entices you to capture the essence of New York City.
During your time in New York City you will have a guided city tour to kick things off and then the rest of your time is free to explore how you wish. Let our knowledgeable tour director help you make the most of your stay.
Stay: Marriott Marquis, New York City, NY
Meals: B x 3, L x 1
Say goodbye to the Big Apple this morning as we travel to Syracuse for overnight stay. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.
Stay: Embassy Suites, Syracuse, NY:
Meals: B, D
After breakfast at the hotel, board the motorcoach and journey home through New York State, crossing the border in Niagara. Enjoy scenes of Lake Ontario as you reminisce about the Big Apple!
- Sunscreen is an essential product to have, regardless of the climate. Since UV exposure is unavoidable, a hat and sunglasses are also suggested for your protection, even in the winter.
- Mosquito repellent can prove useful in wooded areas or in the evenings in some regions.
- Comfort is important when on vacation. Bring comfortable walking shoes. And loose, casual clothing is suggested to keep you cozy.
- Pack extra batteries and memory cards for your camera.
- Always pack an extra jacket or sweater in case of inclement weather or cooler evenings. DeNureTours recommends you dress in layers, so you can add or remove layers if the temperature rises or drops.
- Use every corner, nook and cranny of your suitcase when packing. Rolled sweaters and bulky clothing occupy less space, but clothing that wrinkles easily should be laid flat. Roll socks or underclothing and pack them into shoes, and slip smaller items into side pockets.
- Use sample-sized toiletry items and always transport containers of creams and liquids in a sealed plastic bag.
- Keep an extra set of keys for your luggage.
- Always prepare for the possibility of rain. An umbrella, or rain jacket will easily fit in your luggage, and could prove to be the most useful article you pack. When travelling as a couple, bring two so neither person gets half wet.
- Pack your bathing suit.
- Pack a good book, or a deck of cards to keep you busy during free time.
- Leave items of monetary or sentimental value at home. Costume and faux jewelry always travels well.
- If you require corrective lenses, pack an extra pair of glasses or contacts.
- If you wear dentures, and have a second set, pack them just in case. You’d be surprised how often these important items end up where they shouldn’t.
- Not all hotel rooms are equipped with alarm clocks. While most hotels offer wake-up calls, a small travel alarm clock might prove useful.
- Couples travelling together may find it wise to split their belongings between two suitcases. If one suitcase should go missing, neither person is left without a change of clothes.
- Remember to pack any medications or prescriptions in your carry-on and not in your suitcase in case of emergency or luggage misplacement. Medications should be packed in their original containers for security reasons.
- Keep a listing of your recent medical history with you, including medications you currently take, prescription or otherwise, as well as allergies you suffer from, and any medical conditions you have. Carry the listing in your wallet, and leave a copy with your emergency contact person at home.
- Identify your luggage with an identification tag as well as your DeNureTours luggage tags.
- If you carry travellers’ cheques, record the numbers of the cheques and keep this list in a separate location. When travelling as a couple, put some cheques in your partner’s name so you both have access to funds.
- Always carry your travel insurance policy with you, and read it carefully before you leave.
- Always carry your passport, or other important identification on your person. Make a photocopy to keep in your suitcase.
- Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your return date. This is a requirement for entering certain countries.
- Always check the spelling of your name on all documentation you receive. Often, your travel documents must match your passport or birth certificate. It is imperative that your legal name be listed correctly on your documents. Failure to comply may result in your being denied entry to a country, or boarding on an airplane or cruise ship. Name changes on documents may be subject to a change fee.
- Use extra copies of your travel itinerary and hotel listing to distribute to friends or relatives, so you can be reached in case of emergency.
- Keep a log of your purchases, including what you paid in foreign currency and the equivalent in Canadian dollars. This will assist you in filling out customs forms. Keep all receipts.
- Secure your home before you leave. Arrange for a friend or neighbour to pick up mail and check in periodically. Have someone cut your lawn (or shovel your driveway) and care for your property. Set automatic timers on the lights and television. Empty the refrigerator of perishables. Lower your thermostat to save on energy.
- When flying, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and limit your intake of caffeine and alcoholic beverages.
- To avoid circulatory problems on a plane or coach, walk up the aisle every hour or so. Periodically, stretch your legs, arms, shoulders and neck.
- Arrive early for flights. DeNureTours recommends to check-in 90 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights, or 2-3 hours prior for international flights.
- An inflatable travel pillow can make you more comfortable on long coach rides or flights. The U-shaped pillow keeps your head from rolling during travel, reducing the risk of neck pain.
- Avoid the use of perfume or scented sprays on the coach or an airplane. These are confined spaces, so be courteous to your fellow travellers who may be allergic or sensitive to scents.
- Get as much rest as possible before you leave.
- Try your best to be flexible. Unexpected things can happen. Your holiday will be more enjoyable if you are open-minded.
Tips to waiters, taxi drivers, step-on guides, tour directors and drivers are a tangible way for you to express your appreciation for jobs well done. This practice, though customary, is voluntary and is not included in tour prices. As a guide to the amounts to tip, the following amounts are suggested:
- Taxi Drivers – Drivers should be tipped 10% of the taxi fare.
- Waiters – For meals that are not included in the tour price, tip waiters between 15% and 20% of your bill, but never less than $1.
- Tour Directors and Drivers – A gratuity of $4 per person per day is suggested.
The pace of a tour varies by itinerary, as each destination, its sightseeing and the activities are unique. Pacing is often subject to personal interpretation, but our trip pace indicator on each tour page may assist you in determining if a tour is suitable for you.
Day-by-day itinerary descriptions can be found on our website or requested from our office. Generally, the more activities included, distance travelled in a day, or number of hotel changes, will increase the pace of a tour.
Some of the most unique sightseeing is found in locations that can be a challenge for motorcoaches, especially in historic areas. For your comfort, we recommend packing walking shoes so you fully enjoy every aspect of your holiday.
Tours with the highest “On-the-go” ratings require a level of activity that is not suitable for those who use either walkers or wheelchairs. If a trip pace is not ideally suited for you, our reservations team will be happy to help you find your perfect vacation.