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Day 1 – Home to New York City, NY 

Today we will meet up with our group and fly from MSP to Newark. Once we arrive, we will check in the Sheraton Times Square in the heart of Times Square where we can walk to many restaurants and easily enjoy the holiday season in NYC. This evening we will depart for our dinner cruise along the Hudson River while on board the Spirit of New York. 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Sheraton Times Square (4 Nights) 

 

Day 2 – New York City 

We will start exploring NYC by land today after you’ve enjoyed breakfast on your own. An expert local guide joins us as we head first to Downtown – we’ll explore where ’it all began’ as we drive through historic Lower Manhattan, including Wall Street and the Financial District. We’ll take in the view from Battery Park of Ms. Liberty from across NY Harbor, then off to the very moving 911 Memorial, ‘Reflecting Absence.’ Of course, along the way we’ll pass through such fascinating neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and Manhattan’s Little Italy. After our full day with our guide Mike, we will have learned so much about several American Christmas traditions and the history of Santa Claus in NYC! Arriving back to our hotel late this afternoon, there will be free time for you to rest, shop or explore and find dinner on your own. This evening is at your leisure, although you may wish to join your tour director at some of the attractions outside of Rockefeller Center, where you can watch the ice skaters, take in all the Christmas decorations like the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, and even visit some of the shops. The best holiday markets are right here in NYC, full of both the holiday spirit and the most unique gifts out there! While fancy Christmas window displays may entice you, NYC’s holiday markets often include ice skating, tree lightings, great food vendors, and fun holiday activities. Shopping for the perfect gift comes easy at these fun holiday markets. 

 

Day 3 – New York City 

This morning you will enjoy breakfast on your own. There are several dining options to choose from, all within walking distance or even right at the hotel. We will then meet up with our step on guide once again today! First we will travel to Uptown and ‘Da Bronx’! We’ll drive through world-famous Harlem, past the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Columbia University, and of course, the Apollo Theater. We’ll continue north to the Bronx and visit the lovely New York Botanical Garden with its holiday show. More than 175 scaled iconic buildings and structures such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, and the Statue of Liberty are displayed under thousands of twinkling lights. Step into a miniature city where famed New York architecture is re-created using bark, leaves, banana stems, acorn caps, and other natural materials. Plus Catch The Trains as we see more than 25 G-scale model trains and trolleys hum along nearly a half-mile of track. Don’t forget to look up – NYC bridges come together to create an aerial display of trains soaring overhead! Then we head to ‘the Real Little Italy in NY’ – Arthur Avenue. We will return to our hotel in time to rest & even get freshened up before a fun-filled evening. You will want to catch an early dinner before we make our way to the Gershwin Theatre for the grand Broadway Play “Wicked!” In the Land of Oz, there is a young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possesses an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivary turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one Good and the other one Wicked. 

 

Day 4 – New York City 

Hopefully you have had a chance to enjoy a great breakfast at the local deli. If not, today is a good day to do so as breakfast is on your own. We will meet back up with our guide at the hotel for a fun day of touring “must sees.” After taking an unforgettable stroll through the amazing Central Park, we’ll continue on to Midtown and visit Grand Central Terminal. Then we’ll see it all from the sky atop one of the exciting new observation decks in the city – ‘The Edge’. The Edge is the highest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere with a one-of-a-kind design, it’s suspended in mid-air, giving one the feeling of floating in the sky with 360˚ views you can’t get anywhere else. Look 100 stories down from the thrilling glass floor, lean out over the city on angled glass walls and sip champagne in the sky. You’ve never experienced New York like this before! And in that area, we’ll also take a walk along the elevated park, The High Line. As we say goodbye to our new friend, Mike, we will return to the hotel to get freshened up and ready for dinner. Tonight’s included dinner is just a short walk across the street to Rosie O’Grady’s. We will thoroughly enjoy as the food and atmosphere are top notch! Next, we will take a short walk to Radio City Music Hall where we will take in a special Christmas tradition, the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular. This 90-minute musical holiday stage show features more than 140 performers and an original musical score, and combines singing, dancing, and humor with traditional scenes. This is a great way to end our wonderful visit to NYC at Christmastime! 

Included Meals: Dinner 

 

Day 5 – New York City 

As you enjoy one last breakfast on your own in the Big Apple, you will have time to reflect on ALL that you have taken in and learned about NYC! It’s been a spectacular journey to reminisce about with all of the new friends you have met!

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,949
Single: $3,569
Triple: $2,799
Quad: $2,659

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $200
Single: $270

Travel Bucks

$40 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$200 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 45 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Extensive Walking

Price Includes

RT Airfare including taxes, fuel surcharges, & baggage fees! 2 Meals, Hotel & Activities as stated, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 49°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
54°
Minneapolis, Mn
67°
NYC Rockettes Christmas Spectacular
Flyaway Departure Date:
11/29/2022
Flyaway Return Date:
12/03/2022

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Tour Highlights

4 nights at Sheraton Times Square
3 Full Days Touring NYC with a Local Expert Guide, experiencing Battery Park, 9/11 Memorial, Harlem, Little Italy, Central Park, Grand Central Terminal, and so much more!
Radio City Music Rockettes Christmas Spectacular
“Wicked” Broadway Play
Hudson River Evening Dinner Cruise
New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx
“The Edge” Observation Deck
Rockefeller Center



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
54°
Minneapolis, Mn
67°
NYC Rockettes Christmas Spectacular
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 49°
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