New York City
- 2 Broadway shows:
Wicked OR Lion King
- 9/11 Memorial
- Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
- Empire State Building
- Tours of Manhattan & Brooklyn
Friday, Sept 1: Today we fly into LaGuardia Airport in New York, where we transfer to the Millennium Broadway Hotel and check-in for 4 nights. All the excitement of Times Square and the Broadway District are right out our doorstep. Good Morning America is a half block up the street! This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at Tony’s Di Napoli. After dinner, the evening is free to explore this vibrant area that never sleeps. (D)
Saturday, Sept 2: This morning we depart on our tour of New York’s lower Manhattan. This includes neighborhoods such as Little Italy, SoHo, Greenwich Village, and the Financial District. We also visit the 9/11 Memorial. This afternoon we visit the 9/11 Museum which has a collection of artifacts, stories, photos, videos, and other materials that have shaped our history. There is some free time this afternoon, perhaps you want to do some shopping or just wander around this dynamic section of Manhattan! This evening we experience our first Broadway show, HAMILTON. This show has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre – a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
Sunday, Sept 3: Our morning starts at the Empire State Building for a bird’s eye view of this vibrant city. Then we pick up our step-on guide for the Brooklyn Tour. This tour covers Brooklyn and pizza, from one end to the other. It highlights famous neighborhoods, landmarks, movie locations, and the most spectacular view of the Brooklyn Bridge. We have some time to explore Coney Island and the famous boardwalk. This evening you have a choice of shows. You can either see Lion King or Wicked. Wicked! Is the story of what happened in the Land of Oz from a different angle, long before Dorothy arrived. The Lion King follows the early years of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. (L)
Monday, Sept 4: This morning we are off to Battery Park where we catch a ferry to Liberty Island and visit the Statue of Liberty and the new Statue of Liberty Museum. The ferry also takes us to the historic Ellis Island where many immigrants entered this country. We return to the hotel by late afternoon. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city. Perhaps you want to do some shopping or take in an additional Broadway show or just wander around this dynamic section of Manhattan!
Tuesday, Sept 5: This morning you might want to walk to the TODAY show plaza or watch through the windows of Good Morning America. A local step-on-guide joins us later this morning for a tour of the upper east and west sides. We will see Fifth Avenue, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral just to name a few. This afternoon, we return to the LaGuardia airport for our flight home. What a great time we had experiencing the Big Apple and some of its famous attractions!
*Itinerary is subject to change depending on available show times.