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Day Trip from New York – Capture the Spirit of the Home of the Brave and Land of the Free exploring Washington DC

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Day Trip from New York - capture the spirit of the home of the brave and land of the free while exploringWashington DC

Explore beyond the Big Apple with a full-day tour to Washington DC from New York City. You’ll capture the spirit of “the home of the brave and land of the free” as you visit the monuments and memorials of Washington DC.

Book by April 30 2017 for travel from April 1 – 30 2017 to save 10% off our previously offered price.

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Highlights
– Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
– Informative, friendly and professional guide
– Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Beginning in New York heading south, you will pass through the states of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland before arriving at Capitol Hill. Your tour will begin with a stop to Arlington Cemetery to visit JFK’s gravesite. Move further into Washington DC and you’ll see the Capitol, Senate and White House, the core of the US government. Your tour of Washington DC continues to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum before visiting the Washington, Lincoln, Vietnam and Korea memorials for exploring and pictures.

Late in the afternoon you’ll embark on a panoramic city tour before departing Washington DC for an early-evening arrival in New York City.

Please Note: This tour is scheduled to stop in front of the White House, the Capitol and the Senate for commentary and picture taking. However please note that sometimes this is not possible due to security issues in Washington. In the event of this occurring, tour will be adjusted accordingly.

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10/04/2017 |

Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty Guided Tour

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Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty Guided Tour

Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple, especially for first-timers. On this 4-hour guided tour, you get priority boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Tour Lady Liberty’s turf before heading inside the pedestal for another perspective from observation decks. Then hop the ferry to Ellis Island and learn about the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hope of living the American dream.

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Highlights

Informative, friendly and professional guide
All entrance fees included
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Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Meet your guide at Castle Clinton, a former fort inside Battery Park in Manhattan, to hop on the ferry to Liberty Island. You’ll bypass the lines with priority boarding, allowing you more time to enjoy historical facts about the Statue of Liberty National Monument and learn why it is a symbol of freedom for some many people worldwide.

Admire the New York City skyline as you disembark on Liberty Island and explore the grounds on a guided tour. Your ticket grants you access to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, which features several observation levels and a museum with exhibits on the iconic landmark’s construction and architecture.

Afterward, board the ferry to Ellis Island and listen as your guide shares information about this historical gateway to America.

Upon arrival, tour the grounds and spend time at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Inside the restored Great Hall, hear stories about the former federal immigration station that processed more than 12 million immigrants from its opening in 1892 until closing in 1954. You’ll also learn how US citizens can trace their ancestors here.

You are on your own for the remainder of the visit, staying as long as you want before you return to Manhattan.

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06/04/2017 |

Empire State Building New York- a must see for any visitor to New York City

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New York

The must see for any visitor to New York City, the World’s Most Famous Building is on every list for its Observatory’s spectacular indoor and outdoor 360-degree views from the heart of Manhattan. Along the way, become a part of history as you journey through this heart of Manhattan including the restored lobby and murals. Download our free multi-media app and experience the exhibits tracing the building’s construction, learn how the Empire State Building became one of the most energy efficient buildings in the world.

Open from 8am to 2 am, along with a gift shop filled with exclusive items, there are several dining options including the fine cuisine of State Grill and Bar. Located in the heart of New York City it’s an easy walk from Times and Madison Squares and just up the street from Macy’s.

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Highlights
Skip the line
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
All entrance fees included
Great overview and orientation of the city
Family friendly
The Empire State Building is waiting for you day or night. Come watch the sunset as New York is bathed in warm orange, red and yellow tones, then stick around as the lights come on all over town. Or come later and listen to the live music (weekends only) as the stars and lights twinkle romantically. Whenever you come, enjoy the magic without the wait.
There are 3 lines at the Empire State Building Observatory: the security line (required for all visitors), the ticket line and the elevator line. You may proceed directly to the turnstile with your voucher.

VIP Express Experience Upgrade
Speed past the lines on your way to the tallest point in Manhattan! Your VIP Express Experience voucher will enable you to proceed directly to the front of every line, saving valuable time to do all the other things New York is famous for. Don’t spend your valuable holiday time waiting in line — there’s no faster way to the top of the Empire State Building!

You’ll be greeted on the second floor to redeem your pass pre-security, eliminating the need to redeem vouchers at the ticket office. You’ll also receive a special wristband to identify you as a VIP Express Experience pass holder.

VIP Express Experience passes are especially valuable from Memorial Day through Labor Day, from Thanksgiving until New Year’s any time of day and all holiday weekends. Other times of year the pass is recommended for planned visits between 11am and 2pm, and one hour before and after sunset. Limited numbers of passes are sold, so typical wait time is under 5-minutes. Specific wait times cannot be guaranteed, only front of line privileges.

Voucher can be redeemed within a year of date originally selected – plan your visit around the weather!

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03/04/2017 |

The city that never sleeps – New York

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New York The City That Never Sleeps

New York, the Big Apple, IS America, and probably the greatest city in the world. Enriched with an extensive system of public and private universities, training colleges, medical schools, business schools and art schools, it is truly one of the great educational cities.

Set at the mouth of the great Hudson River, New York is the largest urban area of America. It is a town where the unusual is commonplace, the dramatic expected. New York is a series of neighbourhoods that are the real melting pot of America – a city of diversity where people have come from all over the world to build their lives. This is reflected in the neighbourhood names. Conjure with the ideas of the Bronx, Hell’s Kitchen, Spanish Harlem, Little Italy and Chinatown.

Culture and Action

Art and artists are a way of life in New York, from the small studios of Greenwich Village to the magic of Broadway, providing everything from musicals to Shakespeare starring top-rank actors and actresses. We can also throw in the world-famous Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, and uncountable numbers of music and theatre venues. Museums do not come better than the Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and the American Museum of Natural History. And if you do need the best research library there is, the New York Public Library is waiting for you with ten million books and ten million manuscripts, including George Washington’s farewell address drafted in his own hand.

If this becomes all too highbrow, there are clubs, bars and restaurants, as well as world-class sports facilities to keep you busy, and more than enough parks and open spaces if you just want to relax.

Where is the financial capital of the world? Right here. The financial district of Manhattan is home to some of the greatest modern architecture in the world – and I guess we don’t need to tell you about Wall Street!

Manhattan

Manhattan is the economic and cultural heart of the city; dominated by skyscrapers, bright lights and a pace of life to match, inhabited by the strange and the rich in equal measure. Shop ‘til you drop in the magical stores of Fifth Avenue, smell the money being made day and night on Wall Street, discover the Orient in China Town, or hang out with the artists, writers and musicians in Greenwich Village and SoHo. All of this is shoe-horned into only 57 square kilometers along with 1.5 million people.
New York is the only city in the USA with a large public-university system. There is a wide range of specialized colleges – art and design, fashion, performing arts, printing, cooking and maritime trades. The private universities also provide special courses such as journalism at Columbia, medicine at Fordham, fine art studies at New York and biomedicine at Rockefeller.
There are, however, plenty of open spaces in the city. Some 50,000 acres of green island parks are scattered through the boroughs, from small triangles to the 25,000 acres of beaches, parkland and marshes of the national recreation area on Staten Island. New Yorkers really use their parks and beaches – a million people turn out on summer weekends at Coney Island in Brooklyn. Rockaway Beach on the southern shore of Long Island finds three quarters of a million swimmers in its Atlantic Ocean.
For animal lovers, there is a taste of the wild in the zoos of the Bronx, Central Park, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, and botanical gardens in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.
New York is also the home town of some of the most famous sports teams in America – the Jets and the Giants at football, the Knicks at basketball, the Islanders and Rangers at hockey, and the Yankees and the Mets at baseball.

Climate and Surroundings

The average monthly temperature is 12ºC but it gets hot in summer, and there can be a lot of snow in winter that makes it ideal for winter sports. You can easily have a day at the beach or if you want to get out of town, New York has three international airports, 100,000 miles of highway throughout the state, and 4,500 miles of rail track.

It is easy to explore this historic part of America, from the Appalachians and the Catskills to the Great Lakes, or follow the Hudson River to Albany. There is plenty of opportunity for outdoor pursuits.
As Frank Sinatra sang ‘ If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere’.
See you in the big Apple!
Book your ticket now to visit New York.


06/03/2017 |