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Program #21019RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Itinerary for Jul 27 — Aug 1, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and a fitness center.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.newyorkerhotel.com

Room amenities: Flat panel HD televisions, Movies on demand (surcharge) and free HBO, Hair Dryer, Iron & Ironing board, Desk and chair, Free wireless internet, Premium Broadband Wi-Fi up to 5mb ($9.95 for 24 hrs.), Complimentary access to Fitness and Business Centers.

Facility amenities: 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Market rate.
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 27 - Arrival/Orientation/Movie Night
Afternoon: Hotel check-in available after 3:00pm. Between 4 & 5pm, come to the meeting room to register with your Program Coordinator and pick up your arrival packet. Programs are planned far in advance, so local circumstances may require changes from time to time. We will notify you as quickly as possible should there be any changes and appreciate your understanding.

Dinner: 5:00pm: Enjoy your first meal at the colorful Tick Tock Diner, located just off the hotel lobby. This 24-hour diner features classic American cooking. White and black checkered floors and shiny chrome columns enhance the all-American ambience. Dinner in the diner is available and included even if you arrive late.

Evening: 6:15pm: We begin our orientation to the program and introduce staff and members of the group. We’ll review the schedule and any updates and answer any questions you may have. Following orientation, to prepare us for the next day's activities, we will watch the comedy "Night at the Museum" with Ben Stiller.

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and a fitness center.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.newyorkerhotel.com

Room amenities: Flat panel HD televisions, Movies on demand (surcharge) and free HBO, Hair Dryer, Iron & Ironing board, Desk and chair, Free wireless internet, Premium Broadband Wi-Fi up to 5mb ($9.95 for 24 hrs.), Complimentary access to Fitness and Business Centers.

Facility amenities: 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Market rate.
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 28 - Spend the entire day at the Museum of Natural His...
Spend the entire day at the Museum of Natural History and the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Re-live the Night at the Museum or make new discoveries of your own!

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in the hotel Meeting room

Morning: Travel with your guide to the American Museum of Natural History, where you'll be able to visit thousands of exhibits. Learn about things like dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, or how the solar system was formed!

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the Museum

Afternoon: Journey to the Stars with the museum's very own space show! Projected onto a domed screen with state-of-the-art technology, this show is not to be missed. You'll have some more time afterward to fit in a few more exhibits before leaving the museum and view the latest IMax movie.

Dinner: Chinese food!

Evening: Learn about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and a fitness center.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.newyorkerhotel.com

Room amenities: Flat panel HD televisions, Movies on demand (surcharge) and free HBO, Hair Dryer, Iron & Ironing board, Desk and chair, Free wireless internet, Premium Broadband Wi-Fi up to 5mb ($9.95 for 24 hrs.), Complimentary access to Fitness and Business Centers.

Facility amenities: 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Market rate.
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 29 - Start your day off and be greeted by the Statue o...
Start your day off and be greeted by the Statue of Liberty, just as millions of immigrants were greeted before! Then, make your way through Chinatown and Little Italy to dinner; two of New York's most famous immigrant communities! Or visit Ellis Island IF it has been reopened.

Breakfast: "American Breakfast" in the Tick Tock Diner

Morning: We'll get an early start for our trip to the Statue of Liberty.

Lunch: Lunch on your own on Liberty Island

Afternoon: Continue on the ferry to Ellis Island.

Dinner: We'll follow in the footsteps of the arriving immigrants to Manhattan's Lower East Side and visit Chinatown on our way to dinner in Little Italy

Evening: Spend more time exploring this interesting neighborhood and maybe sample some gelato or cannoli.

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and a fitness center.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.newyorkerhotel.com

Room amenities: Flat panel HD televisions, Movies on demand (surcharge) and free HBO, Hair Dryer, Iron & Ironing board, Desk and chair, Free wireless internet, Premium Broadband Wi-Fi up to 5mb ($9.95 for 24 hrs.), Complimentary access to Fitness and Business Centers.

Facility amenities: 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Market rate.
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 30 - Adventure through Central Park with a scavenger h...
Breakfast: Start with the "American Breakfast" in the Diner

Morning: Get your map ready! A scavenger hunt is a great way to learn the trails and discover the sights of the Central Park!

Afternoon: Afternoon free to see a Broadway matinee, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and just spend time together in New York City.

Dinner: Free evening.

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and a fitness center.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.newyorkerhotel.com

Room amenities: Flat panel HD televisions, Movies on demand (surcharge) and free HBO, Hair Dryer, Iron & Ironing board, Desk and chair, Free wireless internet, Premium Broadband Wi-Fi up to 5mb ($9.95 for 24 hrs.), Complimentary access to Fitness and Business Centers.

Facility amenities: 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Market rate.
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 31 - Go on a guided tour of the United Nations. Then ...
Go on a guided tour of the United Nations. Then take a walk through Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Have time to explore the 5th Avenue and Times Square area this afternoon, too!

Breakfast: American breakfast in the Tick Tock Diner

Morning: Step outside of the United States for the morning and visit the United Nations. See how this peace-keeping organization brings hundreds of countries together to make decisions that affect people world-wide.

Lunch: Have lunch on your own at Grand Central Station and have your choice of vendors all originating in New York City.

Afternoon: Take a walk over to beautiful Rockefeller Center, a building complex full of unique architecture and history. Cross the street and visit Saint Patrick's Cathedral; another historic site in Gothic style. Get a bird's eye view of Manhattan from The Top of the Rock and have the opportunity to do some exploring on your own!

Dinner: Near Times Square

Evening: Have the evening free to do some last-minute exploring before you leave or walk across the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge as the sun sets over Manhattan!

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 01 - Program Wrap Up, check-out of hotel and depart
Breakfast: Continental breakfast in the hotel meeting room

Morning: Say your farewell and conclude the program with a discussion and re-cap of what you learned about your heritage throughout the week.

Afternoon: Check out is 12 noon or you can store your bags in the hotel for a later departure

Meals Included: Breakfast


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New York, NY
General OverviewHotel is centrally located. Within walking distance is: Times Square, Empire State Building, Penn Station, and everything else is a short subway ride away.
For additional information, visit: www.nyc.com/visit

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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9 meals: 5 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 4 dinners
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