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Program #1725RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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Itinerary for Aug 17 — Aug 22, 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 and fitness center.

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

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, 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, August 17 - Registration/Orientation
Afternoon: Hotel check-in available after 3:30pm. After obtaining your room key at the hotel front desk, check into your room. Between 4&5pm, come to the designated meeting room (it will be posted in the lobby) 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. Our meal is scheduled for 5:00pm so that we can get through orientation and have some time to explore on your own. If your arrival is delayed, please attend orientation and then eat afterwards.

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 we will have an optional visit the Empire State Building.

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 and fitness center.

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

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, 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, August 18 - Lectures/Visit Brooklyn/Walk Brooklyn Heights and...
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room and MetroCard registration for those 65 and older.

Morning: Often we start our week with an introduction to New York City and its five boroughs

Lunch: Lunch in Meeting Room

Afternoon: Today we visit Brooklyn

Dinner: Dine in a Brooklyn neighborhood restaurant

Evening: Walk from Brooklyn to Manhattan across the Brooklyn Bridge

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, 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 and fitness center.

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

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, 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, August 19 - Visit Staten Island/Optional guided walk thru low...
Visit Staten Island/Optional guided walk thru lower Manhattan to World Trade Center Site/High Line walk in the evening

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Tick Tock Diner

Morning: Cruise across the harbor on the Staten Island Ferry and head to Sailors' Snug Harbor with its magnificent Greek Revival architecture, lush gardens and Chinese Scholars' Garden brought over brick by brick from the orient.

Lunch: Lunch in a Staten Island neighborhood restaurant

Afternoon: Return to Manhattan and energy permitting, walk up lower Manhattan to view the progress at the World Trade Center site and visit the 911 Memorial on your way back to the hotel. We do not have time for the 911 Museum but you may do that on your free time.

Dinner: Dine in neighborhood restaurant

Evening: After dinner, take a stroll on the High Line. New York's newest park situated on an old railroad trestle high above the street.

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, 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 and fitness center.

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

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, 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, August 20 - Visit Queens on the International Express
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Tick Tock Diner

Morning: Visit Flushing, the most ethnically diverse neighborhood of Queens and North America.

Lunch: We take our picnic lunch with us to enjoy in Flushing Meadow Park, if you are continuing on with us to the Queens Museum. Or, if retuning to Manhattan to take advantage of free time there, you can eat at one of the bistro tables in Times Square.

Afternoon: This is your Free Afternoon and Evening to Explore New York on your own, take in a show. OR, follow our expert guide to visit the site of two world's fairs and the fantastic panorama at the Queens Museum.

Dinner: The evening is TOTALLY free for you to create your own dining experience and New York adventure.

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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 and fitness center.

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

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, 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, August 21 - Private Bus Tour of Manhattan and the Bronx/Optio...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Tick Tock Diner

Morning: Board a private coach and tour the Upper West Side of Manhattan on our way to The Bronx

Lunch: Lunch is on your own in the Little Italy section of The Bronx

Afternoon: Tour continues through The Bronx and the Upper East Side of Manhattan

Dinner: Dinner in a neighborhood restaurant

Evening: We will offer a guided neighborhood walk or visit to a museum open late, as available.

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 22 - Lecture
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room

Morning: We wrap up our week with a lecture/discussion about New York City and its five boroughs until 10:15.

Lunch: We provide a bag lunch for those of you wishing to take one on the run.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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New York
New York Visitor's BureauNYC Convention and Visitor's Bureau Phone: (212) 484-1222
For additional information, visit: www.nycvisit.com

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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