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Program #8861RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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Itinerary for Mar 3 — Mar 8, 2013

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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 business and fitness centers.

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: 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: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 03 - Registration/Orientation
Afternoon: Hotel check-in available after 3:30pm. 4:00pm: After checking in at the hotel front desk, come to the designated meeting room (it will be posted) 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: 5:00 pm 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: 6:15 - 7:30 pm Learn about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

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 business and fitness centers.

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: 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: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 04 - Take a harbor cruise focusing on the Statue of Li...
Take a harbor cruise focusing on the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Harbor Cruise and Lower East Side Tenement Museum (the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are closed pending repairs as a result of Hurricane Sandy. At this point in time, we do not have an official reopening date, but we believe the Statue and Ellis might be closed through May.)

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room and register with the MTA for a senior citizen MetroCard if you are 65 or over.

Morning: Take a harbor cruise and get a close look at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Lunch: Lunch on your own on the Lower East Side to experience a variety of tastes and cultures.

Afternoon: Visit the Lower East Side Tenement Museum to witness the way the new immigrants lived.

Dinner: Dine in neighborhood restaurant

Evening: Learn about New York and its five boroughs

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 business and fitness centers.

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: 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: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 05 - Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Breakfast: Hot breakfast in the Tick Tock Diner

Morning: Learn about the Metropolitan Museum of Art and obtain tips on navigating its halls before heading up to the museum.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the museum

Afternoon: Continue to explore the holdings of the Met

Dinner: Dine in neighborhood restaurant

Evening: An optional tour of one of New York's historic neighborhoods may be arranged.

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 business and fitness centers.

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: 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: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 06 - Presentations to get you moving in the right dire...
Presentations to get you moving in the right direction for your free afternoon and evening.

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room

Morning: Presentations are meant to spark your interest in exploring the known or little known areas of New York during your free afternoon.

Lunch: Lunch in Meeting Room

Afternoon: Free Afternoon and Evening to Explore New York on your own.

Dinner: Dine on your own at your expense

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 business and fitness centers.

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: 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: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, March 07 - Learn about Rockefeller Center and visit Radio Ci...
Breakfast: Hot breakfast in Tick Tock Diner

Morning: Learn about Rockefeller Center

Lunch: Lunch in the meeting room

Afternoon: Visit Radio City Music Hall, stroll Rockefeller Center and stop in St. Patrick's Cathedral

Dinner: Dine in a neighborhood restaurant

Evening: We may offer an optional neighborhood walk

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 08 - Lecture about New York from a literary point of v...
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room

Morning: New York City, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow from a literary point of view

Lunch: After a "sweet surprise" Lunch is delivered to the Meeting Room by 10:30 to enjoy at your leisure or put in a bag (provided) and take with you, on the run.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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New York
New York Visitor's BureauNYC Convention and Visitor's Bureau (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.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Field trips

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4.8
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