The Big Apple Educational Tour

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The Big Apple tour map

The Big Apple

5 Days New York City 4

Accommodations

Accommodations in centrally-located three-star or four-star hotel. Rooming on a triple/quad basis with shared beds.

Transportation

Round-trip transportation on scheduled airline.

Meals

All breakfasts. All dinners.

Guides

Tour escort throughout.

Inclusions

Entrances and activities as noted on itinerary.

Travel Protection

passports provides and pays for a Post Departure Travel Protection Plan that includes coverage for Trip Interruption, Trip Delay, Baggage Loss or Delay, Medical Expense and Evacuation and more.

Day 1: Arrival New York City

Arrival transfer

Day 2: New York City

Museum of Modern Art

Visit to the to the Empire State Building 86th-Floor Observatory

Day 3: New York City

NBC Studio Tour at Rockefeller Center

Guggenheim Museum

Day 4: New York City

Excursion to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty

Wall Street area

Broadway Show (scheduled according to availability)

Day 5: New York City - Home

Departure transfer

Day 1: Arrival

It's an exciting time when you arrive in "The Big Apple!"

As you make your way through man-made canyons, surrounded by unnatural mountains of steel, glass and concrete, you may remember that the once-pristine island of Mannahatta was purchased from Native Americans for about $24 dollars' worth of costume jewelry and seashells.

Day 2: Museum of Modern Art, Empire State Building

Visit the splendidly redesigned MoMA, which houses the world's richest collection of modern sculpture and world masters, from Monet's Water Lilies and Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon to Andy Warhol's soup cans.

Visit to the to the Empire State Building 86th-Floor Observatory

Take a fast elevator up the Empire State Building to get a 360-degree view of the city from the 86th-floor observatory. You'll also learn the the construction of New York's most famous skyscraper began only weeks before the Wall Street Crash in 1929, By the time it opened in 1931, space was so difficult to rent that it was nicknamed "The Empty State Building." Only the immediate popularity of the observatory saved the building from bankruptcy.

Day 3: Rockefeller Center and NBC Studios, Guggenheim Museum

Have a look at the Rockefeller Center, a capital of the communications industry with the headquarters of the Associated Press, several publishing companies, and a TV network.

Enjoy a tour of the NBC studios, home of such famous programs as the Today Show and Saturday Night Live. You may want to stop at the NBC Experience Store where you can purchase a picture of yourself on the virtual set of your favorite NBC show!

Guggenheim Museum

Visit the Fifth Avenue landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to view a strong collection of modern art. You'll also quickly understand why the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of the most architecturally interesting buildings of the 20th century.

Day 4: Excursion to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Broadway Show

Embark on a ferry ride to Ellis Island, where twelve million Europeans first experienced America through the island's chaotic immigration processing facilities. Continue to Liberty Island to get a closer look at the Statue of Liberty. Built by the French, Bartholdi's "Lady Liberty" was recently renovated to bring back her original splendor.

Wall Street area

Take a stroll in the Wall Street area, the financial hub of the world. Landmarks in the vicinity include Chinatown, SoHo, Greenwich Village, the Brooklyn Bridge, Trinity Church and its churchyard with the grave of Alexander Hamilton, Wall Street, and Federal Hall, where George Washington's inauguration took place in 1789.

Other sites include the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the "Charging Bull" and Battery Park.

Free time in New York City

The remainder of the day is free to plan as you wish.

You may want to explore South Street Seaport. Once a rundown area of empty warehouses and dilapidated piers, the old seaport has been restored into an eleven-acre complex that includes art galleries, craft shops, restaurants, and the South Street Seaport Museum and its Street of Ships.

Broadway Show (scheduled according to availability)

Enjoy a Broadway performance today.

Day 5: New York City, Departure

This morning, if time permits, do some shopping for that special souvenir.

Depart New York City

Most good things must come to an end. Your suitcase full of memorabilia and of photos ready to be processed, you'll be eager to share your discoveries with family and friends.

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