DAY 1: Tuesday 23 December 2014
Arrive New York (1 night)
Welcome to New York! Enjoy your first view of the city as you are transferred to your hotel in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. After dinner why not take a walk down Fifth Avenue to see the wondrous winter window displays?
Hotel: Hilton Times Square
DAY 2: Wednesday 24 December 2014
New York and Connecticut (2 nights)
Take a bite of the Big Apple on a tour of the city’s highlights. View the site of the former World Trade Centre and the site of the new Freedom Tower. See the towering Empire State Building, the iconic Chrysler Building and grand Central Park. Visit Battery Park from where you can see the Statue of Liberty. Before you head to Avon in Connecticut, stop and experience the Festival of Lights.
Hotel: Old Farm Hotel
DAY 3: Thursday 25 December 2014
Today enjoy a festive Christmas brunch. The rest of the day will be yours at leisure to take in the joyful atmosphere. Perhaps relax by the fireplace or take a walk around town. Tonight join your fellow travellers and your Travel Director for a delicious Christmas Dinner.
DAY 4: Friday 26 December 2014
Connecticut and Boston (3 nights)
Travel east to Boston on the Atlantic coast. You’ll stay in the heart of this friendly and historic city, across from the famous Boston Common and the Freedom Trail. Your hotel itself is part of local history – the Omni Parker House is the oldest of Boston’s elegant inns, and the longest continuously operating hotel in the United States.
Hotel: Omni Parker
DAY 5: Saturday 27 December 2014
This morning see the highlights of new and old Boston – the North End, Paul Revere’s House, the Old North Church, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Boston Common, as well as Chinatown, trendy Newbury Street and vibrant Copley Plaza. Later visit the Samuel Adams Brewery where you’ll experience the entire craft brewing process and sample a few of the award winning beers. Tonight enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local Boston restaurant.
DAY 6: Sunday 28 December 2014
After breakfast have a truly magical experience and visit the Newport Mansions where you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions. Experience the Insider’s View as you enjoy lunch at The Breakers Mansion before heading back to Boston for an evening at leisure.
DAY 7: Monday 29 December 2014
Boston and New York City (4 nights)
Bid farewell to Boston as you travel south back to New York City. En-route, stop in the seaside town of Mystic Seaport, a re-created 19th Century village, complete with Museum educators, musicians, and role-players who will teach you about each building’s role in the coastal community. Next stop is the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets which features an impressive collection of the finest designer labels and brands at excellent prices.
Hotel: Sheraton Times Square
DAY 8: Tuesday 30 December 2014
New York City Sightseeing
Today join a Local Expert on a Foodie Tour of Red Hook, a neighbourhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Red Hook is known for its food and coffee, and you will receive an insight into its history including some tastings. Tonight enjoy a show on Broadway!
DAY 9: Wednesday 31 December 2014
New York City and New Year’s Eve
It’s New Year’s Eve in New York! Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning at the hotel and take in the festive atmosphere as you get ready to head to Top Of The Rock to take in sweeping views of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan. This evening enjoy a Highlight Dinner in a great local restaurant before taking the opportunity to join the crowds at one of the world’s most famous New Year’s events, watching the ball drop in Times Square.
DAY 10: Thursday 1 January 2015
This morning is yours at leisure — check out the shopping sales or visit the American Museum of Natural History, or just explore the bustling streets, soaking up the atmosphere of one of the world’s greatest cities.
DAY 11: Friday 2 January 2015
Depart New York City
Your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to JFK Airport.