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Christmas Magic & New York New Year

USA New York winter Christmas holiday
Savings: from $4,499 pp per twin share
Offer Expires: 23 December 2014


Take a bite of the Big Apple on this special 11 Day Christmas Magic & New York New Year guided holiday. You’ll experience a white Christmas like never before. Marvel at Rockefeller Center’s famous Christmas tree and the wondrous winter displays of Fifth Avenue. Next, it’s on to Connecticut’s picturesque Farmington River Valley and historic Boston, before returning to NYC as 2014 ends with a bang in Times Square.

It’s Insider Moments like… Marvelling at the Big Apple’s architecture which comes alive through projected lighting installations in the Festival of Lights. Enjoying a tour of the Newport Mansions decked out in Yuletide finery and taking a horse-drawn carriage ride through the gardens of Mystic Seaport, a recreated 19th century village. Mixing with New Yorkers at one of the world’s most famous New Year’s Eve events and watching the ball drop in Times Square.

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights departing 23 December 2014

Price: from $4,499 per person twin share (land only, airfares not included)

To find out more or book, contact your local travel agent or contact us.

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

Christmas Celebrations

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

New York 

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. 

Terms and Conditions

Booking Deposit & Final Payment: A non refundable deposit of $200 is due within 7 days of booking. Full balance is due no later than 60 days prior to departure. For bookings made within 60 days of departure full payment is due within 48 hours. Fares: All fares are quoted in Australian Dollars. Fares include transport, entrance fees as per itinerary, plus services of a driver/guide and travel director and meals as specified. (This holiday EXCLUDES airfares) Accommodation: Hotel accommodation includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges, baggage handling fees and local taxes. Single rooms are available on request basis and a single supplement applies. Cancellation penalties apply: • For cancellations over 45 days prior to departure date = Loss of deposit 

• For cancellations over 45 - 22 days prior to departure date = 25% of total price
• For cancellations over 21 - 8 days prior to departure date = 30% of total price
• For cancellations 7 - 1 days prior to departure date = 50% of total price
• For cancellations day of departure / no show = 100% of total price

Further cancellation fees may apply. Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that passengers purchase travel insurance. Passports & Visas: It is the responsibility of each individual passenger to have a valid passport and necessary visas, as well as to comply with entry, health or other requirements for the counties visited. For full terms and conditions please contact Trafalgar.

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