A Taste of the Big Apple

4-Day Independent City Stay: Trip begins and ends in New York City

There are two ways to see great cities like New York: exploring on your own, visiting must-see places and finding ones less known, or traveling with a knowledgeable guide. On this flexible and customizable getaway, you can do both! Make your trip more memorable with optional activities such as a dinner cruise, helicopter tour or a walking tour of Central Park’s most famous movie sites.

Highlights include:
• Take a comprehensive Guided New York City Full-Day Coach Tour.
• Enjoy a Broadway show—tickets are included.
• You can add more nights in NYC or in nearby Washington, D.C. or Niagara Falls.

From $649
per person*
Year-round through 2014
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Special Interest: City & Resort Stay, Family
Travel Provider:  AAA Sojourns

Package details include

Boaters on lake in New York's Central ParkBright lights, big city – Manhattan is a microcosm of the world in its streets, museums, restaurants and theaters. On this whirlwind getaway, gain a well-rounded perspective of Manhattan by land, sea and sky on a comprehensive full-day guided tour of New York City. Accompanied by a professional guide, tour downtown Manhattan in the morning before boarding a harbor cruise to enjoy stunning views of the city and the Statue of Liberty. Ready for lunch? Eat at Grotta Azzura, one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite hangouts. Then head Uptown to Central Park, Harlem, Museum Mile and Fifth Avenue before arriving at Rockefeller Center to conclude your memorable day with an ascent to the Top of the Rock!

Statue in the plaza at Rockefeller CenterYou’ll also enjoy tickets to your choice of Broadway show then make your own choices for the rest of your stay. Why not visit the colorful neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown? Survey the natural and artistic treasures of the Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And choose from a myriad of optional sightseeing activities such as a New York Dinner Cruise, Harlem Soul Food & Jazz Evening Tour or a Garment Center Shopping Tour.

Price includes:
3 nights accommodations at selected hotel**
• Tickets to a Broadway show**
• Comprehensive Guided New York City Full-Day Coach Tour: Includes a professional guide, 1-hour harbor cruise to view the Statue of Liberty, lunch at a Little Italy restaurant and admission to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck

**Note: At time of reservation, please submit three hotel, show and travel date choices. Unless otherwise specified, show tickets will always be booked in the top priced seating categories – orchestra and front mezzanine (sometimes called dress circle). Must be at least 5 years of age to attend any Broadway show.

Note: Additional nights, as well as additional or optional sightseeing, may be added. Inquire at time of booking. A sampling of optional sightseeing excursions is listed below.

Itinerary mapDay 1 - Arrive in New York
Upon arrival in New York, transfer on your own to your selected hotel. (Transfers are not included but can be added upon request.)
Accommodation: New York hotel - 3 nights

Days 2 & 3 - New York Sightseeing
Gain a well-rounded perspective of Manhattan by land, sea and sky on this full-day guided tour of New York City. Accompanied by a professional tour guide, depart Midtown in a comfortable air-conditioned coach for a morning tour that includes Times Square, Madison Square Garden, Greenwich Village and SoHo. Disembark your coach in Battery Park and board a harbor cruise to enjoy stunning views of the city and the Statue of Liberty – don’t forget your camera!

After returning to Manhattan, re-board the motor coach and travel to Grotta Azzurra, one of New York's famous and oldest Italian restaurants in the heart of Little Italy and a favorite of Frank Sinatra. After lunch at this famous eatery, drive up to Central Park and see the famous St. John the Divine Cathedral, the colorful African-American borough of Harlem, Museum Mile and the renowned Fifth Avenue shopping street before arriving back at the Rockefeller Center in Midtown. Here you will ascend "30 Rock’s" 70 stories in less than a minute to reach the observation deck. Here your memorable day concludes at the Top of the Rock with its unparalleled views of New York City.

Also attend a Broadway show, selected at the time of booking.

Day 4 - Depart New York
After breakfast, your day is at leisure before you transfer on your own to the airport.

Additiona & Alternate Sightseeing:
• Big Apple Helicopter Tour
• Central Park Movie Sites Walking Tour
• Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory
• Harlem Soul Food & Jazz Evening Tour
• New York Dinner Cruise with Buffet
• New York Garment Center Shopping Tour
• New York Lights Night Tour
• New York, New York Neighborhoods Tour
• New York CityPass, which includes tickets to museums and other must-see attractions
• Top of the Rock Observation Deck
• Washington D.C. Day Trip
• World Trade Center Walking Tour

Limitations & Restrictions

*Prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to availability at time of booking, and may change without notice. Final price based on hotel selected and hotel availability, travel dates and Broadway show selected. Special rates, weekend discounts or surcharges may apply. Single supplement may apply. Except for packages including air transportation, unless stated otherwise, airfare, taxes and government fees are not included. Offers valid for new bookings only. Member Benefits are per person and apply to first and second traveler only. Member Benefits are available only with advertised fare and are subject to change without notice. Your travel arrangements may be modified or canceled subject to the travel providers’ policies. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. We make every effort for accuracy at time of printing but reserve the right to correct errors. AAA Travel strongly recommends the purchase of trip protection insurance. Except for packages including air transportation, fares may not reflect additional fuel supplement or port charges and vary by provider.

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