From the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree flanked by its stunning ice rink, to some of the best Christmas markets in the country, to the Radio City Rockettes…nothing quite rings in the Holidays like a visit to New York City during December. Unpack and stay for four nights at the iconic Hotel Beacon, located in Manhattan’s trendy Central Park West, as you share the joyous sights and sounds of New York City at Christmastime with your fellow travelers.
- Enjoy one of the city’s top seasonal attractions—a walk through tinselfilled Rockefeller Plaza
- Get an up-close view of the beautiful decorations and sparkling lights at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
- Visit the Bryant Park Christmas Market
- Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Circumnavigate the island of Manhattan on a river cruise
- Visit to the World Trade Center Memorial
- Enjoy an evening at a New York City Broadway Musical
DAY 1: WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY!
Fly to New York where our time together begins at the Hotel Beacon, a haven of comfort amid the bustling excitement of New York City during the Christmas season. Feel just like a local on an optional short walk with your Sunrise Tour Manager. We’ll explore our surrounding residential neighborhood conveniently located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Afterwards, enjoy the included evening welcome dinner. D
DAY 2: ROCKEFELLER PLAZA/ROCKETTES/MACY’S/CHRISTMAS MARKET
Start the morning with a satisfying breakfast before we are whisked away to enjoy one of the city’s top seasonal attractions—a walk through tinsel-filled Rockefeller Plaza. Get an up-close view of the beautiful decorations and sparkling lights that adorn what has become a world-wide symbol of the holidays, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. From there, we head down the block to see the magical Christmas Spectacular by the Radio City Rockettes. Experience wonder like never before with NYC’s favorite holiday tradition featuring sensational dance numbers, dazzling special effects, and even Santa Claus himself! After, we’ll walk over to Ellen’s Stardust Restaurant, home of the world famous singing waitresses, for one of New York’s favorite lunches. Next, we visit the Bryant Park Christmas Market. This European inspired open-air market features artisans from around the world. Tonight, you're free to explore the neighborhood's restaurants or perhaps take in a show next door at the Beacon Theatre (2023 schedule pending). B, L
DAY 3: RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL/MANHATTAN CRUISE/STATUE OF LIBERTY
No visit to New York at Christmas time would be complete without a visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. First built in 1879, the Manhattan landmark is renowned for its soaring spires, colossal organ, and exemplary rose window. Then, enjoy guided tour of the legendary Radio City Music Hall. Get an inside look of this famed theater and meet a Rockette! In the afternoon, check off many of the city’s iconic sights as we completely circumnavigate the island of Manhattan on a river cruise with an included lunch. Pass under 20 bridges and gaze at over 130 landmarks such as One World Trade Center, the growing Brooklyn waterfront, legendary Yankee Stadium, beautiful Gracie Mansion, the stately George Washington Bridge, and of course, an up close look at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Tonight, enjoy free time on your own to perhaps take in a concert at Lincoln Center (taxi or Uber required), or stroll through the Upper West Side enjoying Christmas light displays. B, L
DAY 4: WORLD TRADE CENTER MEMORIAL/ BROADWAY!
Today our moving visit to the World Trade Center site starts at St. Paul’s Chapel and continues to the powerfully moving waterfall set in the footprint of both towers. Later, visit the recently opened World Trade Center Memorial Museum. This Memorial Museum tells the story of 9/11 through media, personal narratives, and a riveting collection of monumental and authentic artifacts from the fateful day. When the sun goes down, we savor an included dinner before capping off the evening at Broadway to see the Neil Diamond Musical, “A Beautiful Noise”. This unique show will highlight the uplifting story of Neil Diamond and some of his legendary songs, including “Sweet Caroline”, “America”, “Cracklin’ Rosie”, and more! With the performances of Tony Award® winners and Academy Award® nominees, we guarantee this stop to Broadway will have you understanding that the good times never seemed so good! B, D
DAY 5: FAREWELL
Seeing New York City decked out in the greens and reds of Christmas time will no doubt give a whole new meaning to your holiday season…one you will soon never forget. B
Nights 1-4: Hotel Beacon, New York
- Departure: December 6, 2023 SOLD OUT
- Return: December 10, 2023 SOLD OUT
- Departure: December 13, 2023 SOLD OUT
- Return: December 17, 2023 SOLD OUT
- Double: $2999
- Single: $3959
*Travel prices per person
*Includes roundtrip flight from STL. IND, MCI, call for other gateway cities
Each reservation requires a $250 per person deposit planning fee (exceptions may apply) to be credited toward your final payment. Some or all of your deposit may be non-refundable per our cancellation schedule noted in these Terms & Conditions below. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.
Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.
On the first and last nights of this tour, you are welcome to pack your carry-on bag with essentials that would enable us to leave your “checked bag” on the coach. This will facilitate faster check-in and luggage delivery. This is not a requirement, merely a suggestion; we will deliver your “checked bag” to your room on the first and last night if you desire, just like every other night of the tour.
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