Past & Present NYC - 3 Days

From the awe inspiring and at times devastating history of New York City to sleek present day

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • Shopping and Free Time in Herald Square
  • Free time for shopping at Rockefeller Center
  • Free time in Times Square
  • Admission to the 86th floor observatory at the Empire State Building
  • Visit to the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center
  • Admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center
  • Admission to One World Observatory
  • Admission to the Stage Door Tour at Radio City Music Hall
  • Broadway show ticket (rear mezzanine seating)
  • Central Park Walking Tour
  • Guided visit at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

  • Daily Itinerary

    Day 1

    When you arrive in New York, you'll meet your tour manager and have free time to explore Times Square and then walk to the Empire State Building.

    You'll head up to the 86th floor observatory of the Empire State Building where you will enjoy a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline.

    Afterwards, you'll enjoy a tour at Radio City Music Hall where you will go behind-the-scenes and get an insider's view of New York's iconic entertainment venue where the biggest names in show business perform. During the tour you'll meet a real Rockette!  You'll head to dinner after your tour and then return to your hotel for the evening.

    Day 2

    After breakfast, you'll depart from the hotel lobby and take the subway to the 9/11 Memorial located at the site of the World Trade Center. The names of the victims are engraved around the perimeter of the fountains.

    You will visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The museum's 110,000 square feet of exhibition space is located within the archaeological heart of the World Trade Center site-telling the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts. The lives of every victim of the 2001 and 1993 attacks will be commemorated as visitors have the opportunity to learn about the men, women and children who died. 

    After the museum, you'll start by ascending to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than sixty seconds, then look toward the horizon and feel the city’s invincible spirit when you visit the One World Observatory.

    You'll visit the Lower East Side Tenement Museum where you'll hear the story of immigrant families as you view restored apartments of past residents from different time periods. The museum occupies a former tenement building on Manhattan's lower east side.

    After dinner, you'll see a Broadway show.

    Day 3

    After breakfast, you'll take the subway uptown to visit Central Park. You'll walk past Cleopatra's Needle, the boathouse, the Bethesda Fountain and Strawberry Fields on your way to the west side of the park.

    You'll have time to shop in Herald Square. Stop by H&M, Sephora, Uniqlo and Macy's flagship store and treat yourself to something nice.

    You'll have free time to shop and explore at Rockefeller Center, a national historic landmark in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.  After an afternoon of shopping, you'll begin your return trip home.


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