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Country Travel Discoveries 2021-2022

Country Travel Discoveries 2022

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Day 1—WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY With included transfers provided from either Newark's Liberty International Airport or New York City's La Guardia Airport, 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 Discoveries Director. 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. Perhaps enjoy a warm beverage as you gaze at skaters taking a spin on the popular ice rink. 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! Next, we visit the Bryant Park Christmas Market. This European inspired open- air market features artisans from around the world. Located along Bryant Park's terraces, the Holiday Shops are housed in custom-designed, "jewel box" kiosks. Later, we explore Macy's window decorations and take a guided walk through this iconic department store, followed by some "on your own" shopping time. B Day 3—SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM/MANHATTAN CRUISE/STATUE OF LIBERTY The morning begins at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, showcasing the aircraft carrier USS Interpid, the cruise missile submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST, a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane, and the Space Shuttle Enterprise. On the lower deck resides a reproduction of a World War I biplane. 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 reserved Premium Seating and lunch included. Pass under 20 bridges and gaze at over 130 landmarks such as One World Trade Center, the growing Brooklyn waterfront, the legendary Yankee Stadium, beautiful Gracie Mansion, the stately George Feel the energy of America's most populous city during the Holidays See the Rockettes perform their Christmas Spectacular revue New York City at Christmastime Celebrate the Festive Holiday Season in the Big Apple 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. And now, for the first time ever, we visit the Big Apple at the height of the festive Christmas season. 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. Images by TWO 2021 DEPARTURES 5 DAYS · 7 MEALS 5 DAYS · 7 MEALS Carl Scheffel/MSG Photos NEW TOUR NEW TOUR DISCOVERY EVENT DISCOVERY EVENT 86 AUTHENTIC TRAVEL EXPERIENCES |

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