New York City Deluxe Theater Tour

July 16, 2024 thru July 22, 2024

Embark on a captivating 7-day New York City adventure, featuring two stunning Broadway performances! Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of the city, from the iconic sights of Times Square to the historic Ellis Island. Enjoy expert-led tours, leisurely explorations, and a blend of cultural treasures. Savor delicious meals and relax in luxury accommodations, all while experiencing the best of the Big Apple. This tour is a perfect blend of guided discovery and personal adventure in the city that never sleeps.

“We were very pleased with the overall trip. Nice and organized! Can’t wait to get friends and family to come!” – Alex G.

“NYC was on my bucket list for visiting. It fulfilled all my expectations and more. Being a veteran, it was great to visit the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 Museum. Although, it is unfortunate we have a 9/11 Museum. The tour director was an outstanding guide ensuring all tickets, coaches, etc. were in order. Plus, he had an outstanding personality for a tour guide and good sense of humor. I would recommend this tour to many!” – Dan L.


Transportation

Roundtrip air transportation

Transportation

Motorcoach

Duration

7 days, 6 nights

Activity Level 4

Active

Meals

8 meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner)

Availability

Available

Gratuities

All tips for included items


Tour Highlights

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square for 6 Nights
  • Two Broadway Shows – “Water for Elephants” and “The Great Gatsby”
  • Driving Tour with Expert Guide
  • Financial District & Wall Street Walking Tour
  • 9/11 Museum & Memorial
  • One World Observatory
  • Carmine’s Italian Restaurant Times Square
  • Statue City Cruise for Up-Close View of the Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration & Ellis Island Self-Guided Tour
  • Driving Tour with an Expert Guide of Iconic Uptown Landmarks
  • Tour of St. Johns Divine
  • Driving Tour Fifth Avenue
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
  • Grand Central Station

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip air transportation ABQ (Not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • 6 nights’ lodging at Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square
  • Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
  • 8 meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 1 dinners)
  • Admission to all listed attractions
  • Two Broadway Shows
  • Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
  • All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)


Day 1 — Arrive in the Heart of New York City

Depart Albuquerque on your flight to LaGuardia Airport. Upon arrival, we’ll be greeted by the comfort and convenience of our private motorcoach, ready to whisk us through the iconic cityscapes. We’ll arrive and check-in at the luxurious Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The night is yours to explore and dine at your leisure. Whether you crave a taste of New York’s famous cuisine, a casual stroll through the nearby streets, or simply relaxing in the hotel’s elegant amenities, the choice is yours.

Day 2 — A Day of Discovery in NYC

Begin your morning with an energizing breakfast, set in the vibrant heart of the city. After breakfast, join our expert guide for a scenic driving tour of New York City. Witness the iconic sights of Times Square, Theatre District, New York Public Library, and the Empire State Building, then delve into the charm of West Village and the buzz of SoHo, Chinatown, and City Hall.

Next, embark on a walking tour through the Financial District, where the storied streets of Wall Street unfold the tales of global finance. After exploring, enjoy some personal time for an independent lunch at the architectural marvel of the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.

In the afternoon, visit the 9/11 Memorial, a solemn tribute to resilience and remembrance. Following this reflective experience, ascend to the One World Observatory. Here, panoramic views of the cityscape offer an awe-inspiring end to the day’s journey.

Return to the hotel in the evening, leaving you free to explore the culinary wonders of New York City on your own.

Meals included: (B)

Day 3 — Exploring at Leisure & an Evening of Classic Entertainment

Enjoy an included breakfast. The morning and afternoon are yours to embrace the endless possibilities of New York City. Whether it’s visiting renowned landmarks, enjoying a leisurely stroll in one of the many parks, or browsing through unique shops, the city is your playground.

As evening draws near, indulge in an authentic Italian feast at Carmine’s Italian Restaurant in Times Square. Known for its hearty portions and inviting ambiance, it’s the perfect setting for an evening meal.

Conclude your evening with a dazzling Broadway experience at the iconic Broadway Theatre, where the timeless elegance and thrilling allure of “The Great Gatsby” come to life on stage. This mesmerizing production transports you to the Roaring Twenties, an era of opulent parties, jazz music, and forbidden desires. With its stunning set designs, extravagant costumes, and captivating performances, “The Great Gatsby” immerses you in the tumultuous love story of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, set against the backdrop of high society’s glittering facade. As the night unfolds, allow yourself to be swept away by the sheer spectacle and emotional depth of this classic tale, reimagined in a way that only Broadway can deliver. It’s an unforgettable theatrical journey that epitomizes the magic and romance of New York City’s renowned entertainment scene.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 4 — Journey through America's Gateway

The day begins with breakfast, fueling you for an exciting exploration ahead. Departing from the hotel, we set off for Battery Park, a green oasis at the southern tip of Manhattan and a gateway to a remarkable journey.

Arriving at Battery Park, we embark on the Statue City Cruise, offering a close-up view of the iconic Statue of Liberty. As Lady Liberty looms majestically, embrace this symbol of freedom and hope, a truly stirring sight. Continuing our journey, we board the ferry to Ellis Island, a historic site that once served as the nation’s busiest immigrant inspection station. Here, delve into the stories of millions who came seeking the American dream.

Lunch at the Ellis Island Cafe offers a moment of relaxation and reflection, amidst the backdrop of this significant landmark. Post-lunch, engage in an enlightening experience with a film accompanied by Ranger commentary, providing deeper insights into the island’s history. Afterwards, take your time to explore the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and embark on a self-guided tour of Ellis Island.

As the afternoon winds down, we return to the hotel in the early evening. The night is yours to enjoy independently.

Meals included: (B)

Day 5 — Uptown Revelations & Cultural Icons

The day starts with an inviting breakfast, setting the stage for a day of discovery. We begin an uptown driving tour with Marta Sanders-Cooper, unveiling the diverse tapestry of New York City. Marvel at the elegance of Lincoln Center, the architectural splendor of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the academic prowess of Columbia University, and the legendary Apollo Theatre. This journey through Harlem and beyond offers a glimpse into the city’s rich cultural heritage.

Our exploration includes a tour of St. John’s Divine, one of the largest cathedrals in the world, known for its breathtaking architecture and storied history. Next, we enjoy a taste of local flavors with lunch at Melba’s, famous for its American Comfort Food that captures the essence of Harlem’s culinary tradition.

In the afternoon, we venture to the famous Fifth Avenue for a driving tour, followed by an exploration of Rockefeller Center. This iconic complex is a hub of activity, art, and entertainment. The day’s cultural journey culminates with a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, well-known as The Met. Here, immerse yourself in one of the world’s most extensive and varied collections, spanning thousands of years of global art and history.

Concluding the day’s activities, we return to the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The evening is yours to explore more of New York City’s dining scene at your leisure.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 6 — Free Exploration & a Broadway Spectacle

Your day begins with a delightful breakfast, energizing you for a morning of independent exploration. Seize this opportunity to uncover more of New York City’s hidden gems, revisit favorite spots, or simply relax and soak in the city’s vibrant atmosphere.

In the afternoon, head to another Broadway show at Imperial Theatre! “Water for Elephants” is a Broadway musical based on Sara Gruen’s novel, portraying a young man’s transformative journey with a traveling circus.

After the show concludes, the evening is yours to enjoy. Whether you wish to dine out at one of the city’s many exquisite restaurants or take a relaxed stroll through the lively streets, the choice is yours to end your day in a style that suits you best.

Meals included: (B)

Day 7 — Iconic Farewells & Departure

The last day of your New York adventure begins with an included breakfast, offering a moment to savor the final morning in the city. After breakfast, complete the check-out process at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, bringing to a close your stay in this splendid accommodation.

The morning continues with a visit to Grand Central Terminal, an architectural marvel and a bustling hub of New York City life. Take a moment to admire its grandeur and the intricate details that make it a world-famous landmark. The journey concludes with your arrival at LaGuardia Airport, where you’ll depart for home, carrying with you memories of the city that never sleeps.

Meals included: (B)

Itinerary subject to change.


Package Pricing

$3,785 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $200

$4,375 per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $200

Final Payment Due:

April 9, 2024

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

• Roundtrip air transportation ABQ (Not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• 6 nights’ lodging at Crowne Plaza Hotel Time Square
• Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
• 8 meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 1 dinners)
• Admission to all listed attractions
• Two Broadway Shows
• Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
• All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)


Booking Policy

Final Payment Due: April 9, 2024

CANCELLATION FEES:

  • None through April 9, 2024
  • $200 – April 10 – May 14, 2024
  • $2,200 – May 15 – June 11, 2024
  • 100% after June 11, 2024

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

TRAVEL PROTECTION STARTS AT $288


ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING

Level 4: Active

Expectations: The tour includes well-paced walking tours with regular breaks. Up to 2-4 hours of walking each day. To fully take advantage of all this tour has to offer, guests need to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators). Your itinerary can include significant changes in temperature and altitude and may require a higher number of longer travel days with morning and/or evening activities. Most trips will feature long touring days, many full-day excursions and a full and active itinerary with a faster pace and longer distances. Excursions require standing and walking to city centers where coaches are prohibited.

Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit, expect a vigorous pace and enjoy participating in two to three hours of physical activity per day.

ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Albuquerque International Airport. If you have an American Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Albuquerque, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A passport is required for travel outside of the United States. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On our scheduled airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

All hotel baggage handling fees are included. We also include basic gratuities for the Tour Director, Coach Driver, and local Tour Guides. If someone has truly gone above and beyond additional tipping is permitted, but never required.

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

New York City in July typically experiences warm to hot summer weather. Here are some key characteristics of the weather during this month:

Temperature: Average high temperatures are usually in the mid to upper 80s Fahrenheit (around 29-31°C), while average lows are in the 70s Fahrenheit (around 21-23°C).

Humidity: July can be quite humid, which can make the actual temperature feel hotter than it is.

Precipitation: There's a moderate chance of rain, with July being one of the wetter months. Rain usually comes in the form of thunderstorms or brief downpours rather than extended periods of rain.

Sunshine: Despite the chance of rain, July is generally a sunny month, offering many clear, bright days.

It's always a good idea to check a reliable weather forecast closer to your travel dates for more accurate and up-to-date information. Remember to prepare for the heat and humidity when planning outdoor activities, and stay hydrated.

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