Christmastime in New York City

December 2, 2024 thru December 7, 2024

Watch the Big Apple come alive as a dazzling winter wonderland! Explore holiday markets, see iconic New York City sights, and experience the yuletide cheer of the season. From tours of the best spots in the city to the warm and chilly atmosphere, despite the chill in the air, don’t miss this adventure!


Transportation

Air Transportation Included

Transportation

Luxury Motorcoach

Duration

6 days, 5 nights

Activity Level 4

Active

Meals Included

10 meals (5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinner)

Availability

Available

Pickup/Drop off

Roundtrip door-to-door service

Gratuities

All gratuities and taxes for included items


Tour Highlights

  • Driving Tour of Iconic NYC Sights (Times Square, Theatre District, Empire State Building, West Village, SoHo, China Town, & More)
  • 9/11 Memorial & One World Observatory
  • Lincoln Center Tour
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour
  • Rockefeller Center Tour
  • Columbus Circle Holiday Market
  • Union Square Holiday Market
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • “Christmas Spectacular” with the Rockettes
  • Grand Central Station
  • Gran Central Holiday Fair
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Air Transportation from TUS
  • Transportation by luxury motorcoach
  • Roundtrip door-to-door service
  • 5 nights lodging at the Crowne Plaza Times Square
  • 10 meals (5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinner)
  • Admissions to listed attractions
  • Guided tours at selected attractions
  • Your professional Pleasurebent Tours Tour Director
  • All taxes and gratuities for selected items (except housekeeping)


Day 1 — Welcome to the Big Apple

Begin your adventure with a transfer from the airport to the heart of New York City, where the bustling streets and towering skyscrapers of Times Square await. Upon arrival, check in at the Crowne Plaza in Times Square, our home for the duration of our tour. Indulge in a welcome dinner at Bond NY, an Italian eatery.

Meals included: (D)

Day 2 — The Heart of NYC

Starting from Times Square, begin a narrated drive through the city’s most storied neighborhoods. Marvel at the architectural grandeur of the New York Public Library and the historic Garment District, before catching a glimpse of the Empire State Building. Weave through the artistic alleys of the West Village and the cobblestone streets of SoHo, then be transported to the diverse cultural tapestry that is Chinatown followed by City Hall. Lunch is at the Winter Garden in Brookfield.

Following, head to the 9/11 Memorial. The 9/11 Memorial is a moving tribute, with its twin reflecting pools marking where the Twin Towers once stood. Perched atop the One World Trade Center, the One World Observatory offers a rapid ascent to striking 360-degree views of New York’s skyline. Find solace back at your hotel, with the night at your leisure to explore or unwind.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 3 — Holiday Markets

This morning, we have a guided tour with Marta Cooper. Start the tour with a visit to Lincoln Center, home to iconic institutions like the Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic. Next, explore the 140-year old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture. Continue with a leisurely walk through Rockefeller Center, known for its Art Deco buildings and as the seasonal host of the world-renowned Christmas tree and ice skating rink.

Enjoy lunch at Rockefeller Center, surrounded by the buzz of this entertainment and shopping hub. The afternoon is dedicated to the holiday markets at Columbus Circle and Union Square, where local artisans and vendors offer a unique taste of New York’s festive culture, perfect for holiday shopping and treats. Conclude your day with a return to your hotel, ready for an evening at your leisure.

Meals included: (B)

Day 4 — Christmas Spectacular

Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly known as The Met, is one of the world’s largest and most significant art museums. Its vast collections span over 5,000 years of world culture, from ancient artifacts to contemporary art. After, enjoy a leisurely lunch within its iconic walls.

Later, experience the magic of the “Christmas Spectacular” starring the Radio City Rockettes, a holiday tradition since 1933. This legendary performance combines dazzling choreography, elaborate sets, and festive music. After the show, we have time for an independent dinner and a return to the hotel.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 5 — New York City from the Water

Start the day at Grand Central Terminal, a New York City landmark known for its stunning Beaux-Arts architecture. Explore the Grand Central Holiday Fair, a bustling market set against the backdrop of the terminal’s historic charm.

Enjoy an independent lunch at the holiday fair and then journey to Bryant Park, another festive locale. In the late afternoon, take a short walk to Hurley’s Saloon for an included farewell dinner in a classic New York setting. In the evening, embark on a Circle Line Cruise, offering breathtaking views of New York’s skyline from the water.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 6 — Depart for Home

Bid farewell to the city that never sleeps. We transfer to the hotel and fly home.

Meals included: (B)

Itinerary is subject to change.


Package Pricing

$4,325 per person

Double Occupancy

Deposit: $200

$5,125 per person

Single Occupancy

Deposit: $200

Final Payment Due

August 27, 2024

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

• Roundtrip Air Transportation from TUS
• Transportation by luxury motorcoach
• Roundtrip door-to-door service
• 5 nights lodging at the Crowne Plaza Times Square
• 10 meals (5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinner)
• Admissions to listed attractions
• Guided tours at selected attractions
• Your professional Pleasurebent Tours Tour Director
• All taxes and gratuities for selected items (except housekeeping)


Booking Policy

Final Payment Due: August 27, 2024

Cancellation Fees:

  • None: Through August 27, 2024
  • $200: August 28 – September 24, 2024
  • $4,100:  September 25 – October 29, 2024
  • 100%: After October 30, 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

In today’s changing travel environment, it’s important to help protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even a sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer a Travelex Insurance Services protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.

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ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING

Level 4: Active

Expectations: The tour includes well-paced walking tours with regular breaks. Up to 2-3 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.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

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.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent 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.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have a 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 Tucson, 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. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline and border security 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 carry-on 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

In early December, New York City typically experiences cold weather with average high temperatures around 40-50°F (4-10°C) and lows in the 30-40°F (-1-4°C) range. It can be quite chilly with the possibility of early winter snow or rain. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.

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