New York City Explore Tour

Including Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx

1/11

$1953 DOUBLE

5 DAYS

10 PEOPLE

Oct. 6 -10,2020

 5 Breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 3 Dinners
 
 
 OVERVIEW  
Join us while we explore the Big Apple. New York City is one of the most iconic cities in the world. It's rich in history and beauty. The tour includes many of the cities highlights and landmarks, like The Rockefeller Plaza,Times Square, Central Park,visit 911 memorial and pay tribute to the 911 victims and heroes, take a local  tour throughout Manhattan, see the spectacular views from a cruise boat. We'll also visit the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx. with a native New Yorker.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Travel with a group of women that share the same travel interest
  • Stay steps from Times Square and Broadway
  • Tour New York City with a Native New Yorker on a day tour
  • Visit Central Park, 911 memorial and The Rockefeller Plaza
  • See iconic areas and landmarks like Greenwich Village, St. Patrick Cathedral, Empire State Building and more
  • Take a river cruise and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and The Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines
  • Explore Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Times Square

 

 

 
 WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 4 night stay in the city center- Times square

  • Carefully planned Itinerary

  • Tour Director to  Assist You

  • Activities as listed

  • Meals as listed

  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers

  • Transportation to activities listed

  • NYC Day Tour with local guide

  • Sightseeing Cruise on River

  • Boroughs tour , Brooklyn, Queens, Harlem and The Bronx

  • Rockefeller Plaza Tour

  • Tips for local guides and waiters/waitresses

  • 5 Hotel Provided Breakfasts

  • 2 Lunch

  • 3 Dinners

 

 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare and luggage fees

  • Passport, Visa and I.D. Fees (if required)

  • Travel Insurance

  • Meals not listed in itinerary

  • Personal Expenses

  • Any hotel acquired fees including room service, mini bar, laundry service, alcoholic beverages, early check in fees

  • Activities not listed in itinerary 

  • Tour Director Tips

  • Any Cancellation or delay fees acquired 

 
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Hyatt Centric - Times Square

Hotel features:

  • Smoke-Free Rooms

  • WiFi

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Fitness Center

  • Great Location in the City Center near Broadway

  • 3 minute walk to subway 

Hotel Information:

135 W. 45th St. New York, NY 10036 (646) 364-1234

Hyatt,com

Check-In- 4:00 pm Check-out- 11:00 am

Check in and out times will apply

*Hotels are subject to change, If the hotel must be changed we will choose a hotel of equal value in the same area, you will be notified of any changes that have been made.

 
 
ITINERARY AND DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE
Pre-Night Tuesday Oct. 05,2020
Hotel stay at Hyatt Centric on Times Square.Rest up or explore the city before meeting with the group tomorrow.

DAY 1, Wednesday Oct. 06,2020

Today, we arrive at The BIG Apple! Settle into your room and later the group will have a meet and greet at 5:00pm, then head out for a dinner together.
Meals Included: Breakfast,Dinner


DAY 2, Thursday Oct. 07, 2020

After breakfast, we will set out early to explore NYC! Today, we are seeing some of Manhattan's highlights with a local tour guide.Our first stop will be Central park where we will take a short walk and visit strawberry fields (dedicated to John Lennon) and we learn a little about the famous park that spreads out 2.5 miles. As we head to our next stop we will pass The Central Park Zoo and Carnegie Hall.

Our next stop is The Rockefeller Plaza. Here our guide will show us sites like the NBC Studio and Rockefeller Plaza we will learn facts about the iconic plaza and see the St. Patrick cathedral.


Next is Madison Square Park. The park is where Madison Square Gardens was original built and has spectacular views of The Empire State Building and The Flatiron Building. Enroute, we pass some of New York's iconic landmarks and areas like Greenwich Village, Soho, The UN, Chinatown and Wall Street.

Our next stop takes us to The World Trade Center and 911 Memorial. Here, we can take a moment to honor and remember all those affected by this terrible tragedy.We will visit the waterfalls of "Reflecting Absence and the "Tree of Survivors". After visiting 911 we will stop at 55 Fulton's Market for lunch, Fulton's has a wide variety of cold and hot items to choose from. It's a delicious local favorite for lunch time.


Our final stop is Pier 17 ,where we will board a sightseeing cruise on the river. The cruise will circle The Statue of Liberty (great photo opportunity),see Ellis Island,The Brooklyn Bridge, and the breathtaking views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skyline. After the tour dinner is your choice, there are a huge variety of places right near the hotel to choose from.The tour director will have a list of suggestions of local spots near the hotel.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3, Friday Oct. 08, 2020
Time to get an early start and spend the day visiting the Borough's of Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx .Our guide will take us off the tourist track as we explore the real New York. During the tour we will visit will see sites like The Yankee Stadium, explore the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, pass through Harlem, Arthur Avenue and Little Italy,The Dumbo area, Brooklyn Bridge and more. Get a opportunity to get a taste of authentic American-Italian cuisine. After, the tour the rest of the evening is free to choose. Dinner tonight is your choice.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch


Day 4, Saturday Oct. 09, 2020

This morning is yours to decide.There are an endless array of things to do on your free time, from seeing a TV Show taping to viewing the city by helicopter, visiting the Empire State Building, strolling through Central Park or just relaxing at the hotel, it's all up to you. Your tour director will have many suggestions if you are undecided on what to do during your free time. Later this evening we will meet at the hotel around 6:00 pm and head out for our final  dinner together.
Meals Included:Breakfast,Dinner


Day 5, Sunday Oct. 10, 2020

Time to say a bitter farewell and leave the Big Apple behind.Your tour director will help you with your transfers to the airport.
Meals Included:Breakfast 

 

IMPORTANT TOUR  INFORMATION

Tour Start and End Date:

The tour starts October 6, 2020 and ends October 10, 2020

ROOM OPTIONS

Prices are based on double occupancy and additional charges apply for pre-night and single supplement rooms. Double occupancy total cost for tour is $1953. Note: single supplement rooms are limited.

 

Pre-night Options

  • Arrive the day before the tour. Some choose this option in case of delays or flight cancellations.

  • Standard Double add $212 Standard Single add $424

Double Occupancy

  • Save money by sharing a room with an assigned roommate.Per Night/Per person $254

Single Supplement

  • Need your own room? Single supplement is available with additional hotel fees. Add $1013

 

AFTER YOU BOOK

After you have completed booking,you will be emailed a confirmation email . You will receive a separate email with tour specific details and deadline dates, 30 days prior to tour you will receive your final tour details, including your roommate assignment, tour director information, meetup information and further tour details.

TOUR DIRECTORS

Michele Rogers

ACTIVITY LEVEL AND HEALTH

Active: This tour will require walking, possible stair climbing, standing for long periods, climbing on and off buses/trains/subways, walking in crowded areas, uneven pavement and steps. You will need to be able to walk at least 2-4 miles a day to participate in the tour. It is the responsibility of the guest to determine if the activity level is right for them.

DOCUMENTS

To start your booking you will need to submit the booking form. The booking form must be completed by all guests.

 

The following information is due No Later than 30 days prior to the tour start date (Due September 06, 2020). 

  • Travel Insurance information if you are purchasing travel protection

  • Passport information (if required)

  • Airline information (airline carrier, schedule, flight and gate numbers)

WEATHER-TIME ZONE

Weather: The average weather for October in New York City, NY is upper 60's during the day and in the 50's at night.

Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time

ARRIVAL-DEPARTURE-AIRPORTS

NOTE: As of October 1, 2020 anyone age 18 or above will need a "REAL ID"  drivers licence or I.D. to fly on any U.S. airlines. Visit tsa.gov/real-id. to learn more.

When to book your airfare:

Tours are guaranteed after a minimum of 2-4 guests have booked. It is very rare that a tour is not guaranteed. We ask that our guests wait until they have received the confirmation email that the tour is guaranteed before booking flights. The email will be received no later than 120 days prior to tour start date. Tours book fast, so please don't wait until it says guaranteed. All guaranteed tours will be noted at the top of the booking page (under the SIGN ME UP button) once they are booked with the minimum guests.

Airport Transfers:

Shared transportation to the hotel is arranged on arrival and departure for all guests.

Arrival Times:

  • Please arrange flights so that your hotel arrival time will be no later than 4:00 p.m in order to be at the group meeting.Hotel check-in policies will apply.

  • If you are arriving the day before the tour start and choosing the pre-night option, arrival times are optional.

Airports:

  • JFK   - John F. Kennedy

  • EWR - Newark Airport

  • LAG  - LaGuardia Airport

Arrival Airport- New York,Ny

Departure Airport-New York ,Ny

PAYMENTS, DEADLINES AND CANCELLATIONS

Deadline for final payments for this tour is July 6, 2020 (90 Days prior to tour start date).

All payments must be paid in full by this date or the tour will be considered cancelled by the guest and cancellation policies will apply. Payments can be made by phone or by mail.

Payment Options and Deposits

  • A deposit is required for all active tours.

  • You can secure your tour with a deposit up until 90 days prior to tour date - after the deadline date the full tour price is required.

  • We accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover credit/cards, money orders,cashiers check and personal checks.

How to pay

While filling out your booking form you will choose one of the following options:

  1. By Phone - Once you have submitted the booking form a representative will contact you by phone and go over the itinerary and securely process your payment by credit or debit card.

  2. By Mail - After submitting the booking form,you will receive a invoice in email. We accept personal checks, cashiers check and money orders. You have 14 days to get your payment in when choosing this option.Your booking is not complete until payment is received and cleared by the bank.

Send all checks and money orders to:

Breezy Backpack Travel 

P.O. Box 822

Millington, Tn 38083

Make all checks and money orders payable to:

Breezy Backpack Travel 

Cancellation Deadlines and Policies:

  • Guests have 90 Days prior to the tour start date to cancel with a full refund.

  • After Cancellations must be in writing. 

LAND TOURS

  • 91 and up - Full 100% refund including deposit.

  • 90 Days or Less prior to tour start date - Deposit is retained and 30% of the total paid to the tour.

OCEAN/RIVER TOURS

  • 121 and up - Full 100% refund including deposit.

  • 120 Days or Less prior to tour start date - Deposit is retained and 30% of the total paid to the tour.

Tours are booked until full, If you are booking 90 days or less, prior to the tour start date full payment is required and non-refundable.

TRANSPORTATION

During the tour we will be traveling by mini coach, train, bus and subway.

PASSPORTS/VISAS

A passport is needed whenever traveling into and outside of The United States. Passports are not needed for domestic U.S. flights, if you are traveling from outside the U.S. you will need a passport for this tour.

Visit Travel.State.Gov for passport and Visa information.

MONEY

The amount of spending money you have is completely up to you. We recommend that you set aside a daily allowance for each day of the tour that includes meals not listed, personal expenses, drinks, snacks, shopping ect. The meals included are noted each day in the itinerary above. Room service is not included in the price of the tour.

 

We recommend that you notify your bank and credit card company to let them know you will be out of town to prevent a possible freeze on your account. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Life happens and sometimes plans are altered. Travel insurance can protect you from delays, cancellations, theft of property, medical emergencies and damages.Travel insurance is optional but highly recommended. In order to protect your travel investment we recommend purchasing travel protection.Travel Guard is a respected company that offers great deals on insurance and can help you decide which policies are right for you and your trip, Here is a link to check them out Travel Guard. Travel Guard is only a suggestion and you may choose the travel company of your choice.

ROOM ASSIGNMENTS

30 days prior to the tour you will receive your roommate assignment, tour director phone number/email, itinerary and final tour details through email.

GROUP SIZE AN AGE

Maximum 10 Guests 

Women only, ages 21 and Up (must be 21 at date of departure)

 USEFUL LINKS

 

BREEZY BACKPACK TRAVEL

P.O. Box 822

Millington, TN. 38083

thebreezybackpack@gmail.com

(866) 925-1030

Office Open Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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