New York City, Jersey Shore &
JBJ Soul Kitchen - Charity Tour
5 Days | 14 People
4 Breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 3 Dinner's
Women Only - Charity Tour
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New York City and Red Bank NJ, including Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen restaurant. New York City is one of the most iconic cities in the world. It's rich in history and beauty. Join us as we explore the Big Apple with many of the cities highlights and landmarks, including 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, plus take a train to Asbury NJ. and spend the day on the beautiful Asbury boardwalk,and Jersey Shore beach. Then it's on to Red Bank,NJ. to visit The JBJ Soul Kitchen where "Hope is Delicious", and eat at the restaurant that helps to feed those in need, By joining us, you will be helping us to give back to a wonderful organization. Breezy Backpack will give a donation to the restaurant while visiting. A percentage of all charity tours goes to the non-profit organization we visit.
4 night stay in the city center
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
JBJ Soul Kitchen Dinner in Red Bank, NJ
Asbury, NJ. Boardwalk and Beach Day- Beach fee included
Tips for local guides and waiters/waitresses
5 Hotel Provided Breakfasts
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Airfare and luggage fees
Passport, Visa and I.D. Fees (if required)
Meals not listed in itinerary
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
Hyatt Centric - Times Square
Great Location in the City Center near Broadway
3 minute walk to subway
135 W. 45th St. New York, NY 10036 (646) 364-1234
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 Monday October 5,2020
Hotel stay at Hyatt Centric - Times Square. Rest up or explore the city before meeting with the group tomorrow.
DAY 1, Tuesday October 6,2020
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, Wednesday October 7, 2020
After breakfast, we will set out early to explore NYC! Today, we are seeing some of the cities highlights with a local tour guide. We will start our journey by taking a short walk to meet our guide and head out to see NYC.
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.
Our third stop 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 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, Thursday October 8, 2020
Today, we will get and early start, ride the subway to Penn Station and head to Asbury Nj and the Jersey Shore on a 2 hour train ride.Take a swim or shop on the boardwalk, today, is your day to relax and enjoy the beautiful New jersey beach.The Asbury Park boardwalk is one of the more popular boardwalks on the shore line.
After our beach day we'll take the train to Red Bank, NJ. where we'll have dinner at the JBJ Soul Kitchen, the famous non-profit restaurant founded by Jon Bon jovi and his wife Dorothea.The small little place that makes a huge difference in the community by feeding those in need.The soul Kitchen is ran by local volunteers who believe no one should ever go hungry. Breezy Backpack gives a percentage of it's tour profits as a donation to the organization we are visiting on our charity tours. By joining us you are helping us to give back to a great organization. Lunch today is your choice and there will be a variety of options on the Boardwalk.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4, Friday October 9, 2020
Today is your choice. Visit Central Park for a bike tour, take a city tour, go to the top of the Observatory, or maybe do some window shopping on Fifth Ave. It's an endless assortment of things to do in the city on your free time. Later this evening we will meet at the hotel around 6:00 pm and head out for our final dinner at a local restaurant.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5, Saturday October 10, 2020
Time to say goodbye to New York and your new friends and head back home. Your tour director will assist with your airport transfers.
IMPORTANT TOUR INFO & FAQ
Tour Start and End Date:
The tour starts May 24, 2021 and ends May 28, 2021
Prices are based on double occupancy and additional charges apply for pre-night and single supplement rooms. Double occupancy total cost for this tour is $1953. Note: single supplement rooms are limited.
Arrive the day before the tour. Some choose this option in case of delays or flight cancellations.
New York City pre-night option - Standard Double add $212 Standard Single add $424
Save money by sharing a room with an assigned roommate. Price per night $212
Need your own room? Single supplement is available with additional hotel fees. Add $1013
Tammy Warren & Peggy McDaniel
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.
Weather: The average weather for New York in May is 60-70s during the day and in the 50's at night.
Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time
NOTE: As of October 1, 2021 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.
Shared transportation to the hotel is arranged on arrival and departure for all guests
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.
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 February 24, 2021 (90 Days prior to tour start date).
During the tour we will be traveling by motor coach, van.
GROUP SIZE, STYLE AND AGE
Maximum 14 Guests
Women Only Charity Tour, ages 21 and Up (must be 21 at date of departure)
How To Book A Tour
Paying By Phone: If you selct to pay by phone, a representative will contact you after the booking form is submitted to finish the payment process.
Paying by Check, Money Order and Cashier's Check- Once the booking form is submitted you will receive a invoice by email with instructions on where to send payment.Booking is not confirmed until payment is received and cleared by the bank. You will have 14 days from submitting the form to get your payment in.
After You Book
- You will be emailed a confirmation email once booking is complete with your tour information, deadline dates and invoice.
A representative will contact you to discuss your new tour and answer any questions you may have.
30 days prior to the tour you will receive your final trip details including your roommate assignment, tour director information, meetup information, itinerary and further tour details.
Payments and Deadlines
Final Payment Deadline:
Deadline for final payments - 90 Days prior to tour start date.
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
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 card or debit card.
By Mail - After submitting the booking form you will receive an invoice of the final tour price. All discounts will be added to the invoice after submitting the form. Send us your payment in by mail. We accept personal checks 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.
Up to 14 days prior to tour start date - Full 100% refund including deposit with no cancellation penalties
14 days or less prior to tour start date - Deposit is retained
You may also change to a different tour date with no fees
See full policy in Travel and Safety
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.
Room Assignments & Room Options
Passport & Visas
To start your booking you will need to submit the booking form. The booking form must be completed by all guests.
Travel Insurance information if you are purchasing travel protection
Copy of Passport (photo page)
Airline information (airline carrier, schedule, flight and gate numbers)
- Travelers are limited 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on for all tours. Some motor coaches, trains ect. have limited storage
Please note, tour directors do not assist with luggage, so please only bring what you are capable of carrying by yourself
Check with your airline for any baggage restrictions during your flight
Our Response To Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
Cancel your tour for any reason up to 14 days prior to tour departure with a 100% full refund and no cancellation penalties until December 31,2021. You will also have the option to change your tour to a different date.
14 days or less prior to tour start date- deposit is retained
Smaller groups (14 guest maximum)
We've added new destinations to our private tours. See private Tours
Single supplement offered for those who want a room to themselves.
More outdoor activities and daily wellness checks
Social distancing practiced during the tour (including activities, meals and on motor coaches)
Face masks are provided and required for all guests and staff
Hand sanitizer provided for all guests and staff
We are working with our travel partners to ensure healthy policies and procedures are in place, such as social distancing and cleaning policies
When To Book Flights
Tours are guaranteed after a minimum of 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.