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7-Day New Year Countdown Innovative Tour from New York

  • Tour code: 155-5884
  • Available: Dec 26,2017
  • Depart from: New York, NY; Flushing, NY; Brooklyn, NY
  • Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
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Highlights:

Visit New York,Washington,Philadelphia,Newark;Virginia Beach,Busch Garden Christmas Town Inclusions: 6 nights hotel accomodations, Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

Special Remarks:

  • Celebrate the New Year at Times Square Countdown with 3 choices: The traditional way to experience the Countdown zone, the luxury way to have unlimited access to Countdown zone with Applebee, the unique way to spend the night and count down on Cruise!
  • 100% guaranteed 2017 Brand New deluxe Motor coach, Hilton Hotels and Wyndham oceanfront hotel at Virginia Beach.
  • Visit Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Koziars Christmas Village, White House Christmas Tree, Busch Garden Christmas Town and Virginia Beach.
  • If you book the Broadway show tickets with us, you will get FREE drop-off service ($100 value)!
  • Go for the 5th Ave and the Central Park on the day of countdown! We will have a chance to enjoy Lady M, Luke's Lobster,Virginia Beach Local Seafood Dinner.*1 Free Gulliver's Gate
  • Free hand warmer for all guests on the day of New Year countdown.
  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded.

Pricing Details

Single: $951
Double (/Person): $631
Third Person Adult: Free
Child : Free
Fourth Person Adult: $391
Child : $391

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 New York (Tuesday 12/26)
  • Day 2 New York - Pennsylvania (Wednesday 12/27)(42 miles)
  • Day 3 Washington DC (Thursday 12/28)
  • Day 4 Washington D.C. -Virginia (Friday 12/29)(49 miles)
  • Day 5 Delaware - Philadelphia (Saturday 12/30)(45 miles)
  • Day 6 New York Times Square Countdown
  • Day 7 New York
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Day 1 New York (Tuesday 12/26)

Today, we will explore New York City by visiting the Financial District, where we will see Wall Street, Trinity Church, Federal Hall, the New York Stock Exchange and the Charging Bull statue. Then, we will go to the observation tower on the top of the Empire State Building to take in an amazing panoramic view of the city. We will also take an amazing Statue of Liberty cruise along the Hudson River. Then, we will visit lively Times Square before visiting Gulliver's Gate. We will also seize our opportunity to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and visit the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. In the evening, we have the option of seeing a famous Broadway Musical!

The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Cultural Capital of the World... whatever you call New York City, its impact on worldwide culture and business is undeniable. Seeing this famous metropolis is something no one ever forgets!

  • Always Visit
    This famous street in New York City's Financial District has become synonymous with American financial enterprises. It is also the home of the New York Stock Exchange, and has been (or still is) the location of several other exchanges.
  • Always Visit
    Built in the mid-1800s, Trinity Church (also called St. Paul's Chapel) is the oldest public building that is in continuous use in NYC. The current church is the third on this site; the first Trinity Church was built in 1698.
    Opening Hours: Please note that St. Paul's Chapel is temporarily closed while undergoing restoration. The churchyard will remain open. Check the St. Paul's Chapel blog for information and updates
  • Always Visit
    The "big board" and headquarters of the NYSE is located at the heart of Wall Street, in a distinctive classical-style building that is both a National Historic Landmark and a member of the National Register of Historic Places.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:30am - 4:00pm, Time are subject to change.
  • Always Visit
    One of the most recognizable landmarks in the word, this famous skyscraper is the second-tallest building in New York City. It was completed in 1931 and made a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1986.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $34; Adult (Valid from 01/01/2018) $36; Child (6-12 yrs) $27; Child (6-12 yrs, Valid from 01/01/2018) $30; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $31; Senior (Over 62 yrs, Valid from 01/01/2018) $34|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    This boat ride through New York Harbor loops its way around Ellis Island, home of the Statue of Liberty. Ellis Island was the arrival point for immigrants to the East Coast of the US for decades.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $29; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $24|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Called "The Crossroads of the World," this major intersection in midtown Manhattan-- where Broadway hits Seventh Avenue-- is a world-famous icon of both New York City and the United States. It has appeared in countless forms of media.
  • Always Available
    The exhibition is made up of miniature models that represent places in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Similar to real-life, there are moving cars, trains, planes and boats but every model has its own quirks.
  • Always Visit
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art is not just the largest art museum in the United States, but also one of the three biggest in the world. Its collection contains more than 2 million works of art.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 12 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $17|Opening Hours: Fri - Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm, Time are subject to change without further notice., Sun - Thu 10:00am - 5:30pm, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May.|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    This famous military history museum on Manhattan's West Side is inside the now-defunct World War II aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid. Exhibits include real military aircraft as well as recreations of military life aboard the ship.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child (5-12 yrs) $24; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $31|Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm, Holiday hours apply. Time subject to change. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25., Sat - Sun Apr 1 - Oct 31 10:00am - 6:00pm, Last admission to the submarine Growler is one hour before the Museum closes., Sat - Sun Nov 1 - Mar 31 10:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Broadway has been the heart of the New York's live theater scene for over a century. There is always a plethora of plays in production, ranging from classics to modern experiments, so visitors can always catch a show.
Standard Hotel: Hilton East Brunswick

Day 2 New York - Pennsylvania (Wednesday 12/27)(42 miles)

In the morning, we will visit the campus of Princeton University, a prestigious Ivy League school. Then, we will head to the famous Herhsey's Chocolate World in Pennsylvania, where we will learn all about the chocolate-making process! Our last stop of the day is the Christmas Village.

  • Always Visit
    This illustrious university in central New Jersey is one of the oldest and most highly regarded institutions of higher learning in the entire United States of America. It has been associated with 35 Nobel Prize laureates.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10|Duration: Approx. 35 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Hilton Harrisburg

Day 3 Washington DC (Thursday 12/28)

In the morning, we will head to Washington, D.C. and begin our exploration by visiting the U.S. Capitol. Then, we will take a National Ferry Cruise on the Potomac River to enjoy wonderful views of the Pentagon, the Air Force Memorial, the Fort McNair Officers Club, the Titanic Memorial and more. Next, we will see the White House, the most famous residence in the country, where great leaders like Barack Obama have lived. During the holiday season, we will have the chance to see the National Christmas Tree. Then, we will visit the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam War Memorial. After that, we will see the fascinating exhibits in the International Spy Museum and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

  • Always Visit
    The famous United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress, and has been for more than 200 years. The building is famous for its elaborate dome and intricately designed, detailed columns.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    The Potomac River runs along Washington, DC, the capital city of the United States of America. Visitors to this famous locale can opt to see many of the area's most historic landmarks and memorials in a unique way.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (2-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    This building gets its name from the geometric shape that it resembles. It is the headquarters for the United States Department of Defense. Though it looks austere, it is nonetheless impressive given its immense size and design.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Always Visit
    The Air Force memorial in Arlington pays tribute to the veterans of that particular branch of the US military. Its three spires evoke the image of the contrails of fighter jets as they maneuver in the sky.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00am - 11:00pm
  • Always Visit
    The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon.
    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US.
    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    This memorial commemorates those who served for the United States in the Korean War. It is located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. The simple memorial is triangular in shape will a circle at the top.
  • Always Visit
    This memorial in Washington, DC serves as a place to remember the American soldier who were lost or killed during the tumultuous Vietnam War. Originally controversial in design, the simple memorial has become a shrine for the American people.
  • Always Visit
    Dedicated to all things espionage, the International Spy Museum houses exhibits and collections that detail the history of spying. It features many informative films and interactive activities, like Spy in the City, an GPS-based scavenger hunt.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $23.21; Child (7-11 yrs) $15.81; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16.87; Tax included|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Always Visit
    The Washington, DC arm of this worldwide phenomenon is a sight to behold. Amazingly and sometimes eerily lifelike figures line the halls of this art museum in the form of celebrities and politicians both famous and infamous.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Fri - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm
Standard Hotel: Hilton Washington-Dulles Intl Airport/ Hilton Gaithersburg

Day 4 Washington D.C. -Virginia (Friday 12/29)(49 miles)

We will spend the afternoon having endless fun at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. There will be several Christmas themed attractions and shows. In the evening, we will head to Virginia Beach to go swimming in the warm ocean waters.

  • Always Visit
    Christmas Town transforms Busch Gardens Williamsburg into a holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests' senses with seasonal sights, sounds and flavors, and continuing a beautiful family tradition.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $49; Adult (Park service fee included; Valid from 12/08/2017) $40; Child (3-12 yrs) $49; Child (Park service fee included; Valid from 12/08/2017) $40; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $49; Senior (Over 65 yrs, Park service fee included; Valid from 12/08/2017) $40

Located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, this resort city of Virginia with miles of beaches and hundreds of hotels, motels, and restaurants along its oceanfront.

Standard Hotel: Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Day 5 Delaware - Philadelphia (Saturday 12/30)(45 miles)

In the morning, we will head to Delaware, the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, where we will go shopping at the Christiana Mall, where we can enjoy tax-free prices at stores like Apple, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Cabela's, Michael Kors and more. Next, we will head to Philadelphia to visit National Independence Park, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

  • Always Visit
    This super-regional mall in Newark, Delaware, contains more than 150 shops spread across 1,200,000 square feet of space. The anchor stores are Macy's, JCPenney, Nordstrom, Target, Cabela's, Barnes & Noble, and Cinemark Theaters.

One of the most historically significant cities in the United States, Philadelphia was the original American capital. The City of Brotherly Love draws history buffs and lovers of culture from all corners of the globe!

  • Always Visit
    This National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania serves as a way of preserving important Revolutionary War sites for future generations. Called "America's most historic square mile," this 55-acre park in the "Old City" district is not to be missed.
  • Always Visit
    One of Philadelphia's most famous landmarks, Independence Hall in Independence National Historical Park is the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the USA.
    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Hilton East Brunswick

Day 6 New York Times Square Countdown

In the morning, we will visit the Central Park of New York and the 5th Ave. We will pass by Trump Tower, Apple Flagship store, and more. (There would be no space for storage shopping bags so please do not purchase any goods on that day.) Then, we will head to Times Square to see New Year's Eve Countdown. Cheer with the entire world as the ball drops!

You will have 3 options for the countdown:

1. You may walk to Times Square and watch performances before the countdown. At the same time, the countdown zone will be closed for pedestrians only; you may experience the world-famous New Year street celebrations to witness the historic moment. (Free of charge)

2.Buy an Applebee Party Pass! Be in the center of it all - and feel the electricity & excitement of a "real" Times Square New Year's Eve experience! Enjoy an All-Inclusive Evening of a Lifetime at The World's Largest Applebee's: Premium Chef's selection buffet, Premium Open Bar, Party Favors, House DJ / Live Entertainment, Dance Floor, Champagne Toast at Midnight ($375 for adults, $250 for kids)

3. New York Sightseeing Countdown Cruise. Cruise into the New Year in style aboard our New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise! Your majestic evening on the ferry features stunning views of the New York City skyline and 3 hours of first-rate entertainment. In the climate-controlled interior of the cruise boat, dance the night away as the DJ spins the greatest hits of the year! Enjoy a little bubbly or pick your poison at the open bar as you countdown the final hours of 2017. When the clock strikes midnight, make a toast and turn your head to the sky for a brilliant fireworks display that illuminates iconic landmarks and adds splashes of color to the skyline. (Must be over 21 to enter, $199 including transfer service to the pier)

Free airport drop-off service is available after countdown event.

After the end of the countdown, guests can choose to return to the hotel to rest or enjoy a free drop-off service directly to the three major airports (LGA / JFK / EWR), taking flight after 4:00 AM on 1 January 2018, only if the room is not occupied on that night (count by room), Tour fee does not change. If room is occupying, and drop-off service is needed for guests who shared the room, will be charged $20/person, please inform your tour leader in advance.
****Special Service:

  • Indoor waiting area on W48 St (between 5th Ave and 6th Ave);
  • Hotel shuttle bus: departure at 18:00/21:00/01:30.
  • All guests will be provided a pack of hand-warmer to keep warm in countdown zone.
  • The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Cultural Capital of the World... whatever you call New York City, its impact on worldwide culture and business is undeniable. Seeing this famous metropolis is something no one ever forgets!

    • Always Visit
      New York City's world-famous park sees over 35 million visitors every year, and not without reason. From playgrounds to ponds, horse carriages to bird-watching, and ice skating to rock climbing, the possibilities are endless in the 843-acre commons.
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 6:00am - 1:00am
    • Always Visit
      One of the most famous shopping areas in the world-- and one of the most expensive-- New York City's Fifth Avenue cuts across Manhattan and hold some of its most famous landmarks and event centers.
    • Always Visit
      Called "The Crossroads of the World," this major intersection in midtown Manhattan-- where Broadway hits Seventh Avenue-- is a world-famous icon of both New York City and the United States. It has appeared in countless forms of media.
    Standard Hotel: Hotel Somerset, Holiday Inn Somerset or equivalent

    Day 7 New York

    Happy New Year! Today we will conclude our tour.

    Flights before 2:00PM: Drop-off service to three major airports (LGA, JFK or EWR, EWR is highly recommended.) will be charged at $120/Ride for Maximum 4 passengers.

    Flights after 2:00PM: Free airport drop-off service to three major airports(LGA, JFK or EWR, EWR is highly recommended). Passengers of flights before 7:00PM will NOT go shopping.

    Flights after 7:00PM, tourists can choose to shopping at the Jersey Garden Outlet. The merchandises will be on sale for 20% to 70% savings with assorted designer and named brands.

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    Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.

    Cancellation penalties per person for tours last 5 or more days(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

    Itinerary Variations
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