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Christmastime in New York

December 2021

Pre-Booking Only!

No city celebrates Christmas better than New York City. With epic holiday attractions that transform skyscrapers and city sights into a magical, twinkling landscape, it’s hard to argue with its legendary status as the place to ring in the holidays. Join us as we explore some of the holiday highlights of this iconic city.

 

Signature Moments

  • Grab a hot cup of cocoa and stroll through some of the best Christmas markets in New York
  • Go on a back stage tour at Radio City Music Hall
  • Discover the charm and beauty of this Urban Oasis known as Central Park
  • Step aboard the all-glass, European-inspired Bateaux New York for an elegant and unforgettable evening Dinner Cruise
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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 4 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast daily, 2 Dinners
  • Walking tour of Central Park
  • Holiday Markets
  • Visit World Trade Center
  • 911 Tribute Museum
  • New York City Holiday Lights and Sounds
  • Rockette's Christmas Spectacular and Backstage Tour
  • Highlight Dinner Cruise
  • Gratuities
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Women's Travel Club tour host
Itinerary
Day 1 - New York City

Welcome to the New York City!
Schedule your flight to arrive into New York City no later than 2:00pm to have time to transfer to the hotel and check in. Should you arrive earlier in the day, go exploring or relax. Our tour begins at 4:00pm in the lobby of the hotel. We will meet as a group and enjoy a Welcome Reception to get acquainted and then head out for your Welcome Dinner to experience a Southern Italian family feast in New York’s Times Square, there’s nothing quite like Carmine’s.
Accommodations - Riu Plaza NY Times Square

 

Day 2 - Central Park Walking Tour & Christmas Markets

In this walking tour of Central Park, we will discover the charm and beauty of this urban oasis through its art. From the statue of the famed sled dog Balto, to the Bethesda Fountain Angel of the Waters, the first public commission received by a woman in New York City, to the statue of Alice in Wonderland, one of the first statues inviting children and adults alike to touch, climb, and interact with Alice and her friends. We will gaze at the bronze panther crouched in a tree, which has scared many a jogger, and loop back to Strawberry Fields, the memorial to John Lennon, designated as a quiet zone in the park. We will end our walking tour at the start of our Holiday Markets Tour, Columbus Circle.
NYC's Holiday Fairs and Holiday Markets are a Shopper's Paradise! From November through the end of December you'll find the best that New York City has to offer - unique gifts items including jewelry, clothing, home goods, arts, crafts, antiques, electronics and so much more. Holiday markets and fairs include the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, Union Square, Columbus Circle and the Grand Central Holiday Fair.
Free time tonight to take in a Broadway Show.
Accommodations - Riu Plaza NY Times Square

 

Day 3 - World Trade Center, Financial District & Holiday Lights and Sights

Today we will experience another iconic NYC attraction, the Subway, as we travel to Madison Square Park to see the famed Flat Iron Building; the oldest skyscraper in the City and get a great picture opportunity of the Empire State Building. Visits today will include the World Trade Center, with a trip to the top of One World Observatory viewing deck atop One World Trade Center, 9/11 Tribute Museum and memorial and a stop to learn about the Survival Tree called the Callery Pear Tree, Wall Street, photo op at the Charging Bull, the New York Stock Exchange and then a sailing trip over to Staten Island and back on the famous Staten Island Ferry: You will enjoy the New York Bay and views of the Statue of Liberty and the skyline of New York City; we will visit the world famous, Brooklyn Bridge. The tour will end back at the hotel, you will have time to grab something to eat and meet back in the lobby at 6pm.
Tonight we will enjoy a Motorcoach NYC Holiday Lights & Sights Tour - The tour takes place in a climate controlled luxury motor coach, with frequent stops to get out and view the displays up close. Along the way, we will see sights like: Central Park's Holiday Markets, The Multicolored Snowflakes of Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, The World's Largest Snowflake, Lexington Avenue's Displays, The Waldorf Astoria, Madison Avenue's Displays, The World's Largest Menorah, The Plaza Hotel, 5th Avenue Displays, Tiffany's, plus Window displays at Bloomingdales, Saks 5th Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and of course, Macy’s.
Accommodations - Riu Plaza NY Times Square

 

Day 4 - Rockette's Christmas Spectacular and Backstage Tour & Dinner Cruise

After breakfast we will head to The Radio City Music Hall for a 75-minute guided backstage tour. We will go behind the scenes and explore the history and beauty of Radio City Music Hall. Discover art deco masterpieces including the palatial 60-foot high Grand Foyer and Radio City’s secret apartment, The Roxy Suite. Get exclusive views of the majestic auditorium and learn the history of the iconic Great Stage. Plus, complete your tour by meeting a Radio City Rockette and commemorate your experience with a photo. We will see the world-famous Rockettes perform in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. With a cast and crew of hundreds, an awe-inspiring living nativity and magnificent special effects, this is an unparalleled Christmas show with universal appeal that lifts spirits and creates memories. It's a holiday tradition here in New York City that can’t be missed.
Tonight we will meet at the hotel at 5:30pm and head to Chelsea Pier. Step aboard the all-glass, European-inspired Bateaux New York for an elegant and unforgettable evening. You will enjoy a leisurely three-hour cruise along the New York Harbor featuring upscale cuisine freshly prepared and seasonally inspired by our onboard Executive Chef. While you dine, enjoy live band entertainment and unobstructed views of the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and more.
Accommodations - Riu Plaza NY Times Square

 

Day 5 - Depart

It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful destination and the amazing friends you have made along the way. Transfer to the airport as needed.

 

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Pre-Booking Only

Pre-book now to hold your spot. As soon as we have full details and pricing we will let you know. At that time you can decide if you would like to confirm this tour. If you do book you will save $100 off the tour as a thank you for showing us your interest.

 

Rates

Double Occupancy - TBA CAD per person (sharing a room)

Single Occupancy - TBA CAD per person (your own room)

 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy very limited.

Deposit of TBA per person due at time of booking.

Final Payment due - TBA

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
New York is a walking city and this tour has walking tours and at times you may walk between destinations. You should be able to walk at a comfortable pace for a moderate amount of time.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Hosted by:

Debbie Groulx
Besides being an excellent tour leader, Debbie is our office manager. She will often be the person helping you with the all the details of your tour. Debbie is equally as organized on tour as she is in the office and will make sure everything is well taken care of. She loves photography and you will often find her off taking pictures of all the amazing sights you will see.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive & Depart - New York City
Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.
Insurance Quote

Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Christmastime in New York City
Riu Plaza NY Times Square

The 29 floors of the Riu Plaza New York Times Square Hotel stand out because of their cutting edge and elegant design and their more than 600 rooms perfectly equipped with a mini refrigerator, desk, television with multimedia connections, central air conditioning and heating, among other amenities, which have been designed to offer you maximum comfort. Located in the heart of Manhattan, the new Riu Plaza New York Times Square Hotel offers its guests many services and amenities such as a gym, meeting rooms and Wi-Fi connection.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request