Christmas in New York City

Experience the magic of New York City’s holiday charm with a stay at the heart of Times Square. Enjoy a local Manhattan restaurant, festive motorcoach tours, holiday markets, and a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park.

Immerse yourself in Broadway shows, Rockefeller Center’s lights, and the iconic Radio City Christmas Spectacular, culminating in a Greenwich Village exploration. Cherish the memories of a joyous and unforgettable New York holiday experience.

Meet Your Guide: Mark Godin

You’re in the best hands with Cruise & Tour guide Mark Godin. Mark first developed a passion for travel while studying French literature at Johns Hopkins University. Since 2001 he has led thousands of guests on a multitude of adventures, from walking tours of his hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, to multi-week tours/dream vacations throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

He loves helping his guests discover the cuisine, culture, and sights of each destination through a mix of educational and fun experiences. Mark will be with you throughout your trip with one goal in mind; to make your vacation as worry-free as humanly possible.

Per Person Double Occupancy
$3,099 $2,999

Single Supplement: $1,099
(Limited Availability)

December 6 – 10, 2024

5 Days / 4 Nights

Itinerary

1
Friday, December 6, 2024

Depart for New York City
Relax on your flight to the “Big Apple,” New York City. Upon arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel, located in the heart of the city, Times Square.

Gather this evening for a welcome dinner. Once the abandoned Gospel Tabernacle Church, with perfectly intact stained-glass ceilings, the new owner put her heart and soul into converting it into not only the most unique pizzeria but also the largest pizzeria in the United States. (D)

2
Saturday, December 7, 2024

New York City
The day begins with breakfast at a local diner. We’ll then meet a local expert and set out on a motorcoach tour highlighting Manhattan, the Wall Street district, Chinatown, the Empire State Building, and Central Park. Be on the lookout for holiday magic as we drive along past the city’s stunning holiday window displays.

There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to explore and shop at New York’s festive Christmas markets. We’ll be making a stop at Bryant Park Winter Village, which offers a variety of gift ideas, activities, holiday stands for a taste of seasonal bites, and more.

Next, explore NYC’s longest-running indoor holiday fair in the iconic Grand Central Terminal! Spend time browsing the local vendors offering everything from Christmas ornaments to original artwork, where you are sure to find unique holiday treasures. Continue the festivities learning about the amazing history of this historic, iconic building that connects the city’s transportation system, to watch in awe as the windows above the terminal’s west balcony light up with holiday magic. (B)

3
Sunday, December 8, 2024

New York City
You’re in for a treat this morning when we have breakfast at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, home to the original world-famous singing waitstaff, the Stardusters! Many of its waitstaff have gone on to have successful careers on Broadway, maybe you will be served by the next hit star!

Navigate New York like a local as we travel to Greenwich Village by subway. Upon arrival, we’ll be met by a local guide to explore the village on foot. See Washington Square Park and hear how this area became a destination for legendary artists and musicians. Then, it’s off to the Big Apple’s Theater District to take your seat at an included Broadway show.

This evening, we’ll head out on a walking tour through Rockefeller Center. For more than eight decades, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has stood as a holiday beacon for New Yorkers and visitors alike. It’s a “White Christmas” moment as lights twinkle, skaters glide across the ice, and the scent of pine fills the air. Admire the Saks Fifth Avenue Light Show, which plays in tandem with classic Christmas music. Soak up the festive atmosphere at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market in Central Park, where over 100 artisans and designers sell their unique wares, including specialty foods from bureks to tacos, fancy doughnuts, and bratwurst. You may even decide to head into FAO Schwarz, the oldest toy store in America, or cross the street and visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, standing majestically, surrounded by a sea of Christmas decorations. It is all yours to experience this evening! (B)

4
Monday, December 9, 2024

New York City
Continue your adventure to experience Central Park the way it was originally designed to be traveled, by a horse-drawn carriage! Discover the most visited park in the world with a historical, informative, and entertaining ride as you snuggle up with a warm blanket. Join us this evening for dinner at a local Manhattan restaurant, steps away from Times Square.

The day caps off with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Show. An annual tradition since 1933, this classic Christmas spectacle offers tap dancers, a flying Santa Claus, and, of course, the world-famous synchronized precision dancing of the Rockettes. (B, D)

5
Tuesday, December 10, 2024

Tour Ends
Our unforgettable holiday journey comes to an end today as we transfer to the airport to fly home. (B)

1260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022 Columbus Cir &, Central Park S, New York, NY 10019 611 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111 1681 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 Washington Square, New York, NY 10012 Greenwich Village, New York, NY 1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017 New York, NY 10018 New York, NY Empire State Building, New York, NY 10001 Chinatown, New York, NY Financial District, New York, NY Manhattan, NY 10036 New York, NY

Inclusions

Included

  • Economy Class Roundtrip Domestic Airfare from Chicago (ORD)*
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers from Milwaukee to Chicago (ORD)
  • Premium Hotel Accommodations in New York City’s Times Square**
  • All Ground Transportation
  • 6 Meals (4 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners)
  • Gratuities for Drivers & Local Guides
  • Taxes and Fees as of 1/30/24
  • Complete Services of Cruise & Tour Including Tour Director
 

*Other gateways may be available upon request. Additional charges may apply.
**Hotels may be substituted due to unforeseen circumstances.

Extraordinary Experiences

  • “Give your regards to Broadway” as you take your seat at a theater performance in New York’s Theater District.
  • Ride in a horse-drawn carriage and hear the clip-clop of the horse’s hooves as you discover Central Park.
  • There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to explore and shop at New York’s festive Christmas markets.
  • Experience a “White Christmas” moment in Rockefeller Center as lights twinkle, skaters glide across the ice, and the scent of pine fills the air.

 

Not Included

  • Increases in Taxes, Fees, or Surcharges After 1/30/24
  • Travel Insurance
  • Air Upgrades
  • Airline Baggage Fees
  • Items of a Personal Nature

 


 

Activity Level 2

As this tour requires average physical activity, participants should be in overall good health, standing for periods of time, climbing stairs, and able to walk longer distances over level and uneven surfaces.

 

Testimonials

First time touring with Cruise & Tour and what a great experience. They did an exceptional job of making a tour of this type so enjoyable and easy to manage. Well-coordinated and fun to participate in the activities.
- Jerry
It was wonderful from start to finish. The trip was very well-planned and organized. Our tour guides were very experienced, knowledgeable, and fun. All of the staff from Cruise & Tour were great. Fabulous trip.
- Ellen

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

Sheraton Hotel
Accommodation Details

Rates

Per Person Double Occupancy
$3,099 $2,999
Single Supplement (Limited Availability)
$1,099
Travel Insurance
Quoted at time of Booking

 


Deposit/Payment

      • A $500 per person deposit is required with your reservation.
      • A second deposit in the amount of $1,000 is due 6/21/24.
      • Final payment due 8/8/24.
      • All payments can be made by credit card or check.

Cancellation/Refund

      • Your initial $500 deposit is refundable through 6/20/24, less a $250 per person cancellation fee.
      • Between 6/21/24 and 8/8/24, the cancellation charge is 50% of deposits paid.
      • After 8/8/24 or non-appearance on departure day, 100% of the cost of your travel arrangements is forfeited.

 

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How to Book

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  2. Ask to have a place held on this trip
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Travel Insurance Information

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Worldwide Trip Protector

Cruise & Tour recommends that you purchase travel insurance.

To purchase travel protection insurance:

  1. Click here to view and print the Travel Insured International brochure which has a brief summary of coverage.
  2. After making your travel reservation and deposit, a Cruise & Tour representative will create an insurance quote for you. You will receive that travel insurance quote from Travel Insured International Customer Care.
  3. From here you will be able to view the quote, add additional coverage options such as Cancel for Any Reason, and purchase your policy all in the Travel Insured International Portal.

Please Note: Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion will be waived if you purchase the protection plan within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment. Options such as Cancel for Any Reason or Interrupt for Any Reason must also be purchased within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment.

To view and print the Explanation of Benefits, click here.

Covered events for trip
Cancellation/Interruption
Sickness, Accidental Injury or Death of You, Your Travel Companion, Family Member, or Business Partner Job Loss or Lay Off Traffic Accident en Route to Departure Weather Natural Disaster at Destination Extension of School Year Terrorist Attack Revoked Military Leave Strike Bankruptcy of Travel Supplier Being Hijacked, Quarantined, Subpoenaed, or Asked to Serve on Jury Duty
* See Travel Insured International Description of Coverage for complete coverage details.