OVERVIEW

Experience the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps firsthand on the Explore NYC tour. Your group will visit popular city highlights including Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty ferry, Broadway and more! Add in world-class museums coupled with diverse culinary experiences and vast shopping opportunities, this tour will be sure to give your group an all-around taste of the Big Apple.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY / MIDTOWN / TIMES SQUARE

  • Group arrives at airport in NYC (meet your JE Guide at baggage claim)
  • Transfer to your hotel to check-in and drop off luggage
  • Safety orientation with JE guide
  • Walking tour of Midtown Manhattan- Bryant Park, Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center
  • Dinner in the area
  • Time to explore Times Square
  • Return to the hotel for devotions

DAY 2: ELLIS ISLAND / STATUE OF LIBERTY / LOWER MANHATTAN

  • After meeting your JE Guide at the airport, you will transfer by coach to your hotel.
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Ferry to Ellis Island Immigration Museum for self-guided visit (pass by Statue of Liberty)
  • Lunch in lower Manhattan on your own
  • Walking tour of lower Manhattan
    • Trinity Church, Battery Park, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, St. Paul’s Chapel, 9/11 memorial
  • Shopping in Little Italy/Chinatown
  • Walking tour of Soho and Greenwich Village
  • Dinner in the area
  • Devotions at the hotel

DAY 3: MINISTRY / UNION SQUARE / BROADWAY

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Ministry with a local organization
  • Lunch in the area on your own
  • Time to explore Union Square or another NYC neighborhood
  • Dinner in the area
  • Broadway show
  • Devotions at the hotel

DAY 4: MUSEUM / CENTRAL PARK / EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Self-guided visit to EITHER the Metropolitan Museum of Art OR the Museum of Natural History
  • Lunch on your own
  • Time to explore 5th Avenue/Central Park (optional activities: shopping, Central Park Zoo, row-boating, carriage rides, etc)
  • Dinner in the area
  • Visit the 86th-floor observatory of the Empire State Building
  • Devotions at the hotel

DAY 5: NBC STUDIOS / DEPARTURE

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Check-out and store luggage
  • Depart hotel for the plaza at NBC Studios for a chance to appear on the Today Show
  • Guided tour of NBC Studios
  • Time for last minute shopping
  • Lunch in the area on your own
  • Return to your hotel for airport transfer

STAY LONGER?

  • MoMA or Guggenheim Museum
  • Guided tour of Madison Square Garden or Yankee Stadium
  • Additional Broadway show or sporting/culture event

ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • Ice skating at Rockefeller Center or Wollman Rink (seasonal)
  • Broadway theater walking tour
  • Broadway acting workshop
  • Top of the Rock Observatory
  • Visit Columbia University or New York University

 

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WHY TRAVEL WITH JE?

Here at Joshua Expeditions, our ultimate goal is to provide opportunities for life change through travel. Every high-quality travel experience with JE is a chance for travelers to deepen their understanding of God, examine new cultures through a Biblical worldview, and help give back through the JE Ministry Fund. Explore the world with JE and see how you can make a difference.

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