March 25, 2010 FINAL ITINERARY
GROUP NAME: Fairbanks HS Band
DESTINATION: New York City
DATES OF TRAVEL: April 22-26, 2010
Michael Crandall, Sales Manager Kimberly Summers, Senior Tour Manager
ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE Linda Rome, Tour Director
Thursday, April 22
7:00 PM Charter coach arrives for loading
7:30 PM Leave Fairbanks High School via deluxe air conditioned motor coach with DVD. (10 hours have been allotted for drive time plus 2 hours for dinner on your own, driver change, and breaks.)
11158 State Route 38, Milford Center, Ohio 43045
Friday, April 23
7:30 AM Arrive in Rockefeller Plaza, an art deco marvel consisting of 19 commercial buildings covering 11 acres in midtown Manhattan from 49th to 52nd Streets, Fifth to Seventh Avenues, named after the multi-millionaire, John D. Rockefeller.
** You will be greeted by your Professional Tour Director, Linda Rome, here **
Rockefeller Plaza is the site where The Today Show is broadcast.
(Maybe a chance of getting on camera??)
Have breakfast on your own in the area.
9:30 AM Tour St. Patrick’s Cathedral, America’s largest Catholic Cathedral, where 5,000 people worship every Sunday. Built in 1878 in French Gothic style, the cathedral features bronze doors, the Lady Chapel, rose window, and twin 330-foot towers.
Fifth Avenue between 59th 51st Streets
Lunch on your own in the area. Experience an authentic New York Deli!!
Take some time in the Fifth Avenue area to explore the sights and shops in the area. Here you will find Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Radio City Music Hall, the NBC Studios, F.A.O. Schwartz, Saks Fifth Avenue, Apples Store, Tiffany’s and a variety of other locations.
2:30 PM Transfer to your hotel to check-in and freshen up for the evening.
Hampton Inn – Secaucus/Meadowlands
250 Harmon Meadows Boulevard, Secaucus, New Jersey, 07094
Transfer back into the city for tonight’s festivities!
6:00 PM Enjoy dinner at Hard Rock Café – Times Square.
Walk to the Palace Theatre for tonight’s show.
8:00 PM The curtain raises on West Side Story at the Palace Theatre!
11:00 PM Return to the hotel for the night.
1 Private Security Guard on duty - 11:00 PM – 6:00 AM
Saturday, April 24
7:30 AM Breakfast included at your hotel.
8:30 AM Transfer into the city.
9:00 AM Meet your guide and depart for a morning of sightseeing in Manhattan, The tour will take you to the sites that make the Big Apple famous! The tour will be customized to meet your group’s interests, perhaps including such things as: Lincoln Center, Columbia University, the Dakota and the John Lennon Memorial, "Strawberry Fields" in Central Park, Greenwich Village, the Financial District and former site of the World Trade Center.
12:00 PM Transfer to the South Street Seaport, where you will have lunch on your own. A thriving community complete with a world-class maritime museum, breathtaking views and more than 100 shops, cafes and restaurants. This renovated American landmark is right on Lower Manhattan's historic waterfront.
1:30 PM Experience the Tribute World Trade Center 9/11 Visitor Center. The Center creates a central place for information about 9/11 at the WTC site. Visitors learn factual information about the events on September 11th, the identity of 2,973 people killed in the attacks, the unprecedented rescue and recovery operations and the tremendous spirit of support and generosity that arose after the attacks.
120 Liberty Street
4:00 PM Visit Top of the Rock, and experience this amazing city, from this premier 3-tiered observation deck at the summit of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
6:00 PM Enjoy dinner at Mars 2112, where an intergalactic shuttle transports you to the Red Planet for an extraterrestrial, culinary experience you will never forget!
1633 Broadway at 51st Street
7:00 PM Transfer to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, home of the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera and Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, the Lincoln Center and Walter Reade Theaters, Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls, and the Julliard School.
Lincoln Center Plaza
8:00 PM Enjoy a performance by the world renowned New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall.
This concert feature’s the work of the Russian Master, Igor Stravinsky.
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Mariinsky Theatre Chorus
Stravinsky Jue de Cartes
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
10:00 PM Transfer to your hotel for the night.
1 Private Security Guard on duty - 11:00 PM – 6:00 AM
Sunday, April 25
7:30 AM Breakfast included at your hotel. Check out of hotel.
8:30 AM Load coach for Liberty State Park.
9:00 AM Arrive at Liberty State Park. From here you will board ferries to take you to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Visit this monument to freedom and the surrounding area of Liberty Island, as well as the Immigration Museum.
1 Audrey Zapp Drive
PLEASE NOTE: you will proceed through airport-type security to go on the ferry to the islands. Please refrain from carrying large bags or metal objects to expedite going through security, and leave any sharp objects on the bus.
When you are finished on the islands, take the ferry that returns to Battery Park.
12:00 PM Return back to Battery Park, the home of Castle Clinton, the 1811 fort that is now the
embarkation point for Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty ferries. With statues and monuments honoring everyone from New York’s first Jewish immigrants to the U.S. Coast Guard, this park is also a great spot for sea gazing.
Take the subway to Grand Central Station. Board the 4-5 train at Bowling Green to Grand Central Station.
Enjoy lunch on your own at Grand Central Station. One of the world’s great rail terminals, is New York’s most visited with 500,000 people passing through it daily. It features 15 restaurants and over 40 shops, the New York City Transit Museum and a gourmet food market.
42nd Street, between Park & Lexington Avenues
2:30 PM Transfer to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which houses one of the greatest collections of the Western world with over two million pieces, spanning 5,000 years of culture from every part of the globe.
1000 5th Avenue at 82nd Street
3:00 PM Admission
5:00 PM Transfer to the Times Square area, the most bustling square of the city, known for its many massive neon lit billboards, towering hotels, and high-priced souvenir shops. This iconic world landmark has become a symbol of New York City. The prime attractions are the Broadway theaters, which draw visitors (and big-name stars) from around the globe to experience world-class, spectacular stage productions. Times Square is also home to the world-famous New Year's Eve countdown celebration and ball-drop. Have dinner here on your own.
Walk to the Winter Garden Theatre for tonight’s show
7:00 PM The curtain raises on Mamma Mia! at the Winter Garden Theatre.
1634 Broadway, between West 50th & 51st Streets
10:00 PM Depart for home (10 hours have been allotted for drive time plus 1 hour for breaks, and driver change).
Monday, April 26
9:00-10:00 AM Arrive at Fairbanks High School.
Thank you for traveling with New Horizons Tour and Travel.
We hope you have made many musical memories!!!