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EAST COAST CITY BREAK ITINERARY


NEW YORK- THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS Tour Code: IVI/S/1493
4 nights/5 days Route: NEW YORK
  New York is a city that has a magnetism, a class and a personality of it’s own. Apart from being the financial nerve centre of the nation, it has various facts and reasons that prove why it is a city that should not be missed!! New York has the most iconic skyline, it is the home of the Broadway musicals, you can take a tour of the city by taking a ride on what else….THE RIDE!! It’s metro unlike others runs 24/7, it is a melting pot of many cultures and languages that is evident from areas like Chinatown, Little Italy, Harlem, Jackson Heights, etc. Hunger pangs can get satiated even at 2 am, you can get to see world class music and performances in the summer without spending a buck, bars are open till 4 am and in this huge concrete jungle, you have huge expanses of greenery like the Central Park and the Battery Park!! All in all, it is a city that caters to all the different walks of life!!  
Day 01 NEW YORK
Transfer to the Holiday Inn Secaucus Hotel. Depending on the availability of rooms, keep your luggage in the luggage area, freshen up and proceed for lunch at the many restaurants there. You may relax in your room after a long flight. In the evening, you may stroll around at the Harmon Cove Outlet Centre that offers a wide array of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. You have an option of having an Indian dinner at the Mausam restaurant, or at Stefano’s for Mediterranean cuisine.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 NEW YORK
After an early breakfast in the hotel, it is time to explore the city of New York with your 2 Day New York Pass that gives you entry to more than 50 attractions. Board a New Jersey Transit bus – Bus number 320 (www.njtransit.com) that departs at 0826HRS or the next one at 0838HRS. Arrive at 0900HRS at the PABT (Port Authority Bus Terminal), follow the signage for 8th Avenue and 41st Street and walk down to the famous Madame Tussaud’s, where you can you can get up close and personal with the wax figures of famous stars viz. Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Marilyn Monroe and our own Bollywood stars viz. Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Shah Rukh Khan!! From there walk towards Rockefeller Centre to the Top of the Rock which will offer you an unobstructed view of Central Park. Hop across the road and visit the NBC Studios which takes you through the halls and the studios of how it all operates. Walk to the Radio City Music Hall located just next to it, and take a tour of the lounges and corridors of the most famous theatre in New York. Walk down to Central Park and Columbus Circle and pass by the Plaza Fairmont Hotel (formerly known as the Plaza Hotel), made famous in the movie Home Alone 2. Break for lunch at the many restaurants located in and around the area. Located just opposite, is the largest Apple store. You may also want to visit Fao Schwartz – a huge toy store where you can purchase a wide variety of toys, games and books. Stroll around and visit the different stores for a spot of window shopping. You can then have dinner at the many restaurants there – a suggested one is Rosa Mexicana, a Mexican restaurant. Walk down or take a cab to 09th Avenue to the PABT, from where you can then board your bus back to the Secaucus area, where your hotel is located.
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 NEW YORK
After an early breakfast in the hotel, board your pre-booked hotel shuttle to Secaucus train station. Board a train which takes 10 minutes to New York Penn Station, walk down towards 5th Avenue and arrive at the famous Empire State Building, where you can get to the Observatory located on the 86th floor to get a panoramic view of the entire city. Brace yourselves and enjoy the New York Sky Ride which is a simulated educational, aerial ride over the city. Walk down to the Macy’s store located at 09th Avenue, which houses a host of different chain brands at lower prices and shop with your discount voucher. You can also visit the B&H stores where you can shop for electronics, cameras and computers at wholesale prices with your discount voucher. Break for lunch at one of the restaurants there and then walk down to Pier 59 to board the Circle Line Cruises, a boat cruise from which you can witness the historic New York skyline. Disembark at Battery Park and stroll around the area. Walk down to Ground Zero, the scene where the world famous Twin Towers stood till the unfortunate 9/11 incident that brought both the towers crashing down. Visit the memorial and the visitor’s centre and then walk to the Financial Centre and Wall Street. Take a taxi to the SoHO (South of Houston) area famous for it’s art galleries and a wide range of stores and shops from international chains to trendy boutiques to roadside vendors. Indulge in around of shopping, followed by dinner at the Vapiano Italian restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 04 NEW YORK
After a sumptuous breakfast in the hotel, you have the full day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Board the bus to the PABT and walk down to Central Park where you can hire a cycle and go on a tour of the landscaped gardens and park. Visit the Strawberry Fields, which is an International Garden of Peace dedicated to the famous Beatle band member – John Lennon. Break for lunch at one of the many cafes and restaurants. Later take a taxi again to the SoHO area to complete your shopping experience where you can get t-shirts, jewellery and other souvenirs from roadside shops and vendors. Dinner at the Spice Market Oriental restaurant, take a taxi back to the PABT and board your bus back to the Secaucus area.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 05 NEW YORK
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the hotel and relax in your room till it is time to check out. Transfer to the airport and have your lunch at the airport. Board your departure flight with sweet memories of your holiday in New York!!Meals: Breakfast
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