Nov 14 - 26, 2018
13 days
$9,950per person, twin share (land content only). $2,930 supplement for sole use of a hotel room

Tour Leader

Dr Matthew Laing
Nov 14 - 26, 2018

Tour Leader

Dr Matthew Laing$9,950per person, twin share (land content only). $2,930 supplement for sole use of a hotel room
  • Tour Info
  • Itinerary
  • Tour Leader
  • Hotels
  • Inclusions

Overview

Enjoy Thanksgiving in the Big Apple and a host of other events on this special tour. As well as the regular offerings on our New York performing arts tours – opera, symphony, private visits to galleries such as MoMA etc – we’ve included seasonal events that are only on offer at this special time of year, such as the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the legendary Radio City Rockettes. There’s also some great new season stage drama and musicals on offer. Accommodation, as always, is in spacious premium plus rooms in the perfectly located Warwick Hotel on 54th Street.

Enjoy

  • The unique atmosphere of New York in the Fall, with seasonal food and the leaves turning gold in Central Park
  • Special Thanksgiving events – the most important annual festivities in North America
  • A stimulating range of new season performances of stage drama, musicals, opera and symphony
  • An expert’s account of the history and architecture of New York over the decades
  • Newly-opened exhibitions at galleries, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA

Highlights

Performances

Eight performances to be selected from the upcoming 2018-2019 season, including:

  • A production from the world-leading Metropolitan Opera
  • The critically-acclaimed hit Broadway musical Hamilton
  • Performances at Carnegie Hall and at the Lincoln Center
  • Two Broadway stage dramas
  • An evening at the Jazz at the Lincoln Center Theatre
  • The Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes’ Christmas Spectacular

Itinerary Overview

The itinerary includes some of the world’s top art and history museums and dining in a selection of the city’s best restaurants.

Art, Architecture and History

  • A private out-of-hours viewing of MoMA with a museum lecturer
  • Charming small galleries, including the Frick Collection and the Neue Museum
  • Private guided tour of the Whitney Museum of American Art in Chelsea
  • Architectural walking tours of Midtown art deco, Brooklyn Heights and the High Line

Fine Dining

  • Lunches at the Morgan Library and Guggenheim Museum dining rooms
  • Lunch at the Michelin two-star restaurant The Modern, inside MoMA
  • Degustation dinner at the Michelin three-star restaurant Eleven Madison Park

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Getting There

Qantas and United Airlines fly regularly to the East Coast. Contact us for quotes and bookings.

Detailed Itinerary

A detailed itinerary for this tour will be available in September. However due to the high amount of interest in this tour, bookings are now open. If the final itinerary is not as you expected and you wish to withdraw from the tour, you will have the option of cancelling your booking with no penalty. Online bookings can be made to the right of this page.

In the meantime, if you would like to be notified when the detailed itinerary become available, please fill in the form below.

Dr Matthew Laing

Is a historian and political scientist with a PhD from the ANU. Matthew leads tours to the United States and Scandinavia and lectures for Academy Travel.

In 2007 he spent six months in Washington as a congressional intern and has travelled extensively in the North East USA. He has lectured at the ANU’s Centre for Continuing Education and led tours in Australia and the USA.

View Bio & Upcoming Tours

Hotel

Hotel to be advised. The hotel will be selected principally for its central location, with an average 4* rating.

Tour Inclusions

What is included in the tour price? 
Unless otherwise stated in the itinerary, our tours include the following:

  • Any flights mentioned in the itinerary that take place during a tour
  • Land travel by private air-conditioned coach. Where appropriate public transport is also used for short distance travel on some tours
  • All accommodation in hotels or apartments as stated in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners specifically stated as included in the itinerary
  • Drinks at welcome and farewell meals. Other meals may not have drinks included
  • Background talks on tour, site notes and online resources
  • Services of tour leader throughout tour
  • All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local guides at some sites
  • Tips for drivers, local guides and restaurants for included meals

Airport Transfers

Tours begin either at the arrival airport or the first hotel, depending on the itinerary. If you have booked your international flights with Academy Travel and arrive before the tour commences, we will provide airport to hotel transfers to the closest main city on your arrival, and to the closest airport at the end of the tour. These may be either individual or group transfers.

What is not included in the tour price?
Open-age tours do not include the following:

  • Return international/domestic air travel unless those flights take place during the tour
  • Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart
  • Costs involved in obtaining visas for countries visited, where required
  • Travel insurance. We require all participants to have comprehensive travel insurance. A typical policy for one of our tours will cost from $160 upwards, depending on your age, pre-existing medical conditions, the countries you are visiting and the overall length of your trip
  • Lunches and dinners not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Costs associated with any activity mentioned as “optional” in the itinerary, or any suggested free time activity

Booking conditions

You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of these conditions when you book a place on a tour.

Deposits

A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee, insurance and any additional travel will be due 60 days before departure.

Cancellation Fees

If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:

  • More than 60 days before departure: $500*
  • 60-45 days before tour start: 25% of total amount due
  • 44-15 days before tour start: 75% of total amount due
  • 14 days or less before departure: 100% of total amount due

*This amount may be credited to another Academy Travel tour within 12 months of the original tour you booked.

Unused Portions of the tour

We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.

Travel Insurance

Academy Travel requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. We offer a comprehensive policy with a reputable insurer if required.

Passport and Visa

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.

Will the tour price change?

If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates Academy Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an Academy Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.

Will the itinerary change?

Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of Academy Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.

Final Payment

Full and final payment for the tour, airfare travel, insurance and any additional travel you book is due 60 days before departure. Payment may be made by bank deposit, cheque, cash or credit card. Please note there is a surcharge for payments made by credit card.

Academy Travel reserves the right to decline the booking or terminate the holiday of any traveller.

Fitness rating

Grade 1
i

A Grade 1 tour is appropriate for travellers in good health with good mobility, who can comfortably participate in up to 3 hours of physical activity per day on most days.
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For further information or to secure a place on this tour please contact:
Jemma York 02 9235 0023 or 1800 639 699
(outside Sydney)
jemma@academytravel.com.au

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