Four Nights in Midtown Manhattan at the Hampton Inn Time Square North
New York City . August 8-17, 2022 Four Nights in Midtown Manhattan at the Hampton Inn Time Square North
Join your friends at Happy Trails Tours as we embark on an adventure to the Big Apple! This fantastic tour includes FOUR nights at the Hampton Time Square North in Midtown Manhattan on 8th Avenue and 51st Street. We are nearby theaters, museums, restaurants and phenomenal shopping! There’s plenty of time to explore on your own, too. We’ll visit Ellis Island and see the Statue of Liberty as well as, take a NYC narrated tour on the Downtown, Uptown and Midtown locations. We've also dedicated several hours to the new 9-11 Memorial and Museum. One more delightful inclusion on the Big Apple Tour is a visit to Corning (Corning Glass Museum) Jamestown, NY, (hometown of Lucille Ball). Come along with us and experience the sights and sounds of this delightful Happy Trails Tour adventure.
This Motor Coach Adventure to THE BIG APPLE Includes: * Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation with boarding in Northeastern Minnesota and Central Minnesota. * Nine Nights Lodging with FOUR Nights at the lovely Hampton Time Square North in Midtown Manhattan * TWO Days Touring with a NYC Step On Guide to Include: Uptown, Midtown and Downtown, Central Park, 5th Avenue, Harlem, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, 9-11 Memorial and much, much, more. * Broadway Performance – We’ll announce which show about 4 months prior to departure. * 9-11 Memorial & Museum; Ferry Ride to Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island (Immigration Museum) & Top of the Rock * Corning Glass Museum and in Ja * Jamestown, visit the Lucille Ball Museum, Studio and the National Comedy Center * 12 Meals-Breakfast at the Hotels (Dinner and Lunch in New York City) & Lunch at the Tropicana in Jamestown * Luggage Handling, All Taxes, Fully Guided and Tips for NYC Tour Guide, Porters and Included Meals.
$275 per person deposit is due when registering. After March 15, 2022, the deposit becomes non-refundable. Final balance is due May 1, 2022. No refunds with cancellations after June 20, 2022 The tour is transferable if you should have to cancel providing we have a waiting list or you know of someone who would like to take your place. Monies returned with cancellations between May 1- June 20, 2022 is contingent to what Happy Trails Tours receives back from hotels, theaters, restaurants, and charters and must be submitted in writing. The hotel in NYC requires full commitment on rooms 100 days out. Travel Insurance is available at an additional charge. This can offer peace of mind and financial security. It must be purchased within 10 days of your initial deposit in order for pre-existing conditions to possibly be waived. Let us know if you would like us to send you a brochure. It does not cover “fear of travel”. We need to meet a minimum of 28 passengers by May 1, 2022 or the tour may run the risk of being canceled. If HTT cancels the tour due to less than 28 passengers by May 1, 2022, all monies paid by the customer is fully refundable as well as all insurance premiums paid. If the tour is cancelled due to Covid, you will want to consider Travel Protection Insurance for “Cancel for Any Reason” which offers 50% return on your investment of this tour. Please take note of the cancellation policy for a full refund. Final documents will arrive about three weeks prior to departure Final documents will include day-by-day itinerary, luggage tags, phone numbers and confirmed boarding locations and times.
Day 1: Monday, August 08 A full day of travel from various locations throughoutMinnesota – Merrillville, IN
Northeast MN Location: Trobec Bus Company is our charter company. They offer deluxe motor coaches with reclining seats, huge windows, restroom on board, window shades, foot and arm rests, TV, CD and DVD player, sound system, #110 outlets, WiFi, cup holder, seat belts & 110 outlets. 5:00 am- Grand Rapids IM Hotel 5:45 am- Hibbing Hampton Inn 6:15 am- Virginia Village Inn 6:30 am- Eveleth Super Eight 7:30- 8:30 am -– Breakfast break and Perkins Miller Hill Mall paying on own. 8:15 am - Duluth Perkins - Miller Hill Mall 8:45 am- Superior Perkins Restaurant
Central Minnesota Location: 6:15 am- Baxter - Walmart 6:50 am- Little Falls- Walmart 7:10 am- Rice - Holiday Station 7:30 am- Sartell AmericInn 11:15 am- All will meet in Eau Clair at the Oakwood Mall
11:15 am- Estimated arrival to Eau Clair - Oakwood Mall. Blend both locations throughout the state, meet your tour manager and, have lunch and then continue your journey southeast to New York City. 12:15 pm- Re-board the coach. Other stops will be made as the day goes along ~ Enjoy your day getting acquainted with each other. A comfort stop will be made in the mid-day in Portage, Wisconsin - Willowbrook Rest Area 6:30/ 7:00 pm- Estimated arrival to our hotel to Merrillville, Indiana. Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn / Indoor Pool/ Full Service Restaurant.
Day 2: Tuesday, August 9 Travel to Du Bois, Pennsylvania 490 miles 7:00 am- Set your luggage outside your doors for the porter ~ 7:00 AM- A made-to-order hot breakfast is served in the restaurant. 8:00 am – Board the coach and travel to Du Bois, PA. We’ll say goodbye to Merrillville and continue east through extreme northern Indiana and Ohio through the upper northwest portion of Pennsylvania. Again, just set your seats back, relax and enjoy the countryside as we travel along. We’ll make stops every 2 ½ -3 hours for meals and comfort stops. Occasionally, we’ll play a movie on board and share stories and before you know it, we’re at our day’s destination. 6:30 pm- Estimated arrival to Du Bois, Pennsylvania. Hotel: Hampton Inn / indoor pool / Other nice amenities Breakfast is included Day 3: Wednesday, August 10 Travel to New York City, NY ( 4 Nights) 290 miles 6:30 am- Set your luggage outside your doors for the porter ~ 6:30 AM- Breakfast is served 7:30 am – Board the coach and travel to New York City. After a full breakfast buffet, we’ll board the coach travel to NYC. As we move along I-80 through northeastern Pennsylvania, we’ll begin to see the landscape change as we travel through the Allegany Mountain range with it’s rolling hills and farmlands. We are about 5-6 hours (estimated barring traffic) from New York City. So other than a morning comfort stop and a lunch break we’ll continue to keep our eye on the BIG APPLE. 3:00 pm – Estimated arrival to NYC (check in is at 4 pm) to the Hampton Inn Time Square for FOUR NIGHTS Once we arrive, we'll go in and drop off our carry-on bags, then return to the lobby for a walking orientation tour of our surroundings. It helps get us acquainted with deli's, restaurants, theaters and museums that are within walking distance.
Upon our arrival, we’ll get checked in and then gather in the hotel lobby (for those who wish to join us) and we’ll take a short walk around the hotel to get folks comfortable with their surroundings. The rest of the day is wide open to enjoy as per one’s own agenda. Perhaps you’d like to see a Broadway show or just find a restaurant and enjoy a relaxing dinner to end your day. The Hampton Inn Time Square offers two Queen Beds in the room (Or one King for singles/couples), free high speed wireless internet, a nice breakfast each morning, coffeemakers, irons & ironing boards and hairdryers. It’s right in the middle of the Theater District where many theaters, restaurants and museums are within walking distance. Breakfast Included
Day 4: Thursday, August 11, Uptown-Midtown-Downtown Manhattan - Top of the Rock, Dinner & Show Enjoy breakfast, included, before beginning a day of sightseeing in the NYC. 8:00 am- Meet our step on guide and board our motor coach to begin our comprehensive tour of Uptown-Downtown-Midtown- Manhattan. First off…we’ll visit the Top of the Rock and then continue with a tour of Uptown (Harlem, Lincoln Center, Central Park, St Pat’s Cathedral); Midtown (Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Times Square. Grand Central Station, 42nd Street, Rockefeller Center walk Radio City Music Hall, and more); Downtown (Greenwich Village, Washington Square, Federal Hall, Trinity Church, World Financial Center, Wall Street and China Town.
3:00 pm- We’ll arrive back to the hotel ~ allowing a little time to rest before going out to dinner and show. 3:45 pm- Gather in the lobby. We'll bring you to dinner & show. (If you need to use a cab, they are available and plentiful!) 4:15 pm- Sit down dinner at a nice NYC Restaurant. After dinner we’ll walk to the theater. Breakfast and Dinner is included
Day 5: Friday, August 12 Ellis Island Immigration, the Statue of Liberty & Little Italy Enjoy breakfast, before beginning another full day of touring. 7:45 AM board our motor coach with our NYC tour guide and travel to the ferry dock that will take us to Ellis Island. Here you will visit the Statue of Liberty. We’ll also visit the amazing Ellis Island Immigration Museum where over 3 million visitors come annually. (Please note we are not doing the pedestal tour.) 1:pm – We’ve included a delightful lunch in Little Italy at LaNonna on Mulberry Street. After lunch we’ll continue our drive by touring of Greenwich Village, Washington Square, Chinatown, Mott Street. 3:45 pm- Return from our day of touring. A late afternoon return to the hotel allows you ample time to do as per your own agenda. New York is a city that’s alive with all the sights and sounds of musicals, horse drawn carriage rides, shopping and more. Breakfast & Lunch are included today Day 6: Saturday, August 13 A Free Day in the Big Apple! Enjoy breakfast, before beginning another full day of touring. This is your day to enjoy as per your agenda! Below are a couple NYC Icons that come to mind when visiting the Big Apple: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Located @ 1000 5th Ave @ 82nd Street; Carnegie Hall: Located at 154th W 57th Street; Empire State Building –Located @ 350 5th Ave (between 33 & 34th Street) How about another wonderful Broadway Musical??? Breakfast is included
Day 7: Sunday, August 14 9-11 Memorial & Museum - Travel to Corning, New York Mileage: 250 Enjoy breakfast, before beginning another full day of touring. Luggage out by 7 am / Checking Out @ 8 am. 8:00 AM- board our motor coach this morning for our visit to the brand new 9-11 Memorial and Museum. The Museum 9/ 11 displays artifacts associated with the events of 9/11, while presenting stories of loss and recovery. Beyond Ground Zero: 9/11 and the American Landscape, Photographs by Jonathan C. Hyman is on exhibition in the Museum. The photographs document improvised memorials that emerged within days of the attacks, and continually for years thereafter. This is sure to be very touching and emotional. We'll be here until for about 2 1/2 hours. 12:30 pm- We'll depart NYC and travel 250 miles (4.5 hours) to Corning, NY - Upstate New York - Finger Lakes Region. Comfort stops and lunch break will be made along the way as we travel along. 6:00 pm- This is an estimated arrival hour to Corning. Hotel: Radisson Hotel We'll relax at the hotel with the evening at your leisure. Breakfast included.
Day 8: Monday, August 15 Corning Glass Museum & Lucy & Desi Hometown -Travel to Ashtabula, Ohio 230 Miles Breakfast is served at the hotel – We’ll set our luggage outside our doors at 7:30 am. Depart @ 8:30 am 9:00 am- We’ll arrive to the Corning Glass Museum Established in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, The Corning Museum of Glass is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to exploring a single material: glass. Annually welcoming just under half a million visitors from around the world, the Museum's campus is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass, the world’s foremost library on glass, and one of the top glass-working schools in the world. 10:45 am- We’ll board the coach and continue our westward journey 145 miles to Jamestown, our next touring stop. 1:00 pm- We'll arrive to Jamestown, birthplace and home of Lucille Ball. We'll visit the Lucy Desi Museum and their Studio. We’ll also make time to visit the Comedy Center. The National Comedy Center is totally dedicated to comedy and what better venue than Lucille Ball’s hometown. There are over 50 immersive exhibits which take visitors on an interactive journey though comedy history, from early vaudeville acts to the latest viral memes. 4:30 pm- We'll continue through upstate New York and Pennsylvania to Ohio. We’ll notice a change of pace from the big hustle and bustle of the city to a leisure drive with comfort stops along the way as needed. We are about 1.5 hours to Ashtabula. 6:15 pm- We’ll arrive to our hotel in Ashtabula, Ohio. Hotel: To be Announced Evening is open. Breakfast Included.
Day 9: Tuesday, August 16 Homeward Bound through Ohio, Indiana & Illinois 425 Miles 7:00 am- Set your luggage outside your doors - Enjoy a full hot breakfast. 8 am – The bus departs Ashtabula. We’ll continue much of the journey on the Ohio Turnpike making the best time possible as we travel westward – again, making stops along the way as needed. We’ll arrive to Romeoville, IL. Hotel is Holiday Inn Express Breakfast Included
Day 10: Wednesday, August 17 Home Sweet Home with Many Fond Memories 7:00 am- Set your luggage outside your doors and have your breakfast before checking out of the hotel. 8:00 am- Board the coach and we’ll begin the last day of journey. I hope you’ve left a little extra room in your suitcase to pack all the wonderful memories you’ve made on this NYC tour. We’ll travel make comfort stops along the way. Once we arrive to Eau Clair, Wisconsin, well say good-bye to fellow travelers and begin boarding the shuttles that return you home. Breakfast Included
Estimated arrival for NE MN; Superior/Duluth – 5:30 pm; Eveleth – 7:15 pm; Virginia – 7:30 pm; Hibbing – 8 pm; Gr Rapids – 9 pm; Estimated arrival to Central MN: St Cloud/Sartell- 5:00 pm; 5:15 pm to Rice; 5:30 pm to Little Falls; 6:15 pm to Baxter
Basic Information About the New York City Tour Reservations: Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservation is held without a financial deposit made. Dress Code & How to Pack: The tour is comfortable and casual except for when you wish to dress up for a play or musical. But that is your choice to pack and dress as you wish. The most important thing is to be comfortable and enjoy yourself. It’s summertime in NYC (and we’ve noticed the weather isn’t that much different than MN in August) so pack accordingly. Meals: The meals we include offer limited menu options. You will have more details in your final documents about specific options. Hotels: The hotels are 3 & 4 Star (Hilton Properties, Radisson, Country Inn & Fairfield). Specifics on each property is in your final documents. All hotels offer elevators, Free Wi-Fi,many have indoor pools, two queen or double beds (and some rooms with KING only. Fully Guided with Professional Drivers and Escorts: Our tour managers are very personable and will greet each of you as they take great care in operating a well-organized tour. Our drivers are wonderful and very experienced with NYC driving. Luggage: Pack one suitcase each. This suitcase is delivered each night to your rooms by the porter. (Tips are included so do not tip them more). You may bring a carry-on bag, as well, on board. Carry-on bags are handled by yourself. Do not make them heavier than what you can carrry. Pack a swimming suit if you enjoy the pool, bring a camera, a raincoat, & an umbrella. The Coach/ Seat Rotation: The coach is a new 56 passenger motorcoach with reclining seats, big windows, restroom, TV’, CD & DVD and chartered through Trobec’s Bus Company, St Stephens. The coach has seatbelts, foot rests, cup holders and spacious leg room. It also has a restroom, microphone. Limited Wi-Fi & 110 outlets are also offered. Check out our website for more info on the coach company and Happy Trails Tours. SEATING: We will prearrange all seating prior to boarding. We do not rotate seats so you will keep the seat you have throughout the tour. If you have a special need for seating, kindly let us know in advance. If the coach is full, we will assign seats according to physical need and the date of registration. We stop every 2 - 3 hours for breaks. PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes we end up on a stretch of interstate that may prevent us from stopping exactly at 2.5 or 3 hours. We do our best to accommodate but remember…there’s also a restroom on board IF you need it. Thank you for your understanding. Shuttles : Sometimes, if an area where we promised a boarding location falls short in numbers, we may have to offer a small shuttle vehicle to help save costs or have you meet at a location along our route. We'd rather run a shuttle than totally cancel the convenience of a ride for folks for this tour. We hope you'll understand why we occassionally offer smaller shuttle vehicles. By smaller vehicle such as a car or SUV. The shuttle we generally run is a 29 passenger mini-coach. Thank you. Special Needs: Be sure to let us know of any special needs...such as diet, walking, stairs, allergies or motion sickness, etc…. If you use a wheelchair, walker (one with a seat is best) or a scooter, please let us know. Please refrain from using strong cologns or perfumes while on board the coach. So many folks have allergies and we want everyone comfortable while traveling. Diabetics are encouraged to bring along some little snacks as we cannot always promise meal breaks on schedule though we do our best to. Remember we are also on eastern time zone. So pack accordingly. Tipping: The tour includes tips for luggage handling, meals and step-on-guides while touring NYC. Tips are not included for your driver & on board travel host or meals that you pay for on your own. Schedule Changes: We reserve the right to adjust this schedule for the benefit of all traveling. Sometimes changes occur beyond our control. If a change occurs, we’ll replace it something of equal value. We have no control over any of the attractions listed in this flyer nor can we control hotels, tour companies (other than our own); restaurants and theaters.
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