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Thanksgiving 2019 Trip to NYC ~ with Field Trips R Us Homeschooling

ALL TRANSFERS, TOUR GUIDES, ADMISSIONS, RESERVATIONS, MEALS & HOTEL ARE INCLUDED !!!!!!!!! THIS IS AN ALL-INCLUSIVE VACATION TO FINALLY EXPERIENCE NYC DURING THE HOLIDAYS. SIT BACK, RELAX AND CHECK THIS ITEM OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST! YOUR TOUR GUIDES AND FTRU HOST WILL HELP YOU ENJOY A SEAMLESS WEEK OF HOLIDAY FUN! MAKES A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT, GRADUATION GIFT OR FAMILY VACATION. PUBLIC SCHOOL, PRIVATE SCHOOL, HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES ARE ALL WELCOME AS LONG AS THERE IS AT LEAST ONE STUDENT IN YOUR PARTY.

 

**************NEW! Up to $300 air credit per person! Email us at clarissa@classictravelconnection.com for more information!*******************

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HOLIDAYS NYC

 

SUNDAY, Nov 24, 2019: Arrival & Check-In

The Sheraton New York Times Square is centrally located in the heart of the Broadway Theater District between Times Square, Central Park, Radio City Music Hall, and Rockefeller Center. The Sheraton New York Times Square boasts excellent service, friendly staff, clean & comfortable rooms, a large lobby, fast elevators, bright hallways, central adjustable AC & heating, in-room coffee machine, iron & ironing board, and closet safe. SNYTS is truly one of the beautiful and best 4-star hotels in NYC!

sheraton nyc

6-10 pm Eastern Time: Pizza- Popcorn-Pajama, Christmas Movie Party!

christmas pajama party

Meet the group in the hotel conference room for a night of fun as we get to know each other, feast on pizza, popcorn, and hot chocolate while we watch NEW YORK- themed Christmas movies! Don’t forget to come to the party dressed in your pj’s!

 

MONDAY, Nov 25, 2019: 

Breakfast: Applebee’s American Buffet within 3 minute walking distance of our hotel. Bus will pick our group up at Applebee’s

NBC National Studios Tour: (30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112)

“The Tour at NBC Studios blends entertainment and education into a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the broadcasting world. A must-see for any television lover, The Tour lives in the heart of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, one of the most iconic buildings in entertainment history. Guests enjoy access to the studios of their favorite NBC programs, like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and more! Guests will learn about the TV production process – from scriptwriting and producing, to the innovative ways TV content is distributed to viewers. Guests will interact with the entire production process first hand as
they produce and star in their own television segment that will be available for digital download following the tour.”

nbc

Lunch: Bill’s Bar & Burger (Family Friendly) “Top 10 Best Burger’s in America” – CNN

bills burgers

Rockefeller Center Rock PASS: Tour & Top of the Rock Observation Deck: (45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111) “Experience the city like never before. Marvel at the beautiful art and architecture of Rockefeller Center, learn the history behind its legacy and witness the most magnificent New York City view from the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. See the Associated Press Building and the spot where the TODAY Show greets America each morning. The tour covers the quirks and controversy of the news from the golden years to the information age.”

rockefeller tour

Dinner: Heartland Brewery Chophouse (Family Friendly)

heartland brewery

Evening: Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center: (This is the only item on your own and not included in the price as the rink will not let us make a group reservation during busy season. We still plan to go at the same time as “individuals”. More information coming.)

ice skating

 

TUESDAY, Nov 26, 2019:

6 am – 6:45 am Breakfast: Applebee’s within 3-minute walking distance of our hotel. Bus will pick our group up at Applebee’s

8am -10:30 am Empire State Building Tour with VIP Express Pass:  (20 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001) “The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and completed in 1931, the building has a roof height of 1,250 feet and stands a total of 1,454 feet tall, including its antenna.”

Audio tour: https://audiotour.esbnyc.com/

observation deck

Lunch: Pre-Ordered Boxed Lunches at the Museum of the City of New York’s, award-winning café provider, Amy’s Bread.

Museum of the City of New York Private Guided 1 Hour Tour  featuring “New York at It’s Core, 400 Years of NYC History” Exhibit  (1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St)

“What made New York New York? Follow the story of the city’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in our changing world. Framed around the key themes of money, density, diversity, and creativity, New York City’s history and future come alive in this first-of-its-kind exhibition, through the stories of innovation, energy, struggle, and the vision of generations of immigrants, politicians, tycoons, dreamers, master builders, and ordinary New Yorkers. New York at Its Core captures the human energy that drove New York to become a city like no other, featuring the city’s “big personalities” – among them, Alexander Hamilton, Walt Whitman, Emma Goldman, JP Morgan, Fiorello La Guardia, Jane Jacobs, and Jay Z. The stories of lesser-known New York personalities, like Lenape chieftain Penhawitz and Lower East Side denizen Susie Rocco, also figure prominently in the exhibition, as do some of the furred and shelled residents who shaped the city’s economic and daily life – among them, the pig, the beaver, and the oyster. And the final gallery, the Future City Lab invites visitors to delve into the issues facing the city over the coming years in an immersive, hands-on space.”
museum of the city of new york

 

 

Arrive one hour before tour time to go through security screening at UN Headquarters

UN Headquarters Guided 1- Hour Tour: (46th St & 1st Ave
New York, NY 10017) We will:

  • ” Visit the General Assembly Hall, the Security Council Chamber, the Trusteeship Council Chamber, and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber.
  • Learn about how the United Nations addresses issues such as disarmament, peace and security, human rights, and how we can support the Sustainable Development Goals.

Due to high-level meetings of Heads of State and Government, and delegations, United Nations Headquarters, and Chambers may sometimes close to the public on very short notice.”

*For security reasons, children under 5 years of age are welcome to the UN but are not permitted on tour. Also, please note that ALL visitors to the United Nations 18 years and older (and unaccompanied children 12 years and older) require a valid government-issued photo identification issued by a Member State or an Observer State of the United Nations to enter UN Headquarters. Photo Identification must be original (no photographs nor photocopies accepted) and can include a passport, driver’s license or national identity card.

Check out their tour highlights brochure here >>> https://visit.un.org/sites/visit.un.org/files/visitorcentre_brochure_web_2_0.pdf

united nations headquarters

Dinner: Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

 

 

7 pm Harbor Cruise Tour: This dramatic 2-hour cruise sails down the Hudson, around the Battery, up the East River, and under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. Enjoy soft music as you sip your favorite cocktail and watch the sunset… or
the moon rise. Departs from Pier 83 at 42nd Street on the Hudson River at 7 PM.

harbor cruise

 

WEDNESDAY, Nov 27, 2019:

Late Breakfast: Applebee’s American Buffet within 3-minute walking distance of our hotel. Bus will pick our group up at Applebee’s

10:45 am – 3 pm: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation Behind the Scenes Tour Tour from midtown to the Macy’s Parade Balloon Staging area, where guests will be able to roam at their leisure. Departs from 7th Ave. between 52nd and 53rd Streets by 11:30am, returning around 3pm.
Check-in begins at 10:45am. This tour is not recommended for those who cannot walk unaided. Wheelchairs and scooters may be kept
underneath the bus in the luggage area, but cannot be accommodated in the seating area of the bus.macy's behind the scenes

3:30 – 5:30 pm Visit to FAO Schwarz: World’s Most Iconic Toy Store (30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 1011) 

Enjoy playing on the replica piano floor made famous in the 1988 movie hit “BIG” with Tom Hanks! Frederick August Otto Schwarz dreamt of a marvelous bountiful emporium full of extraordinary, one-of-a-kind toys from all over the world. His dream became a reality, and today, as the world’s most iconic toy store, it has provided wonder and excitement to families for more than 150 years.”

 

Dinner:  Hard Rock

hard rock holiday

 

THURSDAY, Nov 28, 2019: THANKSGIVING DAY

Breakfast: Time to be Announced: Thanksgiving Parade Party at Del Friscos Restaurant. We’ll watch the colorful floats and the spectacular balloons of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in an exclusive private indoor setting along New York City’s Avenue of the Americas! Let’s enjoy a deluxe breakfast buffet in elegant Del Frisco’s Steakhouse. The restaurant is surrounded on 3 sides by floor to ceiling windows fronting the parade route.

del fresco steakhouse nyc

 

Late Afternoon Dinner Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be prepared with all the trimmings for our group to enjoy at either the Manhattan Club’s Restaurant, Rosie O’Grady’s or Hurley’s

rosie 1manhattan club

FRIDAY, Nov 29, 2019:

Breakfast:Applebee’s American Buffet within 3-minute walking distance of our hotel. Bus will pick our group up at Applebee’s

9 am -10:15 am: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Tour: “The story of New York’s great cathedral mirrors the story of the city itself. Created to affirm the ascendance of religious freedom and tolerance, St. Patrick’s Cathedral was built in the democratic spirit, paid for not only by the contributions of thousands of poor immigrants but also by the largesse of 103 prominent citizens who pledged $1,000 each. St. Patrick’s Cathedral proves the maxim that no generation builds a cathedral. It is rather, a kind of ongoing conversation linking generations past, present and future. ”

saint patrick cathedral

Lunch: Food court at Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island

Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island Tour: Pedastal tour, The NEW Statue of Liberty Museum (opening summer 2019), Information Center, Park Ranger Guided Tour, Crown Access, & Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

Parents, visit this link to view webcam, download teacher resources and curriculum supplements in prep for our tour at Lady Liberty! https://www.nps.gov/stli/learn/education/classrooms/index.htm

statue of liberty

Wall Street Insider Tour: (Out front of 20 Broad Street New York, NY 10005)

‘While meandering the narrow, winding streets of Lower Manhattan, we will hear exclusive stories from “inside the trenches” that will entertain, inform and shock! We aim to learn about the 400 years of history that lead to modern Wall Street from the Dutch trading outpost to the humble beginnings of the NYSE to the current financial markets.”
ITINERARY: New York Stock Exchange ◦ Wall Street Federal Hall House of Morgan ◦ 40 Wall Mercantile Exchange Cotton Exchange Pearl Street ◦ Deutche Bank
Lehman Brothers ◦ Goldman Sachs ◦ Charging Bull Bowling Green ◦ Canyon of Heroes
Trinity Church ◦ Federal Reserve
1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

new york stock exchange

Dinner: HB Burger

hb burger

 

SATURDAY, Nov 30, 2019:

Breakfast: Applebee’s American Buffet within 3-minute walking distance of our hotel. Bus will pick our group up at Applebee’s

10 am: Museum of Natural History: Enjoy general admission plus ONE special exhibition, OR giant screen film OR space show.  Self-guided so spend time on what your family finds most interesting! Students will get a kick out of visiting the famed museum which was the feature in the Night at the Museum trilogy. For younger students, make sure to check out the movie’s basis; the 1993 children’s book, “The Night at the Museum” by Milan Trenc.

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Read more about the museum’s history here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Museum_of_Natural_History

night at the museum

American Museum of Natural History, Upper West Side, Manhattan

American Museum of Natural History, Upper West Side, Manhattan

Lunch: Boxed lunches on the bus

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm:  9/11 Memorial & Museum: We’ll explore daily life before 9/11, the devastation of 9/11 day, and rising again post 9/11. Make sure to budget time in your visit for free films at the museum including, “Facing Crisis: America Under Attack”, “Facing Crisis: A Changed World”,  and “Rebirth at Ground Zero.” View Memorial with Lighted Beams before heading back to hotel.

Prep your student before the in-person experience, with a virtual tour by visiting the museum website, here: >> https://www.911memorial.org/interactive-museum-experience

Also, download the valuable museum audio guide app by clicking here to enjoy 5 different audio tours >>>

https://www.911memorial.org/911-museum-audio-guide

Lastly, don’t forget to utilize these resources prior to the trip, (Museum Guide & Children’s Museum Guide) https://www.911memorial.org/sites/default/files/2018_museum_brochure_062018_2.pdf

and

https://www.911memorial.org/sites/default/files/Museum%20Guide%20for%20Visitors%20With%20Children.pdf

Please note: The historical exhibition may not be appropriate for visitors younger than 10 years of age. Adults accompanying younger visitors should exercise discretion before entering. Also, DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM ARE APPRECIATED. 

sept 11 museum 1sept 11 museum 2

Hotel stop to change clothes for the evening: Semi-formal, dress pants, dress shoes and nice shirt or dresses.

7:30 pm Dinner Reservation: World Famous Ellen’s Stardust Diner on Broadway. “Times Square, Midtown Manhattan, New York City – the home to Broadway theatres and the biggest New Years Eve party in the world, is also home to the future stars of stage and screen at Ellen’s Stardust Diner – THE home of the world famous singing waitstaff and some of the best diner food in the country. Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for tour groups and locals alike since 1987!”

Dinner Package A $ 28.95 per person ( $ 37.3093125 Including Tax, Handling Fee & Gratuity)

Appetizer : Chips and Salsa

Entree : American Cheeseburger with French Fries; American Hamburger (no cheese) with French Fries; Chicken Fingers with French Fries; Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich with French Fries; Large Caesar Salad with or without Chicken; Pasta Pomodoro with or without Chicken; Gluten Free Pasta with or without Chicken

Dessert : Mini Ice Cream Sundae

Beverage : Iced Tea, Soda, Hot Coffee or Hot Tea

Check out video of the experience here >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fdqm0FRHDQ

Afterwards 5-minute walk to Radio City Music Hall.

stardust

10 pm – 11:30pm Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes: (1260 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK, NY 10020) **Runtime 90 mins, no intermission.

“For almost a century, the Rockettes have been American icons. They have appeared at Radio City Music Hall in hundreds of stage spectaculars, and have participated in many historic and memorable events—like joining the USO and traveling abroad to entertain the troops and support wartime effort, and performing at the inauguration of the 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush, in 2001.”

Check out the Rockettes’ history here >>> https://www.rockettes.com/history/

radio music city hall

 

Hamilton: THIS IS AN ADD-ON EVENT THAT YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO PURCHASE. HOWEVER, SHOWTIMES FOR OUR DATE ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE. AS SOON AS THEY ARE, WE WILL NOTIFY EVERYONE WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE NYC TRIP. WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED TICKETS WILL “START” AT APPROX $500 PER TICKET.

 

 

SUNDAY, Dec 1, 2019

Check -Out and FTRU participants fly home

nyc postcard

COST: * PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE ALLOWING YOU TO TRIM COSTS BY HELPING ANYONE INTERESTED IN DOING SO, TO MATCH WITH OTHER PARTICIPANTS AS ROOMMATES FOR THE WEEK, BUT THIS IS OPTIONAL. ONCE YOU DEPOSIT & JOIN THE TRIP FB GROUP, WE WILL BE TAKING ROOMMATE REQUESTS.

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: (Cost per person if there are two people in a room) $3,700

TRIPLE OCCUPANCY: (Cost per person if there are three people in a room) $3,300

QUAD OCCUPANCY: (Cost per person if there are four people in a room) $2,900

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: (Cost if there is one person in a room) $4,900

WHAT’S INCLUDED:  Tickets/ Admission to everything on itinerary, except for Hamilton tickets & ice skating as the rink will not let us book a group during busy season, so ice skating is on your own. ALL TRANSFERS, TOUR GUIDES, MEALS & HOTEL ARE INCLUDED !!!!!!!!! THIS IS AN ALL-INCLUSIVE VACATION TO FINALLY EXPERIENCE NYC DURING THE HOLIDAYS. SIT BACK, RELAX AND CHECK THIS ITEM OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST! YOUR TOUR GUIDES AND FTRU HOST WILL HELP YOU ENJOY A SEAMLESS WEEK OF HOLIDAY FUN!

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: Airfare and transportation to and from airport & hotel. Meal on check out day. Ice skating is at your own cost as rink will not let us book a group during busy season.

HOW TO SIGN UP:  Email Clarissa (FTRU admin & CTC agent) at clarissa@classictravelconnection.com that you wish to sign up. Clarissa will send you the reservation link and first payment should be postmarked by May 31, 2019. DEPOSIT DUE DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

REFUNDS: Refunds are offered through travel insurance policies for covered reasons under the policy which you decide to purchase through us.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:  Please contact us for a quote on your family’s travel insurance. Strongly recommended!

FACEBOOK GROUP YOU SHOULD REQUEST TO JOIN ONCE YOU MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/538091266675415/

PAYMENT ADDRESS:

Classic Travel Connection

attn: Field Trips R Us Homeschooling

700 Century Park South, Suite 129

Birmingham, Al 35226

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

May  2019: DEPOSIT of $200

June 15, 2019: 1/4 th of your family’s payment (recommended)

July 15, 2019: 1/4 th of your family’s payment (recommended)

August 15, 2019: 1/4 th of your family’s payment (recommended)

Sept 15, 2019: 1/4 th of your family’s payment (Final payments due)

QUESTIONS? 

Questions should be sent to clarissa@classictravelconnection.com

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