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New York New Year

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The one that sees your best life as you ring in The New Year, Carrie Bradshaw style

Travel Style

Short Trips & Festivals

Take your time and explore in-detail each destination on this trip. Find out more

  • Duration

    4 days

  • Places

    1 place

  • Meals

    2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

  • Group Size

    Average 40 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

New York City

New York New Year

10 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • See Wall Street and the NYSE
  • See Wall Street Metropolitan museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum
  • Visit the World Trade Center
  • See Fashionable 5th Avenue, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Centre & Tiffany's
  • 7 Day Metro Pass
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty
  • See the famous neighbourhoods of New York such as Soho, Greenwich Village and TriBeCa
  • See the lights of Times Square
  • NYE dinner & party
  • Take the elevator 86 floors up to the Empire State Building observation deck

5 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Group Photo USD $15.00
  • 'Gossip Girl' Tour USD $41.00
  • TV & Movie Tour USD $40.00
  • NYC Food Cart Tour USD $43.00
  • 'Sex and the City' Tour USD $45.00

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 3 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    3 nights in Hotel

    Your new digs is a centrally located hotel, from which you can easily access the most breath taking sights, restaurants and shopping strips.

About this trip

Celebrate a New York New Years in New York, what many consider the 'Center of the Universe'. Don't worry...you'll still take in everything New York has to offer, as we'll go see the sights the day before the New Year's event. See the Statute of Liberty, take a walk in Central Park, shop till you drop along Fifth Avenue, and experience New York's crazy nightlife!

Please note: travellers must be at least 21 years old for this trip

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Nights spent per location

  1. 3 3 nights

    New York City

DAY 1 - Arrive New York City

New York City

Excitement levels will be on high today as we unite in the Big Apple for one very big occasion. In-between the fireworks and festivities we have much exploring to do, kicking off right now. Roaming art galleries, seeing Wall Street in action & perusing Fifth Avenue are just some of the greats on today's menu. Just remember to catch some zzzz's this eve, there may not be many of them tomorrow night.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Wall Street and the NYSE

  • See Wall Street Metropolitan museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum

  • Visit the World Trade Center

  • See Fashionable 5th Avenue, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Centre & Tiffany's

  • 7 Day Metro Pass

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Group Photo

    USD $15.00

DAY 2 - New Year's Eve in New York

New York City

Today will have no shortage of heart-pounding moments, and with the city in full buzz, sightseeing will be even more enlivening. First up, a trip to visit Lady Liberty herself...oh yes. At 151ft she is one of the city's great symbols and a gift from France - they're a generous bunch. By night we get wowed by the bright lights and jive our way into the new year with the deep satisfaction only epic travel can deliver. Private bar, champagne at midnight, dinner included, plus NYC - this is one NYE you won't be forgetting anytime soon.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit the Statue of Liberty

  • See the famous neighbourhoods of New York such as Soho, Greenwich Village and TriBeCa

  • See the lights of Times Square

  • NYE dinner & party

DAY 3 - New York

New York City

Yes yes, we're a little tired and it's a touch chilly outside but hello - we're in New York City, so we're gonna start the new year as we mean to go on.  Maybe that will include ice-skating at the Rockefeller Center, a Sex and the City tour, or a matinee on Broadway. Not the worst way to kick off the calendar, are we right? And the Empire State Building is waiting to be climbed,so we'll hook you up with a ticket.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take the elevator 86 floors up to the Empire State Building observation deck

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • 'Gossip Girl' Tour

    USD $41.00

  • TV & Movie Tour

    USD $40.00

  • NYC Food Cart Tour

    USD $43.00

  • 'Sex and the City' Tour

    USD $45.00

DAY 4 - Depart New York City

New York City

Having exited last year & sailed into the new year in the best possible way, you are now ready to embark on your next adventure - most likely armed with a ravenous hunger to carry on exploring year round. Tokyo? Berlin? Sydney perhaps? We'd be happy to show you the way...

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What health and hygiene protocols are in place on trip?

The health and wellbeing of everyone who travels with Contiki has been, and always will be, our top priority. That’s why we’ve rigorously evaluated our experiences, training and protocols to make sure we not only meet our travellers wellbeing expectations, but exceed them in every single way. We sought guidance from the World Health Organisation and government agencies, and, as members of the World Travel and Tourism Council, we’ve been involved in defining global protocols. Due to our diligent work during this time, we’ve been awarded the WTTC safe travels stamp - meaning we’re a business which has adopted global, standardised health and hygiene protocols. You can find details about how we’re prioritising your wellbeing when you travel with us here.

What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter the USA and Canada on your trip. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. You can find more info at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Visa and other entry & exit conditions (such as currency, arrival/departure taxes, customs and quarantine regulations) do change regularly.

Your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining when you arrive. Local immigration authorities may deny entry and deport people who do not meet this requirement, even if they only intend to stay for a short period. Important to consider:

• Visas can take up to six weeks and a fee is normally charged
• Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of
your trip and will result in you incurring considerable expense and
inconvenience
• It is better for you to apply for all visas before you leave home
• It is essential that the entry and exit dates are correct on the visa

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our American trips you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73 x 50 x 25 cm (or 29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20 kg (44 lbs) & one piece of hand luggage.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. Their passion for getting you in the know on every single detail of America is what makes our travellers walk away from their experience knowing that they made every moment count. Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in North America. They know their way around like the back of their hands & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a bottle of water
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
 
Tipping is customary in North America. It is an accepted practice in all areas of the service industry, & particularly in restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis. It’s common practice to tip if you feel that the service provided has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around US$3 per person per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

We love WiFi, and keeping your accounts updated as you travel is key! The hotels all have WiFi where you can access your email to let your friends & family know you have arrived safely in Los Angeles, or email after your trip with all your stories.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. In the USA & Canada we have programmes such as our Wheels For Change program, FareStart’s flagship restaurant in Seattle, and the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot in Toronto. To find out more about our conscious travel experiences in North America, visit Contiki.com/about/contikicares.