8:00 AM Travel to Niagara Falls Canada/U.S. border (proper documents required subject to U.S. entry laws)
9:00 – 10:00 AM Cross border/ coffee break to follow
1:00 – 2:30 PM Corning Glass Museum self-guided tour, glass blowing demonstrations (admission included) + lunch (not included). Then, continue to travel through the beautiful landscapes of New York State towards hotel accommodations
5:00 – 6:00 PM Stop for break/dinner
8:00 PM Arrive at luxury hotel located in New Jersey, a short distance from Manhattan
New York City Tour (5HR of tour + free time)
6:30 – 7:45 AM Buffet breakfast (included)
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Midtown Tour. Bus leaves the hotel at 8:00 AM. Our guide will provide you with a directed tour of Midtown Manhattan.
Tour is a combination of bus and walking. All points of interest with admission are to be visited during your free time.
» Columbus Circle » Metropolitan Opera » Dakota House » Strawberry fields » Central Park » Museum Mile » Fifth Avenue » Plaza Hotel » Trump Tower » St. Patrick’s Cathedral » Rockefeller Center » Times Square » Broadway Theaters » Financial District » Wall Street » Winter Garden to see World Trade Center site » 42nd St. » Macy’s » Flat Iron Building » Greenwich Village, SohoEast Side
U.N.Food court at Grand Central Terminal for lunch (not included)
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM Free time
Here are some suggestions for what to visit during your free time:
The Empire State Building ($25 U.S extra fee)
'Top of the Rock' Observation Deck at The Rockefeller Center ($27 U.S. extra admission fee)
8:00 PM Pick-up at the Macy’s department store and return to hotel. You may stay longer in Manhattan for the nightlife. However, you must arrange your own transportation back to the hotel. New Jersey Transit trains run until 1:30 AM from Penn Station (near Macy’s) to station 2 blocks from the hotel.
New York City Tour (Statue of Liberty Cruise/tour + free time)
6:30 – 7:45 AM Buffet breakfast (included)
8:00 AM Depart hotel for Statue Cruise with stops at Liberty and Ellis Islands (Extra fee: $18/adult, $14/senior (age 62+) & $9/child (age 5-12) )
*Please note: Due to the winter weather conditions, NYC tours departing from Nov 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 will instead include the Liberty Circle Line Cruise. This cruise will take you past, but not include stops on, the Liberty or Ellis Islands. The cruise departs from/returns to Pier 83 in Manhattan. (Extra fee: $13/adult, $11/senior or child)
9:00 AM Board Ferry at Liberty State Park in NJ. During your boat cruise, you will stop at Ellis Island, where you can visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, view the Wall of Honor and take in fabulous views of Manhattan from the Island. Then, the ferry will take you to Liberty Island, where you will visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument! Upon completion of the cruise, you will be dropped off at Battery Park in Manhattan.
*Please note that the Statue Cruise does not include access to the Statue of Liberty pedestal or crown.
1:00 PM Free time time in Manhattan. The bus will offer several drop-offs in Manhattan.
8:00 PM SHARP - Pick-up for return to hotel.
You may stay longer in Manhattan for the nightlife. However, you must arrange your own transportation back to the hotel. New Jersey Transit trains run until 1:30 AM from Penn Station (near Macy’s) to station 2 blocks from the hotel.
***ALTERNATIVE NEW YEARS ITINERARY***
Tour Date: Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2015
On New Years Eve (Dec 31), the pick-up time to return back to the hotel will be 5:00 PM instead of 8:00 PM. If you wish to stay longer in Manhattan, you must arrange your own transportation back to the hotel.
If you wish to stay behind in Manhattan for NY Celebrations, you may return to the hotel on your own by New Jersey Train (New York Penn Station >> New Brunswick Station). Trains run until 2:00 AM during the holidays.
NYC » Toronto 6:30 – 7:45 AM Buffet breakfast (included) and hotel check-out
8:00 AM Leave New Jersey, NY for Toronto via scenic routes
11:00 AM Coffee and restroom break
2:00 – 4:00 PM Stop at Waterloo Premium Outlets in Waterloo, NY for lunch and shopping
This is a luxury hotel in the heart of downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey and surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops, 2 blocks from New Brunswick train station.
Address: Two Albany Street,
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 08901
Hotel assigned for the following tour dates:
March 14-17, April 3-6, April 16-19, April 23-26, April 30- May 3, May 7-10, May 15-18, May 21-24, May 28-31, June 11-14, July 1-4, July 9-12, July 16-19, July 23-26, July 31-Aug 3, Aug 6-9, Aug 27-30, Sept 3-6, Sept 10-13, Sept 17-20, Sept 24-27, Oct 1-4, Oct 15-18, Oct 22-25, Oct 29-Nov 1, Dec 10-13, Dec 22-25, Dec 29-Jan 1
Points of interest around the hotel:
Many shops, cafes, eateries within a short walk from the hotel.
Discover innovative design and unmatched service at the newest Newark, NJ, downtown hotel, Courtyard Newark Downtown. Feel welcomed as you enter our state-of-the-art lobby, which provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests.
All I can say is THANK YOU SO MUCH, I attended the New York City bus tour from October 23 to October 26, 2014. Our tour guide, Gerda and driver Greg were fantastic. From the first moment we got on the bus, they were welcoming and so friendly and helpful. Gerda provided us with so much information and was well knowledgeable about the history and ways of New York City. When we got to Manhattan, I was amazed at how well Greg navigated those streets. I saw so many things and learned so much while I was there. I saw places I did not even know existed in New York City. Thank you for a great trip. I have recommended this tour to three people already and I will for sure be taking another Comfort Tour in the future. Thank you again so much.
Our seats are pre-assigned during booking. We advise that you book your tour in advance as the seats are assigned from the front to the back of the bus. If you have any preference for seats, please let us know at the time of booking, and based on availability, we will do our best to accommodate you.
Can I pick my seats?
Yes, of course! Based on our tour history, each coach has up to 6 single travellers. With our diverse group of travellers, you are bound to meet new people and make new friends.
Can I travel alone?
If you are a Canadian citizen with a valid Canadian passport, you do not need to have a travel visa to enter the U.S. If you hold a European Union passport or are part of a U.S Visa Waiver Program country, you will be required to fill out a green form and pay a fee of $6 at the border upon entry into the U.S. (Green forms will be provided by us on the bus.) Citizens of other countries are responsible for confirming their eligibility to travel to/from the tour destinations.
Do I need a travel visa?
Tipping is not mandatory. However, if you are pleased with the performance of your tour guide and bus driver, tips are welcome. The amount you tip is at your discretion.
Is it necessary to tip the tour guide?
POINTS OF INTEREST
Empire State Building
($25 U.S extra fee)
‘Top of the Rock’
($27 U.S. extra fee)