Even the thought of New York brings to mind images seen in movies and favorite TV series. However, to most of the people seems to be a life experience trip, and for good reason! Who haven’t dreamt of spending Christmas in the city that never sleeps? A city with numerous sites and many adventures in every corner… Get ready to spend Christmas holidays along with the greatest team, the WP Traveller’s team and experience the most thrilling Christmas! From Washington Square Park to Chrysler Building, NY City’s landmarks put us into a festive mood! Ice skating in Central park, walking tour in Times Square, dancing swing and jazz, tasting delicious burgers and cheesecake represent only some of what we will experience in New York
New York travellers the time to go to the most cosmopolitan destination we’ve been waiting for has finally come! Get into your Christmas spirit and your best mood and meet with us at the airport of Athens or Thessaloniki! We catch our flight and arrive at the airport of New York where we meet our local friend, Chris. On our way to the hotel, we get a taste of New York… pictures that bear no resemblance to what we’ve been accustomed to… numerous skyscrapers and multicolored city lights. We are crossing by the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest and most bustling bridges in New York City, so be prepared to face huge traffic jam along the way. After settlement, we are coming down to the lobby to play a ‘’smartgame’’ in order to get closer to each other!
The day starts early and we’re enjoying our American breakfast. We leave the hotel to explore New York City in the most innovative way! We are not wandering around the city in a traditional tour coach but in The Ride (click here), to go on a more exciting and adventurous sightseeing tour. The route is an interactive experience and we’re seated in the front row! Awarded comedians will be our hosts and will welcome us aboard this moving theatre which navigates a 75 minute route through the city’s hot spots. Now it’s the Museum of Natural History’s turn, a multi-storey museum with thousands of exhibits, from dinosaurs to meteorites. IMAX and 3D rare exhibitions, travelling on Earth and in space will take us back in time, million years ago. This is also the set where the film ‘Night at the Museum’ starring Ben Stiller was shot. After this interesting tour it’s time for lunch. If you don’t taste the American burger here where else would you? We’ll take you to one of the locals’ favorite fast food chains, Shack Burgers. Next we stroll along the city’s downtown. Following stop is the Empire State Building, city’s trophy building where we go up to level 102 to enjoy the breathtaking view over the Big Apple and the city lights. Really close lies also the Times Square in Christmas lights and decorations which we walk through and live a unique lighting experience! At the end of the day we enjoy a night in jazz rhythms! How can we miss this since New York is universally known for the best jazz stages?
After having breakfast, we visit a familiar location to World Party, where the memories and emotions are consuming! We are going up to Harlem to observe a liturgy, an extremely different kind though from what we’ve been accustomed to, as it is carried out under the sounds of Gospel music! Admittedly, it’s a poor neighborhood but with highly developed sense of solidarity. For that reason we will all contribute to reinforce the volunteers’ huge effort. The stories of the volunteers and the homeless people will indisputably give us food for thought because during Christmas we all feel a little more than ever, the need to help our fellow human beings! Soon, we are having a meal break and after that Chris will take us on a Harlem tour! We come back to our hotel for some rest and next we head for the Chelsea market where the New York aura is even more noticeable. Nearby lays also the Meatpacking district which is considered to be one of the locals’ favorites’ neighborhoods. But tonight it’s all about clubbing in one of the numerous choices New York has to offer. So dress up and prepare yourselves for a party night!
On Christmas day we find ourselves maybe at the best spot in the world! We wake up really early since thousands of people will congregate in the streets of New York! Our day begins with a stroll in Central Park where the picturesque setting makes you forget that you’re still in the big city. Thousands of New Yorkers and tourists from across the world enjoy ice skating there each winter. So we grab our skates and unfold our talent in pirouettes while enjoying the unique scenery! Don’t hesitate to try it out even if it’s your first time because this activity is for everybody! Now we are walking around one of the most crowded streets in New York, Fifth Avenue which is listed among the most expensive shopping streets in the world. The street is lined with prestigious shops and overwhelming monuments like Trump Tower that get instantly the visitors’ attention! And somewhere in the festive streets, in a classic american restaurant we can enjoy our meal. Those who wish to dare their luck can play Bingo, one of Americans’ favorite games! We go back to the hotel because our schedule for the night is full. Furthermore, we couldn’t have missed the Rockefeller center, where a beautiful Christmas tree stands there since 1931 and is fitted with 45,000 LED lights. A setting you may have already seen in several Hollywood films. From there we go to Bryant Park where we immediately get into the Christmas spirit. There stands also the Winter Village where many wooden shopping kiosks are open for business in which you can find snacks, candy and many other things. Those who wish can attend a Broadway performance while others can dance swing and enjoy themselves.
Today it’s all about history but not only that! For starters, we will take a stroll along the Battery Park where we have the chance to admire not only the city’s ‘’gem’’ but the whole country’s ‘’gem’’, the Statue of Liberty which was a gift from the French people to the American ones. Next we visit the renowned stock market in Wall Street where we face the Charging Bull. A district area tied to economy and money for 225 years. Very close is the Ground zero site where the twin towers were attacked. The Memorial Museum is located at this site as well, commemorating the September 11, victims. Chris will share how he experienced this tragedy and how affected the lives of the New Yorkers. Right next to that, stands the World Trade Center including the top of the tallest buildings and attractions since 2015 in New York, One World Observatory. Those who want to can visit Macy’s, one of the city’s largest department stores. We go back to our hotel in order to rest because the day is still young. We have to visit Greenwich Village and stop at the DO to taste the most delicious deserts in New York! Greenwich Village has been known as an artists’ haven. Then we’ll have fun at the Bitter End. And what is this? It’s the oldest Rock and Roll club in the city of New York. For over 50 years, this place has hosted legendary artists like Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Jon Stewart, Randy Newman, Norah Jones and many others.
Optionally, we can spend the day at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets not so far from the center of the city. It is totally worth it because it offers reasonable prices especially when it comes to american products, includes more than 220 stores and it provides many food options. Haven’t you heard that in America you come with empty suitcase because you find offers you cannot resist? Early in the afternoon we go back to the hotel and in the evening we attend a Stand-up Comedy! A MUST DO activity for the visitors of New York. The comedians go on stage to bring us moments of joy and laughter. Don’t forget that a lot of Hollywood’s comedy actors started their career as stand-up comedians!
Today we visit the ‘’ethnic’’ neighborhoods of New York and in particular China Town and Little Italy. Two neighborhoods locals like very much! In Little Italy we stop at the Lombardi’s which was founded in 1905, making it the oldest pizzeria in New York! It is not by chance that New York is considered to be one of the cities where you can taste the best pizza in the world! Of course, New York is also known for the cheesecakes! Therefore, we will take you to Ellein’s which has been praised as the best cheesecake in the city! Ellein has also been featured several times on TV and we have the opportunity to meet her in person. After we’re done eating, we visit Soho, one of the trendiest territories! We come back to our hotel because in the evening we walk into the Royal Palms located in Brooklyn where we enjoy our cocktails and amuse ourselves while playing Shuffleboard (click here), New Yorkers’ favorite and most entertaining game. It‘s the perfect way to rap our last night in New York City, exactly as we began our trip… having fun while being all together!
Luckily for us, our return flight is late in the evening! For that reason, you can spend the whole day doing the things you want to! You can visit a museum we haven’t visited so far as the MET, an international reputable art museum which is home to numerous works of art from around the world. Alternately, you can do something special like enjoying New York City’s view from above on a helicopter flight or get an old school grooming at a traditional barbershop. There are a lot of options presented to you in order to choose the one that suits you the best. The time has come to leave for the airport! We’ll be in Greece by Saturday evening feeling complete by the memories and the experiences we have encountered during our stay in the big city.
Those who wish can take a day trip to the capital of the U.S.! Skip a day from the schedule and see up close the most famous residence worldwide… the White House! We leave New York City, passing through New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland in order to reach Washington DC. Even though we haven’t much time, in a few hours we’ll be able to visit the most iconic landmarks of the city! First visit will be the Arlington National Cemetery where the Kennedy family gravesite is located. Next stop would be the US Capitol and the White House, the core of the United States’ governance. We couldn’t have excluded from our tour list the Air and Space Museum along with the memorials of Lincoln and Washington. Alongside as always will be our tour guide to make us feel welcome at this destination!
Chris is a MBA graduate and operates in New York. He loves his city and grabs every chance he gets to discover the city’s secret corners. He is attached to his digital camera and interested in cooking, travelling and fine food. As a restless spirit, he is actively engaged with music and volunteerism. In a few words there is no better man than Chris to help us experience New York as locals.
-Τιμή κατ’ άτομο από Αθήνα: 1845€
Σε μονόκλινο: 2235€
Solo Traveller: 1845€
Σε δίκλινο, τρίκλινο ή τετράκλινο: 1845€
-Τιμή κατ’ άτομο από Θεσσαλονίκη: 1935€
Σε μονόκλινο: 2325€
Solo Traveller: 1935€
Σε δίκλινο, τρίκλινο ή τετράκλινο: 1935€
Πληρωμή μέσω κατάθεσης ή πιστωτικής / χρεωστικής κάρτας
Προκαταβολή 450€ κατ’ άτομο (για την περίπτωση της κατάθεσης)
-Ice skating στο Central Park (προαιρετικό)
-Shuffleboard Game (προαιρετικό)
-Swing dance (προαιρετικό)
-Πτήση με ελικόπτερο (προαιρετικό)
-Αεροπορικά εισιτήρια με αναχώρηση από Αθήνα και Θεσσαλονίκη
-Περιήγηση με το The Ride
-Περιήγηση στο Βόρειο Manhattan
-Περιήγηση στο Νότιο Manhattan
-Περιήγηση στο Brooklyn
-Αναλυτικές οδηγίες πριν την αναχώρηση του ταξιδιού, group στο fb!
-Φωτογράφος καθ’ όλη τη διάρκεια του ταξιδιού
-Local friend καθ’ όλη τη διάρκεια του ταξιδιού
-Το κόστος των προαιρετικών δραστηριοτήτων
-Οι είσοδοι σε αρχαιολογικούς χώρους και μουσεία
-Κόστος ESTA (Πρόγραμμα Απαλλαγής από visa) 14$
-Ice skating in Central Park
-Woodbury Shopping Outlet
-Empire State Building
-Stand Up comedy
Extra / Προαιρετικές Δραστηριότητες
-Βόλτα με ελικόπτερο 225€
-Ice skating in Central Park 25€
-Woodbury shopping outlet
-Οδικό day trip στην Washington 140€
-Shuffleboard Game 60€
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Αναχωρήσεις / Επιστροφή
Αναχώρηση από Αθήνα
Departure starts: 22/12 Friday
22/12 Friday / Athens – Istanbul (ATH – IST) 10:20-12:55 / Turkish Airlines
22/12 Friday / Istanbul – New York (IST – JFK) 15:00-18:25 / Turkish Airlines *κοινή πτήση
Return starts: 29/12 Friday
29/12 Friday / New York – Istanbul (JFK – IST) 23:40-17:30 / Turkish Airlines*κοινή πτήση
30/12 Saturday / Istanbul – Athens (IST – ATH) 19:55-20:25 / Turkish Airlines
Αναχώρηση από Θεσσαλονίκη
Departure starts: 22/12 Friday
22/12 Friday / Thessaloniki – Istanbul (SKG – IST) 09:50-12:15 / Turkish Airlines
22/12 Friday / Istanbul – New york (JFK – IST) 15:00-18:25 / Turkish Airlines *κοινή πτήση
Return starts: 29/12 Friday
29/12 Friday / New York – Istanbul (JFK – IST) 23:40-17:30 / Turkish Airlines *κοινή πτήση
30/12 Saturday / Istanbul – Thessaloniki (IST – SKG) 20:30-20:55 / Turkish Airlines
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