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Thanksgiving in New York City

November 24-28, 2020

There is no place like New York City during the holidays. The legendary shop windows are on display and Manhattan is brimming with cheer. We are excited to once again offer this wonderful multi-generational Thanksgiving trip to world famous, New York City!

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for you and your family to kick off the holiday season and experience the wonders of New York, its famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the brilliance of Broadway, impeccable restaurants and endless sightseeing. As a signature destination we are thrilled to offer this spectacular itinerary.

Tour Highlights

  • Four-nights accommodations at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet in room
  • Welcome cocktail reception
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade viewing and brunch inside a cozy restaurant on parade route
  • Ticket to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Thanksgiving afternoon
  • Thanksgiving dinner at a classic New York restaurant Thursday evening
  • Tickets to one Broadway show on Friday evening
Thanksgiving in New York City

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Tuesday

Arrival day - This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome cocktail reception. Enjoy the evening at leisure.


Wednesday

Choose an optional tour today or enjoy your day at leisure.

Optional evening Broadway show at an additional cost. Choose from:

  • The Lion King (+$225 per person)
    The Serengeti uniquely comes to life in this Tony Award winning production for Best Musical following the journey of young royal heir Simba. Millions have been thrilled by the stunning visual artistry, unforgettable music and exhilarating choreography of one of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life on stage.
  • Phantom of the Opera (+$225 per person)
    This renowned Tony Award-winning production is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-running masterwork and is a timeless story of seduction and despair. Set at the Paris opera house, a beautiful soprano becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius.


Thursday - Thanksgiving Day

Experience the iconic, annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade inside Jams’ Restaurant at 1 Central Park Hotel. Jams’ ground-floor location on the parade route allows for prime parade viewing from every seat. Enjoy a brunch buffet featuring house-made breads & pastries and farm-to-fork menu offerings using locally sourced ingredients, custom crafted cocktails, mimosas, and more. You may also take advantage of the Jam’s private outdoor viewing section to further experience the excitement and thrills of the parade*. There is no better way to experience this parade!
*Exclusive outdoor viewing is subject to confirmation by NYPD

Afterwards, watch the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Enjoy the flawless precision of the Radio City Rockettes in numbers like the legendary “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” and watch as Santa takes you on a magical ride to his workshop at the North Pole!

Thanksgiving Dinner – Celebrate the holiday with dinner in a private room at a classic New York restaurant.


Friday

Choose an optional tour today or enjoy a day at leisure.

Included Broadway show this evening. Choose one of the following:

  • Aladdin - The beloved story of Aladdin is brought to thrilling theatrical life with just one rub of a magic lamp! In classic Disney style, this magical Tony Award-winning production captures the hearts of the entire family.
  • Wicked - The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch…before Dorothy dropped in. Visually stunning, with Tony Award-winning sets and costumes, Wicked is the definition of a family-friendly musical, reminding all ages that there are two sides to every story.
  • Ain't Too Proud - Ain't Too Proud is the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations' extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one.

Saturday

Departure to home cities.

©Disney, Broadway.com, Macy’s Inc., Dan Niver/MSG Photos

Lotte New York Palace

Four-nights’ accommodations at the Lotte New York Palace, a stately and historic landmark on Madison Avenue that has long reigned as New York City’s most iconic and instantly recognizable hotel. This central location is within minutes of many notable New York highlights including Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Broadway. The property combines a 19th-century landmark mansion with stylish guestrooms, a 55-story modern tower and is located across the street of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

©Lotte New York Palace

Package Includes

  • Four-nights accommodations at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet in room
  • Welcome cocktail reception
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade viewing and brunch inside a cozy restaurant on parade route
  • Ticket to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Thanksgiving afternoon
  • Thanksgiving dinner at a classic New York restaurant Thursday evening
  • Tickets to one Broadway show on Friday evening
  • Baggage handling at the hotel (one bag per person)
  • Gratuities on included package features
  • Trip managed and accompanied by professionals from Beyond Group Travel, Inc.

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Circle Line Cruise

Wednesday (9:00AM-11:45AM)

Adults $31

Children (Ages 3-12) $26

The best and quickest way to see the Statue of Liberty! Enjoy this 1-hour guided express cruise as it sails to the Statue of Liberty and back from our midtown Pier 83. See spectacular views of the NYC skyline and dozens of landmarks along the way. The ship offers food and beverage for purchase and has covered areas onboard.

*The cruise operates rain or shine.

Macy’s Parade Giant Balloon
Inflation Viewing

Wednesday (1:00PM-5:00PM)

$30 per person

Watching the balloons begin to take shape as they are slowly inflated to their larger than life state has become a family favorite activity. Navigate with the expert guidance of our professional tour guide who will enlighten you with stories and facts surrounding this holiday tradition. Transportation to the viewing area provided as a group via subway.*

*This optional tour is limited to 25 guests. Please note, this is a walking tour with transportation via subway.

Downtown Manhattan Tour

Friday (9:00AM-1:00PM)

$60 per person

This tour will be conducted by one of New York’s finest licensed tour guides as you journey via private bus to Lower Manhattan. Visit the 9/11 Memorial which consists of two reflecting pools set in the footprints of the original Twin Towers, around which the names of the victims are inscribed in bronze. Visit the National September 11 Memorial Museum on your own and delve into the day that made American history.

Space is limited, reserve ASAP, and no later than June 19th, to guarantee brochure rates. 

Double Occupancy

King Bed or Two Double Beds

$3,329.00 per person

Single Occupancy

King Bed

$4,139.00 per person

Triple Occupancy

King Bed with Rollaway or Two Double Beds

$3,099.00 per person




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Payments

Deposit by May 18, 2020 to guarantee brochure rates.

A deposit of $750.00 per person is due upon reserving.

Final payment is due August 26, 2020.

Cancellation Dates

If cancellation is received between: Non-refundable amount per person:
3/11/20 and 6/5/20 $350.00
6/6/20 and 8/26/20 $750.00
8/27/20 and 11/24/20 NO REFUND

 

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Optional Add-On Excursions: Available at an additional cost and will be invoiced with final payment


Optional Show Wednesday Evening: Available at an additional cost and will be invoiced with final payment

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NOT INCLUDED:  Airfare, and/or add-on air fare from connecting cities, meals, sightseeing, and transportation not mentioned under included features, personal and baggage insurance, checked baggage fees, and any items of a personal nature.

OPTIONAL AIR TRANSPORTATION: This package is based on a Group Air Fare. After tickets are issued, penalties of up to 100% may be levied if your reservations are changed or canceled. If connecting flights are requested, special promotional fares may be used, in which case penalties of as much as 100% may be assessed by the airlines if reservations are changed or canceled after ticketing. After departure, if the reservations are changed, you will be charged a revision fee and/or a higher fare. VARIATIONS TO THE GROUP ITINERARY MUST BE REQUESTED NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.  NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR UNUSED HOTEL ROOMS, MEALS, SIGHTSEEING TRIPS, AND OTHER SERVICES NOT USED ONCE THE TOUR HAS BEGUN.

CANCELLATIONS: If cancellation is received between:  March 11, 2020 and June 5, 2020                   $350.00 per person is non-refundable

                                                                                   June 6, 2020 and August 26, 2020                $750.00 per person is non-refundable

                                                                                   August 27, 2020 and November 24, 2020       NO REFUND

TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE: Beyond Group Travel, Inc. strongly recommends "Trip Cancellation" insurance to protect you against non-refundable monies should you have to cancel for accident or medical reasons prior to or while on your trip.Beyond Group Travel will provide the registrant with insurance information upon receipt of the registration form and deposit. The receipt of the insurance application by the traveler will constitute the traveler's acceptance or waiver of insurance coverage.

ACCIDENT & BAGGAGE INSURANCE: We recommend that you have adequate accident and baggage insurance. Beyond Group Travel, Inc. is not responsible for personal injury, accident or illness, or for loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings. Additionally, airlines may impose checked baggage fees which are the responsibility of the traveler, and Beyond Group Travel, Inc. assumes no responsibility. These fees change regularly, and we recommend checking with your airline carrier prior to travel.

RESPONSIBILITY: Beyond Group Travel, Inc. acts only as an agent for the suppliers of travel conveyance, transport, accommodation or other service and has no responsibility in whole or in part for any delays, delayed departure or arrival, missed carrier connections, loss, death, damage or injury to person or property or accident, mechanical defect, failure or negligence of any nature howsoever caused in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services or for any substitution of hotels or of common carrier equipment, with or without notice, or for any additional expenses occasioned thereby. Further, the passenger participates in this tour at his/her own risk. Hiking, walking, use of various transportation and recreational vehicles, and other physical activity involve greater risk of physical injury than the activities which the passenger may participate in during daily life, and by taking part in those activities, the passenger incurs and assumes all risk that these activities present. RATES QUOTED ARE BASED ON INCLUDED TRIP COMPONENTS AT THE TIME OF RESERVATION AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGES THEREIN AT OR BEFORE THE TIME OF DEPARTURE. No revisions of the printed itinerary or its included features are anticipated; however, the right is reserved to make any changes, with or without notice, which might become necessary, with the mutual understanding that any additional expenses will be paid by the individual passenger. Package pricing is based on a minimum number of participants for trip to operate.  Beyond Group Travel reserves the right to cancel program with a partial refund of deposit when the number of participants is below the critical level.  You will be informed of trip cancellation at least 2 months in advance.  Baggage is at the owners’ risk throughout the trip, unless insured by the passenger.  The right is retained to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of this trip at any time, subject only to the requirement that the portion of the total amount paid which corresponds to the unused services and accommodations be refunded.  If the entire program is canceled for any reason, participants shall have no claim other than for a partial refund.  By forwarding the deposit, the passenger certifies that he/she has no physical, mental or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/her or other passengers and accepts the terms of this contract. The airlines and other transportation companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event; during the time passengers are not on board their conveyances. If Beyond Group Travel, Inc. is the merchant on your credit card transaction, you agree to the following: Beyond Group Travel, Inc.’s services consist of facilitating the sale and paying the Suppliers, and once Beyond Group Travel, Inc. provides said services, you agree not to dispute the credit card charge. The tour staff is responsible for the group as a whole and will not be able to assist individuals extensively, either on a regular basis or in the case of serious illness or injury.

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Travelers Are Talking....

"Thank you very much for all you did to coordinate what was a very special get together for my family and myself. We have been looking forward to this trip for some time and it truly exceeded our expectations. It was extremely impressive how you were able to keep everything moving on schedule with (as far as we could tell) no glitches. That was quite a feat considering how many groups you were managing and all the different directions in which we were all going.

Thanks again for your hard work. I wouldn’t be surprised if our family is signing up for another trip sometime down the road."

- Frank H. 


"Mabel and I want to thank you for making our first trip to New York City a fabulous and enjoyable time! The shows were awesome, and the tour of the city was perfect. We especially enjoyed the free time we had to walk and see sights on our own. Your attention to all the details did not go unnoticed, and it is obvious that you take great pride in what you do! Your support left us with nothing to do except enjoy the experience! We now know why it is called “Beyond" Group Travel!"

- John K. 


 

"I sincerely appreciate your diligent efforts in planning and genuine enthusiasm for every detail and activity...Your initiative to do whatever is necessary to ensure each traveler feels special and that they enjoy a truly premier experience is appreciated. The attention to details was remarkable. In short, we felt very spoiled!

Thanks again for a wonderful experience in New York!"

- Porter G. 


 

"Thanksgiving in NYC with our children and grandchildren ranks up top with any trip we have ever taken. We were given all the help we needed before and during the trip. Beyond Group Travel's planning left nothing to chance and everything ran like clockwork. It was a first-class trip provided by a first-class operation."

- Cathy B.


 

"You have once again performed your magic and made New York City a place where adults can have as wonderful a Thanksgiving and Christmas time as when we were children. Betty has seen first hand why I was so excited about once again being with you. She loved our trip and has been raving about it to all that will listen.

Once again, thank you for being you, and taking us "Beyond Group Travel"."

 - Tony G.


 

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