A VIP New York City New Year’s Celebration

Enjoy a cherished New York tradition and a global phenomenon from the comfort of your Private, VIP Luxury Suite inside the stunning Marriott Marquis hotel. Watch the ball drop in comfort and safety! Sip cocktails and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres. Explore the city and discover why this annual event draws the attention of millions across the country.

5 Days /4 Nights

Group size

Estimated Tour Pricing Inclusions: 4 nights’ accommodation; 1 breakfast; 2 dinners; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity. Except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested.
  • The Rockettes
  • The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park
  • Holiday Lights Dinner Cruise
  • New Year's Eve Dinner
  • New Year's Day Brunch

Sample Itinerary:
  • Check into one of Times Square’s most vibrant and stylish hotels, the luxurious Marriott Marquis.
  • Hop aboard the European-inspired, glass enclosed Bateaux New York. Enjoy a 3-course upscale Holiday Lights Dinner Cruise complete with live music while taking in unobstructed, panoramic views of some of New York’s most famous landmarks. See the awe-inspiring New York City Skyline and Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and more all illuminated against the night sky.
  • Return to the hotel for the evening.
  • Take part in another New York tradition by enjoying breakfast on own at a local deli! Delis have become a New York staple and no trip would be complete without experiencing the legacy at least once. Stop by one of the eleven local delis near the hotel; including the Food Emporium, Midtown Deli, Ellen’s Stardust Diner, Café Cranberry, Danny’s Gourmet, Times Deli Café, Majestic Delicatessen, Starlight Deli, Smilers Delicatessen Stores, EZ Deli, and Rupert Jee’s Hello Deli.
  • After breakfast, enjoy some free time for shopping in Times Square’s many stores.
  • Be entertained by the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes.
  • Lunch on own at the famous Rockefeller Center.
  • Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest Gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States and recognized as the center of Catholic life in this country.
  • Enjoy dinner at Rockefeller Center, a national historic landmark in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, home to Top of the Rock Observation Deck, NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall, and much more! After dinner, return to the hotel and view the ball drop in your private VIP suite facing Times Square.
  • New Year’s Day Brunch is served before we venture out on our tour today.
  • Go on a driving tour of some of the iconic sites in NYC.
  • See the Dakota Apartments, built in 1884 and considered to be one of Manhattan’s most prestigious and exclusive cooperative residential buildings. The Dakota was home to Beatle’s member, John Lennon, from 1973 to his 1980 murder outside of the building.
  • Visit Saint John of the Divine Cathedral, the world’s largest Gothic Episcopal Cathedral.
  • Drive by Ulysses S. Grant’s Tomb, and the legendary and historic Apollo Theatre, where many stars began their journey to stardom.
  • See the Duke Ellington Memorial, a 30-foot memorial complete with a 8-foot statue of Duke Ellington beside a piano.
  • Pass the Big Apple Jazz Center and through the neighborhood of Harlem, the heart of African American culture in the 1920s and 30s.
  • See the Cotton Club, a night club popular during the Prohibition Era, which hosted many black entertainers including Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Willie Bryant, and Ethel Waters.
  • Enjoy a tour of Harlem historic sites, including the Apollo Theatre, at NYC’s famed Museum Mile, named for its vast culture and diversity of the museums found there.
  • In the evening explore the shops and restaurants in Times Square with dinner on own.
  • Enjoy breakfast on own before check out.
  • Free time to shop the many January Sales this morning before we depart for free time to explore the holiday shops at Bryant Park.
  • Visit the Museum at Eldridge Street; one of the city's most magnificent hidden treasures in an 1887 Synagogue.
  • Tour the Tenement Museum dedicated to promoting tolerance and historical perspective on the immigrant experience. Learn the stories of the struggles of immigrants in different centuries living at 97 Orchard St during the Hard Times program and visit a 20th century garment shop during a Sweatshop Workers program to explore how immigrants balanced work, family, and religion.
  • It's show time! Enjoy a Broadway Show this evening.  Schedule: TBD
  • Enjoy breakfast on own prior to checking out.
  • Visit the One World Observatory and look out over the amazing city before saying "goodbye" and "HAPPY NEW YEAR" to New York City.

Base rate does not include motor coach transportation, airfare, airport transfers, driver gratuity, guide gratuity, (student groups exempt) or any upgrades or add-ons unlisted from itinerary as stated. Pricing may vary based on day of arrival or other conditions. Personalized itineraries with custom pricing and/or additional transportation can be created and added based on client needs and upon client’s request. MARS will customize quotes or personalize itineraries for FREE.
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