Fourth of July in New York City

Big Fireworks & Big Fun in the Big Apple!

Celebrate Independence Day in New York City and experience one of the most impressive fireworks displays you’ll ever witness!

FROM THE MARRIOTT MARQUIS

July 2-5, 2022

Duration
4 Days /3 Nights

Group size
Min. 35

Customization
Available!
Tour Inclusions: 2 nights’ accommodation; 2 breakfasts; 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.
Highlights:
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island Tour
  • Explore Times Square
  • NYC Sightseeing Excursion
    • World Trade Center
    • Charging Bull
    • Flatiron Building
    • Chinatown
  • Tenement Museum
  • Broadway Show
  • 4th of July Dinner Cruise on the Bateaux
  • Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise on the Hudson River
  • Cruise through Harlem

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Saturday, July 2, 2022 - Statue of Liberty and Times Square
  • Kick off your holiday celebration in New York City by boarding your Statue Cruises Ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy a universal audio tour included with your ferry ride.
  • On Liberty Island, the 30-minute audio tour explores the history of the Statue of Liberty and its importance as a symbol of freedom and opportunity around the world.
  • On Ellis Island, the 45-minute audio tour immerses visitors in the immigrant experience through narration and first-hand accounts, inviting them to vividly relive the immigrant experiences as if they were the “new arrival.” You’ll also see the Registry Room, the Treasures from Home exhibit, the American Family Immigration History Center, the American Immigrant Wall of Honor, and the documentary film, “Island of Hope, Island of Fear”.
  • Meet your motorcoach back at Battery Park on Manhattan Island and depart to check-in to the  Marriott Marquis, your luxury Times Square accommodation.
  • Enjoy some free time to explore the hotel, have dinner on own in Times Square, and discover the plentiful activities available in this bustling “city that never sleeps!”
  • Tonight, visit Top of the Rock for an experience in history and scenery that culminates with unparalleled views of New York City from the newly renovated Observation Deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in the heart of midtown Manhattan at Rockefeller Center.
  • Continue touring this evening with stops to see Radio City Music Hall, NBC Studios, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Rockefeller Center before returning to your hotel for the night. (Meals: None)
Day 2 - Sunday, July 3, 2022 - NYC Touring
  • Enjoy breakfast on your own this morning at any of New York City’s famous delis and diners located within steps of your hotel.
  • Depart with your NYC Guide and embark on a sightseeing excursion to all the highlights the city is known for.
  • Explore the Tenement Museum where you’ll discover how immigrants and migrants lived on New York’s Lower East Side in the 19th and 20th centuries through guided tours of recreated apartments inside two historic tenement buildings.
  • Visit Chinatown, a densely populated neighborhood that draws foodies and tourists to its many Chinese and Southeast Asian restaurants for dumplings, pork buns, and hand-pulled noodles. The busy sidewalks are packed with souvenir stores, bubble tea shops, and markets selling everything from fresh and dried fish to herbs and spices. Locals hang out in leafy Columbus Park for Tai Chi, chess, and mahjong.
  • Walk around the World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western hemisphere.
  • Stop for a photo at the Charging Bull, a 7,100 lb. bronze sculpture standing 11 feet tall, 16 feet long, and a symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity, leaning back on its haunches and with its head lowered as if ready to charge.
  • See the Flatiron Building, originally the Fuller Building, a triangular 22 story steel-framed landmarked building sitting on a triangular block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak.
  • Stop at the iconic Macy’s Store on your way to see the Empire State Building,  a 102-story skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets in Midtown, Manhattan. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet, and with its antenna included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet tall. Fun Fact: Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State.
  • Enjoy an included dinner this evening at a local hotspot before taking your seats on Broadway for a night of live entertainment performed by the best in the business!  (Meals: D)
Day 3 - Monday, July 4, 2022 - 4th of July Fireworks Cruise!
  • Enjoy breakfast on your own this morning at any of New York City’s famous delis and diners located within steps of your hotel.
  • Visit the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, one of America’s leading historic, cultural, and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum is centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid (CVS-11), one of the most successful ships in US history, now a national historic landmark, and one of the most unique attractions in New York City. In 1943, Intrepid was commissioned and served proudly in World War II.  She went on to serve as one of the primary recovery vessels for NASA, three tours of duty off Vietnam, and submarine surveillance in the North Atlantic during the Cold War. Today, she continues her service as a premiere educational center and a monument to all who have served our nation in uniform.
  • This evening, prepare to celebrate New York City-style and board your 4th of July Dinner Cruise on the Bateaux - complete with open bar!  There is no better way to honor America's birthday than aboard Circle Line’s Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise on the Hudson River - the best place to see the fireworks in NYC!
  • Circle Line's 4th of July boat cruise sails down the Hudson River and around the tip of Manhattan to provide gorgeous views of the NYC skyline. Marvel at views of some of NYC's most famous landmarks, like the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, One World Observatory, and of course, the Statue of Liberty. Be sure to have your cameras ready for some epic photography moments!
  • Later, don't miss unbeatable views of the New York's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular which will return once again on July 4th in New York Harbor. This is one of the world’s best fireworks displays in the entire world. Lasting about 30 minutes, it’s a constant delight to your senses with spectacular colors lighting up your views of New York City. Trust us - the fireworks cruise is the best place to see and experience the magical 4th of July fireworks in NYC.
  • Dock, disembark, and transfer back to your Times Square hotel for the evening.  (Meals: Dinner Cruise)
Day 4 - Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - Fond Farewell!
  • Enjoy breakfast on your own this morning at any of New York City’s famous delis and diners located within steps of your hotel.
  • Meet your Guide and depart for additional New York City Touring.  Drive by the Time Warner Center and the Dakota Apartment Building, where numerous famous folks have lived and is the famous location of John Lennon’s murder in 1980.
  • Continue on to Saint John the Divine Cathedral, the world's largest Gothic cathedral. Discover soaring stonework and brilliant stained-glass windows in the Cathedral’s bustling nave and serene chapels.
  • Drive by the General Grant National Memorial, the largest tomb in North America. Grant's Tomb (as it is commonly called) is not only the final resting place of the General, but a memorial to his life and accomplishments.
  • Cruise through Harlem, the heart of black culture in the United States during the neighborhood’s golden age in the 1920s and 30s and stop for a photo at the Apollo Theater, well-known as the place "Where Stars are Born and Legends are Made" and "home" to thousands of major performance artists, fans, and patrons of the arts from around the world. Enjoy lunch on own while exploring Central Park, one of the most popular parks in the country.  Say ’goodbye’ to your Guide and depart for home.  (Meals: None)

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