On Land:
May 17-22, 2023

A Big Apple Getaway

A special Travel Club domestic tour

in New York

Join YMCA Alumni for an adventure in the most famous city in the world. Six nights and seven days uptown, downtown, all around the town. Visit United Nations Headquarters, enjoy two Broadway shows, go back in time in Lower Manhattan, mid-town's Times Square and the historic, magnificent Grand Central Station and then cruise the river for a farewell dinner on a European style bateau -- a glassed in boat. And plenty of free time for much more.

Day-by-Day in New York City

Day 1: Arrive in the Big Apple.
Day 2: The United Nations and Broadway. Enjoy a four-hour motor coach tour with a private guide, including a very special visit to the United Nations Headquarters. Visit Times Square and enjoy orchestra seats this evening at a Broadway show.
Day 3: Tour Lower Manhattan: Bowling Green Park, Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty, Fraunces Tavern, Trinity Church and much more on a four-hour coach tour with a private guide.
Day 4: Midtown Manhattan and Central Park. Visit Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, Central Park and a classic horse and buggy ride into the park. The evening brings more orchestra seats to another Broadway show.
Day 5: A day on your own. See the city your way. Perhaps take in some baseball (The Mets are at home against the Cleveland Guardians); visit a famous art museum or the Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum or so many other choices. The evening brings magnificent views of the NYC skyline with an elegant, plated dinner and dancing aboard a European-inspired Bateaux – an all-glass vessel.
Day 6: Departure. Farewell to Manhattan and safe travels home.

Where will we stay?

Our Manhattan headquarters is the ever-so-convenient Wyndham New Yorker Hotel on 35th Street with a history as intriguing as her intricate design. The "Grand Old Lady" has been a striking component of the New York Skyline since the 1930s. The famed Terrace Room has hosted a who's who of politicians, celebrities and the greats of the Big Band era.

What will it cost?

The cost for this very special Big Apple Getaway is $2,949 per person. A non-refundable deposit is $200 per person. Roundtrip airfare from your home airport is additional and your Go Travel  representative can find you the most convenient route and best fare. Most meals are on your own.

Beyond Times Square

Our tour is conducted by Beyond Times Square, a New York-based destination management company  delivering tailor-made, luxury travel programs with authentic local experiences.

More info and to book

Contact Go Travel by clicking the blue button below and indicate your interest in this trip or any other. A travel representative will contact you.

Your hosts

Your YMCA Alumni hosts for A Big Apple Getaway are Mary and Bill Ching of the Greater Ozark Chapter. Bill is a member of the YMCA Alumni Travel Club Committee.