Join us in New York, America’s ‘world city’ on this special departure, celebrating Titan’s 40th anniversary. Based upon our popular New York, New York tour, we’ve added three special experiences, including a lunch cruise around Lower Manhattan aboard a 1920s-style yacht; an interactive experience touring parts of the city aboard The Ride; and reserved tables for dinner at New York’s only revolving restaurant. No other city can boast such an array of iconic attractions - the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and the Empire State Building amongst them. No other city presents better or more varied dining choices and shopping opportunities. And no other city can outdo New York in chutzpah and energy - this really is the ‘city that never sleeps’. The quality and location of your hotel plays such a vital part in your New York experience, and our well-located hotel is a perfect base.
4 nights in hotel and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport and your direct, scheduled Virgin Atlantic flight to New York. On arrival our coach transfers you to the Stewart Hotel (4T).
Day 2 New York
We have arranged an orientation tour this morning that will take you around many of the sights you will want to examine in more detail and at your leisure later. These include Greenwich Village, Washington Square and fashionable Soho. In Lower Midtown there is the Empire State itself, and over on the East River side, the impressive United Nations building. We finish at Chelsea Piers, where we board a 1920s-style yacht for an exclusively-chartered cruise past Lower Manhattan, taking in views of the Financial District and the One World Trade building. Once in New York harbour, we pass by Ellis Island and pause at the Statue of Liberty for pictures and to take in views of Manhattan, then sail up the East River under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. Enjoy a finger buffet lunch with drinks (including beer, wine, champagne, soft drinks, water and coffee) as you sail. The rest of the day is free for you to make your own discoveries.
Day 3 New York
This morning we experience The Ride - a one-of-a-kind interactive experience in our own private vehicle, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and theatre-style seating, taking us through the streets of Midtown Manhattan and Times Square as actors, singers, dancers and instrumentalists offer incredible street performances. The rest of the day is free to continue to make your own explorations of the city. Why not take advantage of your Explorer Pass and visit a whole host of attractions including the Empire State Building? This evening we celebrate contemporary American cuisine at The View, New York’s only revolving rooftop restaurant, within the New York Marriott Marquis. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the city’s iconic landmarks as you indulge in a sumptuous buffet dinner of hot and cold dishes, along with a two-hour open bar with beer, wine and soft drinks.
Day 4 New York
Today you are free. It is the Americans who have turned shopping into an art form and, for most of them, to shop or browse is high on their list of entertainment. Certainly such stores as Saks, Macy’s and Bloomingdales lead the way in choice and temptation. Next to Saks is the magnificent St Patrick’s Cathedral, convenient for over-enthusiastic shoppers to do penance if they have been led astray. To escape from the bustle and buzz, why not step inside the elegant Plaza Hotel, scene to so many movies, for a pot of real tea, scones and cakes in The Palm Court. Central Park, 850 acres of parkland amid the bustling city, is a favourite among New Yorkers, who throng in their thousands to stroll or explore. Or use the time to utilise your Explorer Pass, for any remaining attractions on your wish list.
Day 5 New York - In flight
A whole morning to revisit some of your favourite places and do some more in-depth shopping before we transfer to the airport for our return direct, scheduled Virgin Atlantic flight to London.
Day 6 London
Arrival at London Heathrow where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.