New york city in december is magical with all the decorations and winter activities

Festive Weekend Getaway
in New York City

Spend a weekend in New York in December city during the most magical time of the year. Admire the beautiful decorations and window displays all around the city, try ice skating , visit the Holiday markets and enjoy delicious seasonal treats. There is nothing like celebrating the Holidays in New York City!

Why you will love this tour

Tour duration

5 days / 4 nights

Groups Size

4 - 12 travelers

Accommodation

Double room (single, triple, or quad available)

Departure

December 2nd, 2021

A giant Christmas tree at the Rockfeller center in New York during a festive weekend getaw

Highlights

  • Experience New York City during the Holiday season with famous light display, Holiday markets, seasonal activities, and more

  • Choose your guided tours to make your weekend unforgettable, all lead by our English-speaking local guide. You will be in a small group of up to 12 travelers, who might be coming from the US or worldwide!

  • Friday: Visit Lower Manhattan with guided tours of the Lower East Side and Greenwich Village

  • Saturday: Enjoy a Food tour in Harlem, 2-hour bike tour in Central, and visit 2 art institutions

  • Sunday: Start your day on the High Line then cross the Brooklyn Bridge for a graffiti workshop

Itinerary of your Weekend Getaway in New York City

Day 1 - Thursday:

Arrival in your hotel, Holiday Inn Financial District*. Day and dinner at leisure (dinner not included).

Depending on your arrival time, you will receive a MetroCard valid for unlimited subway rides for the duration of your trip.

 

Day 2 - Friday:

Day at leisure. Explore New York City on your own. Head to the One World Observatory a few blocks from your hotel for great views of the city, visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum, walk to Battery Park and take the ferry for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Optional excursion: Lower East Side & Greenwich Village

Today, you and your group will learn the rich history of the Lower East Side and discover often-forgotten places, unexplored spaces, and the many stories of migration in this neighborhood over the centuries. 

Be sure to bring your appetite, because you will start the day with a bagel from a legendary shop, and enjoy a delicious sandwich from a local delicatessen at the end of the morning (included)!

In the afternoon, continue with a guided tour of Greenwich Village, home to influential women throughout history. You’ll discover how these radical women helped shape the Village into the culturally rich and progressive neighborhood it is today.

Next you head to Union Square with a stop at the famous Strand bookstore, deemed the “undisputed king of the city’s independent bookstores” by the New York Times. You’ll finish your tour at Grand Central Station, where your guide will highlight the details of this Beaux-Arts wonder.

Day 3 - Saturday:

Day at leisure. Explore New York City on your own. Use your MetroCard (included) to explore Times Square and its lights, admire the Rockefeller Center's giant Christmas Tree and beautifully decorated shop windows, or go ice skating in Central Park.

Optional excursion: Harlem, Central Park, and Museums

This morning, set out on a historical food tour of Harlem. You will taste renowned soul food as well as Caribbean and African cuisines at a variety of restaurants. Between tastings, you’ll learn about Harlem’s rich history and treasured architecture.

Continue with a guided bike tour of Central Park. You will soon understand why this park is so loved by locals and tourists alike; with its great views of the city's skyscrapers, it provides an easy escape far from the bustling city.

In the afternoon, you will visit two iconic arts venues on guided tours. Start with a guided highlights tour of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), the first museum to devote its programs and collection entirely to the modern movement. After your guided visit, explore the galleries to experience the unique collection of modern art.

Next, enjoy a guided tour of Radio City Music Hall. Known as “The Showplace of the Nation,” the legendary venue has played host to many of the biggest names in music, including Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin and Paul Simon.

Rest of the day and dinner at leisure (not included).

 

Day 4 - Sunday:

Day at leisure. Explore New York City on your own. Continue visiting the city with your MetroCard, or finish your Christmas shopping!

 

Optional excursion: High Line & Graffiti Workshop

Make your way with your guide and the rest of the group this morning and head towards The Vessel. This interactive artwork was imagined as a focal point where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city and one another from different heights, angles and vantage points.

Next, enjoy a stroll on the High Line with magnificent views. Enjoy the tranquility of an oasis overlooking the traffic, which is particularly rare in New York.

In the afternoon, you'll make your way to Brooklyn with your guide and participate in a graffiti tour and workshop. Get acquainted with this particular form of art and get ready for some hands-on action as you create your own graffiti art!

End this busy day in Williamsburg, a hipster-chic neighborhood famous for its trendy shops and restaurants, and enjoy a locally produced beer in a well-loved brewery.

Day 5 - Monday:

End of your New York vacation. Say goodbye to your new friends and check out of your hotel. 

*Accommodations may vary based on departure date. The final hotel confirmation will be sent to you 15 days before your departure.

Package information

What is included

  • 4 nights of accommodation based on double occupancy with breakfasts

  • Transportation: NYC MetroCard – unlimited ride pass

  • Porterage on your first day

  • Taxes, service, resort fees and tips for the above-mentioned services (not including the guide)

  • 24/7 hotline

Not included

  • Air fare

  • Insurance

  • Luggage storage

  • Transportation other than the ones listed

  • Services of a guide other than the ones listed

  • Tips for the drivers and guide

  • Personal expenses

  • Beverages and meals 

  • Any other visits, excursions, or entrance fees

$399.00

Per person in a double room

5 days / 4 nights

Travel with Teebsi

IMPORTANT: Proof of vaccination is required for indoor activities for anyone 12 and older. Read more

This New York vacation supports and provides exposure for local businesses. The optional visits and guided tours highlight different shops and stores with deep community roots.

The tour only uses public transportation to minimize its impact on the environment.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined according to the terms outlined below:

  • Full refund if cancellation is received 32 days or more from the departure date

  • 50% of the trip per person cancelled will be due for cancellation received between 31 and 8 days of the departure date

  • No refund will be provided for cancellation received between 8 days of departure and the departure date

The tour requires a minimum number of people. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Please refer to the full terms & conditions

Who is Teebsi

Teebsi creates mindful US Tours and Vacation Packages for conscious travelers, that provide a unique travel experience and positively impact local communities.

Our tours focus on conscious travel, meaningful moments with the local communities, and travel experiences that you won't find anywhere else. As part of our commitment for the local communities we travel to, we donate 1% of our sales to local nonprofits who work for the well-being of their community.

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