October 22 – 27, 2018. The Ultimate New York City Tour
Back once again by popular demand. Hosted by Michael Ballam and Guided by Barry Knight
- 5 nights deluxe hotel accommodations at the Sheraton
- New York City Pops concert at Carnegie Hall
- Orchestra seating at a popular Broadway musical
- An evening of opera with The Metropolitan Opera
- Guided New York City uptown sightseeing tour
- Downtown Manhattan sightseeing tour with transportation
- Visit to the National September 11th Memorial
- Radio City Music Hall exclusive back-stage tour
- Manhattan Skyline Harbor Cruise
- Sit in on an official New York City audition
- Private motor-coach transportation for tours and events
- Visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty
- Services of a professional Tour Director
- Plus more amazing things are planned for your enjoyment
- Optional airfare at group rates available
2018 Rates will be posted in late December Estimate cost for the land tour is around $2100 per person based on double occupancy
Group airfare from Salt Lake City with Delta’s non-stop service an be purchased with Knight Tours and Cruises. Airfare can also be arranged from other cities.
Call Knight Tours and Cruises 1-877-811-3244
Join Michael Ballam and Barry Knight as they host “The Ultimate New York City Tour”
October 22 – 28, 2017
Monday, October 22nd – “Start Spreading the News, We’re Leaving Today!” Our nonstop flight will have us arriving at the JFK airport in the afternoon and our private motor-coach will transfer us to the world’s most beloved city, New York City. Comfortable accommodations await you at the Sheraton Times Square hotel which is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan. The Sheraton is conveniently located on Seventh Avenue near Carnegie Hall, fashionable Fifth Avenue and Central Park. Other attractions that are just a few blocks away include Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square and Broadway Theaters. This evening you will have time on your own to relax or explore in the “City That Never Sleeps.” Your Tour Director will supply you with plenty of options to fill your evening in this exciting city.
Tuesday, October 23rd – This morning we will enjoy our Uptown Tour in our comfortable private motor-coach, joined by our local city guide, Ms. Franklin. This tour is filled with many great sights of the city such as: Columbia University, Central Park, Manhattan LDS Temple, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Harlem, Apollo Theater, Museum Mile, Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. We will stop on Fifth Avenue where you will have time to enjoy lunch, visit the sights at Rockefeller Center and go inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral New York City promises and delivers the world’s top entertainment , and to night we’ll e treated to a grand Broadway production. A final decision will be made on May 15th to select the Broadway production for the group (a major musical performance with orchestra seating). Private motor-coach transportation will be provided from the hotel to the theater and return.
Wednesday, October 24th – This morning we will take a short walk from 7th Avenue to 6th Avenue where we will delight in a back stage tour of the magnificent Radio City Music Hall. On this guided tour, you’ll discover the art deco masterpieces, learn the secrets of the Great Stage, and even meet a Rockette! You have the afternoon free to take a bite out of “The Big Apple.” There is so much to see and do. You might enjoy a stroll down Fifth Avenue, visit on of the many wonderful museums the city has to offer, or join your Tour Director, Barry Knight, for a relaxing mid-day walk in Central Park. We have purposely left your afternoon free simply because Wednesday is a weekday that most Broadway theaters offer matinee performances. A few of the great productions now playing include: Aladdin, Beautiful, The Lion King, Wicked, Waitress, On Your Feet, Miss Saigon and many more. This evening our private motor-coach will transfer us to Lincoln Center where we will spend time at the world renowned Metropolitan Opera House (performance will be announced in May). Transportation to Lincoln enter for the opera is provided for the group. (If you prefer a Broadway production performance in place of the evening at the Metropolitan Opera, a substitution can be made with proper advance notice).
Thursday, October 25th – A special feature of this tour will be the opportunity to sit in on auditions held by Michael Ballam. Each year Michael travels from coast to coast to audition professional talent that would like to perform in Logan during the summer opera season. This morning you’ll get to experience several artists as they audition and share their beautiful voices in hopes of securing a contract with the Utah Festival Opera ad Musical Theatre Company. Later this morning we are off for an exciting adventure by embarking on a sightseeing tour of Lower Manhattan. To help us learn more along the route, our local city guide will point out interesting sights, with facts and information along the way. We will see the sites you’ve always heard of including: Times Square, Madison Square Garden, Empire State Building, Herald Square, Chinatown, Greenwich Village and more. We will make a lunch stop at the South Street Seaport Historic District followed by a drive through the Financial District, viewing Wall Street, Trinity Church, and the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park. A highlight will be paying our respects as we visit the National September 11th Memorial. Tonight we have a relaxing evening planned to enjoy a City Lights Harbor Cruise where you’ll have spectacular views of the Manhattan Skyline at night and also get up close to the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge.
Friday, October 26th – In a city that has so much to offer, we have kept your day free so that you can do as you desire. Perhaps a shopping spree is in order, lunch at Tavern on the Green, a view from the top of the Empire State Building or tour the United Nations Building. You can also join your Tour Director for a visit to the world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art (transportation and admission to the museum is additional). There is never time to do all the exciting things that this great city has to offer… .but have fun today trying to accomplish as much as you desire. For more than a century, Carnegie Hall has been known to audiences and performers alike as one of the world’s greatest concert halls. A jewel in the crown of New York City, this beloved venue has come to symbolize the pinnacle of musical achievement and the height of artistic endeavor.
Saturday, October 27th –Before we give our regards to Broadway and leave the city, your Tour Director is thrilled to take you on the ferry ride where you will visit Liberty Island and marvel at the amazing Statue of Liberty. From Liberty Island we will take the ferry to Ellis Island where you’ll have time to explore this gateway of which over 12 million immigrants to the United States entered. We will meet up with our driver and motor-coach at Liberty Landing, New Jersey before reporting to the Newark airport for our afternoon flight home.
This tour is back by popular demand and will fill fast.
Call today to secure your spot on this spectacular New York City Entertainment Tour.
Call Knight Tours and Cruises 1-877-811-3244
Please note that the events and venues of this itinerary may change from how the itinerary presently reads. As we secure reservations in May for the events we will firm up the day by day itinerary and advise all tour participants.