This amazing offer consists of International & Internal flights, 3 nights in New York staying at the Row Hotel room only followed by 5 nights in Puerto Rico staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites with breakfast (this hotel is one of the top rated hotels on the island!) and then 7 nights onboard Carnival Victory, Full Board and with a FREE upgrade to a Oceanview Cabin.
We are currently offering £300 per person discount, FREE Cabin upgrade on the cruise and a FREE Empire State Building ticket: The Empire State Building Observatory is a must on any trip to New York. From the spectacular lobby all the way up to the majestic observatories, this iconic centrepiece of the city’s skyline is a testament to the ingenuity, vision and sprit of New York. For nearly a century now tourists have been flocking to the main observation deck on the 86th floor of this iconic building, looming 400m over 5th Avenue. From this privileged viewpoint you can admire a breath-taking panorama of the rooftops, streets and secret alleys of Metropolitan New York. You cannot say that you really know this great city until you have seen it from the top of the Empire State Building! It is an unforgettable experience – perhaps you will be reminded of when Harry met Sally or even of King Kong’s dramatic demise. This visit will let you savour breath-taking 360-degree panoramic views of Manhattan, with birds eye views over Central Park, Times Square, the Flatiron Building, Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty and so much more.
We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 01737 646416 FREE to book any of these trips & tours.
All Around Town Tour with Harbor Cruise, £40pp ? Explore New York at your own on this double-decker bus tour. Your ticket is valid for 48?hours and also includes a 90?minute sightseeing cruise! The All around Town Tour is a great way to discover New York.
Beast Speedboat Ride, £20 per person - Hold onto your hats and get ready for the ride of your life. Imagine flying across the waters of New York harbor at 45 mph. It’s a thrill-a-minute aboard New York’s fastest boat ride, taking you to the best views of the Statue of Liberty and back in 30 fun-filled minutes.
Top of the Rock, £20pp ? Visit during the day and see the city in all its brilliance or visit at night and witness the city sparkle. Our opinion is that the top of the rock is better than the empire state building as you get to take photos the empire state and central park.
Classic New York Combo Ticket, £58pp ? This great value sightseeing ticket offers the best of the Big Apple. Visit the Empire State Building Observatory or the Top of the Rock, see the Statue of Liberty up-close, plus enjoy a 2?day hop?on/hop?off double?decker bus ticket taking you to over 50 locations around the city. The Classic New York Combo Ticket combines an All Loop Tour ticket with a Statue Cruises ferry ticket for the Statue of Liberty and a ticket for the 86th floor Empire State Building Observatory. The tickets do not have to all be used on the same day and can be used at any time during your stay.
The Big Apple Helicopter Tour, £99pp ? Capture the buzz, excitement and grandeur of this great city from the air; your perfect bite of the Big Apple. See from the air, the city that’s so good they named it twice! Fly with Liberty Helicopters and witness the grandeur of Manhattan's famous skyline from a very unique perspective.
New York City Pass, £65pp ? Your ticket to the best of the Big Apple ? see six of New York's most famous sightseeing attractions including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty for one low price! Not only is the New York CityPass your entry ticket to SIX must?see New York attractions, your ticket also allows you to bypass ticket queues and save money.
Sex & The City Hotspots Tour, £35pp ? You've seen the show, now take the tour and rekindle some favorite memories as you visit over forty locations from the cult Sex and the City series. Plus see locations that were used in the Sex and the City movie and SATC2! In its six years on air, Sex and the City featured hundreds of New York’s shops, bars restaurants and Galleries and you can now acquaint yourself with many of these locations on this fabulous Manhattan-wide tour.
Woodbury Common Shopping Tour, £35pp ? For New York shopping at its best, take the hour trip to shopping heaven aka Woodbury Common Premium Outlets for the ultimate retail extravaganza. With over 220 designer and retail outlet shops and prices reduced by 25?50%, Woodbury Common is New York’s most popular outlet mall.
Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise, from £60pp ? A magical setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and the illuminated Lady Liberty. This wonderful evening cruise combines sumptuous cuisine, live music and dancing under a canopy of stars. On this dinner cruise you will enjoy a bountiful feast of creative cuisine enhanced with flowing drinks and attentive service. Over dessert, you’re treated to a musical revue starring Broadway?quality entertainers.
Full Island Cruise, £29 per person - The Full Island Cruise provides passengers with 3 hours of relaxation and discovery. You'll circumnavigate Manhattan Island and see it all: 3 rivers, 7 major bridges, 5 boroughs, 25+ world renowned landmarks and magnificent close-ups of the Statue of Liberty. Discover Manhattan like the great explorers and see the city and the outer boroughs via the water.
Big Three Combo Ticket, £49 per person - "The Big Three combo" gives you access to the three most popular attractions in New York: Empire State Building Observatory, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and an up close look at the Statue of Liberty on a Circle Line Cruise. Save time and money with this convenient package. You can see the world at the Met Museum, with over two million pieces of art from across the globe spanning 5000 years of culture. Then you can see New York and beyond, from the top of the famous Empire State Building, featuring spectacular unobstructed views in every direction. Finally, you can see New York from the water, with close up views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Manhattan skyline on your choice of three different Circle Line Cruises.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, £20 per person - Visit the Met, see the world. You can discover 2 million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture at New York City's number one tourist attraction. From the splendors of ancient Egypt, to the spectacular New Greek and Roman Galleries, to the Met's beloved Impressionist paintings, to contemporary works by today's leading artists, a world of art awaits you at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can enjoy world-famous, encyclopedic collections, plus more than 30 annual special exhibitions and an array of Guided Tours all free with your admission.
New York Broadway Shows, from £60 per person – We deal with a wide range of shows on Broadway, ranging from The Lion King and other family friendly shows all the way up to the classic musicals such as Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. Please ask a member of staff for further details.
Old San Juan Shopping Tour, £35 per person - San Juan is one of the oldest towns in the Caribbean as well as a great shopping destination. In this full day tour you’ll have the chance to explore the maze of narrow streets, packed with colourful houses with wrought iron balconies. You’ll find some great shopping here too, from small family owned businesses to trendy boutiques and international retail outlets.
The old colonial town of San Juan, once a bastion of Spanish Imperial power in the Caribbean, is a now a premium shopping destination. The grid of narrow streets is jam-packed with an amazing variety of arts and crafts shops. There’s something for everybody here, from the traditional Vejigante masks and hand-carved Santos to the elegant Panama hats at Olé, souvenir shopping in San Juan is a treat. Famous stores include La Casa de Las Casitas, El Galpón, Máscaras de Puerto Rico and many more.
The town is also home to many small boutiques selling unique creations as well as some of the top international retail outlets. San Juan is also a foodie’s paradise. Whether you’re looking for traditional Puerto Rican classics, gourmet international cuisine, or a delightfully inventive fusion of Caribbean and global flavour you’re bound to find something to satisfy you. Calle Fortaleza, known locally as Restaurant Row is the place to be seen here, with some of the best restaurants in town. South Fortaleza, known locally as SoFo even has its own twice-yearly culinary festival.
ATV rainforest low-lands adventure, £65 per person - Prepare yourself for the ultimate off road adventure in this three hour ATV scramble through the lush greenery and spectacular scenery of Puerto Rico’s eastern coast. Feel the adrenalin rush as you follow our experienced guides down dusty tracks through plantations of tropical fruit and lush rainforest. Climb rocky hills, speed through green valleys and splash across raging rivers in this unforgettable three hour adventure.
This morning off-road scramble is ideal both for beginners as well as experienced drivers. The fun starts with an introduction to your instructor/guide and some brief safety instructions as well as some time to get acquainted with your vehicle. Then once you feel comfortable, it’s time to rev up and venture deep into the jungle following your ATV tour guide.
This unique tour will take you deep into the unspoilt countryside of eastern Puerto Rico. You’ll drive around crystal clear lakes, climb to the summit of rugged mountainS for unforgettable panoramic views and speed in convoy through the lush tropical rainforest. At the end of the tour you’ll stop to explore a mysterious cavern system with weird rock formations and ancient stone carvings. Definitely a trip for the daring! With weird rock formations and ancient stone carvings. Definitely a trip for the daring!
Bacardi distillery and Old San Juan Shopping tour, £39 per person - Enjoy a guided visit to Bacardi, the largest rum distillery in the world, in this full day tour. You will also have the opportunity to visit the old walled town of San Juan, one of the best preserved Spanish colonial cities in the world and the second oldest city in the Americas. The tour also includes a visit to the impressive 500 year old Fortress of San Cristobal.
After departing your San Juan Hotel, you’ll be driven straight to the Bacardi Rum Distillery, the largest operation of its kind in the world, processing over 100,000 gallons of rum every day. In this fascinating guided tour, you will learn all about the traditional process of making and aging rum. Then have a look around the Bacardi Family Museum and enjoy some rum drinks and refreshments, courtesy of the world’s best known rum-producing family. You will also have the chance to buy some bottles to take back home with you.
Afterwards you’ll head for the old colonial town of San Juan. Your guide will give you a brief introduction to the history of this jewel of colonial architecture and then you will have plenty of time to explore the maze of narrow streets with colourful houses and shady plazas for yourself. The whole town has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lose yourself in the cobblestoned streets, admire the splendid colonial architecture and visit some of the town’s imposing fortresses, including the 500 year old Fortress of San Cristobal.
Bio Bay Kayak, £65 per person - Discover one of the most amazing natural phenomena in the world in his once in a lifetime experience. Bio Bay at Las Croabas is home to millions of dinoflagellates, microscopic organ-isms that release a bright blue burst of light when they come into contact with another organism. Paddle a kayak through the sparkling, luminescent water as. The galaxy painted across the shore by these tiny marine microbes is nothing short of breath-taking; a truly magical experience.
You’ll be picked up from your hotel shortly before sunset and driven to the bay of Las Croabas. During the journey your professional guide will explain the incredible natural phenomenon of these dinoflagellates—fragile microorganisms that produce a bright burst of blue light when they come into contact with another organism. Learn all about the nutrients provided by the surrounding mangroves, and what causes the shallow and protected waters to appear so bright with millions of these single-celled glowing creatures.
Then once we arrive you’ll jump aboard a kayak and paddle through the mangrove lagoons beneath the darkening sky. As you run your hands through the warm water, you’ll see the tiny organisms light up and sparkle, a once in a lifetime experience. The myriad stars lighting up the night sky and the galaxy painted across the bay, the balmy breeze and the sweeping beams of the nearby Fajardo lighthouse make for a truly memorable evening. Then after exploring the magic of this natural wonder, you’ll rejoin your bus for the trip back to your hotel. Please note that the local Department of Natural Resources does not allow swimming in the bay.
Day by day
Day 1 London – New York
Fly direct from London to New York, the Big Apple. Once you arrive in New York make your own way to your Midtown hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore New York at your leisure.
Day 2 New York
Today you can enjoy a full day exploring one of the most iconic cities in the world! Take advantage of the FREE ‘Empire State Building’ entrance ticket which is simply a must do in New York. No other vantage point in the city offers the inspiring, unobstructed views. After that you could then take a horse and carriage ride around Central Park, enjoy a river cruise to see the Statue of Liberty and also visit the site Ground Zero Memorial. In the evening it’s time to head to Times Square and Broadway where the city’s famous nightlife and theatre options await.
Day 3 New York
On your last full day in New York continue exploring the sights of this cosmopolitan city. Why not take a trip to Chinatown, or the Brooklyn Bridge, visit the shops of 5th Avenue or for those adventurous enough why not take a helicopter ride over the New York Skyline. If you want to explore somewhere further afield you can also take a day trip out to Niagara Falls.
Day 4 New York to Puerto Rico
Today make your way to the airport ready for your direct flight to San Juan. When you arrive you will be transferred to your hotel where you will spend 5 nights. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 5-9 Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico may be a small island but with its diverse geography and abundance of natural and cultural attractions, visitors rarely see all it has to offer, which takes some doing. You won't find a more vibrant city, with cutting edge culinary and clubbing scenes, than San Juan, and its beaches (and year-round temperatures) put those of Miami and South Florida to shame. Puerto Rico is always hot, and it has those postcard perfect white sand beaches lined with palm trees and sparkling blue sea that are the real draw for any visit to the Caribbean.
You can explore Old San Juan, discover that unspoiled beach town or remote mountain village, or go big wave surfing, spelunking, or deep sea fishing. There are world-class performances and thriving locals arts and music scene, as well as the most varied dining of any Caribbean destination. With all that going on, it will take some planning to get the most out of your stay, no matter how long that is.
Day 10 Carnival Cruise – departs San Juan
Make your way to the cruise port ready for when your ship departs. Enjoy the evening at leisure enjoying the facilities onboard.
Day 11 St Thomas
This morning you will arrive into St Thomas. Why not take advantage of some of the pre-bookable excursions or enjoy the day at leisure.
Day 12 Day at Sea
Enjoy a day at sea making the most of the facilities on the ship.
Day 13 Barbados
This morning you will arrive into Barbados. Why not take advantage of some of the pre-bookable excursions or enjoy the day at leisure.
Day 14 St Lucia
This morning you will arrive into St Lucia. Why not take advantage of some of the pre-bookable excursions or enjoy the day at leisure.
Day 15 St Kitts
This morning you will arrive into St Kitts. Why not take advantage of some of the pre-bookable excursions or enjoy the day at leisure.
Day 16 St Maarten
This morning you will arrive into St Maarten. Why not take advantage of some of the pre-bookable excursions or enjoy the day at leisure.
Day 17 San Juan to London
Arrive back into San Juan where you will disembark. Make your own way to the airport ready for your overnight flight home.
Day 18 London
Arrive back into the UK after an amazing holiday.