New York: art, architecture, history & theatre

Mar 19 - 31, 2019
$10,350per person, twin share (land content only). $2,930 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour Leader

Dr Matthew Laing
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Overview

Wake up in the city that never sleeps – 12 times! This residential tour to New York combines a carefully-selected range of performances – from jazz to Broadway, orchestral music and opera – with private visits to a selection of the city’s best museums and galleries, and dining in some of its finest restaurants. It also explores the fascinating history and architecture of the city through walking tours of its renowned neighbourhoods: Brooklyn, Soho, Chelsea, Downtown, the Upper East Side and Central Park. Accommodation is in spacious premier-plus rooms at the Warwick Hotel, perfect for attending theatres and visiting galleries.

Experience

  • New York’s dramatic history, from colonial outpost to global metropolis
  • Outstanding performances: opera, orchestral concerts, plays and a musical
  • A breathtaking array of visual arts, ranging from European Old Masters to 20th-century classics and the cutting-edge contemporary scene
  • New York’s marvellous architectural heritage, with a focus on Art Deco, modern and contemporary
  • New York’s neighbourhoods: a city of villages with celebrated local histories
  • A survey of New York’s food scene, from historic venues to top establishments

Highlights

Seven performances to be selected from the 2018-2019 season, including:

  • Tosca, in production by the world-leading Metropolitan Opera directed by Carlo Rizzi
  • The Broadway smash-hit Hamilton, based on the life of Alexander Hamilton
  • New York Philharmonic Orchestra performing Brahms’s Symphony No. 1
  • Mozart virtuoso Mitsuko Uchida, leading the Mahler Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
  • Some of the best jazz in the city at Jazz at the Lincoln

A detailed itinerary for this tour will be available soon. Please register your interest above to receive your copy.

Your Tour Leader

Dr Matthew Laing has a PhD in US politics from the ANU. He has an expert knowledge of New York and a love of the performing arts, especially theatre and music.

Itinerary

Architecture and History

  • Architectural walking tours of Midtown’s Art Deco and Park Avenue modernism
  • New York’s fascinating history of immigration, from Ellis Island to the Lower East Side
  • Brownstone streetscapes, fantastic museums and diverse history in Brooklyn
  • Exploring Downtown, from New Amsterdam to the modern Financial District

Fine Art and Dining

  • A private out-of-hours viewing of the MoMA with a museum lecturer
  • Charming small galleries, including the Frick Collection and the Neue Museum
  • The encyclopaedic Metropolitan Museum of Art, including its exquisite medieval wing The Cloisters
  • Lunch at the Michelin two-star restaurant The Modern, inside MoMA
  • Dinner the New York fine dining institution the Grammercy Tavern

A detailed itinerary for this tour will be available soon. Please register your interest above to receive your copy.

Getting There

Qantas and United Airlines fly regularly to the East Coast. Contact us for quotes and bookings.

Tour Inclusions

What is included in the tour price? 
Unless otherwise stated in the itinerary, our tours include the following:

  • Any flights mentioned in the itinerary that take place during a tour
  • Land travel by private air-conditioned coach. Where appropriate public transport is also used for short distance travel on some tours
  • All accommodation in hotels or apartments as stated in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners specifically stated as included in the itinerary
  • Drinks at welcome and farewell meals. Other meals may not have drinks included
  • Background talks on tour, site notes and online resources
  • Services of tour leader throughout tour
  • All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local guides at some sites
  • Tips for drivers, local guides and restaurants for included meals

Airport Transfers

Tours begin either at the arrival airport or the first hotel, depending on the itinerary. If you have booked your international flights with Academy Travel and arrive before the tour commences, we will provide airport to hotel transfers to the closest main city on your arrival, and to the closest airport at the end of the tour. These may be either individual or group transfers.

What is not included in the tour price?
Open-age tours do not include the following:

  • Return international/domestic air travel unless those flights take place during the tour
  • Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart
  • Costs involved in obtaining visas for countries visited, where required
  • Travel insurance. We require all participants to have comprehensive travel insurance. A typical policy for one of our tours will cost from $160 upwards, depending on your age, pre-existing medical conditions, the countries you are visiting and the overall length of your trip
  • Lunches and dinners not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Costs associated with any activity mentioned as “optional” in the itinerary, or any suggested free time activity

Booking conditions

You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of these conditions when you book a place on a tour.

Deposits

A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee, insurance and any additional travel will be due 60 days before departure.

Cancellation Fees

If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:

  • More than 60 days before departure: $500*
  • 60-45 days before tour start: 25% of total amount due
  • 44-15 days before tour start: 75% of total amount due
  • 14 days or less before departure: 100% of total amount due

*This amount may be credited to another ADFAS Travel tour within 12 months of the original tour you booked.

Unused Portions of the tour

We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.

Travel Insurance

ADFAS Travel requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. We offer a comprehensive policy with a reputable insurer if required.

Passport and Visa

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.

Will the tour price change?

If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates ADFAS Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an ADFAS Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.

Will the itinerary change?

Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of ADFAS Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.

Final Payment

Full and final payment for the tour, airfare travel, insurance and any additional travel you book is due 60 days before departure. Payment may be made by bank deposit, cheque, cash or credit card. Please note there is a surcharge for payments made by credit card.

ADFAS Travel reserves the right to decline the booking or terminate the holiday of any traveller.

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Mar 19 - 31, 2019
$10,350per person, twin share (land content only). $2,930 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour Leader

Dr Matthew Laing

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Jamal Fairbrother 02 9235 0023
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