We will depart Knoxville to begin our exciting tour to New York City, traveling through East Tennessee and the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and arriving at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania for overnight.
This morning we will depart for the Big Apple—New York, New York. A special treat is included for lunch today at Plataforma Churras- caria. The meal begins with a visit to their fabulous gourmet salad bar. Churrascaria (choo-rah-scah-REE-ah) is the name used to describe a restaurant that serves meat, mostly grilled, and Rodizio is a method of serving different cuts of meat that originated in the south of Brazil in the early 1800’s. The concept is to serve a wide variety of different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, etc., in succession, to each diner individually right at their table, thus there is not a traditional menu. A dining experience you won’t soon forget! After lunch we will visit the New Memorial to 911 Victims before checking into our hotel. This evening we will see a leading Broadway play selected by Knoxville Tours. Accommodations await us for three nights in the heart of New York City.
Today we will have a guided tour which will include the highlights of the Big Apple as we see: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Chinatown,a drive down world famous Fifth Avenue past Saks and other fine stores, Macy’s at Herald Square, Upper and Lower Manhattan, including Central Park, South Street Seaport, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Broadway Theatre District and Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the Financial District—home of Wall Street and the Commodities Exchange, Madison Square Garden, Little Italy, Battery Park, Lower East Side, United Nations, Carnegie Hall, and much more. New York City truly has something for everyone! After our tour we will view the city from the Top Of The Rock Observation Deck of Rockefeller Center. Tonight Macy’s will stage a showstopping pyrotechnic show over the Hudson or East River. The Fireworks are amazing…..What a July 4th Celebration to remember!
Today, experience New York City your way!! That’s the greatness of staying in a downtown hotel. Any time, day or night, you can take in New York at your own pace. Some fascinating suggestions are: visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see unbelievable items dating from prehistoric times; see a TV show taping at Rockefeller Center; go to a Broadway Show or “shop ’til you drop” at Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue.
This morning we depart New York City for Liberty State Park in New Jersey where we board a ferry to the Statue of Liberty a gift to the the people of America from the people of France. Even before it took its place at America’s gateway, the Statue of Liberty overwhelmed those who saw it. Set atop its pedestal in 1886, it was the tallest structure in New York City—and the tallest statue in the world. “Liberty Enlightening the World” stands 300 feet above New York Harbor—what a magnificent sight! The latest addition to Liberty National Park is the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island.Take a ferry from Liberty Island to Ellis Island and see the first stop for more than 12 million immigrants that arrived in the United States from 1892 to 1954. Take your last look at the “Big Apple” from the harbor as we reboard our motorcoach for our return trip to Chambersburg, Pennsylvannia for our last night.
We depart Chambersburg this morning, stopping in Salem, Virginia for lunch and arrive in Knoxville by early evening. Our exciting tour to the Big Apple with Knoxville Tours must come to an end.