Itinerary for September 17, 2016

 New York City for First Responders

Detailed Itinerary

Thank you for your interest in this trip. Please note that this is a generic itinerary for the trip. The exact meeting places and times, routes used in the Orientation Group Walks and other details will be found in your trip booklet.


Meet us  at our Departure Meeting Point. For this trip we will most likely use the Aviation Museum parking lot. 

The bus departs early in the morning. Make sure you are at the departure location on time, we will not be able to wait for you and we do not want you to miss this awesome trip.

This trip involves crossing the American Border. For a smooth transition you must have with you the appropriate travel document(s): passport (Visa or $6 US dollars cash -if needed. If you are not a Canadian citizen you might be required to have a visa. If you are from a country that does not require a visa to enter the USA you might be asked to pay $6 USD cash) 


You should expect to get off the bus and go through the border crossing process where the authorities will review your travel documents and personal belongings. Please check the US Customs and  Border Protection website for a list of prohibited or restricted items you should avoid bringing with you.   

After being admitted to the US, get back on the bus, relax and continue the journey. We will do a couple of stops along the way to stretch our legs and have some food.

In the afternoon we'll arrive to one of New York's most famous landmarks: Times Square. Take some time to wander freely around this part of town. We will make recommendations as to where to eat and what to do. You have 2 to 3 hours before our next meeting point.

Meet back with the group and head to our hotel for a well deserved rest.



This morning we will head towards Manhattan's lower town to visit the "9/11 Memorial and Museum". This is a time to  feel proud of calling yourself a First Responder.  We will honor those who either lost their lives or were injured  while answering the call of what's believed to be the largest mobilization of emergency personnel in American history. The Museum tells the story of 9/11 through interactive technology, archives, narratives and a collection of artifacts. 


After the visit to the museum we'll board the bus and head to Brooklyn. We will be dropped off near the Brooklyn Promenade where we'll enjoy beautiful views of Manhattan. Our Orientation Group Walk starts here.

We will meander our way to the corner of Adams St and Tillary St. This is where the pedestrian entry to the Brooklyn Bridge begins. We will cross this world wide famous bridge and head towards downtown Manhattan (also called lower town or financial district). 


In this section of NYC we will discover: Wall Street, NY Exchange Center, the Charging Bull, Trinity Church, Battery Park among others. After our Orientation Group Walk ends you will have free time to explore on your own.

We suggest you visit Pier 17, go shopping at Century 21, take the subway and explore little Italy and Chinatown. We also recommend taking the FREE ferry ride to Staten Island for stunning skyline views of Manhattan.

Meet up in the evening at the pre-arranged time and place to go back to the hotel.

Attractions in lower-town

1- Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River

2-Wall St

Wall Street is a 0.7-mile-long street running eight blocks, roughly northwest to southeast, from Broadway to South Street on the East River in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan

3-Stock Exchange Market

The New York Stock Exchange is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$19.3 trillion as of June 2016.

4- Trinity Church

Trinity Church is a historic, active, well-endowed parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Trinity Church is located near the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway.75 Broadway, New York

5- The Charging Bull

Charging Bull, which is sometimes referred to as the Wall Street Bull or the Bowling Green Bull, is a bronze sculpture that stands in Bowling Green Park in the Financial District in Manhattan

6- Battery Park

Battery Park is a 25-acre public park located at the Battery, the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City, facing New York Harbor.

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7- Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is a FREE passenger ferry service. It runs 5.2 miles in New York Harbor between the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island. The ferry operates 24/7

8- Chinatown

Manhattan's Chinatown is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City, bordering the Lower East Side to its east, Little Italy to its north, Civic Center to its south, and Tribeca to its west