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CANADA in the WILD

Itinerary for September 17, 2016

 New York City

Your February 15, 2020 Itinerary

You have made a great purchase! Ready to have loads of fun? 

PREPARING FOR THE TRIP.

   What to do before you come to NYC: 

  •  Exchange Money. You are going to need US dollars.

  • Health insurance. Check if your current health insurance covers trips to the US, if not we recommend you purchase some. Visit Guard.me for more details.

  • NOT CANADIAN? You will need an I-94 entry permit in order to be admitted into the US. You could get your I-94 entry permit online. By doing this you will speed up the border crossing process and it will be less stressful for you. Use the following link: US Border and Customs I-94 Website    

  • Valid Passport 

  • American Visa if your passport is not from a Visa Waiver Country

  • Student or Work permit if you are residing temporarily  in Canada.

  • Are you a student staying in Canada less than 6 months? You might be asked by Canadian border authorities (on the way back) to prove your status in Canada. Bring copies of the following documents: Letter of acceptance of the University, Student Card, details of the return flight to your home country. 

  • Bring a photocopy of your passport, as this will speed the check in process at the hotel

1- Keep connected and informed

We have created a What's app group for all members attending the trip. Please  download the app if you don't have it and join this group:

https://chat.whatsapp.com/CkljMRdcXPu6Xhl7837BqN

It is important to stay in touch while traveling; especially if there are any last minute changes to be announced by your guides (like bus pickup addresses), you become separated from the group or are going to be late for a rendezvous.

This what's app group will also be good for anyone in the trip to share photos, let others know of cool spots you've come across while exploring, restaurants recommendations and pretty much anything we want. 

2- Hotel Details

Holiday Inn Manhattan Lower East Side . 150 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002

Phone: +1 (212) 475-2500

3- Tips

In North America is customary to give a little something to the driver and Guides for their good service as a token of appreciation. This is totally optional. We propose to give $5 at the end of the trip. If you think you got good service please make your contribution to any of your Guides at the end of the trip. 

4-What to bring

  • Passport

  • Other documents to prove status in Canada if not Canadian (See previous section)

  • Your camera 

  • Water bottle

  • Good walking shoes

  • Warm clothes (check the weather forecast and pack accordingly) 

  • Snacks for the bus ride

  • Rain jacket just in case it rains

  • Your adventurous spirit and extra money for food and souvenirs!

5- Trip Contest

During your trip to NYC, Round Tours will challenge you to capture unforgettable moments. But wait, these aren’t your typical scenic shots of the sunset overlooking the NYC skyline, we’re asking you take funny, unpredictable, one-of-a-kind pictures that will make this trip all the more memorable…and we’re turning it into a contest!

Join us on Facebook  to learn more about it!

Your Itinerary

DAY 1

6.45 am Meet us at 90 University Private, Ottawa, K1N 6N5. This is a residence building on the University of Ottawa campus [See our map below]. The Ottawa Residences Building is right in front of a big parking lot where our bus will pick us up. Here you will have a chance to gather and get to know your fellow travellers before we set out.

7.00 am The bus departs at 7.00 am. 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.

We will cross the American Border. For a smooth transition you must have with you the appropriate travel document(s): Valid passport, Visas (if required) and $6 US dollars cash -if needed. For those travelling under the Visa Waiver Program you will get the I-94 W non migrant form to be filled out. This form will be given to the US immigration officers together with your passport.

You should expect to get off the bus and go through the border crossing process where the authorities will review your travel documents. After being admitted to the US, we'll get back on the bus and continue the journey. 

We will make one more stop after customs to get food, stretch our legs and use the restrooms.

4 pm Arrive to our hotel, check in and get ready to start the adventure in Manhattan!

All activities proposed throughout the trip are OPTIONAL and it is up to you to join them or do something different.

Freshen up and meet at the lobby of the hotel if you want to join the group and explore iconic Times Square! 

Did you know that this is the place to buy reduced Broadway tickets?

Wondering where to eat? Hell's kitchen is very close to Times Square and laden with good restaurants. 

Come back to the hotel the Newyorker way by taking the subway or a yellow cab!

Foodies Tips- Authentic NYC pizza slices experiences 

99c Fresh Pizza

561 7th Ave, New York

Authentic NYC experience. You can't expect to eat cheap in a place like NYC, but a place like this proves you wrong. Always great pizza. Hot and ready to go.

2Bros Pizza

557 8th Ave, New York

Pizza for a dollar. You will have a hard time finding a better deal at this quality anywhere else, whether in NYC or outside of it. Buttery crust, savory meat toppings, good cheese & sauce.

Joe's Pizza

1435 Broadway, New York

Modern outpost of a longtime counter-serve pizza joint prepping New York–style slices & pies. Good place to get the famous New York Pizza slices.

DAY 2

 

Today we will visit Manhattan's mid-town.

 

9.30 am Meet your Tour leader by the lobby and get ready to board the bus. 

We will be dropped off at Madison Square park and make our way towards Central Park. There is lots to see in this section of NYC: Empire State building, flat iron building, iconic Chrysler building, Rockefeller Center, 5th avenue, Grand Central Station, New York Public Library, Bryant Park and so much more. 

We will be leading a group walk that will take you through the major landmarks previously mentioned. Feel free to join us for the whole length of the walk (approx 4 km and 2h long) or just part of it. Our discovery walk ends by Central Park.

Do you like museums? MET, Guggenheim and the Natural History Museums are all within walking distances in Upper town Manhattan.

Your guides will have recommendations of what to do and where to go from here. 

They will also unveil their plans for tonight! 

Attractions in mid-town

1- Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center in New York City. 1260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020, USA

2- Top of the Rock

Observatory on top of Rockefeller Center, with an ocean-liner style design, offering city views.Rockefeller Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020, USA

3- Rockerfeller Plaza and Center

Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 highrise commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets in New York City. 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111, USA

4- 5th Avenue

Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare going through the borough of Manhattan in New York City, United States. It stretches from West 143rd Street in Harlem to Washington Square North at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village

5- New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is a public library system in New York City. With nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States, and fourth largest in the world.

5th Ave at 42nd St, New York, NY