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Girls' Getaway to Manhattan
October 20 - October 23, 2016

$1,890 USD

Girls’ Getaway to Manhattan – Fall 2016

New York is the greatest city in the world for a girl’s weekend out! We promise that you will never yawn once during our October, 2016 extravaganza in the Big Apple.

Our Manhattan Escape offers the perfect mix of delicious culinary experiences, fabulous art museums, an unforgettable Broadway show or live music at the legendary Apollo Theater, world-class standup comedy in the village, the Big Apple’s best sightseeing spots and, of course, libation-assisted relaxation.

From Uptown to Downtown the world’s most exciting island will be yours for three glorious days!

Book now because space is limited!.



DAY 1 - October 20 - Thursday - Arrive in New York City and get settled in

Fly into the airport of your choice and make your own way to our centrally located hotel, where you can unpack your bags and join your fellow travelers for a casual welcome reception and dinner. If you prefer, we can arrange a meet and greet for you at the airport.

DAY 2 - October 21 - Friday - Harlem Brunch — the Frick — Boathouse — Jamon & Casa Mono

Wake up early and join your leader for coffee and an intro chat entitled Life in NYC over coffee and pastries from Buvette - the best french bistro in town.

We will start our sightseeing with a visit to the Frick — a quaint little museum that boasts lovely music performances and an unforgettable permanent collection. http://www.frick.org

After the Frick, we will enjoy a leisurely stroll into nearby Central Park, where we will have lunch at the Boat House. October is a lovely time of year to sit with great food at the Boat House overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful urban ponds. http://www.thecentralparkboathouse.com

Next, after a rest at our hotel or time for shopping, we’ll make our way to Gramercy Park, another incredible urban oasis. You can choose to enjoy more Autumn leaves or hunker down at one of our favorite local wine bars for cheese, charcuterie and fine wine. We can unwind and chat until we move next door to Bar Jamon & Casa Mono, our favorite Mario Batali restaurant and the best spot in town for a meal of Spanish Tapas. http://www.casamononyc.com

We will end our day with an optional visit to the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village, the top comedy spot in Manhattan. The most outrageous comics test out new material here so be warned: it can get a little naughty. http://www.comedycellar.com

DAY 3 - October 22 - Saturday - the Highline — Chi Omega Luncheon at Bergdorf’s — the Met

We will start our day with a refreshing stroll along the world famous High Line. Running from 14th St and 10th Ave all the way to 35th, this urban stroll is the finest the city has to offer. http://www.thehighline.org

You’ll enjoy a little time on your own later in the morning to step back into the many shops you will have passed by during your stroll.

It’s a perfect day to invite out our Chi Omega friends in NYC to Bergdorf’s rooftop restaurant and bar on 5th Avenue for a special Chi Omega Luncheon. Bergdorf’s offers amazing views over Central Park and it’s THE PLACE for ladies who lunch!

Next, we’ll take in New York’s greatest museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We are friends with a curator, so we are excited to show you something that is near and dear to our hearts!

After a break back at our hotel and time for a light dinner on your own, we’ll finish the day with an amazing show! You can enjoy either a night of music at the legendary Apollo Theatre (https://www.apollotheater.org) or the Broadway Musical of your choice! Book your trip early so that we have time to book exactly what you want.

DAY 4 - October 23 - Sunday — Leisure time then home

We’ll end our weekend in grand style as we make our way uptown and deep into the jazzy heart of Harlem where we’ll enjoy a brunch at the Red Rooster. http://redroosterharlem.com/about/

You will then have time to see more of NYC or just head home.


What is included in the trip

  • Lodging in double room
  • On-trip transportation

What is not included

  • Airfare to and from NY
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for drivers and guides


Please check here for the latest Covid-19 travel updates

Dear Friends & Travelers,

The safety and well-being of our clients is our top priority.

We have been closely monitoring the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and relying on recommendations from the US State Department, CDC, World Health Organization, and other relevant authorities at home and abroad. Based on the latest developments, we have made the difficult decision, in coordination with our trip hosts and partners, to reschedule all departures starting on or before December 31, 2020.

We want to assure you that we are making every effort to do the right thing for our clients, partners, and local vendors in this time of uncertainty, and we look forward to sharing our passion for experiencing the world with you by offering the following options:

1. Join your group’s alternate date
We are offering each of our affected groups a future alternate date and will gladly transfer your reservation to this date.
2. Reschedule your trip on a different Customized Journeys departure
If the alternate date for your program does not work for you, we are happy to work with you to find a different date, private trip, or future program that will suit your needs and interests.
3. Receive a Future Travel Credit (FTC)
If your preference is to wait to make a decision, we will put your reservation on hold and apply your funds toward a future Customized Journeys travel program of your choosing. This FTC is valid for 2 years from your original departure date.

We share your disappointment and appreciate your understanding during this challenging time. As the situation continues to evolve, we have learned that what makes sense today may be different tomorrow. Our planning could be further adjusted, and we will update you as we continue to work through developments. In the meantime, we’d like you to know that we are reviewing every aspect of how we run our trips with the intent of safeguarding the health and well-being of our clients.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional information to help with your decision process.

Thank you for your commitment and understanding.

The Customized Journeys team