You are invited to join our festive and enriching New York City Theatre Tour Nov. 29 – Dec. 3. Join hosts Joe and Katherine Satrom who have been leading groups to the Big Apple for nearly 40 years!
Enjoy the Christmas lights and store windows, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, and the magic ambiance of New York City at Christmas!
We’ll see “The Nutcracker Ballet” at Lincoln Center, the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, and a Broadway show. We’ll have a city tour that includes Central Park and the 9;11 Memorial Plaza & Museum.
You will be offered an optional tour to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. (This is offered as an option because we have many repeat participants on our NYC tour.) Our hotel has a premium location: a short walk to Times Square and 5th Avenue, and just blocks from Central Park – in the middle of it all!
Joe Satrom has been involved in the travel industry in some capacity for nearly four decades. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University. He served as North Dakota Tourism Director in the 1970s and was on the National Board of Travel Industry of America and the Old West Regional Commission. He was awarded the state’s highest tourism honor, the Greater North Dakota Association’s Tourism Award. He served as the Friendship Force Chairperson for North Dakota and organized the first exchange visit between Bismarck and Hamburg, Germany. He has served on committees for the National Tour Association. He was the first Chairman of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. He served as TRMF Chairman a second time and for many years on the Board. Joe was a delegate to a White House Conference on Tourism. He has traveled extensively in the United States and around the world. He was co-owner of Satrom Travel & Tour for 38 years, before the sale of the company to Direct Travel, for which he continues to host group tours and cruises.
Photo was taken in Norway.
Katherine has been in the field of travel for nearly four decades. A graduate of North Dakota State University, she holds a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University. In addition to travel, her past experience includes administrative positions with the University of Mary and North Dakota state government, involving communications, marketing and advertising, administration, and coordination of human resources. She has served on the Old West Regional Commission Advisory Committee on Tourism, the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce board and Aviation Committee, and the state board of the Greater North Dakota Chamber. She was a delegate to a White House Conference on Small Business, and has served on the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation board. For 14 years, she had a travel segment on Prairie Public Radio. She has traveled extensively in the United States and around the world. She was co-owner of Satrom Travel & Tour for 38 years, before the sale of the company to Direct Travel, for which she continues to host group tours and cruises.
Photo was taken in Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam
Arrive in New York City this afternoon and transfer by motor coach to the Hampton Inn Times Square North, which is just blocks from Central Park, and a short walk from Times Square and 5th Avenue; in the middle of it all!
This evening, you have the option to join your hosts for an orientation walk to Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center and the Times Square area. Points of interest in route include St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Tiffany’s, Saks 5th Ave. and more! The rest of your evening is free to explore the wonders of midtown Manhattan. You can choose to skip this and take in an optional Broadway show.
After breakfast this morning, enjoy a New York City tour by motor coach. Our step on guide will point out sights along the way including Lincoln Center, Harlem, Flatiron district, and more! Enjoy a photo stop in Central Park and a brief facility and snack stop at Chelsea Market. The tour concludes at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza & Museum where you will take a self -guided tour of the reflecting pools and the 9/11 Museum.
Late afternoon, return to hotel for free time to explore more of NYC, take a carriage ride in Central Park, shop, rest or have dinner. Tonight, join your hosts for the 20-minute walk to Lincoln Center and enjoy a performance of the Christmas classic, “The Nutcracker!” George Balanchine’s timeless tale of a little girl and her Nutcracker doll features a Christmas tree that grows from 12 feet to 40 feet tall, 90 dancers and dazzling effects that make each performance magical!
Your day is free to continue exploring, shopping and sightseeing after breakfast.
As a pre-booked option, your hosts will take you via subway to Battery Park, where you board the ferry for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island! This optional excursion may take approximately 3-5 hours depending on your stops.
This afternoon, see a matinee Broadway performance or take the subway to Macy’s and the Empire State Building, the Museum of Natural History or other New York attractions.
This evening, enjoy dinner on your own before joining your hosts for a walk to the theatre district for a Broadway musical.
After breakfast, meet your hosts in the lobby and walk to the landmark Radio City Music Hall for the morning performance of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” featuring the Radio City Rockettes!
Celebrate the magic of Christmas with a 3D ride through New York City from the North Pole, Santa and his reindeer, ice skaters, dancing teddy bears and a live nativity!
After the performance, we will enjoy brunch at Brasserie 8 1/2 on
West 57th Street. The rest of your afternoon and evening are at your leisure. Perhaps you’ll choose to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Union Square Christmas Market, the USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, or see another Broadway show; the possibilities are endless!
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning. On your own, catch a live performance of your favorite talk show, take a free guided tour of Central Park, do last-minute shopping and enjoy lunch as you say goodbye to the many sights and sounds of the Big Apple.
Board the bus in the early afternoon to transfer to the airport for our return flights home.
New York City Holiday Theatre Tour Prices
Rates are per person and based on double occupancy.
Tour with flights from Bismarck, Minot, or Fargo:
$2,499 - Double Occupancy + $162.44 for optional Travel Protection
$2,279 - Triple Occupancy + $148.14 for optional Travel Protection
$2,149 - Quad Occupancy + $139.69 for optional Travel Protection
$3,379 - Single Occupancy + $219.64 for optional Travel Protection
Do you have friends or relatives not from ND that would like to join you on this tour? We can do airfare from anywhere! Just contact us and we will get a price for you!
Tour Only Rates: (Does not include airfare)
$1,795 - Double Occupancy + $116.68 for optional Travel Protection
$1,575 - Triple Occupancy + $102.38 for optional Travel Protection
$1,455 - Quad Occupancy + $94.58 for optional Travel Protection
$2,665 - Single Occupancy + $173.23 for optional Travel Protection
Deposit: $500 per person due with this form to hold your place Final Payment: September 26, 2018
Cancellation: Once paid, all monies are non refundable. Travel Protection is highly recommended.