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FAQ for your NYC Vacation

Welcome to our FAQ for your NYC vacation!  You may have some questions and we have the answers!   Here we will answer the most frequently asked questions about NYCVP, how to easily book a customizable NYC vacation and many more.  But first, a little background on who we are and how we can help you get everything you want to see and do when booking a vacation to the Big Apple!

New York City Vacation Packages is the only major independent tour company devoted exclusively to New York City. We provide accommodations, theatre and event tickets, sightseeing options, walking tours, dining and transportation. We do everything for you and leave you nothing to do but enjoy New York City. We’ll even give you information and recommendations so you can experience New York like a native New Yorker!

So if you’re planning a trip to New York City, you’ve found the right place. But we know you still may have some questions about our product, our service and us. We’ll answer them for you before you even ask. We’re mind readers too.

Why should I buy a package from NYCVP?
Don’t take our word for it. Listen to what a renowned travel writer says in Frommer’s New York City guide book:
“A terrific source specifically for Big Apple packages is NEW YORK CITY VACATION PACKAGES, which can sell you a complete vacation package, including hotel stay, theater tickets, and more – usually for significantly less than you can do by booking everything on your own. What’s more, NYCVP can often build a package that includes otherwise sold-out tickets to Broadway shows like THE LION KING and sporting events; they’ll even book airport transportation and dining reservations for you, if you wish.”

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What if I can get a hotel room elsewhere, can I still get your free bonus inclusions?
Chances are if you think you found a hotel for a lower price than we offer, you may be misled. Our package prices include all taxes (which are quite steep in the "City that Never Sleeps") and lots of free features like admissions to some of the City’s most popular sites. Plus, when you book with NYCVP we can arrange all the sightseeing, dining, theatre and event options that you want.
If you still want to book your hotel room elsewhere, we can’t stop you. But we can’t send you all the free stuff if you don't book a hotel-inclusive vacation with us. Sorry. Our boss won’t let us.

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What days can I arrive in NYC? When do your tours depart? How long can I stay?
Our packages are extremely flexible so you can travel at any time, stay as long as you want (with a few minor exceptions) and arrive on any day. We recommend at least a 2-night minimum stay, but you're welcome to stay as long as you'd like. In fact, we predict you'll like New York City so much you'll never want to leave!

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Do I have to buy a Broadway show or some sightseeing tour?
No. All you have to purchase through us is hotel accommodations. The FREE EXTRAS are just that … FREE. If you want to purchase tickets to a Broadway show, no problem. If you want to purchase a sightseeing tour or a dinner, no problem. If you don’t want anything except accommodations, no problem.

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Who is NYCVP and how do I know I'm giving my money to a legitimate company?
Very good questions. We are owned by our parent company, Tenenbaums Vacation Stores Inc., who has been in the business of providing leisure travel vacations since 1983. They are bonded under the rules of the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC).
We are members in good standing of New York City’s tourism promotion agency, NYC & Company, as well as the Better Business Bureau of Northeast and Central PA. We are also members of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the New York State Travel and Vacation Association, Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, American Bus Association, National Association of CareerTravel Agents and the National Tour Association. New York City Vacation Packages has contractual agreements with some of the biggest names in the travel industry, like Marriott, Starwood, Hilton, Gray Line -- all of whom could attest to our high standards of conduct and our professional ethics. If that’s not enough, just call us. Speak with one of our professional New York City Personal Vacation Planners. We know they’ll instill confidence in you because they know New York City, they care about what they do and they truly care about you! Click here to read messages our travelers have sent us about our company, our product and our service.

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How can I take advantage of your services?
That’s easy. See your favorite travel agent, book online with us, or call us at 877-NYC-TRiP.
Click here to find our email address, fax number and hours of service.

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Travel Questions

Can you send me a brochure and guide maps of New York City?
NYCVP is a tour company that arranges vacations to NYC. We are more than happy to answer any specific questions you have about the city, but we do not have informational brochures available. We recommend you contact the NYC Visitors Information Center at 212-397-8222 and they will be able to provide you with city brochures and maps. We would be happy to send you our current NYCVP vacation brochure.

What is the best time to travel to NYC?
New York City is hoppin' all year around. Prices are lowest in winter and summer, and highest in the Fall, particularly the first two weeks of December.

How soon should I plan my trip?
Soon.....especially if you are planning to go for a special event, like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Christmas Shopping or New Year’s Eve. We recommend you plan very early so as not to be disappointed. And if you are traveling any other time, the sooner you book, the better chance you have to secure the hotel and Broadway show tickets you desire most. We do however, accept bookings for travel as late as a week prior to your departure.

What do I wear?
For sightseeing, comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Most sightseers dress casually. Since winters tend to be cold and windy, sweaters or layers are appropriate. Dining is a different story – New Yorkers tend to be a little dressy and some restaurants require jackets and ties for men.
Theater attire tends to be dressy as well. Although jackets and ties for men, and dresses for women, are not required, they do lend an air of elegance to the event.

What is there to do in New York?
New York City has some thing for everyone. Shopping, shopping, shopping from South Street Seaport to SoHo to famous 5th Avenue. Nightlife from jazz to dance clubs to sophisticated settings with romantic singers and the lights of Manhattan in the background. If theater is your interest, we can arrange tickets to all Broadway Shows and Off-Broadway, including Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King and many, many more. New York is full of culture and history with the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Museums, including the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Being such a culturally diverse city with many dining options, there is something for every taste, including French, Chinese, Jamaican, Italian, Brazilian and many, many more. If you love to Sightsee, tours are offered of the city and all of its glory. So, as you can see there is something for everyone!!!

What is the weather like in NYC?

Here are average daily temperatures High/Low in degrees Fahrenheit

January 38F / 25F   July 85F / 68F
February 40F / 27F
August 84F / 67F
March 50F / 35F
September 76F / 60F
April 61F / 44F
October 65F / 50F
May 72F / 54F
November 54F / 41F
June 80F / 63F
December 43F / 31F

How far is the airport, rail station and bus terminal from the hotels?
There are three airports serving New York City. LaGuardia Airport is approximately 40 minutes by car, JFK International Airport is about 60 minutes, and Newark International Airport is about 45 minutes from the hotels. The times may vary depending on traffic. Most trains arrive at Pennsylvania Station on 32nd and 7th Ave, a short taxi ride from hotels. Port Authority, the main bus terminal into NYC, is located on 8th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Street. The hotels are only about a 10-minute taxi ride from Port Authority.

Does my package take me from the airport to my hotel?
We can provide transportation between your hotel and the airport, either via Super Shuttle shared van or private vehicle. Click here for more information

What about child discounts?
Many hotels allow children to stay free in the room with an adult. On average, at most hotels, a child is anyone ages 12 or younger, but ask your NYCVP representative to be sure.

Are you able to get tickets to concerts or baseball games?
Sure, we have access to tickets for Opera, Ballet, Yankees baseball....just call us for details!!!

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