BETHEL TOUR (TO NEW YORK AND FROM TORONTO) ITINERARY
This Tour includes visiting the new World Headquarters at Warwick, plus Patterson and Wallkill and spending two nights at Niagara Falls in Canada. In addition, you will also visit the Canadian Branch Office and stay two nights in Toronto, Canada, before flying back to your hometown, instead of spending another full day traveling back to New York.
Friday, July 16 Illinois International Travel will arrange a flight from your city to New York’s Newark Airport. Then transfer by hotel shuttle service to the Courtyard by Marriott Newark Elizabeth Hotel where you will meet Friends from many other parts of the country. Balance of the day will be free to do as you please.
Saturday, July 17 Buffet breakfast is included at the hotel, followed by a sightseeing Tour of New York City. Your Tour Escort will point out such sights as the Empire State Building, Times Square, 5th Avenue, Central Park, Wall Street, Ground Zero, and more. In the afternoon there will be an interesting Bible Tour given by Brothers from Oasis Tours in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art located by Central Park. Before the Tour begins, there is time for you to enjoy an optional light lunch followed by an encouraging Tour highlighting many Biblical points. At 5:00 p.m., you will return to the hotel. One of New Jersey’s largest indoor outlet malls with department stores, restaurants, and a food court is located down the street from your hotel.
Sunday, July 18 Entire day and evening free to enjoy New York City. Go to the top of the Empire State Building, Times Square, Macy’s Department Store or take in a live performance at a Broadway theater.
Monday, July 19 This morning visit the new World Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Warwick where the work for over 100 Branch Offices is coordinated. This is the home of the Governing Body which handles all of the materials related to the preaching activity worldwide.There will be three separate (self-guided) Tours. One, called “World Headquarters—Faith In Action.” After the Tours, enjoy your included box lunch before traveling into Manhattan. The balance of the day and evening will be at leisure. You may want to take an optional boat cruise to see the Statue of Liberty and view all the Society’s former buildings from the boat as you pass under the Brooklyn Bridge. At 5:00 p.m., you have the option to return to the hotel or remaining in Manhattan to do as you please.
Tuesday, July 20 This morning everyone will check out of the hotel and travel to Patterson to Tour the Educational Center and then to Wallkill for a Tour of the printing factory, where we will pause to enjoy a box lunch. Following these two Tours, you will depart to Binghamton, NY and stay overnight at the Doubletree Hotel.
Wednesday, july 21 After breakfast travel to Niagara Falls and stay two nights at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Canada, overlooking the thundering Falls. Tonight, you may want to enjoy an optional group dinner at the top of the world famous revolving Skylon Tower for breathtaking views of the Falls and fireworks.
Thursday, July 22 Free day to visit the many attractions, as this is one of the top destinations in the world. There are several areas to view the Falls, or you can take an optional one-hour cruise for an exciting encounter of the Falls. You will feel the mist and the sight of water falling from above. This is a magnificent experience and a photographer’s dream. Raincoats are provided. (See Awake, 7/8/01, p. 25) Tonight, you may want to attend a meeting at the local Kingdom Hall.
Friday, July 23 Drive to the Canadian Branch Office to Tour the facilities and see the new press now printing 5 million magazines a week in 30 languages. A box lunch is included in the picnic area (Go to www.jw.org and scroll down to “About Us—Offices and Tours” and then continue to “Download a brochure” for a beautiful brochure on the Canadian Branch Office.) Later, check into the downtown Toronto Marriott Courtyard Hotel for two nights. Balance of the day at leisure for sightseeing or a walk to the largest indoor shopping mall in Canada.
Saturday, July 24 Free day to enjoy the optional Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour of Toronto. See the museums, CN Tower, Casa Loma Castle, Toronto Zoo, St. Lawrence Marketplace and many other attractions. Your Tour Escort will have several suggestions on what to see and do in this exciting Canadian city.
Sunday, July 25 Depart to the Toronto Airport for the return flight to your hometown with many memories. Reserve NOW as this Tour sells out VERY QUICKLY each year. Please remember that everyone MUST have a PASSPORT for this Tour.
All rates are based on two people sharing a room. If your city is not listed, please let us know which city you would like to fly from and we will then inform you of the total cost. NOTE: If you prefer a single room, you can pay a supplement of $799 in addition to the above prices for the entire Tour.
SPECIAL SAVINGS: You may deduct $200 from the above prices for anyone under 18 years of age rooming with two other persons.
ALL BETHEL TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Round-trip airfare, including all taxes
- All hotel accommodations for entire Tour
- Sightseeing Tour of New York City
- Admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Breakfast daily at the Newark Marriott Hotel only
- All transportation to Warwick, Patterson, Wallkill, and Canada
- Three box lunches are included
- Services of an experienced Tour Escort for the entire Tour