Tour: AEE - 2013 (AEE) - 2013 / 2014

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Built in 1713, the Old State House is Boston's oldest surviving public building
Built in 1713, the Old State House is Bostons oldest surviving public building

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Empire State Building (Anytime Excursion) The Empire State Building offers unmatched views of New York and neighboring states. Get skyward and discover what the city looks like when you are 1,050 feet high at the top of New York's most iconic skyscraper. The 86th floor observatory, with its popular 360-degree outdoor deck, also has indoor viewing galleries for guests to enjoy the views rain or shine, day or night.

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New York Helicopter Tour 'The Big Apple' (Anytime Excursion) New York City isn't called the "Big Apple" for nothing!! No visit to New York City is complete without a dazzling and incredible tour around the city from the air. The "Big Apple," is a 11-15 minute flight. (Note: There is a mandatory $30.00 per person heliport facility/security fee which must be paid directly at heliport.)

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New York, New York Helicopter Tour (Anytime Excursion) This is an enhanced harbor tour that includes views of New York City's five boroughs! Your tour begins down the Hudson River, Manhattan's Financial District, Woolworth Building, and Ellis Island-allowing for a birds-eye view of the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, and Verrazano Bridge, which joins Brooklyn and Staten Island. Then return up the Hudson to view Midtown's famous skyscrapers: Empire State, Chrysler, and Met Life (Pan Am) Buildings; along with Central Park; Yankee Stadium, home of the New York Yankees; St. John the Devine Cathedral; Columbia University; George Washington Bridge; and the Palisade of New Jersey.

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Top of the Rock (Anytime Excursion) At 850 feet above sea level, you are at the crossroads of commerce and culture, atop an art deco masterpiece and monument to progress. Originally opened over 70 years ago, the design of this deck was inspired by great ocean liners of the era, the perfect metaphor for floating above New York with unobstructed views in all directions. At Top of the Rock, you are surrounded by history, intrigue, architecture, transportation, invention, collaboration, and over eight million people from all over the world. The 67th and 69th floors include outdoor terraces which feature fully transparent, safety glass. The 70th floor, the uppermost level, provides a completely open air, unobstructed 360-degree view of New York City and beyond.

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