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Our cheapest flights  to New York

All fares are per person, in Euro and ‘as from’. They are subject to availability and change without prior notice. All pre-payable taxes are included. File charges (from €14/p.p.) and cancellation and/or travel insurance are not included. Airport taxes may differ according to the departure date, booking class and flight route.

Exclusive excursions in New york

One of the most rewarding, smartest and easiest ways to turn your citytrip into a personal experience without major personal investment of time or money is to spice up your days abroad with some stunning and rewarding Connections excursions. 

Easy as pie - or shall we say hot dog for the occasion - as we have listed some of the hottest things for you to do in NYC just below! 

Spread your wings and fly over Manhattan by helicopter, cycle or walk Manhattan and Brooklyn and unveil some of its secrets side by side with a Belgian city guide, go from Ground Zero to the top of the highest skyscraper in the Western hemisphere, attend an electrifying Broadway show, pedal you way through the annual charity Five Boro bike ride and connect with people from all over the globe and so much more…. Take a head start and pre-book your seat. You save out on time, stress and money and you are sure to be part of the action in this city that never sleeps. Awesome. Go, explore!

BENY From NY Lover to NY Addict

SOHO, Little Italy, China Town 

Who says New York immediately thinks Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. But beyond these must-sees the city has much more in store. You are starting to know Manhattan pretty well? Then this tour is definitely for you. Perhaps you've already been shopping in SoHo or discovered China Town, but do you know where to buy cronuts, flood legged crocodile or genuine cowboy boots? Or listen to good live music, where find the largest selection of candy? And what to think of a hidden fashionable restaurant or a store entirely dedicated to rice pudding? Prepare for totally different8 Culture, architecture, shops and restaurants in SoHo, NoLIta, Little Italy, Chinatown and the Lower East Side are unique. With their customs, traditions and ideas, the residents of these areas have shaped the most diverse metropolis our society has ever known.

It is a miniature world, and is precisely what make New York City so attractive. Diversity is regarded as the driving force and binding factor. It beautifies and enriches New York. In this diversity you will find New York City at its best.

from 50 p.p.
What's included?
  •  2 - 3 hours
  •  Individual
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New York Top of The Rock Observation Deck

Rockefeller Center was built in the 1930s, the years of The Great Depression when unemployment raged. Its construction created 70,000 jobs for up to 9 years. The elevator which takes you to the 70th floor, 260m high, is an experience in itself : fast and coloured by special video effects. At the top breathtaking unobstructed 360 ° views await you. Central Park, the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Hudson River, East River, Brooklyn Bridge and many , many more. Popular, so pre-book your entry ticket and avoid queues!

from 27 p.p.
What's included?
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  •  Individual
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New York Heli Tour The New Yorker

Experience the thrill of a 15’ eagle eye view of New Yorks Skyline. Extra-large windows allow for panoramic views of Central Park, the Empire State, Chrysler & Rockefeller buildings, Greenwich Village, Lady Liberty, Ellis Island and South Street Seaport.

How large is my field-of-view?

Views are awesome. Definitely! The new Bell 407 helicopter has been specifically designed for sight-seeing. Large windows allow outstanding 180° views. The leather passenger seats have been limited to six in order to provide a comfortable feeling and plenty of legroom..

Is it safe?

Safety comes first. Before you take-off you will attend a short instructional safety video. The helicopter itself is equipped with the unique Terminal Collision Avoidance System that provides the pilot with the best overview and information of the surrounding airspace.

from 203 p.p.
What's included?
  •  +/- 15 min.
  •  Individual
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New York: Good to know

Must do’s in New York

Exclusive to Connections: Book a guided city walk in the company of Patrick van Rosendaal, the first Belgian New York city guide or his team and discover Manhattan’s hidden gems. Daily tours available. More information.

Empire State Building: at the heart of Manhattan stands this world-renowned skyscraper. Day and night-time views of The Big Apple from its two observation decks are simple stunning.

Cycle New York:  bike across the car-free path along the Hudson River, past famous landmarks and across the romantic Brooklyn Bridge.


New York: Insider tips

On citytrip with your kids? In Central Park Zoo you can walk from colourful parrots representing the tropics to the polar bears of the Arctic region in a matter of minutes. In for some action? Rent a vessel at Loab Boathouse and ‘row row row the boat’ frantically across The Lake.

Are you a foodie? Eataly is a must for lovers of Mediterranean cuisine. You can buy all kinds of past and Italian delicacies as well as cooking books and the handiest kitchen tools.

Fashionista in heart and soul? Time to save some dollars - Century 21 is a designer outlet which offers men's, women’s and kids clothing, accessories, shoes, home gear and gifts at half price or less. Get ready for the ruffle and scuffle of the year! 

Are you an art lover? The gigantic Metropolitan Museum of Art (familiarly known as The Met) harbours one of the largest and finest art collections in the world.


How to explore New York?

Hop on one of the New York city busses or use the 24/7 elaborate metro system. 

Stop one of the famous New York metred yellow cabs to drive you to your hotel after a fun day of shopping. 

Rent a car and visit New York State or neighbouring Long Island.

Discover the city on foot during an original city tour with Patrick van Rosendaal and his team.

 

New York Travel information

Travel documents: All Belgian nationals*  (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (biometric) containing min. 2 blank pages,  valid at day of entry and during the entire stay. Connections recommends to let common sense prevail and to build in some slack in terms of validity. Often unforeseen circumstances (weather factors, volcanoes, and threats all kinds) are the cause of a mandatory postponed return date. Please keep this in mind. Consult the latest travel information and up-to-date travel advice on diplomatie.be/nl.
All passengers who travel to and /or via the U.S. must apply for an electronic travel authorization at least 72 hours prior to departure. The ESTA procedure must be requested via the official website link https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov and paid by a personal credit card only. Please verify the latest updates on travel advice, documents and requirements on http://diplomatie.be/nl.

Local time:  - 6 hours 

Please note:

Daylight saving time 2017: In The USA the clock is set forward in the night of Sunday 12 MAR 2017 at 2am.  In Belgium, the clock is set forward on Sunday 26 MAR 2017 at 02am. This entails that between 12 and 26 March, the time difference is one hour less than indicated above.

Winter time 2017: Belgium turns the clock back one hour on Sunday 29 OCT 2017 at 02am.  The USA turns back the arms of the clock on the night of Saturday, 5 nov at 2am. That entails that during the latter week the time difference is one hour less than indicated above.

Currency: US Dollar. 1 USD = 0.88 EUR (01/07/2017)

Climate: weather patterns in New York tend to vary between warm to humid in summer - with temperatures reaching 28°C - 32 °C in July – to cold and freezing during winter months.  January regularly records the lowest temperatures of the year.

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