Currently costing only $870 (£650) per adult, plus UK flights*, this super 6-day theocratic tour is offered to us by bethelcoachtours.com (on a commission-free basis) and includes smart hotel B&B every day, a MetArt Bible tour, transport for the 6 days to the featured locations including the MetArt tour day.
Broadway shows are an option for the Wednesday evening, and an unlimited number of additional free days in New York (Newark hotel) can be arranged by request.
Simply click here for full details, and click here to book (please select "Betheltours UK" as your Trip Partner so that the UK brothers can all be listed together.
*UK flights currently seem to be approx £400 per adult, from regional airports; look for flights to EWR (Newark). Email us if you wish, for a note of other brothers who may be going, or for other information if available. Note that you will be booking direct with bethelcoachtours.com, not ourselves; but Polly & I will be on same trip. Please email us anyway if you book, so we know how many are going from the UK.
Here are the basics of the itinerary:
Sept 23rd 2017 (Saturday): Arrive Newark, check into hotel at Jersey Gardens area (between 2pm and 8pm).
(Sunday): Tour to MetArt Museum (Manhattan) for Bible Tour; Playtime NY City; Empire State building area; Times Square; Rockefeller Centre and more; Optional Broadway show.
(Monday): Tour to Patterson & Wallkill Bethel facilities
(Tuesday): Tour to Warwick HQ
(Wednesday): Special UK Guest Day day; guided city tour with amazing Hayden Planetarium (£17); Brooklyn Museum of Art (Egypt Bible Tour £9); Ground Zero, China Town and Little Italy.
(Thursday): Free day; flight home or extended with extra free days. You can choose extra nights in either Manhattan or NJ, booked either indi or via BCT; allow approx $40 per person per day for travel from NJ.
Note that all prices here are approximate and dependent on the exchange rate and updates at time of booking. Best to book very soon; October tours there are already 50% full! Do it now!
Here's a few answers to popular questions, in case you need:
That trip is operated by USA tour operator bethelcoachtours.com who are all brothers in the USA, and very experienced; with an office staff of 6. We worked with them on the Israel tours a few years ago, but are not acting as travel agents. This trip will have brothers from around the world on it, but a significant number of UK brothers also.
Its much cheaper to book your own flights, as far as I can see, but you would not have the 'Meet & Greet' that BCT provide. You may need to do it nearer the time, but list as "Land Only" now, listed at the bottom of the options on the booking pages. You can choose either to 'Pay Later', or send a deposit now.
You need to arrive anytime that first day (now Sat 23rd Sept 2017), at Newark EWR airport (hotel check-in normally 2-8pm). Transfers to the hotels are all free, and very easy. I think its a large-roomed Marriott hotel, if its same as the one we stayed in last time.Polly & I are flying (hopefully) from NCL (Newcastle); we have our own insurance. Other brothers currently plan to fly from Manchester, also London Heathrow. Note that we are listed as a "Trip Partner" (it says "BetheltoursUK") - or you can put into the "Special Requests" box that you want to travel with D & P House (BetheltoursUK) so we can share as much travel and info as possible from the UK.
Polly & I have 2 extra nights at the newark hotel, at end of trip; we are likely to go into Manhattan, also spend an easy day near the hotel on one day (there's a massive shopping mall with dozens of restaurants near the hotel; also a cinema and big bus station with cheap rides).
Where are you based? We'll make our own note, so we can help if needed.
So far there are at least 37 from the UK in various stages of booking, for that same trip; and BCT say that 2 out of 4 coaches are already full.
If you have extra 3 or more days, you may want to consider a hotel in Manhattan (as the journey every day from Newark is a bit tedious; we did it a few years ago for 5 days). For answers to most questions, see http://bethelcoachtours.com/news/faqs
http://bethelcoachtours.com/news/faqs/how-to-get-from-ewr-newark-international-airport-into-manhattan-and-backThis page will be updated frequently.