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Autumn in New York - Music, Theatre & Art


AUTUMN IN NEW YORK - MUSIC, THEATRE & ART

23 OCTOBER–2 NOVEMBER 2019 (11 DAYS) | FIVE MUSIC & THEATRE PERFORMANCES, INSIGHTFUL TALKS, GUIDED VISITS TO ART GALLERIES & FINE FOOD

Enjoy New York in the Autumn. Attend two operas at the Metropolitan Opera, a concert at Carnegie Hall, a Broadway musical and a Broadway play, and go on private guided tours of three world famous art galleries. Become better acquainted with the city of New York on three walking tours and be exhilarated by taking two day trips out of the city, one to travel through the autumn countryside to visit the Mark Twain House and Museum, and the other to experience the vineyards in the renowned Long Island Wine Country. Enjoy six gourmet meals, and overall become immersed in the ambience of the exciting city of New York.

AUD$10,250 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

LOYALTY CLUB PRICE: AUD$9,737.50

Deposit AUD$600 per person
Single supplement: AUD$2,250

Final payment due: 20 August 2019

places available

Tour Leader Margaret Throsby AM

tour leader

Margaret throsby AM

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Overview | Autumn in New York - Music, Theatre & Art


Overview

Overview | Autumn in New York - Music, Theatre & Art


Overview

performances

  • Premium seats to two operas at the Metropolitan Opera.

  • Premium seats to a concert at the renowned Carnegie Hall.

  • Premium seats to a Broadway musical.

  • Premium seats to a Broadway play.

OVERVIEW

  • Background talks by Margaret Throsby about the performances we attend. 

  • Private guided tours of three art galleriesThe Met Cloisters, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and an out-of-hours tour of MoMA, New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

  • Three private guided walking tours of New York

  • Two day trips out of the city, one to travel through the autumn countryside to visit the Mark Twain House and Museum, and the second to the vineyards in the beautiful Long Island Wine Country.

  • Gourmet meals at restaurants carefully chosen by Hayllar Music Tours.

  • Ten nights staying at the luxurious and centrally located Warwick New York in Premier Plus Rooms overlooking the iconic 6th Avenue.

  • Travel in a small group (maximum 20 people), attend outstanding performances, enjoy insightful talks, stay in luxury accommodation and experience fine dining.

tour leader

Margaret Throsby AM

A face and voice familiar Australia-wide, and one of our most popular and admired broadcasters, Margaret Throsby presented the Morning interview on ABC Classic FM for 23 years. Prior to that she had a long career on radio and TV at the ABC, reading news, presenting music programs, hosting the high-rating Morning Show on 702 ABC Sydney.  She was the first woman to read radio news since WW2, and in 1978 became the first woman to read national television news in Australia. She won two Avion awards for Best in the World Inflight Audio programs (Qantas), the Variety Club of Australia Radio Award, the Media Award of the Law Society of NSW and the Rostrum Speaker of the Year.

In her interviews on ABC Classic FM she interviewed people from all walks of life, and from all over Australia and the world. Names like Lord Yehudi Menuhin, John le Carre, Jane Fonda, Oliver Sacks, Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchet, Brenda Blethyn, Kate Grenville, Annie Proulx, Margaret Attwood, Ian McKewan, Jonathan Franzen, Paul Keating, Claire Bloom, Spike Milligan – literally thousands of notables, and many unknowns with a story to tell. In 1989 Margaret was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for “services to broadcasting.”

Hotels

WARWICK NEW YORK

The elegant and charming Warwick New York is conveniently located within easy walking distance of Midtown Manhattan’s attractions such as Central Park, The Museum of Modern Art, Times Square, Broadway Theatres, Radio City Music Hall, the Rockefeller Plaza, and the classic shops on 5th Avenue.

The hotel was built in 1926 by media tycoon, William Randolph Hearst, for his mistress and muse, the actress Marion Davies. The hotel has hosted many celebrities throughout the years including Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Cary Grant who was a long term resident.

Guests will enjoy Premier Plus rooms. Premier Plus Rooms are exquisitely designed with simple yet elegant accommodations. Neutral palettes of champagne and pistachio exude a sense of luxury and tranquility. These rooms offer unparalleled views of the iconic 6th Avenue ('Avenue of the Americas') and some even of 54th Street. With the choice of a king bed or two double beds, these spacious rooms are designed to accommodate all guest’s needs and even more.

23 OCTOBER–2 NOVEMBER 2019 (11 DAYS) 

AUD$10,250 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

Deposit AUD$600 per person
Single supplement: AUD$2,250

Final payment due: 20 August 2019

places available


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Itinerary | Autumn in New York - Music, Theatre & Art


Itinerary

Itinerary | Autumn in New York - Music, Theatre & Art


Itinerary

ITINERARY

DAY 1 | WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2019

1ST OF 10 NIGHTS AT WARWICK NEW YORK

ARRIVE NEW YORK: 

Arrive at our luxury hotel, Warwick New York. In the early evening we enjoy a delicious dinner where we meet our distinguished Tour Leader Margaret Throsby.

DAY 2 | THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER 2019

2ND OF 10 NIGHTS AT WARWICK NEW YORK

NEW YORK: 

In the morning we have the privilege of attending a private talk on this evening’s opera by our Tour Leader, Margaret Throsby.

Afterwards we will introduce, or re-introduce ourselves to New York on a guided walking tour which takes us to some of the iconic architectural buildings in Midtown Manhattan, including the magnificent Art Deco Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center, and the beautiful Beaux-Arts architecture in Grand Central Station.

Following our walking tour we enjoy a gourmet 2-course lunch. 

This evening we attend an opera at the Metropolitan Opera House, home to the Metropolitan Opera Company. With a seating capacity of approximately 3,800, the house is the largest repertory opera house in the world. Also ‘the Met’ has one of the most technologically advanced stages in the world with a vast array of hydraulic elevators, motorized stages and rigging systems, which have made possible the massive staging requirements of grand opera in repertory.

DAY 3 | FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER 2019

3RD OF 10 NIGHTS AT WARWICK NEW YORK

NEW YORK:

Today begins with a talk by Margaret Throsby on this evening’s performance at Carnegie Hall.

We then go on a tour of the Metropolitan Opera House, which after the previous evening’s performance will increase our understanding of how the company stages such incredible works, and which will visit areas not usually seen by the general public.

The late afternoon is free. This provides the opportunity to enjoy the wonderfully central location of our hotel by exploring the city, possibly visiting some of the art galleries we do not visit as a group, enjoying the shopping, or just resting before tonight’s performance. 

In the evening we will attend a performance at nearby Carnegie Hall. Built in 1891, this concert hall is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical and popular music.

DAY 4 | SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2019

4TH OF 10 NIGHTS AT WARWICK NEW YORK

DAY TRIP TO EXPERIENCE CONNECTICUT IN THE AUTUMN:

Today we visit Connecticut to experience the spectacular beauty of the US countryside in the Autumn, or the Fall, as the season is known in the US. 

In the morning we travel by private coach to Connecticut, the southernmost state in New England, a richly varied region which includes coastal cities and rural areas sprinkled with small towns. Our first stop is in Hartford, the state's capital, where we visit the Mark Twain House and Museum. Mark Twain, one of the great writers of late 19th-century America, is famous for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This Hartford home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891 and where Twain wrote his most important works, has been beautifully restored. 

We then visit Bushnell Park, a 50-acre park in downtown Hartford, to enjoy more vistas of autumn foliage. Bushnell Park, the first publicly funded park in the country, founded in the 1850s, is on the National Register of Historical Places. 

Following our visit to Bushnell Park we enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch. 

Our final visit is to Talcott Mountain State Park, one of the most popular places for foliage viewing in Connecticut. We then return by private coach to our hotel in New York.  

The evening is free.

DAY 5 | SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2019

5TH OF 10 NIGHTS AT WARWICK NEW YORK

NEW YORK: 

This morning we have the exclusive opportunity of a private tour of MoMA, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, before it is opened to the public. This is the world’s largest and most inclusive collection of modern painting and sculpture with some 3,600 works dating from the late 19th-century to the present. The museum’s collection includes a comprehensive selection of the major artists and movements since the 1890s, from Paul Cézanne’s The Bather and Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night to masterworks of today. Our tour will be led by an art historian who will show us some of the masterworks of MoMA’s collection. 

In the early afternoon we enjoy a talk by our Tour Leader, Margaret Throsby about today's performance, before attending a Broadway musical.

DAY 6 | MONDAY 28 OCTOBER 2019

6TH OF 10 NIGHTS AT WARWICK NEW YORK

NEW YORK:

This morning we visit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous concrete edifice has been home to Guggenheim’s collection of modern and contemporary painting and sculpture since 1959. Today the iconic spiral is considered as much a work of art as the paintings it houses. In addition to pieces by Manet, Picasso and Chagall, the institution holds the most Kandinskys in the U.S. and has one of the largest collections of Mapplethorpes in the world. Our private guided tour focuses on the museum’s innovative architecture, engaging with the building and artwork from several vantage points. The tour also reveals highlights of the permanent collection. 

Following our visit to the Museum we enjoy a gourmet two-course lunch.

The late afternoon and evening are free. 

From the Guggenheim you might like to take a five-minute walk to the William Starr Miller House on Fifth Avenue which houses the Neue Galerie, a museum of early 20th-century German and Austrian art and design. One of the highlights is the Klimt Room, and its centrepiece is Woman in Gold, the sumptuous 1907 portrait of the Viennese socialite Adele Bloch-Bauer. The story of how the painting was stolen by the Nazis and returned to Maria Altmann after her legal battle with the Austrian Government is depicted in the 2015 film Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren.

DAY 7 | TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2019

7TH OF 10 NIGHTS AT WARWICK NEW YORK

NEW YORK:

In the morning we take a leisurely stroll through the Autumn beauty of Central Park, seeing its important landmarks and hearing how the landscape artists, Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux created this urban masterpiece.

The afternoon is free. 

In the evening we come together to attend a Broadway Play. 

DAY 8 | WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2019

8TH OF 10 NIGHTS AT WARWICK NEW YORK

DAY TRIP TO WINERIES ON LONG ISLAND:

In the morning we travel by private coach out of the city and through interesting and varied Long Island scenery to the vineyards in the renowned Long Island Wine Country. Featuring a micro-climate similar to that of Bordeaux, France, Long Island's East End features one great vineyard after another. We visit exciting wineries, taste a variety of delectable wines at each place, and enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch.  In the late afternoon we return to our hotel.

DAY 9 | THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER 2019

9TH OF 10 NIGHTS AT WARWICK NEW YORK

NEW YORK: 

In the morning we have a guided tour of The Met Cloisters, the medieval section of the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art. The building and its cloistered gardens have been fashioned from domestic and religious architectural elements from Europe dating back to the 12th-century. The Cloisters' collection of art includes more than 2,000 works of art and objects, such as tapestries, stained-glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, metalwork, and ivories.

After our visit you can choose between travelling by private coach to the main campus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view, in your own time, items from the enormous, spectacular collection of art from all over the world, or travelling back to our hotel.

This evening is free. 

DAY 10 | FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2019

10TH OF 10 NIGHTS AT WARWICK NEW YORK

NEW YORK:

Today begins with a talk by Margaret Throsby on this evening’s opera at the Met. 

We then enjoy a guided walk on the 2.33 km High Line, a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues. The High Line's planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew on the out-of-use elevated rail tracks during the 25 years after trains stopped running. There is a program of cultural events on the High Line, some of which we will be able to observe. We can enjoy the views of New York City as well as the varied fascinating sections of this park.

In the early evening we will attend a sumptuous dinner, our final fine-dining experience of the tour, and then we attend an opera at the Met.

DAY 11 | SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2019

Following our final breakfast at the hotel, the tour concludes.

Please note: There may be some changes to the itinerary depending on the final confirmation of performances.


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Inclusions | Autumn in New York - Music, Theatre & Art


Inclusions

Inclusions | Autumn in New York - Music, Theatre & Art


Inclusions

INCLUSIONS

23 OCTOBER–2 NOVEMBER 2019 (11 DAYS) 

AUD$10,250 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

Deposit AUD$600 per person
Single supplement: AUD$2,250

Final payment due: 20 August 2019

INCLUSIONS:

  • Performances: Premium tickets for two performances at the Met, one performance at Carnegie Hall, one Broadway musical and one Broadway play. 
    Please note: The venues will announce their 2019 seasons in late 2018 and early 2018. There may be some changes to the itinerary depending on final confirmation of evening performances.  

  • Tour Leader and Talks: Tour leadership and background talks by Margaret Throsby.

  • Hotel: 10 nights' accommodation in the luxury Warwick New York staying in a Premier Plus Room overlooking 6th Avenue. Porterage of one piece of luggage at the hotel.

  • Travel: Land travel by private air-conditioned coach. For short journeys we will occasionally travel by taxi. Please note some excursions in the tour are within walking distance of our hotel. 

  • Meals/Drinks: Full buffet breakfast each morning. Six lunches/dinners with wine, soft drinks and tea/coffee.

  • Entry Fees and Guided Tours: Entrance fees for museums, art galleries etc as stated in your itinerary. Expert local guides will be used at some sites. 

  • Tips: Tips for drivers, local guides and meals included in your itinerary.

  • Information Pack: Comprehensive pre-tour information pack.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • International/Domestic Travel: Hayllar Music Tours can provide you with a quote. Phone +61 (0) 2 8091 2545 or email contact@hayllarmusictours.com

  • Airport Transfers: Transfers to/from airports and hotels at the beginning and end of tours. These can be arranged at an additional cost. 

  • Special Taxes: Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will endeavour to advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart.

  • Visas: Costs associated with obtaining visas for countries visited on your tour.Please note that Australian and New Zealand passport holders are eligible for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). VWP travellers are required to apply for authorisation through the Electronics System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA), are screened at the port of entry into the United States and are enrolled in the Department of Homeland Security’s US-VISIT program. 

  • Travel Insurance: Please note that you are required to have comprehensive travel insurance to cover you for the duration of your tour. Hayllar Music Tours can organise your travel insurance for you. Please contact them at phone +61 (0) 2 8091 2545 or email contact@hayllarmusictours.com 

  • Meals: Lunches and dinners not nominated in your itinerary.

  • Personal Expenses: Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls and mini-bar.

  • Activities in Free Time: Costs associated with any activities suggested for you in your free time.

SMALL GROUP SIZE

The tour will operate with 8 people. The maximum number on the tour will be 20 people.

FITNESS LEVEL REQUIRED - LEVEL 1

All members of the group must feel comfortable walking for 1–2 hours, standing for long periods of time in museums, art galleries etc and embarking/disembarking coaches.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

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AUTUMN IN NEW YORK - MUSIC, THEATRE & ART

DEPOSIT ONLY | AUD$600 PER PERSON

23 OCTOBER–2 NOVEMBER 2019 (11 DAYS) | FIVE MUSIC & THEATRE PERFORMANCES, INSIGHTFUL TALKS, GUIDED VISITS TO ART GALLERIES & FINE FOOD

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