Tours of NYC for CHEP 2012

The following tours have been arranged by BlueNest, an event organizing company contracted by the conference organizers. Participants must reserve and pay for selected tours in advance. In case of changes or cancellations, the policy at the bottom applies.

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Tour Information

Conference Tours

The following five tours are only offered on Wednesday, May 23

    New York Orientation Tour
    See all the sights that make the Big Apple so special: Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Macys, Chinatown, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Ground Zero and much, much more
    Statue of Liberty
    A short boat ride from the tip of Manhattan passes the Statue of Liberty and disembarks at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
    Neighborhood Nosh
    Join us for some noshing (Yiddish for snacking) while we explore the Lower East Side, the melting pot of todays and yesterdays New York immigrants, and experience the cultures as well as cuisine of our ancestors.
    Behind the Scenes at NBC Studios
    Experience life on the big screen and walk through the halls and into the studios of NBC's New York operations. A walking tour of Rockefeller Center will also be included with a chance to see Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many of the city's largest corporations along 6th Avenue.
    Streets of Harlem - Uptown Renaissance
    Witness still more evidence of a remarkable renaissance now underway uptown, stroll past some of Manhattan's most beautiful churches and numerous sites associated with the civil rights struggle.

Companion Tours

The following three tours are offered on Tuesday and/or Thursday, May 22 and 24

    Walk the West Village
    (Tues. and Thurs. May 22/24). West Village is one of Manhattan's most desirable neighborhoods. Take a stroll through the winding streets and discover this area's classic old-world charm.
    Lincoln Center's Hidden Gems
    (Tues. May 22) Lincoln Center, one of the world's leading performing arts center located on 16.3 acres on New York City's Upper West Side, a venue where a spectacular range of artists have performed, including Luciano Pavarotti, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leonard Bernstein, Renee Fleming, and Bruce Springsteen
    A Day in Central Park
    (Thurs. May 24) The 843 acre park, which receives approximately thirty-five million visitors annually, is the most visited urban park in the United States. Visit famous sites like the Boathouse on the Lake, Strawberry Fields, an authentic 3500 year old obelisk, an $18 million lawn, Belvedere Castle, and much more!

Independent Activities

These self-guided activities are available anytime

    Broadway Matinee Show
    Purchase tickets to Broadway shows at 10-25% or more off published rates.
    All Access City Pass
    Admission to 6 New York attractions: The Empire State Building, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island OR Circle Line Cruise, Top of the Rock OR Guggenheim Museum. Guests with the All Access City Pass can skip most ticket lines at the attractions listed above
    Double Decker "Downtown" Tour
    Hop-on/hop-off double decker tour bus has stops offering convenient access to must see locations and attractions: Times Square, Madison Square Garden, Macys, Empire State Building, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, site of the World Trade Center, Wall Street, Financial District, Battery Park South Street Seaport, Lower East Side, United Nations, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, Broadway Theatre District and much more.

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Cancellation Policy: ALL TOURS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE once purchased. Individual tour changes prior to May 1 will be subject to a $25 change fee per person. Each tour requires a minimum number of participants. Should the tour be cancelled due to a lack of participation, participant will be given the opportunity to register for another tour, or participant’s payment will be refunded. No refunds given on site.