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New York holidays

Introduction

When most people think of New York, it's the skyscrapers of Manhattan that immediately spring to mind, but the Empire State has so much more to offer than the exciting streets of its eponymous major city. Take in the grandeur of Niagara Falls, experience the thrill of whitewater rafting in the Adirondacks, sample a delightful vintage at any number of wineries in Finger Lakes, or relive your youth at Rochester's Strong Museum.

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East Coast USA Rail Journey

12-day tailor-made rail journey from £2,260 pp

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Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbourside setting and the world-leading museums of Washington, D.C. You'll also call in to Philadelphia to explore its historic neighbourhoods and indulge in its unique gastronomy.

Oceania's Autumn Inspiration

13-day cruise from £3,625 pp incl. flights

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Sailing from New York to Montréal, this luxury Oceania cruise takes in the spellbinding cities and stunning nature of New England, Atlantic Canada's maritime provinces and Québec.

New England Explorer on Silver Spirit

17-day stay and cruise from £6,110 pp incl. flights

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After the city greats and stunning natural world of French and Atlantic Canada, the fall foliage and unique heritage of New England will see you to New York.

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Top itineraries in New York

Highlights of New York State

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,505 pp incl. flights

On this two-week road trip uncover some of the state’s hidden, and not so hidden, gems from the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls and Adirondack Mountains to the serene Finger Lakes and the balms of Saratoga Springs. Of course, you’ll also have three nights to explore the delights of New York City.

East Coast USA Rail Journey

12-day tailor-made rail journey from £2,260 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £115 pp
Book by: 30 June 2018

Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbourside setting and the world-leading museums of Washington, D.C. You'll also call in to Philadelphia to explore its historic neighbourhoods and indulge in its unique gastronomy.

Lakes, Wines & Waterfalls

9-day self-drive from £1,665 pp incl. flights

This 9-day tailor-made tour is the prefect way to experience the best of New York State. The trip starts in New York City, arguably America's most iconic metropolis and home to some of the world's most recognisable sights.

Transatlantic Crossing

10-day cruise and stay from £1,720 pp incl. flights

Cross the Atlantic by ship from Southampton to New York or return to Southampton from New York. Whichever way you travel, you have six or seven whole days in which to lose yourself to the countless charms of our flagship on an Atlantic crossing.

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Top places to stay in New York

The Benjamin, New York

Contemporary hotel

Established in 1927, this 29-floor Beaux-Arts building is considered to be one of the best examples of works of Emery Roth with its artist-inspiring façade. More recently, the hotel has enjoyed a $10m overhaul bringing it firmly into the 21st century.

The Surrey, New York

Contemporary hotel

Built in 1926, this is New York City’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel; it’s even hosted such names as JFK, Bette Davis and Claudette Colbert.

The Soho Grand, New York

Contemporary hotel

Known as Manhattan’s first luxury downtown boutique hotel, it was the first hotel to open in what is now one of New York’s trendiest zip codes. It’s even won a spot on Condé Nast’s coveted ‘Gold List’ as one of the world’s best places to stay.

Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid

Traditional lodge

One of the grandest properties in the Adirondacks, much of its timber was hand-milled onsite meaning it blends discreetly into what is a six-million-acre recreation area.

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Where to go in New York

Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes is a series of slim lakes in the central-west of New York. Seneca Lake is the deepest of the lakes at 192m, while Cayuga Lake is the longest, stretching 40 miles from lively Ithaca and historic Seneca Falls.

Rochester

Rochester is a lovely city with abundant parklands and fine museums. With a strong industrial past rooted in the milling industries built around the Genesee River's High Falls, one of the most ...

Niagara Falls (USA)

The three falls that make up Niagara Falls, and which plunge 61 metres into a rocky gorge, separate New York State from the Canadian province of Ontario. More than 10 million tourists enjoy the falls every year ...

New York City

New York is city of superlatives. Most of the major sites are to be found with Manhattan, with glittering shops, museums and theatres in Midtown and along Central Park. The Statue of Liberty is an enduring symbol ...

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When to go to New York

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In the city, summers are scorching affairs as New Yorkers flee to the sunny, but more temperate, disposition of upstate New York. In the winter, while ski resorts open up throughout the region, both New York City and the state as a whole plummet in temperature. The best times to go, then, are spring and autumn. The latter’s foliage is well worth seeing, perhaps even rivalling that of its more famous neighbour, New England.

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New York articles

  • Top 10 places to visit this autumn

    Whether it’s island relaxation in the sun or a Big-Five safari, this is a collection of our finest autumn escapes. There are also plenty of insiders’ tips, including America’s secret ‘fall foliage’.

  • The 5 Best Fall Foliage Drives in New England

    With its rolling green hills set around glacial valleys and jewel-like lakes, this six-state huddle retains the rural charm that greeted pioneers some 400 years ago. Here, you’ll trace the footsteps through idyllic townships and picturesque fishing villages.

  • British Airways Announce New Routes for 2016

    British Airways has launched a raft of new routes from the UK, including direct flights to Lima, Peru and San Jose, Costa Rica. Many of our top recommendations for 2016 have become more accessible than ever.

  • The Best of New York State

    From the Big Apple to Woodstock, the Hamptons to the Finger Lakes, New York State is a diverse and captivating destination, offering iconic architecture, cosmopolitan cities, world-class culture and pastoral landscapes.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

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