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St. Patrick’s Day in New York City
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St. Patrick’s Day in New York City

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If there is one place in the world to spend St. Patrick’s Day away, it has got to be New York City. With its strong Irish heritage going back centuries, New York is home to the largest and one of the longest running St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the world. Join in the celebrations taking place across the city and experience our national holiday as never before.

A melting pot of cultural diversity, the Big Apple is easily one of the most exciting cities you’ll ever visit. Staying in the very heart of Manhattan, just a short stroll from Times Square, you will be ideally placed to explore all that the city has to offer. Admire the incredible architecture and skyscrapers of downtown Manhattan, take a stroll through Central Park to see the famous fountain and boathouse, hit the shops along Fifth Avenue or take a boat out into New York Harbour to say hello to Lady Liberty herself.

Home to some of the best museums in the world, the theatrical hub that is Broadway, as well as countless excellent bars and restaurants, New York has something for everyone. With so much on offer night and day, it’s no wonder they call it ‘the city that never sleeps

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Dollar ($)   
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time -5 Hours
Passport
Irish / UK citizens are required to carry a machine-readable passport when travelling to the US. All passengers travelling to the United States are now required to complete an online form used to screen passengers under the Visa Waiver Program.  This is called ESTA - The Electronic System for Travel Authorization. Click here for more information
Flight Duration

Approx. 7 hours. JFK airport is located approximately 30km east of Manhattan and the journey to your hotel takes about 45 minutes.

Climate

The climate in New York is known for its unpredictability, and it varies throughout the region. Spring is a relatively warm and summers can get extremely hot. A light dusting of snow usually adds to the festive atmosphere in winter months. 

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are not required before your departure.

Food & Drink

Due to the USA’s cultural diversity you can find pretty much every type of cuisine somewhere. If you’re busy sightseeing or shopping, grab a slice of pizza, a hotdog or pretzel from a street vendor. For something a bit more special there are numerous award winning restaurants throughout the city.

 

Tipping

In North America tipping is very often expected, 20% is the suggested amount. However, tipping is not mandatory in the US and the decision to tip is an individual choice and at your own discretion.

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: $3.70
  • Beer: $4.70
  • Glass of wine: $7.00
  • Meal: $12.00
  • Soft Drink: $2.00
  • Bottled Water: $2.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • A Northern American plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A warm coat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

 

Holiday highlights

Central Park

Boasting row boats, a running track, a water reservoir, two ice skating rinks, the Strawberry Fields memorial, Central Park Zoo and  the Central Park Conservatory Garden, the park is so beautiful and a great place to break from the bustle of the city. 

Times Square

This iconic square is home to Theatre shows, giant billboards and the brightest lights in the city. It is truly like nowhere else in the world, and boasts some great shops.

Empire State Building

One of the most notable buildings in the western hemisphere, and situated in the heart of Manhattan the views from the top are the best in the city.

Fifth Avenue

The main street through Manhattan and home to luxury boutiques, historic landmarks and Museum Mile.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Dollar ($)   
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time -5 Hours
Passport
Irish / UK citizens are required to carry a machine-readable passport when travelling to the US. All passengers travelling to the United States are now required to complete an online form used to screen passengers under the Visa Waiver Program.  This is called ESTA - The Electronic System for Travel Authorization. Click here for more information
Flight Duration

Approx. 7 hours. JFK airport is located approximately 30km east of Manhattan and the journey to your hotel takes about 45 minutes.

Climate

The climate in New York is known for its unpredictability, and it varies throughout the region. Spring is a relatively warm and summers can get extremely hot. A light dusting of snow usually adds to the festive atmosphere in winter months. 

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are not required before your departure.

Food & Drink

Due to the USA’s cultural diversity you can find pretty much every type of cuisine somewhere. If you’re busy sightseeing or shopping, grab a slice of pizza, a hotdog or pretzel from a street vendor. For something a bit more special there are numerous award winning restaurants throughout the city.

 

Tipping

In North America tipping is very often expected, 20% is the suggested amount. However, tipping is not mandatory in the US and the decision to tip is an individual choice and at your own discretion.

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: $3.70
  • Beer: $4.70
  • Glass of wine: $7.00
  • Meal: $12.00
  • Soft Drink: $2.00
  • Bottled Water: $2.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • A Northern American plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A warm coat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

 

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 – Travel to the USA

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Morning

Travel to the USA

Depart Dublin on your direct flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport with Aer Lingus.

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Afternoon

Arrive in New York

On arrival in New York you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel in New York City. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure to explore your surroundings in the Big Apple!

Day 2 – Manhattan City Tour

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Morning

Manhattan City Tour

Depart your hotel in the morning for a guided city tour of Manhattan. Discover Times Square and its many illuminated billboards, go down the famous 5th Avenue and enjoy views of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockfeller Center and the Flatiton Building. You will also have the opportunity to see Grand Central Station, Wall Street, Greenwich village and Soho before finishing your tour in Chinatown.

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Afternoon

At leisure

Indulge in an afternoon and evening at leisure in this fast paced city. Our local guide will be happy to makes suggestions for optional activities to suit your taste.

Day 3 – St. Patrick’s Day

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Full Day

St. Patrick's Day

Today you will have a full day at leisure to experience St. Patrick’s Day in New York City. Explore the buzzing city at your own pace or witness the annual NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade, which has been marching the streets of New York since 1762.

Day 4 – New York City

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Full Day

At leisure

You will have the full day free to discover New York City further at your leisure. Perhaps you would like to independently visit the iconic Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty or see a show at one of the many Broadway theatres? The possibilities are endless!

Day 5 – Return Home

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Morning

At leisure

Enjoy one final day in New York City at your leisure, the perfect time to do some last minute shopping. From chic boutiques to world-famous department stores, NYC has got it all.

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Afternoon

Return home

Depart your hotel in the late afternoon to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Day 6 – Arrive Home

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Morning

Arrive Home

Arrive home in Dublin following your unforgettable trip to New York City.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square 4

Located in the heart of Manhattan your hotel is in an ideal location for exploring New York situation close to Times Square, the Empire State Building and Broadway. Offering comfortable accommodation equipped with up to date amenities your hotel is the ideal place to unwind after... read more read more read more

Located in the heart of Manhattan your hotel is in an ideal location for exploring New York situation close to Times Square, the Empire State Building and Broadway. Offering comfortable accommodation equipped with up to date amenities your hotel is the ideal place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing.

Hotel address
Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square
305 W 46th St
New York
NY 10036
New York
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