Sweet Bakery Takes a Bite out of The Big Apple

Thursday, May 20 to Monday, May 24, 2021 

New York City just became a little SWEETER.  Brantford’s favorite baker, Stacey Bester from the Sweet Bakery, joins Steve Thomas from Pauwels Travel on a tour to NYC!  You can enjoy a great food tour in Greenwich Village, maybe test out your cooking skills with an optional hands-on class at the French Cooking Institute, and experience the rest of the sights & attractions this bustling city has to offer!

Tour Cost: $1,575.00 taxes included, per person sharing twin/double accommodation 


May 20 - 24, 2021

$1,575 double occupancy



*If the tour is SOLD OUT, please contact us to be added to the waitlist.


Day 1 - Thursday, May 20: Flight from Toronto to NYC

Departure from Toronto Pearson at 12:30PM on WestJet Airlines direct service to New York City.  Arrival at LaGuardia 2:05PM, with an immediate transfer to Manhattan, our home for the next 4 nights at The Edison Hotel located  on West 47th Street in the heart of the Theatre district and just steps from Time Square (https://www.edisonhotelnyc.com).   Time to settle in before meeting in the lobby for a walking tour of the neighborhood including a visit to Rockefeller Centre where you will take a ride to the Top of the Rock at 5:30 pm for spectacular views of the city.  Balance of the day to enjoy on your own. 

Day 2 - Friday, May 21: Touring NYC

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel during which you will receive your Hop-On Hop-Off tickets that are good for 24 hours at any point during your stay.  Highlights of the various loop tours include; Central Park, United Nations building, The Lincoln Centre, Columbus Circle, The Financial District, Little Italy, Chinatown, Soho and much more. Also on offer today will be an optional tour of the Lincoln Centre and an opportunity to attend an evening performance of Madam Butterfly.

Approximate cost for options: Lincoln Centre tour $30.00 CAD  Opera ticket $165.00 CAD (Dress Circle Prime seating)   

Day 3 - Saturday, May 22: More of NYC

Breakfast at the hotel followed by a free day to enjoy the city at your leisure.  If you prefer to do something as a group, your tour leader will be offering an opportunity to travel by subway to Battery Park.  Here you will catch the Staten Island Ferry for a trip that will take you past the Statue of Liberty to Staten Island and back, offering spectacular views of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge.  Once back in the city we will continue to the 911 Memorial where we have an appointment to visit at 1:00PM.  Afterwards we will make our way to Greenwich Village for a Taste of New York Food Tour, including a taste of one of the best pizzas in NYC.  Return to the hotel following the tour.  Balance of the day free. 

Approximate costs for options: Staten Island Ferry free.  You will need to buy a subway ticket 911 Memorial Museum: $45.00 CAD Greenwich Village Food Tour $85.00 CAD 

Day 4 - Sunday, May 23: Day for your own pursuits

Breakfast at the hotel, followed by another full day to enjoy New York.  Suggestions include; 
• A visit to one of New York’s many fine museums; • A second day of sightseeing on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus; • A walk through Central Park to Strawberry Fields and the Bethesda Fountain; • A cooking class at The French Institute; • A Broadway Show; • A stroll along the Highline; • Shopping along 5th Avenue; • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge; • A gourmet evening at one of New York’s famous restaurants such as Blue Hill https://www.bluehillfarm.com/dine/new-york  • An evening of Jazz at the Lincoln Centre 

Day 5 - Monday, May 24: Last-minute sightseeing then return flight

Enjoy your final breakfast at the hotel before getting ready to check out. You can keep your luggage at the hotel while you enjoy some last-minute sightseeing. At 4:00PM we will transfer to LaGuardia for our return flight at 7:00PM direct to Toronto. Arrival at 8:41PM. 




• Return flight from Toronto, with 1 checked bag included; • Return transfers from the airport to the hotel; • Accommodation in an excellent, centrally located hotel in the Theatre District (3-star) hotel; • Breakfast daily; • Pauwels tour guide throughout tour; • Hop-On Hop-Off pass; • Walking tour, sightseeing, visits, excursions and admissions as indicated in the itinerary; • Taxes & gratuities.


• All expenses of a personal nature; • Meals & drinks not included in the itinerary; • Optional sightseeing; • Subway tickets; • Travel insurance. Rates available by calling the office.


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