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NEW YORK CITY TOUR Photographic Tour

Next tour dates: May 27th to June 2nd, 2019

Duration: 6 nights

Available groups: 8 (+1 team leader), 12 (+2 team leaders)

Possible meeting points: Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon) or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) // New York City

1980,00 €

(booking fee + 2 partial payments)

NEW YORK CITY TOUR Photographic Tour

Next tour dates: May 27th to June 2nd, 2019

Duration: 6 nights

Available groups: 8 (+1 team leader), 12 (+2 team leaders)

Possible meeting points: Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon) or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) // New York City

1980,00 €

(booking fee + 2 partial payments)

New York

With an impressive dynamic of life, where everything happens during 24 hours, New York - ``the city that never sleeps`` - is an authentic photographic paradise!

With a skyline dominated by skyscrapers and iconic buildings, gardens, museums, universities, theaters, sports complexes and millions of people of constant ethnicity, New York is not just a city but a world that will fall in love those who visit it and offer countless photographic memories.

BY PHOTOGRAPHERS, FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

We will guide you through more than 30 POIs, distributed among street photography, museums, and landscape. To these points of interest, we added other stops, special locations and some surprises. Everything was carefully designed so that the whole experience of photography and the city is as rich as possible. Schedules, public transport tickets and attractions, etc., are part of our responsibilities. You won’t need to invest your time in tasks other than photography and leisure.

An absolutely unique itinerary that is the result of a lot of research, local partnerships but mostly, on-the-field analysis and first-person experiences.

The true spirit of what we have prepared for you is, very clearly, the rich roadmap we have grown! It results from a lot of research, local partnerships, exchange of ideas with fellow photographers recognized for their knowledge regarding the places we go, but above all, it’s the result of experiences lived in the first person. It is our great asset and it is what we keep secret until you’re aboard the adventure. We will show you however a tiny sample of what you will experience: boat trip, Memorial 9/11 e Museu, One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, Top of the Rock.

TAKE YOUR PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY TO THE NEXT LEVEL…

 

We want to bring together a group that shares a passion: Photography. We want to take you to a place where you can further develop your photography, and the magnificent landscape of New York is the ideal subject.

 

Photography is our motor and we want this to be an intense and unforgettable experience. If your intention is a “regular” program and the usual dozen POIS around the main road or even within the touristic itinerary, then, our group is not the most recommended.

TOUR CHARACTERISTICS

Overall Physical Demand0%
40 / 100
Overall Comfort Level0%
80 / 100
Walk / Trekking Effort0%
40 / 100
Wow! Factor0%
90 / 100

TOUR DETAILS / BOOKINGS

Payment

  • Booking Fee: 10% of tour total (198,00 €)
  • 1st payment: 40% at least 91 days before departure;
  • 2nd payment: 50% at least 61 days before departure.

 

You can make your payments by wire transfer, Paypal® (please add 4,0% for Paypal tariffs), or MB WAY®. All the necessary instructions will be available on the booking form and you will also receive all the information through a confirmation email.

Flights

Flights are not included in the tour cost.

 

We may book your flights for you!

 

  • The charges will be exactly the ones the air company would charge you;
  • The receipt will be generated with your name on it;
  • We don’t use aggregators (e.g. Skyscanner, etc.) for booking flights;
  • You can still use your frequent flyer number or any other program number, if applicable;
  • You will still be responsible for providing all the necessary documentation (passport, ID, any other that may apply) so you can proceed with the booking;
  • You are still responsible to attend the flight on time and go through all the necessary formalities at the check-in process.

 

For your knowledge, but as non-binding information, the cost for a round trip from Portugal (LIS) to New York (EWR and JKF) (includes 2 flights)² normally costs less than 800,00 EUR.

 

² Includes the following flights: LIS >> EWR and JFK >> LIS

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Times Square area in shared twin room (single supplement: 200,00 EUR/night) .

Food & Drink

  • Meals are not included;
  • The city has a vast choice of supermarkets and restaurants and there is also a wide variety of coffee shops/bakeries very close to the hotel.

Optional

  • We want to offer you, as optional, a magnificent aerial view of Manhattan on a helicopter flight. Enjoy the main sights of the city through a helicopter specially designed to offer 180 degree views of the sky;
  • Prices:
      • 15 minutes – approximately 250€
      • 30 minutes – approximately 360€
  • For this flight, at least two confirmations will be necessary. You will have to inform us if you want to enjoy this magnificent experience up to 61 days before departure, in order for us to make the reservation.

Additional Notes

These expeditions are organized for groups of limited size, maximum of 12 participants plus 2 team leaders.

We’ve come up with a long list of points of interest for photographers that result from a compilation fueled by over 1000 hours of personal experiences. These POIs result from real-life field reconnaissance and were then fitted to a detailed, very demanding but tremendously rewarding itinerary.

Our tour includes all the typical POIs. However, in addition to that, we added a lot of “very special extras” that only a lot of field work could have uncovered.

next group will leave in…

PHOTOGRAPH AND FEEL LIKE A NEW YORKER

 

Photograph and feel like a New Yorker” is a concept that aims to make participants feel comfortable in a city as if it were theirs.

Being an essentially photographic trip, we want it to go far beyond expectation and to internalize all the dynamics and charm of the city through its attractions … Museums, restaurants, theaters, cultural centers, department stores, major brand stores considered one of the most interesting worldwide.

 

WHY TRAVEL WITH THE VIEWPOINT TOURS?

 

Besides experiencing a unique and extremely carefully curated itinerary, you’ll take advantage of all the guidance and experience of our team leaders. We’ve spent a lot of hours on the field (a lot!), gathering information, testing all the routes and tracks, so you won’t need to. Not all POIs are photo spots and not all photo spots are considered POIs for a “normal” travel or adventure agency.

 

Time of day is also of the essence! Compiling a strong itinerary, and combining it with a rich experience, good photo spots, and the correct time of day to approach them is something we are proud of doing well.

Contradicting what some may think, you won’t spend more travelling with a company like ours than you’ll spend going solo, having to book everything, trying to find each and every spot, avoiding all the setbacks and time-pressing issues. We manage an objective motivated program, and we’ve done this a lot of times. We know you’d need more than double the time of this tour, to even get somewhere close to what we have for you.

 

Other advantages…

 

Discovering good local partners is something we know is important for your experiences. Good and reliable car rental companies with no hidden fees and strange policies, good and affordable accommodation, great equipment rentals, and a lot more.

New York

With an impressive dynamic of life, where everything happens during 24 hours, New York - ``the city that never sleeps`` - is an authentic photographic paradise!

With a skyline dominated by skyscrapers and iconic buildings, gardens, museums, universities, theaters, sports complexes and millions of people of constant ethnicity, New York is not just a city but a world that will fall in love those who visit it and offer countless photographic memories.

BY PHOTOGRAPHERS, FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

We will guide you through more than 30 POIs, distributed among street photography, museums, and landscape. To these points of interest, we added other stops, special locations and some surprises. Everything was carefully designed so that the whole experience of photography and the city is as rich as possible. Schedules, public transport tickets and attractions, etc., are part of our responsibilities. You won’t need to invest your time in tasks other than photography and leisure.

An absolutely unique itinerary that is the result of a lot of research, local partnerships but mostly, on-the-field analysis and first-person experiences.

The true spirit of what we have prepared for you is, very clearly, the rich roadmap we have grown! It results from a lot of research, local partnerships, exchange of ideas with fellow photographers recognized for their knowledge regarding the places we go, but above all, it’s the result of experiences lived in the first person. It is our great asset and it is what we keep secret until you’re aboard the adventure. We will show you however a tiny sample of what you will experience: boat trip, Memorial 9/11 e Museu, One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, Top of the Rock.

TAKE YOUR PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY TO THE NEXT LEVEL…

 

We want to bring together a group that shares a passion: Photography. We want to take you to a place where you can further develop your photography, and the magnificent landscape of New York is the ideal subject.

 

Photography is our motor and we want this to be an intense and unforgettable experience. If your intention is a “regular” program and the usual dozen POIS around the main road or even within the touristic itinerary, then, our group is not the most recommended.

Overall Physical Demand0%
40 / 100
Overall Comfort Level0%
80 / 100
Walk / Trekking Effort0%
40 / 100
Wow! Factor0%
90 / 100

Payment

  • Booking Fee: 10% of tour total (198,00 €)
  • 1st payment: 40% at least 91 days before departure;
  • 2nd payment: 50% at least 61 days before departure.

 

You can make your payments by wire transfer, Paypal®, or MB WAY®. All the necessary instructions will be available in the booking form and you will also receive all the information through a confirmation email.

Flights

Flights are not included in the tour cost.

 

We may book your flights for you!

 

  • The charges will be exactly the ones the air company would charge you;
  • The receipt will be generated with your name on it;
  • We don’t use aggregators (e.g. Skyscanner, etc.) for booking flights;
  • You can still use your frequent flyer number or any other program number, if applicable;
  • You will still be responsible for providing all the necessary documentation (passport, ID, any other that may apply) so you can proceed with the booking;
  • You are still responsible to attend the flight on time and go through all the necessary formalities at the check-in process.

 

For your knowledge, but as non-binding information, the cost for a round trip from Portugal (LIS) to New York (EWR and JFK) (includes 2 flights)² normally costs less than 800,00 EUR.

 

² Includes the following flights: LIS >> EWR and LIS >> JFK

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Times Square area in shared twin room (single supplement: 200,00 EUR/night) .

Food & Drink

  • Meals are not included;
  • The city has a vast choice of supermarkets and restaurants and there is also a wide variety of coffee shops/bakeries very close to the hotel.

Optional

  • We want to offer you, as optional, a magnificent aerial view of Manhattan on a helicopter flight. Enjoy the main sights of the city through a helicopter specially designed to offer 180 degree views of the sky;
  • Prices:
      • 15 minutes – approximately 250€
      • 30 minutes – approximately 360€
  • For this flight, at least two confirmations will be necessary. You will have to inform us if you want to enjoy this magnificent experience up to 61 days before departure, in order for us to make the reservation.

Additional Notes

These expeditions are organized for groups of limited size, maximum of 12 participants plus 2 team leaders.

We’ve come up with a long list of points of interest for photographers that result from a compilation fueled by over 1000 hours of personal experiences. These POIs result from real-life field reconnaissance and were then fitted to a detailed, very demanding but tremendously rewarding itinerary.

Our tour includes all the typical POIs. However, in addition to that, we added a lot of “very special extras” that only a lot of field work could have uncovered.

next group will leave in…

Vehicle, Insurance & Fuel

Includes shuttle from/to airport;

Includes weekly subway ticket, although some routes are made on foot;

Includes bike rental for tour in Central Park;

Includes shuttle from/toWoodbury Common Premium Outlet;

Does not include transportation to optional or unscheduled locations/POIs at the start of the tour.

 

This not only allows us to travel more comfortably, but also guarantees the possibility of our participants being able to relax and rest between points of interest.

It will also allow our participants to absorb all of New York’s magnificent atmosphere as well as capture all the hidden gems of the city.

Accommodation

You’ll be accommodated with another participant (individual supplement available) in a comfortable and clean room at a hotel, in a very good location in terms of tour operation (in the Times Square area).

 

We always opt for highly rated accommodation so our participants can rest after a day of long walks and physical roughness.

Internet Access & Power

The accommodation provides free wi-fi access.

Food & Drinks

Food is not included!

 

We used to include food on this tour (increasing the tour initial cost)  but we honestly think most people will benefit from the fact of having to buy its own food supplies or using their place of choice to eat their meals.

 

It’s way less expensive for our participants as we’d have to calculate what our participants consume in advance, and that varies greatly from person to person. Considering that we couldn’t risk not having enough food, costs were always higher than reality would prove it.

 

We provide more than enough stops for buying food! That’s where we also get our food, right?! We buy local, so can you. Additionally, at some locations, you’ll also have the chance to eat at the hotel or restaurants.

 

We have a selection of restaurants where we can have lunch during the daily tours. For dinner, it can be individually or in case of group dinner, we can suggest some of our preference.

Flights

We can take care of your flight booking if you’re departing from Portugal! You’ll pay exactly the same the air company charges us.

 

The booking refers to the Lisbon (LIS) to New York (EWR) flight. It also includes the return flight from New York (JFK) to Lisbon (LIS). For participants departing from any other airport, we can find the best solution to meet-up in New York airport, or even in New York City.

 

We previously had participants originating from countries such as Russia, Brazil or Canada, and that didn’t present itself as a problem! Ideally, we should all leave from (LIS) Lisbon, but we know it may not be easy for everyone.

 

If you choose to book your flights, you will be informed on the meeting point at the Lisbon airport (LIS), at the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), or even at New York City. You’ll also be informed of the deadline at which you must be there. If you fail, the group will try to wait but it will eventually continue the journey and you’ll have to reach the group by your own means.

 

If you have any questions regarding flight booking or any other issue, please get in touch so we can help you. Our job is to make your life easier when taking your photography to the next level. We’re here for you.

Other perks…

  • Instalment plan (booking + 2 partials) – You can pay for your tour in a 1+2 payment plan; A booking fee to reserve your seat aboard the adventure, a second payment 91 days before the tour data, and a final payment 61 days before the tour date;

 

  • Discount for group booking (2 or +) – We normally have special prices for bookings for 2 or more seats, depending on the tour in question. Same booking fees but lower total cost. Get in touch via info@theviewpointtours.com for more info;

 

  • Photo Gear Rental Program available – All tour participants can take advantage of our photo gear rental program (limited to availability) More info at the Photo Gear Rental page;

 

  • Pre-travel support – We always take great care of our participants! We provide you with all the needed information and support so your experience can go as smooth as possible;

 

  • 20,00 EUR voucher by Coloreffects to use on any buy of 100,00 EUR or more;

 

  • 5% rebate on future tours – Booking this tour gets you 5% off on any future tour, even on a more expensive one. This means that if you book a 480,00 EUR tour you can get a 5% discount on a 3000,00 EUR tour, that corresponds to 150,00 EUR.

Terms and Conditions

 

  • You should only book your flights after the tour is confirmed. We cannot be held responsible for any losses (financial or other) if you book your flights more than 45 days prior to departure and the tour does not take place;

 

  • Although we design alternatives to every POI in our itineraries, due to natural disasters or road traffic restriction imposed by the local authorities, for example, we cannot be held liable for unforeseen events and consequences;

 

  • We will not be able to directly take responsibility for problems that originate from an unsatisfactory service provided by the third parties on which we depend on these trips (car rental, accommodations, restaurants, supermarkets, etc.);

 

  • We do not include any alcoholic beverage or soda. Also, in relation to alcoholic beverages, we strongly advise you not to consume alcohol unless it’s the last meal of the day. Safety should be your first concern!

Itinerary

Day 1 of 7 - Arrival in New York

Day 1 (one) includes:

  • Meeting before flight;
  • Flight from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to New York (EWR);
  • Check-in at the accommodation;
  • Dinner and small photography session in Times Square before rest.
Day 2 of 7 - Good morning New York!

Day 2 (two) includes:

  • Meeting for breakfast;
  • Boat trip on the Manhattan peninsula;
  • This day includes 8 historical, cultural and architectural POIs (among others B & H, Pier 83, Chelsea Market, Grand Central Station, Chrysler Building);
  • Dinner and return to hotel.
Day 3 of 7 - Memorials, Stock Markets and Bridges!

Day 3 (three) includes:

  • Meeting for breakfast;
  • This day includes 10 historical, cultural and architectural POIs (among others 9/11 area, Wall Street and Brooklin Bridge);
  • Dinner and return to hotel.
Day 4 of 7 - Ethnic Neighborhoods, Avenues and Sunset!

Day 4 (four) includes:

  • Meeting for breakfast;
  • This day includes 6 historical, cultural and architectural POIs (including Soho, 5th Avenue, Madison Garden and Empire State Building);
  • Dinner and return to hotel.
Day 5 of 7 - Central Park, Apple Store and `` the`` Sunset!

Day 5 (five) includes:

  • Meeting for breakfast;
  • This day includes 7 historical, cultural and architectural POIs (among others Central Park, Radio City Hall, Times Square and Rockefeller Center);
  • Dinner and return to hotel.
Day 6 of 7 - Day-off!

Day 6 (six) includes:

  • Relaxed breakfast;
  • The morning will be spent at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlet;
  • Lunch;
  • Dinner and return to hotel;
  • Leisure activities (optional).
Day 7 of 7 - The return!

Day 7 (seven) includes:

  • Relaxed breakfast;
  • Free morning for personal activities and last purchases;
  • Shuttle to the airport;
  • We land at Lisbon (LIS);
  • We say goodbye!

FAQs

How can I pay for my booking fee?

Payments may be made through wire transfer, Paypal® (please add 4,0% for Paypal tariffs) or MB WAY®

 

All the necessary instructions will be available on the booking form and you will also receive all the information through a confirmation email.

Do you have a schedule/plan for payments?

Unless otherwise clearly stated for a particular tour or program, our plan of payments is as follows:

 

  • Booking Fee: 10% of trip total (this tour is 198,00 €)
  • Midway Payment: 40% of the tour total at least 91 days before departure;
  • Final payment: 50% of the tour total at least 61 days before departure.
Are the flights included in the cost?

No!

Can you book my flights?

Yes, considering you provide us access to all the necessary information like passport information, ID information, and/or anything else required by the flight operator.

 

  • Flight’s payment is expected until 61 days prior to departure;
  • The cost is exactly the same the air company charge us with;
  • The receipt will be issued in your name by the air company;
  • If you have a frequent flyer number or any other program number, you can provide it, so your account can be credited.
Is food included?

No! Food is not included.

Itinerary

Day 1 of 7 - Arrival in New York

Day 1 (one) includes:

  • Meeting before flight;
  • Flight from Lisbon Airport (LIS) to New York (EWR);
  • Check-in at the accommodation;
  • Dinner and small photography session in Times Square before rest.
Day 2 of 7 - Good morning New York!

Day 2 (two) includes:

  • Meeting for breakfast;
  • Boat trip on the Manhattan peninsula;
  • This day includes 8 historical, cultural and architectural POIs (among others B & H, Pier 83, Chelsea Market, Grand Central Station, Chrysler Building);
  • Dinner and return to hotel.
Day 3 of 7 - Memorials, Stock Markets and Bridges!

Day 3 (three) includes:

  • Meeting for breakfast;
  • This day includes 10 historical, cultural and architectural POIs (among others 9/11 area, Wall Street and Brooklin Bridge);
  • Dinner and return to hotel.
Day 4 of 7 - Ethnic Neighborhoods, Avenues and Sunset!

Day 4 (four) includes:

  • Meeting for breakfast;
  • This day includes 6 historical, cultural and architectural POIs (including Soho, 5th Avenue, Madison Garden and Empire State Building);
  • Dinner and return to hotel.
Day 5 of 7 - Central Park, Apple Store and `` the`` Sunset!

Day 5 (five) includes:

  • Meeting for breakfast;
  • This day includes 7 historical, cultural and architectural POIs (among others Central Park, Radio City Hall, Times Square and Rockefeller Center);
  • Dinner and return to hotel.
Day 6 of 7 - Day-off!

Day 6 (six) includes:

  • Relaxed breakfast;
  • The morning will be spent at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlet;
  • Lunch;
  • Dinner and return to hotel;
  • Leisure activities (optional).
Day 7 of 7 - The return!

Day 7 (seven) includes:

  • Relaxed breakfast;
  • Free morning for personal activities and last purchases;
  • Shuttle to the airport;
  • We land at Lisbon (LIS);
  • We say goodbye!

FAQs

How can I pay for my booking fee?

Payments may be made through wire transfer, Paypal® (please add 4,0% for Paypal tariffs) or MB WAY®

 

All the necessary instructions will be available on the booking form and you will also receive all the information through a confirmation email.

Do you have a schedule/plan for payments?

Unless otherwise clearly stated for a particular tour or program, our plan of payments is as follows:

 

  • Booking Fee: 10% of trip total (this tour is 198,00 €)
  • Midway Payment: 40% of the tour total at least 91 days before departure;
  • Final payment: 50% of the tour total at least 61 days before departure.
Are the flights included in the cost?

No!

Can you book my flights?

Yes, considering you provide us access to all the necessary information like passport information, ID information, and/or anything else required by the flight operator.

 

  • Flight’s payment is expected until 61 days prior to departure;
  • The cost is exactly the same the air company charge us with;
  • The receipt will be issued in your name by the air company;
  • If you have a frequent flyer number or any other program number, you can provide it, so your account can be credited.
Is food included?

No! Food is not included.