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With Bethel Coach Tours, visit such sites as the Empire State Building, Broadway and Times Square, Ground Zero and of course, Warwick, the Patterson Educational Center in Patterson, NY and Watchtower Farms! Not to be missed is a very special Bible tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! The local Tour Guides do a very professional presentation; one that’s unforgettable, encouraging and faith-strengthening!
A special treat on this NY and Canada Bethel trip with Sunday in Manhattan is that a Sunday afternoon Broadway play play is included. Sunday your BCT Tour guide will purchase your tickets for you choosing from the available list of shows at the TKTS Booth in Times Square. <a title="Shows Currently Available TKTS Booth NYC" href="http://www.tdf.org/TKTSBoards.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here for plays currently available</a> (no guarantee the list of shows will be the same on the Sunday you actually purchase your tickets).
Fortunately, the fun doesn’t stop there! You’ll also get to take in the sites and sounds of the magnificent Niagara Falls from the Canadian side! First, all that you have seen spread out between the office, shipping, and factory complexes at the U.S. Bethels you will now see all together in one beautiful spot – The Canadian Bethel Branch, in Georgetown, Canada! The Niagara Falls are not to be missed! Seldom will you ever get to see such awe-inspiring a site (and sound)!
<strong>Highlights of the Theocratic History Tour will include:</strong>
See the former locations of the first headquarters offices of the Bible Students in Allegheny and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. See Carnegie Hall, in Allegheny, where in 1903 Charles Taze Russell engaged in public debates with Dr. E. L. Eaton. Using only the Bible, Brother Russell successfully defended the Bible’s teaching on the true condition of the dead as well as other Bible teachings. We will also visit two buildings that served as the meeting places for the Allegheny Congregation, the very first congregation in the United States. You will see all the above and much more. The tour will no doubt convince you that Jehovah God used Brother Russell and his associates (starting in the 1870’s) to bring spiritual light to deserving mankind. Your tour guide will be Brother Timothy E. Martin who served for many years at Brooklyn Bethel and now serves as a Special Pioneer in San Diego and is the official designer and tour guide for the BCT Bible Lands Tours (especially those having to do with Israel, Turkey, Egypt). Beginning in the 1870s many of the activities of C. T. Russell and his associates took place in Pittsburgh and Allegheny City. Interestingly, Allegheny City (1788–1907) was a separate Pennsylvania city located on the north side of the of the Allegheny and Ohio rivers, across from downtown Pittsburgh. The city of Pittsburgh features 151 high-rise buildings, 446 bridges, and two inclined railways. The city is known colloquially as “The City of Bridges” and “The Steel City” for its many bridges and former steel manufacturing operations.
<strong>The sight-seeing part of the Theocratic History Tour in Pittsburgh will include:</strong>
A visit to Mount Washington. Mount Washington is known for its steep hill overlooking the breathtaking Pittsburgh skyline, which was rated the second most beautiful vista in America by USA Weekend (and the best urban vista.) A ride on The Duquesne Incline. This ride will take you back in time on a century-old cable car and see the best views of downtown Pittsburgh while riding on one of the oldest remaining inclines in the United States.
<strong>Day 1 – Saturday</strong>
Arrive BCT Provided Hotel DC/Baltimore Area
<strong>Day 2 – Sunday</strong>
Holocaust museum (FREE), Lunch at Union Station, Tour of the monuments, Dinner at Baltimore Harbor (food-court style dining. Not included in price).
<strong>Day 3 – Monday</strong>
Smithsonian Museum Tour (FREE)*; Dinner near Hotel.
<strong>Day 4 – Tuesday</strong>
Travel from Washington, DC to NYC. If time permits enjoy some Chelsea Market***
<strong>Day 5 – Wednesday</strong>
Private Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art Bible Tour; Manhattan & Playtime NYC*
<strong>Day 6 – Thursday</strong>
Tour the Watchtower Educational Center in Patterson, NY. Tour Watchtower Farms in Wallkill NY.
<strong>Day 7 – Friday</strong>
Tour Warwick World Headquarters. Includes 3 self guided tours “The Bible and the Divine Name” “A People for Jehovah’s Name” and “World Headquarters—Faith in Action” plus a guided tour of the Office/Services Building and the Bethel grounds. Some free time in Historic Warwick.
<strong>Day 8 – Saturday</strong>
Scenic ride to Niagara Falls, Canada. Playtime Niagara Falls**
<strong>Day 9 – Sunday</strong>
Playtime Niagara Falls**
<strong>Day 10 – Monday</strong>
Canada Branch Tour near Georgetown. Enjoy exploring sites along Niagara River through Niagara Falls into Buffalo NY.
<strong>Day 11 – Tuesday</strong>
Depart Buffalo NY. Check into BCT Provided Hotel Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. See the highlights of Pittsburgh (see details under Tour Overview below).
<strong>Day 12 – Wednesday</strong>
See everything related to Pittsburgh and Allegheny in connection with the Theocratic History of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
<strong>Day 13 – Thursday</strong>
Depart BCT Provided Hotel Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
<em><strong>*Some Possibilities for Play Time NYC</strong></em> Empire State Building (tickets are not included), Macys, Bargain shopping, Little Korea, Drive by or tour UN. Times Square, Staten Island Ferry, South Street Sea Port, Drive by Ground Zero, Natural History Museum (donation), Central Park Zoo (entrance not included), Central Park, Broadway, Rockefeller Center.
<em><strong>**Some Possibilities for Play Time Niagara Falls</strong></em> Maid of the Mist, Clifton Hill, Cave of the Winds Tour to the Hurricane Decks for the ultimate “water park” experience, Top of the Falls Restaurant, Viewing Goat Island / Bridal Veil Falls / American Falls, even trekking over to Prospect Point Park Observation Tour USA side Niagara Falls.
***Chelsea Market is a food hall, shopping mall, office building and television production facility located in the Chelsea neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan. This bustling Manhattan landmark is a prime destination for New Yorkers and out-of-towners alike. Within its walls are more than 30 unique shops and restaurants offering up true Big Apple flavor and feel.
All prices herein are per person and are subject to change without notice. "Full Package" prices are especially subject to change due to the fluctuation in airfare. For Instance: Travelers can expect to pay additional airfare for summer tour dates if their tour includes New York. We will notify you three months, or less, before your departure of any additional fees.
Regarding Land Package Pricing:
Land Package prices signify that...
- ...BCT will NOT provide your transportation EXCEPT during the tour.
- ...you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
- ...BCT is not responsible for any cost associated with the cost of your transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour. Including penalties, fees and/or rebooking cost when a trip is cancelled or moved.
- ...while your transportation is provided during the tour you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
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<li>Airfare or train tickets from major airport or train station nearest you (not applicable to 'land package' prices).</li>
<li>Transportation each day for touring and sightseeing.</li>
<li>Rooming (hotel accommodations) as requested.</li>
<li>Complimentary shuttle to and from airport or train station to your hotel (not applicable to 'land package' prices).</li>
<li>Canada Hotel Upgrade!</li>
<li>Broadway Play NOT included!</li>
<li>Holocaust Museum is FREE.</li>
<li>Staten Island Ferry is FREE.</li>
<li>FREE breakfast each morning.</li>
<li>The price of the Bible Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is included!</li>
<li>If there are 40 or more passengers* for the Theocratic History portion then BCT will provide Lunch on Wed</li>
<strong>*Not including Tour Guide and his wife.</strong>
<li>Experienced Tour Guide</li>
<li>Theocratic activities and discussion on the bus</li>
<li>Passport Options: On tours that include Canada, you have the option to stay in <li>Niagara Falls, USA instead of crossing over into Canada. For complete details, mention this in your reservation form or to a travel specialist.</li>