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New York Bethel Condensed + Theocratic History Tour | 6 Day Tour
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<strong>Special Theocratic History Tour / Some of the highlights of this wonderful 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
<strong>Special Theocratic History Tour / Some of the highlights of this wonderful 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 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.
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<h4 style="text-align: left;"><strong>Day by Day Itinerary Saturday to Wednesday and Tuesday to Saturday</strong></h4>

<strong>Day 1 Saturday April 22</strong> – Arrive into BCT Provided Hotel Pittsburgh



<strong>Day 2 Sunday April 23 </strong> – Start tour at 8:00 a.m. See everything related to Pittsburgh and Allegheny in connection with the Theocratic History Tour. Take a lunch break at 12:00 p.m. then resume tour in the afternoon. Optional to see the highlights of Pittsburgh (see details under Tour Overview).



<b>Day 3 Monday April 24</b> – Travel from Pittsburgh to BCT provided hotel near Newark Airport.



<strong>Day 4 Tuesday April 25</strong> – Tour Watchtower Farms in Wallkill NY; 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.



<strong>Day 5 Wednesday April 26</strong> - Tour the Watchtower Educational Center in Patterson, Playtime NYC*



<strong>Day 6 Thursday April 27</strong> - Depart BCT Provided Hotel NJ.



<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 Matinee (tickets are not included), Rockefeller Center.



 
<strong>Departing Airport West of Mississippi River</strong> <ul> <li>4 to a room: $1200</li> <li>3 to a room: $1255</li> <li>2 to a room: $1320</li> <li>1 to a room: $1670</li> </ul> <strong>Departing Airport East of Mississippi River</strong> <ul> <li>4 to a room: $1130</li> <li>3 to a room: $1185</li> <li>2 to a room: $1250</li> <li>1 to a room: $1400</li> </ul> <ul> <trong>From Europe</strong> <li>4 to a room: $1880</li> <li>3 to a room: $1935</li> <li>2 to a room: $2000</li> <li>1 to a room: $2350</li> </ul> <ul> <strong>Land Package Only</strong> <li>4 to a room: $750</li> <li>3 to a room: $805</li> <li>2 to a room: $870</li> <li>1 to a room: $1220</li> </ul>

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...

  1. ...BCT will NOT provide your transportation EXCEPT during the tour.
  2. ...you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
  3. ...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.
  4. ...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.

Click here to read about the advantages of booking a 'full package' trip versus a 'land package' trip.

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<li>Special Pioneer Tour Guide and Theocratic Historian Brother and Sister Timothy Martin!</li>

<li>FREE breakfast each morning.</li>

<li>The price of admission to any museums listed on the itinerary! </li>

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