NEW BETHEL TOURS! 2018 UNITED STATES BRANCH TOUR ITINERARY
May 10-16, 2018, October, 18-24, 2018
THURSDAY: Late afternoon arrival into the New York City area. Collect your bags and we’ll be off to our hotel. Relax & settle in…. We have a big week ahead!
FRIDAY: A free day for sightseeing, shopping, theatre??? Tour escorts Jim and Stephanie will be on hand in the lobby & dining room by 8:30 a.m. if you need any questions answered. We can point you in the right direction!
SATURDAY: First, we will board our buses and drive to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the amazing, faith-strengthening tour, “The Woman and the Seed”. The tour ends at 1:00 p.m. (casual dress!) and the rest of the day is free to do whatever…. Return to the hotel via NJ Transit Bus whenever you want. Just remember that we will be checking out first thing tomorrow a.m. So leave time to pack tonight!
SUNDAY: After breakfast we will check out and leave the hotel by 8:30 a.m. We’re off for Hyde Park, NY where you will enjoy touring either the historic Vanderbilt Mansion on the Hudson River OR a tour of the home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, president of the United States from 1933-1945. Following your tour, we will have lunch in the area & (depending on weather) a beautiful view of the Hudson (WalkWay Over the Hudson) before heading for Pine Bush, NY, our overnight stop (approx. 5.5 miles from Wallkill/ Watchtower Farms).
MONDAY: We’ll leave the Harvest Inn at 8 a.m. for our tour at Patterson Educational Facility. Following the tour, your box lunch will be waiting for you outside at the picnic tables (OR perhaps you’ve made arrangements to have lunch with Patterson Bethelite friends??) Following lunch ~ by 1:00 pm ~ we’ll be on our way to Wallkill Printery. Return to the Harvest Inn about 5 pm.
TUESDAY: The long-awaited highlight of this tour- our visit to Warwick, the new world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses! More details about our visit to come….
WEDNESDAY: About 8:30 we will check out of our hotel and drive back towards New York City. First stop will be in Brooklyn, NY. After driving by 117 Adams Street Complex (former printery for the world wide work of Jehovah’s Witnesses, we will do a walking tour of Brooklyn Heights, the location of many years of theocratic history. See buildings where formerly was our office complex at 25-30 Columbia Heights, as well as the 107, 119 and historic 124 building and former Towers residence. Following this interesting walking tour (about 1 hour) we will stop for lunch at a local eatery and then head for the airport for our return flights home. We hope you’ve had an encouraging and enjoyable visit to the U.S. Branch and New York City!