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    • bobbyhibs
    • By bobbyhibs 4th Jul 17, 11:13 AM
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    Thanks, is that Norwegian direct?

    How do we get esta is the next thing to do?
    Originally posted by AG47

    hi

    as for your esta https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

    (i got this link from the las vegas thread which is on the main board if you wanna check via that option, page 1 of the las vegas guide and mse guide 2017)

    you ll need your passports(everyone travelling in your group) , putting in your passport numbers n stuff, and i think its about $14 per person and lasts for 2 years
    hope this helps
    Last edited by bobbyhibs; 04-07-2017 at 11:18 AM.
    • AG47
    • By AG47 5th Jul 17, 12:19 PM
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    Has anybody else done that visa thing for USA?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • AG47
    • By AG47 5th Jul 17, 12:20 PM
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    AG47
    hi

    as for your esta https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

    (i got this link from the las vegas thread which is on the main board if you wanna check via that option, page 1 of the las vegas guide and mse guide 2017)

    you ll need your passports(everyone travelling in your group) , putting in your passport numbers n stuff, and i think its about $14 per person and lasts for 2 years
    hope this helps
    Originally posted by bobbyhibs
    Thanks so much just seen your post.
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • bobbyhibs
    • By bobbyhibs 5th Jul 17, 2:39 PM
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    Thanks so much just seen your post.
    Originally posted by AG47
    no worries- any more questions just ask and im sure someone will hopefully know the answer
    • AG47
    • By AG47 5th Jul 17, 9:21 PM
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    no worries- any more questions just ask and im sure someone will hopefully know the answer
    Originally posted by bobbyhibs
    So we are flying to Stewart international airport, and staying at a hotel near fish kill north of the city.

    We are going over for a wedding but want to make it a 4 day long weekend.

    Thinking about doing a tour around ny city, any suggestions, is there a good reasonably priced open top bus tour or something like that?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 6th Jul 17, 9:34 AM
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    So we are flying to Stewart international airport, and staying at a hotel near fish kill north of the city.

    We are going over for a wedding but want to make it a 4 day long weekend.

    Thinking about doing a tour around ny city, any suggestions, is there a good reasonably priced open top bus tour or something like that?
    Originally posted by AG47


    If you buy Grayline/City tickets uptown or downtown separately they cost $49 each. Get them together for $59.

    Bonuses- free evening tour and free boat tour! Plus a card which gives discounts on selected restaurants and sites.

    My prices are from 2015, so check.
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    • bobbyhibs
    • By bobbyhibs 6th Jul 17, 9:49 AM
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    Thinking about doing a tour around ny city, any suggestions, is there a good reasonably priced open top bus tour or something like that?
    Originally posted by AG47
    hi

    im unsure how the prices compare but there are loads of people from the open top buses companies selling the tickets about in manhattan.also have you checked on sites.. like expedia, i noticed they have like an option of *things to do* where you put in the city and the dates your going, and it shows you things to do. prehaps there are other sites people can surggest?

    hope this helps
    • AG47
    • By AG47 6th Jul 17, 1:42 PM
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    One other thing, to hire a car in ny is a uk driving licence enough? Or do you need an international one?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • AG47
    • By AG47 6th Jul 17, 1:43 PM
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    Trying to decide if driving round NY city is best considering parking charges and all, or just get train from hotel?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • richardw
    • By richardw 6th Jul 17, 2:10 PM
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    Just get the train.
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    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 6th Jul 17, 4:48 PM
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    One other thing, to hire a car in ny is a uk driving licence enough? Or do you need an international one?
    Originally posted by AG47
    Trying to decide if driving round NY city is best considering parking charges and all, or just get train from hotel?
    Originally posted by AG47
    I agree with richardw, get the train

    IMO you'd have to be certifiably insane to hire a car to drive around NYC

    (Cue several people saying they did and it was fine, but I've driven thousands of miles in nearly two dozen different states and wouldn't in a million years even consider driving in Manhattan)
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    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 6th Jul 17, 10:52 PM
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    One other thing, to hire a car in ny is a uk driving licence enough? Or do you need an international one?
    Originally posted by AG47
    A few years ago a UK one was fine, and they didn't even ask to look at DH's even though we had him as a named drive.

    Trying to decide if driving round NY city is best considering parking charges and all, or just get train from hotel?
    Originally posted by AG47
    Do NOT drive around NY city. Never mind the parking charges, just finding a space would be a challenge, and the actual driving - nooooooo!

    I agree with richardw, get the train

    IMO you'd have to be certifiably insane to hire a car to drive around NYC

    (Cue several people saying they did and it was fine, but I've driven thousands of miles in nearly two dozen different states and wouldn't in a million years even consider driving in Manhattan)
    Originally posted by jackieblack
    We drove back to the airport after we'd hired a car from OUTSIDE NYC and that was bad enough. No way would I have wanted to drive in the time we were actually staying in NY.
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    • AG47
    • By AG47 7th Jul 17, 1:05 PM
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    AG47
    A few years ago a UK one was fine, and they didn't even ask to look at DH's even though we had him as a named drive.

    Do NOT drive around NY city. Never mind the parking charges, just finding a space would be a challenge, and the actual driving - nooooooo!

    We drove back to the airport after we'd hired a car from OUTSIDE NYC and that was bad enough. No way would I have wanted to drive in the time we were actually staying in NY.
    Originally posted by Savvy_Sue
    Thanks, o what the deal with hiring a car, what licence do you need?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • John259
    • By John259 7th Jul 17, 1:08 PM
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    Thanks, o what the deal with hiring a car, what licence do you need?
    Originally posted by AG47
    A UK licence is all you need. It's very unlikely that you'll be asked for anything beyond the normal photo bit, but it might be a good idea to take all the bits and do the DVLC code thing as well.
    "Such an enormous country, you realize when you cross it" - Jack Kerouac
    • AG47
    • By AG47 11th Jul 17, 8:46 PM
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    AG47
    A UK licence is all you need. It's very unlikely that you'll be asked for anything beyond the normal photo bit, but it might be a good idea to take all the bits and do the DVLC code thing as well.
    Originally posted by John259
    Thanks John, I only have a photo add, so this is all I cn bring.

    I was reading Martin Lewis page about being careful with extra insurance, he said also make sure the credit card is in the drivers name.

    I have another concern, my parents are paying for our hotel with their credit card, will this matter? Will the hotel insist that the card be of the name of the people staying there?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • AG47
    • By AG47 12th Jul 17, 7:44 AM
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    AG47
    What's it like hiring a car and driving round USA?

    Not in the city, but just outside NY city, in Connecticut
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • richardw
    • By richardw 12th Jul 17, 8:07 AM
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    Easy, big wide roads, car with auto transmission.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • AG47
    • By AG47 13th Jul 17, 8:29 AM
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    AG47
    Is it ok to use parents credit card at hotel? If it's different name
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • AG47
    • By AG47 13th Jul 17, 9:40 AM
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    AG47
    The hotel says you can use another persons credit card but they want a photocopy of the front and back.

    This is ok isn't it?

    It's just that my in laws have a better credit card for pounds to dollars, I get hit by all kinds of charges on my card.

    So we want to put the flights and hotel on my in laws credit card and give them the pounds sterling later.

    We will pay for most other things in usd that we are exchanging
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • bobbyhibs
    • By bobbyhibs 15th Jul 17, 9:59 PM
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    Hidden gems
    hi

    Having recently booked up for new york in may 2018-ye i know its ages away. i have started planning our trip and looking for some advice on any hidden gems- places of intrest if you will, weather it would be a fav bar or place to eat, a place you go every time you go to new york!

    also- any tips on great places to take photos? i guess places with views looking down on the city, but other ideas are welcomed of course!!
    we are planning to do top of the rock again, we did this on our last trip and were amazed!

    any advice welcomed, we are going for 6 days- staying at the sheraton times sqaure and are counting down the days!!
    any tips -advice most welcomed
    kind regards
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