Current Photo Tours 2018/2019 Schedule 

- China Photo Tour including 3 day River Cruise - June 13th to July 2nd, 2018

- Uganda Photo Tour August 11th to 22nd, 2018 

- Kenya & Tanzania Photo Tour August 21st to September 4th, 2018

- Franklin Island Workshops September 7th thru October 4th, 2018

- Still Life in a World of Motion with B.D. Colen Oct 2018 or Jan 2019 

- Polar Bear Photo Tour Oct 27th to Nov 1st, 2018

- Galapagos Islands Photo Tour Nov 30th to Dec 11th, 2018

- Costa Rica Photo Tour February 6th to 15th, 2019

- Bulgaria Photo Tour May 30th to 11th, 2019

- Our 2018 Tour Brochure available for download

New York City Weekend Photo Tour - 

                                                "Weekend of Photography ..."

Photography in the Big Apple 
                   "Capture the sites and landscapes of New York City"

    New York City, the Big Apple, the City that Never Sleeps, Gotham City ... and so on.  This has been a very exciting Photo Tour to put together and it is full of new and classic New York City Photo opportunities. 

    We will be visiting Time Square, Grand Central Station, Bryan Park, the Theatre District, the 911 Memorial and Museum, the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre. During our visit to New York we have prepared walking tours of several districts, time to explore Central Park and walk along the High Line Park. High Line Park is an old railway line that runs through the Meat Packing District offering up another series of unique photo opportunities.

     “As a special feature of this special New York Weekend, we will be joined by photographer B. D. Colen, who for the past 16 years has been teaching documentary photography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Colen spent 10 years working on a project on Boston subway riders, has worked for NGOs in Haiti and Liberia, and has had work published in numerous US newspapers and magazines. For those of you interested in “street photography,” having him with us in the international street photography capital should be a real treat.”

   B.D. Colen and I are pleased to welcome you on our New York Photo Tour.  We know you will enjoy this unique experience and come away with many great images of the city.

                                                                                                                James Cowie


                                Download a copy of our New York City Weekend Tour Brochure

New York City Weekend Photo Tour Itinerary - June 22nd to June 25th, 2017

Day One: Thursday June 22nd:  Depart London 8:00 a.m. and travel via luxury motor coach to New York City.  Our coach is equipped with a washroom, but we will be making several comfort stops and lunch break during our journey.  We will arrive at our hotel at approximately 6:30 p.m. Once we check in we will have time to relax dinner. Hilton Hotel Hasbrouck Heights.


Day Two:  Friday June 23rd : Breakfast at the Hilton, We will begin our first day in New York with a visit to the 911 Memorial and museum which is located in lower Manhattan. The 911 Memorial officially opened to the public in 2011. We will have plenty of time to explore and photograph the area around the memorial and museum we will also visit Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel. Both locations were a source of comfort and inspiration during 911. 

 We will make our way down to Battery Park and the Financial district. The Hudson river borders on one side with Battery Park and offers up a view of the Statue of Liberty across the river, and the busy port. While in this area we will stop for lunch. Battery Park is known for the many unique cafes. Great food and even more photo opportunities. We will visit Grand Central Station, then return to our hotel for an afternoon break. 


This evening we will meet in the lobby of our hotel, board our motor coach and head over to the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn bridge. We will leave in enough time to pick up the sun set from the foot path on the bridge (Brochure Cover Image), then we will visit a small park on the Brooklyn side that offers some great New York skyline images at night, including the bridge. A visit to Time Square will round off our day before returning to our hotel. Hilton Hotel Hasbrouck Heights. (B)


Day Three:   Saturday June 24th: Breakfast Hilton Hotel We will start today with a visit to lower Manhattan, including a stop at Radio City Music Hall. Then on to the Empire State Building, visiting the observation deck which offers up some great skyline photography of the city. 

Then to the MET Gallery on Fifth Ave for an opportunity to visit the Irving Penn photography exhibit. Irving Penn was an American photographer known for his fashion photography, portraits and still life. Born in 1917 this iconic photographer was know for his unique style. During his career he worked at Vogue magazine and many independent advertisers. 

While visiting the gallery we will also have time for photography in Central Park as the gallery is located next to the park. We will also have opportunity to visit Strawberry Fields which is a memorial garden to John Lennon.


Later this afternoon and evening it will be a “Night on the Town” We will visit and photograph the High Line Park in the Meat packing district. The former high rise railway lines have been turned into upper boardwalks and gardens, this will offer up a different perspective of the city. Then we will take a harbour cruise on the Hudson for  photographs of the city from the river and a close up view of the Statue of Liberty. Dinner and then a visit to the Rockefeller Centre for a night view and photography of the New York skyline from the Top of the Rock Observatory, offering a 360 degree panoramic view of the city. Hilton Hotel Hasbrouck Heights. (B)


Day Four: Sunday June 25th: Breakfast at our hotel, check-out of our hotel, board our motor coach heading home from an exciting weekend in New York.  We should reach London by 6:30 p.m. again taking into account time for comfort stops and lunch on the way. (B)

** Please note for our 2017 tour we will be traveling to New York City via our own Private Motor Coach thus giving us the mobility to visit more locations during our visit..



Our New York City Weekend Photo Tour is $1079.00 CAD per person based on double occupancy, single supplement is an additional $515.00 CAD. Our tour departs from pick up points in London, and Woodstock, other pick-up locations are available upon request. We will be crossing at Buffalo, NY.


  • Round trip private motor coach from London, Woodstock, other points upon request
  • Accommodations at the Hilton Heights Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning at the hotel
  • Reservations and admission to 911 Memorial and Museum
  • NYC Manhattan at Night & Brooklyn Bridge Night Photography Shoot
  • Photo passes where required
  • NYC Harbour Cruise and Statue of Liberty
  • Admission to the top of the Rockefeller Observation Level
  • Admission to the top of the Empire State Building Observation Level
  • Admission to the MET gallery for the Irving Penn Centennial Exhibit
  • Tour hosted and escorted by photographers James Cowie and B.D. Colen

** Schedule may vary according to weather and travel conditions.

** Guests must have a valid passport with minimum of 6 months from expiry to enter U.S.A.             

Tour Exclusions: Any item not listed on the itinerary, gratuities, personal insurance coverage, alcoholic beverages, and laundry.

Link for New York City Tour Registration

New York City Photography Tour Brochure

Booking space may be done online or by contacting James Cowie at 519-679-8520 ext. 5 or by email or Katherine Hirtzel at 519-679-8520 ext 3 or by email  the online booking is available by clicking on this link.

A non-refundable deposit of $250.00 is due at the time of booking, the balance is due June 2nd, 2017. Carlson Wagonlit Travel recommends the purchase of travel and health insurance as this tour takes us out of the country.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel / Photo Tour Trekkers
224 Central Ave. London, Ont. N6A 1M8

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