Posted: 12/05/2015 at 08:25
I stayed in the Crowne Plaza the same as the tour company but booked direct. Cost about the same as sharing a room via the tour company. They laid on coaches and they left from same hotel so made life easier.
Can't remember what time coaches left. I remember feeling like I was running out of time as we approached Staten Island as traffic slowed but there was plenty of time.
I can't remember how long I had a start and they go off in waves. Think I was second wave. Had plenty of time to use the convinences, bag drop and sit around and relax. Mind you it was freezing and very windy.
I'll dig out my iternery and check.