Our Spring Downtown NYC Insider Tour

      Downtown NYC

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      Jun 7 - 10, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 14
      Our Spring Downtown NYC Insider Tour
      Downtown NYC

      • Facebook verified
      3 reviews

      Jun 7 - 10, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 14

      About this trip

      Spend a late spring weekend in New York City. Meet artists, writers, editors, and actors who live and work in the city. Visit the gorgeous apartments of other NextTribers. Experience the city like a local. Eat and drink in hidden gems.

      Read the story "Crashing Parties and Becoming Insiders On Our NYC Tour," about last year's spectacular downtown tour.

      Why Our NYC Trip is So Special

      We want to show you a side of New York you'll never see on any other trip to the city, one where you won't be standing in line with hundreds of other tourists at the well-known landmarks. We're staying downtown where the action and a whole other kind of fun is!

      NOTE: NextTribe members receive a $100 discount on price. 

      NextTribe co-founder Jeannie Ralston moved to New York’s East Village in April 2021, and ever since then she’s been thinking of the cool places and fascinating women in downtown and Brooklyn that she would like other NextTribers to know.

      She’s put them all together for this special spring weekend, with the help of many friends who live downtown.

      Starting with the cocktail party on Thursday night on Jeannie Ralston's rooftop, you'll be treated to private glimpses into NYC life that goes way beyond the beaten tourist path. We'll be having small lunches with special guests. On the last trip, one of our lunches featured Sara Nelson, executive editor at book publisher Harper Collins, in the fabulous apartments of other NextTribe women. 

      We'll go to exciting restaurants that you have to be in the know to even know they exist. (One is down an alley and to get to another you have to enter through a pawn shop!) 

      We'll take you to designer consignment stores, sample sales and high-end thrift stores so you can find stellar fashion at a fraction of the price. 

      We'll get to see talented women our age on stage in our special performance we're calling Aging Boldly in 5 Acts, which will be an evening of dinner, drinks, and age-appropriate entertainment. 

      If the spring dates don't work for you, consider our trip in October 2023. Check it out here. 

      Why Travel With NextTribe?

      NextTribe offers a safe travel environment that through the energy and alchemy of adventurous women turns into a real community in a short amount of time.  

      On every trip, you will be led by a friendly and fun woman of our own age, who has deep local knowledge and/or roots. She has proved to us that she is responsible, flexible, and truly cares about every traveler, nurturing new friendships and making sure no one feels left out. Other tour companies drop in a local guide who remains apart from the group. Our leader is the glue among the travelers--the person who ensures that this is more than a trip; it's a community of curious, like-minded women on the move.

      We are known for group travel for women over 45 who don't normally like group travel. We keep our groups small and know that our guests are curious explorers who can take care of themselves. We allow them space to make the trip their own. You will not be in lockstep on a tight schedule behind a guide. You can roam on your own if you want (with a good GPS and an understanding of how to meet up with the group later) or you can take full advantage of the guide's knowledge of the city. 

      We do expect our travelers to have a level of self-sufficiency, being able to carry their own bags if need be, and to be respectful of others in the group and open to new experiences and friendships. 


      NextTribe, Inc.

      10900 Research Blvd. #160-C

      Austin, Texas 78759

      Phone: 512-609-0340

      Cancellation and Other Terms


      Your initial deposit in non-refundable and reserves your spot on a trip. Even though your deposit is non-refundable, it is transferrable to another trip provided you cancel at least 60 days prior to the start of the trip. You may apply your deposit toward any other trip through 2024. 


      Full payment for your retreat is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip. At 60 days prior to your trip, there are no refunds for any reason. If you must cancel within this 60-day period, you will need to contact your travel insurance company for reimbursement. 


      Up until 60 days prior to your trip, you can receive a refund for all but the deposit, which, as stated above, can be transferred to another trip through 2024. 

      At 60 days prior to retreat, there are no refunds or credits. Your room and tour has already been paid to our vendors. NextTribe cannot offer refunds for any reason (Covid, injury, illness, death, etc). For this reason, we highly recommend you to purchase travel insurance. 

      To officially cancel, you must send an email to NextTribe stating that you wish to cancel to admin@NextTribe.com.


      If we are forced to postpone or cancel your trip due to a significant event that makes it infeasible to operate the trip as planned (including, but not limited to, natural disasters, manmade disasters, Covid, disease, travel restrictions, etc.) NextTribe will offer credit for another trip (with a $100 discount on the next trip) or refund all of your payments. California travelers please note that NextTribe's Seller of Travel license number is 2153726-70 and we do not participate in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF). 



      We will make every effort to operate all trips as advertised, however all itineraries are subject to change. We reserve the right to alter or make reasonable substitutions as deemed necessary. 


      Travel insurance is recommended to be purchased within 21 days of booking your retreat.

      Travel Insurance

      We don't require it, but we strongly encourage all of our travelers to purchase travel insurance. 

      If you buy it within 21 days of booking (and before your final payment) you'll get a better deal than if you wait.

      There is trip protection insurance and travel insurance. 

      Trip Protection style travel insurance plans are designed to provide coverage for Trip Cancellation if you are prevented from taking your trip due to a covered reason listed in the plan certificate; most notably - illness, injury, or death to the traveler, a traveling companion, and/or an immediate family member not traveling, unforecasted inclement weather, and much more. Also included are benefits for Trip Interruption, Trip Delay, Baggage & Personal Effects, Travel Medical Expenses, and Emergency Medical Evacuation. Included:

      • Trip Cancellation *due to listed covered reasons
      • Trip Interruption *due to listed covered reasons
      • Trip Delay (varies by plan)
      • Baggage and personal effects
      • Medical expenses (not limited to emergencies)
      • Global network of contracted doctors and hospitals
      • Emergency Medical Evacuation
      • Coverage in the event of financial default of a tour operator or airline or a labor strike, unforeseen terror event, unforeseen inclement weather. *time-sensitive
      • Pre-existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver (coverage for pre-existing conditions) can be included based on the timing of your purchase. *See plan certificate for coverage details.
      • "Cancel for Any Reason" upgrade available as an upgrade in some plans only (eligibility requirements apply)

      What's the definition of travel insurance?

      Travel insurance is the coverage for personal risks incidental to, and related to

      planned travel, including one or more of the following...

      ● Cancellation or interruption of a trip or a vacation package

      ● Accident, sickness, disability, or death occurring during travel

      ● Delay of an arrival to your trip destination or a return to home

      ● Loss of baggage/personal effects

      ● Damage to accommodations or rental vehicles

      What is not included in the definition of travel insurance?

      The following are excluded from the definition of travel insurance..

      ● Major medical plans that provide comprehensive medical protection for

      travelers on trips that last six (6) months or longer (ie working abroad,

      deployed military personnel, missions and volunteering abroad, and more)

      ● Damage waiver contracts, as defined in paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) of

      Section 1936 of the Civil Code. The phrase “damage waiver” or “collision

      damage waiver” cannot be used to describe travel insurance coverage, but

      the insurance contract may otherwise refer to “damage waiver” or “collision

      damage waiver” provided by a company, as defined in paragraph (1) of

      subdivision (a) of Section 1936 of the Civil Code.

      The sooner you purchase a trip protection style plan, the more it can cover! We recommend purchasing a trip protection style plan within 21 days of making your initial trip payment of any kind for this trip, and prior to making your final pre-trip payment. Please ensure that all the activities you plan on participating in are covered by your travel insurance. 

      When you purchase it within 21 days of booking (and before your final payment) you can get better coverage

      Several people have had to cancel trips because of a death in the family, an injury (one women broke her foot on the way out the door to the airport!) or COVID, and once we enter the non-refundable stage of your booking, we CANNOT refund your trip for any reason. 

      NextTribe is an affiliate of Allianz, and you can get a quote from them by clicking on the name below. They offer one time policies and annual policies to cover all of your trips in a single year.


      We are also an affiliate of Wanderwell, a certified B corp and a member of the Transformational Travel Council.


      These plans provides insurance coverage that only applies during the covered

      trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar

      benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other


      You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life,

      health, home, and automobile insurance policies.

      If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer or

      insurance agent or broker.

      When selecting a travel insurance policy, please bear in mind that all travelers are strongly recommended to have medical coverage and that we recommend a minimum coverage of $150,000 USD for travel medical/accident & sickness, and $500,000 USD for emergency medical evacuation and repatriation. It can help for those benefits to be Primary coverage. We strongly recommend that the policy also includes benefits for trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, and some coverage for baggage & personal effects.

      Since we are not licensed insurance agents or brokers, we are not allowed to

      *Answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of any of the

      insurance offered by the travel retailer.

      *Evaluate the adequacy of the prospective insured’s existing insurance coverage.

      What’s included

      • 4 Nights Hotel Indigo
        On the chic Lower East Side
      • 4 Dinners
        At some of the city's best restaurants
      • 4 Lunches
      • 4 breakfasts
      • Welcome reception
        On the rooftop of Jeannie Ralston's apartment
      • Private art tours
      • Aging Boldly in 5 Acts
        An evening of dinner, drinks, and age-appropriate entertainment.
      • Lower Manhattan Tour
        Learn the history of the city's oldest neighborhood
      • Intros to Cool Locals
        Many of our meals and events will include special guests, women writers, entrepreneurs, artists, who can talk about life in the city.
      • Tenement Museum Entrance
      • Local Transport
        Including Metrocard for public transport, ferry to Brooklyn, and cabs for late nights outside of walking distance in our hotel
      • Swag Bag
        Full of products from women-owned clean beauty companies
      • Shopping Tour
        Of some favorite sample sales and designer consignment shops.
      • Airfare
      • Alcohol
      • Tips
      • Cabs
        If you don't want to walk or take public transport with the rest of the group to locations

      Available Packages

      Double Room
      Available until June 3, 2024

      Share a room with a friend or with a fun NextTriber who is destined to become a friend. NextTribe members receive a $100 discount. Become a member here. If you're already a member, get your discount code here. 

      Deposit: $500
      Single Room
      Available until June 3, 2024

      A room of your own. NextTribe members receive a $100 discount. Become a member here. If you're already a member, get your discount code here. 

      Deposit: $500
      Package Without Hotel
      Available until June 3, 2024

      Join in all the fun but without the hotel room. Perfect for locals NYers or those who have friends or family they can stay with in the city. NextTribe members receive a $100 discount. Become a member here. If you're already a member, get your discount code here. 

      Deposit: $500

      Available options


      Friday, June 7th
      Welcome to the Lower East Side and East Village


      Shopping and other recs for restaurants, etc. for area if come early. 

      Check into Hotel Indigo Lower East Side by 3 pm

      4pm: Meet at hotel for overview of weekend


      4:30 pm: Intro to Lower East Side and East Village, plus shopping at the some of our favorite stores in the area.

      6 pm: Cocktails—33 2nd Ave Rooftop or Jeannie Ralston’s Apartment, Barrelsmith Cocktails served. Meet New York women entrepreneurs, including Lila Frodesen of By Lila, Kim Cihlar of Collection 13 jewelry, Lynn Powers of Masami Hair Care, and PJ Cobb, a silk artist. 


      8 pm: Dinner at one of NYC's most acclaimed restaurants, tucked away in an alley, which means you won't find it unless you know it's there. 


      Late night option: Speakeasy

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      NextTribe (NextTribe.com) is a travel company for women over 45 that also publishes articles by top writers and hosts events in select cities and an online community. We offer a safe travel environment that through the energy and alchemy of adventurous women quickly turns into a real community. We are known for group travel for women who don't normally like group travel. We keep our groups small and respect that our guests are curious explorers. For testimonials about our trips, visit: https://nexttribe.com/travel-testimonials/


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