Canadian Maritime Provinces: Yours to Discover…

Canadian East Coast Tours from Toronto

As a Canadian tour operator, we KNOW Canada and we know what cities are worth the visit! The Canadian Maritimes are a true gem and what better way to explore the region than joining a fully-escorted tour?   Comfort Tour Canada’s East Coast Tours are the way to go!

Join this spectacular, 7-day /6-night fully-guided tour to Canadian East Coast with Comfort Tour Canada (Toronto Departures).  This insightful tour will explore the beautiful Maritime Provinces, which offer enriching and unforgettable experiences to all!

Canadian East Coast Tours from Toronto

The journey will include stays in Charlottetown, PE, Halifax, NS, and Baddeck, NS. The tour package will include flight (and flight taxes), local transportation by coach, ferry transportation, daily breakfast, two group dinners, and fully-guided sightseeing tours.  We offer tour departures from Toronto, ON (all flights are direct flights).

Main tour highlights include: The picturesque rural areas of Cavendish, P.E.I. and its long stretches of white sandy beaches, the Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, a Lobster Feast at the Fisherman’s Wharf, Peggy’s Cove on the shore of St. Margaret’s Bay in Nova Scotia, the views of the Bras D’Or Lakes in Baddeck, and much more!

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With its awe-inspiring coastlines, distinctive culture, and delicious seafood cuisine, the Maritimes are without doubt a real treasure. Join Comfort Tour to discover the beautiful Maritime Provinces and reveal their hidden gems!

Comfort Tour Canada’s Canadian East Coast Tours from Toronto are the perfect way to discover the maritime provinces, which boast some of the most beautiful places in all of Canada.

For more information about this tour, please visit: http://comforttour.ca/holiday/canadian-east-coast-tours-from-toronto/

* Eastern Capitals of Europe *

Prague-Vienna-Budapest Tours from Toronto

Discover the best of Central Europe with Comfort Tour Canada as you travel through three historic and culturally-rich European cities! Our 8 day / 7 night fully-escorted tour includes round-trip direct flights, guided sightseeing tours conducted by licensed-English speaking guides, quality accommodation, daily breakfasts and six group dinners (including a dinner boat cruise on the Danube River in Budapest!).  Join Comfort Tour Canada on our Prague-Vienna-Budapest Tours from Toronto to discover the magical Eastern Capitals of Europe.

Prague-Vienna-Budapest Tours from Toronto

Prague-Vienna-Budapest Tours from Toronto

Your first destination will be Prague, Czech Republic. During you time in Prague, enjoy a sightseeing tour with a local guide and visit the main sights of the city, such as the 1,000 ­year mold Hradcany Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, the Astronomical Clock, and the old town, Mala Strana. You will also enjoy a special dinner (included) in a historic brewery dating back to 1400 and enjoy the local goulash with Pilsner bier as well as the famous Becherovka. How is that for a true Czech experience !

Prague-Vienna-Budapest Tours from Toronto

Prague-Vienna-Budapest Tours from Toronto

The next stop will be Budapest, Hungary,  where you will join your Local Guide on a tour through Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city. Passing by the Parliament, cross the Danube via the Margaret Bridge to Margaret Island and drive to the Royal Castle on the Buda side, where you visit the Fishermen’s Bastion (Promenade) and the Matthias Church. Also,  climb the Gellért Hill, which rises 140 m tall above the Danube River – there you will have some beautiful views of the city! You will also cross the Elisabeth- Bridge, passing the Heroe’s Square, the Opera and St. Stephan Basilica.

Prague-Vienna-Budapest Tours from Toronto

Prague-Vienna-Budapest Tours from Toronto

The last stop is Vienna, Austria! In Vienna, enjoy sightseeing with a drive along the elegant Ringstrasse. Pass the impressive State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace, the winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous Heldenplatz and visit the famous St. Stephen’s Cathedral.  Vienna is a beautiful city and has a lot to offer to visitors from all over the world. During your free time, do some shopping on the longest shopping mile in Vienna – Mariahilfer Straße. There, you will find all of the major department stores and local shops/boutiques as well as many local cafes, where you can try the traditional Viennese chocolate Sacher Torte! This is something you don’t want to miss!

Comfort Tour Canada’s Prague-Vienna-Budapest Tours from Toronto is a spectacular tour, which combines the Bohemian lifestyle of Prague, the bustling pace of Budapest and the elegance and style of Vienna all in one! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit these beautiful cities this Summer of 2014! Trust your Canadian tour operator and travel with Comfort Tour Canada – remember, we travel in Comfort all the way!

For more information about the tour, please visit our website: http://comforttour.ca/

Pennsylvania Highlights: Lancaster, Gettysburg and Philadelphia

Philadelphia-Gettysburg Bus Tours from Toronto

Discover the diversity of Pennsylvania as you visit the Amish countryside in Lancaster, tour the historic battlefields of Gettysburg and explore the cosmopolitan city of Philadelphia! Join Comfort Tour Canada on our Philadelphia-Gettysburg Bus Tours from Toronto to experience the best that Pennsylvania state has to offer!

On Day 2 of the tour, you will enjoy a fully-guided tour of Philadelphia accompanied by a ‘period costumed’ Licensed City Guide. The tour will include visits to many famous historical sites including the Independence Hall, Franklin Court, Liberty Bell, Society Hill, Liberty Place, Betsy Ross House, Christchurch and much more! Philadelphia has a lot to offer and this is your chance to experience this beautiful city.

Skyline view of Philadelphia - Philadelphia-Gettysburg Bus Tours from Toronto

On Day 3 of the tour, you will visit the Gettysburg Military Park and Battlefield with a Licensed Battlefield Guide.  The famous battlefield is approximately 24 square miles and incorporates 1400 monuments to the men who fought in Gettysburg. This tour will include the Film, Cyclorama and Museum Experience.  “The “Battle of Gettysburg” Cyclorama at Gettysburg National Military Park is a [series of’] fantastic 3-D painting that bring the fury of the final Confederate assault on July 3, 1863 to life and provide the viewer with a sense of what occurred at the battle long touted as the turning point of the Civil War.”

Also on Day 3, enjoy an Amish Farmlands guided tour for the ultimate Amish experience! The Pennsylvania Amish of Lancaster Country are the oldest Amish settlement in America. “The cornerstone of “The Amish Experience” is the Amish Farmlands Tour, taking you deep into the heart of the oldest Amish community in the world, as well as some of the most beautiful farmland you’ll ever set eyes upon. Roadside stands, bake shops, or a visit to a craft or quilt shop on an Amish farm… are among the unique happenings that may be enjoyed on your 90 minute Farmlands excursion.”

Without further ado, Comfort Tour’s  Philadelphia-Gettysburg Bus Tours from Toronto will provide you with the opportunity to not only experience the history of Pennsylvania, but also the hip and chic lifestyle of the state.

For more information about the tour, please visit our website: http://comforttour.ca/

The European Capitals: London and Paris

Comfort Tour Canada — London-Paris Escorted Tours

Let Comfort Tour guide you through London-Paris along our 10-Day London-Paris Escorted Tours to these two European capitals and supply endless history, culture and excitement all in ten days and eight nights! Comfort Tour provides round-trip direct flights to and from the destinations, as well as fully-escorted bus tours in both cities, accommodation, and full daily breakfasts throughout the entire duration of the tour.

While in London, enjoy guided bus and walking tours to see the most recognized attractions such as the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament. Not all sites that London has to offer are found on land, so we offer you the pleasure of enjoying a scenic Thames River cruise.

London-Paris Escorted Tours - Big Ben and London Bridge

After spending four days in London, travel from the central St. Pancras station to Paris by way of the high-speed Eurostar train (the cost of the train ticket is included in your package). Relax, enjoy the scenic views from your window, and just two hours later, you will find yourself in Paris. There, you will have the chance to view and explore top attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Champs Elysees, and much more. You will also enjoy a scenic Seine River cruise for a very unique perspective of Paris. In the four days spent in Paris, you will have all the opportunities to explore true Parisian culture, uncover the artistic heritage of Paris, and explore the cities’ hidden gems!

London-Paris escorted tours - Eiffel Tower and Louvre

Our tour directors are committed to informing you about the wonders and history of the majestic city and making your travel experience memorable! To complement the excellent guided city tours, Comfort Tour provides you with accommodation at high-quality, centrally-located hotels throughout the entire travel experience. This tour will not disappoint!

For more information about the tour, dates and prices, please visit: http://comforttour.ca/

The Best of Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice and more!

Comfort Tour Canada — Italy Tours from Toronto

Fall in love with Italy as you experience the ancient ruins of Rome, the beauty of Renaissance Florence, the rustic charm of Tuscany, and the romance of Venice on this guided tour with Comfort Tour Canada! Our fully-escorted 9-day/8-night tour package includes accommodation at first-star hotels, daily breakfast, sightseeing tours conducted in English, local transportation by coach and airport transfers as well as one lunch and six group dinners at local restaurants!

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While in Rome, you will enjoy guided tours of the Vatican City, the capital of Catholicism, the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Take the opportunity to visit the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon or the beautiful piazzas and monuments. Also in Rome, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant in the quarter of Trastevere with music to accompany the dinner!

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En route to your next destination, Florence, you will visit the town of Orvieto, which stands proudly and precariously on top of a cliff of red volcanic rock. In Orvieto, admire the wonderful winding streets and past the magnificent Gothic cathedral, with its black and white striped walls and colourful mosaics. The city has a fascinating warren of caves and underground passageways, which you explore on a tour before free time for lunch in one of the many restaurants of the historic centre.

Upon arrival in Florence, enjoy a tour to Piazzale Michelangelo for a breathtaking view of the city from a dominating position on the hills above as well as the Cradle of Renaissance to see the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo (the fourth largest cathedral in the world) and Piazza della Signoria. There, you will also see the Basilica Santa Croce, burial place of some of Italy’s most celebrated icons including Galileo Galilei, Macchiavelli and Michelangelo, and as many as 1,700 masterpieces in the world-­‐famous Uffizi Gallery. In fact, much of the beauty of the city is found indoors, with a fifth of the world’s Renaissance art on display in Florence’s museums, galleries, churches, monasteries and palaces. During your free time in Florence, you may choose to explore a number of these art displays.

The tour continues as you travel to Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower and then Lucca, one of the most perfectly preserved medieval towns in Italy to enjoy a guided tour through its narrow lanes and historic palaces.

Famous leaning tower of Pisa, Italy - Italy Tours from Toronto

To top of the tour, you will visit magical Venice. There, you will enjoy a private boat to Piazza San Marco for a guided tour of the square, which is dominated by the magnificent Basilica Di San Marco and the venerable Palazzo Ducale, or Doge’s Palace, an impressive and marvelous building of the Venetian rulers.  During your free time, take the opportunity to explore and get lost in the winding streets of Venice or test the wide variety of gelato shops in search of the most delicious scoop of gelato!

This Italy tour provides you with the opportunity to visit some of the most famous, well-recognized cities of this spectacular country. It’s not often that you’ll find Italy Tours from Toronto, which offer such an exciting itinerary with the perfect combination of guided tours and free time. Join us today to taste the delicious local produce, admire the beautiful architecture and discover what it means to live the “Dolce Vita” ! Trust your Canadian tour operator and travel with Comfort Tour Canada – after all, we travel in Comfort all the way!

For more information about the tour, dates and prices, please visit:  www.comforttour.ca

Washington D.C Zoos and Aquariums

jardinsWhen in Washington, you may crave some nature and wildlife amidst the downtown city. If so, there are plenty of zoo’s and aquariums that will satisfy your need for nature! We’ve got a list of the top aquariums and zoos in Washington, D.C right here for you.

The National Aquarium in Washington

The Washington, D.C Aquarium, officially known as the National Aquarium, is home to more than 200 species including shark, eel, gators, the dreaded invasive snake-head fish and a baby loggerhead turtle. It is a private, non-profit organization that relies on private and public support and admission revenue to operate. The National Aquarium in Washington, D.C is the nation’s oldest aquarium serving visitors from the lower level of the Department of Commerce Building since 1931. However due to necessary renovations in the Department of Commerce building, the facility will be closing on September 30, 2013 and the animals will be transitioned to  new homes at the Baltimore National Aquarium.

National Aquarium, Baltimore

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is the crown jewel of the city’s Inner Harbor and one of the finest facilities of its kind in the world. More than 1.4 million people visit Baltimore’s top attraction every year to see 16,500 specimens in an array of environments and exhibits, all of which are dedicated to environmental education and stewardship. The National Aquarium consists of the Main Level, Level Two, Level Three, Level Four and Ocean Exhibit.

National Zoological Park

The National Zoo, Washington D.C’s 163-acre zoological park set within the Rock Creek National Park, features more than 400 different species of animals! The National Zoo is a part of the Smithsonian Institution. To see all of the animals and exhibits at the National Zoo will take several hours. Among some of the favorites are giant pandas, other bears, lions, giraffes, tigers, monkeys, sea lions, and much more. “Friends of the National Zoo”, the Zoo’s membership program, is the partner of the National Zoological Park that has been providing support to wildlife conservation programs at the Zoo and around the world since 1958.

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

The Smithsonian Biology Conservation Institute, formerly named the National Zoo Conservation & Research Center, is a program of the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park that started primarily as a breeding center for endangered birds and mammals. Today, the 3,200-acre facility, located in Front Royal, Virginia, houses between 30 and 40 endangered species. Research facilities include a GIS lab, endocrine and gamete labs, veterinary clinic, radio tracking lab, 14 field stations, and biodiversity monitoring plots, as well as a conference center, dormitories, and education offices.

Leesburg Animal Park

At Leesburg Animal Park, a 21-acre petting zoo in Leesburg, Virginia, you can get “up close and personal” with the animals and feed them too! See llamas, donkeys, sheep, goats, monkeys, lemurs, parrots, giant tortoises, and more. Leesburg Animal Park offers wagon and pony rides, live animal shows picnic areas, and a playground as well. Leesburg Animal Park also has programs called “Zoo to You” and “Learning Safari” where they will bring zoo animals to your special event, to schools, camps and other locations.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The third-oldest zoo in the U.S. is home to some 2,000 animals, including polar bears, penguins, and chimpanzees. The Polar Bear Watch allows visitors a view of Magnet and Alaska. The Chimpanzee Forest, Leopard Lair, and African Watering Hole are fun but the best part is the children’s zoo with its lily pads, tree slide, farm animals, and Maryland wilderness exhibit. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is active in many conservation programs, notably the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Program and Project Golden Frog. It is the zoo that breeds the greatest number of African black footed penguins. It also helps rehabilitate local wildlife, especially birds of prey such as bald eagles.

Reston Zoo

Reston Zoo is a thirty-acre zoo in the heart of Fairfax County, Virginia. Get “up close and personal” with the animals and feed them too! See alligators, camels, reptiles, zebras, antelope, bison, ostrich, and lots more. You can bottle-feed lambs and hand-feed goats, sheep and llamas. Kids love the opportunity to take care of the animals.

All these remarkable Zoos and Aquariums are a great way to get closer to nature and get some truly friendly feelings! Let us help you to open horizons of wild nature while travelling to Washington!

Rockefeller Center New York City

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The Rockefeller Center, originally known as Radio City, is one of the skyscrapers you will see when our bus tour to New York City. The Rockefeller, at 70 stories high, is a complex of buildings developed in the midst of the Great Depression. It is the world’s largest privately owned building complex and a prominent cultural, business, and tourist attraction in Midtown.

Rockefeller Center – also referred to as a ‘city in the city’ – is an exceptional example of civic planning. All buildings share a common design style, Art Deco, and are connected to each other via an underground concourse, the Catacombs. The complex is nevertheless well integrated in the city of New York, especially along Fifth Avenue.

The land beneath Rockefeller Center was originally pastureland which was purchased by Dr. David Hosack in 1801. He created a public garden, the Elgin Botanic Garden, which served as a promenade as well as a laboratory for herbs. Hosack willed the land to the State of New York which gave it to Columbia University in 1811. The Rockefeller’s leased the land from 1928-1985 when they bought it outright. During the late 1920’s, John D. Rockefeller Jr. went on to build a commercial development for the young network-broadcasting industry despite the depression. Completed in 1940, the complex was originally named “The Radio City” with RCA, RKO, and NBC as the primary tenants.

Initially, the complex consisted of 14 buildings while today, the Rockefeller Center consists of 19 buildings and covers 11 acres. It is still the largest privately owned building enterprise ever undertaken in the United States. It was also the first private real estate project to include extensive garden landscaping at both street and rooftop levels. Rockefeller Center was declared a national historic landmark in 1988.

These days, Rockefeller Center’s central gathering place has expanded from a fairly small skating rink and Channel Gardens into a much larger destination including the three blocks of Rockefeller Plaza and all the smaller plazas on 49th and 50th Streets. Rockefeller Center is also famous for annual Christmas tree. Over five miles of lights are used to decorate the tree every year.

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View from ‘The Rock’ (Rockefeller observation desk)

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View from ‘The Rock’ (Rockefeller observation desk)

The Rockefeller Center is also known for the many works of art that enrich the complex. Many of them portray the ideals of Enlightenment, such as ‘Progress through Science’.  The observation deck atop Rockefeller Center’s GE Building – promoted as ‘Top of the Rock‘ – boasts panoramic views of Central Park and the Empire State Building. During your free time on our tour, if you would like a beautiful view of Manhattan, you can do so by visiting this Top of the Rock observation deck.

Corning Glass Museum

On our way to New York on the NYC 4-Day Bus Tour, we pay a visit to the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. The Corning Glass Museum, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of the New York State,  was founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works. The museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of art and history in glass and features a hands-on area detailing innovations in technology and scientific discoveries in glass. The collection currently consists of more than 45,000 glass objects, some over 3,500 years old. The museum’s campus also includes a state-of-the-art glass making school and the world’s library of record on glass and glass making.

IMG_0259At the museum you can experience the amazing properties of glass, see live and narrated hot glass-making demonstrations that run daily, and watch flame workers turn simple glass rods into delicate figurines at the torch at Flame working Demos. The galleries present art pieces that span over 35 centuries of glass art, history, and science. This includes ancient Egyptian pieces, delicate Venetian glass, and breathtaking contemporary pieces. You can also find a glass treasure for your home in the 18,000 square-foot Glass Market in the lobby of the museum, where you will find fantastic glass art pieces, jewelery, accessories, objects for home and much more!

IMG_0258The museum also presents the opportunity to get hands-on experience with glass at the Innovation Center with interactive exhibits that tell the story of the science and technology of glass. There, you have the opportunity to meet the inventors whose ideas changed the world, as well as dabble with glass chemistry, experience the power of optical fiber and see yourself in the strange reflection of a flight simulator mirror. The Innovation Center galleries currently on display include the Optics Gallery, Vessels Gallery and Windows Gallery. A 300-foot bridge connects three floating pavilions.

IMG_0255If you have enough time, you also have the opportunity to make Your Own Glass souvenir to take home! From hot glass working, to flame working, to fusing, to sandblasting—you can do just about anything with glass, with the help of experienced glass workers. During our stop-over a the Corning Museum, you will have the chance to experience just about all of these exciting features and make your New York Bus trip that much more fulfilling.

One World Trade Center in NYC

The new, One World Trade Center in New York has become the world’s third-tallest building after topping a height of 541 meters. A 124-metre steel spire was installed, pushing the skyscraper’s height to 1776 feet – a number commemorating the year of America’s independence. Previously known as the Freedom Tower, the building is located in the northwest corner of the site where the former World Trade Center towers were destroyed in the 11 September 2001 attacks.

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There have been several visions for the new World Trade Center, as it is formally known, beginning with Daniel Libeskind’s master plan in 2003, followed by a controversial redesign by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill—a redesign that for the most part survived two years. The next redesign took place in 2005 after the New York Police Department weighed in and suggested the glass tower be further modified for safety. Since 2008, New Yorkers have seen an erector set–like spectacle when they look to the bottom of Manhattan Island: concrete follows the ascension of steel, at the pace of a floor a week.

One World Trade Center is something like a large sloping block with the corners carved off, so it appears that the entire building twists as it gets higher. The building’s faces will be huge triangles that taper toward the top and the bottom. At the center of the building, they will form an octagon. The skyscraper is symmetrical.

That square base is a safety measure, not just an engineering method. Though it will be clad in glass prisms, the 186-foot-tall base will be a windowless concrete wall, intended to absorb and deflect the blast from car or truck bombs. The glass prisms will be coated with plastic like automobile safety glass to help absorb the impact. It is hoped that the prisms will refract light into color and make the monolithic security measure an eye-pleasing curiosity.

One World Trade Center will be one of the world’s ‘greenest’ because much of the materials used in its construction come from postindustrial recycled materials. More than three-quarters of its waste will be recycled! Typically, glass walls are designed with iron in them, for structural stability, but the iron has been reduced to increase visibility and allow as much daylight in as possible, thus reducing the need for electric illumination.

Several memorials will be installed in the 16-acre complex. One of those memorials is the slurry wall, more commonly known as “the bathtub.” This structure was the basement of the World Trade Center and served to hold back the Hudson River to keep it from flooding the complex. It was here that the remains of thousands of dead were found and hundreds more who were never found. People will be able to walk down a ramp from ground level all the way down to bedrock along the edge of this wall, the last original remaining piece of the twin towers.

Already now people in and around New York are at last getting a glimpse of what will be of the One World Trade Center by 2014. When finally completed, it will offer 241,000 square meters of commercial office space as well as observation decks, TV broadcasting facilities and restaurants.

“The Big Apple”


“There’s only one Big Apple. That’s New York.” John FitzGerald

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New York City has been called many things: “The Great American Melting Pot,” “Gotham,” “The City that Never Sleeps” but its most famous nickname, without a doubt, is “The Big Apple”. Why? What connects New York with an apple? New York City is not the shape of an apple and the city does not contain any apple orchards…so where did that nickname come from?

Here are some theories about the origin of this nickname “The Big Apple”!

  1. In the early 1920s, “apple” was used in reference to the many racing courses in and around New York City. Apple referred to the prizes being awarded for the races as these were important races, the rewards were substantial. Based on the research of Barry Popik, the use of “Big Apple” to refer to New York City became clearer. A writer for the New York Morning Telegraph, John Fitzgerald, referred to New York City’s races “Around the Big Apple.” It is rumored that Fitzgerald got the term from jockeys and trainers in New Orleans who aspired to race on New York City tracks, referring to the “Big Apple.” In recognition of Fitzgerald, the corner of 54th & Broadway, where Fitzgerald lived for 30 years, was renamed “Big Apple Corner” in 1997.
  2. Rumor has it that the “Big Apple” is so named because during the depression many former financiers would travel from their suburban cottages in full suits in order to sell apples on the streets of New York. Several well-to-do families had to make ends-meet by selling apples and the charade became known to many as the “Big Apple” scam of New York. Since apples have always been a big part of the New York economy, the name simply stuck and was eventually promoted by local government.
  3. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, “Big Apple” was the name both of a popular night club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem and a jazz band that originated in the South, became a huge phenomenon at Harlem’s great Savoy Ballroom and rapidly spread across the country. An old saying in show business was “There are many apples on the tree, but only one Big Apple.” New York City being the premier place to perform was referred to as the Big Apple.
  4. A film short called The Big Apple came out in 1938, with an all- Black cast featuring Herbert “Whitey” White’s Lindy Hoppers, Harlem’s top ballroom dancers in the Swing Era.
  5. The Big Apple nickname appeared during campaign of Charles Gillett, head of the New York Convention & Visitors Bureau to attract tourists to the town. Mayor John Lindsay had dubbed “Fun City” but which had become better-known for its blackouts, strikes, street crime and occasional riots. What could be a more wholesome symbol of renewal than a plump red apple? It was hoped that the red apples would serve as a bright and cheery image of New York City.

Anyway since then, New York City has officially been “The Big Apple”. Truth or fiction? It’s hard to say, but it makes for a good story! Travel with Comfort Tour Canada on our bus tours to New York and leave us your impression about “The Big Apple”!