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75G trip lets you go with flow

BY LARRY McSHANE

DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

June 26th 2008

 

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The awesome display of four manmade waterfalls kicks off Thursday.

 

Chasing these waterfalls is one expensive proposition.

 

A midtown hotel is offering a $75,000 travel package pegged to the New York City Waterfalls art installation opening Thursday - with a side trip to Niagara Falls included.

 

Expect more awe than angst on this chase. Guests can make a big splash by shelling out big bucks for an exclusive and expensive excursion via limousine, private yacht and private jet.

 

The main attractions are the four falls created by artist Olafur Eliasson along the waterfront: one on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Bridge; one on the north shore of Governors Island; one at Pier 35 in Manhattan, north of the Manhattan Bridge, and the last between Piers 4 and 5 near the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights.

 

The faux falls are a warmup for the real thing at the Canadian border in the trip offered by the Buckingham Hotel. Guests arrive at its 2,000-square-foot penthouse to find another waterfall - of champagne. The penthouse includes a fireplace and a terrace with a wraparound view overlooking Central Park.

 

Guests will travel by limo from the hotel to a private yacht for a sunset cruise to see all four manmade waterfalls and the rest of the Manhattan skyline.

 

After dinner and drinks, the yacht returns to meet the limo and it's off to Tiffany's for a special platinum pendant with diamonds.

 

The next day brings a private jet trip to Niagara Falls, with lunch in the Skylon Tower's revolving dining room nearly 800 feet above the falls.

 

A personal helicopter ride follows through the rainbows that appear above the surging falls.

 

Then it's back to the private jet for champagne and dessert before returning to Manhattan for one last night.

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