New York

There is no better way to inspire your student group than on an educational trip to New York. We have unrivalled expertise in arranging study trips to the Big Apple and offers specialist programmes and visits especially for schools, sixth forms and College groups, all at the most competitive prices and with our dedicated and vastly experienced team. As well as having some of the most iconic sights and landmarks in the world, our educational trips to New York also offer a fantastic and diverse range of educational visits to suit almost any discipline.

  • Some of the world's best museums and galleries!

  • Iconic Empire State Building panoramic views

  • Broadway shows, workshops, sports events & more...

  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum

  • Great choice of themed restaurants and diners

Top Visits

Empire State Building

Set in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, take a trip up the most iconic observation deck in the world and marvel at the 360° panoramic views across amazing New York City and beyond. Enjoy the Empire State Building story in the immersive exhibit galleries on your way to the top.

Top of the Rock

A compelling visit towering 70 floors above the Rockefeller Center, with large indoor and outdoor observation decks on three levels, interactive displays and tremendous unobstructed views across the city, including Central Park and of course the Empire State Building.

Statue of Liberty

Surely the most memorable image of New York “Liberty enlightening the World” is a must visit for student groups visiting the city. We can provide you with Liberty ferry tickets which take you from Battery park to the island itself where you can alight for photos, then re-embark down to Ellis island immigration museum where you can take a fascinating audio guided tour.

Broadway Show

The show must go on! Enjoy the glitz and glamour of all the latest or most established shows in this unique environment and at discounted student rates. Contact us for great prices and advice, and for performing arts groups we can combine tickets with a range of specialist workshops that will have you singing and dancing all the way home.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

A thrilling new observatory attraction in New York at the top of One Vanderbilt in Midtown Manhattan. The immersive, multi-sensory experience rearranges how visitors see the city, with mirrored walls, sound and lighting. Additionally, thrill-seekers will enjoy Levitation, allowing you to step onto glass platforms high above Madison Ave, and the all-glass Ascent elevator up the side of the building.

9/11 Memorial & Museum

Located on the site of the former Twin Towers, the Memorial & Museum commemorates and honours the people killed in the terrorist attacks of 2001. With exhibitions and educational programs it is committed to providing an understanding of event and its ongoing legacy.

One World Observatory

Situated in the tallest building in the western hemisphere at a symbolic 1776 feet tall another magnificent observation deck awaits with amazing views across the city and waters at the bottom of Manhattan island.

Ice Skating at Wollman Rink

Open from the end of October until March we can provide discounted tickets for our groups including skate hire, jumping the usual queues and an hour on the ice. Whether you are a budding Torvill and Dean or not make sure you contact us for this fabulous evening activity in stunning Central Park.

The High Line

A fascinating public park built on the site of a historic freight line and elevated above the streets of Manhattan. With many access points and running down the right hand side of Manhattan from Midtown down to the SOHO area it is free of charge and offers some free public tours or specialist guided tours. Well worth a visit during your stay to see Manhattan from a new angle!

Central Park

The world famous park in the heart of Manhattan is the green heart of the city, offering beautiful walks to corners and a peace away from the bustling city, as well as containing the Wollman ice skating rink open from Oct-March and the wonderful Central Park Zoo. Contact us for a walking tour or group reservations for the above.

Subject-specific trips

We can tailor your school or college trip to include a range of specialist subject-specific visits to meet your objectives for the trip. See further details for some of our most popular subjects here:

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Morning departure from UK. Afternoon arrival in New York. Transfer to your hotel and check in. A bit of free time before evening meal at Hard Rock Café.

Day 2

Morning visit to the Empire State Building. Enjoy amazing panoramic views of the city. Afternoon make your way to Battery Park to take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island museum. Evening meal at Bubba Gump.

Day 3

Enjoy a morning visit to Central Park Zoo. Grab some lunch and then take to the ice with a skating session at the Wollman Rink. Freshen up before an early dinner and then on to an evening Broadway show.

Day 4

A morning visit up to Top of The Rock. Some free time for shopping before afternoon transfer back to the airport for overnight flight home.

Day 5

Morning arrival back in the UK.

Where to Stay

Most accommodations in New York offer a room-only basis, however, a few will include breakfast into the package which is a real bonus for groups. There are also always plenty of local restaurants at good value for money nearby. If budget is really tight the YMCAs are options, however upgrades to high quality hotels such as the Manhattan at Times Square, Ameritania and Edison are available on request. Please let our account manager know and we will give you a range of options to choose from on your educational trip to New York with us.

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