Leisure & Tourism Trips to New York

New York is one of the most visited cities in the world.   International tourism contributes $18 billion worth of revenue annually to its economy, more than any other city in the world*.  Its skyline and landmarks are some of the most recognisable in the world, so where better to take your travel and tourism students to discover how the city stays at the top in this competitive industry.

New York has no shortage of iconic tourist attractions to visit; the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Madison Square Gardens and Central Park, to name only a few.  Visit the World Trade Center site and 9/11 Memorial and Museum which metamorphosed the area from disaster zone to tourist attraction within a decade. There really is no shortage of ways to fill your itinerary to create a trip guaranteed to inspire your students for a career within this dynamic industry.

 

*according to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index

Prices start from£739pp

Popular itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Check in to UK airport for flight to New York Arrive and transfer to your accommodation Visit to Empire State Building
2 Tour of Madison Square Garden Visit to 9/11 Memorial and Museum Tickets to see a Broadway Show
3 Visit to Ellis Island Immigration Museum Tour of New York Yankees Stadium Evening meal in a local restaurant
4 Visit to The Museum of the City of New York Free time for sightseeing and shopping Transfer to Airport. Overnight flight back to UK
5 Arrive UK Airport, onward return travel to school
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Morning Check in to UK airport for flight to New York
Afternoon Arrive and transfer to your accommodation
Evening Visit to Empire State Building
Morning Tour of Madison Square Garden
Afternoon Visit to 9/11 Memorial and Museum
Evening Tickets to see a Broadway Show
Morning Visit to Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Afternoon Tour of New York Yankees Stadium
Evening Evening meal in a local restaurant
Morning Visit to The Museum of the City of New York
Afternoon Free time for sightseeing and shopping
Evening Transfer to Airport. Overnight flight back to UK
Morning Arrive UK Airport, onward return travel to school
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Places to Stay


Reasons to Visit

Madame Tussaud's New York

This attraction holds models of a whole host of celebrities including Brad Pitt, Woody Allen, Whoopi Goldberg and Madonna. Madame Tussauds NY provides visitors with an entertaining opportunity to experience the world’s renowned celebrities, influential world leaders, historical figures and sports icons.

Madison Square Garden All Access Tour

Explore exclusive VIP areas of the state-of-the-art arena and commemorate over 130 years of legendary Garden history. Discover the spectacular Chase Bridges, get the inside scoop on all your favourite players when you explore the Knicks and Rangers locker rooms, and view the arena like never before.

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour

LIGHTS, CAMERA, NEW YORK! Straddle fiction and reality as you visit famous sites from both the big and small screens. See the apartment building from Friends, catch a glimpse of Peter Parker’s apartment from Spider-Man, and see locations from Will & Grace, Ghostbusters, Elf, Hitch, The Devil Wears Prada, and many more!

New York Yankees Stadium Tour

The Classic Tour lasts up to 1 hour and includes visits to the New York Yankees Museum, Monument Park and the dugout. Guests will pass through the batting cages and Yankees clubhouse area before ending the tour in the Great Hall near the team store.

Radio City Music Hall Tour

Radio City Music Hall is America's most spectacular showplace, it has been established for over sixty-five years and has just undergone an impressive restoration process. A tour round the building will explain the history of the building and show the impressive new technological features.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

The newly renovated Observation Deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in the heart of midtown Manhattan at Rockefeller Center. The view itself is unique and astonishing, unobstructed for 360 degrees and stretching for miles in every direction.

Empire State Building Observatory

New York’s famous Empire State building soars more than a quarter of a mile above the heart of Manhattan. Located on the 86th floor, the observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

The newly renovated Observation Deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in the heart of midtown Manhattan at Rockefeller Center. The view itself is unique and astonishing, unobstructed for 360 degrees and stretching for miles in every direction.

Circle Line Tour (Boat Cruise)

This cruise circumnavigates Manhattan Island allowing you to see all its highlights (dependant on length of cruise chosen) 3 rivers, 7 major bridges, 5 boroughs, over 25 world renowned landmarks and, of course, a magnificent close-up of the Statue of Liberty. Beverages, food and souvenirs are available on board.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

The Statue of Liberty is New York's most symbolic structure. The Auguste Bartholdi statue was given as a gift from the people of France and stands at 111 feet 6 inches from the toe to the crown. In the base of the statue there is an interesting museum devoted to the statue's history.

Broadway Theatre & Dinner Packages

Make the most of your stay by rounding off the day with a Broadway show. The best value tickets are available for mid-week performances and can be combined with dinner in a nearby restaurant before the performance.

Basketball and Ice Hockey Matches

Tickets to the New York Knicks Basketball and New York Rangers Ice Hockey Games range from $25 and upwards depending upon availability.

National Geographic Encounter Ocean Odyssey

You’ll come face-to-face with humpback whales and great white sharks, Humboldt squid and sea lions, and animals you’ve never dreamed of…in ways you’ve never seen. All without getting wet! All in the heart of Times Square! From the creative minds at SPE Partners, with a team of Academy, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winning artists, National Geographic Encounter is a brand-new kind of entertainment experience.

9/11 Tribute Center

Remember and honour the thousands murdered by terrorists in the horrific attacks of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2011. It further recognises the thousands who survived and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath.

Ice Skating at Wollman Rink

Wollman Rink provides 26,600 square feet of ice for skaters in the winter. Wollman Rink, located near the Parkside Avenue/Ocean Avenue entrance to Central Park, is open for ice skating from late November through March. The Rink features a snack bar, skate shop, skate rental and free lockers.

New York Yankees Stadium Tour

The tour includes the New York Yankees Museum, Monument Park and the dugout. Guests will pass through the batting cages and Yankees clubhouse area before ending the tour in the Great Hall near the team store.

Staten Island Ferry

This free ferry ride to Staten Island offers impressive panoramas of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. The ferry departs from Battery Park every thirty minutes.

Ripleys’ Believe It or Not!

Located in the heart of Times Square, the collection of more than 500 astonishing artifacts, displayed in more than 20 distinct, interactive galleries includes the bizarre, incredible, mysterious and fascinating. Including a baseball uniform worn by Babe Ruth to the world’s largest collection of shrunken heads!

Central Park

One of the great pleasures New Yorkers and tourists enjoy is getting away from it all in Central Park. Stretching 51 blocks between 59th and 110th streets, this 843-acre area, green rectangle has served its city well since 1859. From famous statues to castles, there is so much to see within this pastoral landmark.

Radio City Music Hall Tour

A tour round the building will explain the history of the building and show the beautiful art deco interiors. You will learn the secrets of the Great Stage, one of the largest indoor performance stages in the world; the stage’s hydraulic system, and their impressive new technological features. For those thinking of a career in theatre they can give an insight into the behind-the-scenes aspects of what it takes to run Radio City Music Hall.

Day Trip to Washington

The seat of power of arguably the most powerful country in the world cannot fail to inspire students of history and politics. Washington’s grand buildings, parks and monuments present a calm and ordered façade, the antithesis of the political debates and scandals which take place within. A coach tour is available to this great city.

Day Trip to Boston

Boston's nickname, the "Cradle of Liberty" is evidence of the city's historical role in the American Revolution. It is also a city of architectural treasures with many fine examples of Federalist, Georgian, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival and Victorian designs. A coach tour is available to this great city.

Watch a Broadway Show

Make the most of your stay by rounding off the day with a Broadway show. The best value tickets are available for mid-week performances and can be combined with dinner in a nearby restaurant before the performance.

Examples of current shows on offer are: Aladdin, Wicked, Chicago, Mean Girls, The Phantom of the Opera and Beetlejuice. 

There are other shows/plays on offer not featured. All are subject to availability - so book early for your favourite show!

One World Trade Centre Observation Deck

The Freedom Tower is a 104 storey building that stands on the World Trade Center site in Manhattan - giving amazing views of the city.  Interactive exhibitions reveals the transformation of New York City from unsettled lands to today’s remarkable forest of skyscrapers.   Ascend the 102 floors to the observation deck in under 60 seconds in one of five sky pod elevators!


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