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School Trips to New York

What better way to educate and inspire students than by taking them on an unforgettable college or school trip to New York.

An educational trip to 'The Big Apple' offers so many events, experiences and landmarks; its five boroughs are home to some of the world’s most famous and recognisable attractions which makes school tours to New York hugely popular. The best day trips from New York City are quite essential to inspire young students.

No New York school trip is complete without a visit to the Empire State Building Observatory, located on the 86th floor, which offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion.

For art lovers there is the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) which houses more than three million works of art from all over the world and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) which contains the finest and most comprehensive collection of 20th Century Art in the world.

Take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry to see the impressive Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty and visit Ellis Island to discover an important part of New York’s immigration history. Take a stroll through the iconic surprisingly expansive Central Park and glitzy Times Square and take some time to reflect at the 9/11 Tribute Center and honour the thousands who died.

Finally, for entertainment in New York you can take in a Broadway Show or experience a New York Knicks Basketball GameNew York Rangers Ice Hockey Game or take a tour of the New York Yankees Baseball Stadium.

On educational trips in New York there are so many choices, whatever your subject area. Below you will find further information on some more potential places to visit as well as the opportunity to browse by specific subject area.

When booking your college or school trip to New York with us, our experienced Tour Consultants can guide you to make the right choices by recommending appropriate educational visits and/or cultural and enrichment activities to add a bit of fun!

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Top Visits in New York

<p>New York City Museum</p>

New York City Museum

<p>Broadway Show</p>

Broadway Show

<p>Ellis Island</p>

Ellis Island

<p>Empire State Building</p>

Empire State Building

<p>Top of the Rock</p>

Top of the Rock

<p>Yankee Stadium Tour</p>

Yankee Stadium Tour

<p>Statue of Liberty</p>

Statue of Liberty

<p>Central Park</p>

Central Park

<p>Staten Island Ferry</p>

Staten Island Ferry

<p>Grand Central Station</p>

Grand Central Station

<p>9/11 Memorial and Museum</p>

9/11 Memorial and Museum

Popular New York Itinerary

Day 1


Check in to your UK Airport for your flight to New York.


Touch down in the city that never sleeps!  Head to your accommodation to drop your bags and check in.


Head back up into the sky to get your first views of the city from the top of the iconic Empire State Building.


Day 2


Begin your day with a TV and Movie sights Tour, for a light-hearted look at the New York venues made so familiar on screen.


Take a walk along Fifth Avenue to enjoy some retail therapy or take a behind the scenes tour of Macy's department store.


Evening meal at Ellen's Stardust Diner for an dining experience with a difference!


Day 3


With 3 million artworks it is impossible to see it all, so view the collection highlights at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Enjoy a stroll through Central Park, taking a break from the hectic pace of the city.


Complete your day by grabbing a bite in Times Square before seeing a hit show on Broadway!


Day 4


Get down to Battery Park early to take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty with a stop at Ellis Island to learn all about the immigration that built the city.


Take some time for reflection at the 9/11 Memorial or take a tour of the United Nations Headquarters.


Transfer to the airport for your return flight.


Day 5


Early morning arrival at your UK airport.


Arrive back at school.


Top Tips From our Travel Experts

"Try not to plan too much on the first evening,  students will be tired by 8pm following the flight. Walking is actually the best way to see NYC – you can cover lots of ground and see sites along the way, but don't forget the subway is also your friend, and pretty easy to understand. We would always recommend a four-hour sightseeing tour as a great way to see the main sights and get your bearings, whether you are pressed for time or not it is well worth doing as an introduction to the city."


View All Subject Trips for New York 

Art & Design

Business & Economics

Cultural & Enrichment


Film & Media Studies

Performing Arts

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What We Can Offer You

Knowledge and Experience

  • We continually invest in our teams product and destination knowledge to be able to offer you the best advice and support when planning your tour.
  • We create itineraries are bespoke and individual to your needs
  • FREE teacher inspection visits so you can feel completely secure when leading your group
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New York Gallery

<p>Statue of Liberty</p>

Statue of Liberty



<p>Central Park</p>

Central Park

<p>Brooklyn Bridge</p>

Brooklyn Bridge

<p>Dance Studio Workshop</p>

Dance Studio Workshop

<p>Central Park</p>

Central Park



<p>Bethesda Fountain, Central Park</p>

Bethesda Fountain, Central Park

<p>Rockefeller Centre</p>

Rockefeller Centre

<p>The Metropolitan Museum of Art</p>

The Metropolitan Museum of Art