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New York City school trips

We'll create an unforgettable school trip for your students to one of the world's most exciting cities! From drama students to business students and everything in between.

  • Key stage 4 - 16+
  • Year round

Unforgettable memories guaranteed in New York, the city that never sleeps!

A large number of our school groups are drama students - but New York is a cultural mecca for all things from art to business and economics, so there's something to fit every need. We'll work with you to make sure that your trip is a success, with recommended visits to support your subject-specific studies as well as an exciting mix of fun sightseeing tours and visits to popular attractions.

What's great about New York is that there are so many famous attractions that are entirely free to experience like Central Park, Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Wall Street and the Brooklyn Bridge. Your group will be entertained through the evening too, with so many quintessential New York activities to dive into, like catching a show on Broadway and seeing Manhattan at sundown from atop the Empire State Building or Top of the Rock - plus dinner options at the likes of Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock Cafe and Ellen's Stardust Diner!

We also frequently combine trips to New York with Washington D.C. for politics students, so get in touch today if this is something you're interested in.

We can tailor your itinerary to your unique learning requirements, please contact us for a bespoke quote.

Day 1

  • Depart UK
  • Arrive in New York
  • Empire State Building
  • Times Square
  • Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe

Day 2

  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour
  • Wall Street
  • National September 11 Memorial
  • One World Observatory
  • Dinner at Ellen's Stardust Diner
  • Broadway Show

Day 3

  • Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing tour
  • NBC Studios Tour
  • Dinner at Planet Hollywood

Day 4

  • Central Park
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • New York Public Library
  • Dinner at Bubba Gump

Day 5

  • Rockefeller Center
  • Depart New York

Day 6

  • Arrive home
Times Square
Times Square
View from Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock
Wicked on Broadway
Broadway show
Central Park
Central Park
Ellens Stardust Diner
Ellen’s Stardust Diner
Empire State Building observation deck
Empire State Building
Macys
Macy's guided tour
National September 11 Memorial
National September 11 Memorial
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island tour
United Nations New York
United Nations Tour
Wollman Ice Rink
Wollman Ice Rink
One World Observatory New York
One World Observatory
Gayles Broadway Rose
Gayle's Broadway Rose
Times Square

Times Square

Take some time to explore the world-famous major commercial intersection and hub of activity in Midtown Manhattan with its giant lit-up screens, shops and restaurants.

View from Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

Visit the Top of the Rock observation deck atop the Rockefeller Center for the quintessential view of New York City! Gaze at Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the World Trade Centre and even the Statue of Liberty in the far distance.

Wicked on Broadway

Broadway show

The street and district famed for theatre, musicals and glamour, Broadway is the heart of performance in New York. This is your opportunity to experience a live show!

Central Park

Central Park

Explore Manhattan’s largest urban park, which is nearly 6 times the size of Monaco and has been featured in over 350 films through the years.

Ellens Stardust Diner

Ellen’s Stardust Diner

The home of the world-famous singing waitresses and waiters and some of the best diner food in the country. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner for tour groups and locals alike since 1987!

Empire State Building observation deck

Empire State Building

Travel 102 stories up the Art Deco skyscraper. Learn the history of the building from its construction through to its place in modern-day New York. Scatter to the observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors for stunning panoramic views of the city below.

Macys

Macy's guided tour

Sitting on Broadway between 34th and 35th streets, Macy's flagship store is a spot for tourists and residents alike. Covering an entire city block, the massive New York landmark is a must-see NYC attraction. You’ll have free time for shopping.

National September 11 Memorial

National September 11 Memorial

Visit the moving national tribute of remembrance and honour to the nearly 3000 men and women who lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attacks which resulted in the collapse of the twin towers. Infinity pools now stand in their massive footprint.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island tour

Take a short ferry ride from Manhattan and visit one of New York's most iconic sights - the Statue of Liberty, located on historic Ellis Island and home to the Immigration Museum.

United Nations New York

United Nations Tour

Visit the UN headquarters for a tour to get a behind-the-scenes view of the organisation at work.

Wollman Ice Rink

Wollman Ice Rink

Take to the ice and skate on the Wollman Ice Rink in the beautiful setting of Central Park from late October to early April.

One World Observatory New York

One World Observatory

This astonishing and interactive tour reveals the transformation of New York City from unsettled lands to today’s remarkable forest of skyscrapers.

Gayles Broadway Rose

Gayle's Broadway Rose

At Gayle's Broadway Rose your group can have an evening meal to remember as the team of waiting staff sing their hearts out while you eat. This is an equally entertaining alternative to the popular Ellen's Stardust Diner, and as it's less well known, you're likely to avoid the queues.

Our long haul school trips include:

  • A detailed itinerary with pre-booked excursions
  • Board and lodging  as specified in your itinerary
  • Return flights and overseas transfers
  • Approximately one free teacher place for every 10 students on the trip
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Assistance with inspection visits
  • Some of our long-haul trips will also include a guide

Extras to budget for:

  • School to airport transfers and meals en route (if required)
  • Visa charges and supplements for small parties, single rooms and additional adults
  • Local tourist taxes which can only be paid in cash to the hotel
  • Entrances other than those specified in your itinerary
  • Hotel damage deposits

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