New York Cross-curricular

School tours

A visit to the bright lights and soaring buildings of the Big Apple makes for an unforgettable school trip


  • A cruise round the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Behind the scenes at NBC studios and Macy’s
  • The excitement of a Broadway Show
  • Skyscraping views from the Top of the Rock
Typically £762 per student.
Based on a 5 day, 3 night tour for 30 students, travelling February 2018

What's included: 

  • Return flights UK to New York
  • Return overseas transfers
  • Accommodation - bed and breakfast
  • Insurance
  • 1 teacher place for every 10 students
  • Excursions and entrance fees not included

Suggested itinerary for School groups

Day 1

Flight to New York, about 7 hours
Airport transfer to your accommodation included
Arrive at accommodation - evening meal own arrangements

Day 2

Breakfast included
Guided walking tour of Midtown – Central Park, Fifth Avenue, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Grand Central Station
UN Building, Radio City tour. Top of the Rock for spectacular views
Broadway show - evening meal own arrangements

Day 3

Breakfast included
9/11 Memorial.
Ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Brooklyn Bridge, China Town, Little Italy and Soho. Walk along the High Line park
Visit the Empire State Building - evening meal own arrangements

Day 4

Breakfast included
Choice of museum or gallery such as the Met
Macy’s for shopping (flight time permitting)
Airport transfer included
Overnight flight to the UK

Day 5

Arrive UK

There is always plenty to see and do in this city that never sleeps. Students love the culture and they also love the shopping!

Lucy Poole-McKenzie
Travelbound USA Specialist
Typically £762 per student.
Based on a 5 day, 3 night tour for 30 students, travelling February 2018

When you take a school trip to New York, the question is always not what to do, but what to leave out. The Big Apple is the ultimate destination for teachers who want to educate their students outside the classroom on virtually any topic.

The Statue of Liberty is the ideal place to begin, since it was the first sight of America for so many people. The voyage this symbol of safe haven statue is usually combined with, is a fascinating visit to Ellis Island, where students can hear first-hand accounts of those who came to America seeking sanctuary and a better way of life.


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It’s an exceptional introduction to one of the important themes of New York’s history – how a great society was built on the back of mass immigration.

A natural progression from Ellis Island is to the Lower East Side of Manhattan. At the turn of the 20th Century, the tenements building at 97 Orchard Street was home to nearly 7,000 tenants, the majority of them working-class immigrants. A walk through several of the restored apartments here gives visitors a valuable insight into what life was like for these people, and the daily struggles they faced.

Take in the views across Manhattan from the summit of the mighty Empire State Building, an architectural icon that for forty years was the tallest building in the world. Guided tours explain the design and construction of the skyscraper, as well as the death-defying feats of the men who built it.

Some kind of cultural or sporting event is held nearly every day at Madison Square Gardens. During their backstage tour of this colossal arena, your students will become acquainted with the organisational logistics behind event management at one of the most famous venues in the world.

The On Location Tours NYC Film Workshop provides students with a fresh outlook on the film business and how productions are pulled together. Dissecting the processes up into a hands-on workshop allows students to learn everything from space and lighting to directing and camera work. There is an opportunity to develop acting skills and recreate scenes from your favourite American movies and TV shows. The workshop is geared to developing students’ ideas as well as widening their perception and scope of how they can use the environment around them more effectively. While there is an opportunity to take on one-to-one tuition during the workshop, the team ensure everyone gets involved. Students can take away the skills they develop within the class and carry them forward with renewed inspiration to produce better films, improve their acting skills, and fine-tune their creativity to bring together a seamless production. Check out the video below to learn more about the student experience at the On Location Tours NYC Film Workshop.


Promote this trip to students

We provide you with promotional materials to help you get your students excited about their trip.

Our favourite excursions on this trip were visiting the Museum of the Moving Image and the Movie Sights Tour. These were equally inspirational for the students.

Wellington International School, Dubai

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Choose a tour and get a quote, then we can discuss your options and tailor your trip

Raise awareness

Our PowerPoint presentations and posters help you promote your tour

Prepare to go

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator does all the pre-tour administration for your trip

Typically £762 per student.
Based on a 5 day, 3 night tour for 30 students, travelling February 2018