New York and Washington DC Cross-curricular

School tours

Take in the bright lights and skyscrapers of the Big Apple, before visiting America’s seat of political power


  • A cruise round the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Skyscraper views from the Top of the Rock
  • Guided tour of the Capitol
  • The vast collections of the Smithsonian Museums
Typically £942 per student.
Based on a 7 day, 5 night tour for 30 students, travelling Feb 2018

What's included: 

  • Return flights UK-NY/Washington-UK
  • Overseas airport transfers
  • Coach transfer NY to Washington
  • Accommodation and insurance
  • 1 teacher place for every 10 students
  • Excursion 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 – Rockefeller Centre, Times Square, Grand Central Station, UN Building
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, SoHo, Chinatown and little Italy, then Macy’s for shopping
Visit the Empire State Building - evening meal own arrangements

Day 4

Breakfast included
Depart by coach to Washington DC, stopping at Philadelphia to see the Freedom Bell and Liberty Hall
Short orientation walk on the Mall before evening meal
Union Station - evening meal own arrangements

Day 5

Breakfast own arrangements
Explore Capitol Hill, Capitol building and Visitor Centre, Supreme Court and Library of Congress, National Archive
See the outside of the White House and monuments of the Mall, including Lincoln, Vietnam, WWII, Korean, Jefferson and Martin Luther King Jnr
Evening meal own arrangements

Day 6

Breakfast own arrangements
Washington Monument, Smithsonian Museum or Arlington Cemetery (flight time permitting)
Airport transfer included
Overnight flight to the UK – about 7.5 hours

Day 7

Arrive UK

In New York, Top of the Rock is best for daylight views of the city. Empire State gives great night views across the Manhattan skyline. In DC, Union Station has an international food court.

Lucy Poole-McKenzie
Travelbound USA Specialist
Typically £942 per student.
Based on a 7 day, 5 night tour for 30 students, travelling Feb 2018

This superb cross-curricular tour of New York and Washington DC is the ideal way to cover some of the most important locations in the United States.

The New York skyline is dominated by its skyscrapers, and the most well-known of those is the Empire State Building. For forty years this was the tallest building in the world, and the views from this 102-storey building over the Big Apple are simply magnificent. It’s an excellent opportunity for students to grasp the layout of the city’s many landmarks, as well as learning about the incredible challenge of creating it.


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A short boat journey takes you to the base of the Statue of Liberty, famous symbol of freedom and safety to millions of immigrants over the years. And a short distance away, there is Ellis Island, which until the 1950s was America’s largest immigration processing centre. A museum has now been set up here, offering fascinating insights into the lives of those who arrived in the city seeking sanctuary or a fresh start - a valuable addition to any school trip to the United States.

Washington DC is the main seat of power in the most powerful country in the world. Travelbound can arrange guided visits to some of America’s most important political arenas, including the US Capitol building, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress. Here your students will gain a deeper understanding of how the highly-complex American political system works, as well as getting an insider’s look into some of the most hallowed and influential places in the country.

America is known as “The Land of the Free”, but there is often a price to be paid for freedom. There’s no better illustration of that fact than a guided walking tour around the many memorials of Washington DC, such as the Vietnam War, Second World War, Korean War and Martin Luther King Memorials and Arlington Cemetery

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Our top three excursions for this trip were the Capitol Building, the Empire State Building and Ellis Island. The students found the New York excursions the most inspiring.

Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Reigate

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Typically £942 per student.
Based on a 7 day, 5 night tour for 30 students, travelling Feb 2018