Cross-Curricular School Trip to Boston and New York
Learn about Boston, one of the oldest cities in the US
Experience Harvard University first-hand with a workshop
Visit the concrete jungle that is New York City
Explore both cities by foot with our walking tours
Entrance fees and transportation for the featured excursions and guides are not included in the typical price.
Fenway Park has been the home of Boston Red Sox baseball club since it opened in 1912 and is the oldest major league baseball stadium in use. Due to its age and location in a dense residential neighbourhood, it has many unique, quirky features such as ‘Pesky’s Pole’ and the famous ‘Green Monster’ wall, which stands 37 feet 2 inches high overlooking leftfield.
This 2.5 mile walking tour through the compact city of Boston reveals the rich history of America’s Revolution – the events that led up to the historic break from Britain. It starts at Boston Common and takes in 16 historical sites, including King’s Chapel, the Benjamin Franklin statue, The Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, and USS Constitution.
On a clear day you can see up to 100 miles away. A great way to familiarise yourself with this city. Take in the views and see Hancock Tower, Fenway Park, the Boston Common and Public Garden, MIT and Harvard University.
Take your group on a visit to this famous Ivy-League university. The tour is student-led and comprises an outdoor walk through Harvard Yard, providing a history of the university, general information, and a unique view on the student’s individual experience. Photo © Jacob Rus.
Tip: As the tour is outdoors please dress appropriately for the weather
Experience Harvard University first-hand with an exciting and engaging workshop or lecture. Workshops are carried out by Harvard students themselves and are offered over a wide range of individual topics including ‘How to apply for the top universities in America’ or ‘What makes Harvard one of the top universities in the world’. Career progression workshops are also available to aid students to stand out from the crowd post-university and fulfill their career potential. Students can also explore scientific, cultural, environmental and historical workshops. You can also combine these workshops with a student-led Harvard Campus Tour.
Take the Statue Cruise from Battery Park to the Statue of Liberty, one of the world’s most iconic structures and a symbol of freedom and democracy. Continue to Ellis Island and be inspired by the history and stories of the immigrants entering America between 1992-1954. This hop-on hop-off service allows you to explore at your leisure.
Documenting September 11, 2001, the museum examines the implications of the events and commemorates the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who died on 9/11 and in the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing. Using multimedia displays, narratives, archives and artefacts, the museum presents powerful accounts of the monumental struggles faced by a nation and the legacy of that day.
Built at the peak of the skyscraper craze in 1931, the 1250ft Empire State Building is an Art Deco symbol of NYC. A ride in the express lift to the observatory floors gives students an unrivalled view of the city with outdoor decks and restored original interiors. A handheld device acts as an audio and visual companion with engaging videos, image galleries, quizzes and maps.
CitySights NY operates a fleet of American buses, designed with top deck only seating to ensure everyone gets the best view of Manhattan’s landmarks. The guides are always super knowledgeable and provide animated narration of the sites with facts and anecdotes. Tickets work on a hop-on hop-off basis so it’s a relaxing way to get to the major attractions. Private hire for groups is available.
This vast museum has over two million artworks spanning 5,000 years. It’s one of the most important collections in the world and a fantastic source of inspiration for students of all disciplines. A labyrinth of corridors holds paintings, textiles, ceramics and costume, chronologically reflects global regions in sky-lit spaces and architectural relics
The Broadway Theatre District has all the buzz and glitz that you’d expect from America’s answer to the West End. Rounding off the day with dinner and a Broadway show is a typical New York past time and it’s an exciting way for student’s to feel part of the city’s twilight activity.
The world’s largest department store now offers a fun, retail-focused lecture followed by a store tour. An informative discussion follows the story of Macy’s from humble beginnings in 1858 to the 1m square foot of selling space today. Students will also learn about fashion merchandising visual advertising techniques, with plenty of time left over to shop.
This new attraction is the highest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere boasting a unique design. The angled viewing platform juts out from the main building affording 360-degree views. Suspended in mid-air visitors can see 100 stories down through the glass floor.
Vessel is a new landmark and the centre piece of Hudson Yards, a vibrant redeveloped neighborhood, located on the West Side of midtown Manhattan. The 154 interconnecting flights of stairs are an interactive art work comprising almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings. The ascent gives great views of the attraction itself , the city and river.
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
- Experience learning outside the classroom in another country
- Gain a deeper understanding of American history and its link to European history
- Build confidence and learn new and valuable skills
- Explore the local area with teachers and fellow students
- Broaden their minds through the study of another culture
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Visit a foreign country and experience another culture
- Gain independence and self confidence
- Strengthen existing friendships and make new friends
- Understand personal organisation through co-operation and working with others in a variety of environments