New York Art and Design

Further education

As the cultural capital of the USA, New York has a thriving art scene and hugely important museum collections


  • Avant-garde art at the Guggenheim Museum
  • Contemporary installations at MOMA
  • Graffiti on the Street Art Community Mural Tour
  • The huge, inspiring Metropolitan Museum of Art
Typically £617 per student.
Based on a 5 day, 3 night tour for 40 students

What's included: 

  • Return flights to New York
  • All current taxes and surcharges
  • 3 nights’ room-only accommodation
  • Single rooms for party leaders
  • 1 leader free for 10 paying passengers
  • 24-hour assistance and support

Sample itinerary for University and College groups (not included in the guide price)


Day 1

7-8 hour flight, arrive JFK or Newark
Airport transfers to your accommodation
Arrive at your accommodation and check in
Evening meal eg Planet Hollywood

Day 2

Breakfast eg local diner
Visits to the Guggenheim Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art
Evening meal eg Bubba Gump
Evening sightseeing bus tour

Day 3

Breakfast eg local diner
Visit to the National Design Museum and a street art community mural tour
Evening meal
Evening visit to Empire State Building

Day 4

Check out of hotel, breakfast eg local diner
Visit to Grand Central station and last-minute shopping
Airport transfer to JFK or Newark,
6-7 hour flight back to UK

Day 5

Arrive back in the UK
Lorna Coblenz

There are so many museums to keep your students inspired. Tutors tell us a highlight is always the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You will also be able to see some of the exciting sights and sample the shopping that New York is famous for.

Lorna Coblenz, Travelbound Tour Co-ordinator
Typically £617 per student.
Based on a 5 day, 3 night tour for 40 students

New York is pulsating with examples of art and design around every corner and from neon billboards and Times Square to the spiralling architecture of the Guggenheim, this is where university tours get really exciting.

Understanding the city's passion for art is essential for getting under the skin of NYC and visits to  the MET, the Cooper–Hewitt, the National Design Museum  and the Neue Galerie New York, all help to build a picture of an ever-burgeoning scene.

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Elsewhere you'll discover the Frick Collection, the Museum of Arts & Design (MAD) and Battery Park's Skyscraper Museum all providing plenty more food for thought for ravenous university student tours.

New York City has untold opportunities for art and design students to really get inspired by their surroundings and simply by looking up they'll no doubt be left scribbling and sketching at an intoxicating pace. The Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Centre and the Brooklyn Bridge all represent some exquisite examples of American architecture and from Art Deco to Neoclassical, no stone has been left unturned in developing New York's iconic skyline.

Exploring neighbourhoods away from the tourist hordes is a great idea if you want to find the real heart in the art of NYC and the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens all hold exhibitions and ethnic heritage events that underline the city's reputation as a cultural hub.

Inspiration comes in many forms and whether it's the eclectic nature of New York's bustling city streets or the community spirit that's alive and kicking in every neighbourhood, there's just something about this city that really clicks.

And, if you're hoping to take your university art and design student tours into the realms of Rothko, Pollock, Warhol and Lichtenstein, then there's only one place on the planet worth heading to – New York City.


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Typically £617 per student.
Based on a 5 day, 3 night tour for 40 students