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History School Trips to New York, USA

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Soak up the sights, sounds and smells of the forever-changing city of New York. As a diverse melting pot of cultures and home to some of the world’s most iconic sights, including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, a deeper historical perspective can be explored in the museum and exhibits at Ellis Island and the United Nations Building.

The best way to experience this unique city is to walk its streets, while its rich history is told through its many insightful museums – the 9/11 Museum being a particularly moving experience. Of course known for its impressive skyscrapers, urban delights and diverse neighbourhoods, New York offers the perfect blend of history and culture.

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New York Fact File

Perfect for:
KS4+ (may be suitable for KS3 pupils)

Nearest Airport:
JFK International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport

Regional departures:
Available with indirect flights

Monetary unit:
1 US Dollar = 100 cents

Eastern Standard Time (EST)
(GMT -4)


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Study Visits

New York History Study Visits

Steeped in history and home to an electric culture, New York is thriving with iconic monuments, intriguing museums and lively neighbourhoods for you to explore. See where you can take your students with our selection of visits.

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island National September 11 Memorial Museum Empire State Building Rockefeller Centre and the Chrysler Building United Nations Headquarters Museum of Jewish Heritage Irish Hunger Memorial National Museum of the American Indian Metropolitan Museum of Art Tenement Museum Central Park East Village Times Square Food From Around the World
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New York Sample Itineraries

Your bespoke itinerary will include the appropriate balance of educational visits and leisure excursions to fill your chosen duration and meet your aims and objectives. Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will offer advice and recommendations with the sole aim of creating the perfect itinerary for your group, but just to get you inspired, we have outlined an itinerary of what your group could get up to.

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4 days,
3 nights

Dates: 11th – 14th May

Departure airport: Heathrow Airport

Passengers: 22 students and 3 teachers

Accommodation: Broadway Hotel and Hostel

Board Basis: Bed and Breakfast (with evening meals in local restaurants)

Overview of visits: Rockefeller Centre, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Irish Hunger Memorial, National Museum of the American Indian, Financial District, Empire State Building, United Nations HQ, Chrysler Building, 9/11 Memorial Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, East Village, Times Square, Tenement Museum.

Day 1:

Arriving at JFK International Airport in the evening, the group transferred to their hotel to check in. They later sat down for a relaxing evening meal with a visit to Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Centre.

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Day 2:

After breakfast, the group hopped on the subway down to South Park to catch the ferry ride over to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, giving the students the chance to explore the founding of the US and the early years of the country.

To gain an even greater insight into the history of New York, the group spent the afternoon at just a few of the following sights: the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Irish Hunger Memorial, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Financial District. To finish the day, the group enjoyed the evening at the Empire State Building.

Day 3:

Following breakfast, the day kicked off with a trip to the United Nations Headquarters, followed by a visit to the Chrysler Building and a walking tour of the Midtown area.

Enjoying lunch at either a street vendor or diner, the group then visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum before jumping on the subway up to the Upper East Side to choose from a cultural tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the green surroundings of Central Park or a visit to the East Village to explore the history of migration and settlement.

In the evening, the group enjoyed some time in the iconic Times Square, with the option of an alternative visit to sample some food from around the world in New York’s cultural towns, later returning to the hotel.

Day 4:

In the morning, the group had the option to either indulge in some souvenir shopping, return to the Financial District or explore the Tenement Museum. They then boarded their coach to the airport for their evening flight, arriving in the UK early the next day.

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New York Accommodation

We have a number of hotels and hostels in and around New York which are perfectly suited to school groups. Here are just a few of our favourites:

Broadway Hotel and Hostel

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Located in the trendy Upper West Side and just two blocks away from the subway, the Broadway Hotel and Hostel is the perfect base to take in the sights of New York. With contemporary surroundings, comfortable rooms and its own communal area, this chic yet inexpensive hotel provides excellent value in a colourful setting.

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  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby
  • Communal area
  • Easy access to public transport

Hotel Pennsylvania

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Just minutes away from the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Centre and many more of Manhattan’s main attractions, sightseeing has never been so easy at the Hotel Pennsylvania. With spacious rooms, a grand lobby and a variety of amenities, groups can relax after a day of exploring one of the world’s most vibrant cities.

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  • Fitness centre
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV

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