History School Trips to
New York, USA

History School Trips to
New York, USA

Soak up the sights, sounds and smells of the 'city that never sleeps' on a history school trip to 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, New York is perfect for any budding historian, whilst 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. Known for its impressive skyscrapers, urban delights and diverse neighbourhoods, a history school trip to New York is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on your students. 

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Curricular Links

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

  • British Imperial History and Governance
  • The Founding of the US
  • The American War of Independence
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The American Civil War
  • The USA and the First World War
  • The 1920s’ Economic Crash, Depression and the New Deal
  • The Second World War
  • The Cold War and American Soviet Relations
  • The Civil Rights Era
  • The US Policies 1990-2010

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Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.


Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you provide risk assessments for hotels?

    Rayburn Tours have individual audits which are completed on every hotel/accommodation centre which we use. We are more than happy for you to see this should you wish. Our audits cover fire safety, means of escape and general safety.

  • What should be included in my risk assessment?

    Start by identifying the potential hazards before deciding on the appropriate precautions to minimize the potential risk for your group. Once identified, record your findings and implement the precautions. Specific requirements are available from your Local Authority.
  • What are you responsible for?

    The DfE’s guidance for safe travel highlights the need for all those involved with the organisation and running of a tour to work together as a team. This is our aim at Rayburn Tours, to work together with our party leaders to ensure our groups' safety and peace of mind.

  • Are all of your coaches audited?

    UK coaches: Yes, all of our UK coach companies are audited by our in-house team. Copies of which can be made available to you.

    Foreign coaches: It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. We request that an audit is completed by the foreign coach company which includes confirmation of the following: they will comply with all national, local and other laws, rules and codes of practice, and that all services contracted shall be performed with all due skill, care and diligence The vehicle is fully insured for the duration of the tour.

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