School Trips to New York

  • A view over New York City
  • Cherry Blossoms blooming in New York
  • A view from New York Central Park

School Trips to New York

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Enjoy the city that never sleeps by wandering between each skyscraper and experience the vibrant ambience that New York presents to everyone. School Trips to New York offers a range of experiences covering all areas for Concert, Education and Sports tours. From visiting the emotional 9/11 museum, creating your best impression of King Kong at the top of the Empire State Building, you will not miss any detail of this lively city. You can perform an unforgettable concert at the Empire State Building, experience modern art at the MOMA, and put on your New York Yankees cap to take a tour of the Yankees stadium. New York City will provide an experience for everyone to remember.


Our school trips to New York

The Statue of Liberty with a backdrop of New York City Skyline

Why visit New York City?

The city gained the nickname “the Big Apple” as it was the biggest and best prize to be won at the New York racecourse- and it doesn’t get much better than New York! A once in a lifetime trip for students to visit New York City, and one of the most popular cities in the United States, offering a wide range of history, art, music, drama, and sport.

With something around every corner, and the bucket list moments such as walking the Brooklyn Bridge, buying a morning bagel with your coffee, or even taking a trip on the subway, school trips to New York will offer a magical tailor made itinerary where Rayburn Tours will make sure you don’t miss a moment.

Top attractions in New York

Here’s just a selection of our top activities and excursions in New York

A view from the top of the Empire State Building

The Empire State Building

Journey through the American City and visit the top of the Empire State Building to take in the panoramic views of New York City. Watch New York show its vibrancy, as the sun sets, and the skyscrapers switch on their lights, Broadway glistens the streets, and Times Square makes a glowing appearance.

A view from the top of the rock

Top of the Rock

The best panoramic view in the city! See every corner of New York from the observation deck on Top of the Rock. Spot the iconic landmarks Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and a central view of the Empire State Building. Informative exhibits, thrilling glass floors, and an unforgettable 360 view, The Rockefeller Centre is a must visit attraction!

Outside the metropolitan museum in New York

The Metropolitan Museum

For artistic lovers, take a look at 5000 years’ worth of artwork, including world renowned pieces from Gustav Klimt, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock. A stunning piece of architecture with a grand stair case into one of the largest and most famous museums in the world.

A sign post in New York pointing towards Broadway

Broadway show

Lights, Camera, Action! Dance and sing the night away with a visit to one of the many shows New York has to offer. Whether this be a popular long running show such as Wicked, or something new like Back to the Future: The Musical,  students will experience the glitz and glam of Broadway.

A view of central park in New York City

Central Park

Need a break from getting lost between the skyscrapers? Stroll through the beautiful Central Park and have a taste of New York by visiting food carts for a quick bite or a picnic. A perfect gathering spot at Bethesda Fountain, the largest fountain in New York, is a great place to sit, relax, and take in the culture New York has to exhibit.

A view of the Statue of Liberty in New York

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Cruise

Cruise on the Husdon River and sail past two iconic landmarks- The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. See the landmarks from a different perspective as you enjoy access to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and snap a view of the city from the top of the Statue of Liberty.

The 911 Memorial in New York

9/11 Memorial and Museum

Revisit the events of September the 11th and remember the thousands of victims at the memorial where names surround where the World Trade Centre once stood. Visit the museum where a moving exhibition tells the story of what happened during 9/11, with personal stories, and a collection of artefacts.

A sign pointed to Times Square in New York City

Times Square

Bold, vibrant and energetic, Times Square is the location where it’s hard to tell if it’s night or day with lights shining from every corner of the square. Choose a show from the colour bursting billboards above you or sit and watch performing street artists in one of the most famous squares in the world.

Additional Information

Wanting to visit places just outside of London? With a coach tour you will have access to the coach for the duration of your trip. So why not take a trip to the Warner Bros Studios to escape reality and visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Or take a trip to Windsor Castle to see one of King Charles’s resident homes in the United Kingdom. Having a coach gives that extra flexibility of what you would like included in your itinerary and makes travelling easier with your own personal chauffeur!

If you are looking for a day trip instead of a few days, we have you covered. Our specialist consultants will design your itinerary to fit what you require. Whether it be a day trip or a weekend, Rayburn Tours will make sure it is jam packed and full of fun!


A jam packed, fantastic trip that was thoroughly enjoyed by all

Brecon High School - 2023

Action packed, everything you can see in NY in 5 days!

Lingfield College - 2019


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