School trips to New York
The city that never sleeps, a school trip to New York will be one that’s remembered. The city offers a diverse range of museums and galleries, as well as the famous sights, that will ensure your trip is filled with exciting excursions for your students to enjoy. Wander through central park, take a trip on the Staten Island ferry to look back at the famous skyline or take in a Broadway show to complete your New York city experience.
- Diverse museums and galleries
- Famous Landmarks
Why choose New York?
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Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your trip to New York - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for New York
Spirit New York student dinner cruise
A Spirit cruise is the perfect way to enjoy spectacular panoramic skyline views of the city of New York in a fun and safe environment and includes a freshly prepared buffet, dance floor, DJ and on board games. The cruise route offers views of the Empire State Building, One World Trade Centre, the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park, Ellis Island, Governors Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge.
Private horse & carriage tour in Central Park
Horse-drawn carriages are the perfect way to experience the beauty of Central Park. Sit back and relax while you enjoy views of the many historical landmarks including the Wollman Ice Rink, the Conservatory Garden, the Central Park Reservoir, the Bow Bridge, the Central Park Carousel and the Central Park Zoo. Reserve a private ride to ensure availability and to benefit from a discounted rate.
Combine the glitter and glamour of the world’s most famous faces with an interactive educational experience at Madame Tussauds. Located in Times Square, this safe and climate controlled activity is perfect for the day or early evening. Enhance your experience by adding a Behind the Scenes, Business & Marketing or The French Revolution seminar to your itinerary for a small cost.
One Liberty Observation Deck
Visitors get a breathtaking 360º views of the historic Philadelphia skyline from the enclosed observation deck. See the whole city from above and learn about Philly's rich history and culture with interactive touchscreens and free daily tours. One Liberty is one of the best places to take photos in the city and an ideal add-on to your itinerary.
Top of the Rock
Climb to the top of the Rockefeller centre and take in the dramatic and stunning panoramic views of New York City from the 259 metre high observation deck.
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Discover the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum via ferry, where your students will enjoy magnificent close-up views of the Statue of Liberty and take in what was once the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States whilst viewing mid and lower Manhattan from a different perspective.
9/11 memorial and museum
Observe the largest manmade waterfalls in North America, built in memorial to the events of 9/11. The twin reflecting pools are nearly an acre in size each and built into the footprint of where the iconic Twin Towers once stood. (There is a small administration charge for this excursion as advance visitor passes must be obtained. )
Discover the history of Macy's, one of America’s leading department stores, and learn about merchandise placement & marketing with a talk in the visitor centre followed by a tour of the store.
Walking tour of the financial district
Explore lower Manhattan with this scenic walking tour, in an area home to the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
No trip to Manhattan is complete without experiencing the delights of a New York Broadway Show. Speak to a travel advisor for details of what’s on offer at the time of your trip
Empire State Building
Enjoy the spectacular views from the Empire State Building's 86th Floor Observation Deck.
Located in the Bronx and home to both the New York Yankees (a major league American baseball team) and New York City FC (an American major league soccer team), this stadium was re-built in 2006 and sits one block North of the original site, which is now a public park called Heritage Field.
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New York Accommodation
West Side YMCA
- Just off Central Park
- Swimming pool
The West Side YMCA Hostel is located just off Central Park West, close to the Lincoln Centre, Broadway and Carnegie Hall.
Location: Moments away from well-known landmarks including Central Park, Lincoln Centre and Broadway, public transport is within reach too.
Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, full gym facilities, pool, housekeeping, 24 hour reception and security.
Accommodation: Single and double rooms available to staff, double rooms (bunks) for students. Same sex bathroom facilities located on each floor.
Meals: In house restaurant, meals in local restaurants can also be provided.
Heritage Hotel (aka Comfort Inn Chelsea)
- Trendy Chelsea location
- Basic, yet well-equipped and comfortable
This hotel is located within the fashionable Chelsea area of Manhattan and provides a view of the Empire State Building.
Location: Walking distance from Penn Station, Port Authority of New York, and 23rd Street Station. Numerous sites such as Chinatown, Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art are close by.
Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, small gym, tour desk, 24 hour reception.
Accommodation: Single and doubles available to staff, double rooms up to 5 per room available to students. En-suite bathroom facilities.
Meals: Buffet breakfast is provided free of charge. Local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.
- Central Manhattan
- Full of charm and character
A hotel situated in central Manhattan on 31st street, this hotel offers grand décor and welcoming reception. Located just a short walk from the Empire State building the Woltcott Hotel provides all the main amenities along with a shop and small meeting room.
Location: Short distance from public transport stops, Empire State Building 3 blocks away, numerous landmarks within easy reach.
Facilities: Small gym, small conference room, newsagents, luggage room, free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation: Single and double available for staff, students are accommodated mainly in triple rooms with individual beds. All rooms en-suite and have a TV.
Meals: Local restaurants and diners can be arranged for meals.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
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Recommended Educational Trips to New York
Equity can recommend New York for the following subjects- click on the boxes for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.