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New York
Basic price from
£739
3 nights accom. & travel  for 35 students and 4 staff

Geography school trips to New York

Geography school trips to New York

With a vibrant urban landscape and iconic skyline there is a lot that can be discovered on a Geography school trip to New York. Explore this world-famous city and offer your students a different view on life in the Big Apple by investigating the development of urban areas and characteristics that define New York as a city. A trip to the American Museum for Natural History offer your students the opportunity to investigate climate change or take a guided tour of our planet. Take in the famous skyline from a boat trip of the bay, where they will also be able to see the Statue of Liberty. A trip to New York can be a life-changing experience and geography students will be given the opportunity to gain a great understanding of this subject.

 

Suggested Itinerary

GCSE BASIC

      • day
        1

        Urban Environments

        • Arrive in NYC
        • Top of the Rock observation centre
      • day
        2

        Global Connections & Migration

        • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum
        • Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial Museum
      • day
        3

        Urban and Economic Processes

        • Guided coach tour
        • Central Park and Central Park Zoo
      • day
        4

        Economic Power & Ecosystems

        • Empire State Building
        • Natural History Museum
      • day
        5

        Urban Planning, Globalisation and Economic Change

        • Circle Line Cruise of Lower Manhattan
        • Return to the UK

 

Itinerary price from: £819

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 4 night tour for 40 students and 4 staff

Price includes:

  • Return international flights
  • Return airport transfers by coach
  • 4 nights’ half-board accommodation on a bed-sharing basis
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

 

Case Studies

KEY TOPIC: Urban Life

Case Studies

Main Case Study Opportunities

      • Top of the Rock
      • Ellis Island Immigration Museum
      • Circle Line Cruise
      • Central Park

KEY TOPIC: Economic Activity & Development

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

      • Ground Zero
      • Ellis Island
      • 4hr guided coach tour
      • 9/11 Visitor Centre
      • Circle Line Cruise

KEY TOPIC: Ecosystems (includ.rainforests)

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

      • Museum of Natural History (Hall of Biodiversity)

 

Curriculum Links

Accommodation

      New York Accommodation - West Side YMCA

      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.

      New York Accommodation - Comfort Inn Chelsea

      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.

      New York Accommodation - Wolcott Hotel

      Wolcott Hotel

      • 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.


Subject Specific Excursions

Circle Line Cruise

Experience the grandeur of mid and lower Manhattan on the Semi-Circle Cruise. You’ll enjoy magnificent views of NYCs skyline and a close up of the Statue of Liberty. As you sail down the Hudson River, you will see the Battery; go up the East River and under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges all the way to the United Nations and back. 2 hour or a 75 minute cruise.

American Museum of Natural History

This is a fabulous, huge museum that is highly interactive and brilliant for kids of all ages. Learn about space, Dinosaurs, the Earth and the world underwater. See the world’s largest sapphire, 10,000 year old flint spears, and discover the history and future of food!

Guided Private Bus Tour

This private bus tour runs for approximately four hours and can be tailored specifically to meet your groups’ curriculum requirements.

9/11 Memorial Visitor Centre

See where the iconic Twin Towers once stood before they were attacked in 2001 by terrorists and 3,000 tragically lost their lives. The memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and are the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. Each waterfall is built into the footprint of where the two towers stood. There is a small administration charge for this excursion as advance visitor passes must be obtained.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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