Art & Design school trips to New York
Bright lights, a stunning skyline and some of the world's best art museums - it is no wonder New York is one of our most popular destinations for Art & Design school trips. As well as offering a vast range of Art & Design attractions many of New York's galleries run workshops and activities to help students develop a greater understanding of the subject. Enjoy the stunning contemporary design of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), home to a hugely comprehensive collection of works including Warhol, Picasso, Rothko, and Pollock. With so many specialist museums and exhibits your choice of excursions is simply huge. Top of the list may be the Metropolitan Museum of Art which houses one of the best and largest collections in the world. Many artistic styles are prominent in New York City from fine art to sculptures, photography to street art and there's the textiles district ensuring all students get the most from the tour.
- Flight to New York City
- Evening: Free time to explore
- 4 hour guided city tour tailored to Art groups
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Evening: Broadway Show
- Guggenheim Museum
- The Frick Collection
- Evening: Empire State Building
- Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise
- Top of the Rock
- Flight home
- Arrive back in the UK
N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote
- Great location near Times Square
- Breakfast included
This newly renovated hotel is located in the heart of Times Square. Offering spacious rooms ideal for bed share which is more common in the US.
Location: This New York hotel is convenient to Rockefeller Centre, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and Central Park.
Facilities: The Gallivant offers 2 on-site restaurants, a fitness centre, free Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour serviced front desk.
Accommodation:Single and double rooms are available to staff, and rooms include a 37-inch flat screen TV, and an en-suite with luxury bath amenities. For students, there are spacious rooms ideal for bedshare with bunk beds (non-bed share usage is also available on request).
Meals: Breakfast is included in the rate and local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.
- Great East Side location
- Breakfast included
This hotel is located in New York?s Murray Hill neighbourhood, 3 blocks from the Morgan Library & Museum and 5 blocks from Grand Central Station.
Location: This hotel is located in Murray Hill, a cool and convenient neighbourhood on Midtown?s East Side.
Facilities: The Shelburne has a 24-hour front desk and offers 3 meeting rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, a business centre, luggage storage, multilingual staff, and is a smoke free property.
Accommodation: The hotel?s 325 guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs and remodelled bathrooms.
Meals: Breakfast is included in the rate; local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.
West Side YMCA
- Just off Central Park
- Swimming pool
The West Side YMCA Hostel is located just off Central Park West, close to Times Square and Carnegie Hall.
Location: Moments away from well-known landmarks including Central Park, Lincoln Centre and Broadway, public transport is within easy reach too.
Facilities: This hostel offers free Wi-Fi, full gym facilities, an indoor swimming pool, housekeeping, a 24-hour reception and security service.
Accommodation: Single and bunk bedded rooms are available to staff and students. Same sex bathroom facilities are located on each floor.
Meals: There is a café in the lobby with limited opening hours, breakfast and evening meals in local restaurants can also be provided.
- Trendy Chelsea location
- Well-equipped & comfortable
This recently refurbished, well-equipped hotel is located near Times Square 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 Rockerfeller Centre are close by.
Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, small gym, 24 hour reception.
Accommodation: Single and twins available to staff, a mixture of 4-6 bedded rooms for students on a bed-share basis. En-suite bathroom facilities.
Meals: Buffet breakfast of hot and cold items provided, 24hr tea and coffee making facilities in lobby. Local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.
- Central Manhattan
- Rooms refurbished
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 Wolcott Hotel provides all the main amenities along with a shop and small meeting room.
Location: Short distance from public transport stops, numerous landmarks within easy reach.
Facilities: Small gym, small conference room, gift shop, luggage room, free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation: Single and twin rooms 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. Coffee, tea and muffins available in lobby each morning.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
Subject Specific Excursions
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, known also as The Met, is an art museum located on the eastern edge of Central Park, along what is known as Museum Mile in New York City. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments.
The Guggenheim Museum in New York is one of the most important architectural landmarks in the world. Its incredible rotunda has been the site of many important exhibitions and the set of various films. Its smaller galleries range from impressionist to contemporary pieces.
Empire State Building
Take your students to the 102 story skyscraper in midtown Manhattan for one of the best views of the city! Great for drawing, painting and photography inspiration. NEW for 2019 - new full-floor galleries with immersive exhibitions featuring the story of the building's construction, a historical replica of the Building’s original mast car and a multi media exhibit with King Kong!
Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Cruise
Discover the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum with this cruise where students can also observe New York City from a different perspective.
Museum of Modern Art
One of the world’s top modern art museums, the New York Museum of Modern Art is an extensive collection of media and performing arts, modern illustrated books, drawings, photography and film and hosts numerous exhibitions on modern arts and media.
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!
Excellent communication from start to finish. The trip pack is very useful and having a rep on arrival was very helpful. The students loved their trip of a lifetime. Well planned itinerary meant we saw all the sights and sounds of New York. We had an amazing time!
- The Belvedere Academy, Fine Art Trip to New York
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