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New York
Basic price from
£739
3 nights accom. & travel  for 30 students and 3 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 - The Gallivant

      The Gallivant

      • Great location near Times Square
      • Breakfast included

      This newly renovated hotel is located in the heart of Times Square. Offering spacious rooms ideal for bedshare students with bunk beds (non-bed share useage available on request). Located only a 10 minute walk from Times Square, you really couldn’t get more central!

      Location: This New York hotel is convenient to Rockefeller Centre, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and Central Park.

      Facilities: 2 on-site restaurants, a fitness centre, Wi-Fi (at surcharge), 24-hour front desk.

      Accommodation: Single and double rooms available, 37-inch Flat screen TV, all en-suite with luxury bath amenities.

      Meals: Breakfast is included in the rate; local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.

      New York Accommodation - Shelburne Hotel

      Shelburne Hotel

      • 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.

      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 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: Free Wi-Fi, full gym facilities, pool, housekeeping, 24 hour reception and security.

      Accommodation: Single and bunk bedded rooms are available to staff and students. Same sex bathroom facilities located on each floor.

      Meals: Café in lobby with limited opening hours, breakfast and evening meals in local restaurants can also be provided.

      New York Accommodation - Comfort Inn Chelsea

      Heritage Hotel

      • Trendy Chelsea location
      • Well-equipped & comfortable

      This recently refurbished, well-equipped hotel is located within 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.

      New York Accommodation - Wolcott Hotel

      Wolcott Hotel

      • 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

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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