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New York
Basic price from
3 nights accom. & travel  for 30 students and 3 staff

History school trips to New York

History school trips to New York

Take your students on a five-day visit to New York City, a vibrant and exciting environment to focus on the significance of the American Dream, its impact of African Americans and the highs and lows of American History since the 1920s. Sights in this remarkable city have links with a variety of syllabuses and topics for both GCSE and A-Level study. Students will be able to connect with and see first-hand the social and economic impact of the Boom and Bust era as well as considering more recent events such as 9/11 through a variety of study opportunities.


Suggested Itineraries


  • day


    • Arrive in New York
  • day

      Orientation and American Culture

    • New York Historical Society Museum & Library
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Top of the Rock
  • day

      The American Dream - A cultural melting pot?

    • Tenement Museum
    • Museum of American Finance
    • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum
    • Wall Street, 911 Memorial and City Hall
  • day

      The American Dream - The African American experience

    • Schomburg Center
    • Apollo Theatre and Mosque Number 7
    • Audobon Ballroom and the Malcolm X & Betty Shabazz Educational Center and Archives
  • day


    • Arrival back in the UK

Itinerary price from: £789

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 4 night tour for 35 students and 3 staff

Price includes:

  • Return international flights
  • Return airport transfers by coach
  • 4 nights’ RO accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

Case Study opportunities


Key topics (GCSE)

The 1920s economic boom

      • Empire State Building
      • Rockefeller Centre
      • Tenement Museum
      • Statue of Liberty
      • Ellis Island
      • Radio City Music hall

The Great Depression

      • Museum of American Finance
      • Wall Street

Civil Rights

      • Harlem Walking Tour
      • Malcom X educational centre

American culture and society

      • Historical Society Museum
      • NBC Tour
      • Time Square

Conflict after WWII

      • 9/11 museum and memorial
      • United Nations HQ


Key topics (A-Level)

The American Dream

      • New York Historical Society Museum
      • Lower East Side Tenement Museum
      • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum
      • Walking tour of Harlem
      • Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Educational Centre

Civil Rights

      • New York Historical Society Museum
      • Lower East Side Tenement Museum
      • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum
      • Walking tour of Harlem
      • Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Educational Centre
      • Schomburg Centre

1920-1950 Boom, Bust and Recovery

      • Walking tour of Lower Manhattan

Curriculum Links


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: 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.

New York Accommodation - Comfort Inn Chelsea

Heritage Hotel

  • 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.

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

New York Historical Society Museum & Library

Dedicated to presenting history exhibition. The New York History Museum and Library is the oldest museum in New York and provides information about the Civil Rights Movement through a variety of exhibitions.

Empire State Building

Explore how this iconic building has been part of New York's history and take in stunning views of Manhattan from the observation decks. NEW for 2019 - several exciting exhibitions delve deeper into the building's fascinating story, including its construction, the engineering behind the elevators and even a 4D media and animated show featuring King Kong!

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The largest art museum in the United States, give your students the opportunity to explore more than two million works of art spanning seventeen curatorial departments.

Top of the Rock

Students will learn about the Legacy of Rockefeller and experience a stunning view of Manhattan as Rockefeller himself imagined it.

Tenement Museum

New York's Tenement Museum focuses on America's urban immigrant history. The Tenement Museum provides walking tours and is a popular attraction Lower East Side.

Statue of Liberty and Elis Island

A visit to Ellis Island is a must for History students as they will see the story of immigration to the USA from the 19th Century told through fascinating exhibits and details. Also part of the trip is a chance to get up close to the famous Statue of Liberty. You’ll also enjoy magnificent views of lower Manhattan.

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.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

When the Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, first opened its doors on September 15th 1997, visitors gained a vital perspective on 20th century Jewish history. Created as a living memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust, the Museum honours those who died by celebrating their lives.

UN Tour

The United Nations is the site of some of the most significant events in recent history, from the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 to the unprecedented Millennium Summit in September 2000 that brought together about 150 heads of State and Government. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

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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