Art & Design College Trips & Tours to New York

Students on an educational art & design trip to New York will be in awe of the fabulous array of art galleries and museums that the city has to offer.

Attractions that will appeal to art and design students include The Museum of Modern Art which is famed for housing one of the world's largest collections of modern and contemporary art work, including pieces by acclaimed artists such as Andy Warhol and Claude Monet. Another popular destination for students on an art & design trip to New York is The Frick collection which is located in Manhattan and is home to a huge private collection of art work by the great masters including Jean-Honoré Fragonard's "The Progress of Love".

Prices start from£760pp

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from London & transfer to accommodation Take in the view from the top of the Empire State Building
2 Spend the morning visiting the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Visit the Frick Collection Free time around Times Square
3 The Guggenheim Museum Museum of Modern Art Go and see a Broadway Show!
4 Metropolitan Museum of Art Top of The Rock Depart to airport for your return to London
5 Arrive in London
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Morning Morning flight from London & transfer to accommodation
Afternoon Take in the view from the top of the Empire State Building
Evening
Morning Spend the morning visiting the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Afternoon Visit the Frick Collection
Evening Free time around Times Square
Morning The Guggenheim Museum
Afternoon Museum of Modern Art
Evening Go and see a Broadway Show!
Morning Metropolitan Museum of Art
Afternoon Top of The Rock
Evening Depart to airport for your return to London
Morning Arrive in London
Afternoon
Evening

Price Shown includes

  • 3 nights’ room only accommodation
  • Return flights & overseas airport transfers
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.

Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.


On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets

Top visits for college groups in New York

New Museum of Contemporary Art

The only museum worldwide that is exclusively devoted to presenting contemporary art from around the world. A leading destination for new art and new ideas, the museum exhibits innovative and abstract contemporary art from around the world. This museum is geared towards those with a serious interest in contemporary art who have studied it enough to be able to penetrate the odd styles and symbolism used in the art on display.

Brooklyn Graffiti & Street Art Excursion

This tour is an introduction to the controversial art form known as graffiti. It traces graffiti’s progression from criminal vandalism to acceptance as a mainstream form of artistic expression. The tour reveals the styles, culture and habits of underground street artists, and discusses different forms, mediums and methods employed for producing street art, and how styles have evolved over time.

Radio City Art Deco Tour

The Art Deco tour takes guests through the innovative mind of interior designer, Donald Deskey, who incorporated his love for the ‘new’ Art Deco motif in an elaborate portfolio that garnered him the commission of a lifetime.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

The only US museum devoted to historic and contemporary design. Offers centuries of achievement in the art of design. The department of Applied Arts and Industrial Design is an ideal visit for students focusing on vocational aspects of art and design, from graphics, architecture, textiles, theatre, interior and virtually any other creative pursuit.

Guggenheim Museum

A unique museum containing leading examples of Expressionism, Cubism and Abstraction. Offers modern creations associated with major movements. Representations are generally from the latter part of the 19th century. Boasting artists such as Klee, Leger, Mondrian, with a general leaning towards the abstract.

International Center of Photography

As digital photography becomes more popular as a study topic, an increasing number of our groups are taking this visit to create an itinerary which touches upon all forms of media. Take a tailored guided or self-guided tour around this museum which explores the possibilities of the photographic medium through acclaimed exhibitions and education programmes.

Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney places an emphasis on exhibiting the work of living artists. Focusing on 20th and 21st century American art, the Whitney’s collection contains more than 18,000 works in a variety of media by renowned artists including Pollock, Hopper and Warhol.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York’s premier cultural attraction is one of the world’s greatest repositories of art. Offers paintings, sculpture, furniture and all manner of precious objects from across the continents and ancient civilisations. An excellent foundation of inspiration for those interested in the work of other cultures.

The Frick Collection

One of the superior small art museums in the United States. Includes some of the best-known paintings by the greatest European artists, major works of sculpture, Limoges enamels and other works of remarkable quality.

Neue Galerie New York

Found on the city’s famed Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue. This museum of early 20th century art is divided into two sections – German art and Austrian art and includes a variety of artwork by artists such as Klimt, Kandinsky and Klee.

'My September 11 Experience' at the 9/11 Tribute Center

Groups have a unique opportunity to meet someone personally involved in the tragic events of 9/11. Students will have a chance to ask them questions and hear their own account of the day and their views.

This 30-minute question and answer session follows a self-guided visit through exhibits, film, artefacts, and the voices of those who experienced the events firsthand with additional information about the affects of 9/11and the future plans for ground zero.

9/11 Police Officers’ Personal Stories - Police Session with NYPD

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Hear firsthand accounts from the heroes who came to help on that day, including police officers who volunteered to go into the burning towers, who pulled victims from the rubble, and who cared for the injured and dying - and who still live with the emotional scars. Officers who responded to the 9/11 scene will speak to and answer your students’ questions.

9/11 Tribute Center

Self-guided visit to museum galleries - learn about the events of 9/11 through authentic personal experiences. Five immersive environments provide first person perspective through videos, artifacts, photos and personal stories. 9/11 memorial guided tours also available with this visit – guided by those who personally experienced the events.

9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 memorial was dedicated on September 11, 2011 in a ceremony for victims’ families. The memorial honours the 2,983 who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The memorial allows visitors to come together again in the spirit of unity and courage that emerged in the wake of 9/11. The memorial consists of two pools set in the footprints of the Twin Towers, surrounded by a plaza of more than 400 trees. The names of the victims are inscribed in bronze around the pools.

9/11 Memorial Museum

Opened in 2014, the museum explores the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring 9/11’s continuing significance. It demonstrates the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and its impact on communities at local, national and international level. The museum is growing a permanent collection of artefacts, stories, photos, video and other materials.

One World Observatory

The 104 storey building stands on the World Trade Center site in Manhattan - giving amazing views of the city as well as interactive exhibitions on the building and the city. Groups will ascend to the 102nd observation floor in under 60 seconds in one of five sky pod elevators!

Broadway Shows

See a spectacular Broadway performance - entertainment at its greatest! Choose from shows such as Wicked, Chicago and The Lion King.

Landmark Cruise

Take in a spectacular view of Manhattan from the water, and pick out the many famous landmarks which dominate its skyline.

Empire State Building

Venture over a quarter of a mile skyward and observe as your group takes in the scale of the immense urban landscape which opens up before them. This is a great way for your students to gain artistic inspiration away from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. A particularly popular evening visit.

IMAX Cinema

Take some time out to watch a popular recent release or 3D film on one of several huge cinema screens.

Madison Square Garden All Access Tour

Get an insider’s look at the world’s most famous arena with the ‘All Access Tour!’ Explore exclusive VIP areas of the state-of-the-art arena and commemorate over 130 years of legendary Garden history. 

Exclusive, behind-the-scenes access: 

  • Visit the spectacular new Chase Bridges, suspended high above the arena floor 
  • Step inside the Knicks and Rangers locker rooms 
  • Relive historic moments with the new ‘Garden 366’ retrospective and ‘Defining Moments’ exhibit 
  • Get VIP treatment with access to luxury suites, including the Delta Sky360 Club 
  • Plus much more for THE ultimate insider’s look!

Manhattan Guided Walking Tour

Make sure you see all the sights by taking a 4-hour guided tour around the city. A popular and informative way to see all the best and key city sights of your choice. 

For English, drama and performing arts groups, why not opt for a literary themed tour?

The Beast! Speedboat

It’s a thrill-a-minute aboard New York’s fastest boat ride. Imagine flying across the waters of New York harbour at 45mph. An exhilarating alternative to our popular Circle Line Cruise, at no extra cost. Seasonal.

Top of the Rock™

Experience the best and most complete daytime view of New York City! Bring your sketchbook with you and you’ll be spoilt for choice over what to sketch. The unparalleled views of New York’s landmarks include Central Park, the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty – simply the most spectacular view in the city!

Walking Tour of Midtown Manhattan

Experienced in dealing with groups, our local guides will bring the history and culture of New York to life. Students will be amazed as they walk down world-famous streets such as Fifth Avenue, 42nd Street and Broadway and through Central Park and Times Square.

Walking Tour of Downtown Manhattan

Our expert guides can lead students through the neighbourhoods of Chinatown, Little Italy, SoHo and along Wall Street and Battery Park to give your group an insight into Manhattan life and the history of the city.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)

Moving onward and upward, New York’s premier showcase for what’s new in the visual arts. Showcases Cubism, Fauvism and Abstract Expressionism. Modern influences to inspire any pupil, and a 3D course with wide examples of machine art, ranging from sewing machines to ball-bearings!


Study themes

  • Introduction to Art & Design: The World

  • History & Theory of Art