Public Services College Trips & Tours to New York
New York, the city that never sleeps plays host to an exciting and ever developing world of educational opportunities for your Public Services students as part of their field trip.
The fast-paced, vibrant city has a great choice of attractions to complement your educational itinerary including Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Broadway and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, offering students on educational trips to New York an experience they'll never forget.
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.
|1||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation||Empire State Building|
|2||New York City Police Museum||Guided Harlem Civil Rights Tour||Broadway Show|
|3||New York City Fire Museum||9/11 Memorial & One World Trade Centre||Times Square at night|
|4||Top of the Rock||Transfer to airport for overnight return flight to the UK|
|5||Arrive in the UK|
|Morning||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation|
|Evening||Empire State Building|
|Morning||New York City Police Museum|
|Afternoon||Guided Harlem Civil Rights Tour|
|Morning||New York City Fire Museum|
|Afternoon||9/11 Memorial & One World Trade Centre|
|Evening||Times Square at night|
|Morning||Top of the Rock|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for overnight return flight to the UK|
|Morning||Arrive in the UK|
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 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
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.
New York City Fire Museum
The New York City Fire Museum houses one of the nation's most important collections of fire related art and artefacts from the late 18th century to the present. Among its holdings are painted leather buckets, helmets, parade hats and belts, lanterns and tools, pre-Civil War hand pumped fire engines, horse drawn vehicles and early motorized apparatus.
United Nations Building Guided Tour
On this guided tour around the UN Building, your students will learn about the organisation, its structure and history. Your group will leave feeling enlightened about the broad range of fundamental issues dealt with here, from sustainable development, democracy and human rights, to governance, economic and social development, and more.
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.
New York Supreme Court
A court tours program has been developed to familiarise students, citizens and civic organizations with the dynamics of the courts of New York State. On behalf of the Unified Court System, your group will observe democracy in action by participating in a free tour at the New York State Supreme Court, Criminal Term. The presentation includes a tour of the courthouse, a question and answer session and a viewing of an actual court proceeding, which will provide your group with a better understanding of the court's daily operation.
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!
Take in a spectacular view of Manhattan from the water, and pick out the many famous landmarks which dominate its skyline.
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.
The Statue of Liberty Cruise & Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Alongside the ultimate landmark of New York and one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy, the Ellis Island Museum is dedicated to the history of immigration and the important role this island claimed during the mass migration of humanity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A 45-minute audio tour invites students to relive the immigrant experience as if they were the new arrivals and includes artifacts, photos, interactive displays and videos including the award winning ‘Island of Hope, Island of Tears’.
You will visit the island as part of a short boat cruise passing the Statue of Liberty, which was the first sight for the millions of immigrants.
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.
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!
See a spectacular Broadway performance - entertainment at its greatest! Choose from shows such as Wicked, Chicago and The Lion King.
Yankee Stadium Tour
This classic tour of the famous Yankee Stadium includes visits to New York Yankees Museum presented by Bank of America, Monument Park, MasterCard, Batters Eye Café and Press Box. Why not extend your visit by staying for lunch or, during the season, catching a game too!
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!
Macy’s is one of the world’s largest department stores and one of the last turn-of-the-century department stores in existence. Take a tour around the shop floor and focus on merchandising, product advertising and the company’s history.
Harlem Civil Rights Walking Tour
Consisting of a multimedia bus/walking tour or a guided walking tour, this experience takes you to the heart of the Civil Rights Movement in Harlem and to the very sites where history happened. Includes the mosque of Malcolm X and the church of Wyatt Tee Walker (top aide to Martin Luther King).
New York City Police Museum
New York City Police Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the New York City Police Department, the world’s largest and most famous police force. The Museum strives to be an accessible resource for all the communities of the city of New York. Through its exhibitions, collections and educational programming, the Museum illustrates how the policies and culture of the NYPD have evolved over time to meet the changing needs of the City. The Museum serves as an educational institution, living memorial, and bridge of understanding between the various communities of New York, the international community and the New York City Police Department.
Intrepid Air and Sea Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in New York City. It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street in the Hell's Kitchen neighbourhood on the West Side of Manhattan. Spanning the length of four city blocks, The Intrepid Museum features interactive exhibits, authentically restored aircraft, USS Growler Submarine, the British Airways Concorde and the NEW Space Shuttle - this exciting new exhibit showcases the Space Shuttle Enterprise like it has never been seen before. Using multimedia exhibits you will learn about the history of the Space Shuttle program and be able to track its incredible journey to the Intrepid.
- Broadway Show
- Empire State Building
- Times Square
- Macys Shopping
- Ice Skating
- Sports Fixture