Travel & Tourism College Trips & Tours to New York
The fast-paced, vibrant city has a great choice of must-see attractions 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.
International tourism contributes $44 billion worth of revenue annually to its economy, more than any other city in the world. Its skyline and landmarks are some of the most recognisable in the world, so where better to take your travel and tourism students to learn how the city stays at the top in this competitive industry.
With organised visits to the 9/11 museum and the NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Walking Tour, your students will be able discover the impact key specialised markets such as dark tourism on a city’s appeal to tourists. Likewise, visiting famous cultural destinations and landmarks, will give your students an insight into successfully branding a destination and encouraging both repeat and new visitors to a city year after year.
As an international hub of business and industry, New York also attracts millions of business travellers each year. Your students will be able to explore the motivations behind visits to this exciting and enduringly popular city.
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||TV & Movie Sites Tour||Radio City Music Hall Tours||Broadway Show|
|3||Madame Tussaud’s||Madison Square Garden Tour||911 Memorial at Ground Zero|
|4||Top of the Rock||Transfer to airport for overnight return flight to UK|
|5||Arrive in the UK|
|Morning||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation|
|Afternoon||Empire State Building|
|Morning||TV & Movie Sites Tour|
|Afternoon||Radio City Music Hall Tours|
|Afternoon||Madison Square Garden Tour|
|Evening||911 Memorial at Ground Zero|
|Morning||Top of the Rock|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for overnight return flight to 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
- Services of a Local Guide
Top visits for college groups in New York
Madame Tussauds Business Workshops
For over 200 years Madame Tussauds’ legacy continues to entertain and educate millions of people with its signature wax figures. Let your students get an inside view on their Marketing & Public Relations or Customer Services strategies.
Madison Square Garden
Go behind the scenes of the world’s most famous arena. Get an insider's look and explore exclusive VIP areas at the state-of-the-art arena, discover 'Chase Bridges' and commemorate over 130 years of legendary Garden history. Educational tours are also available and includes a meet and greet with a member of the corporate or production team. The speak will talk to your group about their background and hold a Q&A session.
TV & Movie Sites tour
On this 2 hour bus tour, your guide will entertain and inform as you visit over 40 sites from over 60 TV show and movie locations, as well as actual celebrity homes! Other movie tour options are available such as ‘Central Park Movie Site Tours’ and ‘New York TV and Movie Sites on the Water’.
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!
The largest indoor theatre in the world, this prime spot in Midtown was turned into Radio City Music Hall during the years of the Depression. Radio City is now a leading hall for popular concerts, stage shows, special attractions and media events, including the Grammys, Tonys, and MTV Video Music Awards! More than 700 movies opened here, including the original King Kong.
Here, your group will learn about its history, listen to the ‘mighty Wurlitzer’ and enjoy ‘a masterpiece of American Modernist design’.
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!
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.
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.
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?
NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Walking Tour
Visit the site of the city’s first slave market and learn about the origins of slavery in colonial New York. Discover the secret escapes of the Underground Railroad and view a former stop along this famous route. Visit the African Burial Ground Memorial, a powerful tribute to the nation’s earliest known African and African American cemetery.
Learn the exciting history of how a band of brave men and women formed the networks that became the Underground Railroad. Visit an archaeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans in colonial America. View a former station of the Underground Railroad. Learn about the riots, revolts and dramatic escapes that occurred during the era of American slavery. Listen to tales of courage and triumph and discover the stories of real New Yorkers who risked their lives and properties to help people escape slavery.
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!
See a spectacular Broadway performance - entertainment at its greatest! Choose from shows such as Wicked, Chicago and The Lion King.
Take in a spectacular view of Manhattan from the water, and pick out the many famous landmarks which dominate its skyline.
NBC Studio tour
Enter the world of American television on this historic tour through the halls and working studios of NBC’s New York operations! Visit some famous studios, including Saturday Night Live, plus take a detailed look at a control room, then see the make-up room and prosthetics department.
- Trip to the top of the Empire State Building
- Broadway Show
- Ten-pin bowling
- Impacts of Tourism
- Transport, Travel and Mobility