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Cross Curricular

Study Experiences' tours to New York - the liveliest and most exciting city in the world - offer students a unique opportunity to enjoy and experience the global centre of business, tourism, media, theatre, art and entertainment.

Our 5, 6 or 7 day tours ensure that you have enough time to explore this remarkable city and to visit its incredible sights and attractions. Our range of educational programmes and visits will ensure that your students gain the maximum benefit from their time away and return with a real understanding of how their classroom studies apply to life in New York.

01 Tour Highlights

New York City Sightseeing Cruise

This fully-narrated ferry cruise allows you to explore New York City and its famed waterways from the comfort of a ferry boat complete with ample outdoor decks and a climate-controlled interior for cooler days. Cruise down the Hudson, around the Battery, up the East River and under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges to the United Nations and back.

A friendly and informed tour guide on board introduces you to the best of Big Apple history, culture and, of course you’ll enjoy unforgettable views of the Manhattan skyline including the Empire State Building, close up views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center, Brookyln Bridge and more.

The cruise has 3 hop-off/hop-on locations; Pier 78, the World Financial Center or DUMBO, Brooklyn, so you’ll also have the opportunity to either further explore some of New York City’s most unique neighbourhoods or simply stay on the cruise for the full duration of 90 minutes.

Top of the Rock

A New York City landmark, the Rockefeller Center is located in the heart of Manhattan and the Observation Decks on the 67th, 69th & 70th floors afford sweeping, unobstructed views of both Central Park and Manhattan’s midtown and downtown skyscrapers. Originally opened in 1936, for the re-launch it now includes innovative features such as a multi-media theatre exhibit on the history of the Rockefeller Center and Sky shuttle elevators showing projections on the glass ceiling of images from 1930s through to the present day, as they transport visitors to the deck.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum are located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex.

The National September 11 Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are a tribute of remembrance and honour to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.

The National September 11 Memorial Museum serves as the country’s principal institution for examining the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring the continuing significance of September 11, 2001.

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Museum of Immigration

Ferries to the 151 foot high Statue of Liberty leave regularly from Battery Park. First stop is Liberty Island and an opportunity to explore the Statue (access to inside the pedestal is subject to availability). To eliminate long waiting lines, tours are offered of the Statue by timed reservations that can be made in advance by walk up before boarding the ferry. After visiting the statue, the ferry will take you on to Ellis Island, where twenty million people from 120 ethnic groups became US citizens. It was the country’s major point of entry during the peak period of immigration from Europe. The exhibits on the museum’s first floor describe the patterns of immigration including a multitude of interesting facts about the millions of people who passed through the processing station at Ellis Island. An audio guide is included.

Empire State Building

Reaching a ¼ of a mile into the Manhattan sky, the Empire State Building is New York’s best known skyscraper and a visit is an essential part of anyone’s trip. Conceived in the booming 1920s and completed in the gloom of depression in 1931, it rose at the rate of four storeys a week. It held the world’s tallest building title until 1973. Your tickets allow access via elevator to the observatory on the 86th floor. You can then continue up to the 102nd floor, but do expect to have to queue. Both observation decks are are open to the general public every day, the last elevators go up at 0115. Timed reservations are now available.

02 Accommodation

Comfort Inn
We work with a range of Comfort Inn’s all located in Midtown Manhattan. Comfort Inn is a well known hotel chain with modern furnishings and a good standard of accommodation.

The Row
Just a few minutes from Times Square and oldest hotel in New York City – the hotel has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and modernisation.

Quality Inn Midtown West
This is a great 2* hotel just 10 minutes walk from Times Square and the Broadway theatre district. A small hotel with modern furnishings and comfortable rooms.

Holiday Inn Express Midtown West
This popular hotel is located in Hell’s Kitchen, just a 15 minute walk from Times Square and Broadway. The furnishings are modern and all to a high standard. This is one of our most popular hotels in New York.

Freehand New York
Located in the Gramercy district, this modern hotel accommodates students in bunk beds in 4 bedded rooms. All rooms are en suite and a ‘grab and go’ continental breakfast can be arranged.

The Edison
This 3 star traditional style hotel is ideally located in the heart of Times Square.

03 Further Information

Your Meals

As there are numerous places on hand to grab breakfast, a snack for lunch, or a meal for dinner, it is easy to make your own arrangements. If however, you prefer, your Study Experiences Tours Specialist can prebook evening meals for your group to enjoy at a wide range of restaurants, such as Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo or more traditional New York diners.

Group Size

Our prices are based on a minimum group size of 20 students.

Your Choice of Travel Dates

As our New York trips are available throughout the year, during term time and also during half terms and holidays, you are able to select travel dates that suit you and your students.

Our most popular travel periods for student groups are during the February and October half terms and the Easter holidays. Therefore should you be planning on travelling during these periods, we recommend that you contact us to plan your tour as early as possible to ensure we still have availability for your preferred travel dates.

Please note that during June and July, flight prices to New York are prohibitively high and therefore these periods are not recommended for travel for student groups.

Your Educational Visits & Attractions

To ensure that you make the most of your trip to New York your Tours Specialist is able to arrange a wide choice of educational visits, activities and dining options. Full details of everything you might wish to see and do are available in our New York ‘Educational Visits and Attractions Guide’.

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