Political history & civil rights school trip New York
A visit to New York will allow your history students to witness first-hand the effects of mass immigration on a city's make-up. Explore the diverse neighbourhoods, from Harlem to Chinatown, and visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, where the journey for most American arrivals began. You may also like to take the opportunity to explore the financial district and Wall Street, famous for the crash of 1929 that led to the Great Depression, which lasted a long 10 years.
|Day 1||Flight from the UK to New York. Transfer to your accommodation on arrival.||Free to explore|
|Day 2||Take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum||Explore Wall Street and the Ground Zero area||Optional Evening meal in Time Square|
Explore Central Park and visit one of the museums around it's edge such as the American Museum of Natural History
|This afternoon explore 5th Avenue and the Rockefeller Center||Enjoy a Broadway Performance|
|Day 4||Morning tour of the United Nations||Transfer to the Airport||Overnight flight back to the UK|
|Day 5||Land back in the UK|
This price includes:
- 3 nights' accommodation (room only)
- All flights inclusive of tax
- Airport transfer New York
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Detailed information pack
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Itinerary planning service
Between 1892 and 1954, twelve million immigrants first set foot on American soil at the reception centre at Ellis Island. Today, some 40% of Americans can trace at least one ancestor who passed through it. A fascinating piece of social history, a visit to the museum is essential to understanding this nation of immigrants.
No trip to New York would be complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty; the city’s iconic symbol. A choice of tours is available: the observatory tour will take you to the top of the pedestal, at the base of Liberty herself and give you the chance to look up into the statue.
4 Hour guided walking tour, weaving together history, events, architecture and people of Downtown—the birthplace of New York and the financial capital of the world. Stops include the U.S. Custom House, Trinity Church, Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange and other architectural and cultural sites.
Reaching more than a quarter of a mile into the Manhattan sky, the Empire State Building was the world's tallest building from its completion in 1931 until 1970. The Oberservation Deck wraps around the building's spire, providing 360-degree views of New York and beyond. From there, you’ll get one-of-a-kind views of Central Park, The Hudson River and East River, The Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, T...
The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust honours those who died by celebrating their lives - cherishing the civilization that they built; their achievements and faith; their joys and hopes and the vibrant Jewish community that is their legacy today. In the Museum's core exhibition, personal objects, photographs and original films illustrate the story of Jewish heritage in...
Bring your tour group to the American Museum of Natural History!Nothing rivals the range of offerings at this New York City museum—from dinosaurs to IMAX films, not to mention the thrilling NEW Space Show in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater, one of the world's most powerful virtual reality simulators.
The Harlem Civil Rights Multimedia Walking Tour visits sites in Harlem associated with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. Learn the contribution that Harlem made to the world during the 1960’s complimented with video,still images and the voices of legends such as Minister Malcolm X, Dr. Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., A Philip Randolph + more. Listen to speeches of Malco...
Learn more about the northern civil rights movement and the continued struggle for social justice on a guided tour of Harlem. This 2.5 hour tour will take in a number of sites of historical significance, including the scene of the 1964 Harlem Uprising.
Hostelling International NY
It is just one block from Broadway Avenue and a main subway line, and only minutes from Central Park.
The hostel offers clean, modern, mixed and separate male/female dormitory-style accommodation (4 - 12 bedded rooms) with shared bathrooms in the hallways. Linen, towels and a housekeeping service are provided.
Private rooms with and without baths are available for your convenience. View on map
The Park Savoy Hotel offers an unbeatable combination of comfortable rooms and a magnificent location. Sandwiched between Central Park and the clamour of Midtown, this reasonably priced hotel is a gem. Its location allows visitors to spend the day pounding the Fifth Avenue pavements or viewing art at the nearby Museum of Modern Art without straying too far from their beds. Built in 1942, the building was originally a private apartment complex before becoming a hotel. In fact, some permanent residents still live in the building.
There's nothing extravagant about this place. It offers reliable rooms with sound basic services, which is exactly what its clientele wants. The corners are clean. The beds are comfortable. Every room offers private bathrooms; colour cable TV; air conditioning and a daily maid service. The courteous and professional staff will gladly make dining recommendations for the area's many award winning restaurants such as Jean George, Le Bernardin and Daniel.
The Gershwin Hotel
The hotel offers a quirky atmosphere, with pop art on the walls of many of the hallways, guest rooms and public areas, as well as an original Andy Warhol Soup Can painting hanging in the lobby. This is an excellent option with a Manhattan location most other hostels and hotels would love to have. View on map
Travel Inn Hotel
The Travel Inn features 160 rooms with a swimming pool. Built in 1963, in preparation for the World Fair, this quaint New York City hotel has maintained its sense of charm and warmth, and the hotel’s prime location on 42nd Street immerses visitors in the heart of New York City. View on map
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