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.

 Morning  AfternoonEvening
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
Day 3

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
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.
Political history & civil rights school trip New York

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Ellis Island

Ellis Island

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.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

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.

Financial District Walking Tour

Financial District Walking Tour

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.

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

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...

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Museum of Jewish Heritage

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...

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

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.

Harlem Civil Rights Tour

Harlem Civil Rights Tour

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...

Civil Rights and Social Justice Tour of Harlem

Civil Rights and Social Justice Tour of Harlem

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

HI New York is Manhattan’s premier hostel, and is located in a landmark building on the Upper West Side. The building was built in 1883 to help widows of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and opened as HI New York in 1990.

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

Park Savoy

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.

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The Gershwin Hotel

The Gershwin Hotel is a true New York gem, offering both dorm rooms for 2-10 people and private hotel-style rooms for up to 4 people, meaning this hotel can cater for your group whatever your preference.

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 is a boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan, located three blocks away from Times Square in New York City. The hospitable staff at the Travel Inn give the hotel a small-town feel, while the contemporary décor presents a sophisticated vibe.

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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