School Religious Studies Trip to New York

New York City is famous for its ethnic diversity, which has over time created scores of communities representing virtually every nation on earth, each preserving its identity. Don’t miss the chance to explore Chinatown, Little Italy and a visit to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum is a real must. New York offers a unique experience for your Religious Education group to see how a city can thrive with such a multi-cultural population.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
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 Visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage Optional Evening meal in Time Square
Day 3 Spend the morning exploring Little Italy and China Town Visit St Patrick's Cathedral Enjoy a Broadway Performance
Day 4 Morning for shopping along 5th Avenue and Macy's 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.

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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.

The Museum of Chinese in the Americas

The Museum of Chinese in the Americas

The Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA) is the first museum of its kind dedicated to reclaiming, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of the Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere. It was founded in 1980 as the New York Chinatown History Project. However after several name chages, in 1995 it was renamed the Museum of Chinese in the Americas. People of all back...

Jewish Hassidic Walking Tours

Jewish Hassidic Walking Tours

School children come with stereotypes and leave with a new and vital perspective as their classes walk and talk in the neighborhood. In addition your tour will include a captivating and warm introduction by a friendly Chassidic Jew, and a visit to an impressive and moving Chassidic Synagogue. You will see a Scribe writing an actual Torah Scroll with quill and feather, and experience the awesome hi...

Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum of New York is an art and cultural artifact museum. It is the leading Jewish Musuem in the United States and with over 26,000 objects; it holds the largest collection of Jewish art and culture outside of museums in Israel. The museum is located at 1109Fifth Avenue, in the former Warburg mansion, along Museum Mile in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.

Museum of Biblical Art

Museum of Biblical Art

The Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) is the first museum in the United States that is dedicated to the exploration of the Bible's legacy in Jewish and Christian art. It was originally the Gallery at the American Bible Society, the museum opened to the public as an independent entity on May 12, 2005 in a renovated space at 61st Street and Broadway in New York City.

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Whilst Saint Patrick’s Cathedral was opened in 1879, it was over 150 years ago that Archbishop John Hughes announced his inspired ambition to build the “new” Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. It is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. The cathedral is decorated in a neo-gothic-style and is located on the east side of Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st streets in midto...

Tenement Museum

Tenement Museum

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum demonstrates the experiences of a variety of immigrants and migrants who lived in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Visitors can see carefully restored apartments and learn about the lives of its past residents such as the German Jewish Gumpertz family from 1870 who lived through the Great Panic of 1974 or the Levine family from Poland who ran a garment business...

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...

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

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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