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.
|Day 1||Flight to New York, transfer to accommodation on arrival||Free time to explore|
|Day 2||Ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum||Visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage||Optional evening meal in Times Square|
|Day 3||Time for exploring Little Italy and China Town||Visit St Patrick's Cathedral||Enjoy a Broadway Performance|
|Day 4||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' bed and breakfast accommodation
- All flights inclusive of tax
- Airport transfers 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 their history back 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 are 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 (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...
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...
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.
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...
The 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 1874, or the Levine family from Poland who ran a garment business out of their a...
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 here, you’ll get one-of-a-kind views of Central Park, The Hudson River and East River, The Brooklyn Bridge, Ti...
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 re-opened as HI New York in 1990.
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 also available (subject to availability).
The hostel is situated just one block from Broadway Avenue and a main subway line, and only minutes from Central Park.View on map
Best Western Fairfield Inn
This hotel is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the Meadowlands Sports Complex and provides easy access into New York City. The hotel has their own in-house restaurant Cucina Calandra, and Executive Lounge.
All rooms include free wireless high speed Internet access, 52-channel cable television, a refrigerator, microwave, 2 phones with data-ports, radio alarm clock, iron/iron board, coffee maker, and hairdryer.
Days Inn Broadway
This Broadway hotel is located on New York's popular Upper West Side, with many restaurants, shops and coffee shops nearby and Central Park just minutes away.
The 14-story New York City hotel offers 214 air-conditioned guest rooms. All rooms offer cable TV, coffee-makers, in-room safes, irons and ironing boards. Refrigerators are available upon request.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
Perfect. A real experience of a lifetime. Once again Zoe has been wonderful from start to finish. I look forward to continuing to work with her. Thank you once again.