School trips to New York offer students the opportunity to explore one of the most exciting cities on Earth!

New York is a city that always makes a great impression on students and you’re bound to leave with memories for life.

Whether you visit New York for politics, business studies, mathematics or any other subject, your days will be packed with places to visit and things to do! And whatever your subject, we’ll work closely with you to ensure that your itinerary is carefully designed to support your specific learning objectives and requirements.

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Why visit New York?

The cultural capital of America

New York has long been the main gateway for immigration into the USA and so it’s not surprising that it’s the most linguistically diverse city in the world – as many as 800 languages are spoken here.

The fact that it is such a cultural melting pot is one of the things that makes New York such an exciting place to visit – there is a freedom here for art, music, theatre and other aspects of culture to truly flourish. And the food is incredibly diverse too!

Your students will return from New York having experienced a city that is one of the most culturally diverse on the planet. And they will have seen how that diversity has led to incredible creativity.

The creativity here will be inspirational for all students, but particularly those studying creative subjects such as fashion, media studies, design and technology, art and performing arts.

The incredible food

The cultural diversity of New York is reflected in its food, making it one of the world’s most exciting cities for foodies.

There are various food walking tours available that can cover a particular type of food, like New York pizza, or a particular area, such as Greenwich Village and SoHo. These tours, led by native New Yorkers, will help your students to understand how food traditions were brought to the city by immigrant communities, before being adapted by later generations to suit the modern American palate.

And even if you’re not visiting New York on a food technology school trip, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to experience the foodie scene here!

The iconic sights

In a city full of so many iconic sights, make sure you dedicate at least some of your time to sightseeing – your students will love the opportunity to see the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madison Square Gardens and Central Park in real life!

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Case Studies

Carisbrooke College's Trip to the USA

Carisbrooke College's Trip to the USA

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Activities for New York

Ellis Island

Ellis Island

Between 1892 and 1954, twelve million immigrants first set foot on American soil at the reception centre at Ellis Island.… Read More

Financial District Walking Tour

Financial District Walking Tour

This four hour guided walking tour, weavestogether history, events, architecture and the people of Downtown - the birthplace of New… Read More

Harlem Civil Rights Tour

Harlem Civil Rights Tour

The Harlem Civil Rights Tour visits sites in Harlem associated with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. Learn the… Read More

Tenement Museum

Tenement Museum

The Tenement Museum demonstrates the experiences of a variety of immigrants and migrants who lived in the Lower East Side… Read More

Guggenheim New York

Guggenheim New York

The original Guggenheim museum, conceived by Solomon Guggenheim in 1937 as an exhibition space for twentieth-century art, is a must… Read More



From a modest collection of eight prints and a drawing in 1929, MoMA has grown to be one of the… Read More

Metropolitan Museum

Metropolitan Museum

One of the world’s most prestigious art galleries, the Met’s comprehensive permanent collectionspans five thousand years of art from a… Read More

United Nations

United Nations

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) has more than 1,600 staff, andis the biggest United Nations duty station outside… Read More

Broadway Workshops

Broadway Workshops

We can arrange a selection of Broadway related workshops from the Audition Process, Singing and Choreography, Stage Combat as well… Read More

NBC Studios

NBC Studios

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes?This hour-long tour takes in some of the world's most famous studios, the home… Read More

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour – On Location Tours

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour – On Location Tours

Tour many locations of TV and Movies in New Yorkand straddle fiction and reality as you visit the places you’ve… Read More

Fashion Walk of Fame

Fashion Walk of Fame

In 1999, the Fashion Center Business Improvement District established the Fashion Walk of Fame to honor New York’s most influential… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend walking as much as possible, as it's the best way to see the city. We'll plan your itinerary to maximise time and minimise the need for transport. When you do need transport, we always recommend the subway. You can pay locally per ride or we can arrange an unlimited use Metro Pass.

Most groups visit New York for a minimum of 3 nights - this is enough to give you a bite out of the Big Apple. Of course, we do recommend you go for longer if time and budget allow. You could easily spend a week in New York and still return home not having seen it all!

Yes, we often run tours that take in both New York and Washington D.C. This is the most common combination as you can travel between the two cities by coach in less than 4 hours. You could even add in a stop in Philadelphia and Boston if time and budget allow.

Yes, New York is by far one of the best destinations for a cross-curricular school trip. We can plan a mixed itinerary to fit two subjects, or create two separate itineraries if group size allows.

You can't visit New York without heading to the top of a skyscraper. And there's now plenty of choice with five observation decks available, including the One World Observatory, Summit One Vanderbilt, the Edge and, of course, the iconic Top of the Rock and Empire State Building. All offer different experiences and views, so doing more than one is a great idea. We recommend doing one in the daytime and one at night.

Wandering the vibrant streets, browsing the many fantastic shops and boutiques and enjoying some downtime in one of the parks are all great free activities and will give the best experience of the city. We also recommend visiting Grand Central Station, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge and walking along the High Line. You can also ride the free Staten Island ferry for views of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty. A wander around Central Park is also a winner.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!