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Activities for New York
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.
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.
Health & safety prioritised
As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.
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.
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.
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.