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School Business Studies Trip to New York

Your business studies school trip to New York will see your students explore a city that is regarded by many as the financial capital of the world!

New York is a global leader in business and finance. The city plays host to a number of influential organisations, from the famous department store Macy's to the United Nations headquarters, both of which offer guided tours.

You and your students will also have the opportunity to take a guided walking tour of the financial district, stopping at Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. And, of course, iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Centre are also essential to the itinerary! You could also consider making this trip cross-curricular, as New York offers plenty of exciting opportunities for a range of subjects, including politics, art, performing arts, media studies, fashion, design and technology, food technology, maths and religious studies.

Suggested Itinerary (5 days, 3 nights)

Wall Street

Visit Wall Street

Visit one of the most famous and important financial centres in the world – Wall Street, home to two of the world’s largest stock exchanges!

Wall Street itself is a relatively short and narrow street but it’s the beating heart of the American economy. Here you’ll find the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Amex Equities and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

It is also a powerful symbol of financial and economic power. To some, it also represents power politics and elitism. Whatever Wall Street means to you and your students, it’s well worth a visit on a business studies school trip to New York.

Did you know?

Trading begins at 9.30am every morning and ends at 4pm. A bell at the New York Stock Exchange is rung to signal these times, often by someone very famous or important.

Macy's, New York

Visit Macy's

Visit the flagship Macy’s store in New York – one of the world’s largest department stores and an important part of New York culture.

Macy’s was founded in 1858 and soon expanded to become a key feature on the New York shopping scene. The flagship store moved to its current location on Herald Square in 1902 and now occupies almost the entire block.

The store has become a real part of the city’s culture thanks to its hosting of the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the spectacular window displays at Christmas.

Did you know?

Macy’s flagship store was the first building in the world to have a modern escalator installed. The original wooden escalators which date to 1902 are still in use today!

Museum of American Finance

Visit the Museum of American Finance

Learn all about the financial history of the USA at the Museum of American Finance!

Housed in the former headquarters of The Bank of New York, this is America’s only independent museum dedicated to finance and financial history.

The museum’s collection consists of documents and artefacts related to money, banking and the financial markets and includes items such as stocks, bonds, bank notes and checks.

Did you know?

The museum was founded in response to the stock market crash of 1987 to help improve education around the subject, provide historical perspective and ensure the same mistakes weren’t repeated in the future.

Day 1


Flight from UK to New York


Transfer to accommodation on arrival


Optional evening meal at local restaurant

Day 2


Visit the NBC Studios

Option to go up to the Top of the Rock


Visit the United Nations headquarters for a tour


Visit the Empire State Building for evening views across the city

Optional evening meal at local restaurant

Day 3


Take the free Staten Island ferry for views over the Hudson and the Manhattan skyline

Visit the 9/11 memorial


Take a walking tour of the Financial District with a tour of the Museum of American Finance

Take in the closing bell at the Stock Exchange


Optional evening meal at a Times Square restaurant

Chance to enjoy a Broadway show

Day 4


Visit Macy's for an optional business workshop, followed by some retail therapy


Transfer from accommodation to airport


Overnight flight to the UK

Day 5


Arrive back in the UK





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Educational activities and visits

Federal Reserve Bank

Federal Reserve Bank

New York’s Federal Reserve Bank literally underpins the world’s financial system. The informative one-hour tour concludes with a breathtaking glimpse… 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

Museum of American Finance

Museum of American Finance

The Museum of American Finance is the USA's only independent public museum dedicated to celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship, and… 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

Cultural activities and visits

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… Read More

Macy's Department Store

Macy's Department Store

Shopping in New York is not complete without a trip to Macy's, not only can you stop by and pick… Read More

Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry exists predominantly for the purpose of getting commuters to and from Manhattan, but outside rush hour… Read More


Hostelling International NY
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.

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