Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the centre of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important centre for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world.
Ellis Island is America's most famous and historically important gateway. Between 1892 and 1924 more than 12 million immigrants passed through this processing station; more than 100 million current Americans are their descendants. Today, the island's Immigration Museum delivers a poignant tribute to the immigrant experience: narratives from historians, immigrants themselves and other sources animate a fascinating collection of personal objects, official documents, photographs and film footage.
One of the world’s most renowned green spaces, Central Park comprises 843 acres of rolling meadows, boulder-studded outcroppings, elm-lined walkways, manicured European-style gardens, a lake and reservoir — not to mention an outdoor theatre, a memorial to John Lennon, an idyllic waterside eatery and a famous statue of Alice in Wonderland.
Completed in 1913, Grand Central Terminal – more commonly, if technically incorrectly, called Grand Central Station – is one of New York’s beaux-arts beauties. Adorned with Tennessee-marble floors and Italian-marble ticket counters, its glorious main concourse is capped by a vaulted ceiling depicting the constellations, designed by French painter Paul César Helleu.
The Empire State Building is a must-see attraction. It was built in just 410 days – using seven million hours of labour during the Great Depression – and the views from its 86th-floor outdoor deck and 102nd-floor indoor deck are heavenly. Alas, the queues to the top are notorious.
The vast collection of art and antiquities contained within the Metropolitan Museum of Art (founded in 1870) is one of the world's largest and most important, with more than two million individual objects in its permanent collection: paintings, sculptures, textiles and artifacts from around the globe – even an ancient Egyptian temple straight from the banks of the Nile.
DESTINATION: NEW YORK
Arrive in New York by flights and coach
Visit the meatpacking district
Chelsea market and Highline walk
Boat ride to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty
Trip to Central Park
Explore Times Square and watch a Broadway Show
One World Observatory
Visit Little Italy, China Town, Walk Brooklyn Bridge
DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park
Shopping in Manhattan
Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Depart New York and travel home
Prices from £1200 per student
Price based on a 7-day trip for 40 students and 4 group leaders, excluding flights. All trips are subject to availability.
AVAILABLE AT THIS DESTINATION
- Cultural Excursions
- Hotel/Hostel Accommodation
- Coach transfer from the school to UK airport. Return flights to New York.
- Private coach for the full duration of the trip once you arrive at the airport.
- Public transport travel card if required.
- Residential accommodation at our Ardmore location in New York.