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Geography School Trips & Tours to New York

With a vibrant urban landscape & iconic skyline there is a lot that can be discovered on a Geography school trip to New York. Explore this world-famous city & offer your pupils a different view on life in the Big Apple by investigating the development of urban areas & characteristics that define New York as a city.

A trip to the American Museum for Natural History offers your pupils the opportunity to investigate climate change or take a guided tour of our planet. Take in the famous skyline from a boat trip of the bay, where they will also be able to see the Statue of Liberty. A trip to New York can be a life-changing experience & geography pupils will be given the opportunity to gain a great understanding of this subject.

Prices start from£1099pp

Price Shown includes

  • 3 nights’ room only accommodation
  • Return flights and overseas airport transfers
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from a London airport and is subject to availability.

On-tour support

On-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home


Popular options in New York

Top visits for geography trips in New York

Skyscraper Museum

Located in New York City, the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, The Skyscraper Museum celebrates the City's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines. Through exhibitions, programs and publications, the Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence.

9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 memorial was dedicated on September 11, 2011 in a ceremony for victims’ families. The memorial honours the 2,983 who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The memorial allows visitors to come together again in the spirit of unity and courage that emerged in the wake of 9/11. The memorial consists of two pools set in the footprints of the Twin Towers, surrounded by a plaza of more than 400 trees. The names of the victims are inscribed in bronze around the pools.

Brooklyn Navy Yard

This 90 minute tour will focus on the wide range of businesses that call the Yard home, including small and large firms in industries like metal working, technology incubators, and movie and television production. You will explore the vast 300-acre property along Brooklyn's industrial waterfront and go to the Yard's visitor and exhibition centre, which showcases many of the products made in the Yard.

High Line

The High Line, also called New York City's park in the sky, is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.

United Nations Building Guided Tour

On this guided tour around the UN Building, your students will learn about the organisation, its structure and history. Your group will leave feeling enlightened about the broad range of fundamental issues dealt with here, from sustainable development, democracy and human rights, to governance, economic and social development, and more.

Tenement Museum

Highlighting the experiences of poor 19th century and early 20th century immigrants from different cultures, the museum tells the stories of one tenement apartment that was home to nearly 7,000 working class immigrants.

Tours also available including Irish Outsiders, Meet the Residents, and Hard Times.

The Statue of Liberty Cruise & Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Alongside the ultimate landmark of New York and one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy, the Ellis Island Museum is dedicated to the history of immigration and the important role this island claimed during the mass migration of humanity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

A 45-minute audio tour invites students to relive the immigrant experience as if they were the new arrivals and includes artifacts, photos, interactive displays and videos including the award winning ‘Island of Hope, Island of Tears’.

You will visit the island as part of a short boat cruise passing the Statue of Liberty, which was the first sight for the millions of immigrants.

Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York, a history and art museum in New York City. It was founded by Henry Collins Brown, in 1923 to preserve and present the history of New York City, and its people.

Natural History Museum

The American Museum of Natural History consists of 45 permanent exhibitions including the famous dinosaur halls and is home to 30 million artefacts. The star attraction of the Museum is the Rose Centre for Earth and Space, home to the planetarium, which exhibits the history of the universe.

New for 2023 is the Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation. Featuring scientific collections and immersive experiences, this spectacular facility will allow visitors to understand more about the natural world and global cultures.

Central Park Zoo

Here, just a few yards from 5th Ave, you’ll find over 130 different species ranging from snow leopards to tropical birds.

One World Observatory

The 104 storey building stands on the World Trade Center site in Manhattan - giving amazing views of the city as well as interactive exhibitions on the building and the city. Groups will ascend to the 102nd observation floor in under 60 seconds in one of five sky pod elevators!

RiseNY - Part Museum. Part Ride.

RiseNY pairs museum-style galleries with an amusement park-quality ride.

Begin your adventure with an immersive film by an award-winning documentarian that transitions to an interactive self-guided walkthrough tracing tipping points in history that helped shape Music, Fashion, TV, Theater and more in each dedicated gallery:

  • Discover the rise of Wall Street and The New York Stock Exchange in the Finance Gallery.
  • Learn the history of mass media with Telsa’s Coil in the TV/Radio Gallery.
  • Understand the law of physics through the Otis elevator brake in the Skyline Gallery.
  • Visual, language and performing arts come to life in the Fashion, Music, Broadway and Film Galleries.

Then, board an extraordinary elevator experience that transports you to a spectacular virtual soaring ride! Feel the rush of wind in your hair as you “fly” over the world’s most stunning skyline.


Summit OV

Explore three levels of mind-bending multi-sensory immersive experiences. With magnificent views over the Manhattan skyline, Summit takes the concept of an “observation deck” to entirely new heights.

The Edge

Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, a marvel of architecture, engineering, and technology with panoramic views of New York City. Edge combines the pulse-quickening excitement of leaning out over a 100-story outdoor balcony with the warm welcome of elevated food & beverage service in a unique social space.

There are free downloadable STEM resources to take students on a virtual adventure into NYC’s newest and most forward-thinking neighbourhood. Get students thinking like community builders and changemakers by harnessing the Design Engineering Process, a simple tool you can use to elevate Reach for the Sky resources and ground student explorations in project-based learning.

Evening activites

  • Top of the RockTM
  • Empire State Building
  • IMAX Cinema
  • ... and much more!


Study themes

Pupils can:

  • Consider the location & development of the city of New York
  • Understand the growth of the city & the US through mass migration
  • Learn how New York became the economic engine of the USA
  • Understand New York’s role as a world city
  • Consider the advantages & challenges of a megacity
  • Experience New York’s pull for global tourism
  • Develop an understanding of the USA’s economic & political role in the modern world

Pupils will have an opportunity to:

  • Understand how & why a city develops to become a mega-city
  • Gain a better understanding of globalisation
  • Understand the workings of financial markets & stock exchanges.
  • Consider a range of issues around migration & citizenship in New York
  • Consider the challenges of sustainable urbanisation
  • Learn about the effect of tourism in New York

Study levels



We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.


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Before your tour

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  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

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  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
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  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

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