School Trips to New York

There is so much to see and do in New York, which means a well-planned itinerary is essential to get the most of your visit. Our New York school trips are a fantastic option for so many reasons.

The iconic attractions of ‘The Big Apple’ are known the world over: Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Empire State Building – and that’s just a handful. It’s a city that hustles, bustles and brims with life on every block. 

Whatever your focus there’s so much for young people to learn from a school trip to New York, whether it’s arts and drama on Broadway, exploring the heart of US finance or the history of the Civil Rights Movement.

You can guarantee that New York will be an unforgettable and incredibly valuable experience for any pupil. Get in touch today to find out more about how NST can help to tailor your perfect visit, or view the rest of our school trips to the USA.

Browse our curriculum-linked school trips in New York

Art & Design

Art & Design

Home to the Guggenheim museum, the MoMA and many other influential galleries, New York is a premier destination for art and design school trips.

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Art & Design LIVE! Student Event New York

Art & Design LIVE! Student Event New York

Inspire their future career at our Art & Design LIVE! Students will hear from a variety of professionals who have made art their business providing great advice and insight into the possible careers they could pursue within this sector. Inspire their practical work through the sights and galleries of New York too! 

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Business Studies

Business Studies

Home of Wall Street and the UN headquarters, New York is a commercial paradise that pupils studying business can learn so much from.

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Business LIVE! Student Event New York

 

Business LIVE! Student Event New York

Inspire their future career in the city that never sleeps at our NEW Business LIVE!

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Computer Science

Computer Science

This leading global city plays host to a number of influential organisations. Take an even bigger bite of the Big Apple with NST, and see how technology has influenced the growth of the city.

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Cultural

Cultural

From world-renowned museums and art institutions to media, film and Broadway, a cultural school trip to New York has a lot to offer to pupils of all ages.

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Design & Technology 

Design & Technology 

With a wealth of educational visits and many memorable attractions, a trip to New York is guaranteed to leave your design and technology students feeling inspired long after they return to the classroom.

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English & Drama

English & Drama

Give pupils the chance to witness the bright lights of Broadway firsthand and take part in drama workshops in the city that never sleeps.

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Geography

Geography

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.

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History

History

New York is a fantastic setting to learn about American history, from the origins of colonisation to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond.

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Maths

Maths

The geometric cityscape of New York is the perfect backdrop to explore mathematics at work in a major global city.

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Media & Film

Media & Film

Our media and film trips to The Big Apple cover TV and film production, moving image and sound, all in one of the largest media hubs on the planet.

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Music

Music

New York boasts a huge range of performance venues for all tastes and genres, making it a perfect trip for musical groups of all natures and abilities.

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Psychology & Sociology

Psychology & Sociology

New York is a fascinating city for those focusing on psychological study themes from the origins of immigration right up to the tragic events of 9/11.

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Religious Studies

Religious Studies

There are few better places than New York to learn firsthand about the themes of cultural diversity and citizenship.

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Multi-Centre Trips & Tours

Multi-Centre Trips & Tours

Travel to the East Coast of America and explore the origins of the Civil Rights movement and learn more about American political history.

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New York trip highlights - our groups love...

Appreciate art in all its forms

Appreciate art in all its forms

See modern influences at MOMA and Guggenheim. See Brooklyn's graffiti and street art. Explore design at Cooper-Hewitt. See works from many cultures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Enjoy theatre

Enjoy theatre

Take in a Broadway show and enjoy a workshop.

Venture behind-the-scenes

Venture behind-the-scenes

Take a Radio City Stage Door Tour, an NBC studio tour, a Lincoln Center of Performing Arts tour, and visit the Museum of the Moving Image.

Get an insight into film

Get an insight into film

Take a New York Film Academy Interactive Session and enjoy a a TV & movies sites tour

Learn about immigration, the holocaust and civil rights movement

Learn about immigration, the holocaust and civil rights movement

Step onto Ellis Island, into the Tenement Museum and tour the Lower East Side. Visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Jewish Museum. Meet a civil rights veteran, visit Harlem and tour Manhattan.

Explore world events

Explore world events

Visit the 9/11 Tribute Center and memorial, and take a 9/11 Forensic Psychology lecture

Get techy

Get techy

Pop in to the Microsoft Store for a workshop, visit Samsung 837 and Nintendo World.

Perform in amazing venues

Perform in amazing venues

St Paul's Chapel, the UN building, Central Park, schools and retirement homes.

Jump into maths & science

Jump into maths & science

Visit the New York Hall of Science for fascinating insights and view dynamic exhibits at MoMath. Take to Wall Street for a Financial District Tour, Federal Reserve Bank Tour, and to visit the Museum of American Finance.

See the sights

See the sights

View the city on foot, on a boat cruise or all the way skyward at the Top of the Rock, Empire State Building or One World Trade Center observation decks. Times Square, Central Park and shopping on Fifth Avenue are all firm favourites.

New York school trip experts

Hundreds of groups travel with NST to New York every year, and members of our team regularly visit to New York to really get to know the ins-and-outs of the area, from logistics and visits to our range of student-friendly accommodation.

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their knowledge of New York to create an itinerary that’s tailor-made, perfectly timed and meets your exact school travel needs.

They’ll be able to share their first-hand experience, suggest options you might not have considered and give you insight into the feedback other teachers have given us too.

When you arrive in New York our representatives will meet you at the airport and accompany you to your accommodation, there also be on-hand for any questions you might have whilst you're in New York.

Planning your first school trip?

If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process...

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist

Additional support, resources & information:

Tour planning service

Tour planning service

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you:

  • Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly
  • Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings
  • Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals


You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

Free school trip promotion pack

Free school trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of:

  • Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete A3 posters to promote your trip around school
  • PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs
  • Parents’ leaflets covering how NST manage safety, financial protection and details of our travel insurance
  • Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip


For selected destinations, we’ll provide a trip launch web page using video footage and imagery. This web page is provided by a weblink and can be shared with pupils and parents in many ways.

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip. 

Planning first school trip

Planning first school trip

Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process.

If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way.

Our helpful guide covers the following:

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist


View our essential guide to a successful school trip here.

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track. 

With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you.

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too.

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go.

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here.

Free classroom resources

Free classroom resources

We've created a range of free geography resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom!

Take a look at our downloadable posters here.

Why choose NST...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise of New York to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, free classroom posters and trip launch resources to support your in-school promotion.

  • Free group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.

  • More than 50 years’ experience

With over 50 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

  • Risk assessment guidance

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip.

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • Offsetting carbon emissions

For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions. 

 

Looking for protection on your next school trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.  

 

Don’t forget – if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 

 

Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

The Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.