5 DAY TRIP
- Travel to Washington D.C. mini-tour of the city
- Memorials & Monuments tour
- Picture stop of the White House & Capitol buildings
- Continue to the Big Apple
- Spectacular city view from the “Top of the Rock”
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Central Park walk
- Times Square
- Staten Island Ferry for views of Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty
- Panoramic of Manhattan
- Lower Manhattan history tour including Wall Street
- 9/11 Memorial
- Broadway Show
- Today Show live at the Rockefeller Center
- 5th Avenue
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Dinner in the city and travel South for the night
- Travel home
New York City is the perfect destination for your next unforgettable student tour! From the bright lights of Times Square to the peacefulness of Central Park this tour provides has something to offer all groups. Students can enjoy great views of the Statue of Liberty and the city skyline from the Staten Island Ferry, view the city lights from high atop Rockefeller Center at Top of the Rock and see one of the top shows on Broadway! A special visit to the 9/11 museum and memorial and a walk through Wall Street and down 5th Avenue are all included in this trip of a lifetime!
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.
The Staten Island Ferry provides 20 million people a year (60,000 passengers a day not including weekend days) with ferry service between St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan. The ferry is the only non-vehicular mode of transportation between Staten Island and Manhattan. The 5 mile, 25 minute ride also provides a majestic view of New York Harbor and a no-hassle, even romantic, boat ride, for free! One guide book calls it “One of the world’s greatest (and shortest) water voyages.” From the deck of the ferry you will have a perfect view of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You’ll see the skyscrapers and bridges of Lower Manhattan receding as you pull away and coming into focus again as you return.
Everyone needs to go through the 9/11 memorial area. The fountains are so graceful and yet somber, it is a very moving place. A beautiful serene tribute to those who lost their lives in 9/11. The engraved pools that replicate the floor plan are so impressive. The silence inside is eerie.
Musicals, Broadway and New York City . . . they are forever linked, helping to define each other. How did a rough Dutch frontier trading post (where stage performances were forbidden) develop into the theatrical capital of the world? At the beginning of the 20th century, the theatre district was so brilliantly illuminated by white lights that it was referred to as the “great white way.” In 1904, New York City Mayor George B. McClellan officially re-named Longacre Square as Times Square, in recognition of the arrival of the offices of The New York Times. Come let your students explore New York City’s theatrical community and its rich and storied past.
From the soaring views of Top of the Rock to a backstage pass at NBC Studios, Rockefeller Center brings you inside and behind-the-scenes of some of the city’s most beloved treasures. Explore and visit the seasonal highlights, outdoor gardens and historic buildings that give Rockefeller Center its diverse, dynamic flavor.
Every year, more than five million people of every different nationality and faith enter this Cathedral. Some come just as a tourist, but many more come to participate in the life of the Church. Regardless of why people visit this magnificent Cathedral, everyone who crosses our threshold is invited to open their hearts to God. St. Patrick’s cathedral is an absolute masterpiece and a complete work of art. It’s always filled with a huge crowd too. The unique structure is amazing, and one of a kind.
Records show that in the years after the Revolutionary War, traders and speculators would gather under a particular buttonwood tree that sat at the foot of Wall Street. They soon formed The Buttonwood Association (1792), which is believed to be the roots of the New York Stock Exchange, whose headquarters has been located on Wall Street for centuries. Today, one of the Financial District’s most famous symbols is the ‘Charging Bull’ Statue (The bull represents a bull market, a constantly rising market).