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New York City

4 Days, 3 Nights

Just a Little About Us

NationsClassroom is a trusted educational travel company specializing in school trips to our nation’s historic corridor, including class trips to Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. We partner with teachers to offer students and their families all-inclusive trips that are educational, safe, affordable, and fun. To date, more than 50,000 students have walked in the footsteps of history and made lasting memories on a school trip with NationsClassroom.

Below is a sample itinerary that may be customized to meet the needs of your group. We look forward to working with you!

Day 1

New York Chrysler Building2.jpgMorning flight from your departure airport to a New York City area airport.

Arrive in NYC and meet your NationsClassroom Tour Guide. Board your tour coach bus and your tour begins.

Upper Manhattan Driving Tour features St. John the Divine, Grant’s Tomb, Harlem, Columbia University, and Museum Mile.

Walking Tour through Central Park  - Stroll through the oldest landscaped park in the U.S. and the iconic shooting location of more than 300 movies.

Customize your afternoonwhen you choose two NYC experiences for your group. Appointments of choice may include Broadway Classroom, Radio City Music Hall Backstage Tour, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tenement Museum, United Nations Tour, Madame Tussaud’s, or the National Geographic Encounter Ocean Odyssey.

Dinner and your choice of an evening activity for your group (choose one of the following):

  • Top of the Rock Observatory - Ascend more than 850 feet up to the three-tiered observation platform at 30 Rockefeller Center for an unforgettable experience includes a panoramic 360-degree, unobstructed view. 
  • Empire State Building Observatory - Your visit begins in an elegant art deco lobby with murals adorning the stone walls. Visit the observation deck on the 86th floor for a bird's-eye view of the city. 
  • One World Observatory - Also known as the Freedom Tower, your group will ascend 102 stories in just 47 seconds on an astonishing ride that reveals the transformation of New York City from unsettled lands to today’s forest of skyscrapers.

Overnight in your choice of a hotel in Midtown Manhattan or just outside of the city.

Day 2

NYC-Statue-of-Liberty-and-City.jpgStart your day with a Harbor Cruise. Choose from a New York Harbor Cruise with photo stops at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or a Statue Cruise with time on Liberty Island and Ellis Island - four hour tour minimum.

When visiting the Statue of Liberty National Monument on Liberty Island, you’ll climb the stairs to a balcony located at the top of the pedestal and tour an exhibit that traces the history and symbolism of the Statue through museum objects, photographs, prints, videos, and oral histories.


Also on display are full-scale replicas of the Statue's face and foot, which provide a sense of scale and influence. 

Ellis Island - More than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to immigrants who passed through Ellis Island. This historic station is home to interactive exhibits that personalize the immigrant experience.

Afternoon of sightseeing includes both walking tours and touring by coach bus.

National September 11 Memorial Plaza - The Memorial and Museum are a “tribute to the past and a place of hope for the future.”

Financial District - At the heart of American government and capitalism, this district is home to historic sites, new buildings, and important memorials, including Federal Hall, the Wall Street Bull, the U.S. Customs House, and the 9/11 Memorial.

Evening in Times Square - Be energized by the lights, sounds, and people who make this part of New York so iconic.

Overnight in your choice of a hotel in Midtown Manhattan or just outside of the city.

Day 3

Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan 2.jpgSouth Street Seaport Tour - This historic area of NYC with a great view of the Brooklyn Bridge is home to some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan. On this riding tour you’ll experience the largest concentration of restored early 19th-century commercial buildings in the city, including renovated mercantile buildings, renovated sailing ships, and the former Fulton Fish Market.

Tour New York’s Ethnic Neighborhoods - The distinctive architecture, history, and shops in each part of the City are like new worlds to explore, including Chinatown, Little Italy, SoHo, and  Greenwich.

After lunch, take a trip across the beloved Brooklyn Bridge by foot. This walking tour includes the history of this engineering feat and stories that tell of its  historical significance, all with a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline.

Broadway Show - Offering more than 40 professional theaters, you can choose a show that best fits your needs for an unforgettable night out.

Overnight in your choice of a hotel in Midtown Manhattan or just outside of the city.

Day 4

Times Square 2.jpgMidtown Tour - Take in the sights on a walking tour of the largest commercial, entertainment, and media center in the U.S. that includes Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NBC Studios, and the Chrysler Building.

5th Avenue Walking Tour - Historic landmarks and stylish retailers await your group in one of America’s most expensive shopping districts.

Metropolitan Museum - Referred to as The Met, the museum’s mission is to collect, study, conserve, and present significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.

Additional sightseeing pending group departure time.

Afternoon departure to your home airport.


Everything is Included

Online EZPAY registration and installment plan

Online EZPAY registration and installment plan

Accident and illness protection for all travelers

Accident and illness protection for all travelers

All meals and attractions

All meals and attractions

Hotel accomodations

Hotel accomodations

Professional night security on your floor each evening

Professional night security on your floor each evening

Overnight hotel coordinator in addition to tour guides

Overnight hotel coordinator in addition to tour guides

Gratuities for guides, drivers and hotel staff.

Gratuities for guides, drivers and hotel staff