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New York – Geography & Arts

On this curriculum-combined tour,  students will get to explore the bustling metropolis that is New York City before they separate on daily excursions tailored to their curriculum.

Geography students will enjoy guided walking tours across Hells Kitchen, Willets Point and The Projects, learning the history of the areas and gaining insight into the planning and infrastructure involved in building NYC.

Arts students can enjoy Broadway shows, marvel at iconic artworks at The Met and MOMA, attend acting workshops at the NYC Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, and enjoy tours of the NYC Film Academy.

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NYC Urban Geography ToursMusic History of NYC TourMET & MOMA MuseumsPerforming Arts WorkshopRockefeller Center
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Curriculum-combined tours

Did you know? We can tailor our tours to to combine multiple curricula. Say you’re deciding between a history-focused tour or a geography-focused tour, why not do both? On curriculum-combined tours we can organise activities specifically tailored to your curriculum choices, as well as include activities that students can enjoy together.

Ask our tour specialists today about how we can combine multiple learning areas including language, history, art, science, geography, performance (and more!) into one combination tour.

Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Travel
  • On the move Meet at the airport and board your flight to New York
Day 2 New York
  • Welcome to New York On arrival in NYC, head to your hotel to check in. Afterwards you're free to explore the city with your teacher
Day 3 New York
  • City tour This morning meet your guide for a 4-hour guided city tour across New York's boroughs
  • Geography Students This afternoon partake in a 3-hour Municipal Arts Society tour of gentrification. The MAS tour is designed to help students better understand NYC's built environment, appreciate what has been saved, learn about what has been lost, and get the inside scoop on what's to come
  • Arts Students Enjoy a costume design workshop followed by a Broadway show in the evening
Day 4 New York
  • Ellis Island Jump on the ferry and journey to Ellis Island - once the gateway to the ‘American Dream’. Between 1892 and 1954 over 12 million immigrants passed through the doors of Ellis Island, all seeking freedom, opportunity and a fresh start.
  • Liberty Island Next stop on the ferry tour is Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty. A symbol of freedom and democracy, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States.
  • Geography Students Visit the Department of Planning for a guided tour
  • Arts Students Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), the largest art museum in the country. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments.
Day 5 New York
  • Geography Students After breakfast, meet your guide for a Jack Eichenbaum tour of Willets Point. On this tour, students will understand its important setting, confront ecological issues and learn why “Willets Point” is a misnomer.
  • Arts Students Make your way to MoMA, (Museum of Modern Art), the most influential museum of modern art in the world where you will see works by the likes of Van Gogh, Warhol and Monet to name a few.
  • Afternoon activities The rest of the day is free for sightseeing with your teacher; you might like to visit Times Square, the city’s major commercial intersection, known as the ‘crossroads of the world’. Here you’ll find yourself at the centre of performers, spectators, tourist and locals all interacting amongst the bright lights of Broadway! The dazzling electrical signs are that which gave Broadway its reputation as “The Great White Way”
Day 6 New York
  • United Nations This morning after breakfast at the hotel, everyone will enjoy a tour of the UN headquarters.
  • Arts Students Enjoy a Matt Levy Marvellous Music history of NYC tour. The tour focuses on this city’s rich musical heritage. Students will open their ears and engage their eyes as they listen and learn about New York’s incredible musical heritage.
  • Geography Students Meet your guide and partake in a Jack Eichenbaum tour of the Projects. In what is a most remarkable transition from wealth to poverty, students will discover how the grand apartments on the Upper East Side of Manhattan yield to the tenements and projects of East Harlem in just a few city blocks
  • Afternoon activities The rest of the day is free for sightseeing with your teacher. In the evening, art students will enjoy an Off-Broadway show
Day 7 New York
  • Geography Students This morning after breakfast at the hotel, geography students will partake in a 3 hour Municipal Arts Society tour of urban renewal
  • Arts Students Art students will partake in the NYC Film academy tour followed by a performing arts workshop
  • Afternoon activities The rest of the day is free for sightseeing with your teacher, you might like to visit the Empire State building. The 86th Floor Observation Deck is one of the most famous observatories in the world – and has been the setting for dozens of movies and television scenes. Wrapping around the building’s spire, the observation deck provides 360 degree views of Central Park, the Hudson River, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and more
Day 8 New York
  • Explore This morning after breakfast at the hotel, everyone will enjoy a Matt Levy Hell’s Kitchen Sandwich tour. Over 4 fun-filled hours, students will romp through the streets of Manhattan’s west side consuming the history of a great working class district, the sights of a foodie paradise, and of course as many sandwiches as they desire!
  • Art Students Art students will partake in the NYC Conservatory for Dramatic Arts followed by an acting based workshop
  • Afternoon activities The rest of the day is free for sightseeing with your teacher; you might like to visit the natural heart and soul of New York - Central Park. A designated national historical landmark since 1962, Central Park offers NYC’s millions of citizens a beautiful landscape free from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Day 9 New York
  • Rockefeller Center This morning after breakfast at the hotel, make your way to the Rockefeller Center for the ‘top of the rock’ experience
  • Afternoon activities The rest of the day is free for any teacher supervised sightseeing and activities.
  • Broadway In the evening, both art and geography students will see a Broadway Show
Day 10 Travel
  • Farewell Board your flight back home to Australia, remember you will lose a day in travel on your way back!
Day 11 Travel
Day 12 Australia
  • Welcome home

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