3–6 days
New York
Bursting with an energy all its own, New York City provides a unique look into American life and culture. Explore the very best of the Big Apple, from the bustle of Times Square to the skyline view from the Empire State Building. Get to know one of our country’s most exciting cities even better!
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  • Day 1: New York City

    Arrive in New York City

    Take a walking tour of Midtown

    • Fifth Avenue
    • Rockefeller Center
    • St. Patrick's Cathedral
    • Bryant Park

    Make a photo stop in Central Park

    Visit the Empire State Building by night

  • Day 2: New York City

    Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

    • Marvel at the 151-foot model engineered by Alexandre Gustav Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame
    • Explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum

    Take a guided tour of New York City 

    • Greenwich Village
    • SoHo
    • Chinatown
    • Little Italy 

    Visit Times Square

    Attend a Broadway show (based on a select list of current shows)

  • Day 3: New York City

    Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum 

    Depart for home

Experience even more

  • Day 3: New York City

    Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum 

    Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Day 4: New York City

    Visit the American Museum of Natural History

    Take a walking tour of Central Park 

    • Strawberry Fields, tribute to John Lennon
    • Bethesda Fountain
    • Friedsam Memorial Carousel
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Drama workshop

    Drama workshop

    Play thespian and pick up a few pointers during a theater and improv workshop led by an experienced actor. Afterwards, participate in a Q&A to learn more about what life is like for an actor in New York City.

  • Day 5: New York City

    Take a guided tour of Madison Square Garden or Radio City Music Hall 

    Take a guided tour of Harlem

    • General Grant National Memorial
    • Cathedral of St. John the Divine
    • Columbia University

    Take a tour of the Apollo Theater
  • Day 6: New York City

    Take a guided tour of the Museum of the Moving Image

    Depart for home
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  • Day 1: New York City

    Arrive in New York City

    Take a walking tour of Midtown

    • Fifth Avenue
    • Rockefeller Center
    • St. Patrick's Cathedral
    • Bryant Park

    Make a photo stop in Central Park

    Visit the Empire State Building by night

  • Day 2: New York City

    Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

    • Marvel at the 151-foot model engineered by Alexandre Gustav Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame
    • Explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum

    Take a guided tour of New York City 

    • Greenwich Village
    • SoHo
    • Chinatown
    • Little Italy 

    Visit Times Square

    Attend a Broadway show (based on a select list of current shows)

  • Day 3: New York City

    Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum 

    Depart for home

Experience even more

  • Day 3: New York City

    Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum 

    Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Day 4: New York City

    Visit the American Museum of Natural History

    Take a walking tour of Central Park 

    • Strawberry Fields, tribute to John Lennon
    • Bethesda Fountain
    • Friedsam Memorial Carousel
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Drama workshop

    Drama workshop

    Play thespian and pick up a few pointers during a theater and improv workshop led by an experienced actor. Afterwards, participate in a Q&A to learn more about what life is like for an actor in New York City.

  • Day 5: New York City

    Take a guided tour of Madison Square Garden or Radio City Music Hall 

    Take a guided tour of Harlem

    • General Grant National Memorial
    • Cathedral of St. John the Divine
    • Columbia University

    Take a tour of the Apollo Theater
  • Day 6: New York City

    Take a guided tour of the Museum of the Moving Image

    Depart for home
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Your experience includes

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  • Round-trip Transportation

    Round-trip transportation on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach throughout the tour.

  • Hotel Accommodations

    Overnight stays in safe, quality hotels.

  • Overnight Security

    Professional security guards on watch nightly from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch can also be included.

  • All Gratuities

    Tips included for your Tour Director, bus driver, licensed guides, restaurant and hotel staff.

  • Guided Tours and Activities

    Sightseeing tours led by expert and licensed local guides; tickets to all activities.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director stays with your group 24/7, providing local insight and knowledge, while handling every on-tour detail.

  • Training and Support

    We prepare new Group Leaders on a free Training Tour and provide personal support every step of the way.

  • Traveler Resources

    We offer travelers flexible payment options as well as a dedicated support team to manage finances and answer tour questions.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team while on tour.

  • Expert Tour Planning

    Your dedicated EF team provides expertise every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • weShare—Online Engagement

    Our digital learning space engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Illness and Accident Coverage

    Rest easier knowing your travelers are covered on tour with EF's comprehensive coverage plan.

  • $50 Million Liability Policy

    Group Leaders and schools are protected while on tour.

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