4–6 days
New York City | NYB

Our A+ Tour collection features exclusive educational programming and immersive experiences that you can only get through EF–they are rated exceptionally high by educators who travel with us.


Immerse yourself in the pulsating heart of American culture, where the stage is set and the torch is lit for an unforgettable soirée. Be swept away by the magic of a Broadway show, where the lights, music, and talent fuse into a spectacle that captures the essence of New York’s artistic soul. Hop on the ferry to Ellis Island, a main port of call for the untold millions who journeyed to The New World in search of prosperity, and hope. Marvel at the vast collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a far-spanning showcase of human creativity across thousands of years and countless civilizations. For a taste of local life, the optional Turnstile Food Cart Tour offers a culinary mosaic as diverse as the city itself, and the exclusive 9/11 Tribute Association Survivor-Led Tour provides a poignant glimpse into resilience and remembrance. This tour is your gateway to the myriad wonders of New York City, promising a rich blend of education and excitement that just might have you and your travellers admitting "I Love New York!".
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  • Day 1: Travel to New York City

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Walking Tour of Midtown

    • United Nations Headquarters
    • Grand Central Terminal
    • Fifth Avenue
    • Rockefeller Center
    • St. Patrick's Cathedral

    Enjoy views of New York City from one its iconic skyscrapers, which may include:

    • Empire State Building Observatory
    • Top of the Rock
    • Edge at Hudson Yards
    • One World Observatory
  • 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
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    9/11 Tribute Association Survivor-Led Tour

    9/11 Tribute Association Survivor-Led Tour

     Take a guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial and hear powerful stories from survivors as they share their experiences before, during, and after the September 11 attacks. 

    Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • Day 3: New York City

    Take a guided tour of New York City 

    • Greenwich Village
    • SoHo
    • Chinatown
    • Little Italy
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Turnstile Food Cart Tour

    Turnstile Food Cart Tour

    Enjoy an immersive food cart tour led by our partner, Turnstile Tours.  You’ll sample foods ranging from Bengali kati rolls to halal chicken and rice, meet working street vendors, and discover how vendors play an essential role in feeding their communities.   

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Visit Times Square

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

  • Day 4: New York City • Depart for home

    Museum of Natural History

    Stop to see Central Park

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  • Day 4: New York City

    Museum of Natural History

    Stop to see Central Park

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Turnstile Food Cart Tour

    Turnstile Food Cart Tour

    Enjoy an immersive food cart tour led by our partner, Turnstile Tours.  You’ll sample foods ranging from Bengali kati rolls to halal chicken and rice, meet working street vendors, and discover how vendors play an essential role in feeding their communities.   

    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

    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

    Apollo Theater Tour

  • Day 6: New York City • Depart for home

    Museum of the Moving Image: Exhibition Tour
Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Travel to New York City

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Walking Tour of Midtown

    • United Nations Headquarters
    • Grand Central Terminal
    • Fifth Avenue
    • Rockefeller Center
    • St. Patrick's Cathedral

    Enjoy views of New York City from one its iconic skyscrapers, which may include:

    • Empire State Building Observatory
    • Top of the Rock
    • Edge at Hudson Yards
    • One World Observatory
  • 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
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    9/11 Tribute Association Survivor-Led Tour

    9/11 Tribute Association Survivor-Led Tour

     Take a guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial and hear powerful stories from survivors as they share their experiences before, during, and after the September 11 attacks. 

    Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • Day 3: New York City

    Take a guided tour of New York City 

    • Greenwich Village
    • SoHo
    • Chinatown
    • Little Italy
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Turnstile Food Cart Tour

    Turnstile Food Cart Tour

    Enjoy an immersive food cart tour led by our partner, Turnstile Tours.  You’ll sample foods ranging from Bengali kati rolls to halal chicken and rice, meet working street vendors, and discover how vendors play an essential role in feeding their communities.   

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Visit Times Square

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

  • Day 4: New York City • Depart for home

    Museum of Natural History

    Stop to see Central Park

Add 2 more days

  • Day 4: New York City

    Museum of Natural History

    Stop to see Central Park

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Turnstile Food Cart Tour

    Turnstile Food Cart Tour

    Enjoy an immersive food cart tour led by our partner, Turnstile Tours.  You’ll sample foods ranging from Bengali kati rolls to halal chicken and rice, meet working street vendors, and discover how vendors play an essential role in feeding their communities.   

    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

    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

    Apollo Theater Tour

  • Day 6: New York City • Depart for home

    Museum of the Moving Image: Exhibition Tour
Interested in learning more about this tour?

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Everything you get

This all-inclusive experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Transportation

    Whether it’s by plane, motor coach, train, ferries or subways—your transportation is all covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides add cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Customary gratuities

    To make things even easier we’ve included all tips to show appreciation to your Tour Director, local guides, and bus driver at the end of your tour.

  • Overnight security

    Safety is our number one priority. That’s why we’ve included professional security on watch nightly at your hotel.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travellers to planning and managing your tour.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travellers and their families can count on EF’s dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Our prices include airfare, hotels, meals, a full-time Tour Director, and more.

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