Duration: 5 Days

Design Tour in New York

There is so much to offer in this city for Design Students, with towering skyscrapers and fantastic design museums, famous fashion designers such as Tom Ford, Anna Sui and Marc Jacobs, and examples of both historic and modern design.  This tour combines the famous landmarks across the city with visits to some of the best design exhibitions in the world.

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All about the Design Tour in New York.

The Edventure Travel Package

All Edventure Travel trips and tours can be customised to your personal requirements, this sample tour is designed to give you inspiration for your own trip. When you are ready to start planning, get in touch and we can design a bespoke package tour for your group. We will always make clear what is included and excluded in your quotation.

Fully Protected

Your trip will be fully protected through our membership of the ABTOT and ABTA. Furthermore, Edventure Travel has its own ATOL licence ensuring that you have complete protection when taking a flight. Edventure Travel offers travel insurance that can be included in your trip to give you protection in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Customised for you

All tours are 100% customised to suit your group. We believe that every group should be treated individually, it’s your tour after all. If you want to add something that is not featured on our website just let us know and we will work with you to develop an itinerary to meet your needs.

Out of Hours Contact

In the unlikely event that you encounter problems whilst on tour, there will always be someone at the end of the phone to assist with any situation.

Travel Advice

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Return Flights
  • All travel when at your destination
  • Accommodation based on bed and breakfast with students in multi-bedded rooms
  • Teachers free of charge sharing twin rooms
  • Full Time Tour Director
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary unless otherwise stated
  • Travel Insurance
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Single Room Supplements
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Overseas departure taxes if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • UK Coach Transfers
  • Activities not mentioned
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Luggage in the hold of the aircraft
  1. Day 1 Depart the UK

    Fly from the UK to New York and transfer to accommodation on arrival.

    Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore the area near your hotel. You could visit the Rockefeller Centre this evening.

  2. Day 2 Museums

    Visit Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Skyscraper Museum

    Take an evening meal in Times Square, such as Ellen’s Stardust Diner.

  3. Day 3 New York

    Full-day self-guided tour of New York’s major landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, The Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Station and the Empire State Building.

  4. Day 4 Samsung

    Visit Samsung 837 in the morning before you transfer to the airport.

    Take your overnight flight back to the UK.

  5. Day 5 Travel home

    Arrive back in the UK

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  1. Top of the Rock New York City

    This observatory on top of Rockefeller Centre offers spectacular views of the city. it is an ocean-liner style design with three levels of observation decks to explore.  The first deck comprises the Radiance Wall; the second, is entirely outdoors and contains the Breezeway; the third is located on the 70th floor open-air roof deck and is completely outdoors and free of a glass enclosure, making it perfect for photos.

  2. Brooklyn Bridge New York City

    Take time out to make the free 30-minute walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge is famous because there had never been a bridge like it before. It was the first steel-wired and the longest suspension bridge in the world. It spans the East River and connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Enjoy this wonderful photo opportunity.

  3. Statue of Liberty New York City

    A tour to this iconic symbol of New York will give your group an opportunity to look closely at this amazing statue. The observatory tour will take you to the top of the pedestal for a spectacular view and you can also witness the view from the base of the statue to give your group a different perspective of its magnificence.

  4. Broadway New York City

    A Broadway show is a must when visiting New York. Edventure travel can book your show in advance from the choice of shows is endless and ever changing. The majority of shows are musicals which are performed in the 41 professional theatres of the area. Broadway is a very popular tourist attraction in New York City and is considered to epitomise the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.

  5. Empire State Building New York City

    The Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building from its completion in 1931 until 1970. It reaches more than a quarter of a mile into the Manhattan sky and the Observation Deck providing 360-degree views of New York and beyond. From here, you’ll get amazing views of Central Park, The Hudson River and East River, The Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, and much more!

  6. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum New York City

    The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s collection includes both historic and contemporary design. This collection displays the rich assets of the Museum’s Library, Archives, and four curatorial departments: Product Design and Decorative Arts; Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design; Textiles; and Wallcoverings. Tours and workshops are available to school groups for a fee.

     

  7. Staten Island Ferry New York City

    The Staten Island Ferry is a fantastic way of taking a closer look at the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan waterfront. It is mainly used for commuters to travel to and from Manhattan, but outside rush hour it’s one of the best ways to view Manhattan from a different angle.

  8. NBC Studios New York City

    Why not take your group on this hour-long tour of the world’s most famous studios to  see what happens behind the scenes.  Tours are steered through a working environment and your group may catch a glimpse of a show in production. Your students will be able to see the interactive features and use of the blue-screen technology and also join NBC personalities on set. You could also spend time in the NBC Museum, which takes you through the NBC’s 75-year history.

  9. MoMA New York City

    This Museum of Modern Art is a place to see performances, join a conversation, make art, and see many collection galleries. It is one of the world’s leading collections of contemporary art and is much more than just an art gallery with its collection of photographs, film and design objects as well as more traditional media. MoMA plays a major role in developing and collecting modern art, and is often identified as one of as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world.

  10. Guggenheim Museum New York City

    If your group are interested in modern art, then this is a must-see exhibition. The original Guggenheim museum is an exhibition space for twentieth-century art which is displayed in a striking curved snail-shell of a building. It also displays various temporary exhibitions including pieces by Picasso, Cézanne, Gauguin and Kandinsky.

  11. 9/11 Museum and Memorial New York City

    This memorial commemorates the destruction of the World Trade Centre  in the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 people, and the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing, which killed six.  It is located at the World Trade Centre site which is the former location of the Twin Towers that were destroyed during these attacks. The memorial is the area around the sites of the twin towers that came down and consists of a forest of swamp white oak trees with two square reflecting pools in the centre marking where the Twin Towers stood. The museum is underground and has incredibly good displays covering the whole incident including the pentagon.

  12. Tenement Museum New York City

    At the Tenement Museum your group can learn about the experiences of a variety of immigrants and migrants who lived in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Your students will be able to learn about the lives of its past residents such as the German Jewish Gumpertz family from 1870 who lived through the Great Panic of 1874, or the Levine family from Poland who ran a garment business out of their apartment. Your group can also learn about the Baldizzi family of Italian Catholics from Sicily who were among the Tenement’s last residents during the Great Depression of 1929.

  13. Ellens Stardust Diner New York City

    Take your group to enjoy a wonderful feast in this multi-level ’50s-themed diner with world famous singing servers and an extensive menu of American classics. It is centred in the famous Times Square, which is home to the Broadway theatres. It has some of the best diner food in the country, serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for tour groups and locals!

  1. Social Interactions

    School trips can offer the opportunity for students to develop their relationships and interactions with others.

  2. Enthusiasm

    This trip can help develop a student’s motivation for the subject and inspire them when back in the classroom due to personal experience.

  3. Knowledge and Perspective

    Personal experience and close interactions with these locations can help students understand the subject and put it into perspective.

  4. Pupil Engagement

    A trip can make a students engage with a subject and become more positive about a subject.

  5. Self-development

    This trip offers students the opportunity to develop their independence and self-confidence by putting themselves into a new environment.

  6. Reward

    This trip can be a reward trip for students that have studied hard over the course of the year and can give them a well-deserved break with their friends.

  7. Hands-on Learning

    Educating through a school trip can create a better understanding of a subject with hands-on learning. Students are engaged, enthusiastic and observant.

  8. Art

    Take an in-depth look at the Art of this fantastic destination where students can get up close and be inspired by world famous displays.

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All our accommodation is provided through tried and tested suppliers that work well with different types of groups, including schools, colleges and social groups. We work with our agents in each country to provide the best accommodation suited to your group. This can depend on the time of year that you travel, your group size and type, the cities that you will travel to, accessibility and price. We will always discuss with you what your preferences are and give examples of the accommodation that we can offer.