New York Art Tour

Take your students on an exciting tour to the Big Apple where you can visit the city's most famous art museums including the Guggenheim, MoMA and the The Met

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School Art Trip to New York

Few places in the world can rival the range and depth of art that you can see in New York City. Indeed three of its principal museums - MoMA, the Guggenheim and the Whitney are renowned for their pre-eminence in the field of modern and contemporary art.  And few superlatives have not been used to describe The Metropolitan Museum of Art which the world knows simply as The Met, with an incredibly diverse collection dating from Egyptian antiquity to Andy Warhol. At the Frick Collection you can see historic works by Hans Holbein, while across the East River the latest installation art features in the Brooklyn Museum. As well as the wonderful museums, your students will also enjoy visiting the many iconic sights of the city such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.

Suggested Itinerary

The itinerary featured here is intended to give you inspiration and an idea of what you could do on your tour. Your trip will be created individually by one of our travel advisors to match your requirements and budget.

Day 1

Fly to New York

Flight to New York: You will be met by your private transport and transfer into the heart of Manhattan and your hotel accommodation. Once you have settled into your hotel you travel by subway to Mid-Town to see the bright lights of the theatre district of 42nd Street and Times Square as well as Rockefeller Plaza and Saks Fifth Avenue. Dinner will be at a city restaurant such as the Hard Rock Cafe or Bubba Gump

Day 2

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Statue of Liberty: This morning you take the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy. You will have access to the grounds at Liberty Island and access to inside the base of the Statue of Liberty where you can explore the Museum. You continue to Ellis Island where you will visit the Immigration Museum which records the important role this island had in the processing of most of the immigrants to the USA during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Met: This afternoon you visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art which contains art from Antiquity to Jackson Pollock. Like MoMA, art students may be particularly interested in the excellent Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collections, but you will also discover neoclassicism and there are also many important works by leading Renaissance artists including Raphael and Caravaggio.

There will then be free time before dinner this evening at a city restaurant.

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Day 3

Guggenheim Museum and MoMA

The Guggenheim: Your day starts at the Guggenheim Museum, housed in the iconic Frank Lloyd-Wright building. The museum grew out of the art-collecting of its patron and founder Solomon Guggenheim who was heir to a vast mining fortune. The museum houses works by Kandinsky as well as by surrealists and cubists such as Picasso, Paul Klee and Joan Miro.

Museum of Modern Art: In the afternoon you visit MoMa – the Museum of Modern Art. Founded in 1929, the Museum focuses on a range of media including innovative European painting and sculpture of the 1880s to today’s film, design, and performance art. Collection highlights include Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, and Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, along with more recent works by Andy Warhol.

Dinner this evening will be in a city restaurant.


Day 4

Whitney Museum of American Art and Empire State Building

Whitney Museum of American Art: This morning you visit the Whitney Museum of American Art, informally known as the Whitney. The museum was founded in 1930 by Gertrude Whitney, a wealthy art benefactor and member of the Vanderbilt family, and has a specific focus on 20th and 21st century American Art. In particular it focuses on American abstract art which is probably the most important art trend to come out of the USA.

Empire State Building: After lunch you ride the elevator to the 86th floor observation deck at the top of the Empire State Building. The Observation Deck wraps around the building’s spire, providing 360-degree views of New York and beyond. From up here you’ll get fantastic views across the city.

There will be free time before an early evening transfer by coach to the airport for your return overnight flight home back to the UK.


Day 5

Arrive Home

Your flight arrives home today.



Empire State Building

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Museum of Modern Art

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Whitney Museum of American Art

the met

Metropolitan Museum of Art


Guggenheim Museum

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Statue of Liberty

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Top of the Rock


Radio City Tour

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One World Observatory


Brooklyn Bridge Walk


Broadway Show


9/11 Memorial Museum


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