Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.
We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.
After a busy day, comfort is key.
Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.
Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.
We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!
24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.
Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.
Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Grand Central Terminal, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ellis Island, Salsa Dance Lesson, National September 11 Memorial, Central Park, One World Observatory, Spanish Percussion Workshop, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cloisters, Medieval Times
This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.
Welcome to New York City! Meet your ACIS Tour Manager for a walking orientation tour of the city. After dinner in Times Square, walk through spectacularly illuminated Times Square to a visit to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum before ending your day with a group photograph at Times Square, “the Crossroads of the World".
After breakfast, head to Battery Park for the ferry to Ellis Island where you'll visit the magnificently restored immigration depot through which 17,000,000 people passed between 1892 and 1954 during the greatest wave of migration the world has ever known. Next, visit Liberty Island to take photographs of the 300-foot-high Statue of Liberty. Take the ferry back to Battery Park and walk via the Hudson River Promenade, and then to the Winter Garden where you can have an inexpensive lunch on your own at Hudson Eats. After lunch, meet your bus and transfer back to midtown for a specialized theatrical workshop taught by a member of the cast of the Broadway show you’ll be seeing in a matter of hours. Enjoy dinner in Times Square, then end your day at your choice of a Broadway show.
Meet your Tour Manager and walk to Rockefeller Center for a behind-the-scenes NBC Studio Tour where you'll visit Studio 1A, home of the TODAY Show, followed by a visit to the 150-year-old St. Patrick's Cathedral. After lunch, take a tour of the Lincoln Center that will provide an insight to auditions, rehearsals and performances. After dinner, end your day at a Broadway show.
Transfer to the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan where you will enter the tree-lined National September 11 Memorial Plaza and walk to the two pools constructed in the footprints of the towers that were destroyed on September 11, 2001. Next walk next door to One World Trade Center for a 60-second, 100-story ascent to the top of the newly completed One World Observatory for a stunning, panoramic view of the whole of Manhattan Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Back at sea level, visit the Oculus, the World Trade Center's massive, white steel and marble transportation hub before boarding the bus for home.
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