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.
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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.
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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.
Arrive in New York City and meet your ACIS Tour Manager at Rockefeller Center, the heart of New York. After lunch on your own, your group will make a 70-stories ascent to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck for an unobstructed, 360 degrees view that you will never forget of the Midtown skyline, Central Park, the Hudson and East Rivers, and all the way to Lower Manhattan. Alternatively, your group may elect to take a behind-the-scenes NBC Studio Tour where you'll visit Studio 1A, home of the TODAY Show, Studio 3C, the home of the NBC Nightly News, and Studio 8H, home of Saturday Night Live. This evening, enjoy dinner and an evening of sorcery, pageantry and horsemanship in the Spanish castle of Count Don Raimundo II at Medieval Times.
After breakfast, you will briefly leave United States soil as you step onto the grounds of the United Nations Headquarters, an international zone with its own post office and postage stamps, where your tour will include views of the Security Council Chamber and the familiar speaker's rostrum in the 2070-seat General Assembly Hall. Alternatively, start your day with a visit to the impressive Museum of Natural History. Following a stop for lunch, transfer to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, a retired, aircraft carrier with a distinguished record in World War II, moored on midtown Manhattan’s West Side. After dinner, you will walk through Times Square to a visit to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, followed by a group photo in the middle of “the crossroads of the world.”
This morning, board the ferry for a short ride to Liberty Island, where you’ll have time to take photographs of the 300-foot-high Statue of Liberty. Next stop will be Ellis Island, the beautifully 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. Arrive at Battery Park, then walk to the National September 11 Memorial Plaza. Following lunch on your own, board your bus for the return journey home.
Please contact our travel partner, Landmark Tours Plus, for a custom price quote for this trip.
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