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New York City
New York City
New York City is a fascinating destination and offers something for every group. The best way to see Manhattan is on foot with your CTA Trip Director who will lead your group as you explore historic sites, world-class museums, exciting attractions and entertainment venues. Our Trip Directors are certified teachers who will guide your group through this busy city and provide intriguing commentary for every site and destination.

New York City served as the nation’s capital shortly after the Revolutionary War and hosted many events of historical importance. Students will enjoy visiting Federal Hall, located downtown in the historic Wall Street district, where the Constitution and Bill of Rights were ratified and where George Washington was inaugurated as the nation’s first President.

During the 19th century, scores of immigrants passed through Ellis Island and settled in New York, contributing new cultural influences and transforming the area dramatically. CTA will custom design a tour to celebrate ethnic character, food and culture for students in French, Spanish, Italian, Asian, Jewish or African American studies including visits to “the neighborhoods,” including Harlem, China Town and Little Italy, or to museums, ethnic restaurants and cultural performances.

For students studying economics, NY’s Financial District is THE place to visit for investigating the relationship between Wall Street and Main Street, amidst the movers and shakers of world financial markets. Through good times and bad, New York City has emerged as the financial capital of the world.

In 1950, the headquarters of the United Nations was established in New York and emphasized the importance of New York’s political influence. A tour of the UN will provide students the opportunity to explore and understand current issues, programs and challenges faced by this vital organization.

Today, New York rivals Paris as the center of the art world and is host to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, the Whitney, the Guggenheim and more. Students on an art tour of the city will not be disappointed and we will infuse their tour with other unique experiences to keep them from being overwhelmed.

New York City has long been an entertainment magnet and home to the best selection of performing arts in the nation. Drama, music, theatre, and dance - it is all here and CTA will design a trip to include a live performance plus a Meet-the-Artist interview or hands-on workshop.

Broadway, the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Fifth Avenue, the Top of the Rock 70th floor observation deck, NBC Studios, United Nations, the church of St. John the Divine, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Apollo Theatre, Ellis Island, Lincoln Center, the USS Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum…these are all must-see sites in this vibrant city. Let CTA design a trip for you that is exciting, meaningful and WOW from start to finish. Trip options are limited only by imagination and your budget. Call today to book your custom tour of New York City.