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New York City is one of the most vibrant and inclusive cities in the world. As a destination that has played a pivotal role in LGBTQ+ history, New York City offers a wealth of opportunities to explore the rich cultural, social, and political fabric of the LGBTQ+ community.


  • Empire State Building
  • Pride Walking Tour
  • Staten Island Ferry
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art
  • Central Park

Your travel itinerary could look like...

Day 1

Aerial view of skyscrapers on Manhattan

AM – Arrival

PM – Empire State Building

MAIN DECK 86TH FLOOR OBSERVATORY – Step onto New York’s most famous open-air observatory. Take advantage of 360° views & see all of NYC including the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and so much more.

Finish your first day off with dinner at a local restaurant such as the famous Ellen’s Stardust Diner with its singing staff!

Day 2

Row of Pride & Trans flags on the fence of the Stonewall National Monument during Pride Month in New York City

AM – Pride Walking Tour

Enjoy a walking tour run by an Official Partner of NYC Pride. This is the most comprehensive tour in New York that narrates the history of the Stonewall Uprising and the rise of our modern day LGBTQ+ Pride Movement. Start in Christopher Park, and stops at The Stonewall Inn, and all other sites of LGBTQ+ historical significance – all while your tour guide narrates the account of the history of our LGBTQ+ community before the uprising, the account of The Stonewall Uprising, the history of the immediate aftermath, and the rise of Pride! A portion of all of the proceeds of this tour are donated to Heritage of Pride.

PM – Staten Island Ferry and Statue of Liberty

Another of NYC’s must sees, and a sight that has shaped the skyline like few others. Visiting Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty is an inspiring, striking experience. As dual symbols of freedom and hope, these incredible monuments and their museums give proof to the story of immigration and recognise the human spirit of our nation’s ideals.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3

Springtime view of the High Line in New York

AM – Visit the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

Located in Manhattan. Created to preserve LGBTQ+ identity while building community, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art has become a dynamic culture hub. It displays works from its collection of 30,000 objects spanning three centuries of queer art, including pieces by Andy Warhol, Jean Cocteau, Robert Mapplethorpe and George Platt Lynes.

PM – Walk the High Line

Walk the famous elevated rails-to-trail park with city views on the lower west side of Manhattan, one of the world’s most famous regeneration projects. “Not since Central Park opened in 1857 has a park reshaped New Yorkers’ thinking about public space and the city more profoundly.”

The Whitney Museum of American Art is located nearby, so why not pop in?

Finish the day off with dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4

Aerial view of Central Park in New York City

AM – Central Park & Bethesda Fountain

Visit one of the world’s most famous parks and all its landmarks during a self guided walk. Stop at Bethesda Fountain, where the final scene of Tony Kushner’s brilliant Tony- and Pulitzer Prize–winning play Angels in America takes place. Designed by lesbian sculptor Emma Stebbins, The Angels of the Waters sculpture rises out of the fountain near an area that was frequented by gay men going back to the early 20th century.

PM – Free Time & Return to the UK

Allow yourself some free time to explore parts of the city that you haven’t had time to fit in yet. Maybe go find that café or restaurant that you’ve heard so much about before going to New York. NYC is full of amazing food of all kinds, and it would be a shame to miss out.

Once you have done doing some last minute exploring, make your way back to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Whats included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation, shared amongst students
  • Activities and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Pre-departure teacher pack

Why not add

  • A Broadway show
  • Top of the Rock
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Knicks or Rangers game at Madison Square Garden

Why choose us

  • Fully accredited and financially protected
  • Knowledgeable and experienced staff
  • Regional Educational Development Execs to support all stages of the trip process
  • Customer portal and app for when you’re on the move
  • 24hr support

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