New York History & Politics

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New York is the third largest state in terms of population and is booming with history, from mass immigration to the devastating terrorist attacks on 9/11.  New York was originally settled by North American tribes who sided with the British against the French in the great effort to dominate northern America. During the American War of Independence (1775-1783), New York was in war due to high proportion of people who remained loyal to the British crown.

More present history of New York was the devastating terrorist attacks on 9/11. The city suffered a major death toll, standing at 2,996 and temporary exodus of businesses from Lower Manhattan. September 11th 2001 is a date that American history will never forget.

There are numerous memorials which your students will be able to visit to further understand the devastation, heart break and destruction the terrorist attacks left on that day up until now.

A Visit to New York is the perfect trip for your history students; it will give them important insight into the effects of mass immigration, war and politics. New York has rich history and there are many places your students can visit to gain more knowledge, understanding and experience of history and politics.

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London GB
This is now the third time we have used Adaptable Travel for our annual exchange to New York and we continue to be highly impressed with their support, advice, knowledge and expertise. This year the uptake for the trip was low but the staff at Adaptable went out of their way to explore ways in which costs could be cut in order to make the visit viable. The fact that it happened is a tribute to their efforts. Everyone involved at Francis Holland Regent's Park was extremely appreciative and grateful for the personal touch provided and we look forward to working with them again next year. Thank you!
Confirmed traveller: 11 February 2020
Published on: 01 June 2020
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We loved the trip and had a great time in NYC. We did however find the hotel staff to be unhelpful when checking in we were waiting for 20/25 minutes for them to sort rooms out breakfast vouchers were not sorted for arrival so were posted under our doors. Breakfast was a let down for us the range was very small and not what we expected. For our next trip we would like to look at the breakfast range first and ensure we are happy with what is on offer so we don't end up eating breakfast out and we would like next years trip to be longer to fit everything in.
Confirmed traveller: 11 March 2019
Published on: 18 March 2019
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Westminster GB
All in all it was a terrific trip and a great experience for the girls. Basically it is an exchange visit which Adaptable Travel organise for us and, going forward, we would like to have more time in the school in Manhattan but this is something for us to negotiate and not the tour company. Debbie at Adaptable Travel was brilliant: thorough, well-organised, quick to respond and very helpful indeed. Thank you. We will definitely book again!
Confirmed traveller: 13 February 2019
Published on: 21 February 2019
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United Nations Headquarters
The UN headquarters is one of the worlds most important sites, the tour gives you the opportunity to see the General Assembly Hall and Council Chamber.

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The Wolcott Hotel, 3*

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Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Please find below a suggested itinerary for your New York History & Politics study trip. We can tailor your trip around your exact needs, so please contact us for more information and we will be happy to help.

-Fly from the UK to New York
-Arrive at airport and transfer to the hotel
-Arrive hotel and check in
-Free evening in New York

-Visit Liberty Island and Ellis Island, taking in the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum
-Time for lunch
-Climb the Empire State Building

-Visit the United Nations for a tour
-Time for lunch
-Visit the Jewish Museum
-Free Evening and evening meal

-Visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum and site
-Time for lunch
-Free time
-Return transfer to airport
-Return Flight to UK

-Arrive UK early morning

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