Take a bite out of the Big Apple!

Nothing compares to the shopping, the shows and the sights in New York City. This massive metropolitan covers five boroughs and is constantly buzzing with activity – which is why it’s earned nicknames such as “the big apple” and “the city that never sleeps.” Students will have so much to see and do and they will surely fall in love with the stunning skylines and all of the exciting adventures in NYC.

Broadway

See a musical or play on stage in the most famous place to do it – New York City’s Broadway!

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Central Park

Central Park is a public park in the center of Manhattan and the most visited urban park in the United States. Here you can ice skate (or swim in July), take a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit the Central Park Zoo, visit the Central Park Conservatory Garden, use the walking or running tracks, go to a “Shakespeare in the Park” summer festival, play sports, or just have a picnic.

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Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center

Top of the Rock offers a dramatic view of New York City you just can’t get anywhere else.  Day or night, three floors of indoor and outdoor decks offer stunning panoramas of the city’s energy, wonder and beauty.

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Radio City Music Hall

Take a tour of one of the most iconic places in New York City. Here you will go behind-the-scenes and get an insider’s view of the theatre, lounges and corridors where the biggest names in show business perform!

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The Fabulous 5th Avenue

Fifth Avenue is a major street in the center of Manhattan that is lined with prestigious shops and is ranked among the most expensive shopping avenues in the world.

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The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Take a ferry to both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, two of the most historic landmarks in New York.

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Little Italy & China Town

Get your cappuccino and cannolis or your Pradas and your Guccis. In these bordering neighborhoods you get a true taste of downtown New York City’s delicious food, interesting street life and a variety of shopping opportunities.

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World Trade Center

The national September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.  The World Trade Center is open to the public, where tours are offered.

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The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, and it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River.

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Times Square

Times Square is most well known for it’s Theatre District and neon lights, as well as the annual dropping of the ball on New Year’s Eve.

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New York City

3 Nights, 4 Days / $672

Spend four days and three nights with your group exploring New York City. You’ll hit all the major landmarks including the 9/11 Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and Central Park and be dazzled by breathtaking performances on the world’s biggest stage: Broadway. Students will even have the chance to learn from the best in a broadway clinic or be the ones to dazzle crowds during a performance for the curious New York City crowds.

Day One

  • Arrive in the Big Apple, New York, NY!
  • Meet your Green Light tour manager
  • Lunch at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Company with a view of Times Square
  • Experience Times Square  Enjoy Central Park
  • Dinner at Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen
  • See Hamilton on Broadway
  • Check into hotel in New Jersey

Day Two

  • Continental breakfast at hotel
  • Broadway Classroom Clinic OR performance in the Madison Avenue Sculpture Garden
  • Lunch in Little Italy
  • Explore Chinatown and SOHO
  • Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Take a subway ride back to midtown
  • Dinner at Saigon 48
  • See Aladdin on Broadway

Day Three

  • Continental breakfast at hotel
  • See the Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island Immigrant Experience and Museum
  • Lunch at Hudson Eats
  • Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • Enjoy One World Observatory
  • Dinner at Zeytuna Market

Day Four

  • Continental breakfast at hotel
  • Shopping on Fabulous 5th Avenue
  • Lunch in Rockefeller Center
  • Depart for home

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.  Browse our FAQs for the questions we get the most- and drop us a line if you don’t see your question answered here.

 

What are the ID requirements for flying?

Your first, middle (if applicable), and last name that you provide us must match the ID you plan to use at the airport.  Travelers 18 years and older must use a government-issued photo ID.  Examples include driver’s licenses, state IDs, and passports.  Travelers ages 14-17 can use any photo ID, including the previous examples or a school-issued photo ID.  Travelers ages 13 and younger do not need a photo ID to fly.  If you’re traveling on a government-issued photo ID, make sure it’s not expiring soon (trust us on this, it’s not worth the headache)!

 

What should I pack?!

Are you the type to wear the same pair of jeans three days in a row but then you pack your entire closet for a 3-day trip?  So are we.  That’s why we’ve put together a recommended packing list for you, which you can view by clicking here.  Pack light and save the baggage fee money for souvenirs!

 

What are your standard inclusions?

You get more bang for your buck with us!  We build in a dedicated tour manager, nightly hotel security guard (chaperones – imagine being able to SLEEP on these trips!), a two million dollar liability insurance policy, name badges with emergency phone numbers and mini-itineraries, basic traveler’s insurance (purchased on behalf of the traveler) to cover medical expenses and trip delays, and complimentary trip packages for directors and teachers.

 

Wait, what’s a tour manager?

Your Green Light tour manager will be with you 24/7 to make sure your trip runs smoothly and is stress free!  They will get you from point A to point B, stay in the same hotel, and can even help your students craft some travel-inspired Snapchat stories.  

 

What is Trip Cancellation Protection?

Life happens and sometimes plans change.  We get it, which is why we offer an optional Trip Cancellation Protection (TCP) plan.  You can choose to protect your travel deposits from life’s unforeseen circumstances right up until the day of departure to get 100% of your money back.  The cost of TCP depends on the total cost of your trip.  For details, reach out to your group leader or tour coordinator.   

 

How do I book my group’s trip?

You’ve come to the right place!  Click the “Request a Quote” button to tell us about the trip you’d love to take, and we’ll put together a trip that’s great for your group.  You can also reach us by phone or email (we’re still working on those carrier pigeons).

 

Can I add or remove things from my group’s itinerary?

Absolutely.  Our trips are fully customizable.  After you receive your initial quote, chat with your tour coordinator to create a trip that’s best for your group!

 

How do I register for an existing trip?  

Please click here to register.  You’ll need to get your unique trip code from your group leader to complete registration.

 

Can you accommodate various medical dietary restrictions?

Sure can!  When travelers register for a trip, there is a section where they tell us their dietary restrictions and we make sure they have something to eat.  We don’t want anyone to go hungry on the road!

 

Why Green Light?

Because green means go!  We want you and your group to go experience new places and new people.  We genuinely believe traveling makes you a better person, and we want to make sure you have the best possible experience on your trip.  We have you stay in hotels we actually stay in and eat in restaurants we actually eat in (no offense to that roadside motel you may have stayed in with your group before).  Whether you are performing in a festival, visiting monuments, going shopping, or lounging on the beach, we handle all the small details- including the ones you haven’t even thought of yet!  We make sure you can focus on what’s important- your group traveling and experiencing new things together, all while having a ton of fun!

★★★★★

“Thank you, Corey and team, for an exceptional trip. I am a parent chaperone. I thought every aspect was incredibly well done and you ensured everyone’s safety and comfort at every turn.  Thank you very much for all you did. I will spread the word about Green Light Tours!”

★★★★★

“Dallas, tour guide, was great.  Our drivers were wonderful.  I would highly recommend the company to other schools/groups.  The hotel was perfect for a school group.”

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“Very impressed with the precision of managing a large group. Everything happened exactly on schedule.”

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“I loved New York it was an amazing experience.”