Educational School Tours
Custom Tours to Fit Your Curriculum
Bring Education to Life
Make Learning Fun for Students!
Are you an educator looking to give your lesson plans a boost? Ready to bring your students to one of the most interesting cities in the world? If so, Metro Tours’ certified guides can customize tours that will allow your students to learn from first-hand experience. We work with you to create tours that align with your curriculum and bring the history book to life! And we have a LOT of fun while doing it!
THE METRO GUARANTEE
Custom tours based on curriculum & grade level
Certified NYC tour guides that can entertain and educate
All school trips include one slice of famous New York style pizza, because who doesn’t want pizza?
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Starting point will typically be in City Hall Park, but we will create the most logistically optimal tour based on your needs.
Every day, year-round
Times can be customized depending on the needs of the group.
Slice of New York style pizza
Souvenirs or items bought along the way
We can accomodate school children of all ages.
What to bring
Your questions and your enthusiasm!
About your Guide
All Metro Tours’ employees are licensed New York City tour guides. Depending on the size of your group, we will determine how many guides we need to ensure all students leave Metro Tours having learned something new!
OVERVIEW OF YOUR TOUR
Whether you want to focus on a Lower Manhattan walking tour or a Central Park bike ride tour, Metro Tours has you covered. In fact, we specialize in customization! We conduct a planning meeting with educators prior to creating your personalized tour, so we know what your priorities are. Then, we bring your lesson plans to life!
GOOD TO KNOW
All Metro Tours’ employees are licensed New York City tour guides, which means they’ve passed an extensive test given by the State of New York — it’s as fun as it sounds! But what it really means is that there is no one better in New York City to tell the stories, history, and fun facts of this great city. Metro Tours is a family-owned company, so we take our education responsibilities seriously.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This sounds like something we’d like to do! How much lead time do I need to give Metro Tours?
If you would like to take a private version of our public tour, we only need 48 hours notice. If you would like a custom education tour, we ask that you contact us as soon as possible. We take our role in educating your students seriously, so we typically ask for at least one week’s notice, so we can work with you to create the perfect tour.
I am a teacher looking to bring 30 grade school aged children to NYC. Can you handle that?
We can definitely handle that! Our experience is that grade school students typically enjoy our NYC tour & scavenger hunt. Contact us directly and we can align our tours with your curriculum!
What ages does an educational tour accomodate?
We take school children of all ages!
What if the weather is bad?
We at Metro Tours love what we do, and for that reason, we don’t want you to miss a thing! Our tours run year-round and (mostly) rain or shine. If the weather becomes too inclement, we will alert you via phone/email/text within two hours of the starting time. If a tour is canceled due to difficult weather conditions, we will issue you a full refund.