Location
Multiple Locations +6
  • Italy
  • Costa Rica
  • United States of America
    • Hawaii
  • Spain
  • Ireland
  • France
Length
1 - 4 weeks

Program Details

Housing
Hotel Tent
Age Min.
12
Age Max
14

Pricing

What's Included
Accommodation Activities Some Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Dec 06, 2023
Dec 27, 2023
17 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

We know that younger teens have different needs than older travelers, so we have designed several programs to reflect this! All of our itineraries for these programs have been designed specifically with younger teens in mind. So whether you want a slightly slower paced schedule, are keen to learn more about becoming a better traveler, or are simply ready for your first parent-free trip, each of these programs is sure to inspire wanderlust in every young traveler!

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Program Highlights

  • Customized to young travelers
  • Choose from several locations
  • 7th and 8th graders travel with us in interactive groups
  • Cultural exploration

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
based on 11 reviews
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  • Growth 4.85
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.75
  • Safety 5
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Lilianna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My teen tour trip

This summer was my first time going on a teen tour. I had so many fun experiences like zip lining, seeing and helping sea turtles and making new friends throughout the entire trip. Everyday was so much fun learning about the culture and seeing things that you don’t have back at your home. We learned how to adapt to the culture that is all around us.The foods you try you will want to bring back to your family and friends to spread the experience. I liked that the tour allows you to have your phones but you really never want to be on your phone while away. The only times are to talk to your family and to take photos. The counselors are so outgoing, positive and fun to be with and talk to. They take such good care of you trying to make sure you have the best trip possible. There’s so many to choose from that your kids will have an amazing time making many memories.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I tried pineapple on my cheese burger.
Pros
  • Meeting new friends
  • Getting to know people from different places
  • Doing fun new adventures
Cons
  • Not knowing anyone
  • Had to get use to new foods
  • Flighting by myself to meet everyone
20 people found this review helpful.
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alice
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

memories

my experience during my spain and portugal trip was unique because not only did we go to the segrada familia and other amazing architecture, there was also amazing people i met. the people that were on the trip with me i bonded with very quick and everyone was super nice. it was really cool to be able to have all of these cool experiences and the counclers that quoted us everywhere were very nice and kept us safe the whole trip. we went to multiple places throughout spain and portugal like Barcelona, Sevilla, Granada, Lagos, Sintra and Lisbon! i would definitely recommend this program for anyone that is thinking of doing it

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
i think the most suprising thing i saw on during this trip was difference in cultures that i though was very cool
Pros
  • Beautiful destinations
  • good travel experience
  • History
Cons
  • some people can cause problems
  • Heat
  • Limited food
23 people found this review helpful.
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Lila
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best. Summer. Ever.

This summer, I traveled with Travel for Teens to Italy for 10 days, which was quickly followed by a service trip to the Florida Keys.
In Italy, we started off in Florence, took a day trip to Venice, went to Cinque Terre (one of the most gorgeous places I have ever been), and ended in Rome. Each city now holds more memories than I thought imaginable. My trip director, counselor, and CIT were all amazing, and my experience would not have been the same without them. As a kid with quite a few allergies, it was sometimes hard to find places where I could eat, but my counselors were very accommodating, taking me to alternative places when necessary. I also made some amazing friends during my time in Italy. One of my favorite memories was when my counselor pretended to get mad at all of the boys for ding dong ditching us, then sneaking to ding dong ditch all of them afterwards. The hardest part of this trip had to be saying goodbye. I think I cried all the way from the end of our final dinner to the start of my second trip. The friends and memories I made will last a lifetime and I could not recommend this trip enough.
In Florida, we went through the Florida Keys and Miami. It was a service trip, so we worked with the Coral Restoration Foundation, a sea turtle hospital, and a dolphin hospital. I learned SO much about coral from the interns at CRF, and we always did super fun activities. We also got to go snorkeling twice, which was incredible if you ignored the possibility of getting stung by a jellyfish. We always had a decent amount of down time in a day to relax and hang out with our friends. A lot of the time, we drove around in a big van, blasting our music. On the night that the Barbie movie came out, I think the 10 of us spent an hour trying to convince our counselor to take us. We finally convinced him, and hurried to our hotel to get all dressed up in pink. Overall, this trip was an amazing experience that I learned so much from and made so many good friends and amazing memories.

30 people found this review helpful.
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Anthony
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Month of my Life

Best month of my life, by far. The only word I can think of to describe this past summer is “unreal”. I went on the Ultimate Europe: 30 Days trip. Nothing can compare to sipping tea at Kensington Palace, climbing the Arc de Triomphe and eating pastries atop the Eiffel Tower, sailing down Amsterdam's canals, visiting a giant German castle overlooking a stunning alpine lake, paragliding and whitewater rafting in the Swiss Alps, having brunch in a rotating restaurant on top of a nearly 3,000-meter-tall mountain, negotiating at an Italian leather market, relaxing at a gorgeous villa on a winery, exploring the Roman Colosseum, hiking in the beautiful Cinque Terre, swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the French Riviera, and partaking in a Spanish Tapas Masterchef-esque tournament, all within a month. This is just a small taste of what this trip has to offer. The amount of meaningful memories I’ve made is endless. I met new friends, tried new foods, experienced SO many things for the first time, and had an absolutely surreal amount of fun. As a younger teen (just leaving sophomore year), I felt very safe and supported by the incredible staff. 10/10 across the board.

Pros
  • Ate all different kinds of authentic European food for a month straight.
  • Met some incredible people that I still regularly keep in contact with.
  • Made memories that will last with me till death.
Cons
  • You have to go back home after a month.
  • Sets an unrealistic standard for your future summers. Nothing will ever even come close.
27 people found this review helpful.
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Payton
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The most amazing experience!

Travel for Teens gave me experiences that will last me a lifetime and new friendships. This past summer, I visited Hawaii’s Big Island with TFT, and I genuinely feel like my life has changed for the better. Whether surfing at Kahalu’u Beach Park, experiencing a native luau, watching the sunset from 14,000 feet altitude at Mauna Kea, or even hanging out by the pool with my friends, I enjoyed every moment of it. We got to partake in a perfect blend of service in the community, learning about the natives and the fantastic island they live on, and thrilling expeieriences. Everyone on my trip, including the counselors, came from different backgrounds and areas of the world, giving many perspectives on the activities we did each day. My fantastic trip leader Maria helped all of us become comfortable with each other so that none of us had to experience any anxiety that we worried about being so far from home. By the end of the trip, I had many new friends. I talked to them regularly and learned so much about the Big Island that I was not ready to leave. Honestly, this was the most amazing trip I have ever been on, and I am so excited to go on another one this upcoming summer.

Pros
  • New friendships to last a lifetime.
  • Experiences with new cultures.
Cons
  • Wish I would have never had to leave.
61 people found this review helpful.
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Lila
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience Ever!!

Traveling to Hawaii Ultimate Service and Adventure has been one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Like many others, I was nervous because I didn't know anyone or if anyone would like me for who I truly am. Once I arrived and met the rest of the group that fear was immediately gone. I formed some of the closest friendships I have ever had. The counselors were unbelievable. Whatever you needed they would accommodate you. They would listen to all your ideas and all your thoughts. The activities and service that we did were unbelievable. I was able to help out the Sea turtles in Hawaii. The sea turtles were injured and I was able to help them heal so they could get back out to sea. I had the best experiences going snorkeling, relaxing at the beach, shopping, surfing lessons and so much more. 15 days have never gone by so fast. Although the group is no longer in Hawaii, friendships and memories remain.

Pros
  • Majority go alone to make new friendships.
  • The counselor are extremely accommodating and nice.
  • Perfect length!
66 people found this review helpful.
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Mili
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

It was the best trip ever!

During this program, I met some of the best people in one of the most beautiful states in the country, as well as learned so much about the earth and how to take care of it. Throughout the trip, I got closer to my small volunteering group, who at the end was like my family, and also became much more educated about the danger our oceans and marine life are in and what we can do to make a difference. I am so lucky to have gotten to learn about the culture of Hawaii while growing as a person and meeting new people on this trip! This truly was an amazing experience, and I highly recommend it!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I think the most nerve-racking moment was when I first met everyone, including my roomates, and I got through it after just letting loose and talking to them. New environments can be scary but everyone was so kind and welcoming!
83 people found this review helpful.
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Ella
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I made the greatest memories and friendships last summer with TFT!

This past summer I made the most amazing memories in Costa Rica with TFT, on their Surf and Service trip. The prospect of navigating through airports alone can be a bit daunting, but the TFT staff made the process easy. TFT helped me book all my flights, and when I arrived at the Miami airport, I met with one of their counselors who led me to meet the other campers at our gate for our flight into Costa Rica. Each day was a new adventure, from snorkeling, sailing, ziplining, and of course lots of surfing, there was always something new to look forward to! Whether we were doing service work, exploring the town, catching waves at the beach, or setting off for another adventure, the staff was always checking in to ensure that all campers were physically and emotionally feeling their best. The trip was extremely organized, from where we had dinner, to the time we needed to board the buses, everything had been planned. Along with prioritizing safety and organization, TFT prioritizes a welcoming and high-spirited group comradery, to ensure that each camper has fun. From checking in with campers one on one periodically, to filling our itinerary with group collaborative activities, TFT’s devotion to a positive group atmosphere was evident in the friendships we made, and all the laughs we shared. The TFT community brings together a group of adventurous people, curious about the world, who all share a passion for travel, enabling some of the most amazing friendships. From the second I met everyone at the airport, until the moment we said goodbye, I never stopped growing my friendships with my fellow campers, many of which I keep in touch with, and have reunited with! My summer with TFT was truly unforgettable, and my only regret is that I did not find out about TFT sooner!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking, yet one of the most fun things we did in Costa Rica was ziplining on a surfboard. I had been ziplining before, so I was excited when I woke up and found out that it was on our itinerary for the day. After we were explained the rules and got on our helmets, we headed to our first line, and I was shocked to see that we would be ziplining on a surfboard. I guess this could have been expected since the name of the trip I signed up for was "Surf and Service", but I can not say that the surfboard zipline did not make me nervous. After making nervous conversations with my friends in line, it was finally my turn to step onto the board. I nervously waved bye to my friends, as the workers pushed me off the platform, but as soon as I started going, the nerves faded away, and all I could think about was how beautiful the trees I was flying through were. When the ride was over I didn't know what I had been so nervous for. This was a great lesson for me that when I am able to face my fears, I am able to create memories I will remember forever.
89 people found this review helpful.

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