Location
Multiple Locations +19
  • Costa Rica
  • New Zealand
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Cambodia
  • Morocco
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Czech Republic
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
  • Austria
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
Program Categories
Adventure Travel

Program Details

Timeframe
Summer
Jun 09, 2021
Dec 04, 2021
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About Program

We know that older teens are more independent and we have designed several trips to reflect this! All of our itineraries for these trips have been designed specifically with older teens in mind. Whether it be using a rail pass, participating in more advanced activities, or discovering more exotic destinations, each of these trips is sure to inspire wanderlust in every teenager!

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Program Reviews

9.76 Rating
based on 37 reviews
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  • 5-6 rating 2.7%
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  • Growth 9.6
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.8
  • Housing 9.5
  • Safety 9.6
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Phoebe
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Utterly exhilarating and life-changing!

Traveling with TFT absolutely changed my life. When I left, I had never set foot outside of the United States; when I returned, I'd added three new countries (and their public transit systems) to my list! The trip gave me a taste of a few cultures so different from my own in the best way possible. Really, TFT opened my eyes to all the world has to offer. It was a whirlwind of once-in-a-lifetime experiences: climbing the Duomo in Florence, cooking lessons and flamenco shows in Barcelona, wandering centuries-old streets in Rome, and tasting authentic French pastries in Paris. I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to explore Europe with Travel For Teens—if you get the chance, take it!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Step out of your comfort zone—don't be afraid to try something new! You will not regret a new experience; even if you don't like it in the end, you have a new story to tell your friends and family. You will regret missing out if you don't jump at the opportunity!
18 people found this review helpful.
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Ryan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Trip to Hawaii is Once in a Lifetime Experience

I went on a service trip to the Big Island in Hawaii and it was the most fun I have ever had traveling. I was quite stressed going into it, but TFT made the trip an enjoyable and non stressful experience. The activities that we did on the trip are beyond what I would ever do with my family. ATV riding in a coffee farm, snorkeling in a beautiful reef, and going to one of the highest telescopes in the world, is something that I would have never done without TFT. My counselors were absolutely amazing and really did care about what us, the teens wanted to do. They made sure that all our needs were fulfilled and that everyone was getting along and having a great time. They allowed us to really take in the culture and environment surrounding us, and made the trip both fun and educational. I created many friendships on the trip and I still keep in touch with them daily. Without TFT, I would have never had this life-changing experience. If you have the opportunity, I would highly recommend a trip with TFT.

21 people found this review helpful.
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Emma
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best trip ever!

I took the Italy and Greece trip for Older Teens. Going on this trip changed my entire life to say the least. Being able to meet new people, see new faces, and explore new territory was awe-inspiring. The amount of time to take this trip was the perfect amount of time to pick up on new culture, see new faces, and hear amazing stories. The food was food that you'd never tasted and it will change your life, I promise! The friends that I met were one of a kind and I am even going to the same college as one of them! Overall, this was the best trip ever.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take in every second of the trip, you won't regret it. I know for sure this will take my life and what overseas travels I do to another level. For example, I am studying abroad in college for my specific major, I am so excited. It was all thanks to this trip.
20 people found this review helpful.
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Grayden
10/10
No, I don't recommend this program

Italy and Greece for Older Teens...Best time of my life!

During these two weeks, the people I met with changed my life forever is such a positive way. I had so much fun with them, even more fun than with my friends at home! The food was better than I could have ever imagined, the scenery was breathtaking (and, frankly, there are no words for the Amalfi Coast or the mountains of Delphi), and the cities were so full of life, as were the locals. The archeological sites (such as Pompeii, the Oracle at Delphi, the Colosseum, the Forum, etc.) were so cool to look at! Swimming and SCUBA diving in the Mediterranean Sea was one of the highlights of the trip! This trip will leave me smiling at the memories for the rest of my life. Thank you, TFT, for making this possible. If you want to meet lifelong friends, see astounding sites, eat the best food you've ever tasted, or see the places where the foundations for our society were laid, then this trip is for you! I cannot praise this trip enough!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't be afraid to be yourself. This trip is all about having fun, so go wild! Eat all the Italian food you want, swim in the Mediterranean to your hearts content, take more photos than you could possibly look at! Look down from your phones and meet the people you are traveling with. Laughing with them, talking with them, eating with them makes the trip infinitely better!
18 people found this review helpful.
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Katelyn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The Summer of a Lifetime

I went on my second trip for travel for teens, I choose to do an older teens trip. I was interested in going somewhere not as common in Europe as Italy for example. Europe for older teens: Prague, Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia was the perfect trip. The food was amazing, and we had a perfect balance of city life and outdoor adventures. The counselors were extremely supportive and encouraging, as were the follow campers. The friendships I made on this trip have stuck and we have done a second trip together.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Octopus salad was the most unfamiliar thing I ate.
44 people found this review helpful.
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Mary
5/10
No, I don't recommend this program

Older Teens: Alaska

I had a great time on my trip to Alaska and met some amazing people who I still keep in touch with. However, I do have a few complaints. My counselors seems very uneducated on my medical disability and put me in danger a couple of times. The trip did not seem well put together or thought out. There were too many changes while we were on the trip. They were not going by the itinerary at all and this was very aggravating. I loved the trip and had a blast however my trip to Costa Rica last summer with a different company was a lot better planned and I felt 100% safer than I did in Alaska. I even had an incident in Costa Rica where I got sick and they handled it well. In Alaska, none of my three counselors seemed to know anything and left me feeling very alone in that aspect. I wish they knew more and I would’ve felt safer.

What would you improve about this program?
I would like to see the staff be better trained. My trip was amazing; however, I have a medical disability that my counselors did not seem very educated on and made me feel less safe. I had one encounter that I could have possibly sued over if I didn’t fight for what I needed so I wish they were more understanding and helpful! I would be cautious if you have a medical disability when going on these trips. I went to Costa Rica the summer before and had wonderful staff but this was with a different company.
54 people found this review helpful.
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Kendall
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Two unforgettable weeks

When I decided I wanted to travel last summer, I looked at quite a few websites before I finally found TFT. I knew immediately that they were the company I wanted to spend my summer with because they had such a variety of intriguing options. The trip that really piqued my interest was the Europe for Older Teens: Prague, Austria, Slovenia & Croatia, and my experience with TFT ended up being two of the best weeks of my life! The activities were a perfect mix of history, culture, and free time to get to know all of the amazing people this tour allowed me to meet. Whether it was the locals, counselors, or other campers, I so enjoyed spending time with and interacting with them all! From wandering around the magical streets of Prague, gorging on pastries (and just food in general) in Vienna, indulging in the splendor of nature in Bled, and having my breath taken away by the charm of the Adriatic, every day was a treat. My summer with Travel for Teens was unforgettable, and I look forward to seeing even more of the world with them in the future!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I reccomend embracing your time on the trip, try not to be frightened by the unfamiliar, and make as many friends as possible, because the time flies by.
48 people found this review helpful.
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Allison
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Summer Ever

Traveling with TFT was a life-changing experience for me. I was a very shy person and not very outgoing before I went on my trip to Europe. I was very nervous that I wouldn't fit in and the next month was going to be hard. In the end, it was the exact opposite. I made so many friends that I was sad to leave. The counselors made it easy to communicate with everyone so we were all really great friends. I would recommend TFT to anyone who is looking to step out of their comfort zone and travel. The activities we did were amazing. Although there was a tight schedule to make sure we got the most out of our trip, there was always free time at night where we could just wander and explore. Overall it was a life-changing experience that I will never forget!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
We got to go on several dinner cruises and those were my favorite. We all got to dress up fancy and eat dinner on the ocean!
45 people found this review helpful.

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