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

Pricing

What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals Transportation
Dec 27, 2023
Feb 20, 2024
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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

4.94 Rating
based on 50 reviews
  • 5 rating 96%
  • 4 rating 2%
  • 3 rating 2%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Growth 4.85
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 4.9
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Charlie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Spain and Portugal are Amazing!

During the summer of 2023 I took a trip to Spain and Portugal with Travel for Teens. We explored many parts of both countries, and a couple stood out above the rest. I vividly remember scuba diving off the coast of Lagos, Portugal with a really fun group of people that I still keep in touch with today. We saw an octopus and it even shot some ink at us as it zoomed away. That day was one of my favorites I have ever had in my life, and it would not have been possible without TFT. Another highlight of the trip was the group of people I got to experience it with. If I had been traveling with my family or on my own I could have still visited the same places, but I wouldn’t have gotten the same experience or the lifelong connections that I ended up with. The nights in my hotel room playing cards and talking with the others on the trip could not be replaced by anything. I would highly recommend taking a trip with TFT, and I am absolutely thrilled that I decided to.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
The only thing I would have changed was that I would have gone to Morocco with the trip instead of going home after Spain and Portugal. It was a great trip and I just wanted to experience more of it! There were 2 trips which were connected and I chose the shorter one, but next time I would do the full experience.
106 people found this review helpful.
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Molly
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Trip of a Lifetime

My Travel For Teens trip to Prague, Vienna, Slovenia, and Croatia was one of the most incredible few weeks of my life. Filled with so much adventure, exploration, and culture, as well as amazing new friendships and experiences I will never forget. This trip helped me build my confidence, skill set, and independence unlike anything else. Even through setbacks, the leadership and communication of TFT made the trip seamless and unproblematic when it could've just gone downhill. I will be forever grateful to TFT for the bonds and memories I made on this trip.

Pros
  • Explore New Cultures
  • Make New Friends
  • Grow your confidence and skill set
193 people found this review helpful.
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Lulu
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

European Explorer 25 Day Trip

This summer I had the opportunity to go on the European Explorer 25 day trip. On this trip we went to 5 countries; Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and France. At first I was extremely nervous to go on the trip because I would be leaving the country with 11 other kids that I did not know. When I got to the airport, I immediately realized that every other person on the trip was in the exact same boat as I was and we all started talking and immediately became best friends. This trip gave me the opportunity to not only have so much fun with the best people, but I also learned so much on the trip. My counselors were amazing and were able to balance having fun and taking advantage of teaching opportunities so well. They also made me feel safe during the entirety of the trip and the accommodations felt safe and clean. While I was in all of these countries I was able to be fully immersed in the culture. While we did all of the big touristy attractions we also got to experience authentic food and have authentic cultural experiences. We did a variation of activities so everyone got to do something they like. From shopping to swimming to hiking to sightseeing there was truly something for everyone. I met people that are now my best friends and I talk to them everyday and made some of the best memories that I will never forget. TFT provided me with the best summer I could have ever imagined and I would recommend it to anyone who asked.

Pros
  • Great counselors and students on the trip with smaller group sizes.
  • A fun variety of activities were planned to keep us entertained with minimal down time.
  • Felt immersed in the culture of the countries we traveled in.
194 people found this review helpful.
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Noah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Europe for Older Teens: London, Paris, French Riviera and Barcelona

Heading into this trip I had high expectations, but after it was over, it was even better than I could have expected! The activities that we went on were always so fun and the places we went always had something for everyone. The counselors were always so engaged with us and truly wanted us to enjoy ourselves and have a great time. Even with tight schedules that we had everyday, we always knew what we would be doing and definitely made the most of our time across England, France and Spain. The views were just so gorgeous and the friends I made have me waiting to go on another trip soon!

Pros
  • Great food
  • Beautiful views
  • Awesome counselors/participants
Cons
  • Tight schedule
  • Multiple multi-hour bus/train rides
194 people found this review helpful.
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Lauren
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Europe for Older Teens: Greece and Italy

Summer of 2022, I had the pleasure of joining Travel for Teens on their Older Teens Greece and Italy trip and I have to say, it was easily the best decision I've made in a long time! From start to finish, everything was spectacularly well-organized, and the itinerary left plenty of room for spontaneity and exploration. Our counselors were knowledgeable, friendly, and approachable, making us feel right at home in unfamiliar surroundings. They took care of everything from navigating public transportation to arranging for meals and accommodations. We were able to focus completely on experiencing the wonders of these ancient lands without any of the logistics or scheduling worries. Every day was filled with adventure and discovery, and I left both countries feeling profoundly affected by the experience. One of the highlights of the trip was the chance to get on the water in both Greece and Italy. These beach days where we were island hopping was most definitely one of the best experiences I have ever had. Whether it was chatting with street artists in Rome or learning about and eating traditional dishes on the island of Lefkada, we were able to connect with people on a genuine, human level. It made the trip feel so much more authentic and unforgettable. I also appreciated how Travel for Teens encouraged us to step outside of our comfort zones. Whether it was trying new foods, speaking in foreign languages, or tackling physical challenges like scuba driving in Greece, they gave us opportunities to grow and learn from our experiences. I feel like I came away from the trip with a broader perspective on life, and a greater appreciation for the diversity of the world. Not only that, but I have made lifelong connections through this program and continue to contact the friends I have made on this trip years later! Overall, I cannot recommend Travel for Teens highly enough. Their older teens Greece and Italy trip was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you're looking for a fun, educational, and life-changing adventure, look no further than Travel for Teens.

Pros
  • Meeting New People
  • Amazing Activites
  • New experiences
190 people found this review helpful.
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Lauren
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Europe for Older Teens: Prague, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia

Last summer (2023) I was lucky enough to join a trip with Travel for Teens to Prague, Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. As an 18-year-old traveler, it was important for me to find a company that could cater to my age group and interests, and Travel for Teens more than exceeded my expectations. From the moment I arrived in Prague, I could tell that I was in good hands. The itinerary was packed with amazing experiences that I don't think I could have gotten anywhere else. It was clear that Travel for Teens had done their research and put together a trip that was both unique and exciting. One of the things that really stood out to me was the variety of activities we got to do. One day we were exploring Prague’s winding cobblestone streets, and the next we were whitewater rafting through the rivers in Bled, Slovenia. Each day felt like a new adventure, and I loved that we got to see and experience so much in such a short amount of time. Another thing that made this trip so special was the people. Our counselors were fantastic - knowledgeable, friendly, and always there to answer our questions. But what really stood out to me was the opportunity to form lifelong friendships with the other older teens on the trip. From day one, we were encouraged to get to know our fellow travelers and break out of our comfort zones. Through team-building activities, group dinners, and shared experiences, we formed bonds that will last a lifetime. What impressed me most was the maturity level of my fellow travelers. We were all there to have fun and get to know each other, but we were also respectful and responsible. Our trip leaders trusted us and gave us enough freedom to explore on our own, but also made sure we were safe and accounted for. It was so cool to meet other teens from all over the world who shared my love of travel and adventure. We all quickly became friends and had a blast exploring together. Overall, I can't recommend Travel for Teens enough. This trip was such a unique experience traveling to countries I otherwise would not have visited and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it. If you're an older teen looking for an unforgettable travel experience, definitely check them out. You won't regret it!!

Pros
  • Adventure
  • New Friendship
  • Exploring New Countries
192 people found this review helpful.
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McKenzie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

For older teens: Greece and Italy

This trip was the best experience of my life! I met so many wonderful people and we all instantly bonded! Everyone on the trip was amazing and we all still talk to this day! We’ve made plans to visit eachother and it’s like I’ve know them my whole life! I would recommend traveling with travel for teens if you ever have the chance, they made everything so easy and fun! I learned so many new things, and tried so many new foods and experiences. I can wait to travel with TFT again! I still think about us dancing in streets of Greece walking back from dinner, our days on the boats and so much more!

Pros
  • Friendship
  • Experiences
  • Food
198 people found this review helpful.
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Sophie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An Amazing experince

It was an AMAZING experience. I have made memories that will last a lifetime and friends I speak to daily. It was amazing to see 1st hand how all the community service you were doing genuinely meant to the community. This past summer, I taught English to children in Thailand - it was indescribable watching the children light up when my group would come to teach them. Leaving them was the most challenging part of all. I have been on 3 TFT service trips and hope to go on many more. My friends at home can testify how much I recommend them to travel with TFT. It was a fantastic experience that I think everyone should do at least once.

Pros
  • Amazing experinces
  • Lifetime memories
  • Friends and connections
477 people found this review helpful.

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