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Embrace the Czech lifestyle

Prague, Czech Republic

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Discover the Bavarian Alps

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Explore Bohemian Towns

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The Iconic Eastside Gallery

Berlin, Germany

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Munich, Prague and Berlin

$4,195.00
Price:

$4,195 + Airfare

Date:

Jul 19 – Jul 31

Days:

13

Session:

Session 4

Finishing Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Who can go on this trip?

Students from around the world!

Cities:

Berlin, Prague, Cesky Krumlov*, Munich, Neuschwanstein*

Optional group flight there:

Newark to Berlin

Optional group flight back:

Munich to Newark

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On our Munich, Prague and Berlin trip, you’ll discover these fascinating destinations by soaking up their culture, learning about their complex history, and eating your way through three different cities! Step back in time as you explore World War II history in Berlin, a city once divided that still has vestiges of its complicated past. You’ll certainly gain an appreciation for the hip and edgy city it has transformed itself into! Next it’s on to beautiful Prague, and see for yourself why it’s often referred to as a fairytale city. Paddleboat down the Vltava River, make your mark on the John Lennon wall, and stroll down the quaint cobblestoned streets. We’ll wrap up our journey in Munich, the gem of Bavaria, and you’ll be able to see the dramatic differences between northern and southern Germany. Come face to face with history at the Dachau concentration camp, pedal through the city on our awesome bike tour, and enjoy dinner in a traditional German beer hall! Join us this summer for an exciting and unique trip to Germany and the Czech Republic that will give you memories for a lifetime!

On this trip you will:

  • Bike through Berlin just like the Germans do
  • Hangout in the Tiergarten, Berlin’s Central Park
  • See the Berlin Wall transformed into the longest open air gallery in the world at the Eastside Gallery
  • Visit the UNESCO Museum Island in Berlin, where you will be given the option of the incredible Neues or Pergammon museums
  • Marvel at the fascinating Berliner Dom and Brandenburg Gate
  • Go deep underground on a World War II and Cold War bunker tour
  • Visit the site of Hitler’s former underground bunker
  • Bike through the streets of Prague to see the highlights, including the Old Town, New Town, and Jewish Quarter
  • Take a dinner cruise along the Vltava river with a live jazz band performing on board
  • Stroll over the famous Charles bridge, admiring the architectural wonders of this Gothic city
  • Leave your mark by signing the famous John Lennon wall
  • Take in the view of the UNESCO world heritage site Old Town Square from the top of the medieval Astronomical Clock
  • Visit the fairytale bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov and go rafting down the river*
  • Dance the night away at a club in Prague
  • Climb ‘Alter Peter’ for a view of Munich from the heart of the city
  • Experience first hand World War II history at the Dachau concentration camp
  • Have dinner at a traditional Bavarian beer hall where the giant pretzels will be plentiful!
  • Visit Allianz Arena, home of Bayern Munich Football Club
  • Take an optional excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle, Walt Disney’s inspiration for the Cinderella castle, and take a bike tour through the surrounding town with stunning views of the Bavarian Alps*
  • Hang out in the famous Englischer garden, where Munich locals hang out soaking up the sun and surfing in the natural wave pool!

*Cesky Krumlov and Neuschwanstein are optional excursions

Want to make the most of your time in Europe? Check out our Barcelona or Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast extensions.

DAY 1: GROUP FLIGHT DEPARTS FROM NEWARK, NJ

DAYS 2-5: BERLIN

Located at the crossroads of European history and culture, there’s no better place to begin your trip to Europe than Berlin. From its vibrant cafes and overflowing shopping streets to its poignant reminders of the city’s dark past, Berlin will grab you right from the start. We’ll bike through the city, climb up the impressive Reichstag to get a glimpse of Germany’s Parliament, visit the sombre Jewish Memorial and have your choice of museum when we visit the UNESCO Museum Island. Dive into Cold War and World War II history as we go underground on a bunker tour and wander along the expansive East Side gallery enjoying a famous masterpiece of this artistically rich city.

DAYS 5-9: PRAGUE

Upon arrival in Prague, you’ll be transported into a fairytale land so magical you’ll never want to leave! We’ll bike through the streets of this medieval city and see the best sites including the Old Town Square and its famous Astronomical clock, The iconic Charles Bridge, and the John Lennon Wall where you will have the chance to sign a piece of history! Enjoy delicious Czech food from goulash to bread dumplings and even fried cheese! We will also make sure to hit up some critically acclaimed restaurants that have been featured on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations.

Our tour of Prague doesn’t just end with the main sites and food! We’ll head up to the Prague Castle District to watch the changing of the guard, visit the impressive architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and wander down the adorable “Golden Lane,” a street of tiny, colorful houses dating back to the 15th century where goldsmiths and artisans once lived. As a special treat we’ll cruise down the river on a jazz dinner cruise, enjoying the view of Prague from a different perspective with relaxing live jazz music playing in the background.

You’ll also have the option of taking a day trip to Cesky Krumlov, where we will climb the belltower for incredible views of the red roofed houses, wander the charming bohemian town, and even have the opportunity to kayak or raft the river that cuts through the village!

DAYS 9-13: MUNICH

Our last stop is Munich, a charming Bavarian city known for its lively restaurants and beer halls, enchanting public gardens, and fascinating history. We’ll bike through the cobblestone streets, visit the iconic central square of Marienplatz, and see the arena where the Bayern Munich soccer team plays! On our bike tour of Munich, we’ll learn about the most famous Glockenspiel in the world, explore the medieval heart of Munich, and see the famous wave surfers in the Englischer gardens. The surfers actually surf on the natural wave in the river that cuts through the park. Its truly a fascinating site! You’ll also have an option to take a day trip to the Bavarian alps, visit Neuschwanstein castle, take a bike tour around the area, and swim in an Alpine lake!

Come and explore three of Europe’s most dynamic cities this summer with Travel For Teens!

Who can go on this trip? What kind of teen typically goes on this trip?

We have teens join this program from all over the world! They are typically culturally curious teens who are excited about making new friends, stepping out of their comfort zone, expanding their horizons, and trying something new.

Where do we stay?

Our hotels are specifically chosen to be in safe areas and well-suited to facilitating group supervision. We stay in centrally located accommodations, usually within walking distance of the main attractions. This means we do not use large, impersonal chain hotels on the outskirts of cities. We prefer to select smaller, family run hotels where we establish personal relationships with the owners.

In Berlin, our 3 star hotel is right in the center of the city, 1 metro stop from Germany’s Parliament, Brandenburg Gate and the Jewish Memorial. Our hotel has a lot of experience with groups and work with us to make our stay memorable. In Prague, stay in New Town, a short walk to Wenceslas Square and easy access to main metro lines. In Munich, we stay in a top-rated hotel/hostel that is located in the city center and that also caters specifically to groups, making it the perfection accommodation for this trip!

For safety reasons, we do not publish the names of the accommodations we use. We do not feel it is safe to publish the name of a hotel where a group of teenagers is staying abroad. After registering, participants and parents are given access to our secure parent website where you will be able to see the names of all of the accommodations for a trip.

Do most travelers go by themselves?

Yes, in fact over 75% of students who travel with us choose to come independently. This encourages teens to step further outside their comfort zone and make new friends. We believe that one of the most rewarding and exciting elements of travel is the new friendships that are formed along the way. If you travel by yourself, you are bound to make new friends from all over the country and even the world. The best part is, you can travel again with your new BFFs on another TFT trip the next summer!

Can I bring a friend?

Absolutely! We just ask that if you come with a friend, you and your friend(s) are still open to meeting new people and sharing this special experience with the entire group.

What do students generally like most on this program?

Students love that they are able to explore three major European cities in Germany and the Czech Republic. This program allows them to discover the similarities and differences of the unique cultures in Munich, Prague, and Berlin.

What is unique about this program?

From delving deep into World War II history in Berlin to an opportunity to explore both the most popular Bohemian city of Prague and a smaller Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov and immerse yourself in Bavarian culture – from giant pretzels to stunning castles – in Munich, this program provides unique insider access to the hottest destinations in Germany and the Czech Republic.

What is included?

Ground transportation, accommodations, all breakfasts and dinners, chaperones and guides, trip related activities, trip related activity admissions, taxes and tips.

Not Included: (not intended to be an exhaustive list) Airfare, rail passes, lunches, visas & visa application fees, beverages other than tap water, activities and admissions not referenced in the itinerary or deemed not trip related such as movies, clubs and the like, expenses incurred by the participant that are outside the trip description such as damage to hotels, excess baggage fees and the like, expenses related to unforeseen circumstances such as transportation strikes, natural disasters and the like, personal and medical expenses.

How do the optional group flights work?

Upon registration, you will be contacted by our International Logistics Team to discuss this trip’s flight details. You are not required to take the group flight, although there are several advantages to doing so. The group flight is chaperoned by TFT staff, it offers an opportunity for the students to get to know each other before the trip starts, and we get preferred group flight prices on trips that have group contracts (ask for details). Parents are responsible for arranging for participants to get to the group flight airport. Travel For Teens staff are at the airport, greet arriving participants, and help them get to where the rest of the group has assembled. For more information about Flights, visit our Flights page.

Who are the counselors on the trip?

The Trip Director for every trip is a seasoned teen travel professional with extensive TFT experience. Trip Directors often live or have lived and worked in the destination country. Extensive knowledge of the language and culture of the destination is crucial. Our Senior Counselors are experienced, responsible and fun-loving individuals who our participants can share experiences with and look to for guidance and support. At Travel for Teens we pride ourselves on our rigorous staff application process and the professionalism of our full time and summer staff.

It is the job of the counselors to keep the trip fun and exciting, the learning and the laughter in good balance, and to oversee the safety of the participants. Minimum ratios are on average one staff member to every seven participants. Trips may also include one or two Junior Counselors, who are college students with a history of TFT travel, and one or more Counselors in Training (CIT’s) with limited responsibility. CIT’s are not counted in staff-participant ratios.

What are the safety qualifications for our staff?

All of our staff members attend a week long training session every May to prepare for the upcoming summer and go over safety precautions and protocols. Likewise, every counselor is CPR/First Aid certified and Trip Directors are Lifeguard certified. All staff undergo a rigorous interview process and thorough background check.

What is the average group size?

At Travel for Teens, our trips typically fall into 3 different size categories.

Small: 7-14 students where 14 is the maximum.

Medium: Average is between 14-21 students with 21 as the maximum.

Large: Trips 21-35 students. These are our largest trips.

Typically Munich, Prague, Berlin falls into the medium range, but trip sizes differ from year to year.

How does this program connect to other programs?

Most of our Europe programs are designed specifically so that participants can combine them with other trips. If you are connecting to another program, your counselor will escort you to the airport on the last day of the trip and help you get to your next destination where you will meet up with your new counselors and group.

What is the food like on this trip?

In a word – Delicious! At TFT, we believe food should be an integral part of the travel experience and always make an effort to eat at authentic establishments when we can. What better way to immerse yourself in the culture of a place than by sampling the local delicacies, and we encourage students to do so whenever possible! Just as we stay away from Americanized hotel chains, we try to avoid restaurants with menus that cater only to tourists because every good traveler knows the best food is found wherever the locals are eating!

In Germany, we’ll have a chance to discover both the hip food scene in Berlin and delicious Bavarian specialities in Munich. German cuisine is primarily based around bratwurst (sausage), schnitzel (breaded meat), and potatoes (in every form you can imagine!). Students will also get a chance to sample authentic German pretzels of course!

In Prague, we will dine on the finest goulash, bread dumplings, and beer cheese in all the land! The goulash here is a delicious, hearty dish and often comes with a beloved ball of dough on the side to soak up the creamy sauce. We will try these Czech specialities at a critically acclaimed beer hall for an authentic dining experience in Prague. Last but not least, we will stand beside the locals in Wenceslas Square tasting savory Czech sausages and the famous fried cheese!

We also love to have picnics al fresco, and do this whenever possible, which is a great way to taste some local food while sitting out in the fresh air taking in the sights and sounds of our surroundings.

As always, we are willing and able to accommodate vegetarians, vegans, gluten allergies, and other dietary restrictions.

Do I need any vaccinations for this trip?

We recommend that you check with your family doctor regarding vaccinations and medical advice for the areas you will be visiting. For more information, please check out the World Health Organization’s website www.who.int/en/.

How much free time do we get?

Our counselors are with the group nearly always. Everyday we will break up into smaller groups to give our participants some choices and flexibility in their itinerary. We do offer some free time to do some shopping, for example, in defined areas that we are very familiar with. If participants are ever shopping by themselves within these defined areas they go in groups and for no more than an hour. On this trip, the group will have some free time to explore some of the safe pedestrian areas of Munich, Prague, and Berlin. A counselor will always be nearby when participants have free time in each city. We will have the chance to go clubbing on this trip in Prague, where our counselors will be present at all times.

What kind of Visa do you need for this trip?

Any US citizen that enters Europe is automatically granted a free 90-day tourist visa. If you are coming from somewhere outside the US, please be sure to check your country specific visa requirements.

Do I need to speak the language?

No, our skilled staff members will help you get around and even teach you a few fun phrases!

Reviews

  1. Jason

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    “You guys must be a pretty amazing team to break the “Evin shell.” I feel sorry for all those who have to come after you! Thank you :)” -Caryn H, FL

  2. Jason

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    “I will be returning to Travel for Teens for the third time this summer, and I cannot wait. TFT has changed my life, and the experiences I have had with this company are truly one of a kind. The trip leaders are friendly, approachable, and prepared. They definitely know what they are doing and are willing to share their knowledge of the places we travel to with all of the travelers. So much effort is put into the planning of every trip, and it definitely shows. No matter where you travel with TFT, you are guaranteed to have the time of your life. Each trip has a perfect balance of free time and planned activities, so you get to participate in the major activities as a big group, but also get to personalize your experience by deciding what to do when given the choice. The accommodations, meals, and activities on the trip are tailored to fit anyone’s needs. You have many opportunities to leave your comfort zone if you so desire, but can easily stick with what you’re comfortable with. The counselors want to make sure you have an enjoyable experience, and will happily take measures to improve your trip. The people on these trips are also a huge part of the experience. Some of the people who I have traveled with through TFT have become some of my best friends, and the memories TFT has allowed me to share with them will last a lifetime. I definitely recommend Travel for Teens to anyone who wants to have an amazing, life changing experience!” -Elise A, WI

  3. Jason

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    “This summer I am going to Europe for the fifth time, and for the second time with Travel for Teens. Not only can I say that I wouldn’t recommend any other tour company ever having traveled with TFT, but that there is no one out there who does it as well as these guys do. I’m pretty outgoing and don’t really have a hard time making friends, but still I was a little concerned about meeting people on the trip. Within an hour at the airport I had already become friends with everyone who was going on my trip, and halfway through our plane ride there we were planning a reunion. Every single staff member made the entire trip wonderful for everyone (Nic and Giulia were the directors of my tour, both of them were wonderful and well informed the entire time). They made sure everyone had friends to spend time with, liked the food, was comfortable in the hotels, was having a blast, was learning, and was happy the entire time. When they gave us free time they made sure we were all familiar with the area and had the addresses for the hotels we were staying at just in case we were lost needed to get back (no one ever did). And as for all the other aspects of the trip, the food we had everywhere was wonderful. Unlike the other companies I’ve toured with, you get to order food off the menu. If you have any special dietary needs (one of the girls on my trip was gluten free and they found her delicious food in Italy, the carb capital of the world) or even if you’re just a picky eater, they will go out of their way to accommodate you. The hotels were great, all were clean and in good areas and tolerant of the fact that they had a group of kids staying with them. We learned so much (this is another wonderful thing about your tour directors, they speak the language of the place you’re traveling and they’re so well informed about the places you visit) about the histories and cultures unique to each part of Italy we went to. If you’re doing a service trip, you will learn even more about the places you’re going because the people you work alongside are all so incredible. I noticed one of the other reviewers was unhappy that the itinerary wasn’t set in stone, but I thought that was one of the best things about the way TFT does their trips. And by not set in stone, I certainly do not mean disorganized. If anything, giving the kids the freedom to choose means that they’re organized enough to split up, do different things, and get everyone home in one piece, together at the end of the day. If you want to hit a museum one day you can, but if you’re tired, you can hang out at a cafe and relax a little. They base the days around the things that are important to the campers and they do a great job of making sure that everyone has a really incredible experience. All the parents out there can rest assured that their children will be safe and looked after the entire time they’re away. Every night the counselors put up the thousands of pictures they take of us every single day and usually an email about the day’s events. You’ll know where your kid is and how they’re doing the whole time. One of the girls I met on my trip is one of my best friends on earth now; she may even come with me on my trip this summer as a CIT. I tell anyone who will listen to me how much I love TFT. Finally, their motto is “teaching teens to be travelers not tourists.” I’m so much more confident in every aspect of my life, I have more confidence in myself, I take on new challenges without hesitation, and I am constantly ready to take on the world in my own city and everywhere else I go. I’m a better traveler and a better person for my time with this company. Travel for Teens is exceptional in every way.”

  4. Casey

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    I LOVED THIS TRIP!!! I was a member of one of the first sessions of this trip during it’s first summer, IT WAS TRULY FANTASTIC! I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up, but the culture In Germany and the Czech Republic was a really amazing experience.

    • Nic

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      Thanks Casey, so glad you loved the trip!!!

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