Authentic Travel

We are committed to our mission of inspiring youth and providing transformative travel experiences. We use a hands-on approach to discover what it means to live like a local in each destination. Our programs instill a love for travel, hunger for learning, and genuine curiosity about different cultures.

Ditch the tour bus and have a real traveler’s experience with us this summer!

Ready for an authentic teen travel experience?

Choose from 46 countries to explore.

Featured Programs

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Teen Boy In Santorini
25 Days $9,495

Greece, Italy & the Islands

Cultural Exploration, For 9th and 10th Grade, Outdoor Adventure, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jul 2 - Jul 26 Available
  • Jul 13 - Aug 6 Available
Current Grades

9, 10

Program Length

25 Days

Program Details
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Teenage travelers explore Amsterdam on summer travel program in Europe
13 Days $4,995

Europe for Older Teens: Amsterdam, Munich, Swiss Alps & Venice

Cultural Exploration, For Older Teens
Dates
  • Jun 25 - Jul 7 Available
  • Jul 7 - Jul 19 Limited
Current Grades

11, 12

Program Length

13 Days

Program Details
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costa rica animal rescue
11 Days $3,795

Costa Rica Wildlife Rescue & Service

Community Service, Cultural Exploration, Outdoor Adventure, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jul 18 - Jul 28 Available
  • Jul 29 - Aug 8 Available
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

11 Days

Program Details
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floridakeysdolphin
11 Days $4,695

Florida Keys Marine Conservation

Community Service, Cultural Exploration, For 9th and 10th Grade, Outdoor Adventure, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jun 26 - Jul 6 Available
  • Jul 7 - Jul 17 Available
  • Jul 29 - Aug 8 Available
Current Grades

9, 10, 11

Program Length

11 Days

Program Details
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11 Days $4,345

Italy Travel Photography Workshop

Cultural Exploration, Photography Programs
Dates
  • Jul 17 - Jul 27 Available
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

11 Days

Program Details
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13 Days $4,645

Scotland & Ireland Adventure

Cultural Exploration, For 9th and 10th Grade, Outdoor Adventure
Dates
  • Jul 29 - Aug 10 Available
Current Grades

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Length

13 Days

Program Details
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Teen travelers in Dutch wooden clog during summer program in Amsterdam
13 Days $5,395

Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris

Cultural Exploration, For 9th and 10th Grade
Dates
  • Jul 19 - Jul 31 Limited
Current Grades

9, 10

Program Length

13 Days

Program Details
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Students enjoy a massive waterfall on their teen adventure tour of Costa Rica.
21 Days $6,995

Costa Rica For Middle School: Ultimate Adventure & Service

Community Service, Cultural Exploration, For Middle School, Outdoor Adventure, Popular Tours
Dates
  • Jul 13 - Aug 2 Available
Current Grades

7, 8

Program Length

21 Days

Program Details
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Browse Our Teen Travel Programs by Grade

Explore our programs by grade and find the perfect unforgettable trip.

Why TFT is the best in youth travel

Local Experiences

Our mission is authentic travel. We partner with local experts to create enriching experiences that teach teens to be savvy travelers. Every program is designed to be hands-on—emphasizing doing and feeling, in addition to just seeing, so teens discover what it means to live like a local in every country we visit.

Small and Diverse

Group sizes of 16-24 students allow us to travel comfortably and to make real connections to each other and the host community. Participants come from a mix of different states, regions, and countries. We also welcome solo travelers — 75% of our teens join us without a friend!

Transformative Teen Travel

Travel isn’t just about new places; it’s about new perspectives. We encourage teens to step outside their comfort zone and into cultural immersion. They leave our programs with a better understanding of the world and with the confidence to keep exploring!

The Most Variety

We offer more programs in more destinations than any other teen travel company. With over 100 programs and 40+ countries to choose from, you’re sure to find a program that’s the perfect fit.

Authenticity is ingrained in everything we do. Eat, stay, and travel like a local.

Check out what past travelers have to say about TFT and discover why we are consistently winning awards for Top Youth Travel Organization.

 

"This is simply one of the best things we ever did for Ethan. That first trip opened him to a new world. Different cultures, food, diversity, sights, relationships, team building, confidence, independence...only a few of the positive gains for Ethan. Now, he is off to George Washington University with confidence, excitement, and an awareness for others for which we are so grateful. We are pleased and appreciative beyond words to be a member of the TFT family for a lifetime!"

Diana S. Paoli, PA

"Thank you for giving Kat such a great experience. She had a wonderful time. You guys are terrific. The great parental bonus -- and I'm sure you hear this all the time -- is the photographs and the daily email. We get to see what the kids are seeing and we get to see the group and we get to see our teen. What could be better? Viewing the pictures became our evening ritual: out on the deck overlooking suburbia, sipping cold drinks, and oohing and ahhing over the photos, feeling almost like we were there. I'm sure you're awash in praise like this -- as you should be. Kat had such an enriching trip. Thank you very much! With any luck she'll be back next summer."

Tom and Madora K. Old Lyme, CT

"I have traveled with TFT for four summers now, exploring Costa Rica, Croatia, Fiji and Greece. These trips have been the highlight of my summers. They have broadened my horizons and strengthened my confidence. Going on these trips and meeting new people changed how I view the world. I love having conversations with locals and people I meet along the way. The small TFT groups and the knowledgeable and enthusiastic group leaders make for a fun and eye-opening experience. What sets TFT apart is that we immerse ourselves in the culture and we are not just tourists. We meet locals, hear stories about their lives, and it is truly invigorating. Travel For Teens has given me so much more than fun memories over the summer. They have given me the ability to be comfortable talking to anyone, being in new places, having a widened perspective on other cultures, and to be independent. On my Costa Rica and Fiji trips, we volunteered with school children. In a very short time we made deep connections that I will always cherish. I feel so fortunate to have had my eyes opened through TFT to so many beautiful places and memorable people."

Anna F. Basking Ridge, NJ

Unforgettable Adventures Off the Beaten Path

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