Paris, Florence, and Venice: Three of Europe’s most vibrant metropolises, home to priceless art, intriguing history, and centuries-old languages. For a comprehensive introduction to European culture, look no further than this classic tour, inspired by three of the hottest travel destinations in Europe. Begin this one-of-a-kind experience in the City of Light, then take a short flight to the Renaissance city of Florence, before visiting the majestic canals of Venice. Our perfectly-paced itinerary ensures that travelers will be able to see as much as possible without feeling rushed from place to place.
Our mission is to provide an authentic experience rooted in “teaching teens to be travelers, not tourists.” Language students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in French and Italian, and practice what they have learned in the classroom. Our staff members will help students discover that foreign languages are an exciting tool they can use wherever their travels might take them.
Thanks to our years of experience in leading young travelers all over Europe, Travel For Teens are experts in engaging and inspiring student travelers. Join us on this one-of-a-kind cultural experience and leave them with memories to last a lifetime!
During this trip, you and your students will…
- Go off the beaten path on our bike tour of “Hidden Paris”–a student favorite!
- Cruise down the River Seine at twilight and see the City of Light glow
- Climb to the top of Florence’s spectacular Duomo for birds-eye views of the Ponte Vecchio, the Arno River, and the Piazza della Signoria
- Ride a vaporetto through Venice’s ancient canals just like the locals do
- Enjoy the best Italian food of your life, like homemade paninis, fresh pasta, and pizza hot out of the wood-fired oven
DAY 1: Bonjour Paris!
Flight from your preferred airport to Paris.
DAY 2: Exploring the City of Light
Upon your arrival in Paris, you’ll be greeted at the airport by your Travel For Teens guides, who will accompany you for the duration of your journey. After getting settled into the hotel, we’ll have lunch and head down to the impressive Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, where you can climb the towers for your first view of Paris. Finish off the day with your first taste of authentic French cuisine at one of our favorite bistros.
DAY 4: The Eiffel Tower
Today we’ll visit the Musée d’Orsay, home to Post-Impressionist masterpieces by van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Signac, and more. After a picnic lunch on the iconic Champs de Mars, cross off the number one item on every traveler’s bucket list by ascending the Eiffel Tower all the way to the top! In the afternoon, have free time to explore the Latin Quarter before enjoying a traditional dinner of fondue and raclette. Cap off this amazing day with a twilight river cruise down the Seine to see Paris lit up at night.
DAY 5: The best shopping in Paris
We understand that student travelers have diverse interests and needs, so our staff do their very best to accommodate everyone’s must-sees. This morning, students can choose to visit the Pompidou Centre, where the museum itself is just as much a work of art as what’s within, or explore a traditional Parisian street market (market depends on the day of the week). In the afternoon, the group will enjoy some free time for shopping on the Champs-Élysées, Paris’ version of 5th Avenue. Don’t forget to pick up some macarons from Ladurée! Our final Parisian dinner will be traditional, local cuisine at one of our favorite authentic restaurants.
DAY 6: Ciao, Firenze!
We’ll hop on a short flight from Paris to Florence this morning. After arriving in Italy and getting settled in, we’ll have a walking tour of downtown Florence. Check out the beautiful Duomo, the Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio, and more! In the afternoon, students will have the choice of climbing to the top of the Duomo, or hunting for bargains in Florence’s famous leather markets. We’ll have a dinner of authentic Italian cuisine at one of our favorite pizzerias before taking an evening walk for the best gelato your students have ever had.
DAY 7: Soaking up the Renaissance City
After breakfast, kick off our final day in Florence with a visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s “David.” Students will love a classic lunch at the traditional Mercato Centrale. We’ll have a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, home to the world’s best collection of Renaissance art, before taking free time for last-minute souvenir shopping. Before dinner, climb up to the Piazzale Michelangelo for a magical sunset view over all of Florence.
DAY 8: Wander through canals
At a mere two hours away by train, Venice makes for an ideal destination following Florence. Stroll along the ancient canals, walk in the footsteps of history in the ancient Jewish Ghetto, cross over the Rialto Bridge, and end up at the world-famous Saint Mark’s Square. In the afternoon, students can choose to explore the Doge’s Palace, or check out the impressive art at the Guggenheim Museum. If they so choose, they can even go for a gondola ride through the canals!*
DAY 9: Ancient Venetian art
On our final day in Italy, we’ll explore beyond the main Venetian lagoon to the picturesque islands of Murano and Burano. Ride a vaporetto boat out to Murano, where we’ll watch a traditional glassblowing demonstration and surely pick up some souvenirs to bring home. Then we’ll have lunch on the beautiful island of Burano, famous for its multicolored houses and wide squares. Students will have time for some last-minute souvenir shopping before we enjoy an upscale final dinner to celebrate the end of an incredible trip!
DAY 10: Arrivederci, Italia!
Your TFT guides will accompany you to the airport and assist you with check-in for your flight. Wave goodbye as you head through security and sit back and relax on your flight home.
*Gondola ride is not included in tuition.
The TFT Difference
We Never Combine Groups
Your tour should be special and just for you and your students! We will never combine two or more groups on the same bus or tour. We will lead a trip with as few as six people and a teacher. Your Trip Director travels with you for the duration of your program.
Stress-Free Planning and 24/7 Support
We are there for you every step of the way, and our support begins the moment you decide to do a TFT trip! We will provide you with a team member who will help bring your tour to life, along with everything you need to help get students to sign up for the adventure! On the tour you will have 24/7 dedicated staff with you to ensure everything runs smoothly and because we know travel is full of surprises, solve anything that may pop up along the way.
Photos and Email Updates
Your trip is special and you and your students should have those memories captured forever! Expect frequent personal email updates and hundreds of photos from your TFT staff shared with you and your students’ families so everyone can follow along on the journey. We are the only teen travel program to offer this in-depth trip communication and it truly makes all the difference!
Central Accommodation and Local Meals
Authenticity is engrained in everything we do. We stay at locally owned accommodation in the city center so you don’t waste your valuable time commuting. We dine at charming authentic restaurants to get a real flavor (literally!) for the local culture. The best way to travel is like a local. So ditch the tour bus and have a real traveler’s experience with us!
Authenticity is engrained 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.
"For my graduation present last year, I was grateful enough to travel to Italy with TFT! I was a bit nervous about traveling across the world without knowing anyone beforehand, but the staff and my peers were all so friendly and welcoming! Everything about this trip was so FUN, exciting, and very well organized. From the airport designations to the travel itinerary, everything was smooth sailing. There was always something new for us to do/see which was my favorite part of the trip. Although relaxing, it was fulfilling to be kept busy with a new culture to explore. I highly recommend not only the Amalfi trip, but any trip with TFT! They are an extremely trust worthy company and my parents were confident that I was being left in good hands. This trip was hands down one of the best trips I have been on and am excited to be traveling with TFT again soon!"
"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!"
"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!"