Group Travel Explained

Here’s why group travel is the way to go when you want to go abroad with your class.

The benefits of working with a group travel company like Explorica to create and organize your educational tour are numerous and substantial. Here are just some of the ways we offer teachers and students more—and give it to them for less.

Safety and Dependability

Explorica’s nationally-recognized name sets travelers' minds at ease. Since our founding in 2000, we’ve taken over one million students and their teachers on safe, educational and authentic group tours. Additionally, as members of the Better Business Bureau and the United States Tour Operator’s Association, you can rest assured that your educational tour investment is sound.

And our commitment to safety is our first priority. From performing rigorous safety checks on every hotel and transportation company we use, to providing immediate on-tour support and an emergency contact line available 24/7, Explorica keeps you safe, secure and connected.


As a respected and accredited tour operator that makes reservations at a high volume, Explorica gets discounted group rates on flights, meals, hotels and entrance fees. And we are able to pass those savings on to our travelers.


Ever think about the logistics of getting 30 people booked on one flight or confirming a dinner reservation for your entire group in the middle of Rome? You don’t have to!

Our flights and operations staff takes care of all your group’s reservations, and your Tour Director picks up where they left off by ensuring that every on-tour detail is covered. Our contractors also work year-round to continually update our hotel and meal offerings, enabling us to constantly monitor and upgrade our tour quality.


Explorica’s online billing and payment tools take the tedious account work out of trip planning. No collecting checks, no calculators, no worrying about who owes what – each traveler is responsible for their own account online.

Travel Protection

Our Travel Protection Plans, offered through Trip Mate Inc, is the most comprehensive in the industry. With Explorica's Travel Protection Plans, you're covered in case you lose your bags, misplace your tickets or passport, or get sick or injured during the tour.

Additionally, Explorica's Travel Protection Plan Plus includes our Cancel For Any Reason benefit, which offers cash refunds of some or all of your tour fee for any reason not currently covered under our plan. Exclusive to Explorica, this benefit allows you to recover a significant portion of your tour fees due to unfortunate or unforeseen events that aren't typically covered under travel protection plans.

Constant Support

For students and parents, Explorica’s Customer Care staff is always available to answer your questions. For teachers, your dedicated personal Program Consultant will guide you through the entire tour planning process, ensuring that your tour meets your group’s needs. And everyone can visit our website for immediate answers and additional information.