How to travel with Explorica

How to lead a life-changing educational tour in four easy steps.

Step 1: Choose your tour

Choose your tour

Creating your own perfect tour is even easier than ever with Explorica. And with more than 200 tours in over 75 countries with thousands of activities, the options are endless.

Talk to a travel expert

Our expert program consultants provide one-on-one assistance every step of the way. Connect with a program consultant.

Get an instant price quote

Plug in your date, add-ons, and group size and voila! Get an automatically generated price. Browse tours.

Customize your tour

Add activities, upgrades, and even extra days at the click of a button. Learn how.

See everything in one place

We organize all your tour information, including your itinerary, roster, payments, and more in one easily accessible digital space: your Tour Center on

Step 2: Recruit students 

Recruit students

We’ve taken care of all the details, now it’s time to invite students to join your tour. But you’re not alone. We offer a number of resources to help you reach out to students and parents.

Tour promotion materials

We provide all the tools you need to host parent meetings and info sessions, sending you PowerPoints, posters, flyers and more to get the word out about your tour.

Recruitment webinars

Learn recruitment tips from experienced group leaders in an interactive, online setting. See current webinars.

Monthly payment plans

With automated monthly payment plans as low as $149/month for international tours, even more of your students can afford to travel.

Free spots for chaperones

With all those students you need some help! That’s why we offer one free place for every 6 students on standard tours.

Step 3: Prepare for your tour

Prepare for your tour

Between the time you book and the time you travel, we offer a number of ways to prepare you for your upcoming Explorica adventure.


Take a free training trip

New group leaders are invited to join a free training trip to Italy, France, England, Poland or Costa Rica. Learn more.

Join a pre-departure webinar

Join a webinar hosted by veteran group leaders and learn everything you need to know before you go!

Connect with experienced group leaders

Our teacher-to-teacher mentorship program connects you with experienced group leaders for tips on everything from fundraising to packing for your trip. Learn more.

Call us any time

If you need help with anything prior to your tour, just give us a call at 1.888.310.7120. We’re here to answer any questions from the time you book your tour to the time you return home.


Bon voyage!

Once you have your itinerary, your students and your training, you’re ready to lead a tour! But we don’t leave you there. We continue to work with you throughout your trip to make your travels worry-free.

Expert tour directors

Our professional tour directors are fully trained in safety procedures and fluent in your destinations’ languages.

24/7 emergency service

Our dedicated Emergency Contact Line is available 24/7 to help you with any problem, anywhere, and at any time.

Global presence

With offices and partners around the world and representatives in every country we go to, we can provide additional support whenever you need it.

Peace of mind

With 15 years in student travel, we know the ins and outs of student travel. We provide top-quality tours and constant assistance to make sure you get the best tour possible, and we’re constantly innovating to make the experience even better. Learn more.

Explorica Students at Vatican Museum

Explorica handles so much of the process that I as the teacher could focus on my students and their learning, rather than the little details.
- Brianna P., Hudson Falls, NY