Food on International Tours

Explorica provides breakfast and dinner daily on all tours unless otherwise indicated on your itinerary. Lunch is only included on Greek cruises, on Costa Rica and China tours, and when otherwise indicated in the program description. On all other tours, participants have lunch breaks and free time to explore their own local food options.


European-style breakfast is offered every morning and includes juice, cereal, bread (like toast, croissant, or pastry), and coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, as well as either cheese, eggs, yogurt, fruit or meat.


Explorica chooses restaurants that appeal to students while also providing them with a taste of local cuisine. By providing both familiar fares with regional foods, students are given the opportunity to try new things without inducing culture shock.

Dietary Restrictions

Travelers should notify their program leader of any special dietary requirements or food allergies prior to departure. Program leaders should communicate special meal requests to their travel consultant and tour director. We will notify all hotels and restaurants in advance and do our best to work with you to meet dietary needs on a case-by-case basis. Unfortunately, we cannot absolutely control every dining experience and so we recommend that travelers with dietary restrictions pack some safe snacks to have as a back-up.

Meal Refunds

All breakfasts and dinners are included in the tour fee so it is not possible to refund the money for any meals you choose to miss.