America’s most loved SUMMER TEEN TOUR!

Imagine a summer filled with epic adventures, vibrant cultures, and lifelong friendships forged under star-filled skies. This is the Grand Western Tour, a transformative 5-week summer travel program for high school students ages 14-16 to some of the most breathtaking landscapes and iconic cities across America. Our legendary teen tours have been a cherished tradition for more than half a century!

The Grand Western Tour allowed me to experience the states in a way that no other program possibly could. The friends I made that summer are lifelong and if I could relive the journey again, I would hop on the bus in a heartbeat.
Charlotte Ririe, Winston-Salem, NC

Expand your horizons!

From Carolina blue skies to Hollywood lights, you’ll see more of our country's natural and cultural wonders on this 10,000-mile adventure tour than most people will see in a lifetime.

Grand Western Tour States we visit
Since the first moment I sat on the bus, I realized just how much more there is to see in this world. For five weeks, I had the United States in the palm of my hand. That summer, my view of the country and world grew so massively that I now study International Politics and cannot wait to see every plot of land or ocean view that I am offered. In five short weeks, 51 perfect strangers became my best friends and impacted my life in every way possible. I am so grateful for the Grand Western Tour.
Ruthie Brady (2013), Beaufort, NC


  • 33 days
  • 18 states
  • 22+ cities
  • 6 national parks
  • 8 modes of transportation
  • 50 travel companions
  • 1964 year Tour started
  • 1 unforgettable adventure!