About Us

Teachers from all 50 states come to Junior Tours looking for an exceptional travel experience for their students…and that’s exactly what we provide them.  We are a boutique Tour Company focusing exclusively on the needs of the educational travel market.  Our tour packages are fully customized.   Our prices are affordable for students.   Each itinerary is designed to reflect the interests and educational goals of the group leader.

Founded in 1967 by Marty Abrams, a former school teacher in Brooklyn, NY, Junior Tours has always operated as a family run business.  We’ve earned an impeccable reputation for treating our clients with honesty, integrity and respect.   It’s our job to make them look good in front of their students, parents and administration.   Most teachers who travel with Junior Tours return year after year and become part of our extended family.

In 2012, Junior Tours acquired Manhattan Tour & Travel, another family owned Tour Company who focuses solely on planning Theatre Art Tours of New York City.  The merger created many opportunities for all our clients who benefit from greater organizational resources.

THE JUNIOR TOURS ADVANTAGE

Family Owned
Run by Tour Professionals
Live Person Answering the Phone
Private Customized Tours
You Choose the Dates & Itineraries
24 Hour/Day Tour Guide
Free Fundraiser
No Hidden Costs
Affordable Prices

Other tour companies

Owned by Banks & Big Corporations
Run by Aggressive Salespeople
Automated Switchboard
Combines Different Groups Together
Tour Company Chooses or Limits Options
Step-On Tour Guide
No Free Fundraiser
Lots of Fine Print and Red Tape
Higher Overhead Translate to Higher Prices

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

STUDENT TOUR AFFILIATIONS

The Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA) – SYTA is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student & youth travel and seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers. All companies listed have met criteria and adhere to SYTA’s Purposes and Goals and Code of Ethics. Visit SYTA online at www.syta.org.

National Tour Association (“NTA”) – Junior Tours has been a member of the NTA since 1983. NTA is an organization of nearly 4,000 tourism professionals focused on the development, promotion and increased use of tour operator-packaged travel. NTA serves as a consumer advocate through membership requirements and education. For more information on NTA visit their website at www.ntaonline.com.

The American Bus Association (ABA) – The American Bus Association facilitates the relationships between all the related elements of the travel and supplier industries. It achieves its goal by creating awareness of the motorcoach industry among consumers. Check them out at www.buses.org

EDUCATIONAL AFFILIATIONS

DECA – Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Visit their website at www.deca.org.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) – Junior Tours is a proud sponsor of FBLA-PBL. FBLA-PBL is a nonprofit education association of students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. Visit the FBLA-PBL online at www.fbla-pbl.org.

Texas Educational Theatre Association, Inc. (“TETA”) – Junior Tours is a proud sponsor of the TheatreFest, an annual conference which allows all TETA members the chance to exchange valuable ideas and attend workshops, presentations, and performances of professionals. Visit TETA on the web at www.tetatx.com.

Educational Theatre Association (“EdTA”) – EdTA is an organization whose work is devoted to making theatre educators more effective and theatre education an indispensable part of student life. Visit EdTA on the web at www.edta.org.

CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS

Manhattan Tour & Travel specializes exclusively in planning theater arts & fine arts trips to New York City. Our team of professionals will help you plan an impeccable student tour package focusing on drama, music or dance.

Junior Tours is proud to partner with Connect Studies, the highly acclaimed tour operator offering world class tours to Europe. Their experienced team is respected for its professionalism, originality and unwavering commitment to all of its clients. Connect Studies offers a variety of immersion tour programs to France, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany Belgium, Holland and Iceland.

OUR REVIEWS

★★★★★ I was overjoyed. What an incredible experience.
This was by far the best trip I have ever been on. We have been home for more than a week and my students and parents are still talking about what an incredible experience it was. Everyone is already asking me when they can sign up for next year’s trip. Thank you Junior Tours for making me look so good! See ya’ll again soon!!
Brian K. / Teacher / Keller, TX

★★★★★ Thank you, thank you, thank you!
This was our tenth trip with Junior Tours and it was just perfect! Once again, the organization of activities was terrific and our tour guide was the absolute best! As always, it was all AMAZING!!!!!
Anne B. / Teacher / Sandersville, GA

★★★★★ I wouldn’t have changed a thing. A+++++++
The whole trip to New York City was so exciting. We did everything we set out to do on the itinerary and more. We loved our tour guide- he was always giving them activities to keep them engaged. The hotel was great and the food was good too. It was a successful trip from start to finish.
Amanda G. / Vice Principal / Athens, AL

★★★★★ I was blown away by the incredible customer service.
I want to send a big shout out to everyone in the office who helped me plan this trip. Every time I called (and it was often since this was my first time planning a trip) the entire staff was patient and helpful. The icing on the cake was when Rich, my tour coordinator, visited me at breakfast to make sure we were happy with the tour. Great customer service like that is hard to find.
Rebecca. W. / Teacher / Woodlake, VA

★★★★★ Wow, I can’t believe how much we saw.
This was my first trip to Washington and it was more incredible than I ever imagined it would be. We discussed so much history and current events. I have a new appreciation for things I’ve been taught since grade school. Two thumbs up to all the trip planners.
Bobby J. / Student / Santa Paula, CA

★★★★★ So much more to do!
We had an absolutely terrific time in New York City. Thank you, Junior Tours. Everyone was top notch: my tour coordinator, tour guide, bus driver, everyone! We were able to do so much during our 4 days. More than I ever expected. My only complaint is that I wish we had even more time in New York City… I guess that means we’ll have new things to try next year!
Teresa R. / Teacher / Lufkin, TX

★★★★★ Fantastic experience.
Thank you for a terrific trip. I was nervous at first about the responsibility but I’m glad that didn’t hold me back. The entire process couldn’t have been easier. The highlight of the tour had to be the drama workshops. Stage combat was a huge hit (no pun intended) and the kids haven’t stopped talking about the Aladdin workshop. I would definitely recommend Junior Tours.
Pat C. / Parent / West Allis, WI

★★★★★ Oh MY!!! The trip was a HUGE success!!
I would like to say our tour guide was the ABSOLUTE BEST!!!! If we came up with an idea… she made it happen!! I can’t tell you how important it is to have someone in charge of my group that I fully trust. She was informative, flexible and a joy to be around! I could go on and on but let me just say Thank You Junior Tours for an unforgettable trip!
Marla J. / Teacher / Shelbyville, TN

★★★★★ What a memorable experience for our entire group.
I brought a group of 50 middle schoolers, parents and my principal along with me on a trip to Washington D.C. My friends were telling me I was nuts! Well, it actually turned out to be a trip of a lifetime for most. We all agreed that this was a meaningful experience that will have a lasting impact. Kudos to the entire staff at Junior Tours staff for planning every detail of the trip so perfectly.
Bob D. / Teacher / Greensboro, NC

★★★★★ Thanks for taking such good care of us the whole way through.
Just wanted to say how much we loved our trip to Chicago! I was very impressed and happy with the service you guys provided us. You were great at communicating throughout the entire process. I have done many tours with kids over the years and I can honestly say that this is the best that I have ever experienced. You all are amazing people!!
Roger B. / Teacher / Shepherdsville, KY