About Us

As a tour operator, unlike a typical travel agency, GradCity offers so much more than just a plane ticket and a hotel room. We offer a curated program highlighted by day/night events with full on-site staff in destination, making our trips the Ultimate Travel Experience.

Overview

With over 30 years of experience, GradCity has operated tours for over 300,000 students. Our accreditations are unmatched and our reputation is impeccable, allowing GradCity to provide the Ultimate Travel Experience year after year.

GradCity operates winter and summer Senior Trips for high school students. Our destinations range from Florida to Mexico and beyond.

Planning your Senior Trip should be fun, not stressful. At GradCity, we plan everything from start to finish. We are committed to providing all necessary services to make the travel process easy and convenient. From pre-planning stages, helping you choose the best destination for your group, booking your hotel accommodations and airfare, planning exclusive events, and providing professional GradCity destination staff, we take care of every aspect of your trip. So all you have to do is travel.

GradCity Advantage

GradCity is the smart choice for student travel. Not only do we offer student and parent-friendly trips to destinations like Panama City, Florida, Nassau, Bahamas and Mexico, but we also go above and beyond to make trip planning as easy as possible.

GradCity Advantage

You can be sure that every on-site event sponsored by GradCity is fully-staffed, and it is no coincidence that GradCity staff makes the difference.

24/7 Availability

We are there for you for the duration of your trip, on-location, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, from the time the first guest arrives until the last departs.

Welcome Orientation

Upon arrival at your resort, GradCity staff will provide a welcome orientation and/or destination schedule to give you insight into the resort, destination, and/or events during your stay.

24-Hour On-Site Staff

GradCity staff serves as chaperones on the trip, making themselves available to students when needed. Staff roam the resort premises during designated hours, are in attendance at all GradCity events, and are available 24/7 via emergency phone. Availability and number of staff are based on program size.

Resource Center

GradCity offers a staffed Student Resource Center at the resort for GradCity travelers. GradCity staff are available to deal with any questions, issues, or emergencies that may arise, as well as offer information, recommendations, and knowledgeable insight to our travelers. Minimum group size required. Resource Center location and hours may vary based on destination, program, and group size. 

24-Hour Emergency Phone

GradCity has 24-hour emergency phone numbers both in the U.S and your destination so students and parents can conveniently keep in contact in the event of an emergency at any time, day or night.

GradCity Advantage

You can be sure that every on-site event sponsored by GradCity is fully-staffed, and it is no coincidence that GradCity staff makes the difference.

Lowest Price Guarantee

GradCity’s lowest price guarantee ensures that you will get the best price for your trip.

Consumer Protection

GradCity carries over $10 million in Consumer Protection insurance and $30 million in professional liability insurance.

Payment Plans

GradCity offers payment plans for our customers, and will work with groups and individuals to ensure a payment plan doesn’t prevent someone from being able to participate in their Senior Trip!

Highly Recommended

GradCity is endorsed by parents, students and teachers alike. Check out our testimonials!

Local Travel Specialists

For your convenience, local GradCity Travel Specialists are available before, during and after your vacation.

Customer Care Team

A dedicated customer service department will help you throughout the trip process.

BreakSmart

BreakSmart is GradCity’s Travel Awareness Program that encourages students to make smart choices before, during and after travel. Our program revolves around principles of smart decision making, awareness and responsibility. BreakSmart guidelines are provided to students before travel and are reiterated during their Welcome Orientation and in their on-site arrival packets.

Read more about our BreakSmart program.

Our Values & People

As the industry leader for student travel, GradCity is committed to providing a safe, valuable, fun experience for all travelers, and it all starts with our professional staff members.

Our Values & People

GradCity believes that having the best possible team in the industry​ means we can provide the most incredible experience for our travelers. We want to ensure that everyone on our team shares values that continue to focus on the customer and improve their travel experiences every year.

Our People are:

  • Passionate about providing the ultimate travel experience for our travelers
  • Committed to providing both a safe and fun trip for our travelers
  • Reliable – Ensuring that the trip that you book is not only what you get but exceeds your expectations

GradCity’s Safety Pledge:

Your student’s welfare and well-being during the trip are of the utmost importance to Grad​C​ity. Our onsite operations team is dedicated to ensuring that every facet of the trip is safe and that our travelers are always in a position where they feel comfortable.

Reviews & Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it. Take a look at what some past travelers that have lived the Ultimate Travel Experience are saying about GradCity.

Past High School Travelers

We pride ourselves on upholding an excellent reputation amongst our travelers and their parents. See what parents had to say about their experience traveling with GradCity.

GradCity truly is the ultimate travel experience, from the events to the awesome staff! Thank you so much! I wish that I could do it all over again!

Taylor Ardoin (Fontainebleau , Louisiana)

The hotel, clubs, and island were amazing! The island is definitely something everyone must see, it’s just too pretty to be true. Thanks for all your hard work and for making my spring break unforgettable!

Courtney Maddox (West Monroe, Louisiana)

GradCity was there to help me every step of the way during the planning, and once we arrived in the Bahamas there was always at least one staff member there to assist you in whatever you could have needed.

Jillian Roffer (Ardsley, New York)

I will never hesitate to use GradCity in the future for my next spring break or graduation destination. Thank you for making this the most memorable vacation of my life.

Benji K (Scarsdale Senior, New York)

If every senior in this country would only have a clue as to what they could experience after working for 12 long years, no one would miss the chance to let GradCity create the greatest reward ever!!

Carli (New Iberia Senior, Louisiana)

GradCity had way better deals! The staff was also very friendly and helpful. The staff stationed in the Krystal was really amazing, they made us feel really welcomed and comfortable.

Adriana (Washington, Missouri)

Professional Accreditation

GrradCity is proud to display a wide range of accreditation within the travel industry.

Professional Accreditation

We pride ourselves on staying up to date with industry standards to ensure we are providing the best experience to our travelers.

International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN)

GradCity joined the International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN) over 10 years ago, becoming part of a group of over 220,000 travel professionals in the US. IATAN members must promote professionalism, follow business standards and provide services and products that benefit the travel industry as a whole.

For more information on the International Airlines Travel Agent Network, please visit their website at www.iatan.org.

US Department of Transportation (DOT)

GradCity has been approved to operate public charters by the US Department of Transportation. DOT was established in 1967 and its mission is to ensure a safe, efficient and convenient transportation system to the citizens of the United States.

For more information on the US Department of Transportation (DOT) please visit their website at www.dot.gov.

Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA)

GradCity gained membership with the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) in November 2007. SYTA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote student and youth travel in a safe and quality service. Members of SYTA must dedicate themselves to providing travel services that enhance social, cultural and educational growth to students and youth across the country. Being a member of SYTA means that GradCity has met all criteria set and continue to adhere to SYTA’s purpose, goals and code of ethics.

For more valuable information on Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) please visit their website at www.syta.org.

Better Business Bureau Care Program (BBB)

GradCity has been an official member of the Better Business Bureau Care Program (BBB) since September 2000. Gaining membership of the BBB means that GradCity.com met all standards set by the organization. The BBB ensures that all its members live up to their “Principles of Trust” which is a set of policies, procedures and practices focused on how businesses should treat the public.

To review information on GradCity’s membership with the Better Business Bureau Care Program, please visit our BBB page

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