FAQs for Families with Older Teens & 20s
On our Family Trips for Older Teens & 20s (17+), additional siblings 13+ are also welcome. These Family Trips allow more independence while still offering lots of family time. The majority of the "older teens and 20s" will be between 18 and 23 years old, with the number of older and younger siblings being fairly equal.
Yes, just ask your Trip Consultant to give you the breakdown for the trip and date you're considering. Please keep in mind this information may change before your trip departs.
Guests 18 and older traveling without their parents are welcome to choose a Classic departure.
Youth Rates on Designated Family Trips for Older Teens & 20s: On Hotel Trips, when a youth shares a room with one adult or two youths share a room, youths (4 to 17 years old) receive a 10% savings. When a youth is the third or fourth person in a room, they receive 20% savings. When one youth is in a separate room, a 10% savings is applied to the trip price but the full private room charge applies.
On Camping Trips, youths 11 to 17 years old receive a 10% savings. Backroads normally provides one tent per two guests.
Youth Rates on Classic Trips: 10% off for children 17 and younger on Camping Trips and on Hotel Trips when sharing a room with two adults. All minors (under 18 years) must be accompanied by at least one adult. When one youth is in a single room, the full private room charge will apply.
Our prices are based on double occupancy (two people per room). Backroads will endeavor to find a roommate (of the same gender) for guests wishing to share a room. If you sign up more than 95 days in advance of your trip and no roommate is available, 50 percent of the private room charge will be due at final payment. Should a roommate be found before your trip departs, the private room charge will be refunded. If you sign up less than 95 days in advance of departure and no roommate is available, the full private room charge will apply. Should a roommate be found within 95 days, the private room charge will be refunded. On some trips, twin rooms are limited or unavailable; a private room charge applies if a shared twin room is not available, regardless of the number of days before departure. Please be sure to speak with your Trip Consultant to confirm your room arrangements. Note that in Europe, single rooms are often smaller than double rooms.