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Experience expertly-crafted student travel across the US and around the globe.

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We are industry leaders in safety and security standards, conducting strict audits and providing 24/7 support.


Our custom tours are designed by you, for you. From STEM tours to band trips, if you can dream it, we can create it!


From crafting your custom-tailored itinerary to leading your group on the road, our travel experts will guide your every step.


Bring the classroom to life

Our educational tours are custom-tailored to your curriculum, making the pages of a textbook come alive.

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Brightspark has been supportive, professional, and extremely helpful in working through the difficulties of COVID-19. Your company has shown exemplary customer service. We will DEFINITELY travel with you in the future. We appreciate all you have done for our families.
Mary P., 7th Grade Teacher

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Make the world your stage

Give your ensemble the performance opportunity of a lifetime on a custom music, dance, or theatre student trip.

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I am still smiling thinking about our fantastic trip to Disney World last month! Over the year of planning, I spent hours on the phone with Brightspark, and they were always resourceful, helpful, and understanding of my needs.
Allison S., Band Director

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Why Brightspark?

For over 50 years, Brightspark has been helping educators and directors take their students on customized, personalized tours across the world. From exploring the history of Washington, D.C., to performing in Europe's culture capitals, our student tours are all about getting an interactive, hands-on experience — all while having tons of fun!

  • Safety & Security

    Safety & Security

    Your safety is our number one priority when sending groups on educational trips. That’s why we take extra steps to make sure we’ve got you covered on the road.

  • Custom-Tailored Tours

    Custom-Tailored Tours

    Your group deserves an ideal travel experience, so our team crafts custom itineraries tailored to your needs. If you can dream it, we can build it!

  • Step-by-step Guidance

    Step-by-step Guidance

    Tours should be hassle-free. From planning a unique trip to leading your group on the road, our team of travel experts will guide your every step.

  • Firsthand Knowledge

    Firsthand Knowledge

    Our Tour Consultants are not only travel experts, but also former educators who can relate directly to your specific needs and challenges.

  • Trusted Experience

    Trusted Experience

    The Brightspark team has planned inspiring tours for tens of thousands of student groups over the last five decades, developing strong relationships in each of our destinations.

  • Refund Guarantee Protection

    Refund Guarantee Protection

    Surprises can disrupt even the best-laid travel plans. Our RGP plan for domestic tours lets parents cancel a tour for any reason, and every penny spent on trip payments will be returned to them.

Civil Rights Resources for Educators

Recently, we have heard from teachers that the experience of a Civil Rights Trail tour is helping them and their students engage more deeply with events of the past few weeks. Others have reached out to learn more about these tours and to seek additional educational resources. 

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  • Benefits of Educational Travel

    Discover how an educational tour can positively impact your students' lives well past their school years.

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  • Refund Guarantee Protection

    Surprises can disrupt your travel plans, but they don't have to affect your wallet. Learn how to protect your student travel investment.

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  • Singing Our Way Across the Music Cities

    From Carnegie Hall to the Grand Ole Opry, a choir director finds once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunities for his students.

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