We're EF Ultimate Break, and we specialize in safe, stress-free, oh-my-god-that-was-awesome group travel for 18-29-year-olds. We know you were psyched for your originally scheduled tour, but we know we have a trip you'll love just as much.
What we’re all about
The easiest way to travel for anyone 18-29.
We take care of everything: flights, hotels, daily breakfast, all transportation. And you'll have a rockstar Tour Director with you the whole time. Need free time recommendations? They have 12. Looking for the best local café? They’ll take you there.
Safety first. Then wanderlust.
As part of EF, we have a global network of offices in over 50 countries with support teams available 24/7-365. And we're following all safe travel guidelines established by the World Travel & Tourism Council, health organizations, and global government agencies.
65+ handcrafted trips and expert itineraries.
Swagger like Socrates through ancient Greece. Spot monkeys and sloths in Costa Rica. Find your Zen at a Japanese temple. And so. Much. More.
Go solo or with friends.
Either way, you’ll leave with a bunch of new friends—and kiss your comfort zone goodbye.
Adventures to every corner of the globe
We know, globes don’t have corners. But we’re gonna keep exploring just to be sure.
Our safe travel promise
A taste of the experience
Close your eyes and imagine it. Or better yet, just check out these photos from real travelers.
As an 18-year-old traveling with Ultimate Break, I didn't really know what to expect, but I can now say it was one of the best decisions of my life. I had so much fun and the trip was even better than I imagined! The trip is well planned and there is a perfect balance of planned activities/tours and free time. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
—JAMES, ULTIMATE EUROPE
How to redeem your voucher on an EF Ultimate Break trip
Pick your trip and date, and book online. Then chat or call us at 1‑800‑766‑2645 to apply your voucher.
Or, simply call us at 1‑800‑766‑2645 and we’ll book you over the phone and apply your voucher.
Still have questions?
How do I book a tour?
Simply call us at 1‑800‑766‑2645 and we’ll book you over the phone, apply your voucher, and answer any other questions you have.
Or, to book online, select your itinerary and date and then click “Book Now.” Enter your traveler information and select your optional excursions, rooming options, and whether you want trip protection. You will be asked to pay for the deposit at the time of booking. After you confirm and book, chat us on the site or call us at 1‑800‑766‑2645 to apply your voucher. Once we apply your voucher, you'll be refunded this amount (if your trip is the same or less than the voucher.)
How do I book if I'm traveling with other people?
Each traveler needs to book their own trip (see “How do I book a tour?”). In the Rooming Options section of the checkout, each traveler should indicate the other travel companion(s) name(s) in the Roommate field. Please note that Standard Rooming is all same sex. If travelers want to share a room with travelers of another sex, they will need to request the Twin or Double Room upgrade. Once each individual has completed their booking, we also recommend you inform your Trip Expert via phone, email or chat of your travel companions so they can confirm it has been noted in your account for Flight purposes as well.
If you're traveling with two or more friends, you're all eligible for group discounts. The savings go higher the more friends your group has! Learn more here.
What can my voucher be used for?
Your voucher can be applied to the tour cost, optional excursions, rooming upgrades and trip protection. If your voucher amount is more than the full trip cost, the difference will remain on your voucher with the same terms and conditions.
Do I need to make a payment at time of booking?
If you book online, you will be asked to pay for the deposit at the time of booking. After confirming your booking, be sure to chat us on the site or call us at 1-800-766-2645 to apply your voucher. Once we apply your voucher, you'll be refunded the deposit amount (if your trip is the same or less than the voucher.)
Or, simply call us at 1‑800‑766‑2645 and we’ll book you over the phone, apply your voucher immediately, and answer any other questions you have.
What if my voucher amount is less than the trip cost?
If your trip departs in more than 60 days, we highly recommend you sign up for our interest-free automatic payment plan. If your trip is within 60 days, you will need to pay the remaining difference in full. Once we have applied your voucher our team will reach out to you for payment or to enroll you on the payment plan.
How do I access my account?
During checkout you will be required to create an EF Ultimate Break account and password. Once you are confirmed on the trip, you can use those credentials to access and manage your booking any time via account.efultimatebreak.com.
Who do I speak with if I need to make a change?
Please contact EF Ultimate Break directly at 1-800-766-2645.
What if COVID-19 is still going on?
The health and safety of our travelers is our top priority. We're always evaluating the safety of the destinations we visit on tour. In addition to staying connected with our local offices and partners worldwide, we actively follow the guidance of the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization. Learn more about how we travel safely.
Who will the Tour Director be?
All of our Tour Directors are highly experienced and have expertise working with young adults on an individual basis. Many of our Tour Directors also guide tours for EF Educational Tours.
Will there be a chaperone on the tour?
No. But your Tour Director is your unofficial group leader—they're with you during your entire trip to make sure it’s awesome. They're equal parts logistical ninjas and destination experts. Need free time recommendations? They have 12. Looking for the best local café? They’ll take you there. Want to know if that new hat is working for you? They’ll tell you. Tour Directors are also trained in all safety protocols and are prepared for emergency situations.
What kinds of accommodations do you use?
Depending on your trip, you may stay in boutique hostels, standard hotels, or a mix of both. All of our accommodations are hand-picked by our team of local experts. You'll always stay in a safe and convenient location, with up to 6 people per room (your new travel BFFs!), in rooms that are only for EF Ultimate Break travelers. Learn more here about where we stay.
Have more questions about your voucher?
Read the EF Educational Tours voucher details page to learn more.
Get in touch
Our Trip Experts are waiting to hear from you. Seriously. They freakin’ love helping travelers figure out their dream trips—and can answer whatever remaining questions you might have.