I went on a trip with D in 2002. Everybody know the drinking age in Europe is younger than in America. There were 14 year old European kids drinking in the bars. D did an excellent job of keeping the group under control. She had one other adult with her and about 30 kids. We took tours during the day and were allowed to explore the cities afterwards. We did go out to bars and drink at night, the hotels weren't 5 star, breakfast and dinner were provided. But what some people don't realize is that they are not going to serve American food to American tourists, it's going to be really hard to keep a group of teenagers in at night when they are of legal age to go out in that country. All kids act differently when their parents aren't around. I learned a lot on my trip, I visited museums that weren't on the tour, I went out and drank, I came home with piercings. I knowingly did things that I knew my parents would frown upon, and I suffered the consequences when I returned. If I had to do all over again I would!!! And if D was still doing these tours in 15 years, I would send my kids!!!!