Family Tours

Family Tours

Family tours are designed to incorporate quality family time, engaging family cultural experiences, sightseeing and education brought to families in a fun environment for children and adults alike all the while traveling with like minded families creating lifelong bonds. Many tours include a mix of activities and down time for rest and relaxation while on vacation. Day-by-day itineraries are crafted with all ages in mind. Family vacations are available in worldwide destinations. Travelers of all ages can relax in the Hawaiian Islands, learn about American history in Washington, D.C., spot toucans in the Costa Rican jungle or tour ancient castles in Europe.

What You Can Expect on a Family Tour

While the details of each escorted-tour itinerary vary among tour operators and destinations, typically on a tour designed for families, you will enjoy the following:

Centrally located hotel accommodations that are in the middle of all the action, often with kid-friendly amenities, such as swimming pools or game rooms.

Included or optional activities that appeal to all age ranges, from snorkeling in Hawaii and game-viewing in Africa to horseback riding in Arizona and gelato tasting in Italy. (Some itineraries include "kids only" activities, as well.)

A leisurely pace to provide time for family bonding and learning. (Few early morning wake-up calls ensure non-cranky travelers.)

A friendly tour director who will smooth the way for you, sharing expert commentary throughout your vacation.

The opportunity to meet like-minded families who share similar interests (on most family tour itineraries, only adults with children are allowed on the trip).

Buffet meals or menus with kid-friendly options for picky palates.

Free time for your family to enjoy explorations on your own.

As always, check the day-by-day itinerary and "What's Included" information to confirm exactly what comes with the price of your vacation.

Age Minimums for Family Tours

The escorted travel companies that offer specific family trips have different minimum ages required for travel. While on tour, there may be some age restrictions for included or optional activities, such as horseback riding, river rafting or snorkeling; ask an AffordableTours.com travel consultant for details.

The Benefits of Traveling with Children

Indeed, traveling with children on lengthy plane flights, through multiple time zones and then bunking in strange beds, can, frankly, have its touchy moments. But the benefits of taking your children on a trip far outweigh any "what if" concerns.

Here are just a few reasons to plan your escorted family vacation this year:

Kids love spending time with you. At home it's too easy to get distracted by housework or office obligations. On vacation, you have fabulous quality time with your whole family, with opportunities to carve out some one-on-one time with each child if you like.

Children are learning, and they don't know it! Seeing important historic buildings in Europe or getting acquainted with the environment in Central America doesn't seem like "education" when it's in the form of exciting day trips and adventures. They'll be introduced to different cultures and foods, broadening their horizons along the way and learning so much more than if they simply read about locales in school textbooks.

You're making amazing memories. Years and even decades after family vacations, your children will still be able to tell funny stories about the time that Dad tried surfing in Hawaii, even Grandma climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa or the entire family spotted elephants on safari. Travel often inspires lifelong memories.

Introduce the concept of traveling to your children now, and they will grow up understanding that there is a huge world outside of their hometown. They'll have firsthand experiences that they can take with them to college and beyond, and then pass down their love of travel to their own children and grandchildren!

Family Tours Operators

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Abercrombie Kent Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends Price
2019 Family Australia09Abercrombie KentEscortedSydneyPort Douglas$8,995
2019 Family Egypt & The Nile10Abercrombie KentTour & CruiseCairoCairo$7,495
2019 Family Galapagos08Abercrombie KentEscortedQuitoQuito$7,995
2019 Family Costa Rica07Abercrombie KentEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$4,995
2020 Family Japan09Abercrombie KentEscortedTokyoKyoto$10,495
2020 Family Galapagos08Abercrombie KentEscortedQuitoQuito$7,995
2020 Family China12Abercrombie KentEscortedBeijingShanghai$6,495
2020 Family Alaska08Abercrombie KentEscortedAnchorage, AKAnchorage, AK$6,995
2020 Family Kenya & Tanzania Safari12Abercrombie KentEscortedNairobiNairobi$11,495
2020 Family Egypt & The Nile on "Sanctuary Nile Adventurer"10Abercrombie KentTour & CruiseCairoCairo$6,995
2020 Family Egypt & The Nile on 'Sanctuary Sun Boat IV'10Abercrombie KentTour & CruiseCairoCairo$7,995
2020 Family Australia09Abercrombie KentEscortedSydneyPort Douglas$8,695
2020 Family Costa Rica07Abercrombie KentEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$4,395
2020 Family Italy10Abercrombie KentEscortedRomeVenice$9,295
2020 Family Spain10Abercrombie KentEscortedBarcelonaMadrid$7,995
2020 Family Switzerland08Abercrombie KentEscortedZurichZurich$8,495

Adventures By Disney Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends Price
Japan: Osaka, Kyoto, Takayama, Hakone, Tokyo11Adventures By DisneyEscortedOsakaTokyo$11,499
China: Hong Kong, Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin,Chengdu, Shanghai12Adventures By DisneyEscortedHong KongShanghai$9,399
Amsterdam Escape03Adventures By DisneyGuided/HostedAmsterdamAmsterdam$1,819
Austria and Czech Republic09Adventures By DisneyEscortedPragueVienna$5,899
Barcelona Escape04Adventures By DisneyGuided/HostedBarcelonaBarcelona$1,999
Danube River Cruise (East) 202008Adventures By DisneyRiver CruiseVilshofenBudapest$5,099
Danube River Cruise (West) 202008Adventures By DisneyRiver CruiseBudapestVilshofen$5,099
Danube River Cruise: Christmas Markets (Budapest to Vilshofen) 201908Adventures By DisneyRiver CruiseBudapestVilshofen$5,069
Danube River Cruise: Christmas Markets (Vilshofen to Budapest) 201908Adventures By DisneyRiver CruiseVilshofenBudapest$5,479
Danube River Cruise: Christmas Markets (Vilshofen to Budapest) 202008Adventures By DisneyRiver CruiseVilshofenBudapest$5,099
England and France08Adventures By DisneyEscortedLondonParis$5,719
Germany09Adventures By DisneyEscortedMunichBerlin$5,699
Greece10Adventures By DisneyEscortedAthensHeraklion$6,309
Iceland08Adventures By DisneyEscortedReykjavikReykjavik$7,599
Ireland08Adventures By DisneyEscortedDublinShannon$5,599
Italy08Adventures By DisneyEscortedRomeVenice$5,609
Italy & Amalfi Coast08Adventures By DisneyEscortedNaplesFlorence$5,619
Italy & Switzerland08Adventures By DisneyEscortedStresaLucerne$5,919
Norway08Adventures By DisneyEscortedBergenOslo$5,399
Rhine River Cruise 202008Adventures By DisneyRiver CruiseBaselAmsterdam$5,389
Rhône River Cruise 202008Adventures By DisneyRiver CruiseLyonArles$5,169
Rome Escape04Adventures By DisneyGuided/HostedRomeRome$2,999
Scotland08Adventures By DisneyEscortedEdinburghInverness$5,749
Seine River Cruise 202008Adventures By DisneyRiver CruiseParisParis$5,169
Spain09Adventures By DisneyEscortedBarcelonaMalaga$6,599
Alaska08Adventures By DisneyEscortedAnchorage, AKGirdwood, AK$5,639
Boston Escape04Adventures By DisneyGuided/HostedBoston, MABoston, MA$2,219
Canadian Rockies07Adventures By DisneyEscortedCalgaryCalgary$4,949
Disney Resort and Southern California06Adventures By DisneyEscortedLos Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA$3,499
Arizona & Utah08Adventures By DisneyEscortedSedona, AZMoab, UT$4,299
New York City Escape04Adventures By DisneyGuided/HostedNew York, NYNew York, NY$2,789
Philadelphia and Washington D.C.07Adventures By DisneyEscortedPhiladelphia, PAWashington DC$3,799
Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia12Adventures By DisneyEscortedHo Chi MinhSiem Reap$6,249
Australia: Sydney, Ayers Rock, Palm Cove, Great Barrier Reef, Gold Coast11Adventures By DisneyEscortedSydneyBrisbane$7,999
Disneyland Resort and Southern California Escape04Adventures By DisneyEscortedLos Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA$2,429
South Africa: Cape Town, Knysna, Kapama Game Reserve10Adventures By DisneyEscortedCape TownJohannesburg$8,999
Costa Rica07Adventures By DisneyEscortedSan JoseLiberia$3,629
Ecuador: Amazon and Galápagos Islands12Adventures By DisneyTour & CruiseQuitoGuayaquil$9,999
Peru08Adventures By DisneyEscortedLimaLima$4,999
Wyoming07Adventures By DisneyEscortedJackson Hole, WYJackson Hole, WY$4,999
Montana07Adventures By DisneyEscortedBozeman, MTBozeman, MT$4,799

Brendan Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends Price
Shamrocks and Leprechauns Summer 202010BrendanEscortedDublinDublin$2,295

Cosmos Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends Price
Shrines of Alpine Europe with Oberammergau–Faith–Based Travel 202007CosmosEscortedZurichVienna$2,119

G Adventures Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends Price
Peru Family Experience09G AdventuresEscortedLimaLima$2,099
China Family Adventure14G AdventuresEscortedBeijingHong Kong$2,749
Costa Rica Family Experience09G AdventuresEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$1,449
Family Land Galápagos — Multi-Activities08G AdventuresEscortedQuitoQuito$2,199
Vietnam Family Adventure12G AdventuresEscortedHanoiHo Chi Minh$1,449
Alaska Family Journey: Wilderness Explorer09G AdventuresEscortedAnchorage, AKAnchorage, AK$4,199
Costa Rica Family Journey: From Rainforest to Coast09G AdventuresEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$1,999
France Family Journey: From Paris to Normandy and Beyond09G AdventuresEscortedParisParis$3,399
Iceland Family Journey: Geysers, Glaciers, and Fjords08G AdventuresEscortedReykjavikReykjavik$3,999
Italy Family Journey: Venice to Rome08G AdventuresEscortedVeniceRome$2,899
Japan Family Journey: From Ancient to Modern Times11G AdventuresEscortedTokyoKyoto$5,399
Morocco Family Journey: Ancient Souks to the Sahara09G AdventuresEscortedMarrakeshMarrakesh$1,999
National Parks Family Journey: Yellowstone and Grand Teton08G AdventuresEscortedJackson Hole, WYJackson Hole, WY$2,999
Peru Family Journey: Machu Picchu to the Amazon10G AdventuresEscortedLimaLima$2,999
Southeast Asia Family Journey: Vietnam to Cambodia13G AdventuresEscortedHanoiSiem Reap$2,599
Southern Africa Family Journey: In Search of the Big Five11G AdventuresEscortedCape TownVictoria Falls$4,299
Tanzania Family Journey: A Serengeti Safari08G AdventuresEscortedArushaArusha$4,699
Thailand Family Adventure12G AdventuresEscortedBangkokBangkok$1,499
Thailand Family Adventure12G AdventuresEscortedBangkokBangkok$1,499

Intrepid Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends Price
Costa Rica Family Holiday15IntrepidEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$2,835
Costa Rica Family Adventure08IntrepidEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$2,002
Egypt Family Holiday09IntrepidGuided/HostedCairoCairo$1,425
Thailand Family Holiday12IntrepidGuided/HostedBangkokBangkok$1,313
Sri Lanka Family Holiday12IntrepidGuided/HostedNegomboColombo$1,360
Morocco Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedMarrakeshMarrakesh$645
Thailand Family Holiday with teenagers09IntrepidEscortedBangkokBangkok$1,349
Peru Family Holiday10IntrepidEscortedLimaCusco$2,590
Borneo Family Adventure11IntrepidGuided/HostedKota KinabaluKota Kinabalu$1,726
Vietnam Family Holiday with teenagers09IntrepidEscortedHanoiHoi An$1,126
Vietnam Family Holiday13IntrepidEscortedHanoiHo Chi Minh$1,241
Vietnam & Cambodia Family Holiday15IntrepidGuided/HostedHanoiSiem Reap$2,685
Italy Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedRomeSorrento$2,275
Borneo Family Holiday Comfort10IntrepidEscortedKota KinabaluKota Kinabalu$2,195
Northern India Family Holiday Comfort10IntrepidEscortedNew DelhiNew Delhi$1,460
Cambodia Family Holiday with Teenagers08IntrepidEscortedPhnom PenhSiem Reap$1,005
Turkey Family Holiday with teenagers08IntrepidEscortedFethiyeFethiye$730
Botswana Family Safari with teenagers10IntrepidEscortedVictoria FallsJohannesburg$1,375
Tanzania Family Safari08IntrepidGuided/HostedNairobiNairobi$2,030
Bali Family Holiday with Teenagers08IntrepidEscortedUbudSeminyak$1,173
Jordan Family Holiday08IntrepidGuided/HostedAmmanDead Sea$1,600
Mexico Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedPlaya del CarmenTulum$1,810
Northern Italy Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedVeniceRome$2,355
South Africa Family Safari with teenagers12IntrepidGuided/HostedJohannesburgJohannesburg$1,705
Northern India Family Holiday for solo parents10IntrepidEscortedNew DelhiNew Delhi$1,090
Egypt Family Holiday for solo parents09IntrepidEscortedCairoCairo$1,425
Morocco Family Holiday for solo parents08IntrepidEscortedMarrakeshMarrakesh$645
Vietnam Family Holiday for solo parents13IntrepidEscortedHanoiHo Chi Minh$1,460
Spain Family Holiday09IntrepidEscortedMadridTorremolinos$2,845
China Family Holiday12IntrepidEscortedBeijingHong Kong$2,694
Best of Morocco Family Holiday10IntrepidEscortedCasablancaMarrakesh$975
Croatia Family Holiday09IntrepidEscortedDubrovnikSplit$2,565
Greece Family Holiday08IntrepidGuided/HostedAthensCorfu$2,230
Turkey Family Holiday10IntrepidEscortedIstanbulIstanbul$1,375
Vietnam Family Holiday Comfort13IntrepidEscortedHanoiHo Chi Minh$1,381
Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday with teenagers08IntrepidEscortedSoldeuSoldeu$1,055
Morocco Family Holiday Comfort10IntrepidEscortedCasablancaMarrakesh$1,130
Egypt Family Holiday Comfort08IntrepidEscortedCairoCairo$1,940
Vietnam Family Cycling Holiday10IntrepidEscortedHo Chi MinhHoi An$1,345
Thailand Family Cycling Holiday10IntrepidEscortedBangkokAo Nang$1,625
Morocco Family Cycling Holiday10IntrepidEscortedCasablancaMarrakesh$1,380
Central Europe Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedPragueBudapest$1,950
Peru Family Holiday with Teenagers10IntrepidEscortedCuscoLima$2,510
Asia Family Holiday15IntrepidEscortedBangkokHanoi$3,110

Tauck Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends Price
Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari 201910TauckEscortedKilimanjaroKilimanjaro$8,190
Italia Bella: Rome to Venice 201908TauckEscortedRomeVenice$5,590
Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari 202010TauckEscortedKilimanjaroKilimanjaro$8,290
The Sweet Life: Rome & Sorrento 202007TauckEscortedRomeSorrento$3,990
Red Rocks & Painted Canyons 202008TauckEscortedPhoenix, AZLas Vegas, NV$4,390
Alaska: Call of the Wild 202008TauckEscortedAnchorage, AKAnchorage, AK$5,190
Alpine Adventure 202008TauckEscortedZurichMunich$5,290
Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure - Eastbound 202008TauckRiver CruiseMunichBudapest$4,390
Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure - Westbound 202008TauckRiver CruiseBudapestMunich$4,390
Bon Voyage! France Family River Cruise 202008TauckRiver CruiseParisLyon$4,690
Castles on the Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure - Northbound 202008TauckRiver CruiseBaselAmsterdam$4,590
Castles on the Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure - Southbound 202008TauckRiver CruiseAmsterdamBasel$4,590
Cowboy Country 202008TauckEscortedJackson Hole, WYRapid City, SD$4,290
Costa Rica: Jungles & Rainforests 202008TauckEscortedSan JoseGuanacaste$3,690
Douro Discovery: A Family River Cruise in Portugal 202008TauckRiver CruiseLisbonPorto$4,290
Family Fun Along The Seine: Paris To Normandy 202008TauckRiver CruiseParisParis$4,490
Mystical Peru 202008TauckEscortedLimaLima$4,690
Majestic California: San Francisco, Yosemite & the Pacific 202008TauckEscortedSan Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA$4,690
Grand European Family Holiday 202012TauckEscortedLondonParis$8,990
Italia Bella: Rome to Venice 202008TauckEscortedRomeVenice$5,490
Holiday Magic: Danube Family River Cruise - Eastbound 202008TauckRiver CruiseMunichBudapest$3,890
Holiday Magic: Danube Family River Cruise - Westbound 202008TauckRiver CruiseViennaMunich$3,890

Trafalgar Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends Price
Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos end Denver Summer 202009TrafalgarEscortedSalt Lake City, UTDenver, CO$2,475
Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos End Rapid City Summer 202009TrafalgarEscortedSalt Lake City, UTRapid City, SD$2,475
Pioneer Adventures of the Old West Summer 202008TrafalgarEscortedPhoenix, AZLas Vegas, NV$2,025
Greek Island Hopper Family Summer 202010TrafalgarEscortedAthensAthens$2,850

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