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!

CIE Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
2018 Irish Myths & Legends08CIEEscortedDublinShannon$2,390
2018 Scottish Lochs & Castles Tour08CIEEscortedGlasgowEdinburgh$2,490
2018 English Knights & Wizards08CIEEscortedLondonLondon$2,890

Trafalgar Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Pioneer Adventures of the Old West Summer 201808TrafalgarEscortedPhoenixLas Vegas$2,095
Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos end Denver Summer 201809TrafalgarEscortedSalt Lake CityDenver$2,650
Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos End Rapid City Summer 201809TrafalgarEscortedSalt Lake CityRapid City$2,650
Pilgrims and Patriots Summer 201809TrafalgarEscortedBostonWashington DC$2,875
Greek Island Hopper Family Summer 201810TrafalgarEscortedAthensAthens$2,750
Gladiators Gondolas and Gold Summer 201810TrafalgarEscortedRomeVenice$2,795

Tauck Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
The Sweet Life: Rome & Sorrento 201807TauckEscortedRomeNaples$3,790
Wonders of the Canadian Rockies 201807TauckEscortedCalgaryCalgary$3,790
Cowboy Country 201808TauckEscortedJackson HoleRapid City$3,990
Red Rocks & Painted Canyons 201808TauckEscortedPhoenixLas Vegas$3,990
Ireland Forever 201808TauckEscortedDublinShannon$4,090
Bon Voyage! France Family River Cruise 201808TauckRiver CruiseParisLyon$4,390
Majestic California: San Francisco, Yosemite & the Pacific 201808TauckEscortedSan FranciscoSan Francisco$4,390
Castles on the Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure - Northbound 201808TauckRiver CruiseBaselAmsterdam$4,490
Castles on the Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure - Southbound 201808TauckRiver CruiseAmsterdamBasel$4,490
Alpine Adventure 201808TauckEscortedZurichMunich$4,790
Italia Bella: Rome to Venice 201808TauckEscortedRomeVenice$4,790
Alaska: Call of the Wild 201808TauckEscortedAnchorageGirdwood$4,890
Castles & Kings: London to Paris 201808TauckEscortedLondonParis$4,990
Galápagos: Wildlife Wonderland 201808TauckTour & CruiseQuitoGuayaquil$6,190
Grand European Family Holiday 201812TauckEscortedLondonRome$8,290

Contiki Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Scandinavia (End Stockholm) (Start Copenhagen, end Stockholm) (Quad Room)10ContikiEscortedCopenhagenStockholm$1,919
Trail to London (Start Vienna, end Paris) (Quad Room)16ContikiEscortedViennaParis$2,485

G Adventures Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Family Land Galápagos — Multi-Activities08G AdventuresEscortedQuitoQuito$2,099
Costa Rica Quest - Teenage Adventure09G AdventuresEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$1,249
Costa Rica Family Experience09G AdventuresEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$1,449
Peru Family Experience09G AdventuresEscortedLimaLima$1,519
Vietnam Family Adventure12G AdventuresEscortedHanoiHo Chi Minh$1,390
Thailand Family Adventure12G AdventuresEscortedBangkokBangkok$1,499
Amazon To The Andes - Teenage Adventure12G AdventuresEscortedLimaLima$2,749
China Family Adventure14G AdventuresEscortedBeijingHong Kong$2,599

Intrepid Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Morocco Active Family Holiday07IntrepidGuided/HostedMarrakeshMarrakesh$825
Turkey Family Holiday with teenagers08IntrepidEscortedFethiyeFethiye$695
Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday with teenagers08IntrepidGuided/HostedSoldeuSoldeu$895
Cambodia Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedPhnom PenhSiem Reap$940
Malta and Gozo Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedSliemaGozo$980
Bali Family Holiday with Teenagers08IntrepidEscortedUbudSeminyak$1,380
Slovenia Family Holiday with teenagers08IntrepidEscortedBledBled$1,425
Jordan Family Holiday08IntrepidGuided/HostedAmmanDead Sea$1,435
Winter Slovakian Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedViennaZuberec$1,895
Italy Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedSorrentoMinori$2,040
Mexico Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedPlaya del CarmenTulum$2,040
Northern Italy Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedVeniceRome$2,040
Tanzania Family Safari08IntrepidGuided/HostedNairobiNairobi$2,095
Costa Rica Family Adventure08IntrepidEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$2,445
Azores Family Holiday08IntrepidGuided/HostedSao MiguelSao Miguel$2,610
Winter Iceland Family Adventure08IntrepidGuided/HostedReykjavikReykjavik$3,240
Family Active Thailand09IntrepidEscortedBangkokBangkok$956
Egypt Family Holiday09IntrepidGuided/HostedCairoHurghada$1,035
Vietnam Family Holiday with teenagers09IntrepidEscortedHanoiHoi An$1,255
Northern India Family Holiday10IntrepidEscortedNew DelhiNew Delhi$1,080
Comfort Northern India Family Holiday10IntrepidEscortedNew DelhiNew Delhi$1,318
Botswana Family Safari with teenagers10IntrepidEscortedVictoria FallsJohannesburg$1,530
Comfort Family Borneo Adventure10IntrepidEscortedKota KinabaluKota Kinabalu$1,895
Peru Family Adventure10IntrepidEscortedLimaCusco$2,750
Borneo Family Adventure11IntrepidGuided/HostedKota KinabaluKota Kinabalu$1,630
Thailand Family Holiday12IntrepidGuided/HostedBangkokBangkok$1,495
South Africa Family Safari with teenagers12IntrepidGuided/HostedJohannesburgJohannesburg$1,724
Vietnam Family Holiday13IntrepidEscortedHanoiHo Chi Minh$1,292
Comfort Vietnam Family Holiday13IntrepidEscortedHanoiHo Chi Minh$1,550
India Family Holiday14IntrepidGuided/HostedNew DelhiKovalam$1,888
China Family Holiday14IntrepidEscortedBeijingHong Kong$2,940
Peru Family Trek - Teens on the Trail14IntrepidGuided/HostedLimaCusco$2,995
Asia Family Holiday15IntrepidGuided/HostedBangkokHanoi$2,525
Western USA family Holiday15IntrepidEscortedSan FranciscoLos Angeles$3,055
Costa Rica Family Holiday15IntrepidEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$3,185
Indochina Family Holiday16IntrepidGuided/HostedHanoiSiem Reap$2,320

Abercrombie Kent Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Family Costa Rica 201807Abercrombie KentEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$3,995
Family London & Paris 201807Abercrombie KentEscortedLondonParis$7,995
Tailor Made Canadian Rockies: Family Adventure07Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedCalgaryCalgary$11,595
Tailor Made Wyoming: Yellowstone Family Adventure07Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedJackson HoleJackson Hole$13,695
Family Tanzania Safari 201808Abercrombie KentEscortedArushaArusha$6,995
Family Alaska 201808Abercrombie KentEscortedAnchorageAnchorage$6,995
Family Tanzania Safari 201708Abercrombie KentEscortedArushaArusha$7,295
Family Switzerland 201808Abercrombie KentEscortedZurichZurich$7,495
Tailor Made Family Alaska: Wild Frontiers08Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedAnchorageAnchorage$12,695
Tailor Made Family California: Bay Area & Beyond08Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedSan FranciscoSan Francisco$13,795
Family Australia 201709Abercrombie KentEscortedSydneyCairns$7,695
Family Australia 201809Abercrombie KentEscortedSydneyCairns$7,995
Tailor Made Italy: Family Style09Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedRomeVenice$14,395
Family Spain 201810Abercrombie KentEscortedBarcelonaMadrid$7,495
Family Italy 201810Abercrombie KentEscortedRomeVenice$7,995
Tailor Made Morocco: Family Adventure10Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedCasablancaMarrakesh$7,995
Family Galápagos 201710Abercrombie KentTour & CruiseGuayaquilGuayaquil$9,195
Tailor Made Kenya: Family Safari10Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedNairobiNairobi$9,495
Family Galápagos 201810Abercrombie KentTour & CruiseGuayaquilGuayaquil$9,595
Tailor Made Family South Africa11Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedJohannesburgCape Town$8,495
Family China & the Yangtze 201812Abercrombie KentTour & CruiseBeijingShanghai$6,295
Family Kenya & Tanzania Safari 201712Abercrombie KentEscortedNairobiNairobi$11,395
Family Kenya & Tanzania Safari 201812Abercrombie KentEscortedNairobiNairobi$11,395

Adventures By Disney Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Southern California: Disney Backstage, Hollywood & Disneyland 201706Adventures By DisneyEscortedLos AngelesLos Angeles$2,889
Cambodia, Vietnam, & Laos: Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap 201712Adventures By DisneyEscortedHo Chi MinhSiem Reap$5,099

SITA World Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Family Friendly Journey - Kenya Safari 201808SITA WorldEscortedNairobiNairobi$3,975
Family Friendly Journey - Kenya Safari 201708SITA WorldEscortedNairobiNairobi$4,295

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