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!

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 Tanzania Safari 201808Abercrombie KentEscortedArushaArusha$7,895
Family Australia 201809Abercrombie KentEscortedSydneyCairns$8,495
Family Galápagos 201810Abercrombie KentTour & CruiseGuayaquilGuayaquil$9,995
Family Kenya & Tanzania Safari 201812Abercrombie KentEscortedNairobiNairobi$12,395
2019 Family Alaska08Abercrombie KentEscortedAnchorageAnchorage$7,295
2019 Family Australia09Abercrombie KentEscortedSydneyPort Douglas$8,495
2019 Family China & the Yangtze12Abercrombie KentTour & CruiseBeijingShanghai$6,495
2019 Family Egypt & The Nile10Abercrombie KentTour & CruiseCairoCairo$7,495
2019 Family Galapagos08Abercrombie KentEscortedQuitoQuito$7,995
2019 Family Italy10Abercrombie KentEscortedRomeVenice$9,295
2019 Family Costa Rica07Abercrombie KentEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$3,995
2019 Family Spain10Abercrombie KentEscortedBarcelonaMadrid$7,995
2019 Family Switzerland08Abercrombie KentEscortedZurichZurich$8,295

Adventures By Disney Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Australia: Sydney, Ayers Rock, Tasmania & Great Barrier Reef 2018/1911Adventures By DisneyEscortedSydneyBrisbane$8,149
Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia: Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, Angkor Wat 201912Adventures By DisneyEscortedHo Chi MinhSiem Reap$5,999
Costa Rica: San José, Caño Negro, Arenal Volcano National Park and Guanacaste 2018/1907Adventures By DisneyEscortedSan JoseLiberia$3,399
Danube River Cruise: Holiday 201908Adventures By DisneyRiver CruiseVilshofenBudapest$4,939
Ecuador: Amazon and Galápagos Islands 201912Adventures By DisneyTour & CruiseQuitoGuayaquil$8,999
Peru: Machu Picchu, Lima, Sacred Valley, Cusco 201809Adventures By DisneyEscortedLimaLima$4,949
Rhine River Cruise: Food & Wine 201908Adventures By DisneyRiver CruiseBaselAmsterdam$5,089
Seine River Cruise 201910Adventures By DisneyRiver CruiseParisParis$6,399
Disney Resort and Southern California: Disney Backstage, Hollywood, Disneyland 2018/1906Adventures By DisneyEscortedLos AngelesLos Angeles$3,099
Danube River Cruise (East) 201908Adventures By DisneyRiver CruiseVilshofenBudapest$4,939
Danube River Cruise (West) 201908Adventures By DisneyRiver CruiseBudapestVilshofen$4,939
Rhine River Cruise 201908Adventures By DisneyRiver CruiseBaselAmsterdam$5,089
Japan 201911Adventures By DisneyEscortedOsakaTokyo$9,499
New York City Long Weekend 201804Adventures By DisneyEscortedNew YorkNew York$2,499

CIE Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
2019 English Knights & Wizards - 8 Days/7 Nights08CIEEscortedLondonWindsor$1,949

G Adventures Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Peru Family Experience09G AdventuresEscortedLimaLima$1,999
China Family Adventure14G AdventuresEscortedBeijingHong Kong$2,209
Costa Rica Family Experience09G AdventuresEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$1,449
Family Land Galápagos — Multi-Activities08G AdventuresEscortedQuitoQuito$2,199
Thailand Family Adventure12G AdventuresEscortedBangkokBangkok$1,274
Vietnam Family Adventure12G AdventuresEscortedHanoiHo Chi Minh$1,182

Intrepid Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Costa Rica Family Holiday15IntrepidEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$2,410
Costa Rica Family Adventure08IntrepidEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$1,802
Egypt Family Holiday09IntrepidGuided/HostedCairoHurghada$1,095
Thailand Family Holiday12IntrepidGuided/HostedBangkokBangkok$1,630
Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday with teenagers08IntrepidGuided/HostedSoldeuSoldeu$1,020
Sri Lanka Family Holiday12IntrepidGuided/HostedNegomboColombo$1,605
Morocco Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedMarrakeshMarrakesh$630
Northern India Family Holiday10IntrepidEscortedNew DelhiNew Delhi$1,110
Thailand Family Holiday with teenagers09IntrepidEscortedBangkokBangkok$1,265
Asia Family Holiday15IntrepidGuided/HostedBangkokHanoi$2,880
Peru Family Adventure10IntrepidEscortedLimaCusco$2,905
Peru Family Trek - Teens on the Trail14IntrepidGuided/HostedLimaCusco$2,830
Borneo Family Adventure11IntrepidGuided/HostedKota KinabaluKota Kinabalu$1,386
Vietnam Family Holiday with teenagers09IntrepidEscortedHanoiHoi An$1,305
Vietnam Family Holiday13IntrepidEscortedHanoiHo Chi Minh$1,278
Indochina Family Holiday16IntrepidGuided/HostedHanoiSiem Reap$2,189
Sahara Family Holiday with teenagers08IntrepidEscortedOuarzazateMarrakesh$665
Italy Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedSorrentoMinori$2,300
Comfort Family Borneo Adventure10IntrepidEscortedKota KinabaluKota Kinabalu$2,325
Comfort Northern India Family Holiday10IntrepidEscortedNew DelhiNew Delhi$1,284
Comfort Vietnam Family Holiday13IntrepidEscortedHanoiHo Chi Minh$1,635
Cambodia Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedPhnom PenhSiem Reap$940
Japan Family Holiday11IntrepidEscortedTokyoKyoto$4,430
Slovenia Family Holiday with teenagers08IntrepidEscortedBledBled$1,670
Turkey Family Holiday with teenagers08IntrepidEscortedFethiyeFethiye$790
Botswana Family Safari with teenagers10IntrepidEscortedVictoria FallsJohannesburg$1,300
Tanzania Family Safari08IntrepidGuided/HostedNairobiNairobi$1,895
Bali Family Holiday with Teenagers08IntrepidEscortedUbudSeminyak$1,460
India Family Holiday14IntrepidGuided/HostedNew DelhiKovalam$1,888
Jordan Family Holiday08IntrepidGuided/HostedAmmanDead Sea$1,550
Mexico Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedPlaya del CarmenTulum$1,628
Morocco Active Family Holiday07IntrepidGuided/HostedMarrakeshMarrakesh$945
Northern Italy Family Holiday08IntrepidEscortedVeniceRome$2,325
South Africa Family Safari with teenagers12IntrepidGuided/HostedJohannesburgJohannesburg$1,598
Summer Iceland Family Holiday with teenagers07IntrepidGuided/HostedReykjavikReykjavik$3,425
Northern India Family Holiday for solo parents10IntrepidEscortedNew DelhiNew Delhi$1,145
Costa Rica Family Holiday for solo parents15IntrepidEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$2,835
Egypt Family Holiday for solo parents09IntrepidEscortedCairoHurghada$1,065
Morocco Family Holiday for solo parents08IntrepidEscortedMarrakeshMarrakesh$665
Thailand Family Holiday for solo parents12IntrepidEscortedBangkokBangkok$1,262
Vietnam Family Holiday for solo parents13IntrepidEscortedHanoiHo Chi Minh$1,148
Spain Family Holiday09IntrepidEscortedMadridTorremolinos$2,815
China Family Holiday12IntrepidEscortedBeijingHong Kong$3,190

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Portugal and the Douro River Cruise including Salamanca - Family Cruise09PerilloRiver CruiseLisbonPorto$2,955

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

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure - Eastbound 201908TauckRiver CruiseMunichBudapest$4,790
Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure - Westbound 201908TauckRiver CruiseBudapestMunich$4,990
Bon Voyage! France Family River Cruise 201908TauckRiver CruiseParisLyon$4,990
Castles on the Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure - Northbound 201908TauckRiver CruiseBaselAmsterdam$4,990
Castles on the Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure - Southbound 201908TauckRiver CruiseAmsterdamBasel$4,990
Family Fun Along The Seine: Paris To Normandy 201908TauckRiver CruiseParisParis$4,990
Galápagos: Wildlife Wonderland 201908TauckTour & CruiseQuitoGuayaquil$5,990
Mystical Peru 201908TauckEscortedLimaLima$4,690
Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari 201910TauckEscortedKilimanjaroKilimanjaro$7,790
Alaska: Call of the Wild 201908TauckEscortedAnchorageAnchorage$4,990
Alpine Adventure 201908TauckEscortedZurichMunich$5,190
Castles & Kings: London to Paris 201908TauckEscortedLondonParis$5,190
Cowboy Country 201908TauckEscortedJackson HoleRapid City$4,190
Grand European Family Holiday 201912TauckEscortedLondonRome$8,690
Ireland Forever 201908TauckEscortedDublinShannon$4,490
Italia Bella: Rome to Venice 201908TauckEscortedRomeVenice$5,390
Majestic California: San Francisco, Yosemite & the Pacific 201908TauckEscortedSan FranciscoSan Francisco$4,590
Red Rocks & Painted Canyons 201908TauckEscortedPhoenixLas Vegas$4,260
The Sweet Life: Rome & Sorrento 201907TauckEscortedRomeNaples$3,990
Wonders of the Canadian Rockies 201907TauckEscortedCalgaryCalgary$4,190
Italia Bella: Rome to Venice 201808TauckEscortedRomeVenice$4,890

Trafalgar Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
European Wonderland Summer 201913TrafalgarEscortedRomeLondon$3,925
Gladiators Gondolas and Gold Summer 201910TrafalgarEscortedRomeVenice$2,995
Greek Island Hopper Family Summer 201910TrafalgarEscortedAthensAthens$2,975

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