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 Italy 201810Abercrombie KentEscortedRomeVenice$7,995
Family London & Paris 201807Abercrombie KentEscortedLondonParis$7,995
Family Spain 201810Abercrombie KentEscortedBarcelonaMadrid$7,495
Family Switzerland 201808Abercrombie KentEscortedZurichZurich$7,495
Family Tanzania Safari 201808Abercrombie KentEscortedArushaArusha$6,995
Family Alaska 201808Abercrombie KentEscortedAnchorageAnchorage$6,995
Family Australia 201809Abercrombie KentEscortedSydneyCairns$7,995
Family China & the Yangtze 201812Abercrombie KentTour & CruiseBeijingShanghai$6,295
Family Galápagos 201810Abercrombie KentTour & CruiseGuayaquilGuayaquil$9,595
Family Kenya & Tanzania Safari 201812Abercrombie KentEscortedNairobiNairobi$11,395
Tailor Made Family South Africa11Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedJohannesburgCape Town$8,995
Tailor Made Italy: Family Style09Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedRomeVenice$12,595
Tailor Made Kenya: Family Safari10Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedNairobiNairobi$9,495
Tailor Made Morocco: Family Adventure10Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedCasablancaMarrakesh$7,995
Tailor Made Canadian Rockies: Family Adventure07Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedCalgaryCalgary$6,695
Tailor Made Family Alaska: Wild Frontiers08Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedAnchorageAnchorage$9,595
Tailor Made Family California: Bay Area & Beyond08Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedSan FranciscoSan Francisco$6,295
Tailor Made Wyoming: Yellowstone Family Adventure07Abercrombie KentGuided/HostedJackson HoleJackson Hole$6,395

Adventures By Disney Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Southern California: Disney Backstage, Hollywood & Disneyland 201806Adventures By DisneyEscortedLos AngelesLos Angeles$2,889

CIE Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
2018 Irish Myths & Legends08CIEEscortedDublinShannon$2,390
2018 English Knights & Wizards08CIEEscortedLondonLondon$2,690
2018 Scottish Lochs & Castles Tour08CIEEscortedGlasgowEdinburgh$2,490

Contiki Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Trail to London (Start Vienna, end Paris) (Quad Room)16ContikiEscortedViennaParis$2,485

European Castles Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Kids and Castles Tour – 201809European CastlesEscortedFrankfurtFrankfurt$2,499

G Adventures Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Amazon To The Andes - Teenage Adventure12G AdventuresEscortedLimaLima$2,337
Peru Family Experience09G AdventuresEscortedLimaLima$1,699
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$1,349
Vietnam Family Adventure12G AdventuresEscortedHanoiHo Chi Minh$1,251

Intrepid Travel Tours

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Tour Itinerary Days Operator Quality Style Starts Ends From
Costa Rica Family Holiday15Intrepid TravelEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$3,185
Costa Rica Family Adventure08Intrepid TravelEscortedSan JoseSan Jose$2,445
Malta and Gozo Family Holiday08Intrepid TravelEscortedSliemaGozo$980
Azores Family Holiday08Intrepid TravelGuided/HostedSao MiguelSao Miguel$2,610
Egypt Family Holiday09Intrepid TravelGuided/HostedCairoHurghada$1,035
Thailand Family Holiday12Intrepid TravelGuided/HostedBangkokBangkok$1,271
Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday with teenagers08Intrepid TravelGuided/HostedSoldeuSoldeu$895
Sri Lanka Family Holiday12Intrepid TravelGuided/HostedNegomboColombo$1,595

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