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Explore the world's fascinating destinations while you enjoy some quality family time, with escorted tours that are specifically designed for family travel. Many escorted tours are inappropriate for family travel, and in some cases, young children may not be permitted at all. However, a few companies offer family tours specifically geared to family travel.

Escorted family tours include a tour guide who travels with the group, points out important sights and assists with planning optional side trips. For families with kids who are interested in traveling independently, we offer family vacations that feature independent travel with lots of unscheduled free time. Many of our independent family vacation packages visit one or two cities, allowing for in-depth exploration of each destination.

If you're looking for an all inclusive family vacation in a tropical destination, you can also check out our family beach vacations. Similarly, if you want to search for family vacations on the open seas, check out our family cruises.

Listed below are family-friendly escorted tours as well as independent family tours that work well for family travel including travelers of all ages.

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  • Last-Minute Deals! Save $300 per couple off Globus vacations departing in 2014 when you book by December 3. This offer is combinable with select promotions.
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  • Save with early payment discounts on 2015 Trafalgar vacations when you book and pay in full by December 18, 2014. Prices shown reflect discounts of up to 10%. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Last-Minute Deals! Save $300 per couple off Monograms vacations departing in 2014 when you book by December 3. This offer is combinable with select promotions. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save with early payment discounts on select Trafalgar 2015 vacations when you book and pay in full by January 29, 2015. Prices shown reflect discounts of up to 7.5%. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $600 to $2,000 per couple off 2015 Uniworld river cruises in certain cabin categories when you pay in full at the time of booking by November 30, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $200 to $400 per couple off the air-inclusive price of select Collette tours, plus save an additional $200 per couple with a business class upgrade when you book by December 31, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $200 to $800 per couple off select Collette departures when you book by December 31, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $300 per couple off select Globus 2014 vacations when you book by November 28, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $1,000 to $1,400 per couple off select African Travel departures. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $6,000 to $7,000 per couple off select Abercrombie & Kent departures in certain cabin categories when you book by December 31, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.

Family vacations are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  

Family Vacations - Africa
The Palace at Sun City 3 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Independent African Tvl Deluxe Dates and Prices
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 4 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe  Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe  Independent African Tvl Deluxe Dates and Prices
Victoria Falls, Zambia 4 Victoria Falls, Zambia  Victoria Falls, Zambia  Independent African Tvl Deluxe Dates and Prices
Grootbos Nature Reserve 4 Cape Town, South Africa  Cape Town, South Africa  Independent African Tvl Deluxe Dates and Prices
Bushmans Retreat 4 Cape Town, South Africa  Cape Town, South Africa  Independent African Tvl Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 54 Africa family vacations
Family Vacations - Alaska
Alaska: Call of the Wild 2015 (BBC Earth Journey, For Families) 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Alaska 2015 (For Families) 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Family Alaska 2015 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Family Vacations - Antarctica
Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2014-2015 (Family Holiday) 17 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Expedition A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2015 (For Families) 17 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Expedition A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Family Vacations - Asia
Cambodia Family Holiday 8 Phnom Penh, Cambodia  Siem Reap, Cambodia  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Samurai Discovery 2015 (For Families) 8 Tokyo, Japan  Kyoto, Japan  Escorted Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Family Friendly Journey:Thailand 9 Bangkok, Thailand  Bangkok, Thailand  Escorted SITA First Class Dates and Prices
India Family Tiger Adventure 2014-2015 10 Delhi, India  Delhi, India  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Classic Vietnam Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Teenage Adventure 10 Hanoi, Vietnam  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 35 Asia family vacations
Family Vacations - Australia & New Zealand
Journey Down Under 10 Cairns, Australia  Sydney, Australia  Independent Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Journey Down Under 10 Cairns, Australia  Sydney, Australia  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Family Australia 11 Melbourne, Australia  Sydney, Australia  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discovery Down Under 2015 (For Families) 12 Cairns, Australia  Hobart, Australia  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discovery Down Under (For Families) 12 Cairns, Australia  Hobart, Australia  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 6 Australia & New Zealand family vacations
Family Vacations - Canada
Niagara Falls Family Adventure 2015 4 Niagara Falls, Canada  Niagara Falls, Canada  Independent Amtrak First Class Dates and Prices
Niagara Falls and Toronto Family Adventure 2015-2016 5 Niagara Falls, Canada  Toronto, Canada  Train Tour Amtrak First Class Dates and Prices
Wonders of the Canadian Rockies 2015 (For Families) 7 Calgary, Canada  Calgary, Canada  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Montana and Alberta, Canada 2015 (For Families) 7 Glacier N.P., MT  Banff, Canada  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Rockies Thrills and Glacier Chills 2015 (For Families) 8 Vancouver, Canada  Calgary, Canada  Escorted Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 6 Canada family vacations
Family Vacations - Europe and Britain
Iceland Family Adventure 2014-2015 5 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Sweden Family Adventure 6 Kiruna, Sweden  Kiruna, Sweden  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
A Week in London & Paris 7 London, England  Paris, France  Independent Globus First Class Dates and Prices
A Week in London & Paris 7 London, England  Paris, France  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Summer Iceland Family Adventure 2014-2015 7 Reykjavik, Iceland    Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 61 Europe and Britain family vacations
Family Vacations - Mexico & Central America
Costa Rica Wonders 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Independent Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Costa Rica Wonders 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Costa Rica Family Adventure 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted Collette First Class Dates and Prices
Costa Rica Family Adventure 2015-2016 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted Collette First Class Dates and Prices
Family Costa Rica Adventure 2015 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 18 Mexico & Central America family vacations
Family Vacations - Middle East
Jordan Family - Journey to the Lost City 8 Amman, Jordan  Amman, Jordan  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Jordan Family Adventure 8 Amman, Jordan  Amman, Jordan  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Jordan Family Adventure 2015 8 Amman, Jordan  Amman, Jordan  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Signature Jordan & Israel 2015 12 Amman, Jordan  Tel Aviv, Israel  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Family Vacations - South America
Peru Highlights 8 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Independent Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Peru Highlights 8 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Family Land Galápagos—Multi-Activities 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Family Land Galápagos—Multi-Activities 2015 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Galapagos Family Holiday 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 32 South America family vacations
Family Vacations - U.S. (Continental)
New York City 2015 (For Families) 4 New York City, NY  New York City, NY  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
San Francisco 2015 (For Families) 4 San Francisco, CA  San Francisco, CA  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Chicago Family Adventure 5 Chicago, IL  Chicago, IL  Independent Amtrak First Class Dates and Prices
Grand Canyon Family Adventure 2015-2016 5 Flagstaff, AZ  Flagstaff, AZ  Train Tour Amtrak First Class Dates and Prices
Grand Canyon Family Adventure 2014-2015 5 Flagstaff, AZ  Flagstaff, AZ  Train Tour Amtrak First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 38 U.S. (Continental) family vacations

* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.