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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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  • Save $500 per couple off the air-inclusive price or save $400 per couple off the land price of select Trafalgar departures in September when you book by August 15, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
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  • Save $200 per couple off the air-inclusive price of select Monograms vacations when you book by August 26, 2014. This offer is combinable with select promotions. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 20% off select G Adventures departures when you book by August 31, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $300 per couple off select Monograms vacations when you book by August 26, 2014. 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.
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  • Save up to 10% on select Trafalgar vacations when you book and pay in full by November 20, 2014. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive free unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board select Tauck river cruises. 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* From**

Family Vacations - Africa
The Palace at Sun City 3 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Independent African Tvl Deluxe $1,445
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 4 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe  Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe  Independent African Tvl Deluxe $875
Victoria Falls, Zambia 4 Victoria Falls, Zambia  Victoria Falls, Zambia  Independent African Tvl Deluxe $1,135
Bushmans Retreat 4 Cape Town, South Africa  Cape Town, South Africa  Independent African Tvl Deluxe $1,435
Grootbos Nature Reserve 4 Cape Town, South Africa  Cape Town, South Africa  Independent African Tvl Deluxe $1,995
+ View all 53 Africa family vacations
Family Vacations - Alaska
Alaska: Call of the Wild (For Families) 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Tauck Deluxe $3,990
Alaska: Call of the Wild 2015 (BBC Earth Journey, For Families) 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Tauck Deluxe $4,250
Alaska 2015 (For Families) 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Disney Deluxe $4,459
Taming the Last Frontier (For Families) 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Disney Deluxe $5,149
Family Alaska 2015 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted A & K Deluxe $6,295
+ View all 7 Alaska family vacations
Family Vacations - Antarctica
Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2014-2015 (Family Holiday) 17 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Expedition A & K Deluxe $17,995
Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2015 (For Families) 17 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Expedition A & K Deluxe $18,995
Family Vacations - Asia
India Family Tiger Adventure 2014-2015 10 Delhi, India  Delhi, India  Escorted Intrepid Budget $995
India Family Adventure 11 Delhi, India  Delhi, India  Escorted G Adventure Budget $1,049
Borneo Family Adventure 2014-2015 11 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia  Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia  Escorted Intrepid Budget $1,442
Family - Breathtaking Burma 2014-2015 11 Yangon, Myanmar  Yangon, Myanmar  Escorted Intrepid Budget $2,945
Japan Family - Essence of the Orient 2014-2015 11 Tokyo, Japan  Kyoto, Japan  Escorted Intrepid Budget $3,595
+ View all 28 Asia family vacations
Family Vacations - Australia & New Zealand
Journey Down Under 10 Cairns, Australia  Sydney, Australia  Independent Globus First Class $2,609
Journey Down Under 10 Cairns, Australia  Sydney, Australia  Independent Monograms First Class $2,609
Family Australia 11 Melbourne, Australia  Sydney, Australia  Escorted A & K Deluxe $8,195
Discovery Down Under 2015 (For Families) 12 Cairns, Australia  Hobart, Australia  Escorted Disney Deluxe $7,599
Discovery Down Under (For Families) 12 Cairns, Australia  Hobart, Australia  Escorted Disney Deluxe $7,749
+ View all 6 Australia & New Zealand family vacations
Family Vacations - Canada
Niagara Falls Family Adventure 4 Niagara Falls, Canada  Niagara Falls, Canada  Independent Amtrak First Class $599
Niagara Falls and Toronto Family Adventure 5 Niagara Falls, Canada  Toronto, Canada  Train Tour Amtrak First Class $999
Canadian Rockies Family Discovery 7 Calgary, Canada  Calgary, Canada  Escorted Collette Deluxe $2,099
Wonders of the Canadian Rockies (For Families) 7 Calgary, Canada  Calgary, Canada  Escorted Tauck Deluxe $3,390
Wonders of the Canadian Rockies 2015 (For Families) 7 Calgary, Canada  Calgary, Canada  Escorted Tauck Deluxe $3,390
+ View all 13 Canada family vacations
Family Vacations - Europe and Britain
Iceland Family Adventure 2014-2015 5 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted G Adventure Budget $1,149
Sweden Family Adventure 6 Kiruna, Sweden  Kiruna, Sweden  Escorted G Adventure Budget $2,249
A Week in London & Paris 7 London, England  Paris, France  Independent Monograms First Class $1,381
A Week in London & Paris 7 London, England  Paris, France  Independent Globus First Class $1,381
Summer Iceland Family Adventure 2014-2015 7 Reykjavik, Iceland    Escorted Intrepid Budget $2,415
+ View all 88 Europe and Britain family vacations
Family Vacations - Hawaii
Aloha Hawaii (For Families) 9 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Kona, HI  Escorted Brendan First Class $3,225
Oahu, Maui & Kauai 10 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Kauai, HI  Independent Globus First Class $1,269
Oahu, Maui & Kauai 10 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Kauai, HI  Independent Monograms First Class $1,269
Oahu, Maui, Kauai & Kona 13 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Kona, Big Island, HI  Independent Monograms First Class $1,519
Oahu, Maui, Kauai & Kona 13 Honolulu, Oahu, HI  Kona, Big Island, HI  Independent Globus First Class $1,519
Family Vacations - Mexico & Central America
7 Day Classic Costa Rica Family Vacation 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted Gate 1 First Class $699
Costa Rica Wonders 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Independent Globus First Class $919
Costa Rica Wonders 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Independent Monograms First Class $919
Costa Rica Family Adventure 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted Collette First Class $1,399
Family Costa Rica Adventure 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe $2,695
+ View all 22 Mexico & Central America family vacations
Family Vacations - Middle East
Jordan Family - Journey to the Lost City 8 Amman, Jordan  Amman, Jordan  Escorted Intrepid Budget $1,220
Jordan Family Adventure 2014-2015 8 Amman, Jordan  Amman, Jordan  Escorted G Adventure Budget $1,249
Family Vacations - South America
Peru Highlights 8 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Independent Globus First Class $1,539
Peru Highlights 8 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Independent Monograms First Class $1,539
Family Land Galápagos—Multi-Activities 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Escorted G Adventure Budget $1,949
Family Land Galápagos—Multi-Activities 2015 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Escorted G Adventure Budget $1,949
Galapagos Family Adventure 2014-2015 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Escorted Intrepid Budget $3,150
+ View all 31 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 $2,599
San Francisco 2015 (For Families) 4 San Francisco, CA  San Francisco, CA  Escorted Disney Deluxe $2,599
Chicago Family Adventure 5 Chicago, IL  Chicago, IL  Independent Amtrak First Class $749
Grand Canyon Family Adventure 2014-2015 5 Flagstaff, AZ  Flagstaff, AZ  Train Tour Amtrak First Class $849
Philadelphia and Baltimore Family Adventure 5 Philadelphia, PA  Baltimore, MD  Train Tour Amtrak First Class $849
+ View all 55 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.