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Family Vacations

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 up to 10% off 2016 Trafalgar vacations when you book by September 23, 2015 and pay in full by December 17, 2015. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save with early payment discounts on select Trafalgar vacations when you book and pay in full by November 19, 2015. Prices shown reflect discounts of up to 10%. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $600 to $2,000 per couple off Uniworld holiday river cruises in certain cabin categories when you book and pay in full by by September 30, 2015. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $600 to $1,600 per couple on 2016 Uniworld trips when you book and pay in full by October 31, 2015. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $350 per couple off the air-inclusive price of select Trafalgar trips when you book by September 18, 2015. Offer applies to Avianca flights from select gateways and is combinable with select promotions. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $75 to $150 per couple off select Amtrak journeys when you book by September 30, 2015. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $300 to $800 per couple on 2016 Uniworld river cruises when you book by January 15, 2016. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save $5,000 to $6,000 per couple off select Abercrombie & Kent trips in certain cabin categories when you book by March 31, 2016. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save on last-minute deals on select Trafalgar tours. Prices shown reflect discount when you book by September 16, 2015. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive one pre-tour hotel night in Scottsdale on select departures with Tauck. 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
Kalahari Desert 4 Maun, Botswana  Kalahari Desert, Botswana  Independent African Tvl Deluxe $2,575
Morocco Family Adventure 7 Marrakesh, Morocco  Marrakesh, Morocco  Escorted G Adventure Budget $999
Sahara Family Holiday 8 Ouarzazate, Morocco  Marrakesh, Morocco  Escorted Intrepid Budget $680
Morocco Family Holiday 8 Marrakesh, Morocco  Marrakesh, Morocco  Escorted Intrepid Budget $735
Morocco Kasbahs & Desert - Teenage Adventure 8 Casablanca, Morocco  Marrakesh, Morocco  Escorted G Adventure Budget $999
+ View all 30 Africa family vacations
Family Vacations - Alaska
Alaska: Call of the Wild 2016 (BBC Earth Journey, For Families) 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Tauck Deluxe $4,490
Alaska 2016 (For Families) 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Disney Deluxe $4,809
Family Alaska 2016 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted A & K Deluxe $6,795
Family Vacations - Antarctica
Classic Antarctica 2016 (For Families) 12 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Expedition A & K Deluxe $13,495
Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands (For Families) 17 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Expedition A & K Deluxe $18,995
Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2016 (For Families) 17 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Expedition A & K Deluxe $19,995
Family Vacations - Asia
Phuket Family Sailing 7 Phuket, Thailand  Phuket, Thailand  Other Intrepid Budget $1,625
Thailand Family Sailing 7 Koh Samui, Thailand  Koh Samui, Thailand  Other Intrepid Budget $1,625
Cambodia Family Holiday 8 Phnom Penh, Cambodia  Siem Reap, Cambodia  Escorted Intrepid Budget $785
Samurai Discovery (For Families) 8 Tokyo, Japan  Kyoto, Japan  Escorted Trafalgar First Class $3,572
Northern India Family Holiday 10 Delhi, India  Delhi, India  Escorted Intrepid Budget $985
+ View all 28 Asia family vacations
Family Vacations - Australia & New Zealand
Family Australia 2016 9 Sydney, Australia  Port Douglas, Australia  Escorted A & K Deluxe $6,995
Discovery Down Under 2016 (For Families) 12 Cairns, Australia  Hobart, Australia  Escorted Disney Deluxe $7,589
Discovery Down Under (For Families) 12 Cairns, Australia  Hobart, Australia  Escorted Disney Deluxe $7,599
Australia & New Zealand: A Family Journey 16 Melbourne, Australia  Auckland, New Zealand  Escorted A & K Deluxe $8,395
Family Vacations - Canada
Niagara Falls Family Adventure 4 Niagara Falls, Canada  Niagara Falls, Canada  Independent Amtrak First Class $529
Niagara Falls and Toronto Family Adventure 2015-2016 5 Niagara Falls, Canada  Toronto, Canada  Train Tour Amtrak First Class $799
Wonders of the Canadian Rockies 2016 (For Families) 7 Calgary, Canada  Calgary, Canada  Escorted Tauck Deluxe $3,250
Montana and Alberta, Canada 2016 (For Families) 7 Glacier N.P., MT  Banff, Canada  Escorted Disney Deluxe $4,189
Rockies Thrills and Glacier Chills (For Families) 8 Vancouver, Canada  Calgary, Canada  Escorted Trafalgar First Class $2,450
+ View all 7 Canada family vacations
Family Vacations - Europe and Britain
Winter Iceland Family Adventure 7 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted Intrepid Budget $1,755
Summer Iceland Family Adventure 7 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted Intrepid Budget $2,310
The Sweet Life: Rome & Sorrento 2016 (For Families) 7 Rome, Italy  Sorrento, Italy  Escorted Tauck Deluxe $3,590
The Sweet Life: Rome & Sorrento (For Families) 7 Rome, Italy  Sorrento, Italy  Escorted Tauck Deluxe $3,990
Italy: Tuscany (For Families) 7 Tuscany, Italy  Tuscany, Italy  Escorted Disney Deluxe $4,869
+ View all 71 Europe and Britain family vacations
Family Vacations - Mexico & Central America
Costa Rica Coast to Coast (For Families) 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  Liberia, Costa Rica  Escorted Disney Deluxe $3,399
Family Costa Rica 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted A & K Deluxe $3,595
Family Costa Rica 2016 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted A & K Deluxe $3,595
Costa Rica Family Adventure 2015-2016 8 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted Collette First Class $1,599
Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes 2016-2017 (For Families) 8 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted Trafalgar First Class $1,616
+ View all 16 Mexico & Central America family vacations
Family Vacations - Middle East
Jordan Family Adventure 8 Amman, Jordan  Amman, Jordan  Escorted G Adventure Budget $1,249
Signature Jordan & Israel 12 Amman, Jordan  Tel Aviv, Israel  Escorted A & K Deluxe $9,695
Family Vacations - South America
Family Land Galápagos—Multi-Activities 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Escorted G Adventure Budget $1,949
Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries 2016 (For Families) 8 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted Trafalgar First Class $2,421
Galapagos Family Holiday 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Escorted Intrepid Budget $2,810
Mystical Peru 2016 (For Families) 8 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted Tauck Deluxe $3,900
Galapagos: Wildlife Wonderland 2016 (BBC Earth Journey, For Families) 8 Quito, Ecuador  Guayaquil, Ecuador  Expedition Tauck Deluxe $4,595
+ View all 25 South America family vacations
Family Vacations - U.S. (Continental)
Nashville Long Weekend (For Families) 4 Nashville, TN  Nashville, TN  Escorted Disney Deluxe $2,269
Nashville Long Weekend 2016 (For Families) 4 Nashville, TN  Nashville, TN  Escorted Disney Deluxe $2,389
New York City Long Weekend (For Families) 4 New York City, NY  New York City, NY  Escorted Disney Deluxe $2,599
San Francisco Long Weekend (For Families) 4 San Francisco, CA  San Francisco, CA  Escorted Disney Deluxe $2,599
New York City Long Weekend 2016 (For Families) 4 New York City, NY  New York City, NY  Escorted Disney Deluxe $2,649
+ View all 41 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.