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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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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
Family Botswana Safari 10 Livingstone, Zambia  Maun, Botswana  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Africa 10 Cape Town, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Family Friendly Journey - Kenya Safari 8 Nairobi, Kenya  Nairobi, Kenya  Escorted SITA Deluxe Dates and Prices
Family Kenya Safari 8 Nairobi, Kenya  Nairobi, Kenya  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
South Africa 2020-2021 10 Cape Town, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 26 Africa family vacations
Family Vacations - Alaska
Family Alaska 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Alaska: Call of the Wild (BBC Earth Journey, For Families) 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Alaska 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Alaska Family Journey: Wilderness Explorer (National Geographic Journey) 9 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted G Adventure First Class Dates and Prices
Family Vacations - Asia
Japan 11 Osaka, Japan  Tokyo, Japan  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia 2020-2021 12 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Siem Reap, Cambodia  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Family China 12 Beijing, China  Shanghai, China  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Family Japan 9 Tokyo, Japan  Kyoto, Japan  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
China 12 Hong Kong, China  Shanghai, China  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 29 Asia family vacations
Family Vacations - Australia & New Zealand
Family Australia 9 Sydney, Australia  Cairns, Australia  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Australia 2020-2021 11 Sydney, Australia  Brisbane, Australia  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Australia 11 Sydney, Australia  Brisbane, Australia  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Family Vacations - Canada
Wonders of the Canadian Rockies (For Families) 7 Calgary, Canada  Calgary, Canada  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Canadian Rockies 7 Calgary, Canada  Calgary, Canada  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring British Columbia & the San Juan Islands (Vancouver to Seattle) 8 Seattle, WA  Vancouver, Canada  Other Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring British Columbia & the San Juan Islands (Seattle to Vancouver) 8 Seattle, WA  Vancouver, Canada  Other Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Churchill Arctic Family Adventure 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Family Vacations - Europe and Britain
Family Fun Along The Seine: Paris To Normandy 8 Paris, France  Paris, France  River Cruise Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Castles on the Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure (Southbound) 8 Amsterdam, Holland  Basel, Switzerland  River Cruise Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Castles on the Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure (Northbound) 8 Basel, Switzerland  Amsterdam, Holland  River Cruise Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Bon Voyage! France Family River Cruise 8 Paris, France  Lyon, France  River Cruise Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Douro Discovery: A Family River Cruise in Portugal 8 Lisbon, Portugal  Porto, Portugal  River Cruise Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 69 Europe and Britain family vacations
Family Vacations - Mexico & Central America
Costa Rica 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  Liberia, Costa Rica  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Costa Rica 2020-2021 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  Liberia, Costa Rica  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Family Costa Rica 7 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Monkeys Jungles and Volcanoes (For Families) 8 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
Costa Rica Family Journey: From Rainforest to Coast 9 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 10 Mexico & Central America family vacations
Family Vacations - Middle East
Jordan Family - Journey to the Lost City 8 Amman, Jordan  Dead Sea  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Family Vacations - South America
Galapagos: Wildlife Wonderland (BBC Earth Journey, For Families) 8 Quito, Ecuador  Guayaquil, Ecuador  Expedition Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Family Galapagos Adventure 7 Guayaquil, Ecuador  Guayaquil, Ecuador  Expedition Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Peru 8 Lima, Peru  Cuzco, Peru  Expedition Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Family Gal├ípagos 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Expedition A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Galapagos: Wildlife Wonderland 2021 (BBC Earth Journey, For Families) 8 Quito, Ecuador  Guayaquil, Ecuador  Expedition Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 11 South America family vacations
Family Vacations - U.S. (Continental)
New York City Escape 4 New York City, NY  New York City, NY  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Boston Escape 4 Boston, MA  Boston, MA  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Wyoming 7 Jackson, WY  Jackson, WY  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Montana 7 Bozeman, MT  Bozeman, MT  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Disneyland Resort and Southern California 2020-2021 6 Los Angeles, CA  Los Angeles, CA  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 13 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.