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What To Expect On A Family Tours

[fa icon="calendar"] Sep 9, 2013 8:49:00 AM / by Sally Black

Sally Black

What To Expect On a Family TourFamily tours are a great way to see the world with your kids  and let someone else worry about all the stress.

If there is a place you'd like to visit with your kids, chances are there is a family tour that goes there. Every family tour and itinerary comes with different features included. Generally speaking family tours include your hotel stays with family friendly activities, transportation, sightseeing and activities. Some or all of your meals may also be included. You will travel in the company of other families in the company of a tour guide. Your tour guide knows the ropes, speaks the local language and can punctuate your vacation experience with additional tips and details. It's also your tour guide's job to facilitate fun, friendship and bonding with everyone who is part of the group.

Parents can relax and let the tour guide take charge and take care of all the driving, arrangements and details. Your kids can make new friends while seeing the Eiffel tower, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef or while climbing Machu Picchu. A family tour vacation will give your kids the opportunity to have fun while they learn about new locations, new food and new cultures.

There are several trusted travel companies that offer specialized family tour vacations. There are some that offer teen only family trips and even multi generational tours in case grandma and grandpa want in on the fun too.

Family Tours are scheduled throughout the year but most departures occur during summer vacations and school breaks. Family tours usually come with age limits for kids based on the activities of your trip. Some families may feel slighted but lets be honest, do you really want to see the Great Wall of China with a cranky toddler.

Family tours tend to seem a bit expensive at first glance when you price them out on paper. This is because many people will plan a family U.K. trip by pricing their airfare and hotel. They tend to turn a blind eye to as you go along sightseeing, doing actitives and eating their meals. The price of your tour includes your tour guide, something that you wouldn't have if you did the same tour independently on your own. In addition, many family tours get VIP extras like no waiting in line at the Tower of London. Saving valuable time on your vacation can be priceless.

Topics: family vacations

Sally Black

Written by Sally Black

Sally is the Founder of Vacationkids.com Travel Agency and author of the book "Fearless Family Vacations". She is also the Director of Travel Agent Initiatives and Training at The Family Travel Association.

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