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The Advantages of a Group Tour Vacation as a Family

Great vacations for families.

So you are thinking of what to do for the family vacation this summer.  Have you thought of what a group tour vacation would be like?  Many of my suppliers specialize in family tours.  These tours are completely packaged and created with the family traveling together in mind.  Most things are included in a family tour vacation from the air fare, hotels, transportation, tours, activities and many meals.  The itineraries are set up ahead of time so you know where you will be going on each day and what types of adventures you will be having.

The benefits of a family tour vacation are numerous.  Since you are traveling with other families there will be other children for your kids to get to know and play with.  Also all of the families have selected this particular tour because they have in interest in the destination and are thriving to learn while on vacation.  The family tour vacation is also a great trip for the single parents since there are other adults to interact with and enjoy their company.

The tour director and local guides are selected since they have a love of teaching and sharing this knowledge with families.  These guides will show you the culture and destination you just would not see if you were on vacation on your own.  There are many activities throughout the day that are created just for the kids and many evening events for the parents to have some time to themselves while the kids are having their own fun.

Here is a quote from a tour director from Globus Family Travel on her experience as a tour director “On a family tour, I try to create an experience from the kids’ point of view, involving them actively in what we do and see.  The emphasis is on connecting – children with each other, parents, grandparents, cultures they experience, scenery, and wildlife”  By Lynn Barber, tour director for Globus for the past 14 years and previous high school English and journalism teacher.

If you are thinking of a family tour vacation, think about whom else in your family may want to go.  It can be a great multi generational family vacation of a lifetime.  When it comes time to plan your family vacation, contact me and we can talk about the different family tour vacations such as “European Family Discovery," “Mounties, Maple Leafs & the Majestic Rockies," “Ciao Italia!," to “Canyon Country Family Adventure."

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