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Packaged Tours—When to Capitulate

Tour packages. When is it time to book a tour?

I’ll admit that to me, tour package travel always seemed to:

  1. Defeat the whole idea of traveling
  2. Seem like more work than play
  3. Awful
  4. tour pckagage lines

    tour pckagage lines

But the truth is that tours, especially when you’re taking your children with you to an exotic place like Africa where you really know nothing about the place, are essential. They’re essential to seeing the country, to staying safe and to ensuring that the children come away with an understanding and an appreciation of where they’ve been.

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safari tours are a great way to see wildlife

safari tours are a great way to see wildlife

You have to find the right fit

small tours

small tours

We’ve all snickered at tours before. Whether they’re tours of ship people coming into the a port, being led around by a guide or a bus for of Americans looking lost, many of us have snickered. But the truth is we should stop snickering because they’re actually learning something while we’re snickering. Having said that, not all tours are created equal. Operators specialize in everything from three-hour sightseeing bus rides to 28-day private jet trips around the world. There are tours for couples and tours for families—so research the one that suits you most. Go for small. Go for guided activities rather than guided tours. The more time searching for animals, scuba diving, bike-riding, the better. Remember: you want out of the bus. Not in.

Let Go

safari's are a great family trip

safari's are a great family trip

That’s the best things bout tours. You really can just let go. Stop worrying. It’s all being taken care of for you!  yes, your tour operator will handle all the planning and logistics. You won’t have to worry about your children’s food, sleeping, activities, you name it, GONE!!!  Hello! Why do you think organized travel packages are growing in popularity among families? Because it’s like a real vacation for the parents.

Do Your Homework

tours

tours

Don’t just book the first one you see. Do your research. Many tours are expensive, and trust me, you want a good one, so don’t go booking the bottom of the barrel. How can you find the right tour?

Call friends, travel agencies like Best Travel (we have people sitting by the phone or online). Ask hotels for referrals, then check them out for a second time. See exactly what they offer. Ask how long they’ve been in business. See if they’re rated elsewhere. Magazines like Travel and Leisure often rate tours. Check it out. Be willing to pay a little more to be on the safe side. Remember—it’s never a good idea to be cheap when booking a vacation. Just be smart.

Keep in mind that there are several outstanding operators that specialize in families. The biggest difference between packages is usually price, due to the hotel. Otherwise, dates, length of trip, and featured destinations and activities are the other determining factors. These are the most reputable ones:

  • Thomson Family Adventures
  • Tauck Bridges
  • Collette Family Vacations
  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Adventures by Disney
  • Lindblad Expeditions (in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions)
  • Smithsonian Journeys

Make Friends

campfire nights

campfire nights


If sharing your vacation with a bunch of strangers isn’t your thing, consider the fact that most of the people you end up traveling with are like-minded and interesting people. Some might even become lifelong friends. For parents you can bond with other parents and for kids it’s like having a built-in social club for them to get excited about. No more whining about not having their best friends with them.

Family Reunions and Special Occasions

grandma's coming!

grandma's coming!

One of the biggest trends in the travel industry is multi-generational yep, it means they’re bringing the grandparents. If you’re thinking about planning a family reunion, or are a parent or grandparent who wants to treat your child or grandchild to a vacation, a tour operator might be a good way to go.

So go ahead give us a call or go online at www.fareboom.com and take a look at some of our fares. We can help you find what you’re looking for.

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