Imagine a family vacation where an expert guides you and ensures you see the best sites and enjoy the best tastes of a city. You don’t have to worry about the details. Just sit back and enjoy the experience. If that sounds like your style – you should discover Guided Vacations.
This isn’t your grandparents’ guided vacation – packed into a bus and carted from place to place to check the box you were there. These vacations come in all types and sizes. You can choose from adventure vacations, luxury, cultural, and more. And many of the family options are smaller groups providing more intimate experiences.
Let’s look in more detail at the great benefits of guided vacations and some great family options that may be perfect for your next vacation.
IT'S TAKEN CARE OF
One of the most wonderful things about a guided vacation is that all your logistics are taken care of, from your itinerary and hotels to your tours and meals. Everything is mapped out for you and your family, whether you’re sailing the Greek Islands or touring Costa Rica. This makes summer vacation planning and the vacation itself super easy for the vacation planner.
Someone else takes care of all the driving and transportation. You and your family can ride comfortably, relax, and enjoy the scenery.
GUIDED EXPERIENCES & ACCESS
You’ll learn from knowledgeable local tour guides. They’re your source of information about your destination's culture, history, sights, and details, so you don’t have to do the research. And tours focused on families are specifically developed to engage the kids.
Get behind-the-scenes access to see and do things you couldn’t do on your own, often led by special professional experts like an archery pro in England or a local pasta maker in Italy.
MEET NEW PEOPLE, MAKE NEW FRIENDS
Make new friends on the trip. As you travel with other families, you and the kids will meet new people, and your kids will have fun hanging out with other kids.
Traveling with a group also allows your family to feel safe wherever you go.
SAVE TIME & MONEY
In addition to saving planning time, group tour options are often more affordable thanks to their all-inclusive pricing.
And group travel reduces your environmental impact. It leaves a much lighter carbon footprint than if everyone had their own transportation.
LOTS OF DESTINATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM
AAA develops exclusive Guided Vacations for Members with their Explorations by AAA collection. They also work with great partners specializing in family travel, like Trafalgar, to take you to the best family vacation spots around the world with family-friendly stays and experiences to keep everyone engaged.
HERE ARE A FEW GREAT FAMILY GUIDED VACATION EXAMPLES:
Italy Gladiators, Gondolas & Gold, 10-day family tour with Trafalgar
Travel across Italy on this family adventure. Learn how to make pizza like a local. Discover your inner artist as you make your own Carnival mask in Venice and witness the exquisite art of glassblowing. Dine with a count on his 15th-century Tuscan estate. Experience life as a gladiator with a visit to a Gladiator School in Rome.
USA Family Tour Wild West, Cowboys & Buffalos End Rapid City, 9-day family tour with Trafalgar
History comes alive on this family adventure into the wild west! Travel and watch Old Faithful put on a show at Yellowstone on this epic National Parks tour. Stay on a real cowboy ranch, have lunch in a wagon on the Oregon Trail, stand in awe at Mount Rushmore, and say ‘hi’ to Buffalo Bill. Discover Native American culture and traditions when you meet Stephen Yellowhawk and gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the richness of the culture.
Caribbean & Bahamas KeeKee’s Big Adventures at Sea on Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas, 7-night family cruise July 9 – 16, 2023, with Explorations by AAA
Join KeeKee for an adventure-filled week-long Caribbean vacation departing from Orlando / Port Canaveral, Florida, sailing to St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and spend a Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas – destinations filled with palm-trimmed beaches, crystal clear water, and casual cultures! And lots of fun onboard the world’s newest and biggest cruise ship. Enjoy exclusive AAA Member Benefits, events, and activities traveling with your host, Shannon Jones, author and creator of KeeKee’s Big Adventures.
You can see the level of detail and adventure put together for you and your family. Visit AAA Guided Vacations or contact your local Travel Advisor to start planning today.
Guided Vacation Adventure Awaits!