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<p>Every family has different preferences in destinations and how they want to see the world. With personalized schedules, tailored experiences, engaging guides, and flexible excursions, family travel with Zicasso gives you the freedom of exploration with the support of local knowledge. With 101 countries to choose from, you can find inspiration and explore the very best in family vacations.</p>

Every family has different preferences in destinations and how they want to see...

Every family has different preferences in destinations and how they want to see the world. With personalized schedules, tailored experiences, engaging guides, and flexible excursions, family travel with Zicasso gives you the freedom of exploration with the support of local knowledge. With 101 countries to choose from, you can find inspiration and explore the very best in family vacations.

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Father with his daughters on the Amalfi Coast in Italy
Italy Family Vacation: Rome, Florence, Amalfi Coast

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,575

This luxurious, 10-day journey into Italy’s past and present features the head-turning districts of Rome and Florence in addition to the more rustic and rural neighborhoods of the Amalfi coast. Enjoyment for all is the main priority on this tour, and whether it arrives as a sip of an unknown Tuscan wine, the views from a rooftop tour of Il Duomo, or the aquatic bliss of an Amalfi beach, there is something for everyone to be enjoyed.

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Mother and daughter sitting in front of gondolas looking at San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Italy
11-Day Luxury Trip to Venice, Florence, and Rome for Families

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,719

From gliding through Venice on gondolas to crossing the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and uncovering ancient ruins in Rome, this 11-day Italian adventure guides you through the classic sites of Italy’s three major cities.

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Hacienda Bambusa in Quindío Colombia.  Photo courtesy of Hacienda Bambusa
The Real Encanto Tour in Colombia

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,899

Bring the magic of Encanto to life as you embrace the Family Madrigal during your 8-day family-friendly adventure of Colombia. Experience the colorful landscape, vibrant wildlife, and captivating culture captured in the charm of Disney’s animated film. With stunning accommodations and thoughtful itinerary design, be caught up in the magic of this undiscovered region of the world. Note: Zicasso is not affiliated with, sponsored or endorsed by Walt Disney Animation Studios or Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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Chania on the Island of Crete in Greece
Athens, Crete, and Santorini Luxury Family Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,575

This luxurious 11-day Greece tour is designed to introduce you to the rich culture, iconic heritage, and mythical origins of this legendary landscape. Make your way from Athens to Crete to Santorini for the culinary and cultural treasures of Greece, which will be yours to enjoy. Any trip to Greece is not complete without a balanced exploration of both the mainland and the scenic island chains across the Aegean Sea.

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Kayaking around the caves at Ponte de Piedade in Algarve, Portugal.
Regal Relaxation Family Portugal Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,235

From the contemporary skyline of Porto to the sun-washed shores of Algarve, there is so much for families to enjoy on this handcrafted 12-day tour of Portugal. You and your family will immerse yourselves in the country’s fascinating history with tours of venerated heritage sites. You can appreciate spectacular seascapes of the Algarve and cherish the luxuriant landscapes of the Douro Valley. Michelin-starred culinary experiences and engaging seaside activities will only elevate your incredible vacation.

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Sea front view to Hell's Island from Hvar, Croatia
9-Day Family Vacation to Croatia

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,845

See a different side of the scenery and country during your active 9-day family Croatia tour. Rush down thundering whitewater and bask in medieval drama. Cycle across rolling hills and discover island beauty. From an ancient Roman palace to sunset cast over soaring town walls, you can balance adventure and relaxation, cultural heritage, and historical exploration as you plunge into Croatia’s captivating depths.

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Perfect France Family Vacation with Teens

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,142

The scenic beauty and rich culture of Provence and Paris are yours to enjoy on this 11-day tour through some of France's most breathtaking regions. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the scenic banks of the Rhone River, a blend of small-town charm and urban thrills will ensure a balanced exploration of each community you visit.

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Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan
Endless Appeal of Japan: Immersive Family Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,783

Discover Japan and its fascinating culture with your family during this immersive 13-day tour leading from the buzzing streets of Tokyo to the beautiful panoramas of Kobe. Along the way, you will learn a great deal about the country and its people while cherishing spectacular scenes cataloged in glossy magazines. From the culinary delights to the spiritual finds, Japan is yours to explore.

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Lioness drinking with her cubs at Ndutu in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
East Africa Family Safari: Zanzibar, Tanzania & Kenya

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,639

From island life to big game safaris, East Africa kindles images of a unique family adventure. Over 12 days, you will lounge on beaches, come face to face with elephant herds, learn how to track animals, and meet with tribal Masai families. From recreating  Lion King movie scenes to watching wildebeest gallop past you, this family safari is imbued with the intimate experiences that are possible in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and Kenya.

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Young boy shows off a starfish he found while snorkeling in Belize

Belize’s diverse and bountiful natural beauty is displayed on your 10-day family adventure to the Ancient Mayan ruins of San Ignacio, the incredible underground caves near Belmopan, and the breathtaking Belize Barrier Reef off the picturesque coast of Placencia. Trek, paddle, zipline, sail, and more to explore the ancient cities, lush rainforests, glistening shorelines, and captivating caves that await on this thrilling family tour.

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Glacier Express train traveling through the Alps in Switzerland
Beautiful Switzerland: 16-Day Family Tour

16 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,315

Switzerland's culturally vibrant and historically significant cities will seduce you as you tour from Zurich to Geneva, stopping at magnificent snow-capped mountain regions in between. Embrace the exuberant atmosphere of bustling districts, step onto the powdery glacial landscapes, throw snowballs at one another, ski down the steep slopes of the Swiss Alps, and cross the flowered fields cascading the countryside on this emblematic 16-day vacation.

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Puelo River Valley, Chile
3-Week Family Tour of Patagonia and the Capitals of Chile and Argentina

19 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,801

Explore the Patagonian paradise of Chile and Argentina with your family on this 19-day tour that begins and ends in bustling South American capitals. Uncover Chilean and Argentinian heritage and culture in Santiago and Buenos Aires, indulge in the wines of Casablanca, cross the unspoiled plains of Torres del Paine National Park, climb the glacial ice slopes near El Calafate, and more during your customizable family vacation in Patagonia.

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Costa Rica Family Friendly Vacation: Jungle, Wildlife & Beach

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,633

Costa Rica is a paradise in every way, known for its tropical weather and lush rainforests, charming people and captivating wildlife. On this 7-day family vacation, you will find something to please everyone. Zip line through the trees to please your adventurous son or horseback ride on the beach to appease your children’s storybook dreams. Trek through monkey-ridden jungles and dive into a coral decorated seafloor. From whale watching to bird watching you will find the blissful pleasure of a happy family on this seamlessly immersive paradise.

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Tanzania Family Safari: Wildlife & Culture

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $15,582

Though famed for its wildlife, Tanzanian cultures are equally remarkable – and this tour combines it all. Beginning in the quiet corners of Tarangire National Park, guests are ushered into the soothing rhythm of the African bush. Depth is added to the wilderness experience while walking alongside the Hadzabe people, among the only remaining hunter-gatherer societies. The tour culminates in the famed Serengeti National Park and in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Great Wildebeest Migration (month dependent) and countless wildlife encounters are nothing short of spectacles performed against stunning backdrops.

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10-Day Greece Island Hopping Family Vacation

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,245

The gorgeous islands of Greece are known for its pristine beaches, delicious food, iconic landmarks, and more, making them the ideal destination for a family vacation. Begin your luxurious, 10-day adventure in the capital city of Athens before, traveling in luxury across the Aegean Sea in a private speed boat to discover the islands of Mykonos, Paros, and Santorini. Stunning beaches and memorable attractions can be found on every island. Immerse yourself in the culture of Greece through private tours and exclusive family experiences, and create memories that will last a lifetime during this family trip to the idyllic islands of Greece.

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Kid-Friendly Vacation to Southern Spain

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,115

Take your entire family on an unforgettable, 10-day excursion to Spain’s sunny Andalucia. Ornate palaces and beautiful cathedrals line the quaint, cobblestone streets.  Flamenco dancers throw up their arms in a passionate display as they stomp their feet to the staccato beats of clapping castanets. Nearby cafes entice patrons with jamon iberico and other delectable, local flavors. Located a stone’s throw away, crowds cheer as bullfighters twirl their capes and tease their four-legged counterparts with a boastful Ole! In no time, you and your family will be immersed in local history and culture while falling in love with this enchanting, Spanish paradise.

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Uganda Adventure Safari For Families With Teenage Children

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,043

Uganda inspires, especially for teenagers, an adventure into the wild that goes beyond the norm. Gorilla trekking, being surrounded by chimpanzees, walking with the zebra and, game drives that follow giants are just some of the experiences on offer. Uganda is not a destination for young children, as the famous wildlife activities have a 15-year minimum age. But for older children, it is a great journey into the unknown, this handcrafted safari a wonderful collection of wildlife connections followed by a private island paradise.

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Family-Friendly Tour of Spain & Portugal

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,569

Search for dragons, explore royal palaces, and then indulge in the sweet flavors of freshly made chocolate during your customizable family friendly tour to Spain and Portugal. Play amongst the life-sized gingerbread architecture of Park Guell and then explore the inspiring ambiance of a bookstore that inspired Harry Potter. Dramatic cathedrals will capture the attention of all ages as the captivating artwork found on a scavenger hunt through a museum will bring an atmosphere of fun to the exploration of history.  Your time spent together as history comes across these two countries will bring your family closer together in Spain and Portugal.

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Family-Friendly Ireland Itinerary

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,155

Majestic folklore, a history of magic, and the majesty of opulent castles will enchant you during your personalized Ireland family-friendly vacation. The emerald greenery spreading across the hills and dales lead to the dramatic cliffs soaring above the fierce Atlantic waters. Legends account for the fascinating scenery on which medieval castles continue to stand. From the bustling cobbled lanes of Dublin to the dramatic turreted towers of Kilkenny, the remains of an ancient abbey to the manicured grounds of an elaborate noble estate, the family will find charm and wonderment within the rich Irish history and captivating emerald landscape. For additional Ireland travel destinations, browse our additional Ireland tours on Zicasso.

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A Perfect Family Vacation in Belize

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,635

Wisk the family away for an exciting experience, discovering marine life swimming along the Barrier Reef and jaguars hiding in the Maya Mountains on this exhilarating Belize vacation. Your tour is custom tailored to family adventure on the Placencia Peninsula, accounting for activities both exhilarating and educational. Listen to howler monkeys roar in the morning. Watch lagoon shores for crocodiles. Kayak on the ocean to white sand islands. Mayan temples tower above the treetops and villages uphold traditions blending their heritage. From the moment you arrive in Belize, you will create experiences the family never forgets.

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Ten-Day Thailand Family Adventure: Culture, Jungles & Islands

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,855

Thailand brings adventure and mystique as an exotic destination that is comfortable for all ages. Elephants hoot in the thick jungle, monks will greet you at sunrise, and the tribe villages will impress an alternative way of life. A jungle camp will immerse you in nature while an island retreat provides sun, sea, and sand. Handcrafted to maximize your family time together, this 10-day Thailand tour avoids the city to create the classic Thai mix of culture, jungle, and island.

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Spring Family Getaway in Paris and Loire Valley

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,907

From cuisine to shopping and artistic treasures to iconic architecture, this 8-day family trip to France will immerse you in cultural splendor and regal grandeur. Sample famous Parisian chocolates and pastries, ride horses through the gorgeous landscapes of the Loire Valley, marvel at the masterpieces in the Louvre Museum, and glide down the Seine River on a scenic cruise. Your family will discover and delight in French castles, cuisine, and culture.

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17-Day Luxury Family Vacation: Adventures in Thailand and Laos

17 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,962

With rich cultural heritage, exquisite culinary history, and immaculate rainforests sweeping much of the untouched landscapes, Thailand and Laos are phenomenal places to bring your family for 17 days of non-stop fun and insightful discovery. From temple tours in decorated spiritual complexes to forest walks in pristine environments and foodie experiences at sensational eateries to historic exhibitions at venerated landmarks, explore Thailand and Laos’ adventure highlights with your family.

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8-Day Family Iceland Excursion

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,235

Transport your family to a magical world and experience a life-changing adventure amongst the mystical landscapes of Iceland on this 8-day tour. Explore the stunning waterfalls of the country, discover the infamous plane wreck on the black sands, and head for the skies in a helicopter to view powerful geysers. Saunter into the earth’s core in a lava tube, marvel at the icy blue insides of a glacier, spy the other-worldly worm monster for a reward, then dine on fresh succulent seafood. Customize the tour for your family’s desires and create memories of a lifetime on this exploration of Iceland.

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Travel Tips for Your Family Trip
Where should I take my family on vacation?

Every family has unique travel interests, and you should choose a destination that aligns with yours and your kids. You may want a space to relax, while your children may want to visit beaches, or your teenagers may dream of going on a safari.

The best family-friendly travel destinations usually offer a range of exciting experiences to suit all members of your family. To help you get started, here are some of our favorite family-friendly destinations:

  • Italy: Home to ancient Roman ruins, fantastic beaches, pizza, pasta, and gelato, Italy is a classic family destination for kids of all ages. Try creating your own pasta, take a gladiator course, or glide down Venice’s Grand Canal.
  • Greece: Island-hopping, mythology tours, and classic Mediterranean beaches make Greece a perfect family-friendly vacation spot to enjoy history, culture, and natural beauty.
  • Costa Rica: The immersion into nature is the focus of a Costa Rica family tour. Your trip can take you to a perfect beach, ziplining through the rainforest, or whitewater rafting inside a deep canyon for an exciting family vacation.
  • Australia: Combine untamed wilderness with chic urban life and you can experience the treasures of Australia, from snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef to kangaroo safaris, learning the stories of Aboriginal Dreamtime, to boating around Sydney Harbour.
  • Japan: A unique blend of futuristic and traditional, Japan can feel like stepping into pop culture or into preserved history from Tokyo’s fast pace to Kyoto’s fleeting geishas.
What are the best experiences for a family tour?

From making your own pizza in Italy to witnessing wildebeest cross the Serengeti during the Great Migration, there are a wide variety of experiences to share as a family. Whatever your interests, our favorite things to do as a family can inspire your trip:

  • Take to the open wilderness in search of the famous Big Five on an African safari
  • Discover the delightful flavors and textures of gelato when making your own in Italy
  • Indulge in the world’s finest chocolates on tasting tours in famous regions
  • Explore the wildlife and treetops on thrilling zipline tours through rainforest canopies
  • Build sandcastles or enjoy watersports at the world’s best beaches
  • Learn about ancient civilizations on educational history tours
  • Trek across unique landscapes, including glaciers and volcanoes
What are the best family vacations?

Your family vacation can take you across Europe or deep into Oceania, exploring the desert in the Middle East or visiting ancient temples in Asia. Explore our top vacation ideas for families to discover a collection of our most popular trips for families with children of all ages.

And if you decide to travel as three generations or more, you can find featured itineraries in our collection of multi-generational tours.

What are the top tips for traveling as a family?

Planning a family trip may seem challenging, but our top tips for traveling with kids can make it easier than ever.

  • Partner with a travel specialist who will plan the entire family trip for you
  • Take it slow at the airport, during your trip, and on the way home
  • Don’t overpack because most countries will have what you need
  • Prebook everything you can with your specialist for a smoother experience
  • Talk to your kids during the planning and booking process to understand what they may want to do and to teach them about where they will be traveling

Bear in mind that traveling with toddlers and babies is different from traveling with kids ages 5-12, and traveling with teens offers new experiences. For these reasons, provide your travel specialist with as much information about your family as possible so that they can design a hassle-free trip for you all.

Are there any unique places I can travel with my family?

Many international destinations can meet your family’s interests and travel goals. By considering unexpected places or experiences, you can find new and interesting family-friendly places to visit around the world.

Some of our favorite unique places to visit as a family include:

  • Morocco: Many families flock to Europe on vacation, but Morocco is an excellent alternative close to Spain. Whether visiting Moorish architecture, maze-like medinas, or legendary sand dunes, Morocco is a great place for cultural tours and active adventure.
  • Colombia: With historic Spanish colonial architecture, gorgeous beaches with white sands, and jungle adventures that can take you into the Amazon, Colombia is full of colorful charms for travelers of any age.
  • South Africa: Adults and children alike can enjoy South Africa’s diversity with incredible hikes, fantastic water sports, gorgeous beaches, unique museums, and the timeless allure of an African safari.
What else should I know about how to plan a family vacation?

Explore more inspiration and information about planning a family vacation in our travel guide for families.

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