Multi-Generational Family Travel


World Travel. Family Discovery

David Rentsch

President, Cruise Holidays

Tauck Bridges Program

Doing things together, sharing learning experiences and fun adventures make for lasting impressions. Tauck Bridges vacations are designed to be enjoyed by all ages, from grandchild to grandparent and everyone in between. Prepare a meal together at an Irish cookery school with its own organic farm, visit an Andalucian ranch that raises lustrous black bulls, explore the “lost” city of Machu Picchu, face off with a benign marine iguana in the Galapagos, kayak on Alaska’s turquoise Kenai River, watch for the “Big Five” on a game drive in Ngorongoro Crater, or meet French gypsies and cowboys in the Camargue. Each of our family itineraries is designed to offer something for everyone in the family; we handle the details while you enjoy a terrific time as a family.

As a travel agency, Cruise Holidays has been in the business of making families’ dreams come true for over fourteen years. We’ve helped our clients celebrate graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, long-awaited family reunions and other important milestones in destinations all over the world. As different as the trips and our clients’ reasons for taking them are, one constant connects them all together: the desire to share the memories of a lifetime together before time and our families slip away.

As a parent myself, I know just how fleeting childhood can be. Before you know it, the kids are grown and out on their own. The same holds true for the older generation in our families. The time we have together is always shorter than we think. That is the reason behind why many travel industry companies are creating generational family-targeted vacations. Each itinerary is purposefully designed to engage families with shared experiences that have a lasting, positive impact on every age and generation as they see, do, explore, learn and laugh together.

Many travel companies do a great job at providing these special programs, but I will highlight a few so you can get an idea of the plethora of options available.

Norman Carr Safaris

We love having families on safari – we know what it’s like to travel with children and the normal safari routine sometimes doesn’t suit younger travelers so we allocate families their own guide and vehicle in order for them to set their own routine, enjoy shorter safaris with an emphasis on child friendly activities and meal times and menus to suit.

The African bush holds so many treasures and there are few things more rewarding than seeing the awe in a child's face as he is brought close to a herd of elephant or crouches to watch a dung beetle rolling its carefully prepared bundle across the ground.

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