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|Tours: Thomson Family Adventures, Offering Family Trips - Fun, Easy, and Amazing.
Imagine taking a family adventure vacation created by families for families, one that makes it easy to get away, have fun, and create memories. Think about sharing one of a kind experiences with your children or grandchildren like hiking in a Costa Rican cloud forest, cruising the Galapagos Islands, gazing at the Pyramids of Giza, witnessing the amazing wildlife of Tanzania, or counting stars in Morocco.
Overview: For nearly three decades, Judi Wineland and Rick Thomson have been organizing and leading adventures around the globe. They offer clients vision, expertise, integrity and quality. Family travel is their passion and so they are absolutely committed to understanding and fulfilling the needs of families on vacation. Judi and Rick travel with their own children and know that family travel can be a rewarding experience when all of the details are taken care of and the guesswork is eliminated.
Why Thomson for families?
Thomson guides make the good stuff happen on unique trips created just for families. Parents and grandparents can relax from the moment of arrival until the day of departure, knowing Thomson staff members are behind the scenes taking care of every last detail. From children to teens, Thomson understands the importance of age-matching within a group. Need to know:
Family groups are limited in size to no more than twenty-five people. The number is large enough that children can often find another child of a similar age or interests, while not being so large that it ruins the fun. When it is time to go, they go.
Thomson offers a wide range of convenient, guaranteed trip departure dates scheduled to coincide with winter and spring breaks, summer vacation, and school holidays. Once you book on one of the departures, they will not cancel the trip. But even better, if a group departure date doesn’t suit your time frame they can usually arrange a time that will. They can also organize completely customized private adventures for you and your family. Bonus points:
As a family company, they understand the value of peace of mind. For that reason, travel insurance is automatically included for all scheduled adventures.
Spaces and places for the whole family. When was the last time your extended family got together? A Thomson trip is the perfect way for your entire family – near and far – to spend time with relatives that you might not see as often as you would like. Imagine a family reunion on the move. Just select a destination and a date, and they will do the rest. Bonus points: Because many grandparents are expressing an interest in traveling with their grandchildren – with or without the parents, Thompson has plenty of suggestions to make the vacation a joy - whether you are taking the whole brood or just one grandkid at a time as a rite of passage, they know what it takes to make things work.
Activities vary by destination and may include river rafting, snorkeling, hiking and wildlife viewing. In all cases, there is the bonus of cultural immersion. The staff is dedicated to providing the best destination experience possible. More than twenty years of experience traveling with families makes them experts in family travel to the destinations they offer. They have a reputation for providing child-friendly pacing and parent-friendly comforts. Departures are convenient and guaranteed. Group size is limited to provide individual attention. Value added:
Thomson has a unique mentoring program created for groups of eight or more. The mentor is an individual whose enthusiasm and creativity help make the adventure complete. Mentors provide hands-on activities and games designed to help children make their own discoveries about the places and cultures they're experiencing. Most popular is the Discovery Challenge created to “break the ice” among families on each tour. Bonus points:
A component of each family adventure program is a pen pal option that allows children to make an in-country connection before their trip begins and then meet their pen pal during their adventure vacation. Pen pal visits often include activities like songs, sports and other games. Your child will have a memorable meeting with his or her pen pal. Whether it’s a soccer game in the jungle, a meal with a local family, learning a local craft with an artisan or participating in a community service project, you can watch your children’s world expand in front of your eyes.
Thomson Family Adventures spans the globe offering unique field experiences for families. Their company website provides all of the choices for adventure and it may be viewed at www.familyadventures.com
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Thomson Family Adventures 14 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Toll-free 1-800-262-6255, (617)923-2004 or www.familyadventures.com
Content researched and created by FTF staff and images provided by Thomson Family Adventures. Copyright 2012.