Every parent knows you’re never more a family than when you’re travelling. At home, we operate in our own orbits – different friends, teachers, bedrooms – but travel bonds a family in treasured and memorable ways.
At Explore, we’re a company of travellers who love taking our own families to new and exciting destinations, so we understand the importance of travel for families: how it creates inquisitive minds, gives a sense of confidence in new places, and introduces our children, and ourselves, to a vast new world.
We’ve been helping families plan unforgettable adventures that take you to every corner of the globe for over 37 years. We know that happy kids mean happy parents and we’re proud of the group experience we offer, where kids can bond with others their age and share new experiences with their family.
Our formula is simple. We blend each destinations' must see sights such as the majestic Taj Mahal in Northern India, with fun experiences and activities for the whole family; whether it's sharing an evening hearing native American folklore stories with a Navajo guide in Monument Valley or kayaking over an ancient sunken Roman settlement off the Turkish Mediterranean coast.
Our family trips are designed around school holiday dates, so whether its a one week family winter activity holiday over February half term, a ten day journey to Morocco over October half term or a action packed summer adventure in Italy over the summer holidays, we have a holiday to suit the whole family.
We select enthusiastic and passionate local Explore Leaders based on their experience leading family and youth groups, so it brings the destination to life for your whole family. Whether you want to sit back and relax, your kids want to play an impromptu football match, or you all want to sample the local cuisine, our Explore Leaders are there to make your experience a memorable one.
Why travel on a group holiday?
Our travellers regularly list the group dynamics as one of the main reasons they choose an Explore family tour. Travelling with other families means that kids will have a ready made network of companions to travel with and these often lead to life-long friendships. Thanks to the security of travelling with a group, alongside an experienced and passionate Explore leader; mums and dads can truly relax. With all the logistics taken care of, this leaves more time for travellers to take in the sights and make the most of precious family time together.