Collette Family Vacations Highlights Tours Close to Home03/08/2011 - New Collette brand offers three tours in the U.S.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island ... Collette Family Vacations offers three family-friendly vacations in the USA for families looking to stay closer to home on their next trip. Collette’s The Wild West & Yellowstone, Canyon Country, and American Spirit tours provide parents and grandparents traveling with children the opportunity to grow closer and make lifetime memories through shared experiences like river rafting out West or a scavenger hunt that takes a family to some of Philadelphia’s most historic sites.
“The popularity and beauty of our U.S. National Parks and cities like Philadelphia and D.C., where history comes to life, are what make these vacations so appealing for families looking to make their summer plans now,” says Eric Welter, Collette’s senior vice president of marketing. “We’ve added dates to most of our itineraries due to demand so we know that family clients are responding to the idea of touring.”
Families who book an air-inclusive Collette family tour can also enjoy complimentary roundtrip home to airport sedan service – or alternate vehicle depending on family size. This added value can mean significant savings for a family when you factor gas and airport parking fees.
Collette Family Vacations, which launched last December, comprises nine specially crafted domestic and international journeys for families, with child rates between 30 percent and 50 percent less than adult rates. These tours offer the ease and convenience of an escorted tour but are geared toward parents and grandparents traveling with children. Adds Welter, travel agents should consider whether the tour includes components that are kid-friendly like hotels with amenities that appeal to children and dinners that are experiences rather than just a meal.
For families interested in seeing more of the U.S., Collette’s tours include immersive activities that keep the whole family engaged. The seven day Wild West & Yellowstone tour features a trip to Yellowstone National Park, the experience of the famous Old Faithful geyser’s eruption, a raft along Snake River including the amazing scenery of the Grand Tetons, and a visit to the Jackson Hole Rodeo. Nine days in Canyon Country includes a trip to Las Vegas; a scenic breakfast cruise on Lake Powell or a pontoon raft down the Colorado River; a visit to three national parks, Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon; and a Chili Cook Off in Scottsdale. And families can jump into American history with the eight day American Spirit tour. This includes a visit to Washington D.C. to visit the Spy Museum or the National Zoo; a trip to Colonial Williamsburg to meet local artisans; a tour by a local guide to explore the farmlands and unique history and traditions of Amish Country; and the discovery of “the Birthplace of a New Nation” – Philadelphia – during a scavenger hunt.
For more information, visit www.collettevacations.com and click on the family tours tab.
Collette Vacations is a family-owned business headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and enjoys the distinction of being the oldest major tour operator in the United States. For over 90 years, our team of travel enthusiasts has fulfilled millions of vacation dreams. We offer 125 programs to destinations on all 7 continents. Travelers can choose from small group tours, educational travel, family vacations, train journeys, river cruises and vacations that feature a Collette Foundation site visit. With knowledgeable, professional tour managers, an industry-leading No Worries Cancellation Waiver, and complimentary roundtrip home to airport sedan service with air-inclusive reservations, Collette Vacations makes seeing the world simple and hassle-free.