On The Go Tours are an award-winning travel tour operator specialising in unforgettable group tours and tailor-made holidays. From Egypt to Ecuador, Morocco to Madagascar, we love helping you see the world your way, unlocking the finest sights and experiences the world has to offer. Whether you’re after culture, adventure, or just want to kick back and relax, our outstanding local guides get you to the heart of your destination and deliver truly authentic experiences.

Did you know that group tours are perfect for families? While travelling as part of a wider group might not initially be your first choice for your next family holiday, let me explain why you should reconsider…

If you’re anything like me, you’ll know that quality time together with kids can come at a premium, with work and after-school clubs often getting in the way. That means that when I’m on holiday with my family, I just want to be able to relax and enjoy their company. I don’t want to be worrying about what we’re going to do every day, which hotels we’re going to stay at, or about getting them from A to B.

At the same time, I really want experiences that we’ll all remember for the rest of our lives. With group touring, your entire family can travel together to see amazing places on a truly unforgettable adventure, without you having to worry about making everything go smoothly. Family tour providers often pick their hotels with kids in mind too, so there’s usually a pool and a child-friendly environment to come home to at the end of a day exploring.

I think everyone would agree that travelling is the perfect way to open up the world. Exposure to different cultures, languages, and environments is really powerful and often reshapes the way we see the world around us. Group touring for families encapsulates all of this and is a great way to introduce your children to the different lives and cultures of people around the world, with activities designed with them in mind.

Outside of getting to know the local culture, you won’t be short of other ways to keep the kids entertained. Popular activities on family group tours include cycling, kayaking, meeting adorable Giant pandas (at a respectful distance) in China and even husky sled rides in Finland!

Add to the cultural experience and fascinating activities of a group tour the chance to meet other families just like you, and I think you’ve got a pretty compelling proposition.

One of my favourite holiday memories was relaxing over dinner at a beautiful hotel in Vietnam, talking with other people at a similar stage in life while our children all got to know each other. We’ve stayed in touch ever since and I’ve genuinely made friends for life. Something I didn’t think was possible after 30!

So what do you say? Have I convinced you yet?!

With most group tour operators offering itineraries specifically developed for families, the chances are that there’s the perfect group tour for you out there. Whether you’ve got young children, teenagers, or even if you want to treat your own parents to a trip away, they’ve got your needs covered.

If I’ve inspired you, why not check out On The Go Tours’ family range? Whether you dream of seeing the jaw-dropping Pyramids in Egypt, kayaking through the emerald waters of Halong Bay in Vietnam or strolling on the legendary Great Wall of China, we have fun tour packages available for the whole family.

This article originally appeared on On The Go Tours