Posts Tagged ‘China family adventure’

July 23, 2013

On a Scale of 1 to 5, our Guides are Often a TEN

A Great time at the Great Wall.

Our friend Linda from Ohio just returned from a big family trip to China, her first with us. We try to call everyone when they get home, but we didn’t have a chance – her email came in almost immediately:

“You were right.  It was a great trip for a family.  We LOVED it. Tom and I have taken many trips but this one for us will always be the very special one. It exceeded any expectations that I had.

To see the eyes of our children as we traveled each day was incredible. They were filled with such excitement. I know that I was very nervous about taking the children to China and realize I could not have been more wrong. It was a trip of a lifetime for our family. All ages loved it and we loved learning about the Chinese culture and most of all we loved our new Chinese friends. Chuck and Ping were exceptional. They did everything possible to make our trip special for our family. They became part of our family almost immediately. They took very good care of us all. Chuck was the “magician” of the trip, making good things happen constantly and Ping was “Pied Piper and “Mary Poppins” all rolled into one. The children ( and adults) adored her. She had an endless bag of goodies and always kept the children amused.

The trip was a perfect blend for all ages (8-73) . China will always be a very special place for our family. We have so many wonderful memories and over 2000 pictures to share. It was a well documented trip! Many thanks to all of you for making this trip possible for our family!”



November 16, 2011

Sneak Preview – Big News

Families in Peru

Nice!! Press Release due out this week:

Smithsonian Journeys Launches New Family Tours with Thomson Family Adventures®

Featuring Tanzania, Peru, Costa Rica, Turkey and China

Experiencing the world through travel can teach your kids more about life and what it means to be a part of this earth than any textbook ever could. To that end, Thomson Family Adventures has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution to offer some truly exceptional travel experiences for your family. These Smithsonian Family Adventures make experiential learning a central focus, and broaden your family’s horizons in some astounding ways.

You’ll see how people really live in the cities, farms, mountains, and rain forests of China, Costa Rica, Turkey, Peru and Tanzania. In addition to the “must-see” sites and some extraordinary wildlife viewing, we’ll take you well beyond the cookie-cutter tourist destinations and deep into the real landscapes and cultures that give each country its character and true identity. Join us on our Smithsonian Family Adventures for a genuinely unforgettable family experience.

Smithsonian Family Adventures will include itineraries in Tanzania, Peru, Costa Rica, Turkey and China.