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More Guided Tours for Families This Summer

OUTFITTERS No, it's not too late to sign on for one of this summer's best adventure tours for families. Or plan your own: these companies will customize itineraries, even at the eleventh hour. (Prices listed include everything but airfare.)

CHEZ PROVENCE Move into a St.-Rémy château that sleeps 30; pedal through almond groves and learn how to make bonbons. All ages welcome; nannies are always on standby. June 13-18 or September 12-17; $4,495 per adult; ask about kids' rates. Butterfield & Robinson 800/678-1147; www.butterfieldandrobinson.com .

BARGE AHEAD Cruise the Thames (with stops at Legoland and Windsor Castle) on a hotel barge. Or charter a smaller A & K boat (with staff) to tour the Loire Valley or Scotland's Great Glen Way. Thames trip, July 25-31; $2,590 per adult, $1,684 per child. Abercrombie & Kent 800/554-7094; www.abercrombiekent.com .

I SPY AN ICEBERG Helicopter to hiking trails deep in Canada's Banff and Jasper national parks. The 44-person group also takes on glaciers (via snowcoach) and class II rapids (via raft). Lodge at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, aka the Castle in the Rockies. June 12-18, 19-25, July 10-16, 17-23, August 7-13, 14-20; $2,160 per adult; $1,860 per child. Tauck Bridges 866/636-6500; www.tauckbridges.com .

ARE YOU GAME? Prowl Kenya's Masai Mara game park, on a safari exclusively for grandparents and grandchildren. July 17-30, August 2-15. $6,750 per adult; ask about kids' rates. Grandtravel 800/247-7651; www.grandtrvl.com .
—Janelle Nanos


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