• 29 March 2020

Whether you are a mom looking for the ultimate way to spend some quality time with your son, or you’re a son wanting to spoil his special mother, booking a group tour is a fantastic idea. Visit your favourite destinations together, sharing a one-of-a-kind travel experience that will strengthen your special bond.

Imagine visiting new places, trying new cuisine and indulging in a foreign culture with someone you treasure as much as your mother or son.

Mom/son vacations are a great way to learn more about one another. See the different sides of a person that come out during an inspired trip to a new country. It’s not only mother and daughter trips that are worthwhile.

We’ve put together a list of the very best travel destinations for mothers and sons who want to enjoy a unique vacation. Here are our top picks that open the way to make extraordinary memories with one another.

Enjoy some quality time together while experiencing the world.
Enjoy some quality time together while experiencing the world.
1. Eat traditional tapas in Spain

Spain is one of the most vibrant countries in the world. Celebrating a rich culture and history, this country is adorned with some of the most outstanding architecture and mouth-watering cuisine, with tapas being a signature dish. You can spend time sharing in moments of exploration and enjoying all of the wonders of the Spanish lifestyle.

On our Taste of Spain tour, you would also be able to visit some of the country’s prized cities. Such as Barcelona, Valencia, Pamplona and even San Sebastian. This is the ultimate tour for a mother-son vacation.

Fountain of Cibeles In Madrid, Spain
Fountain of Cibeles In Madrid, Spain
2. Visit ancient temples in Vietnam

A country known for having some of the friendliest locals, Vietnam boasts rolling mountain ranges, deep culture and fascinating history. This colourful southeast Asian country is a wonderful destination to have the best mother and son vacation.

You can enjoy a variety of different attractions and activities, with renowned beaches, tranquil rivers, sacred Buddhist temples and pagodas. There are also thrilling cities where you and can spend hours sightseeing architecture with French colonial influences.

Travel tip: Gratuities are not accepted in Vietnam, so you won’t need to tip when at restaurants or at your hotel.

Hoi An - Vietnam - Expat Explore
The beautiful Hoi An, Vietnam
3. Ride the Jungfrau train in Switzerland

With wonderful places like Lucerne and the Swiss Alps just calling your names, Switzerland is one of the most beautiful places to consider when going through mother-son vacation ideas.

Ski the slopes, see the medieval quarters, taste the cuisine and march the lively streets together. There is an unending amount of activity in Switzerland to keep you both entertained and engaged on your trip.

One of the greatest activities to enjoy together is a scenic train ride on the Jungfrau train, which will take you to one of the highest summits of the Bernese Alps.

You can also book our Europe taster tour and revel in all of Switzerland’s many treasures, whilst also visiting many other magnificent countries.

Enjoy a trip on the Jungfrau train to the top of Europe
Enjoy a trip on the Jungfrau train to the top of Europe
4. Enjoy European architecture and castles in Germany

Germany is overflowing with impressive places to see and incredible things to do. With an abundance of gorgeous forests, flowing rivers, beachscapes and breathtaking mountain ranges. It is one of the best places for a mom and son road trip with a coach group tour.

There are outstanding cities like Munich, Berlin and Frankfurt. Here you can dive into the distinct German culture and enjoy the sights and sounds of each city’s unique atmosphere.

Explore the magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Explore the magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
5. Sightsee ancient ruins in Cambodia

An exciting Asian destination to get lost and explore together as mom and son, Cambodia has many mesmerizing landmarks to visit. The enormous variety of beautiful places to see and ruins to explore is what will have you both constantly on your toes.

Whether you’re admiring the extravagant royal palaces, swimming on the oceans of the Gulf of Thailand or taking a trip to Mekong Delta. This is a remarkable destination for mom-son vacations.

You can make the most of your time here and book our Vietnam and Cambodian tour to add an extra level of adventure to your travels.

Travel tip: Cambodia gets extremely hot, so be sure to pack light and bring a strong SPF sunscreen.

Join a Tai Chi class in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Join a Tai Chi class in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
6. Taste the world’s best chocolate in Belgium

Famous for being the chocolate capital of the world, Belgium will delight your mom’s sweet tooth. You can spend time together roaming through the brilliantly well-maintained medieval towns, taking in all of the astounding Renaissance architecture.

While you are in Belgium, make a stop in Brussels, the country’s booming capital city. Here you can enjoy decadently decorated grand royal halls and jaw-dropping castles.

With breathtaking landscapes and whimsical scenery, this is a must-visit for a mom and son on vacation.

Enjoy some Belgium waffles in Bruges
Enjoy some Belgium waffles in Bruges
7. Spot 19th-century buildings in Argentina

Argentina pumps with energy and liveliness, providing the ideal playground for mother and son to dive into a new culture and experience a new country together.

This South American gem boasts some of the most incredible sea views and beautiful mountainous regions. With cities like the fiery Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, you are in for a real treat.

Stop by the Plaza de Mayo, La Boca and the beautiful Recoleta Cemetary on a trip that will excite both of you. You can also enjoy the once in a lifetime chance to marvel at the Perito Moreno Glacier.

All of this and more will add to any mother’s dream vacation with her son.

The Obelisk of Buenos Aires
8. Embrace untamed nature in Costa Rica

If you’re looking for mother and son vacation ideas that capture your own spirit of adventure, then Costa Rica is a very good option. This is a country just thriving with its own essence of ancient culture and magnificent natural landmarks that will spark both of your curiosity.

It’s one of those places that will have you learning and discovering so much together, strengthening your bond and allowing you to step out of your comfort zones.

With everything from tropical beaches to lush rainforests and diverse habitats, there’s so much to see. Be to add the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest and the La Fortuna waterfall to your itinerary.

On our Panama and Costa Rica escape tour, you will also be in for a whirlwind of even more exciting ventures, such as visiting a stratovolcano just outside of Arenal.

Arenal Volcano hanging bridge
Arenal Volcano hanging bridge

If you’re searching for a special way to celebrate your mother and son relationship, then book an exciting holiday for the two of you. It might just be the grand gesture you’re looking for!

Each of these destinations offers something different and will give you plenty of opportunities to enjoy precious moments mutually spent adventuring and learning more.

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