Family Holidays Ideas in Europe

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possible advice and customer service. As an independent niche travel agency, we provide free impartial advice to help you find the
most suitable destinations, itineraries and tour operators for your family holiday. The following holiday suggestions are designed with
children in mind with plenty to keep them and accompanying adults interested. Where indicated, child prices are applicable for those
aged 11 and under. These holidays are small group tours with their own local leader (except where otherwise stated), but we are able
to arrange tailor-made versions or private departures should you not wish to travel with other families. Most of our tour operators also
run special tour departures for tots, teens and single parents as well. Contact us for more details as the suggestions given here are
really just a taste of what we can offer.
Our operators: We only work with the best tour operators in the business, all of which have many years experience in arranging travel
and adventure holidays around the world. Each holiday is led by a highly trained and qualified guide/leader who manages the day to
day arrangements of the holidays. We only arrange flight inclusive holidays through ATOL protected companies, ensuring your money
is financially secure and you have complete peace of mind.
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Turkey:                                                                                                    The Lycian Coast
                          This activity week is based in the small, laid back and
Length of trip:           charming harbour town of Kas. Take a boat trip across the
8 days                    clear blue waters of the bay and swim and snorkel in the
                          Mediterranean Sea. Walk by rushing streams and through
Minimum age:              pine forests and villages seemingly untouched for
8 years                   centuries in the foothills of the Taurus mountains. Paddle
                          downstream from Xanthos in river canoes to the 18km
Price Guide from:         stretch of golden sand at Patara beach, a nesting site for
Adult: £767.00            the giant loggerhead turtle. Another day, another activity
Child: £707.00            with sea kayaking in the waters of the Bay of Kekova over a
                          sunken city with its submerged buildings and streets
                          clearly visible. This flexible activity-based week has little
                          travelling involved. [ATOL 2595]

Andorra:                                                                                                        The Pyrenees
                          The village of Soldeu is a perfect base for an activity-filled
Length of trip:           week in the mountains. Begin your activities with the
8 days                    spectacular views of the Andorran mountains from the
                          summit of Pic Maia before your walk in the stunning
Minimum age:              scenery along a mountain ridge, passing the Siscarro Lakes.
6 years                   Mountain bike on easy going off-road tracks in the
                          picturesque valley of Ordino. Be taken in 4WD vehicles on
Price Guide from:         the old smugglers route to the Spanish border, then kit up
Adult: £699.00            and take to the river for some exhilarating white water
Child: £669.00            rafting. Take the longest gondola ride in Europe, cycle the
                          beautiful Cortals Valley and enjoy a Catalan barbeque. In
                          the Incles Valley you can swim in mountain lakes and a
                          refreshing waterfall. This centre-based holiday has little
                          travelling involved and activities can be tailored to ability.
                          [ATOL 6352]

France:                                                                                                     The Loire Valley
Length of trip:         A self-guided gentle cycling tour on 21 speed bikes amid
8 days                  vineyards, forests, charming villages and green valleys.
                        Cycle on quiet, easy tarmac roads and along the riverbanks
Minimum age:            of the Loire. Visit ornate fairytale chateaux, enjoying fine
3 years                 wines, cheeses and gateaux along the way. Your luggage
                        will be transferred to your comfortable family run hotels
Price Guide             each day - some hotels have swimming pools for a
Excluding flights from: refreshing dip and all hotels offer traditional local cuisine.
Adult: £649.00          The route is mainly flat and undemanding (children 3-6 yrs
Child: £579.00          will travel in trailer-bikes) but children 7+ should be able to
                        ride fairly long distances (approx. 35km/day). [ATOL 2582]
Iceland:                                                                                                                                                   Glaciers & Geysers
                                              On this adventure holiday in the land of the Vikings
Length of trip:                               you will experience the power of nature on land and
8 days                                        at sea. Witness erupting geysers, thundering
                                              waterfalls and breathtaking gorges. Walk on the
Minimum age:                                  Snaefellsnes Glacier and there is the chance to go
5 years                                       snowmobiling and relax in the thermal waters of the
                                              blue lagoon. Enjoy freshly caught seafood and
Price Guide from:                             explore the coast and fjords by boat. Discover the
Adult: £1,250.00                              charms of Reykjavik and take the opportunity to go
Child: £975.00                                whale watching. Even though Iceland is a northerly
                                              location, the Gulf Stream keeps the temperature
                                              moderate in summer. [ATOL 2595]

Italy:                                                                                                                                                                     Amalfi Coast
                                               This trip is based in a family run hotel that is well
Length of trip:                                known for its great local cuisine and fun pizza-
8 days                                         making demonstrations - you will have an
                                               opportunity to learn how to make a Neapolitan
Minimum age:                                   pizza. Being based higher up in the hills it is cooler,
5 years                                        and there are complimentary transfers to the
                                               Mediterranean beaches not far away. From the hotel
Price Guide from:                              explore the beautiful Italian coastline by boat and
Adult: £879.00                                 on foot. Walk the winding streets of Amalfi and
Child: £699.00                                 Positano, visit Pompeii beneath the volcanic cone of
                                               Vesuvius, and take a boat to the Island of Capri.
                                               [ATOL 2582]

Finland:                                                                                                                                                     Winter Adventure
                                               Travel close to the Arctic Circle for a holiday packed
Length of trip:                                with exciting and fun-filled activities for the whole
8 days                                         family. Your base will be a charming complex of
                                               wooden buildings in a stunning location with
Minimum age:                                   delicious home cooked food. Discover the stunning
5 years                                        wilderness of Finnish Lapland by dogsled through
                                               forests and across frozen lakes, by cross-country skis,
Price Guide from:                              snowmobiles and snowshoes. Meet the Sami people
Adult: £1,399.00                               and be taken on a trip on a reindeer-pulled sleigh.
Child: £1,149.00                               Play with the puppies at the husky farm and, if you
                                               are lucky, you might catch sight of the northern
                                               lights. Have fun in the snow, sledging, building
                                               igloos and snowmen. [ATOL 2582]

Turkey:                                                                                                                                                          Culture & Cruise
                                               An exciting journey through a country perched at
Length of trip:                                the crossroads between East and West. On this
11 days                                        holiday you will discover the rise and fall of
                                               civilisations, as well as some serious relaxation! Your
Minimum age:                                   adventure begins in bustling Istanbul with so much
6 years                                        to see and experience. You will then visit Gallipoli
                                               and its more recent poignant history. Tread in the
Price Guide                                    steps of Cleopatra and Mark Antony in Ephesus and
Excluding flights from:                        marvel at possibly the greatest Greco-Roman site in
Adult: £925.00                                 the world. Moving to the coast see where the
Child: £765.00                                 loggerhead turtles lay their eggs and enjoy a day at
                                               the seaside. Walk through spring waters in Saklikent
                                               Gorge before boarding a traditional gulet for a
                                               sailing adventure for three nights. [ATOL 6076]

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