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Family holidays in Europe

From riding the rapids, canyoning and zip wires in breath-taking locations to historic sites, relaxing by the pool and home-cooked local cuisine, our small group family adventures in Europe offer plenty of new experiences for you all to share.
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Small group family adventures to Europe

Ride the rapids on the Cetina River in Croatia, taking in the rich vistas of lush vegetation, glorious lakes and towering cliffs. Sleep above ground in a tree tent amongst the wooded landscapes near Petralia Sottana, Sicily.

Take a Land Rover tour to the Sant Maurici Lake, surrounded by the rugged mountain ranges of the Pyrenees. Or admire the dramatic and beautiful Turkish coastline whilst leaping from your boat into the clear and shimmering sea.

Experience a family adventure in Europe at your own pace. Our family holidays range from Relaxed to Full-On. Make the most of your chosen destination with our expert local tour leaders, our average family adventure small group size is three to five families. 

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  1. Get active in Tuscany – Experience canyoning and zip wires in the Turrite Valley on our Tuscany Multi-Activity Adventure. Arriving at the pretty village of Fornolovasco, you can canyon down the Rio Pinguino in the Parco Battifero which allows us to try some small water jumps. After a relaxed lunch back at Fornolovasco, take a walk up the dry canyon to descend back down with time to see the amazing caves. Back at base, there’s time to zip wire across to the café to relax at the bar with an ice cream.
  2. Kayak between Islands in Croatia – Explore inlets, bays and neighboring islands just off the coast of Dubrovnik, by kayak and stand up paddle board on our Family Dubrovnik and Croatian Island Adventure. Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea and play some beach games on the beach at your base island Lopud.
  3. Cruise along Greek's Evia Island  – Cruise the Greek Coast on a traditional wooden boat, waking up to a new Mediterranean view every morning. Join your kids in daily swimming and snorkelling activities right from the boat, or choose to relax on the deck while your kids enjoy playing in the Aegean Sea. Explore local fishing villages and visit historical sites on the island. 

What to expect on a family holiday in Europe

How much activity is there on a family tour in Europe?
We have different paces of trip to suit different families and ages of children. Our ‘Relaxed’ holidays have chilled mornings and dedicated pool days. Our ‘Moderate’ trips have fuller days with down-time built into the itinerary whereas our ‘Full-On’ family holidays are busier, with some early starts and longer travel days.

What age are the children on a family Holiday in Europe?
The average age of children travelling on our trips to Europe is 13, though it will depend on the trip you choose. If you would like to get an idea of who is travelling on a particular trip, get in touch with our travel specialists and we can share the number and ages of children on your chosen trip so you can find the right fit for your family.

Is there an age limit for children on a European family tour?
To make sure that you get the most out of your European family tour, there is a minimum age limit of seven years on the date of departure for the majority of our trips. For some trips, there is a minimum age of 11.

How many families travel together on a small group family adventure in Europe? 
In general, you will travel with three to five other families on a family adventure in Europe. We have found this is the perfect number for meeting likeminded people with similar-ages children while being a small enough group to get to the heart of our destinations.

What is the accommodation like on a family holiday in Europe?
You will stay in a mixture of locally-owned hotels, homestays, and characterful lodges on your family tour in Europe. Where possible, we make sure that you have at least two nights in the same place so you don’t have to unpack and repack too often. As swimming pools are one of the most important hotel features for families, we always try to find family-friendly accommodation with pools. 

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