Europe has always been the destination of choice for those seeking a connection with the history of western culture. Beyond the capital cities and museums hides another Europe vacation opportunity, studded with incredible scenery, quaint villages, quiet coastlines, friendly people and adventurous activities. Europe travel options include some of the world?s greatest treks, walks, bike rides and leisurely sightseeing excursions, which run through landscapes as grand as the Alps, yet as subtle as Tuscany. How about a winter experience in Scandinavia? Or an epic 80+ day tour through a dozen countries? From the turquoise coast of Turkey and medieval capitals of Eastern Europe to Spanish Andalucia, discover the real Europe with the Great Adventure People!
French Alps Family Adventure (EFFA)
Ever told the kids they ought to run around outside and “get some fresh air”? Time to back up your words, parents. Air doesn’t come much fresher than in Annecy, the charming centerpiece of this unique Alpine adventure. Active families will have the chance to soak it all in with a variety of outdoor activities, including mountain biking, waterfall-rappelling and a cruise around the glacial lake. But don’t worry, moms and dads; you’ll have the chance to stroll the town and sample the local wines, too. See? Everybody wins!
Highlights: Kayak on the clear water of Lake Annecy, go whitewater rafting on the Isère, bike among Alpine peaks, wander around the town of Annecy
Iceland Family Adventure (ELFA)
Glaciers, volcanoes, all-day sunshine, Viking heritage… Iceland sounds unbelievable on paper, and it’s even more extraordinary in the flesh. Bring the kids and embark on this speedy five-day, Reykjavík-based trip and encounter the majestic waterfalls and hot springs of the Golden Circle and Thingvellier National Park, bike in the long shadow of Thorbjörn Mountain, swim in the famous Blue Lagoon and partake in loads of other activities from whale-watching to whitewater rafting. Just five days, but it’ll stick with you for ages.
Highlights: Cycle through towering volcanoes, watch waterfalls rolling over the hillside, admire dramatic ever-changing landscapes, spot whales breaching in Reykjavík harbour