“I see London! I see France! I see…” Uh, let’s just leave it there, shall we? Europe’s two preeminent capitals await you and the kids on this short-and-sweet sojourn in London and Paris. Culture and exploration are the main attractions here with time to stop and marvel at the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower, but there’s plenty more than just history on the bill here. Ride a double-decker bus through London, learn the finer points of French cooking and wrap it all up with a sunset cruise down the Seine. What a week!
Highlights: Hunt for ravens in the Tower of London, get lost in the maze at Hever Castle, whiz under the English Channel by train, partake in a medieval banquet, learn to create sweet and tasty French cuisine
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, parents; 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