“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 loads of time at sites like the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower, but there’s plenty more that 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: Hunting for ravens in the Tower of London, Getting lost in the maze at Hever Castle, Whizzing under the English Channel by train, Learning to create fine French cuisine
France 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: Kayaking on the clear water of Lake Annecy, Thrilling whitewater rafting on the River Isere, Biking among Alpine peaks, Wandering around the town of Annecy
It’s tough to pack all of Europe into a single trip, especially when you’re travelling with kids. The solution? Take smaller bites. This brief-but-brilliant 8-day journey through three of the continent’s most scenic cultural hotspots blends the highlights of Paris, Bruges and Amsterdam into a digestible experience that will stay with the whole family long after you’ve come home. Eiffel Tower? Check. Canals? Check. A museum about chocolate? Check. Best trip ever? Check and mate.
Highlights: Taking in the culture and history in Paris, Tasting Belgian chocolate in Bruges, Wandering among the canals and streets of Amsterdam.