Portugal is an all year destination enticing family with its long swathes of sandy beaches, fabulous family friendly resorts, intriguing towns and charming villages. It is one of the oldest countries in Europe and hence rich in history.
Most family holidays in Portugal lead to the south coast of Portugal in Algarve. It boasts of pristine beaches, lovely resorts, world-class golf courses, entertaining water sports and plenty of sunshine. It also offers a variety of family friendly accommodation ranging from cottages to luxury beach hotels and villas.
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal that is worth a visit, it covers seven steep hills forming a beautiful spectacle of alluring alleys, gothic cathedrals, remarkable bridges and vibrant neighborhoods.
The land of fairy tales, castles, thatched country houses, quaint villages and historic world famous cities is an enchanting family friendly destination. It has a lot to offer including historic palaces, the mysterious Stone Henge and the Hadrian’s Wall. It has amazing places for the family to explore including historic cities such as Bath, the picturesque English countryside, the dramatic coastline of Cornwall and the soaring Scottish Highlands.(Image by Claire Ingram)
The UK is also fascinating due to its variety of family friendly accommodations including cozy log cabins, cottages with lofty roofs, manor houses, castles, palaces, camps and even renovated bans and farmhouses. It is the perfect destination to sample different kinds of accommodations for the most memorable family holiday.
Russia may surprise some people as a child friendly destination, but with fantastic cities and well organized tours it is a fantastic place to sample some truly different cultural experiences whilst also being well equipped for the needs of the little ones.
Soak up the cities of Moscow and St Petersburg or sail down the Danube on the Volga Dream. Everywhere you look there will be something for the whole family to look at and keep the youngsters interested. They even get to wear a huge furry Russian hat – if that isn’t enough to keep them entertained then what is!
Italy is established as a family holiday destination, visitors, young and old from every corner of the globe traverse the boot shaped country to soak up in its rich culture, feast on its specialties and enjoy its Renaissance art. It is the place with something for everyone, spectacular rural landscapes, gorgeous coastline, soaring mountains and ancient villages.
It is a paradise for walking, beach holidaysand culinary delights, golfing and feasting eyes on some of the best art pieces in the world. Accommodation options for families range from converted farmhouses to magnificent hotels and apartments. Some of the best destinations for family holidays include Tuscany, Amalfi coast, Sicily and Sardinia.
From the dazzling heights of the Eiffel Tower, to the fine cuisine and the incredible art and architecture, there is nowhere as fascinating as France. It is the home of fine living and everything is mesmerizing in France.(Image by James Whitesmith)
Paris is a major highlight of family holidays, and most families either begin or end their visits to France by exploring its famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvreand Notre Dame and its endless array of cafes and Michelin starred restaurants.
Cote de’ Azur or famously the French Riviera is the destination for chic and glam, it lures visitors with its storied elegance and beauty. It is a place to bask in the sun in the chic beaches of Cannes and St Tropez. Away from the beaches, you can explore the beautiful ancient villages such as St Paul de Vence and Grasse. Other incredible destinations for family holidays include Provence, Loire Valley, Brittany, Normandy and the Pyrenees region.
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