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Amalfi Coast: Pompeii & Pizza Family Holiday

Family Holidays in Europe
8 Days from USD 2,398
USD 2,160

Discover Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius and the famous Amalfi Coast of Italy

Family

Finnish Winter Adventure Family Holiday

husky ride through the Finnish wilderness
8 Days from USD 3,675

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

See the Northern Lights in Finland

Family

Southern Turkey: Active Family Adventure

Family Holidays in Europe
8 Days from USD 2,100

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Try a host of different activities in glorious Turkish surroundings

Family

Dordogne Self-Guided Activities

Family Holidays in Europe
9 Days from USD 2,780

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

Experience the ultimate triple activity holiday in the Dordogne

Family

Canoeing on the Dordogne

Family Holidays in Europe
9 Days from USD 2,810

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

Safe, undemanding canoeing holiday on the most celebrated river in France

Family

Top 5 Activities for Families in Europe

Canoeing in the Dordogne: Flowing through south-west France, the Dordogne River is a scenic waterway flanked by imposing limestone cliffs where resplendent chateaux and medieval villages overlook the valleys below. Canoeing along the Dordogne is one of the most exciting family activities for water lovers and a great way to explore the beautiful landscapes and historical sites. As you paddle past walnut groves and along the woodlands of Perigord, you can go at your own pace, stopping off at places of interest along the way. Head to Gouffre de Padirac from Carannac or from Meyronne make your way to Martel and wander around the local markets where you can try some local delicacies.

Pizza Making in Amalfi: Known for its dazzling beaches and beautiful coastline, Amalfi is one of the best destinations for your family holiday in Europe. But it’s also known for its tantalising Neapolitan pizzas, which are sure to get both parents and kids salivating. On our Pompeii and Pizza Family Holiday, you will get the chance to see how authentic Neapolitan pizzas are made, and of course, you can tuck into the end results!

Dog Sledding in Finland: Although beautiful all year round, Finland is particularly stunning in the winter when the ground and the forests are laden with snow. There are few activities as thrilling as zipping along frozen landscapes on a dog sled, drawn by a pack of huskies. On our Finnish Winter Family Adventure Holiday, you’ll visit a husky farm which lies on the outskirts of Riisitunturi National Park. Here you’ll be introduced to the friendly huskies and learn about how they’re cared for in the Finnish wilderness. You’ll then be shown how to steer the sled before taking off into the woodlands for an exhilarating mushing adventure. While the adults take the helm in the driving seat, the children can enjoy the thrill of the ride and stare in awe at the winter wonderland scenery.

Sea Kayaking in Turkey: If you love to get out onto the water during your family adventure, Turkey is a fantastic destination with plenty of beaches to explore. Kekova is an idyllic island close to Antalya and has become renowned for the sunken city that lies beneath its emerald waters. Paddling in and around a sheltered bay, you’ll then make your way to the underwater city where you can see the old harbour walls, the houses and their original rooms. Kayaking is a fabulous activity and a great way to explore one of Turkey’s hidden gems on your European family adventure.

Northern Lights Tour in Finland: Dancing across the night sky like a Whirling Dervish, the Aurora Borealis, also know as the Northern Lights, are one of nature’s greatest creations. More often witnessed in countries above the Arctic Circle on a clear night away from the light pollution of cities and towns, their ethereal beauty is sure to captivate you. Finland is a great place to go in search of this spectacular lightshow during your family activity holiday and the best times to visit are between late September to April.

A wide range of wildlife spotted. We were extremely lucky to see Wild Dogs twice, a good number of White Rhino in Umfolozi and significant herds of elephant, Zebra and giraffe amongst many other animals.
Also had a good sighting of lions on our last day in Kruger.
Andrew, very well assisted by Trymore, was an excellent guide full of enthusiasm and a great host. Food prepared at the sites was very good as was the choice of restaurants on the occasions that we ate in towns.
There was a good close up experience with dolphins in Mozambique and it was the dolphins that approached the guests rather than the other way around.
The border crossing from Mozambique involved a lengthy delay as it was a Sunday and many workers travelling across to South Africa.
The lodges used were comfortable and well located.
Overall, a highly recommended trip for those who love wildlife although as always sightings can never be guaranteed.

Keith Ginnaw Southern Africa Safari: Kruger & Coast

Something of a bucket list holiday for me.
The combination of different locations was testament to the local knowledge of the tour organisers.
Yes the trip is full on, be prepared for the early starts and different activities, but they are worth it.
All very well organised, taking into account differing physical capabilities, and designed to get the best out of the specific area.

John Wigley Southern Africa Safari: Kruger & Coast

What types of activities can we do on your activity holidays?

We offer a wide range of activity holidays for all interests and fitness levels. Some of the most popular activities include hiking, cycling, kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and abseiling. You’ll even have time for relaxation or simply soaking up the history and culture if you fancy a break from high-energy activities. Most of our trips also allow for free time when you can enjoy optional activities or excursions, such as boat tours, scuba diving or paragliding.

Are your adventure holidays in Europe suitable for families and children?

Yes, we have carefully designed our activity holidays so that they cater for families with children of various ages, and one of the great things about Europe being so close to home is that it’s a relatively short flight, making it easier for travelling with the kids. You’ll find plenty of information about each of the activities available and whether there are age restrictions or if they require a certain level of fitness to participate.

FAQs on Family Activity Holidays in Europe

What are some popular destinations for activity holidays in Europe?

Europe is home to many exciting destinations for activity holidays, which cater to thrill-seekers and adventure lovers. The Dordogne region in France is renowned for its scenic landscapes and winding river, perfect for exploring by canoe, while Finland is home to vast forests, frozen lakes and snowy wilderness, with options for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and husky sledding in the winter months. If you love to indulge in Italian food then head to the Amalfi Coast where you can hike along the most stunning cliffside trails, try your hand at pizza making and explore charming villages. Adrenaline junkies will love Southern Turkey with the choice of thrilling activities like kayaking, canyoning through rugged terrains and abseiling down majestic cliffs.

What is the best time of year for adventure holidays in Europe?

The best time to go on an activity holiday in Europe will all depend on the types of activities you want to do and also the destination you choose. For example, cross-country skiing and husky sledding are best enjoyed in Finland during the winter months, while hiking and kayaking trips are ideal in the warmer months in Southern Europe. We always recommend you do some research on the climate and weather conditions of your chosen destination before planning your trip, which you can find listed in the ‘Essential Info’ section of each of our tours. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with us and we can discuss your options.

How physically fit do I need to be for activity holidays in Europe?

The level of physical fitness required for our activity holidays will vary depending on the activities you want to participate in. While some activities like hiking and kayaking may require a moderate level of fitness, others like canyoning and abseiling may require a higher level of strength and endurance. It is important to assess your own fitness level and choose activities that are suitable for you. All of our trips are given an activity rating, so you have a better idea of the level of fitness required to take part.

Are guided tours or self-guided trips better?

Guided tours and self-guided trips both have their own advantages and disadvantages when it comes to holidaying in Europe. All our guided tours are led by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides who can provide valuable insights and ensure your safety during the trip. On the other hand, self-guided trips offer more flexibility and independence, allowing you to explore at your own pace.

How can I prepare for activity holidays in Europe?

Before embarking on any kind of activity holiday, it is important to do some research on your chosen destination, the activities you plan to take part in and the local weather and climate conditions. Make sure you pack appropriate clothing and consider taking some time to train and prepare physically for the activities you will be engaging in. For example, if you plan to go on a walking trip where you’ll be hiking for long periods of time and up steep ascents, make sure you have comfortable and sturdy walking boots and go on a few hikes of similar distance and difficulty prior to your holiday.