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7 of the best family trips in Europe

Europe has all the ingredients for a fantastic family adventure.
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Whether you’re sea kayaking over sunken ruins in Turkey, spotting brown bears in the Finnish wilderness or abseiling down gorges in the Pyrenees, you’ll get a true taste of your destination on our action-packed European trips. Here are our top seven European family trips for summer.

1. Family Pyrenees Adventure

Spend a week in the French town of Sort, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Pyrenees. Go kayaking or whitewater rafting along the rivers of Aigues Tortes National Park, or try abseiling down gorges or off-road mountain biking. There’s plenty of time to relax though too, and the hotel has its own pool and spa.
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2. Family Croatian Active Adventure

Spend an active week in Croatia and try whitewater rafting, sea kayaking and canyoning through caves and waterfalls along the Dalmatian coast. Your base for the week is perfectly situated on the coast, and with its own pool, to explore the surrounding scenery and beaches. There’s time amongst all the watersports to discover Croatia’s historic sites or just relax, making it an ideal holiday for all the family.

3. Family Finland Summer Adventure

Discover the dramatic scenery of north-eastern Finland and enjoy an action-packed week of rafting and canoeing, wild swimming and observing brown bears in their natural habitat. Kylmaluoma is an area of dramatic scenery, of endless lakes and forests. On this trip, you’ll also visit a reindeer farm, try a Finnish sauna and see the majestic European brown bear from a woodland hide.
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4. Family Tuscan Active Adventure

Explore the beautiful Garfagnana Valley and try kayaking, canyoning and zip wiring on this adventurous week in Tuscany. You’ll also visit the beautiful towns of Lucca and Pisa, and walk on the stunning Cinque Terre. Return at the end of each day to your traditional farmhouse accommodation, and enjoy traditional Tuscan cooking.
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5. Family Legends of Lycia

Swim, snorkel and kayak in the warm Mediterranean waters, explore historic sites and venture into the Taurus mountains on this week-long holiday. Canoe from the historic city of Zanthos to the beach at Patara and explore the foothills of the Taurus Mountains. Evenings will be spent exploring the cobbled streets of Kas, and enjoying delicious Turkish cuisine in local tavernas.
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6. Family Active Italian Lakes Holiday

Spend an active week in the beautiful Italian Lakes. Go hiking on Monte Baldo, cycle between pretty lake-side towns and jump, slide and abseil down a river gorge in the foothills above Torbole. Take to the idyllic waters of Lake Garda by kayak or paddle board and spend time exploring the neighbouring lakeside towns of Malcesine and Riva del Garda.
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7. Family Dubrovnik and Islands Explorer

Ideal for water-lovers, this week-long holiday is based on the island of Lopud, a 45-minute ferry ride from Dubrovnik. Spend your days exploring bays, inlets and islands by kayak, learn stand-up paddle boarding and go snorkelling and swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic. Explore the winding limestone alley ways of Dubrovnik’s old town and cycle on Sipan island.
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