Luxury Family Holidays to Europe

From bustling cities steeped in history to captivating coastal resorts, delectable cuisine, and adventurous activities, Europe is the perfect destination for the whole family.

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Family Holidays in Europe

Europe is a treasure trove of luxury spots perfect for family holidays, boasting everything from comprehensive resorts in Greece and Cyprus to unique hotels in Italy and Portugal. These places strike the right balance between fun stuff for kids like cooking classes, water sports, and treasure hunts while keeping adults happy too. We've got fly-and-flop and tailormade trips that are just what every family needs. For those who love lounging by private pools among the Mediterranean landscape or prefer hitting the slopes with a custom itinerary, we've got you covered. Our special touch? Scott Dunn’s Explorers kids clubs in Greece, Cyprus, Crete and Portugal where learning meets fun plus ski childcare in France designed for young adventurers.

Take your pick from Mediterranean villas, ski chalets, hotels with children’s clubs, and so much more. We've got something special for families big and small, no matter how old everyone is. Whether you're into chilling by an infinity pool or hitting tennis balls back and forth with your children, our chosen spots will match what you like to do best. Even if it's peak season or school holidays time, we make sure your trip feels absolutely magical.

 

The Best Places to Visit in Europe with Kids

When picking a spot for a luxury family getaway, the place you choose is super important to ensure everyone has an unforgettable time. With this in mind, we've carefully selected destinations in Europe that have something special for every kind of family. Whether you're after a spot with cool clubs just for kids and great sports facilities or prefer being by the sea with room service just a call away and activities everyone can join in on, Europe has got you covered. From the beaches in Greece, Cyprus and Italy to the slopes of the Alps and Dolomites– these places won't let any member of your family down when it comes to having an unforgettable family holiday in Europe.

The Best Places in Europe to Visit with Kids

Best Family Resorts & Tours in Europe

The best family resorts in Europe offer a skillful mix of adventure and relaxation. Enjoy top-notch food, spa days, and world-class amenities while keeping the kiddos busy and happy with things like cooking classes, water sports, or even joining a football club. Imagine chilling out with a massage or savouring gourmet dishes while your little ones are off on an adventure looking for treasure. Europe makes sure you get to spoil yourself and your kids – making memories everyone will cherish.

Our sample itineraries below can help guide and inspire you with the best family holidays to Europe, as well as the best luxury family resorts in Europe.

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Almyra

Almyra

Paphos, Cyprus

Immerse yourself in the cool minimalism of Almyra, overlooking the deep blue Mediterranean waters of the Paphos coastline, showcasing stylish interiors, an award-winning spa, superb Asian fusion cuisine and a relaxed family friendly vibe.

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Anassa

Anassa

Polis, Cyprus

World renowned as one of the most exclusive and beautiful 5* spa hotels, Anassa offers ultimate luxury located in a secluded bay in western Cyprus. Anassa’s family friendly atmosphere and golden beaches create the perfect luxury Mediterranean retreat.

Beach Sailing & surfing Spa & health
Eagles Palace

Eagles Palace

Halkidiki, Greece

On its own sandy beach on the unspoilt Aegean coast, Eagles Palace is an intimate and charming hotel with traditional Greek hospitality and delicious food to match. The calm shallow waters make it ideal for families, along with its own watersports centre.

Beach Sailing & surfing Diving Spa & health
Sun Gardens Dubrovnik

Sun Gardens Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia

With its hillside setting and stunning seafront location, Sun Gardens near Dubrovnik in Croatia is a beautiful resort with a mix of hotel and private residence accommodation and a number of activities on offer that are ideal for families.

Sailing & surfing Spa & health Adventure Beach
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Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort

Côte d’Azur

Set in 300 hectares of the spectacular Var countryside in the South of France, Terre Blanche offers understated luxury and exceptional service. With superb restaurants, two championship golf courses and an impressive spa, it's ideal for a relaxed break.

Golf Spa & health
The Olivar Suites

The Olivar Suites

Corfu, Greece

A divine spot along the sandy beach of Messonghi, nestled amongst ancient olive groves Olivar Suites are a sanctuary of Corfiot hospitality and wellness. Stunning suites with private pools, all-day dining, serene swimming pool and warm Ionian Sea.

Six Senses Kaplankaya

Six Senses Kaplankaya

Kaplankaya, Bodrum, Turkey

Overlooking the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea on Turkey’s west coast, Six Senses Kaplankaya is a beautiful resort which caters to families and couples and is ideally placed for exploring the region’s impressive archaeological sites and coastline.

Couples Beach Diving Villa
Phaea Blue Palace, Small Luxury Hotel

Phaea Blue Palace, Small Luxury Hotel

Elounda, Crete, Greece

Phaea Blue Palace is an intimate boutique hotel with views out towards the island of Spinalonga. The ultra-chic bungalows, private beach and award-winning restaurants make the perfect luxury hideaway to relax and soak up the ‘real’ Greece.

Beach Couples Culture Spa & health
Belmond La Residencia

Belmond La Residencia

Mallorca, Spain

Belmond La Residencia is a luxurious boutique hotel ideal for both couples and families, tucked away in the foothills of the Serra Tramuntana mountains on Mallorca's breathtaking north-west coast and walking distance to the idyllic village of Deia.

Couples Beach Golf Short Break
Sani Club

Sani Club

Halkidiki, Greece

Located in Halkidiki, Sani Club forms part of Sani Resort, one of Greece's favourite family friendly destinations. This low-rise hotel, enjoys beautiful, white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters together with excellent resort facilities.

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Your Tailormade European Tours for Families

Organising a trip for the whole family can seem like a big challenge, especially when trying to find the perfect place and activities that everyone will enjoy. That’s why we became experts in the best family holidays in Europe. With lots of experience in planning trips for families and a deep knowledge of the different European countries, we make sure each family has an unforgettable journey that's just right for them. We put ease of travel and comfort first to ensure your travels are enjoyable no matter how old you are.

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Luxury Family Holidays to Europe FAQs

  • When's the best time of year to take a Europe trip with kids?

    If you're planning a city break to one of the major European destinations such as Rome or Athens, it's worth factoring in how hot it can get at the height of summer. Consider visiting in March to June or September to October. These months are pleasantly warm, making it easier to get around Europe with both toddlers and older kids.

    Heading to the coast? If you want to spend your stay in Europe on the Mediterranean shores, spring and fall are the perfect seasons.

    The temperatures are cooler across the continent throughout winter, but this is the time to wrap up and go in search of the Northern Lights in Iceland. You'll find snow-capped mountains across Scandinavia, making this the ideal destination for a winter sports break, while Finland is home to Santa Claus himself. Winter is also when the Alps come alive, with skiers seeking the perfect snow from December to April.

  • What is the best European country to visit with kids?

    Europe is packed with places that are great for families, making it hard to choose just one top spot for a trip to Europe with kids. Italy stands out because of its fascinating history, tasty food, and beautiful scenery. Over in France, you can't miss seeing the Eiffel Tower or checking out some amazing museums. Iceland will wow you with its incredible natural sights like waterfalls, geysers, and icebergs. Spain has awesome beaches to relax on, lively cities to explore and fun festivals to experience. The best place in Europe for your family really depends on what kinds of things you all enjoy doing together; think about what attractions and activities would make everyone happy.

  • What do I need to know before travelling to Europe with kids?

    There are some key factors to consider before taking a Europe holiday with your kids:

    Your itinerary

    The type of holiday you choose will depend on your children's needs. Whether you're travelling to Europe with a toddler or you have older kids, we'll take care of your itinerary. We'll discuss your requirements and tailor your break to not only match but exceed your expectations.

    Languages

    Six languages in Europe have more than 40 million native speakers: Russian, French, German, Italian, English, and Spanish. English is widely spoken, with approximately 200 million Europeans having it as their second language.

    Currency

    The main currency in Europe is the euro. This is the official currency of 20 EU countries. However, it's important to note that some EU countries, such as Denmark and Sweden, have chosen to retain their own currency.

  • What is the best way to get around Europe with kids?

    Travelling through Europe with your kids may seem tricky, but here are a few ways to ensure an easy time. For starters, taking a train is a great choice because it's comfy to sit in, available in most if not all destinations, and lets you chill while watching beautiful views go by. With public transportation being top-notch in lots of European cities, getting around and seeing all the famous spots becomes pretty straightforward.

    We also recommend private transfers, especially for day trips or travelling to more remote locations. We’ll handle all the logistics, such as arranging the right car, driver and pick-up and drop-off times.

    For confident drivers, we can also arrange car hires so you can road-trip and self-drive throughout all or part of your family tour in Europe.

  • Are there options for extended family or multi-generational trips?

    In Europe, if you're planning a getaway with your big family or even bringing along grandparents for a multi-generational trip, there are luxury escapes just for you. With resorts that welcome larger families, they have places to stay where everyone can fit comfortably. They've thought about all the different age groups in your family too, making sure there's fun stuff to do and see for everyone. From enjoying the island's longest beach to learning new things through educational methods, these resorts make sure every generation leaves with special memories tucked away.

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