Family Vacations in 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

Heading to Europe with the kids? You’ll be spoiled for choice. There's a treasure trove of fabulous family vacation destinations, whether you're exploring Italy's incredible cities or indulging in water sports on Greece's glistening coastline. Our portfolio includes a broad range of luxury European properties suitable for families. Take your pick from Mediterranean villas, ski chalets, family-friendly beach resorts, hotels with children’s clubs, and so much more. Whether you're traveling to Europe with toddlers or teens, we can arrange accommodation that caters to the whole family. Our travel specialists know which hotels welcome children with open arms and where you can access excellent childcare. And because our specialists can arrange everything from private transfers to unique fun-filled experiences, all that’s left for you to do is sit back and enjoy your European vacation with your family.

European Vacations for Families

We know that you want a vacation that works for everyone. We have a range of options available across Europe that'll keep everyone in your family entertained. Our travel specialists can help you find the perfect accommodation and eateries and will design an itinerary that suits you.

Europe for little ones

If you're traveling with young kids in Europe, you'll find playgrounds and water slides that will keep them busy, plus specialized children's menus suitable for even the pickiest toddlers. The smallest ones in your family are always catered for on a Scott Dunn tour.

Europe for older kids

Do your teens need a bit of privacy? We have private villas and resorts with interconnected rooms, creating a haven that's perfect for your older children. Rest assured we have a variety of itineraries that will keep them happy.  

Something for everyone

Will you be traveling in Europe with grandparents as well as the kids? Multi-generational families can spend some quality time together on a European family vacation. We have resorts that can accommodate several generations in your party and tours that will tick everyone's boxes.


The Best Places in Europe to Visit with Kids

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Daios Cove

Daios Cove

Crete, Greece

Daios Cove is a 5* hotel boasting a spectacular setting on a private sandy bay in Crete. Luxury contemporary villas and suites with private pools, great facilities and an exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers kids club, it's a perfect family destination.

Beach Spa & health
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Pine Cliffs Resort

Pine Cliffs Resort

Algarve, Portugal

One of Europe’s best family destinations, Pine Cliffs Resort is located on the Algarve in Portugal, just 30 minutes from Faro airport and close to Albufeira. Excellent facilities include golf, tennis, sandy beaches and a Scott Dunn Explorers kids club.

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Les Barmes de l’Ours

Les Barmes de l’Ours

Val d`Isère, France

Les Barmes de l'Ours is a stylish and luxurious 5* hotel in Val d'Isere. Located at the foot of the Face de Bellevarde piste, it successfully combines state of the art facilities with the warm charm of a traditional alpine mountain hotel.

Ski Spa & health
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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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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
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Almyra

Almyra

Paphos, Cyprus

Almyra is a 5* contemporary chic hotel within walking distance of the historic town of Paphos, Cyprus. Wonderful sea views, four excellent restaurants, kids club and superb facilities make Almyra a perfect family-oriented luxury hotel.

Spa & health
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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
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Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia

Savalletri di Fasano, Puglia, Italy

Borgo Egnazia is one of the Mediterranean’s most luxurious hotels. Set within 20 hectares along the Puglian coast of Southern Italy, it's perfect for couples as well as families wanting to take advantage of the well-appointed children's club.

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Costa Navarino - The Romanos

Costa Navarino - The Romanos

The Peloponnese, Greece

Set on a beautiful beach overlooking the Ionian Sea, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort offers luxury accommodation with a great selection of room choices, fantastic watersports, activities, Spa and our renowned Explorers kids club.

Beach Spa & health Golf
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Costa Navarino - The Westin

Costa Navarino - The Westin

The Peloponnese, Greece

The Westin Resort Costa Navarino is a traditional, luxury hotel situated on the beautiful Peloponnese coast in Greece, offering flexible family accommodation, excellent land and watersports activities, a luxurious spa and Scott Dunn Explorers kids club.

Beach Golf Spa & health
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3 nights
A magical trip to visit Santa Claus

A magical trip to visit Santa Claus

Lapland, Finland

A trip to Finnish Lapland is an unforgettable experience full of treasured memories you will keep for a lifetime. Here, we bring the fairy-tale stories of Lapland to life with enchanting encounters with elves, reindeer, huskies and of course, Santa Claus.

Adventure

$9,200 pp

10 nights
Family Vacation to Venice & the Italian Lakes

Family Vacation to Venice & the Italian Lakes

Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Lake Como, Italy

This refined family adventure tour through northern Italy begins with the enchanting sites of Venice, as well as an exclusive Venetian mask-making experience. Venture to Verona, a gastronomic haven, before indulging in tranquillity by Lake Garda’s shores. Fall in love with Lake Como's elegance and embrace Bellagio’s vibrance and Varenna's allure.

Culture

$8,800 pp

6 nights
Apulian Family Getaway

Apulian Family Getaway

Puglia, Italy

Take a 6-night tour through Puglia – one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Nestled within the resplendent Borgo Egnazia, this family escape promises enchanting experiences and relaxing, leisurely afternoons. Take a private boat tour through Monopoli and Polignano a Mare and head back to land for a family biking excursion to relax at the beach.

Culture

$7,200 pp

15 nights
Family Fun in Portugal

Family Fun in Portugal

Lisbon, Alentejo & the Algarve

Discover the very best of Portugal with this family-friendly itinerary taking in bustling Lisbon, rural Alentejo and the idyllic beaches of the Algarve. Soak up the culture in Portugal's capital before relaxing and spending quality family time together.

Beach Adventure Culture Off the beaten track

$4,800 pp

7 nights
Family Fun in Southern Spain

Family Fun in Southern Spain

Seville & Estepona

Spend a week in southern Spain, combining the vibrant culture of Seville with the tranquillity of the Andalucian countryside, in this itinerary ideal for families. After exploring Seville’s bustling Moorish streets, revel in the scenic landscapes of rural Andalucia and the beautiful beaches of the south coast.

$4,300 pp

7 nights
Family Fun in Sweden

Family Fun in Sweden

Stockholm & Swedish Lapland

The ultimate winter wonderland and perfect playground to fuel the imaginations of the young and young at heart, Sweden ticks all the boxes for a fun-packed family adventure. Spend action-packed days whizzing through snow-draped pine forests on a sleigh led by huskies, mastering winter survival skills for life above the Arctic Circle and searching...

Adventure Culture Off the beaten track

$5,800 pp

9 nights
Family Fun in the Greek Islands

Family Fun in the Greek Islands

Athens, Kea, Paros & Vouliagmeni

Greece is a fantastic destination for families. There's history, culture and beautiful beaches in abundance, plus plenty for children of all ages. On this touring vacation in Greece, you'll take in the spectacular scenery and ancient traditions of Sifnos and Paros, two authentic Cycladic islands, and then relax in ultimate luxury on the mainland.

Beach Culture Off the beaten track

$9,900 pp

10 nights
Family Adventure in France

Family Adventure in France

Paris, Cassis, Marseille, Côte d'Azur, South of France, France

Embark on an unforgettable luxury family vacation to France, immersing yourselves in the timeless elegance and cultural wonders of this enchanting country.This meticulously crafted 10-night itinerary combines the iconic city of Paris, the breathtaking coastal beauty of Cassis, and the vibrant city of Nice.

Culture

$9,100 pp

10 nights
England & Scotland with Kids

England & Scotland with Kids

Gleneagles Scotland, London, The Cotswolds

Combine a stay at Scotland's world-famous Gleneagles hotel with a stop to discover London's must-see landmarks and a chance to explore the English countryside in the Cotswolds for a family-friendly introduction to England and Scotland.

Adventure

$9,800 pp

4 nights
Finnish Lapland with Kids

Finnish Lapland with Kids

Inari and Ivalo, Finnish Lapland

Magical from start to finish, this is every family's dream to stay amongst the wild beauty of Lapland and see the pure joy on your children’s faces. Immerse in the snowy winter wonderland of Finnish Lapland, spending three nights in a cozy log cabin next a frozen lake, visiting reindeer and dashing through the wilderness on a husky sled before...

Adventure

$3,600 pp

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European Family Vacation 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 do I need to know before traveling to Europe with kids?

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

    Your itinerary

    The type of vacation you choose will depend on your children's needs. Whether you're traveling 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 spoken by the largest number of people, with approximately 200 million Europeans having it as their second language.

    Although these are the most common languages, most countries across the continent have their own native language so it can be useful to learn some basic phrases. It can also be fun to teach your kids some standard sentences too. Your English-speaking expert guide can help if you have difficulty with pronunciation.

    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.

  • How long will my European family vacation last?

    We have a selection of Europe tours that last between four and 21 nights. We'll always ensure we accommodate your needs for the duration of your vacation and beyond.

    If you have questions about your itinerary or you'd like to make some changes, please speak to a member of our team. We can advise on everything from the best European cities to visit with toddlers to where to go with your older kids.

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