Trying to decide where to take the family for an unforgettable trip but feeling overwhelmed by the choice? Here are four sure-fire solutions for a family holiday that will suit all ages from the team at Scott Dunn.
1. JORDAN: Ancient Wonders
Jordan combines culture, adventure and relaxation, making it perfect for a family holiday. This fascinating country is home to one of the seven modern wonders of the world, the stunning ancient city of Petra. As well as Petra, there are many Roman ruins including Jerash, where you can settle into watching gladiators race around the ring before exploring the sites of one of the best preserved of all Roman cities. Discover the beauty of the desert with an adventure into the Wadi Rum in a four-wheel drive, before ending at the Dead Sea, 423 meters below sea level and one of the world’s most unique places to take a dip.
2. FRANCE: Alpine Summers
Spending time in the mountains doesn’t have to be confined to the winter months. In fact, the Alps are arguably at their most spectacular during the summer. Chalet Pelerin, set in the quaint village of Le Miroir, near Sainte Foy in the French Alps, is the perfect bolthole for families looking for an active summer break. Spend days enjoying pony rides in the forest, taking a trip to Tignes with its trampolines and outdoor airbag jumps, trying white-water rafting and paragliding, or setting off on nature walks where kids can try to spot marmots and local wildlife and pick wild strawberries. This really is a place where adventure is king.
3. ICELAND: Geysers & Glaciers
Iceland continues to be hugely popular, which means more exciting and luxury accommodation options opening all the time. It’s ideal for families in summer or winter, with each season offering a totally different experience. Whenever you go, the phenomenal scenery boasts volcanoes, geysers and glaciers and, for those lucky enough to see them, the elusive Northern Lights. The kids might struggle with the name of Iceland’s most famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, but it makes for a thrilling snowmobile experience, and this year Scott Dunn’s guests will have exclusive access to private guided tours across the surface of the glacier taking in the incredible views of the country’s south coast. Majestically set against a backdrop of lava fields, waterfalls and geysers in Southern Iceland lies Hotel Ion, where the dramatic landscape tempts families out into the wild for a myriad of outdoor experiences ranging from horse riding to snowmobiling, snorkelling and glacier hiking.
4. SPAIN: Ibiza with Kids
New to the Scott Dunn portfolio for 2018 is a selection of self-catered luxury villas located on the southwest coast of Ibiza. This fantastic collection of stand-alone villas range from ultra-modern to rural retreats, with stunning countryside or sea views, each sleeping 6 to 14 people. For guests travelling with young children, Scott Dunn’s new “Flying Nannies” programme offers parents some much needed down-time, with a fully qualified nanny flying out to entertain the kids. Younger guests will be kept entertained by their very own Mary Poppins who will arrive with a box of age-appropriate toys and games and will take children on fun-filled adventures throughout the week.
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