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What can you pack into a week with the family?

Added 31 Mar 2014
What can you pack into a week with the family?

A week is a long time in the world of Explore Family Adventures. The amount of activity, discovery and experience you can pack into a week-long getaway would surprise even the most time-efficient among you. We’ve chosen three of our favourite seven-day family holidays in Europe so you can see exactly how much fun you could be having in just a week with us!

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Legends of Lycia (Turkey)
If you’re looking to make the most of your time away, a multi-active adventure is the way to go. This one in Turkey is a great choice. Based in the pretty harbour town of Kas, water inevitably has a big role to play. From a relaxing gulet cruise and the chance to relax and swim every day, to more active pursuits - canoeing, sea-kayaking and snorkelling - the water activity is non-stop throughout your week in Turkey. You'll also be able to explore the area on foot and indulge yourself in the delicious Turkish cuisine, including lunch in a small mountain village and even a tasty barbecue - Turkish-style!

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In the Shadow of Vesuvius (Italy)
Indoors and outdoors; modern and ancient; ice-cream and pizza! There’s a bit of everything on this trip to Italy. An action-packed week here would not be complete without at least some focus on the plethora of delicious dishes Italy is famous for. There's a visit to a buffalo farm with the chance to sample some of the mozzarella made there, a pizza-making class (followed by the obligatory pizza-tasting of course) and not fogetting the delicious ice-cream, said to be the best in the world. Between all the cooking and eating there is still plenty of time to get outside and explore. Take a step back in time when you visit Pompeii and discover this town frozen in time, then take a walk around the crater rim of the live volcano which made Pompeii the place it is today - Vesuvius. And that's still not everything! You can also take a hydrofoil to the beautiful island of Capri and enjoy a boat trip around its stunning coastline, discover the seaside town of Amalfi on foot and visit a working farm for an insight into local life. Phew! Plus, don't forget to take advantage of the swimming pools at your hotels for some fun and relaxation.

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Croatian Active Adventure (Croatia)
There’s nothing like spending a week getting active in the great outdoors and that’s exactly what you’ll be doing on this adventure in Croatia. Mixed in with the activity there is also time to soak up some culture - stroll around the villages of Dalmatia and the meandering alleyways of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Trogir, for an insight into Croatian life both old and new. With the discovery aspect of this trip an added bonus, it's outdoor activities which are really packed into this adventure. Okay, deep can white-water raft down rapids and feel the thrill of canyoning through the waterfalls, crystal-clear pools and tunnels of Cetina Gorge. Give sea-kayaking a go or head upwards using just your own strength when you try rock-climbing. Ever visited a pirate stronghold? Thought not. Well you can on this adventure if you take the optional trip out to Omis. While the pirates are long-gone, the remants of their rule can still be seen all around. All this and the chance to mess about in the sea with your fellow travellers in your down-time!

This is just the start of the adventure and activity your family could be experiencing in just one week - find out more with the rest of our action-packed family holidays.