Top 10 Best Summer Vacation Destinations for Families
The onset of summer season spells vacation to many of us. And to avoid the forbidding summer heat, families often check for the best tour packages to other countries and engage in different outdoor activities.
However, in order to plan your vacation, you must first consider some crucial factors that will shape your vacation. Some of them include deciding the group size, whether you’re looking for an adventure or just a relaxing getaway, what activities you can pursue, what the total cost of the tour package would be, etc.
Well, the good news is, we at I Book Holiday are here to put those questions to rest with our all new mobile application! (Download it on Android and iOS.) Whether it is a European getaway destination you’re looking for or a hideaway spot in an island, you’re sure to find your dream destination in the following 10 places you can visit with your family by choosing from the many holiday packages we have.
Paris: Also known as the City of Lights, the home to Eiffel Tower is a suitable place for people of all ages.
Bali: White beaches, azure skies and a profusive marine flora, Bali is the perfect vacation for a well-deserved summer break.
Hurghada: This Egyptian beach resort town aka Red Sea paradise is renowned for scuba diving.
Lisbon: The perfect vantage point to admire the country’s pastel-coloured buildings.
London: Fly to London to admire its cultural heritage and English baroque architecture.
Rome: Rome wasn’t built in a day, and we’re glad it wasn’t. The history of the city is testimony to its beauty.
San Jose: From adventure to luxurious food, San Jose in Costa Rica has everything you’d need for a relaxing getaway.
Cusco: If rolling mountain ranges and high altitudes fascinate you, Peru is the place to visit.
Athens: Home to the biggest thinkers in the history of mankind, Athens is a blend of magic and heritage.
Cape Town: The sandy beaches and blue waters are a sight to see for every globe-trotter.
First up on our list is Paris. And this isn’t really surprising, owing to the city’s history and distinct art culture. Paris is sure to captivate your soul with its prodigious buildings, chic cafes, and art galleries. Promenade through the lush Luxembourg gardens and take your kids to Disneyland with our tour package from Dubai. With over 45 UNESCO Heritage sites, you’ll never run out of places to explore. Bask the evenings in Mediterranean beaches or ski on the French alps in the winters. And when you develop an appetite after roving the ambrosial Parisian streets, there’s no better place to gormandize on baguettes and cheese! Learn more about Paris tour packages here.
With it’s beautiful beaches, lush forests, and congenial people, it’s not hard to see why Bali is one of the best family vacation destinations. If you are a family of more than two, Bali still should be on your list, because you’ll find many activities that can put a family frame on your wall. This tropical paradise boasts of idyllic beaches and captivating cultural scenes. The island’s fertile soil delivers a distinct Balinese cuisine. When you’re in Bali, do not miss out on the endless shopping opportunities in the traditional markets! Check out the best Bali tour packages from Dubai before heading to Indonesia.
Experience authentic Egyptian culture in Hurghada. The best time to procure a tour package to Hurghada is June through September. The blue, interminable beaches of the city and the traditional markets in the city take you back in time of the pharaohs. However, if you’re an outgoing person, then you’re in luck, for Hurghada is one of the best places for scuba diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. Not just that, but the water-parks in Hurghada are world-famous. Prominent among them are Aqua park, Dolphin bay, Fantasy Park, and Giftun Azure Water park. Apart from that, you can go on desert safaris or check out the colourful markets. Get the best Dubai tour packages to Hurghada and have a time of your life!
The city’s ancient architecture and beautiful parks are some of the best in the entire country. Lisbon is warm and sunny in summers and mild in winters, making it one of the best places include in your holiday package. When you’re in Lisbon, you will have the chance to visit the westernmost point of mainland Europe, in Cape Roca. The city has a plethora of dedicated viewpoints that overlook the city, making them some of the best Instagrammable spots in the country. The architecture spans from the distinctive pastel-coloured settlements to some of the more modern buildings. A visit to the Museu Nacional do Azulejo is a must when visiting Lisbon. And if you’re a gastronome, you mustn’t miss out on the popular Time Out market, where you’ll find a host of local and international cuisines. Get your Lisbon tour package here.
It’s arduous to enumerate the reasons you must visit London, because…they’re simply so many! Fondly known as the “Capital of Capitals,” this city stands at the apex of many lists that measure standard of living factors such as education, shopping, restaurant, culture, etc. Even if you’re on a tight budget, London is that one city you wish you’ve seen at least once in a lifetime. If you’re a student, you’d love to know that the UK offers you a haven of world-class education universities. Some of the most popular landmarks include Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Thames River, and London Eye. London is also reputed for its quality shopping experiences. And if you’re a night owl, you’ll feel at home with the melange of night clubs, ranging from classic pubs to dive bars. Check out some of our best London Tour packages here.
The only other country in the list to be home to a wonder of the world, Italy harbours some of the richest histories in the world. It was once home to one of the most powerful empires in the world. The architectural brilliance the city holds is second to none. Speaking of architecture, the Vatican museums in Rome also include the famed Sistine Chapel, whose walls were graced by Michelangelo. There are so many notable architectural wonders in Rome that UNESCO decided to name the entire city as one UNESCO world heritage site. The city is often associated with Wine because of its deep-seated cultural importance with fine wine. The city is dotted with many vantage points from which you can soak up history that goes back as far as 3000 years, making it one of the best destinations for your tour packages from Dubai. Rome truly is another city that you must visit at least once in a lifetime! Start by checking out the best tour packages to Rome here.
This rugged, tropical country sits in Central America and borders the Pacific and Caribbean. The country is known for its lush rainforests, and boasts one of the most diverse flora and fauna. If you’re an enthusiast of water sports like white river rafting, ziplining, cave exploring, etc., then San Jose is one of the best places for it. Owing to its vast biodiversity, the country is a haven for ornithologists, and San Jose is unofficially the Hummingbird Capital of the world. Some of the notable places to visit include Jaco, Los Quetzales National Park, and Playa Mantas. The nightlife in San Jose is the best in the country, as there is no shortage of beer breweries and dance clubs. When you’re in Costa Rice, make sure to take in the essence of the place, for San Jose is a city like no other! Get the best San Jose tour packages here.
Peruvian culture is incredibly family-friendly. Whether you're exploring Inca ruins (the gateway to Machu Picchu) with thermal pools and ruins, visiting museums, or getting up close to wildlife in person, a family vacation in Cusco and the Sacred Valley can be fun and educational for parents and kids alike. Speaking of ruins, Cusco abounds of them — you can easily get a day’s worth of ruins to explore, because the city is full of them! Prominent among them is Sacsayhuaman, an ancient ruin site overlooking Cusco. The buildings there reflect the Inca architecture, especially Plaza de Armas. Do not be surprised if you find yourself in narrow passageways and streets — Cusco is built like a maze. You’ll find it really easy to interact with the local crowd, as they’re a warm, welcoming folk. If Peru is on your list of side trips, check out these amazing Cusco packages.
One of the most impressive things about Athens is the history — many legends and fables were born in this city. The Acropolis in Athens in an ancient citadel that holds great importance in Greek history. Lycabettus Hill is one of the most popular viewpoints that you can go to get a panoramic view of the city. The city is filled with ancient museums that portray Greece’s legendary heritage. The food served in famous town squares like the Monastiraki Square is an epitome of classic Mediterranean cuisine. There are also plenty of beaches that you can visit along the Mediterranean coastline (choose them from our list of dubai tour packages). The best part about Athens is that it’s wallet-friendly! A decent 5-star hotel starts from as low as €30/night. If you have a book on Greek history, don’t forget to bring it along with you, for you’ll find a lot to relate with. You cannot go to Greece without including our crystal water tour in the charming islands of Greece. Learn about the best Greece packages for children here.
The iconic Table mountain in Cape Town lends one of the most distinct features to this beautiful city. You can take a cable car from the mountains and get to admire the picturesque views of the city. The residents of Cape Town enjoy the beauty of both the gelid Atlantic and the warm Indian Ocean. Some of the famous beaches there are Camps Bay Beach, Clifton Beaches, Hout Bay Beach, and Llandudno Beach. If you’re looking for adventure, you’ll find that in plenty, because the city is lined with many hike trails and has a diverse flora. The thing that sets Cape Town apart from the rest of the world are its sunsets — they’re sherbet-coloured magical sunsets that you can chase on the many sunset hotspots. Book your trip to Cape Town here.
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