View this page for family vacations in Central Europe including destination information, articles, travel advice, family vacation packages plus the best hotels and resorts, short-stay vacation rentals, and escorted family tours. You will find things to do with kids and advice on how to do it in France, Ireland, Netherlands, and Switzerland plus Britain. Back to family vacations in Europe. Ciao!
Great news for Harry Potter fans. The magic does not have to fade according to Warner Brothers Studios. The much anticipated London studio will be open to muggles in April.
Rail travel in Europe is ideal for families on holiday because it can be part of adventure making any great family vacation even greater.
If seeing Europe at a pace best suited to your family is your desire then Eurail has a variety of solutions.
Amsterdam is a city worth discovering with kids because there are so many tactile experiences to share. From canals, bridges, and bicycles to street performers, interactive museums, and shopping no two days will be the same.
From bicycles and boats and street performers to kid-friendly cafes and amazing NEMO, the choices for family fun are many. Amsterdam is an active and engaging city.
Amsterdam is one of the most family-friendly cities in Europe, and many ways to share family vacation fun. From bicycles and boats and street performers to cafes, museums and shopping the choices are many.
Discover Europe the best way possible, on a two wheels! Austin-Lehman offers five family biking tours that explore the castles of France, the tulips of Holland, the rivers of Germany, the hills of Austria, and the beaches of Denmark.
Any family vacation in Switzerland can be magical. Who doesn’t love legends, mountains, boats, trains, great food, and lovely Swiss chocolate?
Share the beauty with your kids. The awesome Swiss Path trail system frames Lake Lucerne and captures the essence of Switzerland’s history and culture framing it incredible Alpine beauty.
This spunky seaport city offers plenty of things to for families of all ages to enjoy including an eclectic combination of art and architecture, history and shopping plus an amazing seaport. Here’s the scoop.
Most families need space to function pleasantly and thus renting a self catering flat, apartment or condo provides an ideal family vacation base with the comforts of home and your vacation at the doorstep.
Essentially like a home swap, exchanging motorhomes is easy and definitely affordable making it an ideal way to create an inexpensive family vacation adventure.
Who doesn’t love legends, mountains, boats, trains, great food, and lovely Swiss chocolate?
Our research has turned up several terrific options for families to enjoy the benefits of a family trip abroad. We know if you can afford to sleep at Disney World you can afford to sleep in France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Austria, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain.
Castles, cable cars and glacier-carved canyons in the Austrian Alps with Austin-Lehman Adventures. [Read More]
Explore Europe with Family-Friendly Cycling Tours. For a copy of the catalog as well as information on ALA’s 66 unique itineraries for active adult and family travel, please call toll-free 1-800-575-1540, or to review current trips, schedules and itineraries you can log online. [Read Less]
From wine villages to medieval wonders: the Mosel Valley wows parents and kids alike. [Read More]
Explore imperial cities, majestic castles, whimsical gardens and ancient Roman artifacts on this seven-day family adventure along the gentle, meandering path of the Mosel River. For a copy of the catalog as well as information on ALA’s 66 unique itineraries for active adult and family travel, please call toll-free 1-800-575-1540, or to review current trips, schedules and itineraries you can visit online.
Laced with bike paths, Holland is the ultimate family biking retreat. Electric bikes now available. [Read More]
Emerald pastures, wildflower-strewn meadows, cobblestone villages and working windmills set the perfect stage for family fun on this 8 day adventure through Holland’s pristine northern territory. For a copy of the catalog as well as information on ALA’s 66 unique itineraries for active adult and family travel, please call toll-free 1-800-575-1540, or to review current trips, schedules and itineraries you can visit online. [Read Less]
Share the magic with your kids or grandlkids for free. [Read More]
Here’s the deal. Kids ages five and younger go free and ages six to 16 receive a 50% discount on any tour. ECHO Trails is a new Lucerne based company offers English-speaking guided day walks, hikes and bike tours ideal for families of all ages. The name ECHO stands for Ecological, Cultural, Heritage and Outdoors and represents the underlining themes for all tours. Participants see magnificent Alpine scenery with half and full-day tours designed to include historic and cultural highlights. All tours start from the Lucerne train station. Details at www.echo-trails.com
Share the trails with your kids. [Read More]
The Lake Lucerne Tour provides a two-day program with accommodations and luggage transport are pre-arranged and handled. The Swiss Path Map available on line. And for further help just contact one of the local tourist offices and/or go to the contact menu on the www.weg-der-schweiz.ch site and send your request in English. You will receive a timely response. [Read Less]
Who doesn’t love legends, mountains, boats, trains, great food, and lovely Swiss chocolate? [Read More]
If Switzerland sounds totally out of range for a family vacation think again – safe, sunny, and then there’s real chocolate and lovely wine meant to be shared. While there are several cruises on Lake Lucerne daily, the Wilhelm Tell Express Premium boat and connection by train to Ticino) departs Lucerne at 11:12 a.m. For bookings Wilhelm Tell Express Premium contact the Rail Service SBB under the number 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/Min.) or from abroad +41 512 25 78 00. chifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstättersees Wilhelm Tell Express Werftestrasse 5 Postfach 4265 CH-6002 Luzern. Tel +41 (0)41 367 67 67. For detailed information and reservations go to [Read Less]
Stay at one of 34 hostels throughout the country. [Read More]
Swiss Family Backpackers is a group of hostels that have a particularly family friendly atmosphere. We welcome you and your children both for just one night or a longer period. Therefore, you can flexibly plan your journey and stay on a budget in Switzerland. You will find our hostels in Cabbiolo, Genf, Grindelwald, Interlaken, Luzern, Nidau and St. Moritz. We are looking forward to welcoming you in our hostels soon.www.swissbackpackers.ch/en-families.html [Read Less]
Kids go free. [Read More]
On the Swiss Travel System children younger than 16 years of age travel for free with a paying adult passenger. Enjoy stress-free travel by road, rail and waterway throughout Switzerland with a Swiss Pass. Take advantage of special service including exclusive tickets, fare reductions on mountain railways and panorama routes, as well as many attractive extras. Here’s the rail deal: Anyone who purchases one Swiss Pass (1st or 2nd class) for travel and from September 1st to November 30th is entitled to take with them an accompanying person free of charge. The deal is valid with a Swiss Pass, Swiss Flexi Pass, Swiss Card or a Swiss Transfer Ticket from Swiss Travel System.www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/home.html [Read Less]
Rent apartment and enjoy extra space and privacy. [Read More]
Browse our selection of Amsterdam short term apartments; view the apartment’s image gallery; review the amenities unique to each unit. To check availability, just enter the ideal dates in the search bar and view immediate results. Our support team is on hand to help with any questions about renting vacation apartment in Amsterdam.
Short Stay Amsterdam Apartments and Rental. [Read More]
Enjoy this unique and beautiful city from a self-catering Amsterdam apartment in the heart of the city! ShortStay-Apartment.com offers a large selection of Amsterdam holiday apartments and vacation rentals. A fully furnished apartment in Amsterdam is a great alternative to an expensive hotel stay.
Short Stay Rotterdam Apartments and Rentals. [Read More]
Enjoy this world port historical city from a self-catering Rotterdam apartment in the heart of the city! ShortStay-Apartment.com offers a large selection of Rotterdam holiday apartments and vacation rentals . A fully furnished apartment in Rotterdam is a great alternative to an expensive hotel stay.
Short Stay The Hague Apartments and Rentals. [Read More]
Enjoy the city of the seat of the Dutch Government and home of the International Court of Justice from a self-catering The Hague apartment in the heart of the city! ShortStay-Apartment.com offers a large selection of The Hague holiday apartments and vacation rentals. A fully furnished apartment in The Hague is a great alternative to an expensive hotel stay.
More than 100 winter resorts throughout Switzerland connect with about 300 marked snowshoe trails for loads of high energy family fun. [Read More]
The combined length of the network is more than 2,000km weaving throughout Graubünden, Eastern Switzerland, Central Switzerland, Schweizer Mittelland, Bernese Oberland, and Valais: Global Trails offers detailed facts about many routes, including additional information such as the condition of the trail (updated daily), degree of difficulty, weather forecast, relevant SBB train timetable and other features. The entire website is in English, German and French. [Read Less]