With no light pollution and unobstructed views of the night sky from the lake, Menesjärvi offers visitors a high chance of witnessing the Northern Lights at their spectacular best.
Your base for your four nights here is Hotel Korpikartano, a wonderfully welcoming hotel which, as a former boarding school, has a unique charm and is full of character. The accommodation is rustic and simple, but being in the middle of nowhere, it is the perfect wilderness location for an Aurora trip.
This holiday is designed to keep you nicely busy, with great opportunities to try out snowshoeing and cross-country skiing during your free time, and explore this stunning scenery at your own pace. One of our ... Read more >
Portugal’s Alentejo Coast remains a well-kept secret here in the UK but remains the spot where the Portuguese choose to spend their holidays, as opposed to the Algarve’s more crowded shoreline. It remains one of Western’s Europe’s most unpopulated regions, ensuring plenty of space for the perfect family getaway.
Here, the Atlantic waters have sculpted a dramatic coastline where sheer cliff-faces contrast with sweeping beaches of white sand. It’s a timeless and unspoilt place, with perfect waves for surfing. You will be able to try this for yourself, along with a multitude of other family activities, from abseiling and zip-wiring to cycling and canoeing. We operate a flexible activity ... Read more >
Basing yourself in the characterful market town of Keswick for your Lake District adventure holiday is a great idea as it's jam-packed with north-west English charm and an eclectic range of locally-owned independent stores and traditional cafés and pubs, just right for walkers.
As the accommodation for this particular type of Lake District activity holiday is located right next door to the local spa you can rest assured that all your aches and pains will be alleviated in no time at all with tennis courts and a kids' playground adding to the attraction for families still raring to go.
Fitz Park is one of Keswick's best loved green spaces and also offers some great views over the mountains ... Read more >
There are so many good things about this area of Italy that we simply can’t choose our favourite aspect of this holiday: the completely unique accommodation, your professional and incredibly friendly host Simone, the delicious Tuscan cuisine served in the local restaurants in Vinci, the exciting range and beautiful settings of the activities, the close vicinity to Lucca, Florence and Pisa for visits during your free day and finally the outdoor swimming pool with the best view in the world... just to name a few.
We take full advantage of the Tuscan landscape here with your activities including rock climbing, orienteering, canyoning, an introduction to caving and cycling through the ... Read more >
Ruka is situated in the Oulu Province of North East Finland and offers the ideal solution if you want to combine traditional Nordic activities with skiing and snowboarding. The area is renowned for its natural wilderness beauty characterised by lakes, rivers, fells and forests. The best recommendation we can give is that it is extremely popular with the Finns themselves as an outdoor activity centre.
The hotel that we would suggest enjoys an enviable location at the foot of the ski slopes in the very heart of Ruka. The hotel has 2 restaurants serving international cuisine but with local produce very much to the fore. There is evening entertainment, 3 saunas, bars and a sound proofed ... Read more >
There is so much on offer in Lapland during autumn and the colours can be stunning, as the trees turn auburn and red before the arrival of winter. The winter can arrive anytime during October or November but the main snowfalls tend to arrive in late-November and December. This holiday is based in the very aptly named Hotel Aurora (the hotel formerly known as the Aurora Chalet) and takes full advantage of the nearby Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory. The hotel works in conjunction with the Observatory to provide an Aurora alert system that alerts guests to any potential Northern Lights displays in the surrounding area.
During the day you will visit the remarkable amethyst mine in Luosto, ... Read more >
Senja, Norway's third largest island after Spitsbergen and Hinnųya close by, is home to some of the country's most beautiful landscapes, offering a scenic palette of fjords, mountains and striking coastlines. The island delights visitors year round with its array of natural wonders.
In the winter, the island has the added bonus of great Aurora potential due to its northerly position and minimal light pollution. This, along with its typically milder winters, makes it the ideal location for those looking for a leisurely winter break with excellent prospects of a Northern Lights display.
Your base for this short trip is Hamn i Senja, a delightful apartment-hotel situated directly on the ... Read more >
Designed with four to eight-year-olds in mind, this nine-night Croatian holiday is perfect for families with young children. You will begin with two nights in Zadar, with a free day to look around the town or to enjoy the fantastic pool area and children’s adventure playground of Funimation, a family-friendly four-star hotel which sits on the coast. We have two other excellent options for your mainland stay which are near or in Zadar: the beach-based Hotel Diadora and the pleasant Hotel Mediteran (see the ‘Personalise’ section for more details). All Zadar hotels are based on availability, which can be discussed with our Travel Experts.
A ferry ride will then take you over the Adriatic to ... Read more >
There can be few better ways to witness an autumn Aurora than from one of the Aurora Camps near Lake Inari in Finnish Lapland. While the Northern Lights dance above your head they can also be reflected in the calm waters of Finland’s third largest lake, it's simply breathtaking. To witness these wonderful reflections you must head to Lapland before winter sets in and the lake freezes.
There are also wondrous things happening during the hours of daylight at this time of year. In Finnish Lapland it is said that autumn begins at 9 o’clock on the 9th September and as the leaves fade to burnished shades of yellow, brown and red, you might be mistaken for thinking this is New England in the ... Read more >
Menesjärvi is the ideal place to spend New Year with your family. You can try unforgettable winter activities, search for the Northern Lights, enjoy a very warm welcome from your hosts and explore some unforgettable scenery.
This trip is all about amazing, shared family experiences and learning about life in Lapland. You are far removed from the holiday crowds here. During your stay, you will explore together and enjoy the array of exciting activities. By the end of your trip, you will have explored your surroundings using snowshoes, snowmobiles, kick sleds, dog sleds and on cross-country skis.
Upon arrival in Lapland, your days will be filled with activities and we do what we can to help ... Read more >
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, containing sixteen lakes and numerous waterfalls which are fed by the Black and White Rivers. Located roughly halfway between the cities of Zagreb and Zadar, it is one of Europe’s most spectacular national parks, showcasing a natural landscape which is beautifully unique and sure to be popular with your family. The park covers approximately 300 square kilometres and is also home to a rich variety of wildlife including deer, boars and rare bird species.
The surrounding region is covered by lush green forests, which, combined with the rivers, provide an exceptional playground for your family adventure week. As this is a ... Read more >
Take five days to discover the natural beauty of Finland on a leisurely small group tour that gives you an essential example of a Northern Lights holiday.
The pristine Arctic environment is the perfect place to make the most of the frozen wilderness and catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights; Finland tours also offer an excellent opportunity to keep active with snowmobile tours and dog sledding just a couple of activities to enjoy in between watching the skies.
Luosto accommodation options:
This Northern Lights Finland holiday includes four-star hotel accommodation in the small ski resort and village of Luosto with superior guest rooms, spa and swimming facilities, adding to the laid ... Read more >
The island of Gozo is a little-known Mediterranean wonder that is home to one of our most popular family adventures. Just half an hour from Malta by ferry, it showcases an extraordinary natural environment ideal for an activity-filled week away. We have made the most of our local connections and expertise to find the very best locations and activities in and around the island. With group sizes of no more than 24, you will enjoy a highly personalised experience.
All activities are included in the holiday price. You’ll have a guided boat trip around the picturesque coast, with the chance to go snorkelling and Mini B diving at some of the top scuba sites in Europe. The Gozitan cliffs offer ... Read more >
Iceland is known as the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ for good reason. Volcanoes, glaciers, geysers and hot springs practically litter the south of the island and make it one of the most spectacular places in the world to witness the wonders of Mother Nature.
Iceland also boasts an enviable location within The Aurora Zone and with a dedicated super jeep tour and two nights at the famed Northern Lights hotspot, Hotel Ranga, your chances of seeing the Northern Lights are very high.
Your base for the first two nights is the boutique Hotel Óšinsvé which is situated in the heart of Reykjavik. This is the ideal place from which to explore the vibrant city with galleries, cafés and shops on your ... Read more >
High altitude activities and water-sports come together with Incan heritage and native culture on this eight-night family holiday. Active, artistic, historical, modern – you and the children will experience Peru from a range of perspectives.
In terms of activities, you will get to mountain bike from the gigantic Incan farming pits of Moray to the 3,000 salt wells of Maras. You will zip-wire a 2,000-metre course through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking in thrilling views. What’s more, there will be rafting down the Chuquicahuana River and kayaking on Titicaca – second largest of the South American lakes.
Along the way, you will get to explore some of the finest Incan sites – ... Read more >
The Aurora hunting season starts at the end of August and, as the nights grow longer into October and November, some spectacular Northern Lights displays can be seen.
The beauty of this time of year is that it offers guests so many unique experiences which are only possible during the autumn. These include the chance to see the Aurora reflected in the, as yet, unfrozen lakes or witnessing the abundance of wildlife preparing for the long winter. You never quite know what these months will bring, as the winter snow can arrive unexpectedly, but without a doubt, they bring some exceptional Aurora opportunities.
During the day your expert local guides will make sure that you get to witness ... Read more >
This four-night self-drive holiday takes you to some of the best spots in Northern Norway, which is a wonderful autumn destination. You will go from one of the liveliest cities in this part of the world to quieter island communities, all offering a warm welcome. Given the time of year and the fact that the places you will visit are well-located for watching the Northern Lights, we have included Aurora hunts to improve your chances of seeing a display.
Your first stop will be the city of Tromsų, widely referred to as the ‘Capital of the Arctic’. It is an excellent place to get a dose of culture, with impressive 19th-century architecture and a fine selection of museums. From here, you will ... Read more >
Treat the family to a range of fabulous Finnish activities and experiences on this fun-filled, seven night holiday to Jeris. You’ll get to try out a host of classic activities on the snow, stay in a wonderful winter cottage, and explore a true winter wonderland. As a family you will journey through this landscape in a range of ways. Huskies are some of the most enthusiastic creatures you will ever meet and you'll enjoy their company on a 17 kilometre husky ride and, during a 30 kilometre snowmobile safari, you’ll see some superb scenery and witness the scale of the wilderness. Get ready to learn how to ski cross-country just like the locals do, as well as enjoying a snowshoe hike in the ... Read more >
Transport the family to the Amazonian environments and Incan heartlands of Peru. This nine-night family holiday lets you get active while seeing wonderful wildlife and experiencing the country’s history and culture first-hand.
You’ll begin by heading to the Refugio Amazonas Lodge in the middle of the rainforest. Three days here will have you searching for caimans at night, observing wild parrots and peccaries at clay licks, and looking for giant otters in an oxbow lake. You will also learn how people farm crops, grow medicinal plants and harvest Brazil nuts in this spectacular area.
You will then travel into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you can mountain bike from the ... Read more >
Our holiday here in the beautiful Oetz Valley operates in a unique way and allows you to tailor your own family holiday. Being operated on a more independent basis, it offers a great deal of flexibility in accommodation, activity, and transport options.
When you book our holiday you have a choice of accommodation: either a room within the activity resort or in a family-run hotel located in the town of Oetz, just a short walk from the resort.
Included in the cost of the holiday are 18 activity points for each member of the family (additional points can be purchased for €7 each (per adult) and €6 (per child) on arrival). These can be spent on activities of your choice – there’s everything ... Read more >