Travelling the world with your family is a great way to get inspired. You can teach your kids about history, enjoy the beauty of nature and see unforgettable sights that will be remembered for years to come. Here are 6 inspiring holiday ideas to enjoy around the world.
Crete is the largest island in Greece and is a popular destination for a family holiday as it has a diverse terrain, fine sandy beaches and amazing history to explore. You can rent a villa here to use as a base, then enjoy day trips out to see the sights.
Make sure that you visit the Samariá Gorge in the Samariá National Park, trek along its seaside villages, and visit the 14th-century Osia Maria Church. You can also visit the Lake Kournas to watch turtles and enjoy the stunning views this lake has to offer. Enjoy basking in the sun at the Elafonisi and the Balos beaches. Visit the Palace of Knossos to study the ancient Greek history from the Neolithic periods.
Rome is Italy’s capital city and is popular for its architecture, culture and art. You can visit some of the world’s best known architectural sites in the city. Take a trip to the Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, St Peter’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the Vatican museum to see these artistic and architectural wonders. Be sure to visit the Villa Borghese gardens and take a stroll along these beautiful gardens and take a boat ride on the Tiber.
Yorkshire is known as “God’s County” and it has Viking and Roman heritage, national parks, medieval towns, Norman abbeys and industrial revolution era cities. You can visit the York Minster, Castle Howard, Fountains Abbey and the Lincoln Cathedral for their stunning architecture. Be sure to explore the Yorkshire Dale National Park and trek though the beautiful forests, explore museums, go caving, watch waterfalls, take a ride on the railway and see the stunning castles.
Barbados is an eastern Caribbean Island that is known for its beaches, gardens and spectacular architecture. You can enjoy a day at the Carlisle Bay indulging in activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling. You can visit the Harrison’s Cave to walk through the underground limestone cavern with streams and pools. The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is a good place to enjoy taking a stroll around the lush green forest and see green monkeys and other animals along the way. There are loads of different types of accommodation in Barbados, so you’ll be able to find somewhere perfect for your stay.
The Galápagos Islands are known for wildlife viewing and most of the species that live here are found nowhere else in the world. The tourism here is carefully regulated and you can visit with your family to have close encounters with the sea and land creatures that live only in these islands. You can see giant Galápagos tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions and flightless cormorants. You can also visit the Charles Darwin research centre and the Tortuga Bay beach to view more wildlife.
Sri Lanka lies in the Indian Ocean just south of the India and is a great place to visit for a family holiday. Sri Lanka is known for its diverse landscape and wildlife. You can visit the Dambulla Cave Temple to see its beautiful paintings and relics. You can trek the Adam’s Peak which is a 2243 metre tall conical mountain that offers stunning views of the scenery around it. Enjoy a safari at the Yala National Park where you can see elephants, crocodiles and leopards. Volunteer at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage where you can feed, clean up after, and enjoy close encounters with rescued elephants that have been freed from a life of captivity.
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