Family City Breaks

Cities mean museums and shopping, but they also mean bright lights and big adventures!

The thought of a family city break may fill you with dread: how to find restaurants with food the children won't turn their noses up at, site-seeing that won't make them grumble, and hotels that will suit all of you? Well, that's where we come in. Our regional experts know the places that will go down well with the children (as well as the ones that won't…), while making sure you get a proper break too. We're also on hand to add a healthy dollop of education to any of these family city breaks, ideally done in a way that will see the children laughing and learning at the same time. And with many parents in the Original Travel team we know a thing or two about how to make all this happen.

So where works best? Rome might just be our favourite city in Europe so it's even more brilliant that is also works for families. And any country that predominantly serves pizza, pasta and ice cream is bound to go down well with children. So even if they turn their noses up at sight-seeing, remember that sampling the local cuisine is just as much a part of the cultural immersion of visiting a new city as a museum can be.

Other family-friendly European gems include Lisbon, Stockholm and (of course) Paris; with Marrakech in Morocco a slightly further flung but no less captivating family gem.

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Planning a successful family holiday takes a similar amount of organisation and fortitude as a small scale military operation. But fear not, our team of specialists (many of whom are parents themselves) are here to take the stress out of the planning process so those toddler tantrums and teenage meltdowns are kept to a minimum.

From our carefully curated Sharky & George fun packs, which keep children entertained on those long journeys, to knowing the most family-friendly hotels and holding client focus groups, we pride ourselves on making sure that you have the best family holiday imaginable because there's no more important time together.

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Harriet and Kate L are our 'Family City Breaks' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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