Summer vacations – the most awaited time of the year when families look forward to take that memorable, annual trip. It is also the time for many ‘firsts’. First beach visit, an international holiday for the first time, a first time cruise or maybe a first visit to the hills. Here are some more amazing ideas for an unforgettable international holiday and cheers to many more firsts!
- The U.S. and Bahamas:
What better way to enjoy the long vacation than head for a holiday to Disneyland! This itinerary for 16 nights takes you across the East Coast to cities such as New Jersey, New York, Washington and Miami. You also enjoy a cruise along the Bahamas for four days. The highlights of the trip include a visit to Disneyland in Orlando, a view of the majestic Niagara Falls, a trip to New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty, and a tour of the Hershey’s Chocolate World in Washington. This holiday will have your child screaming for more!
Prices start at INR250,000 per person (excluding airfare)
- Australia and New Zealand:
Welcome to the land of kangaroos and the most thrilling adventure sports. Kids are sure to have a good time during this 14-night trip across the iconic cities of Melbourne, Cairns, Sydney, Queenstown and Rotorua. Here’s what lies in store:
- Snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef
- A wildlife boat journey in Cairns to spot koalas, wallabies, birds and crocodiles?
- A dinner overlooking the Cairns Waterfront
- A ‘Lord Of The Rings’ tour in Queenstown.
Prices start at INR258,000 per person.
- Vietnam and Cambodia
The blue waters of Hanoi, the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, and the calm of Siem Reap attracts many families every year. In this itinerary for 11 nights, kids will enjoy visiting the local fishing village and discovering the intricate system of tunnels at the military base of the Vietnamese Army. You can also plan an amazing trip of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda and visit the ‘Seventh wonder of the world’ – the Angkor Wat. This trip will take your kids back in time. The holiday is slow paced which means you will have plenty of free time for exploration.
Prices and start at INR108,000 per person.
- Eastern Europe: Austria, Berlin and Prague
Aah Europe! It is a destination you cannot go wrong with! Europe is very kid-friendly and is bustling at all times of the year. This 16 night trip will take you to Vienna, Zagreb, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague. Offering an all-encompassing view of Eastern Europe, your kid’s summer vacation will be plastered with memories that will include a visit to a medieval castle in Vienna, a trip to a typical Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow, and a 360-degree view of the city on top of the Berlin Tower. Keep your camera handy at the Charles Bridge and the Prague astronomical clock.
All this just for INR182,000 (excluding airfare) per person with 16 buffet breakfasts and eight sit-down dinners at beautiful hotels.
The country with the most diverse landscape and sights, this one is a much shorter trip but doesn’t scrimp on the kid-friendly experience. Spend quality time with the fam and jam at Thimphu and Paro for two nights each. Breathe in the fresh country air, visit the temples and check out the world’s largest sitting Buddha statue at Thimphu. Take in the majestic view of the Himalayan Ranges from the Dochu La Pass at 3,150 feet – there is so much to do! Kids can indulge in checking out paper products during a visit to the Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory. The trip ends with a visit to the Taktsang Monastery also known as the Tiger’s Nest.
This unforgettable four-night vacation is priced at just INR37,000 per person.
- Ecuador and Peru
If you are looking for an out-of-the-box family vacation, look no further. This 11-day vacation in the sunny lands will take you to Quito, Banos, Rios De Cuenca and Mancora. This package includes unique activities like taking a stroll through the Otavalo Market, soaking in the hot springs of Banos, checking out the ruins of the ancient Incas and indulging in the local taffy sweet. If your kid is a museum fan, the capital of Peru, Lima has some of the best in the world! This leisurely vacation will ensure loads of family bonding and relaxation.
You will be spending just INR76,000 per person.
How can we have a holiday story without the mention of one the most splendid countries of the world! Italy will have your kids swinging with happiness, as its vibe is beyond compare! On this eight-night trip, savor the cities of Rome, Capri and Sorrento. The streets of Rome, the Fontana Di Trevi, a large scoop of gelato and some cheesy tasty pizza – what’s not to like! The itinerary also takes you a live volcano at Mount Vesuvius and on a ferry along with sights of the Amalfi Coast. While you are there, the kids can learn a few Italian words too, eh?
Prices start at just INR117,000 per person
Summer is almost here. Time to get your laptops out and book your destination trip today!