I can’t think of a better place to spend the lazy days of summer than Southern Europe. All in the course of a few weeks you can learn how to make Paella in Spain, bike through vineyards and olive groves in Tuscany and spend the day relaxing on a boat in the South of France.
In this epic 14-day Southern Europe family trip itinerary, including Spain, Italy and France, your family will be able to soak in all the cultural highlights of the region with plenty of time to relax together as a family.
Begin your trip in Barcelona, Spain. As the capital of the autonomous Catalonia region of Spain, here you can check out unique architecture, great music and iconic food and of course museums and art.
Get your bearings and beat the jet lag with a fun bike tour around the city on your first day. Your guide will show you the main sites as well as point out some hidden gems. This is also a great opportunity to get the scoop on what’s happening in the city during your stay.
And if your kids play soccer, definitely plan on doing a behind the scenes tour of Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona soccer team. Join a professional journalist who has spent his career covering this famed team. Tour the stadium with him then head over to the attached museum for a really fun and in-depth look behind the scenes.
Next, heave over to Italy. For a first time visit, Rome and Tuscany are a perfect combination. Start in Rome, again with a fun guided tour to get a feel for the city, this time by golf cart!
Of course the coliseum and Vatican are highlights of a stay in Rome, and my guides are some of the best when it comes to bringing these scared places to life for children of all ages.
After a few days in the city, the Tuscan countryside is calling. Explore the history of Florence and play in the vineyards and olive groves.
Now it’s time to relax. I have access to a lovely collection of apartments and villas all along the southern coast of France. Cannes is an easy drive from Tuscany, and driving here is a great way to really see the countryside (you can even make a stop to see the leaning tower of Pisa!)
Spend the last few days of your epic Southern Europe family trip strolling through charming French villages, relaxing offshore on a boat for the day, and trying your hand at some classic French cooking.
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