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Easter Holidays for the Whole Family

It’s Easter, and you know what that means: eggs, bunnies, chocolates and, most important of all, family. With the kids on school leave and time on your side to relax and be reminded of just how special spending vacation time together is, what better time to plan your next holiday, one the whole family will enjoy. 

At Trafalgar, our family trips are redefining the idea of a multi-generational holiday, ensuring there are no bored children asking “can we go play now?” and no parents needing to find babysitters while they go out for their evening meal. We’ve created a series of multi-generational packages that cater to every member of the family so everyone can live their travel dreams. We pack each itinerary full of family-friendly activities, leisure time and hand-selected hotels so that adventure, culture and comfort go hand-in-hand.  With included and optional experiences that fit everyone’s vacation-style, no one will feel left out. Best of all, with everything taken care of, everyone can do what they came to do away from the pressures and stress of everyday life – enjoy precious time together and make memories for everyone. 

Become a Gladiator for the Day

Take a tour through Italy that’s full of food and fun. Grab your apron and let the flour fly as you learn to make pizza, real Italian pizza, during your day exploring the ancient wonders of Rome. But, before you take in the sights and scenery of one of Europe’s most historically significant cities, grab your sword and shield and get ready for an adventure that would put Spartacus to shame. 

You’ll visit a gladiator school that was created for the young and young-at-heart, where your family will learn about Roman history before gearing up to practice some moves inside the arena. This family-friendly gladiator lesson will have you sparring like a Spartan and working up an appetite just in time for your pizza-making experience. 

This is just the beginning of your Italian adventure, check out what else is waiting for you on our Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold trip. 

Saddle Up for a Wild West Adventure

Get ready to giddy-up on a wild west holiday that will unleash your inner cowboy/cowgirl. What’s better than bringing your childhood fantasies to life alongside your children, as their imaginations come to life on this fun-filled family adventure. You’ll learn about life in America’s west, both past and present, and visit the natural and manmade landmarks that make this region so unique. From the faces on Mt. Rushmore to the rushing waters of Old Faithful, you’ll explore all the wonders of the great Northwest. 

But, you’ll really get into the western state of mind when you rest your hat at a real-life, working ranch and learn how the cowboy lifestyle is alive and thriving out in the Montana countryside. Make the day your own and choose your adventure: head out with an expert wrangler and see what you can rustle up during your leisurely horseback ride through the Montana wilderness, ride the wild rapids on an adrenaline pumping white-water rafting expedition, or just kick off your boots and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the ranch.  

This is just a sample of the excitement your family will find out in the wild west, take a look at what else we have in store on the Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos trip. 

Visit the Jungle for a Taste of the Pura Vida

With beautiful white sand beaches, lush tropical jungles, and more wildlife than a National Geographic documentary, a trip to Costa Rica has everything your family needs to enjoy a one-of-a-kind holiday in the sun. Dive into the clear waters to snorkel with the sea turtles or glide through the jungle treetops on a zip-line course that will have even the oldest members of your family saying, “Weeeeeeeee!”. 

Immerse yourself in the friendly Latin American culture of this stunningly beautiful country and be blown away by some of the most spectacular nature you’ve ever seen. And, don’t forget all exotic animals that call Costa Rica home: sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, dozens of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees. Your family will not only experience Mother Nature at her finest but learn important lessons about the threats facing our rainforests and what we can do to save them.

Bienvenidos to the pura vida of Costa Rica. Check out all the magic we pack into our 8-day Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes trip.  Oh, yeah, did we forget to mention the volcanoes!

Shake Hands with a Leprechaun

Pack your bags and head to the Emerald Isle for this family holiday that’s a fairy tale come true. Keep your eyes peeled for a four-leaf clover, but you won’t need the luck of the Irish to have a great time on this trip, we’ve packed it full of fun. 

Ready to play the “Game of Thrones?” Take a trip to Winterfell Castle Archery Range, one of the sets for the award-winning series. Get dressed up like your favourite GOT characters and learn how to shoot a bow and arrow like a Stark. But, just to ensure your family fares better than that ill-fated clan, you’ll also visit the home of the country’s last remaining leprechauns and learn how your belief help keeps them alive. Remember parents, you’re never too old to believe in magic. And just to make sure you’ve filled up on all the supernatural wonders Ireland has to offer, a quick kiss of the Blarney Stone will round off your mystical trip nicely. 

Credit: Image courtesy of The Leprechaun Whisperer

Get ready to be enchanted by the green countryside and local hospitality of Ireland and Northern Ireland on our Shamrocks and Leprechauns trip. 

So, this Easter while you’re curled up on the couch together indulging in the Easter bunny’s deliveries, why not figure out how to take advantage of the school holiday and plan a holiday that will be unforgettable for your entire family. Take a look at our full selection of family-friendly holidays.

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