The 20 best family vacations abroad in 2022
How to do: Red Savannah (01242 787800; redsavannah.com) has several lovely schooners for hire, accommodating up to 20 people; while Blue Cruise (020 8968 7770; bluecruise.co.uk) offers affordable shared cruises
Entry requirements? Entry without testing for fully vaccinated people and children under 12; via PCR or antigen test, or proof of cure, for others. Online form (register.health.gov.tr).
13. Become a Jedi Master in Florida
For: children over seven years old
An extraordinary experiential adventure will be launched in March in Florida: a two-night “trip” aboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Launch pods transport kids and parents from Disney World through hyperspace to the Starcruiser, an immersive space where they’ll meet and work with Star Wars characters, take command of the ship, learn how to use lightsabers , will participate in missions and sleep in a cabin looking at the galaxies far, far away.
How to do: Disney World (disneyworld.co.uk) is offering a 14-night Galaxy’s Edge package from £932 pp, including accommodation and the 14-day Disney Magic Ticket.
Entry requirements? Proof of full vaccination, plus negative PCR or lateral flow test performed no more than one day before travel. Tests may be required within three to five days of arrival unless you have proof of recovery. Unvaccinated children aged 2-17 must have a negative Covid test taken up to 1 day before travel.
14. Anchors Weigh in Anchorage
For: single parents and children over 7 years old
National Geographic has partnered with G Adventures to create a family travel series. Small-group trips are designed to offer young travelers meaningful encounters and learn something while they’re at it – with a like-minded company for parents/kids traveling alone. Destinations for 2022 include Alaska, where kids can earn junior ranger badges while creating lasting memories: dog sledding on a glacier, whale watching and bear hunting.
How to do: G Adventures (0344 272 2080; gadventures.com) offers a nine-day family trip to Alaska from £3,599 pp for adults and £3,449 for children.
Entry requirements? Proof of full vaccination, plus negative PCR or lateral flow test taken no later than 24 hours before travel. Testing may be required within 3-5 days of arrival unless you have proof of recovery. Unvaccinated children aged 2-17 must have a negative Covid test taken up to 1 day before travel.
15. France on two wheels
This year, amateur cyclists can conquer Normandy on the new cycle route along the banks of the Seine: La Seine à Vélo, which winds its way over 270 pictorial miles from Paris to the sea. Departing from Notre-Dame, the route takes you along the district connected to the Canal Saint-Martin and the old towpaths of the Seine, passing by the terrace immortalized by Renoir on the Island of the Impressionists. On, past barges, half-timbered houses, orchards. This is the country of Impressionism: in Giverny, you will see Monet’s house; later the medieval Rouen and, on the coast, the picturesque Honfleur.