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Best Family Holiday Destinations in Europe

In many ways, Europe is the perfect place for a family holiday. It's not too far a journey to make from home, plus from its many tourist attractions, its parks and beaches, it's a diverse continent with much to offer. There is also plenty to see for every age group, with many zoos and theme parks for children, and galleries and architecture for adults.

When you plan any European trip, it's a good idea to take out the relevant travel insurance to protect you in the event of illness, loss or cancellations. At Holiday Extras we offer a family travel insurance policy from just *.

European family holidays

Top 5 family destinations in Europe

1. Valletta, Malta

Malta is home to exotic beaches, an expansive harbour and some of the best marine life in Europe off its shores, such as dolphins and whales. You can explore the Lower Barrakka Gardens, and Valletta makes a great base to explore the rest of Malta from.

2. Paris, France

Paris is a hub of family-friendly activities, from visiting the famous paintings of the Louvre to taking a day trip to Disneyland Paris. With its outdoor cafes and boulevards, your children will have great opportunity to brush up on their French lessons while also meeting Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

3. Rome, Italy

Rome in Italy is a great centre of history for families. With famous buildings such as the Pantheon and the Coliseum, they provide the opportunity to teach your children about Roman history, one of the most interesting empires in the world.

4. Lapland, Finland

Despite being so far north, Lapland is in fact still in Europe! What better way to spend Christmas than meeting the real Father Christmas? At Lapland, your children can do just that in Santa's Holiday Village, where you can visit Santa's workshop and even go on Santa themed rides at the Santa Claus theme park.

5. Cyprus

Cyprus is the perfect beach holiday, filled with glorious coastlines so you can have the opportunity to sunbathe and snorkel. You can also visit the ancient monuments which are open all year round.

Compare levels of family travel insurance

Once you've decided which European destination you are visiting, you will need to take out a European travel insurance policy to cover the whole family. At Holiday Extras, we have been voted the best insurance provider for 12 years running by the Globe Travel Awards.

Whether you plan on doing one holiday this year, or fancy splashing out and having a few breaks throughout the course of the year, you can decide if you need a single trip policy or an annual travel insurance policy. Make sure the whole family is protected with the right level of cover specific to your plans — and remember not to compromise cover for cost!

Bronze
Silver
Gold
Platinum
Baggage cover
£500
£1,500
£2,000
£2,000
Cancellation cover
£1,000
£2,500
£5,000
£5,000
Medical cover
£5 million
£10 million
£10 million
£10 million
Excess charge
£150
£100
£50
£0
Lost passport
£250
£250
£300
£350
Personal money
£300
£350
£400
£500
Wedding cover
X
X
£1,500
£1,500
Gadget cover
X
X
X
£500

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