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5 Countries Perfect for Traveling Families with Teens

By May 3, 2022October 1st, 2022No Comments

Travelling with your teens can be a truly exciting experience. But the challenge lies in deciding which places to go. As you know, teens can get picky, and they usually have specific preferences about the destinations they wish to visit. 

If you’re in the process of planning a luxury family holiday with your “discerning” teenagers, here are some of the best destinations to consider. These places offer exciting adventures that you and your teens are guaranteed to love.


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Scotland is a wonderful destination for families who love to go on long-distance hikes, explore castles and hang out at exclusive high end restaurants and enjoy some of the best bespoke luxury travel the UK has. But what if you’re travelling with hard to please teens who are not yet ready for full-on outdoor adventures? Don’t fret – Scotland has many other things to offer for even the fussiest teens. They’ll also love the fun transportation options around the country. It’s easy to find deals on train tickets to get the most scenic views of Scotland.

Scotland is a haven for families who love nature and wildlife with abundant wildlife, windswept beaches, and many protected areas and national parks. The capital city of Edinburgh has a lot to offer too. Here, you can enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline from Calton Hill, home to a stunning collection of Greek-style monuments. Treat your teens to a bit of shopping at Victoria Street, home to Edinburgh’s finest selection of boutiques. For the ultimate luxury experience, stay in a luxury country house with a concierge team to attend to your every whim.

Glasgow boasts some excellent family attractions, too! Your teens are guaranteed to be entertained here, from the Glasgow Science Centre to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the Riverside Museum of Transportation.


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Famous for being one of the world’s most colourful, diverse, and energetic countries, India is a wonderful destination for a luxury family vacation with your teens. The vast country is home to majestic palaces and forts, national parks teeming with wildlife, and soaring mountain peaks. 

The major cities of Mumbai, Delhi, and Jaipur are exciting and frenetic and are great for experiencing the traditional and modern ways of life in India. Wander through the labyrinths of streets of these bustling cities to visit colourful markets and marvel at the incredible monuments and historical sites. From Delhi, head to the city of Agra, home to the majestic Taj Mahal. Make your way to Jaipur, the Pink City, where you’ll find the City Palace and Amber Fort.

The south of India, which has a different vibe from the north, is great for relaxing and enjoying quality time with your teens. It’s a land of lush ride paddies and serene waterways that you can explore on a boat. Head to Goa, stay at some luxury beachfront resorts and spend your days relaxing at the beach.

South Africa

With stunning landscapes that beg to be explored and a dizzying breadth of outdoor activities, South Africa is the perfect destination for an adventure-filled holiday with the family. It offers family-friendly luxury safaris, although there is also a lot to see and do beyond game viewing. 

If you and your teens feel adventurous, hike up the Table Mountain. It’s Cape Town’s number one attraction and one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. But if your teens don’t feel like hiking, you have an option to take the cable car. South Africa is also home to gorgeous beaches. You’ll find some of the most popular beaches in Cape Town, such as Clifton, Camps Bay, and Muizenberg.

In South Africa, you’ll find many of Africa’s most luxurious and elegant safari accommodations. Inside these accommodations are beautifully appointed lounge, palatial bathrooms, and bedrooms. Outdoors, there’s a private pool that opens to the majestic views of nature. You’ll be with an expert guide on board a safari vehicle as you explore the surroundings and discover the wildlife. You’ll be treated to delicious cuisines at the end of your tour, and adults can even indulge in luxury spas.

The Galapagos Islands 

Offering the world’s ultimate up-close wildlife encounters, your family trip to the Galapagos is not like any other, especially if you book with a expert tour provider. The archipelago is home to some of the world’s rarest animal species, giving your teens a wonderful opportunity to discover the rich biodiversity of this paradise. 

Whilst enjoying a luxury cruise tour of the Galapagos, your teens will enjoy observing a myriad of animals in their natural habitat and witnessing them grazing, sleeping, and playing at the beaches and rocks of San Cristobal and Santa Cruz islands. They will also have the wonderful opportunity to snorkel with sea lions, marvel at giant tortoises up close, and spot frigate birds. Your teens will experience animal life like never before, and this is something that they will treasure for the rest of their lives!

If your teens are keen surfers, they can surf on some of the beaches of the Galapagos. Aside from surfing, there is a myriad of other water activities they can enjoy here, from diving and snorkelling to sea kayaking.


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Italy has something for every type of family, from beautiful islands to rolling hills, historic cities, stunning beaches, and ancient ruins. Whatever your kids’ preferences are, Italy will have something for them. 

Visiting Italy with your teens is like taking an interactive history class. Your kids will enjoy imagining the epic scenes that once took place in the Colosseum of Rome, with a chance to step back in time and be a gladiator. Then there are the ancient Greek temples in Sicily and the historic ruins of Pompeii. You will never have to go hungry while going around Italy, and you can be sure that even your picky teens will love eating the country’s mouth-watering cuisines, from pizzas to different types of pasta. And, of course, no trip to Italy is complete without sampling their world-famous gelatos, where you’ll get to taste every flavour there is.

Spending quality time with your teens is important on your family holiday in Italy. Thankfully, the country is never short on luxury villas and resorts that will allow you to have a relaxing time with your kids before going outdoors again to explore.

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