Family Voyage

When lounging by the pool doesn’t quite cut it, go for cultural pursuits and extreme actives that will make lasting memories

Sushi and Samurai

This epic journey through Japan promises to enchant all ages. In Tokyo, enjoy traditional Taiko drumming lessons, calligraphy classes and a trip to Disneyland, before taking the famous bullet train to historic Kyoto, where you can ride rickshaws through bamboo forests and learn the art of Samurai swordsmanship. Then, travel on to Hakone, a picturesque town high in the mountains, where activities take a decidedly slower pace; think cruises on scenic Lake Ashi and cable car trips over the volcanic valley of Owakudani.

Wild Side

Combining urban adventures with a walk on the wild side, this eight-day family itinerary gives a varied snapshot of all that Canada has to offer. Beginning in Vancouver, spend a day cycling along the seawall and through the forests of picturesque Stanley Park, then board the sea plane to the five-star Clayoquot Wilderness Resort on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast. Kids will love horse-riding, deep-sea fishing and kayaking, relaxing in the cedar hot tub and falling asleep under the stars in your en-suite family tent.

Roman Holiday

From painting Venetian carnival masks to learning basic sword skills at Gladiator School (using wooden replicas, don’t worry), each stage of this family-friendly adventure can be tailored to fit your clan’s collective taste. Beginning in Venice and ending on the Amalfi Coast via Rome and Pompeii, this modern Grand Tour will encompass pizza-making, the Vatican and Colosseum, and luxurious boat trips around the jewelled seas of southern Italy.

Andalusian Adventure

Proving that there’s more to Marbella than sand, sea and sunburnt tourists, Puente Romano’s new family hiking experiences promise to show you some of the Costa del Sol’s lesser-known charms. Ranging from laid-back beginner walks to more challenging seven-hour adventures, each of the private hiking tours through the Sierra Blanca mountains can be tailored to your family’s needs. Whichever route you choose, expect it to finish with an authentic Andalusian tapas lunch, followed by a massage back at the resort’s luxurious Six Senses Spa.

Out of Africa

Family safari dreams don’t get much better than a trip to Tswalu; two luxurious camps perched on the edge of the Kalahari Reserve. Here, horse-riding and hot-air balloon rides offer spectacular family bonding time. Spend four days on safari, then travel on to the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in the heart of Cape Town. Known for its child-friendly facilities that don’t compromise on elegance, the hotel is perfectly placed at the foot of Table Mountain.

Sugar and Spice

Boasting a combined total of 48 dive sites in two spectacular locations, your itinerary on this Caribbean voyage begins in Saint Lucia at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. Perched at the edge of 100 acres of lush rainforest, Sugar Beach is a paradise for watersports enthusiasts, with a National Marine Reserve waiting to be explored. Spend five days here, then head to the Spice Island Resort on Grenada, where activities include tennis, kayaking and snorkelling; don’t miss the world’s first underwater sculpture park.