The top five value-for-money family trips from The Adventure Company

The school holidays can be a deceptively expensive time for families to travel abroad – particularly as flight and accommodation prices can rise during the peak seasons.

Those travelling with The Adventure Company will find budgeting for a summer getaway easier since family trips are only scheduled during school holidays, with a wide range of inclusions in the price such as meals, activities and local payments.

Families can also take advantage of a special offer where the second child goes half price on selected trips. This offer is available when booked on a land-only (flight exclusive) basis, although the Adventure Company can organise flights too. Travel must completed by 30th September 2009, so this offer is great for the Summer school holidays.

For more information visit http://www.adventurecompany.co.uk/special-offers.aspx

To help make the family holiday decision even easier, The Adventure Company has calculated its top five value-for-money family trips for summer 2009. These are:

1. Active Turkey Family Holidays for Teenagers, 8-day trip

Why is it value for money? Turkey is outside the Eurozone, so the British pound stretches further when in the country. Activities covered in the price of this trip include a two-night gulet cruise, sea kayaking, a trip to the coastal town of Kas, diving and snorkelling. All accommodation, transportation, breakfasts, four lunches and two dinners are also included. There is also the opportunity to explore inland on a mountain bike, travel by four-wheel drive off the beaten track or just relax on one of the many beaches.

When? The trip has several departures in May, July and August 2009 with flight-inclusive prices starting from £679 per person (valid on departure 28th August – 4th September 2009). The total cost for a family of four would be from £2,716.

For more information visit http://www.adventurecompany.co.uk/trip-details.aspx?productid=77150 or call 0845 609 0890.

2. Active Pyrenees, Andorra, 8-day trip

Why is it value for money? This is the best value trip within the Eurozone since it includes all breakfasts and dinners, one lunch and activities on five days. The activities included are exploring the Siscarro Lakes and Incles Valley by foot, a four-wheel drive off road trip following an old smugglers route, white water rafting and mountain biking to Engolasters Lake for a traditional barbecue. Families booking this trip before 24th April 2009 will also receive a discount on the price for their second child (50 per cent off the land only price).

When? Flight-inclusive prices start from £729 per adult or child (valid on departure 19th – 26th July 2009). The total cost for a family of four taking advantage of the half price child place would be from £1,956 excluding flights.

For more information visit http://www.adventurecompany.co.uk/trip-details.aspx?productid=33032 or call 0845 609 0890.

3. Croatian River Adventure Family Holiday, 8-day trip

Why is it value for money? Again, Croatia is outside the Eurozone and this trip includes all breakfasts, dinners and two lunches as well as activities on five days. Activities include white water rafting on the Dobra River, sea kayaking on the Croatian Coast, canoeing on the Mreznica River, a bike tour through villages in the area and the opportunity to visit Zagreb – the cultural and political capital of Croatia.

When? Flight-inclusive prices start from £819 per adult and £749 per child (valid on departure 21st – 28th August 2009). The total cost for a family of four would be from £3,136.

For more information visit http://www.adventurecompany.co.uk/trip-details.aspx?productid=132185 or call 0845 609 0890.

4. Active in the Med, Malta, 8-day trip

Why is it value for money? All breakfasts are included as well as activities on five days. Families will take a boat trip to the neighbouring island of Gozo to explore by bike and jeep; followed by a boat excursion to Comino Island with time to snorkel in the Mediterranean sea. Other included activities are a sightseeing tour of Victoria – the capital of Gozo – and a visit Anchor Bay which was used in a 1979 film to create Sweethaven – the hometown of Popeye. This trip is also included in the second child travels half-price promotion if booked before 24th April 2009.

When? Flight-inclusive prices start from £849 per adult and £719 per child (valid on departure 25th July – 1st August 2009). The total cost for a family of four taking advantage of the half price child place would be from £1,976 excluding flights.

For more information visit http://www.adventurecompany.co.uk/trip-details.aspx?productid=132180 or call 0845 609 0890.

5. Turquoise Coast, Turkey, 8-day trip

Why is it value for money? A treasure hunt in the rural mountain retreat of Karaagac; a glass bottomed boat trip to discover the sunken city of Kekova; a four wheel drive trip to the countryside and villages surrounding Kas; an overnight gulet trip and the opportunity to explore Dalyan and visit old Lycian tombs are all included in this trip price, along with all breakfasts, four lunches and two dinners.

When? Flight-inclusive prices start from £789 per adult and £789 per child (valid on departure 21st – 28th August 2009). The total cost for a family of four would be from £3,156.

For more information visit http://www.adventurecompany.co.uk/trip-details.aspx?productid=33643 or call 0845 609 0890.

The Adventure Company recommends booking early for these family summer trips to take advantage of special offers and because there are only limited spaces.

For more information and reservations visit www.adventurecompany.co.uk or call 0845 609 0890.

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For more information contact Kate Popham or Kylie Jenkins at The Saltmarahs Partnership on 020 7928 1600 or email kate@saltmarshpr.co.uk or kylie@saltmarshpr.co.uk

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