How to do it: Red Savannah (01242 787800; redsavannah.com) has several beautiful gulets for charter, sleeping up to 20; while Blue Cruise (020 8968 7770; bluecruise.co.uk) offers affordable shared cruises
Entry requirements? Entry without testing for the fully vaccinated and under-12s; via PCR or antigen test, or proof of recovery, for others. Online form (register.health.gov.tr).
13. Become a jedi master in Florida
For: children aged over seven
An out-of-this-world experiential adventure launches this March in Florida: a two-night “voyage” 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 will meet and work with Star Wars characters, take the ship’s controls, learn to use lightsabers, join missions and sleep in a cabin looking out at galaxies far, far away.
How to do it: Disney World (disneyworld.co.uk) offers 14-night Galaxy’s Edge Package from £932pp, including accommodation and Disney 14-Day Magic Ticket.
Entry requirements? Proof of full vaccination, plus negative PCR or lateral flow test taken no more than one day before travel. Testing may be required with three to five days of arrival unless you have proof of recovery. Unvaccinated children aged 2–17 require a negative Covid test taken up to 1 day before travel.
14. Anchors aweigh in Anchorage
For: solo parents and children aged over seven
National Geographic has teamed up with G Adventures to create a series of Family Journeys. The small-group trips are designed to give young travellers meaningful encounters, and learn something while they’re at it – with like-minded company for parents/kids travelling solo. Destinations for 2022 include Alaska, where children can earn junior ranger badges while making unforgettable memories: dogsledding across a glacier, watching whales breach, and going on a bear hunt.
How to do it: G Adventures (0344 272 2080; gadventures.com) offers a nine-day Alaska Family Journey from £3,599pp for adults and £3,449 for children.
Entry requirements? Proof of full vaccination, plus negative PCR or lateral flow test taken no more than 24 hours before travel. Testing may be required with 3–5 days of arrival unless you have proof of recovery. Unvaccinated children aged 2–17 require a negative Covid test taken up to 1 day before travel.
15. France on two wheels
Amateur cyclists can conquer Normandy this year on the new Seine-side cycle route: La Seine à Vélo, winding 270 painterly miles from Paris to the sea. Starting from Notre-Dame, the route takes you along the city’s hip Canal Saint-Martin quarter and the Seine’s old towpaths, via Renoir’s immortalised terrace on the Ile des Impressionnistes. On, past barges, timber-frame houses, orchards. This is impressionism country: at Giverny you’ll see Monet’s house; later medieval Rouen and, at the coast, picturesque Honfleur.