Family fun? It’s a shore thing!
To celebrate Father’s Day, we’ve curated a collection of brilliant shore experiences in destinations around the world. So whether your dad is a culture vulture or an adrenaline junkie, there’s an adventure with his name on it
Appetite for adventure
Take to two wheels for the ride of a lifetime on the Paradise Harley adventure in St Maarten. Imagine the wind in your hair and the sun shining on your face as you drive across coast and countryside on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, past picturesque sights such as Fort Louis, Maho and Mullet Bay and Marigot, the French capital.
Fly high above the beautiful city of Bergen on the Zip-lining at Mount Ulriken shore experience. From a height of 643m, you’ll soar 300m on Norway’s fastest zip-line while taking in panoramic views across the fjordic landscape and out towards the North Sea.
Want to make a splash? Try the Cetina River Rafting adventure in Split. Paddles at the ready as you head into the beautiful Biokovo Nature Park, climb aboard your inflatable raft and embark on a thrilling descent downriver. At the picturesque 17th-century Radman’s Mills, your reward awaits: a delicious lunch followed by a woodland stroll or a refreshing swim.
The roaring engines, the smoking tires, the impeccable driving – Formula One is the world’s greatest racing series, and the Monaco Grand Prix is the most famous street circuit on the calendar. On the Walking the Formula One shore experience in Monte Carlo, you’ll follow part of the track on foot and visit the Prince of Monaco’s Private Classic Car Collection, which boasts more than 100 vintage and veteran cars.
Football fans won’t want to miss the FC Barcelona Stadium Tour. You’ll visit Europe’s largest football stadium, Camp Nou, where you can walk in the footsteps of Messi and Maradona. Visit the away-team’s dressing room, walk through the players’ tunnel, check out the media area and stroll around the museum to see the club’s trophies up close.
Tee up a winning day on shore in the Azores. Golf at Batalha in Ponta Delgada takes you to a stunning 27-hole golf course that’s laid out over 120 hectares of large flowing greens, wide and generous fairways and sinuously contoured bunkers, all nestled on the skirts of the surrounding hills and with sweeping views of the ocean.
Gastronomic globetrotters know the best way to discover a destination is through its food. Savour the flavours of Helsinki with A Taste of Finland – you’ll enjoy a fascinating tour of the city’s key sights and a visit to a local restaurant, where you can taste Finnish delicacies such as smoked fish, cheese and pastries.
Delightful Dublin never fails to charm. Fall under its spell on the City Tour and Guinness shore experience, where you’ll see the likes of Trinity College, Dublin Castle and St Patrick’s Cathedral before quenching your thirst with a visit to the famous Guinness Brewery.
For a taste of history, journey back to ancient Rome with Glories of the Gladiators. The highlight of the tour is the Colosseum, where you’ll see the marble seats that accommodated more than 50,000 spectators, the subterranean passageways that lead to holding chambers, and the 76 numbered entrances that allowed access for eager crowds.
Under the sun
For the quintessential Greek island getaway, the Mykonos Beach Break hits the spot: long stretches of golden sands border crystal-clear turquoise waters, all under glorious Mykonos sunshine. TMry your hand at a variety of watersports, sample some traditional Greek mezze dishes at a beachfront taverna, or simply sit back and watch the world go by.
Sir Bani Yas Island
Sir Bani Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates is a fun and relaxing escape from everyday life. To take the leisure to the next level, the Beach Cabana experience is a great bet. Designed for two guests, the shaded cabana has flat, comfortable mattresses and side voile curtains for privacy – perfect for an alfresco nap.
Sit back, relax and take in the natural beauty of St Lucia on the Cruise to the Pitons adventure. You’ll sail along St Lucia’s west coast by catamaran, passing quaint villages, beautiful bays and the pièce de résistance – the majestic Pitons. Afterwards, enjoy snacks, rum punch and a refreshing swim to the sound of Caribbean music.