Hi - we have enjoyed holidays that incorporate beach and a city or similar but we are struggling for ideas for next year. So far we have done: Barcelona and beach Sorrento and Rome Lake Garda and Venice and Verona Marjorca and Palma
We've seen Paris and Madrid recently too. Any ideas for us? We are a family of 3 with daughter aged 15 and loves cities and water sports.
Weather is important, guaranteed sun would be great, but Greece I think would be too hot for DD.
I did wonder about Lake Como and going up to Switzerland maybe?
Last year we did a week on the silver coast in Portugal followed by four nights in Lisbon which was brilliant. Next year we are hoping to do a city break in ljubljana followed by a week on a lake in Slovenia and then a week in Croatia.
We also toyed with Venice and then a week in a villa within a couple of hours drive in Italy?
There are water sport activities on the Tagus River in Lisbon, but for an extensive choice and some of the best conditions for water sports in Europe, head towards Cascais and especially Guincho Beach. visitcascais.com/en/sports/water-sports
I came on to suggest Ljubljana and Lake Bled. You could also start by flying to Venice, ferry to Pula in Croatia then onto Lake Bled and fly home from Ljubljana. (I think, I looked into this a few years ago but couldn't do it in the end)
Lisbon and a nearby beach would be a great option, as would Malaga, Granada or Seville plus a nearby beach (Nerja for Granada or Malaga, not sure for Seville, depends what you like and how you are travelling around.
Thank you so much for these ideas - I am going to spend the weekend researching as there are loads I would never have thought of - thank you ever so much! I think I'll probably have the next few years holidays all sorted!! x