I've spent countless hours planning trips for with my two children and I'd love you to be able to experience these itineraries -please steal!
Since my childhood, going to the Pyramids in Egypt has been a goal of mine - and adding on Petra and Jerusalem - really made a fantastic trip for me and my kids. My only caution is that, while I never felt unsafe, Cairo was one of the only places I've traveled where you had to go through a metal detector to get into your hotel (and it was a 5 star hotel!). We also had a driver and interpreter with us whenever we went to the Pyramids or the souks (markets). All in all, it was just a phenomenal trip that we'll never forget!
Countries: Egypt, Jordan, Israel
Number of Days: 9
Fly in/out: Cairo
Major sights: Petra, Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Abu Simbel, Luxor
Activity Level: 5 (Active) - hiking, paragliding, canyoning, ziplining, ATVs
Kids Ages: My kids were 15 and 18 and they loved it!
Day 1 – Begin the Journey
Day 2 – Giza, The Great Pyramid & the Sphinx
Day 3 – Valley of the Kings
Day 4 – Luxor & Nile Cruise
Day 5 – Valley of the Kings
Day 6 – Abu Simbel
Day 7 –Abu Simbel
Days 8 & 9 – Petra
If you’ve been dreaming of a trip to the either Petra or the Pyramids, this trip is for you! This 9-day adventure combines the history of both the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt and Petra in Jordan. The trip is full of wonder and discovery at both of these sights.
Italy is truly the country of dreams - I combined the history and awe inspiring sights of Rome and the Vatican with a beach holiday on the Amalfi Coast. This trip is great for kids as well - you can temper the museums and history with lots of fun activities and a beautiful beach to boot!
Turkey seems to still fly a bit under the radar with US tourists, but it's one of safest, most beautiful places we've been. We went to Istanbul for the history and mosques and then to Cappadocia for the underground cities and balloon rides and finished up in Fethiye at a beautiful beach resort.
Literally the first beer I ever had with my son - Paulaner hefeweizen in Munich!