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7 of the World’s Greatest Mother-Daughter Vacations

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If you are blessed with a globe-trotter mom, then you’re not going to get away with simple flowers this year.  Whether you want to see the lavender fields of Provence, France or visit a colorful town in Lake Como, we highly recommend using an experienced Travel Agent. The best way to make sure every detail is perfect, and your experiences are unique is to work with an expert.  Each location listed below is perfect for a Mother-Daughter getaway. Or even better, a Mother-Son getaway!  If you want to surprise her with a trip of a lifetime, this is the ultimate list of best destinations to choose from.

1. The Lavender Fields of Provence, France

The best time to visit Provence, France is from June to July when the lavender fields are in bloom. The purple fields grace the countryside like no other place in the world.  Although you’ll find lavender speckled throughout the area, the most beautiful fields are in the regions of Luberon and Verdon.  While you’re there, you and your mom will discover areas rich history and experience some of the most charming and dining experiences in France. There is so much to love about this area, you wont want to leave. Make sure you check out the area of Aix-en-Provence and Avignon as well.

2. The Cotswolds Region in England

About a three hour drive outside of the hustle and bustle of city life in London is the countryside area, Cotswolds. This laid back region is well-known for it’s charming little villages and country homesteads.  The area is lush with green countryside and charming castles gracing the landscape.  It’s an ideal getaway for mom-and-me vacation.  Rent a car and explore the charming villages of the Cotswolds region. We recommend the charming villages of Chipping, Campden, Painswick and Castle Combe.

3. A River Cruise Down the Danube River

We recommend booking a Viking Cruise, as they are the most experienced in European River Cruises in the area. Nothing is easier or more relaxing than a tour down the Danube River.  Stay in a luxury suite while sailing through beautiful destinations such as Vienna, Budapest, Munch and Prague. And as always, we highly recommend booking your mom-and-me cruise with a Travel Agent, as many specialize in these trips. We have a directory of such experts for you to choose from on our Cruise Directory Honor Roll.

4. Sightseeing Tour of Paris, France

Paris is more than just for lovers and honeymooners, it’s the ideal destination for a Mother-Daughter getaway. Indulge in hot chocolate and fresh pastries at Angelina, discover the art at the Louvre, and then some well-deserved shopping on the Rue Saint-Honoré.  Nobody leaves this area of beauty and art disappointed.  We highly recommend booking your tours in advance, as it’s very busy all-year long to see landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Jardin du Luxembourg or Montmartre’s Sacré-Cœur. Talk to your Travel Agent on how best to see these landmarks during your stay.

5. A Food and Wine Tour in Florence, Italy

The quintessential destination for the best food and wine in the world is most definitely Italy. And while the entire country really must be explored, we can think of no better destination for a Mom-and-Me getaway than to Florence.  Take in the majestic beauty of the Rennaissance art at the Uffizi Gallery, taste the beloved gelato, and then tour the famous Duomo and Ponte Vecchio Bridge.  It’s also a gateway destination to the Tuscan countryside.  This beautiful area is ideal to just relax,  have some great food, a few glasses of wine, and really connect with your mother.

6. Set Sail on a Scandinavian Cruise

There are some truly jaw-dropping natural wonders to see on a Scandinavian cruise. If your mom has never seen the Northern Lights, or Norway’s impressive fjords, or the uniquely Scandinavian towns, a cruise is the perfect choice. This is a truly “must-do” vacation, and what better way to experience it than a cruise with your mother. And as always, we highly recommend booking your mom-and-me cruise with a Travel Agent, as many specialize in these trips. We have a directory of such experts for you to choose from on our Cruise Directory Honor Roll.

7. Exploring the Greek Isles

From Mykonos to Santorini, those iconic blue and white rooftops beg you to take your camera out and capture the beauty.  The shopping in Santorini is truly a unique experience. No cars in the area, only pedestrian paths combed with great restaurants and quant shops make it a beautiful place to spend your days.  Plus the beaches of Mykonos are one of the best in the world. Did you know they have wine tours in this area? Because you can discover their unusual method of producing delicious red wines to overcome the winds and salty see-side conditions.