See picturesque lakes around Europe on your next family getaway

Take a boat to secluded islands, swim surrounded by snow-capped mountains or enjoy a meal overlooking the water. These are some of the experiences travellers with kids enjoyed while visiting European lakes. Explore them all with your family and get excited for your next trip.

Ljubljana, Slovenia. Take a boat to the island on Lake Bled and explore castles and caves Elizabedb

1. Ljubljana, Slovenia

Take a boat to the island on Lake Bled and explore castles and caves

H Helen
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It was an enjoyable experience and thoroughly recommend others to visit this country. My kids liked the boat trip along Lake Bled to the island. All the castles and caves. I saw Bled, Piran, Ljubljana, castle in a cave, largest cave in Europe, fantastic gorge, Roman remains and more castles. 

Riva del Garda, Italy. Enjoy kayaking on the lake and great local food by the water

2. Riva del Garda, Italy

Enjoy kayaking on the lake and great local food by the water

L Louise
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We rented a car and drove to Lake Garda which was beautiful! Riva del Garda is a must visit! Our hotel had a pool which was great especially when travelling with kids. My kids liked the pool at our lovely hotel... Lots of sports – we went kayaking and the lake is beautiful and the food so much better than in Venice. 

Tbilisi, Georgia. Visit Turtle Lake and head to the mountains for a meal

3. Tbilisi, Georgia

Visit Turtle Lake and head to the mountains for a meal

N Narinder
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Tbilisi was very hot and the sights were great! There's so much to see and the history of the country is amazing! My kids liked the swimming pools and the churches. Turtle lake is beautiful [and] definitely go to the restaurants at the top of the mountains! I liked Kazbegi! The beautiful church and the snow mountains. 

Geneva, Switzerland. Go for boat rides, swim in the lake and enjoy snow-capped mountain views Parampreet

4. Geneva, Switzerland

Go for boat rides, swim in the lake and enjoy snow-capped mountain views

K Kiran
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Fantastic city made even more memorable thanks to its people... and snow-capped mountains in the distance forming a beautiful backdrop to the Lake Geneva amongst various other aspects. We felt that the city catered very well to various age groups and interests, although we preferred to travel around the Lake Geneva, across France as well as a bit into Italy which turned out to be worthwhile. My kids liked driving to the Alps, Novotel hotel and Lake Geneva. 

M Mariannd
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Good range of cultural & outdoors activities, especially on the lake... My kids liked the boats on the lake. De-stressing tips: Boat rides, walks, the city, mountains and swimming in the lake. 

Berlin, Germany. Take a boat trip to see the sights around Lake Tegel Matthew

5. Berlin, Germany

Take a boat trip to see the sights around Lake Tegel

S Sabine Ursula
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Weather was great so we had a 2-hour boat trip on Lake Tegel from Greenwich Promenade. Swimming and wellness in the hotel in the evening... and film at the Zoo Palast cinema. I appreciated the boat trip on lake Tegel and the space on the plane because it was only half occupied. 

Athens, Greece. Swim in the lake or in the sea? Do both!

6. Athens, Greece

Swim in the lake or in the sea? Do both!

M May Rose
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The tourist spot is indescribable and excellent architecture. I saw all the main tourist spots on the hop on hop off bus route. Acropolis is the best and the Vouliagmeni Lake. My kids liked swimming in the lake and the beach. Swimming, sightseeing and family bonding with nice food [were de-stressing]. 

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