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Boating holidays for mum, dad and even the teenage kids!

21st February 2012 Print

Planning the annual summer family holiday can be a tiresome task. Dad wants outdoor adventures, mum wants some peace and quiet and not to mention the teenage kids who are reluctant to travel with their parents, let alone be dragged along the tourist circuit…Enter Amieira Marina!

Tucked away in the Alentejo region of Portugal lies a unique summer holiday that could be the perfect answer for all the family. Amieira Marina is a two-hour drive from Lisbon airport, set upon Europe’s largest manmade lake it offers a family holiday with a difference – onboard a houseboat!

Guests have the freedom to create their own itinerary and set out to explore the many traditional Portuguese villages on the shores of the Great Lake, or to just sit back and bask in the sunshine onboard one of the many vessels.

With average temperatures of 34°C during the summer months, the Alentejo is the ideal backdrop for the Amieira Marina’s many activities which keep kids, adults and budding sailors alike occupied day or night. Enjoy swimming, kayaking fishing, range of specialised activities such as wine tasting, horse riding, quad biking, walking trails and astronomy tours are also available.

A range of vessels with a capacity of two to 12 people, which are fully equipped with a bathroom, kitchen, living area, bedrooms, sun deck and barbecue as well as safety equipment and navigation technology including GPS.

With action and adventure for dad, tranquility for mum and great activities for the kids, Amieira Marina is the hot family destination for summer 2012.

Family packages start at €1,209 (£1,012) for a four night-break (Monday to Friday) departing 25th August 2012) on the 1010 vessel which sleeps up to six people.

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