European Family Tours/Vacation
Within the next two years, I am planning on a trip for myself and my husband and our now nine-year old son to Europe. The guided tours are appealing to me because I went on one in high school and loved it, and also because I find myself completely overwhelmed by the prospect of having to pick and choose between sights. With the guided tour, most of those choices are made for you:) So, have any of you taken your family on a guided tour? Or have you toured independently? What were the pros and cons for you? I have my heart set on Britain (especially London), Germany, and Italy. If I could really have what I wanted, we would also see Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, and possibly Spain. I could skip France this time and not be disappointed, but my son and husband have never been. I have had a hard time finding a guided tour that hits all of these stops.
Also, if any of you have been to Australia and have recommendations (for kids, especially) I would appreciate them. We have most of the details for that trip worked out, but it is always nice to hear from those with experience.
Thanks so much!