Category Archives: Travel Tips

Getting from the port of Dublin to Galway

Set along the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast, Galway is a thriving, bohemian city that is often referred to as the country’s cultural heart. As well as having plenty of beaches and expansive promenades perfect for a seaside escape, the city’s network of cobbled streets, colourful shops and folky bars are a joy to explore for all ages. You can linger in pubs to enjoy traditional live music, keep warm during the winter months with cosy turf fires and try the area’s famous fresh oysters at the local restaurants, all before dancing the night away in the famous Latin Quarter.

After taking a crossing from Liverpool to Dublin, Galway is a quick road or rail trip away. This guide tells you all you need to know.

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Where Will Your Trip Take You? Our New Adventure Planner

Fed up with the same old holiday resort? Curious to try out something a little different? From the chic shopping streets of Paris to the soft sand of The Hague, we’ve created an interactive map that will help you to discover your perfect holiday escape with P&O Ferries. Whether you want to hike across Ireland’s national parks, explore medieval cities in Belgium or cycle through the Dutch countryside, pop in your preferences and see where your next adventure will take you.

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Water Colours Competition: Turn Your Travel Photo into a Work of Art

Whether it’s an ‘I love Paris’ mug, a collection of colourful seashells or even a bottle of wine, we all love bringing back souvenirs from our travels. However, the best memento of all is often simply a photo of your destination and loved ones, something to remind you what a great time you had in the years to come. With this in mind, we’ve come up with something even better for our latest P&O Ferries competition. We’ve decided to give a number of lucky winners the opportunity to turn their holiday snaps into genuine works of art – with some help from a few professional illustrators.

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Getting from Rotterdam to the Hague: The Dutch Seaside Resort

Situated along the sandy North Sea coastline, The Hague is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Netherlands. This culture-rich metropolis is famed as the heart of the nation’s government and home to the Dutch royal family, and is a favourite among art lovers too, with Jan Vermeer’s world-famous oil painting Girl With a Pearl Earring on show at the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis. Only 45 minutes from Rotterdam Europoort, getting to The Hague couldn’t be simpler.

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Pet-Friendly Holidays: How to Travel with Your Furry Friend via Ferry

Everybody needs a holiday now and again – even your pooch. But while flying can be incredibly expensive and traumatic for your pet, ship travel can provide a much more comfortable journey for your little companion. 50,000 dogs a year currently travel with P&O Ferries, helping you to share wonderful memories with every member of your family, without having to leave anyone behind. Take a look at our pet-friendly holiday ideas to inspire your own escape with your four-legged friend.

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Travelling By Ferry: A Complete Guide For Ferry First Timers

Next month, National Ferry Fortnight celebrates its eighth year of helping people rediscover the joy of sea travel. The two-week event takes place over 5-19th March and aims to spread the feelings of freedom and excitement that this unique mode of transport evokes across the UK. To mark the occasion, we’ve created our ultimate guide to travelling by passenger ship, including everything you’ll ever need to know about catching a ferry for the first time. So sit back, relax and let us help you set sail on your own adventure with P&O Ferries.

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Getting from Rotterdam Port to Amsterdam

The canal-lined capital of the Netherlands is renowned for its incredible artistic heritage, moreish street food and endless cycle routes. With picturesque views as far as the eye can see, it’s hardly surprising this cultural hub has become one of the most popular city-break destinations in the world. With our ferry crossing from Hull across the North Sea to Rotterdam, you can spend the night on board and wake up in Holland, all set to explore its largest metropolis. Check out our guide below to see the number of easy ways to reach Amsterdam from Rotterdam Port.

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