Situated in northwest Switzerland, near to where the nation meets with France and Germany, Basel’s location has served as a key trading hub for thousands of years. With a variety of diverse and vibrant districts to suit every taste, you’ll have time to explore each one even on a short break – thanks both to its manageable size and its excellent public transport network. The city is perhaps best-known for the world famous Art Basel festival – which sees leading artists from across the world flock to the city every June. But it continues to hold its own as one of Europe’s most influential cities not just in the art scene, but also in its global zoological projects.
Interested? For an unforgettable city break, read our guide to Basel.
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Landlocked by three of Europe’s most powerful countries, Luxembourg has historically been eclipsed by its larger neighbours as a top tourist destination. The miniature nation appears as a mere dot on the map in the centre of France, Germany and Belgium. At just 2,586 square kilometres, the country is only a fraction bigger than the county of Dorset in the UK – but it’s much more than France’s garage. There’s lots to discover in this underrated, pint-size place, so what are you waiting for?
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The days may be a little bit shorter and the air a little nippier, but that doesn’t mean the holidays should come to an end! In fact, the autumn months offer a great time to get away, with cities and hotels offering much cheaper prices in the lull of the summer crowds – not to mention the clear roads which are yours for the taking. October’s stunning golden landscapes make it the ideal month for exploring hidden vineyards just off the beaten track, or taking a short break in your favourite city without the heat leaving you wilting in the shade. Treat yourself to a last minute holiday this October with these fantastic deals on our crossings.
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Ah, the open road. Sometimes there’s no greater pleasure than exploring a city from the comfort of your own car. From the craggy coastlines of Brittany to the snowy peaks of the Alps, France in particular offers endless road trip opportunities. If you’re thinking of driving in France though, you’ll find that some of their regulations may differ to those in the UK. This guide explains everything you need to know to stay within the law, so you can enjoy your trip with peace of mind.
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What if, instead of squeezing your very essential items into the designated luggage size, you could take everything you desired on holiday – tucked into any old bag? If you’ve always dreamed of going on holiday without constantly worrying about bringing the right gear, then a ferry may just be the answer. Pack your car to the rafters with everything but the kitchen sink – and we’ll even let that on if you manage it. We asked four bloggers what they would pack if they had the freedom to take anything they wanted.
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Ah, the sun. The fun. The 6AM wake up calls to chaos in the kitchen. With the summer holidays well underway, we asked three mums what they would take in their ultimate holiday suitcase. With no luggage restrictions when you travel by P&O Ferries, you’re free to pack as much or as little as you like. So Katy, Cerys, Beth and Jenny gave us a snapshot of their holiday essentials (and some non-essentials!) as well as their top tips for travelling with a family by ferry.
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With summer in full swing, now’s the perfect time to get clued up on some top tips for travelling to Europe during peak times. As the only complete month of the UK’s six-week school holiday, August brings a sharp increase of visits to places such as France and the Netherlands. Many a family set off on their annual escape during this period, so you can expect roads to be extremely busy – including those leading to our ports at Dover and Hull. Here’s all the information you need to prepare for a smooth, stress-free journey when travelling by ferry.
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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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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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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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