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.
Clinging to the wave battered north east coast of Northern Ireland, a dramatic seaside road runs all the way from the capital of Belfast to Derry – Londonderry. Known as the Causeway Coastal Route, this winding, snaking passage contains some of the country’s most awe-inspiring natural backdrops and is renowned as one of the world’s greatest road journeys. Expect dramatic cliff faces, majestic castles and 195 miles of some of the most breath-taking scenery on the face of the planet.
Set within the heart of Garonne, the largest wine region in France, Bordeaux is famed for its gorgeous vineyards, but has far more to offer than its brilliant claret. Named the Best European Destination of 2015, the neoclassical architecture and old world splendour of Bordeaux’s historic inner city makes for a real melting pot for culture, earning it protection as a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. To inspire your own adventure to this exciting wine capital, we take a look at some of the fantastic activities the port city has to offer.
With its picturesque canals, cosy wood panelled cafés and awesome activities, Amsterdam is one of the best cities to explore, even when the temperature drops. Fast becoming one of the hottest winter break destinations in Europe, we decided to take a look at the best reasons to visit the Netherlands‘ capital this festive season.
A fertile green area of sublime natural beauty that stretches from Belgium all the way into France and Luxembourg, the Ardennes are the jewel of the Wallonia province. This unspoilt forest in the southeast of Belgium is located just a few hours from the port of Zeebrugge or Calais, making it the perfect active escape for Brits. Boasting deep wooded canyons, running rivers full of fish, and medieval hilltop villages, this region is popular with hikers, bikers and adventurers. Check out our guide to the best things to do all year round in the stunning Belgian Ardennes.
From the rolling hills of the French countryside to the historic canals of Bruges, Europe is home to a wealth of adventures to inspire young minds. Forget delayed departures, in-flight tantrums and baggage restrictions; a road trip gives you the freedom to go wherever you like, whenever you like and make as many stops as you want along the way. To help make your holiday as relaxed as possible, here are our favourite tips for a stress-free journey with your family.
Flying down a mountain while carving up fresh powder is every skiers idea of heaven. However, even the most prolific ski bums need to spend a day or two away from the slopes now and then to recuperate. Luckily there are plenty of incredible activities on offer that will set your pulse racing, without needing skies. We took a look at some of the most thrilling activities you can enjoy across the French resorts that don’t involve skiing.