When it comes to family travel, the simplest, smartest and most hassle-free option is always the way to go. This ‘Lazy Mum’s Day’ why not take it easy by travelling to Europe by ferry, and find out that stress-free family travel is possible. To help ensure your day requires as little effort as possible, we’ve even made this lazy mum’s guide to ferries so your journey is as smooth as possible.
The young, vibrant city of Rotterdam is teeming with life, stunning architecture and home to Europe’s biggest port. The perfect place to visit on a minicruise, you can see all the best of Netherland’s ‘second city’ in a relatively short time thanks to its excellent public transport system. To help you plan your time effectively, there are a number of essential things to do in Rotterdam you can add to your minicruise itinerary.
Taking place from August 7th-31st, the Edinburgh Fringe holds the title as the largest arts festival in the world. A kaleidoscope of performance-based acts are spread across hundreds of stages, totalling over 3,000 shows. Thought of as a rite of passage for performers, the festival frequently draws the biggest names in the business, who perform alongside budding stars and fresh new talent.
If you’ve never travelled on a ferry or with P&O before, you’ve probably got a few questions about what to expect. Not to worry – we’re here to help you make sure you’ve got everything you need for a fun-filled journey on one of our ships. Here’s a handy check list of things to do before you hop on board, so you can spend less time doing the boring admin stuff, and more time enjoying yourself!
The medieval town of Bruges receives over five million visitors a year, but what would happen if those visitors decided to become residents? The 2015 Bruges Triennial of Contemporary Art and Architecture wonders just that in with its latest theme – global urbanisation. The event sees artists travel from across the world to leave their creative mark on the historic Belgian town with a series of artistic installations. Perfect for anyone already planning to visit the city, or those with a love of art, this free festival provides visitors with a truly unique opportunity to enjoy a walkable, open-air art gallery. Continue reading Open Air Art: The Bruges Triennial
The Belgian people are serious about beer, and they have every reason to be. The country boasts a rich beer heritage which dates back thousands of years, and to this day Belgium is regarded as one of the biggest and most prestigious beer producing countries in the world. Of course, you don’t just have to take our word for it, as the annual Belgian Beer Weekend in Brussels offers the perfect opportunity to sample the many different variations of the hoppy drink from the top brewers in the country.
Better known to locals as La Fête Nationale, Bastille Day takes place on the 14th July each year and is one of the biggest annual celebrations in France. The public holiday owes its roots to the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, a historical day which moved the country towards revolution and eventually becoming a republic. Now, each year the whole nation joins together to celebrate the anniversary of the momentous day with parties, fireworks and live events; and there is nowhere better to experience the incredible atmosphere than Paris.