From the sublime to the ridiculous, food festivals are the epitome of gastronomic curiosity-quenching, elevating local delicacies to the likes of idols. Here, lemons line the streets in the form of intricate sculptures, oysters are artfully shucked in contests of speed, and onions are celebrated with raucous street parties – as they have been for over 350 years. So if you can’t turn on the TV without switching to Professional Masterchef, or you simply appreciate the beauty of humble ingredients, then these specialty food festivals in Europe are sure to be right up your street.
With the promise of longer days and finer weather on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to start planning a solo holiday in Europe. Whether you’re a people-watcher or an off-the-beaten-track explorer, there’s nothing quite like discovering a new city at exactly the right pace. And with solo travel more popular than ever, you can even choose between surrounding yourself with new people or spending some coveted time alone. Here, we take a look at some of the best solo holidays in Europe – all just a hop, skip, and a jump away from one of our ferry ports.
How about an early morning hike past soaring snow-capped mountains, spending the day cycling along sprawling untamed coastlines, or diving deep below glistening azure waters to discover the local sea life? There are so many incredible locations across the pond just waiting to be explored on foot, ski or scuba – and with P&O Ferries, you can take everything from surfboards to bicycles for free. Now all you have to do is choose one of these stunning destinations for your next active holiday in Europe.
The Belgian city of chocolate, waffles and old world architecture, it’s a well-known fact that anyone who visits Bruges can’t help but fall in love. And while it’s already a place set to capture your heart, once every five years, a special event is held to really stir up your senses. The Pageant of the Golden Tree is anything but your average spectacle, and this year the event takes place on the 19 and 20 August. Read on to find out more!
Get ready for ice cream on the beach, camping under the stars, and plenty of new and exciting places to explore! We know planning ahead can be difficult – especially if you’re juggling a whole family’s schedule – and now the gloomy weather has gone and ruined your staycation plans. But never fear, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy a spot of sunshine this summer holiday with these last minute break ideas. Whether you have a week or a day, take a look at some of these fantastic deals on our crossings this August.