When you travel by ferry from the UK to mainland Europe or Ireland your choice of destination is vast. With 100’s of Europe’s top towns and cities just a few hours drive from the many European ports that serve Great Britain, there’s is no better way to travel.
Where ever you choose to go, taking your own car will give you the chance to really explore that country and see so much more than you would if you went on another boring package holiday.
Where to go?
Denmark – Often voted the happiest place on Earth due to it Hygge lifestyle, Denmark offers visitors a glimpse into this way of life. From its Capital of Copenhagen, to Aalborg, Aarhus and Odense learning all about its history from it’s Viking dominance to fairy-tale literature of Hans Christian Andersen, it really does offer something for everyone.
England – This popular country is visited by tourists from all over the world. Whether you want to explore the great outdoors or steep yourself in the rich history the nation has to offer, there is so much to see and do. Take in the city’s capital of London (one of the most visited cities on the planet) or travel further afield to Manchester or Liverpool to experience all the land has to offer.
Finland – The land of a thousand lakes and the land of a thousand forests has to be one of the most spectacularly beautiful places on Earth. If you love all things outdoors, then this is the place for you. Cities like Espoo, Helsinki, Tampere and Vantaa bring to life the culture and the history that has shaped this great nation.
France – France is often described as the gateway to Europe. With its glamorous cites, picturesque villages, breath taking landscapes, all steeped in art and history, why not visit ones of Europe’s most popular destinations, such as Paris or Bordeaux.
Germany – Forget the stereotypical Germany that is often portrayed in the media, arrogance, bad food and don’t mention the war. The 21st century German is a modern vibrant land with some of Europe’s best cities including Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart.
Holland – There are currently three ferries sailing direct from the UK to Holland and with amazing cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague it’s easy to understand why Holland is extremely popular with UK ferry travellers.
Ireland – The famous emerald isle, steeped in history and culture everywhere you look. With its two capitals of Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Dublin (Republic of Ireland) offering a host of shops and nightlife, why not try some of its other famous cities. Derry and Newry (Northern Ireland), Cork, Galway, Kilkenny and Limerick (Republic of Ireland) to explore this beautiful land.
Norway– Norway is known for its unrivalled dramatic coastal landscapes. From waterfalls, to fijords, to hiking up mountains to watch the the Northern Lights, this country is an outdoorsy persons haven. Cities like Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim, as well as it’s capital Oslo, have helped shaped and define this countries culture and history.
Scotland – The best small country in world. Famous for it’s wild, untamed landscapes, whisky and friendly nature, it truly is the perfect place to visit. Cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh bring to life the exciting history that shaped this rugged landscape.
Spain – One of Britain’s favourite destinations for sun, sea and fun. Steeped in history and culture, the country offers the perfect blend cultural activities and relaxation. With golden white sand beaches, clear blue seas and dramatic green landscapes, this country can offer it all. This modern country offers some of Europe’s most popular destinations, including Madrid and Barcelona.
Sweden – When you think of this country, chances are either ABBA or IKEA spring to mind. But there is so much more to this beautiful country. From some of the friendliest, safest towns in the world, to stunning national parks, this country has it all. Why not explore its capital of Stockholm, or some of the other major cities, Malmo, Gothenburg or Uppsala to see what Sweden has to offer.
Wales – This small Celtic country is steeped in history and unspoiled rolling landscapes and of course, is home to a dragon or two. Cities like St Asaph and St Davids bring the history of the country live. While cities like Cardiff and Swansea show how modern and forward thinking the Welsh people are.