Destination Guides

Destination Guides

Discover Europe By Ferry

Destination Guides can be a useful tool, when planning where to travel next. Filled with ideas of where to to visit or places to stay. They can be the prefect way to introduce you to a new country that you weren’t even considering.

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. You will see so much more than you would if you went on another boring package holiday.

That’s why we put together these destination guides, to inspire your next great journey. 

Where to go?

Europe’s Destination Guides

Belgium – Belgium is the undiscovered jewel in the crown of Western Europe. You may have visited Brussels, but there is so much more to explore including Bruges, Antwerp and Charleroi

France – France is often described as the gateway to Europe. With its glamorous cites, picturesque villages and breath taking landscapes. They are 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.

Latvia – A Baltic gem, is a country brimming with diverse attractions and rich cultural heritage. From the maritime charm of Ventspils on the western coast to the rejuvenating spas of Jurmala on the Gulf of Riga, and the dynamic energy of Riga, its vibrant capital, to the artistic allure of Liepāja with its sandy beaches, Latvia offers a tapestry of experiences for every traveler.

Poland – a country rich in history and diverse landscapes, offers visitors a captivating blend of culture, architecture, and natural beauty. In Krakow, medieval charm meets vibrant energy, with iconic landmarks like Wawel Castle and the bustling Rynek Glowny. Gdansk’s maritime heritage and colorful waterfront, Warsaw’s dynamic urban landscape and historic sites, and Gdynia’s modernity and stunning coastal vistas all contribute to Poland’s multifaceted allure, inviting exploration and discovery at every turn.

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 offers it all. This modern country offers some of Europe’s most popular destinations, including Madrid and Barcelona.  

Scandinavia’s Destination Guides

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

United Kingdom’s Destination Guides

Channel Islands – Nestled between England and France, comprise a captivating archipelago with Guernsey and Jersey as standout destinations. Guernsey beckons with its cobbled streets, historic St. Peter Port, and the poignant German Occupation Museum. While Jersey enchants with its medieval Mont Orgueil Castle, pristine beaches, and immersive Jersey War Tunnels. Both islands offer a harmonious blend of rich history, stunning landscapes, and unique cultural experiences that promise unforgettable journeys for all who visit.

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. 

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.  

Isle of ManIs a captivating island nestled in the Irish Sea. Its diverse landscape offers a mix of rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, and picturesque countryside. The island boasts charming towns like Douglas, Castletown, Peel, and Ramsey, each with its own unique character and historical landmarks, making the Isle of Man a delightful destination for history enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those seeking a tranquil escape.

Isle of Wight – Situated just off the south coast of England, just over two hours from London. This pocket size island makes exploring easy, so whether you are staying to the north near Ryde, Newport or Yarmouth. Or in the south near Ventnor, the islands vast network work of roads makes exploring easy. 

Northern Isles – a captivating archipelago in the North Atlantic, offer an enchanting escape for travel enthusiasts. With rugged landscapes, ancient history, and rich culture, these islands are a treasure trove of experiences. Start your journey in Orkney, known for its mysterious Neolithic sites like the Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae. Explore the Shetland Islands next, renowned for their pristine beaches, charming fishing villages, and vibrant festivals like Up Helly Aa. 

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.

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. 


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To make life even easier for you, we have already done the hard work and split up all the accommodation by ports, so all you have to decide is where you want to stay.

So what are you waiting for? Go check out our Hotels page for all your accommodation needs.

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