Archives: Ferry Countries

Ferry Countries


Much more than beer and chocolate

Belgium is known for its medieval old towns, Flemish Renaissance architecture and for being the international headquarters of the European Union and NATO. When you arrive by ferry from France or The Netherlands, you will be free to explore the beautiful cities of Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent and Liege. In Belgium, you will find 35 UNESCO World Heritage sites, over 200 museums, 300 art nouveau buildings, 550 different styles of beer and over 2,000 chocolate shops. Belgium is a food lovers’ dream and a beer lovers’ heaven.

Belgium is a short drive away from Dunkirk and Calais ferry ports in France, and Rotterdam and Hook of Holland in The Netherlands.

Channel Islands

Escape to Jersey or Guernsey by ferry and feel a world away

With no passports required, a ferry crossing to the Channel Islands offers Brexit-proof breaks to beautiful islands steeped in history. Consisting of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm and some smaller islands, each has its own character, offering an air of British familiarity blended with a continental feel. Explore dramatic coastlines, outdoor adventures on land and sea, crystal clear waters and unspoilt beaches. Dine at a host of eateries, from cafés and beach kiosks to popular local pubs and award-winning restaurants. Potter around the quaint and delightful harbours and towns. Each Island has its own story to tell.


Discover why France is the world’s top tourist destination

When you travel to France by ferry, you’ll realise exactly why France is the world’s top tourist destination. The country offers a breadth of experiences, landscapes and attractions that are unrivalled anywhere in the world and it’s all easily accessible by ferry! Whether you’re heading to the Alps for your ultimate skiing holiday, the stunning Bordeaux vineyards to sample the best wines the region has to offer or visiting the moving Normandy beaches and war memorials, you can start your journey by sailing into one of eight ferry ports from the UK. When you decide to travel to France by ferry, you’ll find that the French ports provide a range of access points so that you can hit the open road and explore this beautiful country. France is the perfect destination for family holidays, relaxing road trips, cycling holidays or short breaks. From Roscoff and St Malo in the west to Calais and Dunkirk in the east, your adventure continues as you disembark!


The land of stories and music, superlative scenery and warm welcomes

Vibrant cities, dramatic landscapes, beautiful scenery and a warm welcome await all adventurers who travel to Ireland by ferry. Whether you are going to take a road trip back in time through Ireland’s Ancient East, to explore the majestic landscape of the Causeway Coast or to experience the untamed Atlantic Way, this stunning country will provide you with experiences you will never forget.

Isle of Man

At the heart of the British Isles is a fascinating island nation which belongs on your bucket list

The Isle of Man has so much to offer, whether you are looking for a fun family holiday, an action-packed short break or a romantic getaway. Hike, cycle, and kayak your way around the Island’s stunning rolling hills, picturesque glens, dramatic cliffs, and sandy beaches, or take the relaxed route on the Island’s heritage steam trains and electric trams. Whatever the weather, arriving in the Isle of Man by ferry is just the start of your adventure.

Isle of Wight

Pocket-sized but with a wealth of attractions

Just over 2 hours away from London by ferry or hovercraft, the Isle of Wight is a pocket-sized destination with a wealth of attractions and things to do all year round: from dinosaur fossil hunting, to family attractions, historic castles and royal residences, not to mention the 70 miles of coastline. The island also features an exciting events programme which includes The Isle of Wight Festival, Cowes Week, a Walking Festival, Literary Festival and Garlic Festival.  Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2019, the island represents a unique natural habilat and is one of the few places outside Scotland that you can still find red squirrels. Pull on your hiking boots or jump on your bike to explore.


The best views are from the River

Visiting London is on everyone’s list, whether it is for a day trip or for a short break. Known for its world-class attractions, history, theatre, art-scene, shopping and dining – London has something to offer everyone, and there is always something new to discover. Whether you are a London novice and want to see the Tower of London and Big Ben, or a Londoner who wants to experience a new corner of the city, the ferry offers the perfect hassle-free way to get around.


Get on a bike and explore like the locals

When you travel to the Netherlands by ferry,  you are taken directly to the heart of the country and you can start your adventure from the moment you step on board. The Netherlands is a fantastic destination for a relaxed city break or a longer holiday and with the Netherland’s being one of the most cycle-friendly countries in the world, do as the locals do and explore on two wheels. There’s beautiful canals, world-class museums and pristiene North Sea islands and beaches. If you travel in the spring you can witness the blazing colour of the flower bulb fields at Keukenhof.


Castles, mountains, lochs and whisky 

Whether travelling to Scotland from Northern Ireland by ferry or island hopping around Scotland’s west coast and peninsulas, your ferry journey is part of the adventure. Explore Scotland’s ancient castles, breathtaking mountains, pristine beaches and famous whisky distilleries. Look out for deer, highland cows and red squirrels on land, and at sea you can often see seals, dolphins and even orcas.  Very much an outdoor destination, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes.

Isles of Scilly

Just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, but a world away from the mainland

Discover the magical Isles of Scilly, a group of sand-fringed islands just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall basking in a warmer climate than anywhere else in the UK. The pace of life on these utterly unspoilt islands is relaxing, but there is plenty to do on the five inhabited islands if you’re in need of adventure. Scilly has it all – miles of coastal footpaths, deserted white sandy beaches, a growing food scene, watersports, wildlife and more. These spectacular car-free islands are close enough to visit for the day – or perhaps stay a little longer – and find out why visitors return time and time again.