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P&O Ferries' Ideas for Different Summer Breaks

P&O Ferries has come up with a list of alternative European destinations for passengers wanting to try somewhere new.

Easily reachable by ferry, these fairytale cities are among their top picks:

P&O suggest picturesque Dinant in Belgium as an alternative to Bruges. The birthplace of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone, has much to recommend it. Highlights include the beautiful Collegiate Church of Notre Dame and this hidden gem is also the perfect spot for cycling, walking and hiking in the surrounding countryside.

Groningen in the Netherlands is an ideal alternative city break for fans of Amsterdam. A bustling yet peaceful metropolis of cafés and cyclists, visitors can explore the Groninger Museum, opened in 1874, which houses all kinds of art, before heading to the top of the tower of the city’s oldest church, Martinikerk, for panoramic views of the neighbourhood.

Nantes in France is a quieter swap for Paris. Brittany’s capital, set on the banks of the Loire river, is an ideal destination for fans of French culture. The Jardin des Plantes is a spectacular botanical garden and another gem well worth a visit is Les Machines de l’Ile (Machines of the Isle of Nantes), where two artists have created a fantasy world of giant sculptures, including elephants and towering steel trees, which are still being added to today.

Finally, P&O Ferries suggests travellers swap Cologne for Trier. One of the oldest cities in Germany, Trier is a hidden gem of the Moselle wine region. After taking a leisurely drive through the countryside, visitors can cross the Roman bridge over the river Moselle, the oldest bridge north of the Alps, and stroll around the ruins and Roman baths before stopping at the second-century Porta Nigra gate.

There are up to 23 sailings a day (taking 90 minutes) between Dover and Calais with P&O Ferries. Daily overnight crossings also operate from Hull to Zeebrugge and Rotterdam.

The operator also recently extended its ‘Brexit Buffer’ offer, giving free cancellations for all bookings made up until 31st October 2019 to ease any travel uncertainty.

For more information, or to book a crossing visit: www.poferries.com

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Date Published:
2nd June 2019


David Betterton
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