Are you starting to plan your summer break with the family? Does the thought of airports with your family give you nightmares? Well, we have a solution for you- drive to Europe this year! One of the quickest (and cheapest) – ways to Europe is via Eurotunnel, drive aboard and voila, 35 minutes later you’re in another country.
By taking your car you can ensure you take those important home comforts for you and your family. Now the big decision- where to go and what to see on your European road trip! Here are our top 5 drives from the English Channel!
Looking for a bit history? You will not need a detailed itinerary through Normandy to see the impact of the 1944 Allied invasion. The effects are everywhere, from the reconstructed hearts of bombed-out cities to countless damaged village churches. That said, for anyone interested in tracing the course of the Battle of Normandy, honouring the soldiers who took part, and learning more about how and why the D-Day landings took place, driving westwards along the Invasion beaches is an immensely rewarding experience. Give yourself 2-3 days to enjoy Normandy, bring a picnic and let the children and the dogs stretch their legs in these fascinating landscapes.
Provence (Verdon Gorge circuit) France
Take a step into the South of France, enjoy the variety of little market towns, history through the villages like Tourtour- which were built high for defence of the village. Travel to Europe’s version of the Grand Canyon- Verdon, with a vertical drop of 2000ft straight down, it will be a breath-taking experience. We would recommend you start from Lorgues and take a full day to enjoy the view. Looking for a longer trip? Make a week of it on your summer European family holiday enjoy Cavalaire-sur-Mer enjoy the the same sea, sun and insouciance but without the high prices of St. Tropez. Here families can make the most of summer, with a safe main beach one cannot see the end of, and an abundance of seaside activities for the whole family.
The Flower Route through the Netherlands
One of the most picturesque drives in Europe, taking you through some of the country’s most idyllic spots. The Flower Route is a journey that takes you from the northern town of Haarlem, right through the rainbow fields of the Netherlands to the flower capital of Naalwijk. As you follow this floral-infused road trip, you’ll find yourself driving along the west coast, past beautiful beaches, and through stunning parks and gardens that fill the country with colour. This drive is best in the Spring, but there will be lots of bright colours to see in the summer!
Planning a drive through the Channel Tunnel? Start your trip off well rested, with rooms from £63 the Holiday Inn Express Folkestone- Channel Tunnel is the closest family and pet friendly hotel to get you on your family holiday this summer.