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Mother’s Day Getaways in Europe

2018 is moving at a frantic pace! With March just around the corner, that means one thing – Mother’s Day is almost upon us!

The celebration of the most important woman in all of our lives falls on Sunday 11th March – and a roadtrip into Europe could be the perfect treat for mum this year.

Check out our top three picks for places on the continent to treat your mum this year below!



Barcelona, Spain

 A stereotypical choice, perhaps – but nothing can deny the tranquillity and beauty that Barcelona offers. With a vast array of elegant architecture and quaint sidewalk cafes, hours will pass seamlessly by as you take in everything this incredible city has to offer.

From the stunning Picasso Museum to the incredible street performers across the city, Barcelona is a perfect option whatever your Mum’s tastes are!


Budapest, Hungary

 The home of the thermal spa, Budapest is the ultimate paradise of relaxation for you and your mum in 2018. With 118 beautiful springs across the country, Hungary is a crown of beauty and culture – with Budapest the sparkling jewel at the centre.

Visit the Hungarian State Opera House in the city before enjoying a magical cruise along the breathtaking Danube River – perfect to allow you and your mum to explore this wonderful city!


Funchal, Portugal

 A little less known than the other names on this list, we couldn’t resist including the beautiful city of Funchal in Portugal! Expect warm temperatures, incredible wine and mesmerising craft fairs as you embrace everything the city has to offer.

Our top pick for a trip to Funchal would be a visit to Blandy’s Wine Lodge – particularly if your mum is fond of a glass of wine!

If your mum loves holidays, relaxing and having a well-deserved drink, Funchal is the place for you this Mother’s Day!



Well, there you have it! Europe is packed full of places perfect to treat Mum to a well-deserved getaway this Mother’s Day.

And to top things off? You can enjoy a stunning breakfast at Holiday Inn Express Folkestone – Channel Tunnel, the perfect meal to fuel your trip into Europe!

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