Channel Tunnel Travel Tips


Best Spring Drives in Europe

Best Spring Drives in Europe

With spring fast approaching, it’s time to say goodbye to those pesky winter blues and start planning your next getaway. Whether it’s a romantic break or an adventure with the family, a European road trip is not one to be missed.

The Black Forest

With destinations like the Black Forest in South West Germany, you’re guaranteed a holiday to remember. Travelling by road is by far the best way to enjoy the magnificent scenery that the region has to offer. Just 8 hours from the Channel Tunnel in Folkestone, the Black Forest resembles something out of a children’s story book, with its quaint villages and gothic architecture. It was the setting for many of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales and it’s not hard to see why. The lush valleys and spectacular mountain range are nothing short of magical.


If skiing is your thing, why not head a little further south to the beautiful region of Chamonix in Southern France. Nestled amongst the French Alps, Chamonix has long been a tourist hotspot due to its stunning location and array of luxurious resorts. It also makes an ideal base for a 1-2 week stay as it borders both Italy and Switzerland, so you’re never short of places to explore.


Heading south from the channel tunnel, why not opt for a multicentre holiday and combine your ski vacation with a city break in Paris? Indulge in the exquisite French cuisine and experience the true meaning of “joie de vivre” in the famous city of lights.


Heading off to Europe for a break this spring? Start your drive off well-rested by getting a good night’s sleep at the Holiday Inn Express Folkestone – Channel Tunnel! We’ll set you on your way after a good night’s sleep and an Express Start Breakfast!



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