Channel Tunnel Travel Tips


Easter Breaks in Europe


With 2017 in full swing, it’s time to start planning those all-important Easter breaks.

Here are three of the top places on the continent to visit this holiday season!



Easter is a time to remember Jesus Christ, who performed miracles such as turning water into wine. Why not get in the spirit of Easter by visiting one of France’s greatest wine regions – Champagne!

Situated in the north-east of the country, this historic province is just a four-hour drive from Holiday Inn Express Folkestone and is the perfect place to kick back, relax and enjoy a glass of the town’s famous bubbly namesake.



No trip to Europe can be complete without a visit to the “city of love”. Paris is bustling with breath-taking landmarks, exquisite restaurants and friendly people.

If a trip up the Eiffel Tower doesn’t take your fancy, there is a whole host of culture across the city to discover during your stay.

Just four hours away from Holiday Inn Express Folkestone, the French capital is also extremely close to the aforementioned Champagne.

Combining the two will make your stay in France an unforgettable one!



As Easter eggs begin to pop up in shops across the country, don’t miss the chance to explore Brussels, home of some of the finest chocolate on the continent.

With vast heritage, breath-taking architecture and a number of high quality bars and restaurants, the three-hour drive to the Belgian capital should definitely be on your to-do list this Easter.

Brussels is the perfect place for families of all ages to experience an amazing city – and satisfy those chocolate cravings!

Wherever you venture in Europe this Easter, start your journey at Holiday Express Folkestone – the closest hotel to the Channel Tunnel! 

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