Easter Breaks in Europe

The 2024 Easter break is approaching, and if you’re interested in spending your spring holidays exploring Europe, then P&O Ferries is here to help.

Easter is one of the most exciting times to explore Europe, and P&O can help you join the celebrations in France, Holland, and Belgium. Keep reading to learn about our top picks for the best places to spend Easter in Europe and the best ways to get there!


Amsterdam bikes canals

Easter Holidays in Europe

Easter Breaks 2024 in France

France is one of the best places in Europe to spend Easter, with a host of exciting, unique traditions to get involved in!

If you’re looking to spend Easter in Paris, then you can visit the huge Easter egg hunt in the gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle, or wander around one of the springtime markets, sampling the delicious food and local wine. If you fancy some more sunshine on your spring holiday, then why not head down south to the Bessières community in southwest France, where on Easter Monday they create a 15,000-egg omelette to commemorate Napoleon’s feast on the same dish many years ago.

With P&O Ferries, you can experience Easter and spring in France with our Ferries to France. Once arriving in Calais, you can travel to whichever area you desire.


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Paris in France

Romantic picnic in a park in Amsterdam

Easter and Spring holidays in Holland

Spending Easter in Holland is a great way to experience new traditions and have a spring holiday to remember!

If you’re a food lover, then Holland might be the place for you, with a rich history of delicious Easter foods across the country. Enjoy traditional spreads including eggs, cheese, lamb-shaped butter, ham, and Paasbrood – a marzipan-filled bread, making Easter in Holland one of Europe's tastiest celebrations! If you’re looking to spend Easter in Amsterdam, then you could enjoy the springtime bloom at the Tulip Museum or the floating flower market.

Alternatively, if you fancy welcoming in some early summer vibes, you could visit one of the festivals over the Easter weekend such as Paaspop in Schijndel. An Easter short break in Rotterdam offers a vibrant tapestry of festivals and cultural events, inviting travellers to immerse themselves in the city's rich traditions. Whether you're seeking last-minute Easter breaks or planning a leisurely Easter short break, Rotterdam promises unforgettable experiences for all.

Heading to Holland for an Easter short break is easy with P&O Ferries, with our short breaks to Europe, via our mini-cruises, and our array of convenient crossings from Hull to Rotterdam.

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Easter in Belgium

Where better to head for Easter than one of the best chocolate-making nations in the world! Easter in Belgium is one of the sweetest around, with huge egg hunts in parks and museums nationwide, where people search for delicious chocolate eggs.

If you’re less concerned with chocolate and more interested in packing your Easter short break with culture and tradition, then Belgium has a host of festivals to enjoy. Cavalcade de Herve sees around 50,000 attendees and boasts incredible firework displays and traditional Easter fun!

If you think Belgium sounds like one of the best places in Europe for Easter, then P&O Ferries has you covered. Book a ferry to Belgium and experience all the country has to offer in springtime and Easter.


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Horse and Carraige Ride in Bruges, Belgium

Easter Holidays in Europe

How to Travel to Europe for Easter

Embark on your Easter short break in Europe with ease on a P&O ferry from the UK. Whether you're seeking a last-minute Easter break or planning a leisurely Easter getaway, P&O Ferries offers convenient and comfortable travel options to explore the wonders of Easter in Europe.  Travel to France from Dover 


Travel to France from Dover

Easter in France is a vibrant affair, featuring grand festivals and cultural events throughout the country, where visitors immerse themselves in traditional Easter celebrations.

Take an Easter short break to France with a P&O Ferry from Dover with 15 daily sailings, a short 90-minute crossing and comfortable lounges you’ll arrive refreshed and ready to experience all France has to offer this Easter.

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Travel to Holland from Hull 

Spending Easter in Holland is a colourful affair, featuring grand tulip festivals in parks and gardens nationwide, where visitors marvel at breath-taking displays of blooming flowers.

Take your next Easter short break to Holland with a P&O Ferry from Hull with comfortable cabins, delicious meals and onboard entertainment to help you arrive refreshed ahead of your Easter break in Europe.

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