Easter in Europe
Experience Easter in Europe
Easter is a time of renewal and celebration, and what better way to experience it than by exploring the beauty of Europe? From the charming countryside of France to the bustling cities of Germany and Belgium, there are endless possibilities for an unforgettable Easter getaway, no matter what type of break captures your imagination. And with DFDS, you can travel in comfort and style, with convenient ferry services to France from the UK.
Encounter some of the oldest traditions on the continent and explore somewhere new! The season brings with it centuries-old festivals, activities and more that you'll want to get involved in. Famous chocolate markets in Germany and Belgium, steady strolls through blossom lined streets in Paris, or exploring breathtakingly beautiful churches in Northern France – take your pick from the hidden gems of Europe just waiting to be discovered this spring, making for a truly unforgettable getaway!
Easter Escapes with DFDS
Escape the daily grind this Easter and embark on an adventure with DFDS. With multiple daily sailings from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk, and Newhaven to Dieppe, you can easily explore the best of France and beyond.
Springtime in Europe is a perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of the continent. Discover the stunning beaches of Normandy, the picturesque towns of Brittany or the rolling vineyards of the Loire Valley.
With DFDS, the journey is as much a part of the holiday as the destination. Whether you're looking for an adventure in the countryside, a city break, or to experience unique Easter traditions, we’ve got you covered. Book your ferry to France now and start planning your Easter escape!
Spring City Breaks in Europe
If you prefer a city break, there are plenty of options within driving distance of Calais, Dunkirk and Dieppe. Paris, the City of Light, is a must-visit for its iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is a foodie's paradise with delicious waffles, chocolate, and beer.
Looking for a spring city break off-the-beaten-path? Check out Strasbourg in France for beautiful parks and gardens in bloom, Ghent in Belgium for medieval charm and local delicacies, or Heidelberg in Germany for romantic castle ruins and wine bars.
Whichever city you choose, an Easter city break guarantees plenty of sightseeing, delicious cuisine and ‘egg-citing’ activities!
Easter Traditions in Europe
Easter is celebrated throughout Europe, and each country has its own unique traditions.
In France, the bells stop ringing on Good Friday, and children are told they’ve ‘flown’ to Rome to be blessed by the Pope. On Easter Sunday, the bells return, bearing Easter goodies. In Belgium, chocolate eggs and bunnies are the most popular treats, and families gather for large Easter feasts. In the Netherlands, Easter is celebrated with egg hunts and Easter bonfires, and many Dutch people visit the famous Keukenhof tulip gardens to admire the beautiful spring flowers.
Why not soak up the local culture by taking part in the fun and festivities as part of your Easter break?