Your holiday starts the moment you leave home, and planning your travel across the pond to Europe is all part of the adventure. Many of our parks and campsites are within travelling distance of ferry ports or airports so however you like to travel, it’s easy to reach your destination.
To find out what Brexit means for your holiday, read this great guide from ABTA featuring all the practical advice for travellers: ABTA Guide
And for information about passport rules for travel to Europe after Brexit, please visit GOV.UK
Before you go
Need help with packing your bag? Check out our top tips on what to take from duvet covers you can sleep inside to adaptor plugs.
Don’t forget your holiday voucher and passport when you travel. If you are not a British or Irish citizen you’ll need to check the passport and visa regulations for the countries you want to visit.
We think personal travel insurance is essential for overseas bookings. Check that your insurance covers everything you need. Consider requesting a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in addition to your travel insurance to access reduced cost medical treatment if you need it.
Check the campsite page before you go for reception information about check in and check out.
Plan your travel
Work out how to get there and how to get around with our travel planner map [TBC] or with an online route finder before you set out. You’ll find GPS coordinates for each park and campsite on our campsite pages as well as the full address and map.
Getting there has never been easier
If you like freedom and flexibility, you can’t beat a self-drive holiday. Whether you choose to cross by ferry or Eurotunnel, all you need to do is pack up the car and go.
Fly drive holidays
You don’t have to take a car to go on one of our holidays. Go further and get a there quicker with a fly-drive break. Many of our campsites are located close to major airports.
Ferry and Eurotunnel crossings
Start your holidays with a ferry adventure. Sail direct to the continent from a range of UK ports. View our summary of ferry and Eurotunnel routes to help plan your travel.
Europe by train
Nothing feels more like independent travel than crossing Europe by rail. Take the Eurostar to the Continent, cross France by high speed passenger train or reach the top of Europe with a ride on the Jungfrau railway.
Don’t want to drive across the country but still want to explore? Find competitively prices car hire at many airports throughout Europe with our partners Avis.
Airport transfers and parking
Looking for a simple, stress-free way to reach your campsite? Enjoy a car-free getaway by booking an airport transfer direct to your campsite with our partner Suntransfers.com.
When you get there
You can check in to a park or campsite with a Canvas representative at the Canvas Holidays reception between 4 and 6pm and check out at 10am. If you are on a campsite without a Canvas representative check in will be at main reception from 3pm and checkout between 8 and 10am.
Most parks and campsites allow you to use the campsite facilities if you arrive early, but not all. Check out our instructions for early and late arrivals.
Our campsite pages will let you know if a cleaning deposit and tourist tax charges are payable on arrival. Cleaning deposits are returned if your accommodation is left in the same clean condition. Tourist tax is a small fee which varies per park and campsite.
Your Canvas rep will be able to help with any questions you might have. If you are on a campsite with no Canvas rep you can contact the main reception. If you need further assistance we are here to help on 0345 268 0827.
We offer a linen and towel hire service at some campsites. Speak to our customer care team for a full list of what you can add to your booking before you go on holiday.
Travelling with children
Canvas Holidays has been providing family camping holidays in Europe for over 50 years so we know a thing or two about creating a really good family holiday. Our holidays provide the perfect balance of comfort and outdoors with the flexibility of self-catering so you can try camping your way.
Whether your little angels are school age, teens or babies and toddlers, discover activities and adventures to suit even the pickiest toddler or teenager from on-site pools, nearby activities and great days out.
Travelling with pets
Travelling with friends is great fun, especially when they are of the furrier variety. Dogs are permitted on selected parks and campsites for a small charge per night. On some sites you can even take two pups.
Thinking of travelling with your best furry friend? Check out our dog friendly sites.