Off-Peak Holidays

Immerse yourself in your favourite European cultures for less by travelling during off-peak periods. Make the most of the quieter roads and experience beautiful destinations at a more leisurely pace.

Travelling during off-peak periods, when prices are lower and places are less busy, is perfect for families with children who have finished school, groups of friends and couples. Whether you’re in the mood for taking on the wilderness on an exciting camping adventure, throwing caution to the wind and attending a last-minute festival, or putting your feet up in your holiday home, travelling within an off-peak period is the best time to do so.

January Holidays

Holidaying in January is the perfect way to wind down once the festivities and commotion of Christmas has passed. Hit the slopes in the French Alps with a group of friends or your family to bring the New Year in with a bang, or if you’re craving some alone time with your loved one why not book a couple’s holiday?

Your January holiday offers you the freedom of the open road, which is a nice thought when you’ve over-indulged on family time over Christmas.

May Holidays

A great way to enjoy the continental springtime sunshine is to make the most of the May bank holiday. Whether you’re looking to create the perfect group holiday with friends, enjoy a city break on a couple’s holiday, or head off with the family, Calais is the perfect starting point for your adventure.

If you’re looking to leave the British weather behind, make the most of the bank holiday by embracing the longer, warmer days found in the South of France.

June Holidays

June is the perfect time of the year to recharge your batteries, before July rolls in and schools out for summer. Families, couples and groups alike, venture to the south of Europe in pursuit of sun-drenched shores such as those of the Côte d'Azur for their June holiday. And why not, the sun is perfect this time of year, especially for exploring new territories. The prospect of a summer holiday is too good to miss and is deserving of a countdown, so if your schedule permits, be sure to take advantage of the best fares in June.

September Holidays

Resorts across Europe are significantly quieter in September due to the start of the school term, making it an ideal time for couples’ holidays and families with older children. If you’re looking to spend time relaxing outdoors, plenty of destinations in the South of France boast weather ideal for sunbathing and swimming throughout September. If you’re running out of annual leave, you can enjoy destinations such as Normandy and the Loire Valley, without straying too far from Calais and the coast of Northern France.

November Holidays

November is ideal for off-peak family holidays to visit relatives who live on the continent. Couples and groups of friends can enjoy last-minute holidays across Europe in November because of the peace and quiet that comes with fewer tourists. November is also ideal to prepare for Christmas with many opportunities to visit destinations such as Strasbourg, to explore the Christmas Markets and get ahead on your Christmas shopping. See our 5 must dos when visiting French Christmas Markets.