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Cruise & Stay
Cruise and stay holidays offer a unique and dynamic travel experience, seamlessly blending the luxury and relaxation of a cruise with the exploration and cultural immersion of a traditional land-based holiday.

Cruise and stay holidays offer a unique and dynamic travel experience, seamlessly blending the luxury and relaxation of a cruise with the exploration and cultural immersion of a traditional land-based holiday. These distinctive holiday packages cater to travellers seeking the best of both worlds, allowing them to embark on a captivating oceanic journey and then extend their adventure by exploring diverse destinations on land. The allure of cruise and stay holidays lies in their versatility, offering a wide array of itineraries that cater to various preferences, from tropical island paradises and historic European cities to bustling metropolises and exotic wildlife destinations.

One of the key advantages of cruise and stay holidays is the convenience they afford. Travelers can enjoy the comfort of unpacking only once aboard a cruise ship while still savouring the freedom to explore different destinations during extended land stays. This type of holiday is particularly appealing to those who relish the idea of waking up to new scenery each day, complemented by the amenities and entertainment options on board a cruise ship. Whether it's soaking up the sun on pristine beaches, delving into local cultures and cuisines, or indulging in adventurous activities, cruise and stay holidays offer a well-rounded and enriching travel experience for those seeking a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration.

But that’s not all, when you book any holiday with us between 1st May and 31st July 2024, you’ll be entered into our prize draw to win a £1,000 voucher off your next holiday* – and there’s two chances to win. Book to enter our draw today.

*Be entered into our prize draw to win one of two, single-use £1,000 vouchers off your next holiday with us when you book with Fred. Holidays. Promotion is valid on new bookings made between 1st May 2024 and 31st July 2024, on holiday reservations of a minimum of 5 nights duration or more and is subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Full operator terms and conditions apply. For full terms and conditions, please visit www.fredholidays.co.uk/terms-conditions. E&OE.

European City Breaks

Find your perfect city break from the countries below. Don't forget we can tailor-make your perfect break for you including multi-centre breaks, rail travel and car-hire for self-drive options.

Austria has a natural beauty from crystal clear lakes to ice capped, rugged peaks to picturesque mountain villages, dense woods and lush pasture land.
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Belgium is often overlooked but it is a mistake to miss out this tiny but culturally significant territory in the North of the continent.
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Croatia is a land of jaw-dropping landscapes. Plitvice Lakes National Parks holds lush, dense, forests, while Dubrovnik is surrounded by golden beaches.
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Czech Republic
Situated between Germany and Poland, the landlocked nation of the Czech Republic offers visitors stunning cities and cultural delights.
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Comprising of the Jutland peninsula, north of Germany, and over 400 islands of various sizes, Denmark is Scandinavia's smallest country.
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Estonia's capital, Tallinn, dates back to the Middle Ages and is still in pristine condition.
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Finland is a land of islands and has more than any other country in the world. Nearly 70% of its area is populated by forests and roughly 10% is water.
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It may come as a surprise to some people, but France receives more tourists each year than any other country.
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From the vibrant cities of Cologne and Munich to the medieval villages and majestic mountains of the country, Germany always proves a hit with tourists.
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Located at the southernmost tip of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece offers visitors an extensive history, fascinating mythology and beautiful golden beaches.
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Situated in the heart of Europe, Hungary is a nation of just over 10 million people. The country has an extraordinary wealth of thermal spas.
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Iceland is a destination that has been on the rise for several years now, as more and more people become aware of its natural beauty and untamed wild landscapes.
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Italy’s fantastic food, glorious weather and fascinating history make it tremendously popular for tourists from all over the world.
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The Netherlands is known for its lively tradition, windmills and tulips, and fast-paced modern European life.
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Norway is one of the world's richest countries. It has a rugged but captivating landscape and a coastline that runs for more the twelve thousand miles.
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In recent years, Poland has become an increasingly popular tourist destination with tourists discovering the gems that once were hidden behind the iron curtain.
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Not only can you visit the Pena National Palace just outside of the country’s capital, you can also taste an authentic Piri-Piri meal, a speciality in Faro.
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Romania is located in the centre of Europe. Famously known for Count Dracula, the country is extremely diverse and has plenty to offer. Book now.
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At roughly 6,592,800 square miles in size, Russia is the largest land mass on the planet.
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Spain has always been a beloved holiday destination for us Brits, even as the trend slowly moves away from relaxing beach resorts & towards shorter city breaks.
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Sweden is situated in Northern Europe. It has a wild landscape, made up of large streams and rivers and nearly 10% of its landmass is covered by glacial lakes.
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As the home of fantastic natural scenery, Switzerland is becoming more and more popular every year.
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As the UK’s northernmost cruise terminal, Aberdeen provides a wealth of holiday opportunities for northern Scotland.
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Located two miles from the city centre, cruises from Belfast depart from a port located on the River Lagan - the largest in Northern Ireland.
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Bristol Avonmouth
Bristol Cruise Terminal offers an ideal link to the Atlantic Ocean via the mouth of the River Severn.
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Cruises depart from Queen Alexandria Dock and getting to Cardiff is very easy by car.
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Dover Cruise Terminals proximity to France makes it a great option for itineraries to Belgium, the Netherlands, the Norwegian fjords, and the Baltic nations.
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The Irish capital of Dublin, situated on the east coast, is a bustling hub of culture and history.
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Dundee is home to one of the UK’s northernmost cruise terminals, providing cruising opportunities for the Highlands and Northeast Scotland.
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Greenock is easily accessible from Glasgow and serves as the primary cruise terminal for the city.
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It is an ideal embarkation port for East Anglia, with easy access via a good network of roads from Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk.
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Hull will receive a new cruise terminal and riverside berth which will boost Hull’s status as a cruise port providing itineraries out of Hull into Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland, and Norway.
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Ships berth directly in Liverpool City Centre, making it one of the most easily accessible cruise ports in the UK.
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London Greenwich
A stop in London Greenwich gives fabulous links straight into the heart of London whether you are looking for shopping, sightseeing or shows in the glittering West End.
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London Tower Bridge
What better way is there to arrive into or depart from London in style than by sailing under the gates of Tower Bridge? As the iconic landmark opens up in front of you, it welcomes you to England's capital in one of the most exceptional ways.
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
Situated on the banks of the River Tyne, the Port of Tyne is located just ten miles outside of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne city centre.
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Situated on the Dorset coastline, the charming town of Poole is situated just two and half hours away from London and offers a gateway to some of the finest destinations in Europe.
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Portsmouth’s award-winning passenger terminal building opened in 2011 and is the perfect place from which to embark on a cruise.
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Cruises from Rosyth take passengers into Northern Europe, the Norwegian fjords, and the Arctic Circle.
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With a total of four passenger cruise terminals, Southampton is widely regarded as the UK’s number one cruise port.
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Situated just 25 miles outside of London, Tilbury’s deepwater cruise port provides the opportunity for larger vessels to dock in the area.
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With a quarter-century of passion and expertise, I am honoured to craft bespoke journeys that transcend the ordinary. Set sail on the open sea, where endless possibilities await. Ocean cruising enables you to discover new horizons, hidden gems and create unforgettable moments while enjoying spectacular food and entertainment with the added convenience of only unpacking once.

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