Travel Overview

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 airports so it’s easy to reach your destination.

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.

Before you go

Getting there has never been easier

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. 

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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

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Car hire

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.

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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 01 242 1901.

Travel Extras

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.

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Travelling with pets

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.