As well as providing exceptional accommodation in fantastic holiday destinations all through the year, Firefly Holidays can provide the best options for getting you there and expanding the experience of your holiday. We have many years’ experience of helping customers find all the right options around travel and the extra bits which can make all the difference – from ferries and flights to ski boots and Disney tickets. We can look at all these things together with you to make sure your plans fit together perfectly, and exploring different travel options may even allow you to go for longer or save even more money. Just as importantly, any travel or optional extras you add to your Firefly Holidays booking are fully protected by our holiday package guarantee – at no extra cost to you and something you may miss if you book them separately.
Travel & Extras
Cross the Channel for Less!
Taking your car to the continent can save money, time and hassle at every stage of your holiday. Driving to many destinations can be much cheaper than the costs of flying, and there may be little difference in the overall time it takes to reach ski resorts and Western France, particularly if you live in the South. You can have greater control of when you travel and how long you take to get there, and with no baggage restrictions, your boot space is the only limit on what you can pack. You can take more of what you want from home and save on what you need to buy while you’re away. Apparently it’s also easier to bring a couple of souvenir bottles of wine back this way too!
Our partnerships with the major cross-channel operators allow us to find you the best routes and prices as part of your booking with us. But there are more advantages than just the convenience of a ‘one stop shop’…
- Comprehensive and open choices of routes and operators – Eurotunnel, P&O Ferries and Brittany Ferries destinations across Calais, Normandy, Brittany, Holland and Spain
- The same price or better than booking direct with the crossing operators for exactly the same services
- Full protection for your whole holiday, including your crossing, as part of our holiday package guarantee. You will not be protected if you book your crossing separately.
|Folkestone – Calais||Up to 4 per hour||35 mins|
Cross the channel in 35mins with Eurotunnel
Eurotunnel offers the fastest way to get your car on the road in France. With up to 4 departures each hour, motorway to motorway access and a ‘turn up and drive on’ approach if you arrive within 2 hours of your scheduled time, Eurotunnel is fast and flexible to fit with your travel plans.
A ticket covers 1 vehicle and up to 9 passengers and of course there are no baggage restrictions or fuel supplements!
Value Guaranteed P&O Ferries
P&O Ferries offer a regular and fast and frequent service. Modern, comfortable ships. Chance to eat in the on board ‘Brasserie’ or treat yourself in the Club Class Lounge. Stretch legs and get some fresh air. Great way to break the journey. Great on board shops with prices lower than the High Street.
|Dover – Calais||23 per day||90 mins|
|Hull – Rotterdam||Nightly – overnight||11/12 hrs|
|Hull – Zeebrugge||Nightly – overnight||13/14 hrs|
|Portsmouth – Le Havre||Up to 2 per day
(usually overnight from UK)
|3 hrs 45 mins|
|Portsmouth – Caen||3 per day||6 hrs day / 7-8 hrs overnight|
|Portsmouth – Cherbourg||Up to 2 per day||3 hrs|
|Portsmouth – St Malo||1 per day
(usually overnight from UK)
|9 hrs day / 11 hrs overnight|
|Poole – Cherbourg||1 per day||4 hrs 15 mins|
|Plymouth – Roscoff||Up to 2 per day||6 hrs day / 8 hrs overnight|
|Cork – Roscoff||1 per week||14/15 hrs overnight|
|Portsmouth – Bilbao||Up to 2 per week||Approx 35 hrs|
|Portsmouth – Santander||Up to 2 per week||Approx 24 hrs|
|Plymouth – Santander||1 per week||Approx 24 hrs|
|* Overnight sailings require all passengers to be berthed (in cabins or seated)|
Take it Easier with Brittany Ferries
Brittany Ferries offer a fantastic choice of crossings into Normandy, Brittany and the Basque region of Spain. Whether you take a 3 hour Fast Craft crossing to Cherbourg to get to the West of France as quickly as possible, or relax and enjoy the adventure of a full day’s sail across the Bay of Biscay to Santander, the on board experience will be a full part of your holiday.
- Range of accommodation types from deluxe cabins with TV, DVD player and mini bar to pet friendly cabins.
- Choose between formal dining or self-service restaurants or cafes
- Children entertainers and live entertainment for adults
- On board duty free shopping including spirits, wine and champagnes, tobacco, perfumes and cosmetics
- Spa treatment rooms available on Pont-Aven and Cap Finistère (to/from Spain)
- Play facilities for young children, games rooms for teenagers and fun for all
- Brittany Ferries économie offers simple yet comfortable service – great value for money but with limited facilities.
Flights & Car Hire
Many of our destinations are brilliantly located near airports served by low cost airlines from the UK. Firefly Holidays offers a smart way to find lower total holiday costs, including flights, to the South of France, Italy, Spain, Fuerteventura and the Caribbean.
Many package operators claim to get you on the beach for less, but they often hide inflated flight prices and make the accommodation look cheaper. Of course, you can’t buy one without the other and actually end up paying more than you need. By booking your ABTA assured accommodation with us at the lowest genuine price and booking flights direct with the low-cost airlines (the very same flights the package operators charge more for), you can save enough to fund ice-creams, meals out or cocktails!
As an Expedia partner, we are able to book car hire through many of the leading providers. Rather than being tied to a single company or fixed rates, we will compare the best deals available for you at the time you want to book.
In the excitement of booking a holiday, it’s easy to forget the importance of taking out travel insurance or to put this off until closer to the departure date. But sometimes holidaymakers get caught out thinking only about what could happen whist on holiday and not about what could go wrong before they go. To get full protection against having to cancel your trip, the ideal time to buy a policy is when you first make a booking and pay a deposit that you might otherwise lose. A good insurance policy should also ensure you’re fully protected whilst on holiday in the unlikely event that you need to see a doctor or go to hospital.
Whether your holiday is a short break to France with your bikes in tow, snowboarding in the snow-peaked Alps or a visit to the stunning Caribbean to snorkel or scuba dive, we want you to help you find the right insurance product for your trip.
Firefly Holidays act as an Introducer Appointed Representative for Voyager Insurance Services Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Voyager are award-winning specialists in travel insurance, arranging cover for hundreds of thousands of travellers each year and they offer a wide range of policies to choose from.
Save on Ski Equipment Hire
Save an extra 5% on Skiset equipment hire
In partnership with Skiset, the number one name in ski hire, we offer ski and snowboard gear from the very best brands. For ultimate convenience, many of our residences have Skiset ski hire shops within their complexes, with others close by. Skiset provide expert fitting and helmets for all children up to age 13, and have some fantastic online deals, with discounts of up to 50% on shop prices. Even better; if you book through Firefly Holidays, we can guarantee a further 5% saving, in addition to any Skiset discount!
Have your lift passes ready and waiting
In many resorts, book your lift passes with us in advance and we’ll have them ready and waiting at your accommodation, so you don’t miss a minute on the slopes. Our prices are the same or better than than the local ticket offices and you can avoid currency or card usage charges by paying Sterling prices before you travel. Check with us for additional discounts and offers on selected weeks of the season.