Day Trips out of Kent

Travelling Possibilities

If you want to explore Europe and have the travelling bug, Kent has plenty of quick, high-quality travel options available to you. The Marquis at Alkham is conveniently located for all of these allowing you to have a nice base either before, during or after your adventures. Let’s have a look at some of the travel possibilities on offer.

Travelling by TrainEurostar

The Eurostar connects the UK to Europe offering high-speed services to a number of popular destinations such as Lille, Paris and Brussels. Also, many tickets purchased allow free onward travel in those countries. For example, when travelling to Brussels, the ticket allows onwards travel to popular places such as Bruges and Antwerp.

From the Marquis at Alkham, the Eurostar is easy to get to with Ashford International station under half an hour away. The Eurostar often has deals on so check out their site to start planning your trip.

Dover PortDover Cruises

Cruises are great but can often seem like a hassle having to fly to your starting point. Dover Cruises offer an alternative to this with a wide range of cruises starting from Dover meaning you can avoid the hassle of airport queues. Staying at the Marquis at Alkham before your cruise can make it even less hassle as we are situated within 20 minutes of the terminal.

Cruises operating from Dover include trips ranging from Norway and Iceland to France and Spain. There are various trips available all year round so check out this site to find one that suits you.

Day out on a FerryP&O Ferries

P&O Ferries operate out of Dover, offering a quick trip across the channel to Calais in France at all times of day. Perfect for those who want to drive in Europe or for those who just want a day trip out, P&O ferries are located within just 25 minutes of the Marquis at Alkham making us the perfect base for your adventures. For more information and offers, click here.

Ferry Day TripsDFDS Seaways

Also operating from Dover, and 25 minutes from the Marquis, DFDS offer direct services to both Calais and Dunkirk. Using a ferry is one of the easiest ways to get to France and there always plenty of offers available with DFDS Seaways. Check some of them out here.



Visit Kent have loads of 2 for 1 offers when you travel cross-channel. These range from family days out to gardens, arts and culture. Find an offer that suits you here.

Coincide Your Visit with an Event

Travelling is great but why not make your trip that little bit more exciting by coinciding it with a local event? There’s plenty to offer right on the doorstep of the Marquis at Alkham. Have a look at this listing and see what tickles your fancy.

Contact The Marquis at Alkham

Whether you want to relax before or after travelling, the Marquis at Alkham is the perfect place to do so. With our restaurant and rooms featuring in guides such as the Michelin Guide 2016 you’re sure to have a great stay with us.

To book, either phone us on 01304 873410, email us at or use our online booking facility. We look forward to welcoming you.