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Active holidays in Europe

per car + up to 4 people, one way*

Discover a summer of sport and adventure with DFDS

This summer, Europe becomes the ultimate playground for sports enthusiasts and adventurers alike. Whether you're drawn to the thrill of world-class competitions or the call of the open road, your epic summer story begins with DFDS. Imagine setting sail across the sea, your car packed with all the gear you'll need for an unforgettable road trip through Europe's stunning landscapes. With DFDS, your adventure starts the moment you step onboard.

Delicious meals onboard

Travel with your own vehicle

No baggage restrictions

Stay connected with free, onboard wi-fi

    Travel with your car and explore Europe at your own pace

    Pack without limits – bring your sports equipment with you!

    More choice, more possibilities - 4 routes from the UK to Europe

    Start your adventure the moment you step onboard


Terms and Conditions

*Lead in price based on one-way fare for a standard car carrying up to 4 passengers on Dover-France routes, including ETS charge.

Journeys and prices are subject to availability and usual DFDS terms & conditions apply.


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A summer of spectacular sport

This summer's calendar is packed with some of the most anticipated sporting events - see international athletes competing in riveting games throughout June, July, and August, the Tour de France spanning picturesque landscapes from 29 June to 21 July, and football fans roaring from the stands in Germany as the European nations come together to compete in June and July.

For fans keen on immersing themselves in the excitement, our ferry + hotel packages in major cities, including Paris, offer you a seamless and stress-free experience. Picture yourself cheering on trail-blazing cyclists or absorbing the vibrant atmosphere thrilling sporting events with iconic European cities as their backdrop. With DFDS, getting there is half the fun — and the start of your own active adventure.

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On your marks, get set… explore!

Whether you have a ticket to one of the many sporting events happening this summer, or simply want to soak up the atmosphere, let us set your journey in motion. Why not plan an active holiday with the family or visit a new destination? Let the sporting spirit inspire you to move towards your goals and unleash your inner champion!

It's not just about watching the pros - this summer is your invitation to start your active adventure. Europe's diverse landscapes await, from challenging yourself on the same mountain roads cycled by the world’s best to hiking serene trails, engaging in watersports on crystal clear lakes, or simply finding the perfect spot for a sunrise yoga session. Europe's great outdoors offers endless possibilities for those inspired to explore.

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Cycling holidays in Europe

Embark on a unique cycling journey along the Avenue Verte/Green Avenue, connecting London and Paris in the perfect adventure. Begin your ride in England, then cross from Newhaven to Dieppe via ferry. This scenic route offers cyclists an immersive experience through Europe's breathtaking landscapes, from rural England’s charm to the picturesque French countryside. Explore the quaint towns, beautiful countryside, and charming villages en route. Our ferries, including the convenient Newhaven-Dieppe crossing, provide easy bike access, making your trip both enjoyable and comfortable.

Beyond the Avenue Verte, Europe is a cyclist's dream, boasting some of the most scenic and challenging routes in the world. From the world's longest signed international cycle route, The North Sea Cycle Route, to the Loire Valley Cycle Route in France featuring lush landscapes, chateaus, and vineyards, there's something for every level of cyclist.


Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has once again retained its title as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2024 World Travel Awards.

This accolade wouldn’t have been possible without you, our loyal passengers. Thank you for recognising the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

Your ongoing support is the anchor to our success.

Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms and conditions apply. Some banks may charge a fee when paying in a different currency.