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Short Breaks

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Short breaks in Europe from the UK - Amsterdam
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Short breaks in Europe from the UK - Calais
Short breaks in Europe from the UK - Vondelpark

Short breaks in Europe

Experience the perfect short break on our Dover to France and Newcastle-Amsterdam crossings. For those seeking a brief escape, set sail with us from the UK to Holland for an Amsterdam city break. Stay one or more nights in your chosen hotel and explore all that this vibrant city has to offer. We provide a variety of European city and short breaks via our mini cruise trips, including ferries to France.

Choose between a cruise & stay break where you secure your own accommodation in Amsterdam, or a hotel break where your hotel stay is part of the package. Our Newcastle to Holland short breaks are the perfect way to unwind!

Alternatively, spend a short break in France, exploring Dunkirk and Calais, or further afield. With our exclusive rates at partner hotels and attractions, you can fully immerse yourself in the French experience.

Don't forget to make use of our Duty Free shopping onboard or at our Calais and Dunkirk stores, where you can save up to 50% compared to UK high street prices. Enjoy a unique short break with us, today!

Travel Guides

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Short package holiday breaks

Discover the charm of Europe with our package city breaks, your one-stop solution for a memorable and cheap short break.

Our pre-packaged holidays combine ferry travel and hotel accommodation, offering convenience and value in one easy booking, and taking the hassle out of deciding where to stay during your short break in Europe!

Explore the enchanting city of Amsterdam with our city break package, where the vibrant culture and historic architecture await you. Fancy a wider Dutch experience? Our Self-Drive Holiday takes you on an unforgettable journey through Holland's picturesque landscapes, where you decide the pace.

Alternatively, our European city break package offers flexible breaks across a variety of European cities, with short break pricing built in for maximum savings on 1, 3, and 5 day stays. With DFDS, planning your dream European getaway has never been easier.

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.