France 3 & 5 day return


3 & 5 Day Return Fares to France

France's serene seaside resorts, tranquil landscapes and cosmopolitan cities are just a short ferry crossing away, and with our 3 and 5-day return breaks to France you can enjoy a short escape now from just £80 return.

Fancy a shorter stay? Take a look at our day return trips here

Up to 54 daily sailings

Travel with your vehicle

No baggage restrictions

Stay connected with free, onboard wi-fi

    Book by 23rd December 2020

    Travel by 23rd December 2020

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    90 minute or 2 hour crossings

Dover-France ships


Rouen, France

3-day break

With a heritage spanning millennia, France is steeped in culture. Three days gives you plenty of time to head west to explore the medieval, Norman towns of Rouen, Bayeux and Caen. While in Normandy you could also take a tour of Giverny, home to the inspiration for Monet's impressionist, floral landscapes. Or why not head west and explore Brittany, visiting the famous Oyster farms and sampling some local beer in one of the 100 microbreweries in the region?

Château de Chaumont, France

5-day break

Enjoy the cosmopolitan charm of the capital with a Parisian adventure or immerse yourself in Belgium's picturesque Flemish towns which are just a short drive east. You also have the option of a slightly longer drive south to the Loire region, where fairy tale castles reside on serene riverbanks and imposing cathedrals tower over urban landscapes. Why not take a wine tour down the Alsace route or enjoy some sun on the French riviera? Travelling with your car means you can explore even more!

Onboard Experience

Family onboard Dover-Dunkirk


With a sailing time of just 2 hours between Dover and Dunkirk, there is plenty to do onboard whilst you sit back and relax.

Mother and child on ferry from Dover to France

Sail away

Ferry travel is ideal, stress-free way to reach the continent from the UK. The fantastic onboard facilities include bars, restaurants and a shop where you can save up to 30% on perfume, cosmetics, alcohol and more. There's also plenty for kids, including a children's play area and children’s menus in our restaurants. The views of Dover's famous White Cliffs from the deck are unbeatable, too.

Upgrade to Priority Boarding to be one of the first to board and disembark so you can start your holiday sooner. For just £12 you can upgrade to the Premium Lounge and enjoy complimentary refreshments in relaxing surroundings, with newspapers, magazines and stunning sea views. Plus, if you fancy bringing your pet along for your holiday, you can with our Pet Travel scheme!

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