France 3 day return
3 Day Short Break to France
Pack up the car and start exploring with DFDS, on a 3 day short break to France. Whether you’re riding on the back of the Calais Dragon, climbing to the top of its lighthouse or exploring the historical significance of Dunkirk, new experiences across the channel are closer than you think.
Plus when you spend €150 on your return in our Duty Free store, you get a free day trip to use for another time!
Travel with your vehicle
Reserve & Collect Duty Free
Spend €150 in store & receive a free day trip
From £39 for car + 4
Book by 15 October 2022. Travel by 15 December 2022
Travel Guarantee - free cancellations on crossings taken before 30 September 2023
No forms or testing required
How to spend 3 days in France
Our port cities of Calais and Dunkirk are great places to visit, with a host of museums, historic sites and cool cafes to discover.
On a 3 day short break, you can explore more than you think too! Whether you’re looking to discover historical sites, sample some regional cuisine or fancy trying your hand at water sports, there are plenty of opportunities to do that and more in Calais and Dunkirk.
Find more things to do in Calais & Dunkirk on our dedicated Travel Guide pages below:
Duty Free at DFDS
Save up to 50% vs UK high street on premium spirits, wines and beers. Park in your loading lane, visit the Duty Free Shop before you board the ferry and fill your boot with great deals.
You can also browse our products online, reserve what you fancy and collect at a time to suit you. Check out our Reserve & Collect service to reserve your duty free now.
Onboard Experience - Dover-Calais
Relax and unwind on your crossing in the Premium Lounge with complimentary drinks and snacks. To make your crossing even smoother, Priority Boarding allows you to be one of the first to board and disembark. Premium Lounge is only available on selected crossings. Please check before travelling.
Onboard Experience - Dunkirk - Dover
Enjoy your sailing in the peaceful Premium Lounge surroundings as you set sail, taking in the sea views. Priority Boarding can make your crossing even smoother, making you one of the first to board and disembark. Premium Lounge is only available on selected crossings. Please check before travelling.
Ferries to France
With DFDS, it’s easy to sail from Dover to France. Our routes include crossings from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk, as well as Newhaven to Dieppe, all with comfortable onboard facilities so you can really relax and enjoy the journey.
Enjoy a bite to eat and take the kids to the soft play area or even explore outside on deck.
With DFDS your holiday starts as soon as you set sail.
Only vehicle travel is permitted on our Dover - France routes. Foot passengers are not permitted.
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