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 shopping at local markets, riding on the back of the Calais Dragon 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
Book by 30 March 2023. Travel by 31 March 2023
Spend €150 in store & receive a free day trip
From £99 for car + 4
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 cosy cafes to discover.
On a 3 day short break, you can explore more than you think too! Whether you’re looking to sample some regional cuisine, shop at the local markets or discover historical sites, there are plenty of opportunities to do that and more in Calais and Dunkirk.
Plus, all our ports have great transport links to wider Europe. Belgium is less than 30 minutes from Dunkirk port - the perfect place to indulge in some rich hot chocolate this winter!
Find more things to do on our dedicated Travel Guide pages below.
Duty Free at DFDS
With savings of up to 50% vs UK high street on premium spirits, wines and beers, it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up!
What’s more? If you spend €150 in the DFDS Duty Free store and you’ll receive a free day trip to France!
Travel again, on us to explore the local region, or return to the shop to re-fill your boot with brilliant 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.
Award Winning Ferry Crossings
We are proud to have been voted World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2022 at this year’s World Travel Awards for the 12th year in a row! We have also won Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2022 and World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021-2022.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us and voted for us for over 12 years. Let’s sail the seas together with world class service!