5 Day Short Break
5 DAY SHORT BREAK TO FRANCE
Looking for the perfect way to explore the beautiful landscapes and culture of France? DFDS's 5 day short break is perfect for those looking to unwind whilst you spend five days exploring the charming villages, delicious cuisine and culture that France has to offer.
Our 5 day short break from Dover to France offers all the convenience, affordability and adventure but with more time to relax yourself into ‘holiday mode’.
Plus, when you spend €150 on your return in our Duty Free store, you’ll get a free day trip to use for another time!
Travel with your vehicle
Reserve & Collect Duty Free
Book by 8 July 2023, travel by 13 July 2023
From £129 for car + 4 people
Spend €150 in store & receive a free day trip
How to Spend 5 Days in France
With five days to spend in France, your holiday possibilities are endless. Starting from our port cities of Calais and Dunkirk, you can quickly and easily discover some of the country's most charming destinations. Head to the picturesque town of Lille for a taste of traditional French culture or, if you're looking for a beachside retreat, the charming seaside town of Le Touquet is the perfect destination for those seeking a mix of relaxation and adventure.
For those wanting to venture further afield, the stunning city of Paris is just a few hours' drive from both ports, or consider embarking on a more spontaneous and adventurous experience, with a 5-day road trip through France or Belgium.
Find the best things to do in France and more on our dedicated Travel Guide pages below.
Fancy a shorter stay? Take a look at our Duty Free Day Trip from just £39, or our 3 day short break from just £99.
Ferries to France
Embark on an effortless journey from the UK to France with DFDS.
Our convenient routes include crossings from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk, and Newhaven to Dieppe, all featuring comfortable onboard facilities that let you unwind and truly enjoy your journey.
Relax with a tasty meal while your kids burn off some steam in our soft play area, or head out to the deck to soak up the fresh sea air.
With DFDS, your holiday begins the moment you step onboard.
Only vehicle travel is permitted on our Dover – France routes. Foot passengers are not permitted.
Our Routes to France
Shop Duty Free
Make the most of your return journey by visiting our Duty Free shops at our Calais and Dunkirk ports before you board the ferry home. You could save up to 50% compared to UK high street prices on premium spirits, wines and beers, meaning it’s the perfect chance to stock up on your favourites!
But it gets even better… spend €150 in store and you'll get a free day trip to France to use in the future. So, whether there’s more you want to explore in the local region, or you’re returning to the shop for more amazing deals, we've got you covered.
Don't have time to browse in store? No problem! Check out our Reserve & Collect service online to reserve your duty free items and collect them at a time that suits you.
Stop by our Duty Free shops after your break and make your journey home even more enjoyable.
Vote for DFDS
We are proud to have been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2023 by the World Travel Awards.
This year, we’re taking a moment to celebrate and recognise the reasons why we continue to get nominated – and win this award – year after year… the amazing people behind every journey.
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