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5 Day Short Break

per car + up to 4 people*


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 to relax yourself into holiday mode.

Plus, when you spend €150 on your return in our Duty Free shop, you’ll get a free day trip** to use for another time!

T&C apply

**This offer excludes cigarettes and tobacco products. Only redeemable on purchases made at Calais and Dunkirk Port Shops

Travel with your vehicle

Unlimited luggage

Reserve & Collect Duty Free

    Book by 31st December 2024, travel by 5th January 2025

    Spend €150 in store & receive a free day trip

    Spend €250 in store & receive a free day trip plus 10% off instantly

    From £129 per car + up to 4 people*

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Terms and Conditions

*Lead in price based on return fare for a standard car carrying up to 4 passengers on Dover-France routes, returning 120 hours post-departure, and including ETS charge as of 1st January 2024.

Journeys are subject to availability and the usual DFDS terms & conditions apply.

Offer terms & conditions apply.


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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 3 day short break, or our day trip to France from £39 return.


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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.

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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.

**This offer excludes cigarettes and tobacco products. Only redeemable on purchases made at Calais Port Shop and Dunkerque Port Shop


Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has once again retained its title as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2024 World Travel Awards.

This accolade wouldn’t have been possible without you, our loyal passengers. Thank you for recognising the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

Your ongoing support is the anchor to our success.

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.