Dunkirk Pier

France 3 day return

for car + 4

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!

Fancy a shorter stay? Take a look at our Duty Free Day Trip from just £39.

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Travel with your vehicle

Unlimited luggage

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

DFDS Delft Seaways


Calais Dragon
Cap de Nez

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.

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Duty Free at DFDS

Before you drive onboard for your return journey, don’t forget to stop by our Duty Free Shops at our Calais and Dunkirk ports.

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

Onboard Experience - Dunkirk - Dover

Cote D'Opale

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.

WTA Winner 2022

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!

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