3 Day Short Break France - Hero-1

3 Day Short Break

for car + 4

3 Day Short Break to France

Pack up the car and start exploring with DFDS on a short break to France. Whether you're shopping at local markets or exploring the history of Dunkirk, with DFDS new experiences across the channel are closer than you think.

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!

Fancy a longer stay? Take a look at our 5-day short break from just £129.

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Travel with your vehicle

Unlimited luggage

Reserve & Collect Duty Free

    Book by 11 December 2023, travel by 14 December 2023

    Spend €150 in store & receive a free day trip

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

    From £99 for car + 4 people

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

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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 break, you can explore more than you think! 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. Or why not head further down the coast for a 3 day beach break?

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 a fusion of vibrant culture and delicious cuisine.

Find the best things to do in France and more on our dedicated Travel Guide pages below.


Duty Free
Couple buying Duty Free goods
Shopping onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam
Duty Free onboard
In the duty free shop

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.

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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.

Nominee for Europes Leading Ferry Operator 2023

Behind Every Journey

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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