​School & Youth Ferry Trips

Taking a ferry to Europe with a school or youth group is a lot easier than you may think with DFDS Seaways. We can arrange a fun and comfortable crossing to Europe with great prices, including taking your own bus or coach. Special Meal Package:           
  • Youth groups with ratio of 1:10 adults to students can dine for £18.90pp each way          
  • Includes soft drink, breakfast and dinner buffets (available for students up to 21 years of age)

Our vehicle ferries are the ideal option if you’re looking to take a large group on a trip to Europe, especially schools or youth groups. Our dedicated groups booking team can make special arrangements for you if you wish, including meal packages to keep costs down as much as possible. We’re confident that as soon as you step on board, your whole group will enjoy the mix of entertainment and facilities on our well equipped cruise ferries. 

We have a route available from the UK - Ferries to and from Holland (Amsterdam) , as well as an additional ferry between Copenhagen and Oslo if you’re looking to travel further into Denmark and Norway. Choose to take cars, coaches, vans, motorbikes or even bicycles on your trip and enjoy travelling through Europe at your own pace. 

Convenient ferry crossings 

We aim to send you off on your trip with as much ease as possible and our ferry timetables are devised on this, as we hope to provide your group with a relaxing overnight crossing at a time that suits you. 
Ferries to and from Holland leave daily in both directions and open up mainland routes on towards Germany, Belgium and France. For those looking to explore further, the ferry between Copenhagen and Oslo provides further access to Norway and Sweden- the choice really is yours to be as adventurous as you wish! 

Your time onboard 

Our ferries are well equipped to keep you both comfortable and entertained, so we hope that as soon as you step on board you’ll start to get that holiday feeling. 

Entertainment for all 

Groups travelling to Europe are well catered for with a mix of onboard entertainment. The Kidz’ Club will keep little ones busy with a mix of games and even a ball pool, while teenagers will enjoy the onboard cinemas available on some of our ferries (route dependant). The sea shops are also a great place to spend some time and stock up on souvenirs. ​

Enjoy a delicious meal 

Particular attention is paid to food on our ferries- as our talented chefs’ serve up fresh options to suit all taste buds. There’s a range of dishes available, from all you can eat buffets to delicious steaks and extra special à la carte options.
For groups, meals are available for a wide range of ages and bookings are discounted where the ratio of adults to young passengers is 1/10 or greater. Speak to our dedicated groups team to find out about discounted prices and special requirements including seating arrangements.​

Driving Distances 

The beauty of taking your vehicle with you on your group trip to Europe is that you can be as adventurous and spontaneous as you wish. With such a great mix of destinations right at your fingertips, it’s never been so easy to take a European road trip. 
Distances from IJmuiden, Amsterdam port to:
Distance: ​Estimated time: 
Brussels​139 miles  ​2 hours 24 mins
Hamburg​306 miles​4 hours 44 mins  
​Paris ​ 328 miles​5 hours 28 mins
​Berlin​427 miles  ​6 hours 34 mins  
Distances from Copenhagen, Denmark port to:
Distance:Estimated time:
​Gothenburg​169 miles​3 hours 14 mins
​Hamburg ​207 miles​4 hours 7 mins
Aalborg​257 miles​4 hours 22 mins  
Berlin​272 miles  ​5 hours 22 mins
Distances from Oslo, Norway port to:
​Distance:Estimated time:
​Kristiansand ​200 miles​3 hours 53 mins  
​Stavanger​283 miles​6 hours 33 mins
​Bergen​310 miles​6 hours 46 mins
​Tromsø​1022 miles​21 hours 55 mins

 Please note distance and times based on Google maps. 


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It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named as Europe's and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator in the 2015 World Travel Awards. We've won these awards for 5 years running.​