Short Break Return Fares to France

A short break is the perfect way to rejuvenate, giving you a chance to explore new cultures, countries and cities. Well, our short break crossings mean you can travel from Dover to Dunkirk or Calais and back from just £35, return, with 1, 3 and 5 day options available. Plus, you can return on either route, no matter which you sailed out on.

  • 1, 3 and 5-day return options available from £35, return
  • Sail from Dover to Dunkirk or Calais
  • Selected dates until 15 Dec 2018
  • Save up to 50% compared to regular fares​
You must return within 1 day of your departure.
​You must return within 3 days of your departure.
You must return within 5 days of your departure.

Day return

Day Return

Arrive in France and spend your day exploring the hundreds of kilometres of stunning northern coastline, and beautiful port towns such as Boulogne-sur-Mer. 

Stay local and visit the poignant memorials and museums in Dunkirk, or discover the outstanding scenery at Calais’ beaches. You could even do a spot of shopping in the hypermarkets close to port.

Shopping in France

3-day return

3-Day Return

Our 3-day return offer gives you a little longer to discover France’s charm, or even head to Belgium. Enjoy the historical heritage in the medieval towns of Bergues and Lille. Lille’s charming town squares and Flemish architecture. Visit Lens for the spectacular museum, the Louvre-Lens, a World Heritage Site with both permanent and temporary exhibitions and beautiful gardens.

Travel guides​

5-day return

5-Day Return

Our longest option gives you the ultimate freedom to explore Europe with a short break. The Ancient Forum of Bavay, close the Belgian border, is perfect for history buffs, as it is the largest Roman forum in France, there’s an accompanying museum, too. The quaint centre of Arras is rich in culture, with a town hall that is now a World Heritage Site, wartime museums and picturesque surrounding landscapes.

Arras travel guide

Onboard facilities

Onboard Facilties

Our onboard facilities ensure your journey flies by. Our restaurants offer everything from filling hot meals to lighter bites and sweet treats, or you can head straight to the bar for a drink and take in the panoramic scenes. There’s also our onboard shop, arcade games and soft play area for the kids. Don’t forget to head out on deck and enjoy the views of the famous White Cliffs, as well as the fresh sea air.

Onboard facilities​

Important information

From prices shown are based on Dover-Dunkirk route. £5 supplement applies to Calais route. Offer is available on return bookings only for cars 2.35m high and up to 9 people and motorcycles / motorcycles with side cars with up to 2 people. Outward journey must start in Dover. £20 supplement applies to bookings made on the day of travel. £10 amendment fees apply each way.

​​​Prices are subject to availability and offers may be withdrawn at any time. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions​ apply.


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