Short Break Offers to Europe

A short break away is a great way to escape from life’s everyday stresses, so why not book a return ferry crossing from just £49 return?

Northern Europe is rich with architectural wonders, historical heritage and fantastic culture and is perfect for a mini break.

  • 1, 3 and 5 day return options available
  • Sail Dover to France from just £49 return ​
  • Our best fare option

​​​You must return within 24 hours of your departure.

​​​You must return within 72 hours of your departure.

You must return within 120 hours of your departure. 

If you are heading to Normandy or western France for a short break, why not use our Newhaven-Dieppe route. Return fares for a car and 2 people are available from £98 return. Find out more on our Newhaven-Dieppe page​.​

1-Day return

1-day return

Be in France in under 2 hours and spend the day exploring the beauties that Northern France has to offer. 

The museums and memorials in Dunkirk are a sobering and tasteful tribute to the Second World War. 

Visit Calais’ Opal Coast for beautiful diverse coastline which finds itself surrounded by both sublime cliff sides and plush greenery. Our travel guides have plenty to keep you busy. 

3-day return

3-day return​

France has great cities, beautiful countryside and plenty to do in all seasons. With our 3-day return fares you can explore the beautiful countryside of Normandy and northern France, experience the rugged coastline or lose yourself in the wonderful city streets of Lille or Paris.  And as Belgium is only 20 minutes from Dunkirk, why not head north to one of the country’s gorgeous cities such as Ghent or Bruges.

5-day return

5-day return 

Take your car to the continent for a longer break and you can experience even more. 

Stay in France, or head to Germany, Belgium or Holland and explore the idyllic countryside and beautiful cities of these great countries. 

You could even visit a number of different towns and cities on a touring break. 

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Your routes to France

Dunkirk and Calais are the ideal starting points for a French getaway. From Dunkirk visit the historic city of Lille. Alternatively, arrive in beautiful Bruges in 1 hour or Brussels in under 2 hours.

Calais is perfect for a break to central France or the Northern coastline. With motorway access linking you to major cities and tourist destinations throughout France, you can be in Paris in under 3 hours and Amiens in just 90 minutes.  

Important information

Prices are based on Dover-Dunkirk route. £5 supplement applies to Dover-Calais route. Offer is available on return bookings only for standard cars and up to 9 people and motorcycles / motorcycles with side cars with up to 2 people. £20 supplement applies to bookings made on the day of travel. £10 amendment fees apply each way. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Travel on the sailing before or after your booked crossing time without amendment fee, so long as this does not exceed the allowed timeframe of your booking.

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


It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named again as the World and Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2016 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for 5 years running now, and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years. ​​​