Congratulations on your free return ferry crossing day trip to France. There are three fantastic Pidou superstores, located in Calais, Dunkirk and Marck, all of which are within easy driving distance from our ports. Treat yourself to​ delicious wines and liquors and you’ll get a free return day trip from Dover to Dunkirk or Calais. ​​

  • Free return day trip to Dunkirk or Calais
  • No luggage restrictions
  • Up to 54 sailings daily

How to redeem your ferry crossing

Ensure you have your unique voucher code from Pidou. Call DFDS on 0871 8822311 to make your booking quoting PIDOU. Make your booking as early as possible before you travel. 

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Boasting over 30 years in shopping across the English Channel, Pidou is a wine superstore that offers a massive selection of wine, beer and spirits at amazing prices. Three locations mean that no matter where you’re headed on the continent, it’s easy to find one nearby when you’re arriving or departing.

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Ferries to France

The short ferry crossings from Dover to Dunkirk and Calais take 2 hours and 90 minutes, respectively. Plus, once you arrive you can take advantage of France’s excellent motorway system. Our French ports in Dunkirk and Calais are an ideal starting point for a day trip, with cities like Lille and Arras within a short drive, as well as miles upon miles of stunning coastline.

Ferries to France

Available for cars up to 2.2m high only. Bookings on the day of departure incur a £20 same day fee. Maximum stay in France is 24 hours. If customers are late returning a new ticket will need to be purchased. Crossings before 3 September will incur a £20 supplement, each way. Booking amendments require a £10 supplement. Excluded dates: Ex Dover: 25-28 July, 3-4 Aug, 10-11 Aug, 19-20 Oct, 20-23 Dec. Ex France: 25-27 Aug, 31 Aug-3 Sep, 28 Oct, 20-23 Dec. Standard premium telephone charges apply.


We are Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2019 & the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2018!​​