DAY TRIP TO FRANCE
Go on a little adventure with our Day Trip Explorer from £35* and drive off the ferry at Calais to enjoy a whole day away with your family and friends to explore the beauty of France
Calais and the Hauts-de France region of northern France are just a 90 minute ferry journey from Dover which means that you can be enjoying your day trip in no time at all, and even though it is often just thought of as the gateway to France this area has a lot to offer its day trip guests.
With a whole variety of things to do for those who love looking at art, trying different food, and visiting historical sites, a day trip to the Hauts-de France region also provides the opportunity to view stunning scenery including forests, farmland, beaches, and chalk cliffs.
Interested in war history? This France day trip would be perfect for you too as there are plenty of sites to explore. You could visit the famous Dunkirk beach which is just a 40 minute drive from Calais, the La Coupole World War 2 bunker built by Nazi Germany to launch rockets at southern England, and Les Boves Caves which were used to hide 24,000 British troops in World War 1.
Just over an hour from Calais is beautiful Lille which offers a great cultural experience with its cobbled streets lined with bars and bistros, plus plenty of shopping opportunities too. In addition to this it boasts impressive nightlife which may be of interest if you were planning to extend your France day trip.
Not only will you have a fantastic time when you get to France, but your journey will be great too. Why no pick up some great offers in our on board shop, enjoy a delicious meal in The Brasserie, or book a space in the Club Lounge so you can travel in complete luxury?
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