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Long Break
£45 each way
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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.

Stunning French Seaside view

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?

Download the P&O Ferries Mobile App before travelling to make the most of your trip. Available on Google Play and the Apple Store.


To jump aboard a P&O ferry and sail off for a fun-filled France day trip, simply select your chosen date in the farefinder for a quote and once you have made your booking you can start planning what you’d like to do!

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Offer is subject to restricted space, sailings and dates and is subject to limited availability. Shopping Trip sailing times from Dover are from 06:30 AM to 20:15 PM. Cruise A La Carte sailing times from Dover are from 11:00 AM and 19:20 PM inclusive. The offers are for non-landing trips only. Book by 14th January 2018 for travel by 15th January 2018. This offer is bookable via our contact centre only P&O Ferries reserves the right to withdraw this offer without prior notice. Full terms and conditions apply.