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Cheap France Day Trips Discounts & sales incl P&O 'free' wine with £23 day rtn

Last updated: 15 Apr 2014
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    Ooh la la! You can hop over to France for a few hours or a day, whether on the boat or by train.

    This is a list of super-cheap French trip deals so you can say "au revoir!" to expensive Channel crossings. Routes include Dover to Calais or Dunkirk by ferry and London to Paris/Brussels/Amsterdam via coach.


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    P&O logoP&O £25 Dover-Calais car day-rtn & 6 bottles of wine*Mon, Fri and Sun crossings for travel till 22 Oct

    11 days left

    If you’re looking to make a day trip across the Channel in the next few weeks, you may want to grab this deal before it sails. Go via this P&O Ferries* link and use the code WINEDT to get six 'free' bottles of wine (norm £30) when you book a Dover to Calais day return for a car and up to nine people from £25.

    The cheapest standard return day trip ticket is £25, so when you factor in the six bottles of Vive La Vie wine worth £30, this works out as a corking offer if you’re heading over to stock up on booze anyway. Please be Drinkaware.

    Not every £25 ticket is included in this deal, but when we looked we found the majority of sailings at this price had promotional tickets.

    Key need-to-knows

    • You have to book by 11.59pm on Thu 15 Oct for travel until Thu 22 Oct.
    • £25 return valid on Mon, Fri and Sun only (Tue £30, Wed and Thu not available, Sat £35).
    • Look out for tickets marked 'Promotion', you may need to be flexible.
    • Booking must be made more than 24 hours prior to departure.
    • Tickets are non-amendable and non-refundable.

    How to get the six 'free' bottles of wine:

    • Book a ticket marked ‘Promotion’ via the link above and enter the code WINEDT.
    • Show your voucher (issued at check-in) to the ferry shop staff on the outward journey only to get six bottles of Vive La Vie red, white or rose wine.
    • You can't mix and match the red, white or rose wine.
    More info

    Up to nine people can travel together in one car. The earliest ferry out is at 00.50am and the latest inbound ferry leaves Calais at 11.35pm.

    Excludes foot passengers, cyclists, minibuses, motorhomes, motorcycles, vans and caravans/trailers. Pets are also excluded.

    If your chosen wine is unavailable, P&O Ferries will offer a substitute wine. Tickets are subject to availability.

    Phone bookings are subject to a £5 booking fee.

    Eurotunnel Le Shuttle logoEurotunnel swap Tesco Clubcard points*Swap £10 of Tesco Clubcard points for £30 Eurotunnel vouchers

    From Folkestone
    Go online to Tesco* to convert your Clubcard vouchers. Tesco will send you an email token code within 24hrs.

    Once you've got your code, make a booking by ringing 08448 79 70 88. Travel tokens can be used as full or part payment, but you won't get change; the remainder goes back on your Clubcard. Simply pay any extra on a debit or credit card (there are no fees).

    Finally, be sure to arrive 30 minutes before your departure time.
    MSE Michael says:

    Spend Tesco points in-store and they're worth 1p, yet convert them to Tesco Rewards and they can be worth three or four times that value (see Boost Tesco points for details). Plus find old Tesco points you may not have spent. Read the Find Lost Tesco Points guide.

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    Reward tokens can't be refunded, transferred or exchanged, used in conjunction with any other offers, Eurotunnel products such as insurance or travelling with a pet or with the frequent traveller programme or flexi plus tickets.

    See the full T&Cs and Eurotunnel for more info.
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