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

Last Updated:
15 Apr
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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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'Free' £24 wine with P&O £23 Dover-Calais day return*Book online to get six 'free' bottles of wine with cross-Channel trip

Sun - Fri

You can get six 'free' bottles of wine (usually £4 each) when you book a P&O Ferries* Dover to Calais day return for a car and up to nine people from £23 (usually £30 - £60 rtn).

Here's how to get the six 'free' bottles of wine:

  • Enter the code winedt (or check if it's automatically been added to the promotional code box) when you book.
  • Show your voucher (issued at check-in) to the ferry shop staff on the outward journey only to get six bottles of Piat D'or red, white or rose wine.
  • You can mix and match the red, white or rose wine.

What you need to know about the £23 day return:

  • You have to book by Mon 21 Apr - the final trip date is Fri 9 May.
  • It's valid on Sun-Fri journeys (Saturday sailings cost an extra £5) only for a car and up to nine passengers heading from Dover to Calais only (not France to UK).
  • Book online. Phone bookings on 08716 646 464 carry an extra £5 fee.
  • Pay with a debit card if possible as credit cards carry a £4 fee.
  • The offer excludes travel on Sun 20 and Mon 21 Apr. 
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P&O says there are thousands of journeys available per day, showing up as £11.50 each way, and all eligible bookings will receive the 'free' case of wine. The earliest ferry out is at 12.45am and the latest inbound ferry leaves Calais at 11.25pm.

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Eurotunnel swap Tesco Clubcard points*£10 of Tesco Clubcard points can be swapped 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.
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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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