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Cheap day trips to France from only £24 per person


Bustling with activity, Caen is a vibrant and attractive city on the River Orne in Normandy. Discover more with our 24 hours in Caen Guide.


Cherbourg, in Normandy, is a port town with a seafaring history second to none. Discover more with our 24 hours in Cherbourg Guide.

Le Havre

Le Havre, in Normandy, is one of Europe's busiest ports, and a highly multicultural city. Discover more with our 24 hours in Le Havre Guide.

Perfect for Christmas shopping

Whether you want to stock up on your favourite French treats for Christmas or find that something extra special for your loved ones here's some great itinerary ideas.

Portsmouth to St Malo - Enjoy two relaxing nights on board when you sail overnight Monday, return overnight Tuesday; or sail overnight Friday, return overnight Saturday

Portsmouth to Caen - Sail overnight, return the following day, every day (excluding Fridays)

Poole to Cherbourg - Sail early morning, return on the same day; or return overnight, on selected days

Plymouth to Roscoff - Sail overnight Friday, return Saturday evening

Plan your own itinerary, view our timetables.

Delightful destinations for your day trip to France

Ferry routes to France

With our special day trip offer to France you can sail from Portsmouth, Poole or Plymouth to our ports in Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo, Le Havre or Roscoff and enjoy up to 29 hours away.

Explore our beautiful port towns, go shopping for the day or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. With options of a same day return or overnight crossings, you can take the whole day. You can even take your car on this day trip for just £30 extra.

  • Sail from either Portsmouth, Poole or Plymouth
  • Sailing to Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo, Le Havre or Roscoff
  • Same day or overnight crossings with discounted seats and cabins
  • Spend up to 29 hours in France
  • Mix and match our ferry routes
  • Take your car from as little as £30

What's more, all of our ferry routes can be mixed and matched to suit your plans so you can choose to return via a different port if you wish.

Travel dates

This day trip offer to France is valid for travel until 23 March 2016.


Friday 4 December Portsmouth to St Malo. Saturday 5 December St Malo to Portsmouth.
Friday 12 February Portsmouth to St Malo. Saturday 13 February St Malo to Portsmouth.
All sailings 19 December - 5 January inclusive.

Day Trip Terms and conditions

Vehicles over 6m and/ or 2.6m high, trailers and caravans are excluded. Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance of travel. 10% discount on the above fares for Club Voyage members. There is no Club Voyage breakfast allowance or cabin savings included with this fare. A minimum of 2 persons are required/charged with vehicle accompanied bookings excluding Motorcycles and Bicycles. Offer subject to availability. Promotional Terms and Conditions apply.

St Malo

The beautiful city of St Malo in Brittany curves out to sea on a stunning natural harbour. Discover more with our 24 hours in St Malo Guide.


A picturesque fishing village, Roscoff is an idyllic introduction to Brittany's rustic charms. Discover more with our 24 hours in Roscoff Guide.

Guides to 24 hours in France
Day trip prices
Per passenger£24 return
Car (5m long x 1.83m high) *minimum 2 persons£30 return
Motorcycle£18 return
Bicycle£7 return
*A minimum of 2 persons are required/charged with vehicle accompanied bookings excluding motorcycles and bicycles
Accommodation prices
Reserved SeatsUp to 23 MarchFree
Cabins*Up to 23 March50% Off50% Off
*(Excluding Commodore, De Luxe, Club 4+ & Club.)
Day trip supplements
Vehicles over 5m long,
not exceeding 6m
Vehicles over 1.83m high,
not exceeding 2.6m

Friday overnight crossings departing from the UK until 11 December£6 per person, £6 per vehicle