If you’re a regular traveller to France, a great way to save money is to take advantage of frequent traveller offers on the ferries. You’ll need to buy a set amount of tickets in advance for which the price is fixed but there can be terms and conditions which you must check to see if there are additional charges for travelling at peak times.
Dover Calais ferry route travel frequent traveller offers
P&O Ferries offer frequent traveller tickets at a value price. They will allow for transfer to friends and family for a £10.00 administration fee which can save visitors a lot of money. The transfer must be arranged before travelling – not at the port (check the website for terms and conditions).
DFDS also offer frequent traveller tickets at great value.
P&O Ferries sometimes offer family foot passenger day trips. Travel as foot passengers from Sunday – Friday for up to 2 adults and 3 children for a bargain price, or travel on Saturdays for a higher rate. You can add more travellers to the group at saver rates.
Calais offers a great deal of cultural heritage – with museums including the excellent Lace Museum, a lighthouse and of course one of August Rodin’s most famous statues – The Six Burghers of Calais, which you’ll find in front of the town hall and UNESCO status belfry. Look closely and you will see that Calais is really three towns in one: Calais Nord, Calais Sud and Calais Ouest. Calais Nord is the old part of town and harbour area. It is home to rue Royale considered to be of the smarter shopping streets with quite a few boutique style shops, a tea room, brasseries and excellent restaurants. Calais Sud, separated from the old town by canals, is the main town centre with its landmark belfry and with a variety of shops, department stores and shopping centres. Calais Ouest is home to Cité Europe shopping mall and Marques Avenue factory shopping complex.
See our top ten things to do in Calais
Day trip for foot passengers – ideas and recommendations
Shopping in Calais
Don’t miss: Calais Lace Museum