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Dover to Calais for Foot Passengers - £2.00 return with P&O Ferries

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Just in from TravelZoo....

P&O Ferries has cut the price of day return tickets to France to £2 this summer.

The discounts apply to foot passengers departing midweek (Monday-Thursday) from Dover to Calais until 30 September.

Travelzoo tip: Depart after 8:30 and return before 21:00 to find the lowest fares.

How to book: Click on the link and use the booking engine on the right-hand side of the page. Select 'No vehicle (foot passenger)'. The promotional code summerfootpassenger should already be entered in the promo box.

About Calais: Most people whizz past the port to stock up on booze from nearby hypermarkets, but Calais itself is worth exploring. Take a bus into town, where you can walk along the seafront and venture up the Lighthouse to view the white cliffs of Dover. Other attractions include the Beaux Arts Museum and the 15th-century town hall.

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    Butterflies
    Might be an idea to take the kids on a boat trip during these holidays!
    chalkysoil
    via Daily Mail [ http://www.poferries.com/tourist/content/pages/_reader_offers_dailymail.htm ]

    Foot passenger day trip
    Travel as a foot passenger from Dover to Calais for just £1 Sunday-Thursday and £5 on Fridays and Saturdays. Just depart after 8.25am and return before 7.35pm the same day.

    Afternoon trip for £15
    Depart any time after midday and return before midnight the same day, with your car and up to 9 people when booked online for just £15, Sunday to Friday. A £5 supplement applies for Saturday travel. Dover to Calais only.

    Day trip from £19
    Depart any time and return before midnight the same day, with your car and up to 9 people from Dover to Calais for just £19. A £10 supplement applies to Saturday travel.

    We went over on 10th July on the 12.15 boat and this offer was working fine for cars then. Bought our tobacco & tinned beer on the boat and a crew person took it down to the car boot for us. I think the prices are the same on the ferry (except for special offers) as in France. We drove along the coast in a Boulogne direction and stopped at several beaches & cliffs - free car parking :) Picniked and enjoyed the scenery - national Park and loads of flowers in the villages.
    If going as footpassenger factor in the cost of carparking at Dover. I don't know of any longterm free parking within miles of the ferry.
    Butterflies
    Thanks chalkysoil - have some rep for your info and effort!
    skybooks
    All august dates I tried for day trip came back as;

    ALERT
    Sorry, prices for your selected date are not yet available online. Please phone our call centre for more information.

    Update: I did manage to find some dates that do work for £20.
    Lam
    Lam4 years, 9 months ago #5Show comment tools Reply
    as reported in the Daily Mail 2 days ago
    Migrant gangs in Calais are targeting British holidaymakers in terrifying 'highway robberies'.
    Would-be illegal immigrants are forming human roadblocks to force motorists passing through the French port town to stop.
    Travellers are then robbed at knifepoint by the migrants, who are desperate for funds to help them sneak into the UK.

    Last night police in Calais issued a warning to the nine million Britons a year who pass through Calais - the equivalent of 25,000 every day.
    They urged motorists to keep their windows closed and doors locked until they are safely inside the ferry terminal.
    Officers said they had received several reports from holidaymakers of having to 'run a gauntlet' of migrants between the town and the ferry port.
    One British couple reported being forced to stop by bedraggled refugees on the port approach road last week.
    A Calais police spokesman said: 'Frontier police received a report from a British couple who said the gang formed a human chain across the road to stop them.
    'Around six of them then surrounded the car and waved a knife in the male driver's face and demanded cash. He threw his wallet out of the window and sped off. The refugees fled into the woods on foot.'

    Police said several days later another British family ploughed through a refugee roadblock, knocking down and injuring one of the migrants.
    Robert Moncrieff, 80, following in a car close behind, said: 'There was a refugee lying in the road who looked injured. He was surrounded by several of his accomplices.
    'We drove straight past and when we reached the port, the driver told us the refugees had tried to flag him down but he had driven through them and knocked one over.'
    The police spokesman added: 'We advise drivers to drive slowly at anyone blocking the road, giving the clear intention you do not want to be stopped.
    'If the road remains blocked, keep the windows closed and doors locked, and call the police. Drivers should take any opportunity to drive away once the road is clear.'
    He added: 'We are stepping up security and police patrols in the area around the port, especially over the busy summer months.'
    BorisTheSpider
    Lam
    as reported in the Daily Mail 2 days ago
    Migrant gangs in Calais are targeting British holidaymakers in terrifying 'highway robberies'.
    Would-be illegal immigrants are forming human roadblocks to force motorists passing through the French port town to stop.
    Travellers are then robbed at knifepoint by the migrants, who are desperate for funds to help them sneak into the UK.

    Last night police in Calais issued a warning to the nine million Britons a year who pass through Calais - the equivalent of 25,000 every day.
    They urged motorists to keep their windows closed and doors locked until they are safely inside the ferry terminal.
    Officers said they had received several reports from holidaymakers of having to 'run a gauntlet' of migrants between the town and the ferry port.
    One British couple reported being forced to stop by bedraggled refugees on the port approach road last week.
    A Calais police spokesman said: 'Frontier police received a report from a British couple who said the gang formed a human chain across the road to stop them.
    'Around six of them then surrounded the car and waved a knife in the male driver's face and demanded cash. He threw his wallet out of the window and sped off. The refugees fled into the woods on foot.'

    Police said several days later another British family ploughed through a refugee roadblock, knocking down and injuring one of the migrants.
    Robert Moncrieff, 80, following in a car close behind, said: 'There was a refugee lying in the road who looked injured. He was surrounded by several of his accomplices.
    'We drove straight past and when we reached the port, the driver told us the refugees had tried to flag him down but he had driven through them and knocked one over.'
    The police spokesman added: 'We advise drivers to drive slowly at anyone blocking the road, giving the clear intention you do not want to be stopped.
    'If the road remains blocked, keep the windows closed and doors locked, and call the police. Drivers should take any opportunity to drive away once the road is clear.'
    He added: 'We are stepping up security and police patrols in the area around the port, especially over the busy summer months.'


    That would certainly ruin a day out!
    kerry4dean
    is there any thing to do around Calais ? and is there a bus that takes you ?
    Mum2ConnornCerys
    Surprised at above,usually seems so quiet there,I normally walk out the port and there is nobody about really,lots people seem to go by car,then I keep walking along till I further in,then I get the free buses they put on,usually hop on along from the Holiday Inn and can go in to the main town centre part,or sometimes I'll get a paid bus to Cite Europe.
    Mum2ConnornCerys
    kerry4dean
    is there any thing to do around Calais ? and is there a bus that takes you ?


    There is a bus from the ferry port to take you to the town centre,but I'm happy to take a walk along as usually been a good dry warm day when I've been across. Usually about 15mins or so walk,then you can hop on the free buses that run very frequently up and down,further you go down near the theatre,there is a small indoor shopping mall,there's a Champion supermarket in there.
    There a lot of bus services ( paid but reasonable ) out to Auchan or Cite Eruope,Cite Europe worth going for shopping,makes a change from here anyway,bought some unusual items last Summer in Cite Europe.

    Oh I'm not interested to go for fags or booze or either,just a bit of clothes shopping etc.
    Chester Tay
    Lam
    as reported in the Daily Mail 2 days ago
    Migrant gangs in Calais are targeting British holidaymakers in terrifying 'highway robberies'.
    Would-be illegal immigrants are forming human roadblocks to force motorists passing through the French port town to stop.
    Travellers are then robbed at knifepoint by the migrants, who are desperate for funds to help them sneak into the UK.

    Last night police in Calais issued a warning to the nine million Britons a year who pass through Calais - the equivalent of 25,000 every day.
    They urged motorists to keep their windows closed and doors locked until they are safely inside the ferry terminal.
    Officers said they had received several reports from holidaymakers of having to 'run a gauntlet' of migrants between the town and the ferry port.
    One British couple reported being forced to stop by bedraggled refugees on the port approach road last week.
    A Calais police spokesman said: 'Frontier police received a report from a British couple who said the gang formed a human chain across the road to stop them.
    'Around six of them then surrounded the car and waved a knife in the male driver's face and demanded cash. He threw his wallet out of the window and sped off. The refugees fled into the woods on foot.'

    Police said several days later another British family ploughed through a refugee roadblock, knocking down and injuring one of the migrants.
    Robert Moncrieff, 80, following in a car close behind, said: 'There was a refugee lying in the road who looked injured. He was surrounded by several of his accomplices.
    'We drove straight past and when we reached the port, the driver told us the refugees had tried to flag him down but he had driven through them and knocked one over.'
    The police spokesman added: 'We advise drivers to drive slowly at anyone blocking the road, giving the clear intention you do not want to be stopped.
    'If the road remains blocked, keep the windows closed and doors locked, and call the police. Drivers should take any opportunity to drive away once the road is clear.'
    He added: 'We are stepping up security and police patrols in the area around the port, especially over the busy summer months.'


    Just dont stop, run em over
    MrHappy37
    I dont understand why the french police say drive slowly at them? This would warn them and they would move, so you would probably miss them:roll:
    NattyD
    I go to calais alot for day trips, and went last month and have never seen so many illegal immigrants, they walk along the motorway, and lay on the sides of the road, Its fine when you are going fast, they cannot walk out in front of you, I didnt realise that they did this sort of thing, i will just keep car windows and doors locked when I go, thanks for the info :)
    Shengis
    NattyD
    I go to calais alot for day trips, and went last month and have never seen so many illegal immigrants, they walk along the motorway, and lay on the sides of the road


    You sure they weren't just the local french people? :lol:
    NattyD
    Yep sure, my dads french so im sure:thumbsup:
    rdann
    The police spokesman added: 'We advise drivers to drive slowly at anyone blocking the road, giving the clear intention you do not want to be stopped.
    'If the road remains blocked, keep the windows closed and doors locked, and "call the police" Drivers should take any opportunity to drive away once the road is clear.'

    So the advice is to phone the French police if you have a wall of immigrants across the road, blocking your transit and waving a knife. So what number would that be 999!!!
    jimruss
    NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!
    Calias is a immigrant sh*t hole, I was there in May, by accident we drove around calais after departing the ferry, oh my God!!! Its is teeming with dodgy looking blokes, forgetaboutit!!!
    You'd have to pay me danger money to go there!!!
    timwishart
    Can't seem to find any for tomorrow for less than £30 for a car or am I missing something?
    simonbrowne
    Time to put the bull bars back on the car.
    chalkysoil
    ****I've been fiddling around with different times and dates and have realised that I have to close the P & O page and reclick the daily mail link each time I search or it doesn't give the discount, which is up to £5


    Just had a look for 27th July it's offered 9.15 out at £12 and 20.40 ( french time = 19.40 English) back at £12 total £24 for a car and 2 + people

    6am out is £10, back at 20.40 is £15, total £25

    Outward Dover - Calais Wed 29 Jul 2009 13:45 £10.00
    Return Calais - Dover Wed 29 Jul 2009 22:20 £15.00 = £25

    Outward Dover - Calais Wed 29 Jul 2009 12:15 £10.00 via daily mail link
    Return Calais - Dover Wed 29 Jul 2009 22:20 £10.00 =£20
    Includes 2 adults , 2 children , Car


    Outward Dover - Calais Wed 29 Jul 2009 07:45 £12.00
    Return Calais - Dover Wed 29 Jul 2009 20:40 £12.00 =£24 via daily mail link

    Includes 2 adults , 2 children , Car


    Outward Dover - Calais Wed 12 Aug 2009 05:55 £10.00
    Return Calais - Dover Wed 12 Aug 2009 20:40 £15.00 = £25

    we saw asylum seekers on the way back to the port, they were walking in a long straggle carrying carrier bags that looked like they'd been given by the red cross with fruit etc in them. No worse than Dover though.
    chalkysoil
    via daily mail link

    Outward Dover - Calais Tue 28 Jul 2009 08:30 £2.00
    Return Calais - Dover Tue 28 Jul 2009 20:40 £2.00
    Includes 2 adults , 2 children , No vehicle (foot passenger) = £4

    Outward Dover - Calais Tue 28 Jul 2009 08:30 £12.00
    Return Calais - Dover Tue 28 Jul 2009 20:40 £12.00
    Includes 2 adults , 2 children , Car =£24

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