Day trip to France + 6 Bottles of wine from £29pp RETURN @ P&O Ferries
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Day trip to France + 6 Bottles of wine from £29pp RETURN @ P&O Ferries

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SuperEd
Found 17th Feb 2016
Not bad at all, day in France (Dover/Calais) Various dates / times to choose from. - Screenshot showing code working and £29 price in 1st post

Edit some showing at £25 return (Thanks Kimbo87)

Book from 17th February – 23rd March 2016
Travel from 18th February - 24th March 2016
Excludes 20 and 21 Feb
Daytrips can only be booked within 28 days of travel

use code FREEWINE on page.
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Original Poster SuperEd
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Edited by: "goonertillidie" 17th Feb 2016
Even cheaper crossings at £12.50 each way = £25.00 total
Original Poster SuperEd
kimbo87

Even cheaper crossings at £12.50 each way = £25.00 total



Even better, was thinking about the wine

Will update, thanks very much
I have a friend who often goes over to France on the ferry and gets the free wine every time! It's legit
Calais to Dover on both legs. Are you planning to swim there to catch the ferry back?
Spend £300 and crossing is FREE pidou.com/
Heat.... I have been waiting for this deal again, have combined it with a day out in thw past. It's a bonus with free wine as well.
Used this offer many times. Used to be 23 pounds. Everything is getting more and more expensive :-(
Bin Laden likes this
What's Calais like as a place?!
Used to be a nice provincial French town, alas no more......
You can get to some nice little French towns by driving about 20 minutes outside Calais. You don't have to stay there...
RockyRobin

What's Calais like as a place?!




I had my car passenger door window smashed and a jacket stolen outside the town hall on the main road.

it used to be a nice place for a meal and getting wine. cigs have always been cheaper up the coast in Belgium about 45 mins away.

I don't go any more due to the migrants. you also get French strikers block the port with burning tyres at random. so go and get back 12 hours late too.
There was a time when this included breakfast too! These trips are great and the wine is a decent reputable brand. Although had to laugh at the morons who do this trip and stay on the ferry and sale straight back - "wouldn't catch me stepping foot on the Continent!"
This is a good deal, but I bought the £23 return Eurotunnel deal, actually going tomoz, sod siting on a boat for 4 hours return and waiting like 20 mins to get off the boat just to get 6 bottles of wine. Eurotunnel all the way much quicker and easier, but a fantastic deal if u like the open seas or even English Channel
Got this wine when the deal was on in November last year. It's 9% and is just about drinkable. Maybe get the red and mull it next Xmas!
Is there much to do on a Sunday? I seem to recall the whole of France closing down for Sundays.
I can't understand why you'd settle for the cheapest nastiest wine if the prices in France are so cheap? £2 per bottle for branded plonk here:

calaiswine.co.uk/cha…ole
Why both trips are Calais to Dover?
Devro

Is there much to do on a Sunday? I seem to recall the whole of France … Is there much to do on a Sunday? I seem to recall the whole of France closing down for Sundays.



Yes, France is closed on a Sunday, except restaurants and small shops it is like the UK 30 years ago
Devro

Is there much to do on a Sunday? I seem to recall the whole of France … Is there much to do on a Sunday? I seem to recall the whole of France closing down for Sundays.



Bruges is about an hours drive away or less, delightful little town which will be open on a Sunday I'm sure...
Devro

Is there much to do on a Sunday? I seem to recall the whole of France … Is there much to do on a Sunday? I seem to recall the whole of France closing down for Sundays.



Supermarkets close from I think midday, not sure about other shops.

Better off going in the week if you can.

Edited by: "DCFC79" 17th Feb 2016
ssuk100

This is a good deal, but I bought the £23 return Eurotunnel deal, … This is a good deal, but I bought the £23 return Eurotunnel deal, actually going tomoz, sod siting on a boat for 4 hours return and waiting like 20 mins to get off the boat just to get 6 bottles of wine. Eurotunnel all the way much quicker and easier, but a fantastic deal if u like the open seas or even English Channel



​"waiting LIKE 20 mins"
Why LIKE?
Totally unnecessary!!
Calais was a nice place once.........not anymore
The day return deal is good but the free wine tastes awful - we struggle to give it away.
Definitely don't go on a Sunday as Carrefour at Cite de Europe is closed. Majestic (the uk wine chain is open though).
How you getting that price im getting £45 each way?
pedant99

​"waiting LIKE 20 mins"Why LIKE?Totally unnecessary!!



​As is that second exclamation mark.
Is there a limit to how much alcohol you can buy and bring back?
'Brits obsessed with alcohol' shock
RockyRobin

What's Calais like as a place?!



Terrible. I saw migrants lined up against a wall with guns pointed at them. Found two young women stranded as their passage was blocked back to the ferry by a few men hiding in bushes waiting to rob them - at least! - would never go back.
Gollywood

'Brits obsessed with alcohol' shock



While a day out in France is quite fun, there's isn't that much to do in the area around Calais. The main reason I take these trips is to stock up on nice wine and French cheeses etc at much lower prices than the UK. For example, a nice Bordeaux that my local wine shop sells for £30 was £15 at E Leclerc last time I went over. Basically you're going to save at least £2 per bottle compared with UK prices, and often a lot more than that.

Personally I prefer E Leclerc for shopping, and I don't stay around Calais - I head into one of the nearby towns for some lunch.
I have shared this offer before and it got a lukewarm reception even at the same price. I think it's a great deal, despite the wine being pretty average.

Calais itself is very industrial but the towns and villages around are worth a visit. I have enjoyed the Boulogne aquarium on a couple of occasions...my little boy loved it (5 years old) and my wife and I stocked up on some nice beers, cheese and wine at the local hypermarkets. Definitely worth it at this price.
Can I buy two day trips and only use the one way each time?
On the logistics side.

Do you need a passport? Can you use your bank debit/visa or do you need euro's?
MeneerSmith

On the logistics side.Do you need a passport? Can you use your bank … On the logistics side.Do you need a passport? Can you use your bank debit/visa or do you need euro's?


Yes thankfully you do still need a passport to come and go from the UK to France.
Yes you can pay with your bank or credit cards but its best to inform the card provider before you go to prevent them possibly blocking your card because of unusual buying activity.
Edited by: "paulandpam1" 18th Feb 2016
Did this twice last autumn. Had great lunches in Montreuil and Le Croytoy. Le Croytoy and the Baie de Somme is spectacular if the weather is good. Montreuil has a pleasant walk around the walls. All delightfully low key. Tripadvisor is your friend for finding the better, more authentic, hidden and often cheaper restaurants. Remember lunch is traditionally 12am till 2pm, one sitting and turning up at 1.45 will likely lead to disappointment.

Calais harbour is directly connected to the autoroute networks so you need never enter Calais itself. IMHO Calais is best avoided with so many delightful places with an hour or so's drive. Recommended.
Bal00chi

Can I buy two day trips and only use the one way each time?



No, the ferry companies have thought of this. The T&C state that if you do not use the outward part of the booking the return part is not valid, and that if you use the outward part but not the return part they have the right to charge you the full single fare.
benjus

No, the ferry companies have thought of this. The T&C state that if you … No, the ferry companies have thought of this. The T&C state that if you do not use the outward part of the booking the return part is not valid, and that if you use the outward part but not the return part they have the right to charge you the full single fare.


I did this over 20 years ago but used 2 different ferry companies to make it work. Worked out less than a quarter of the price for a 3 week return journey. Probably not possible these days as everything is computerised with number plate reading cameras too.
Bal00chi

Can I buy two day trips and only use the one way each time?




the ferries check that the outward journey has been used before they allow the return. I used to live in the UK and work in Europe. If you buy two day trips one from each location and then only use the outward ticket from each then it worked a year ago. They didn't used to check that the return part was used. I don't know about now tho.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france


There are large numbers of illegal migrants in and around Calais, who may seek to enter the UK illegally. Violent incidents have occurred between migrant groups, police and a small number of members of the public. Don’t approach the camps or groups of migrants. There have been incidents of items being thrown at vehicles on the approach to Calais Port from the A16. In those circumstances you should keep moving when safe to do so, or stop and call 112 if it’s not safe to proceed. Keep vehicle doors locked in slow moving traffic and secure your vehicle when it’s left unattended.
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