hey guys how much is it for foot passengers normally? cuz i wanna go by foot but without booking..is it really expensive?
I can only suggest that you have entered some incorrect details, double check the promo code is entered, the ferry times fall within the guidelines, and you are sailing Sunday to Thursday. Have checked both links with various sailings and they all seem to go through fine. Sorry I can't help more
Thats what i did few times but now it is showing this 'Sorry, prices for your selected date are not yet available online. Please phone our call centre for more information' I am just looking for a day trip to france any day in December. Can you please print screen the booking for me? Regards
Good for you. I hope you enjoy your day trip to France then if that is what floats your boat. :thumbsup: And to think that you signed up with another profile to hide behind just to say all that kiwikeen. What a very boring life you must have. LOL
I am a little confused! I thought that Hot Deals was a great website, there to help out people with great deals..... like this one!!! I love a bit of wine and cheese and what's better than taking a trip to France to get some. Nice day out.... nice scenery, bit different, what more can you ask for! What's the deal with Cambourne03 though.... why are you so negative? You have never posted a deal... all you have done is put negative comments on other peoples! GET A LIFE! If you don't like something then just accept it and move on... you really do not need to share your obvious bitterness with us. (maybe though you could share it with your £2 ASDA cheese:w00t: ) I think this deal is great and will definately be taking a day trip:-D
This offer was due to expire on the 12/11 however I booked on the 22/11 and went today and got the voucher for 6 bottles of wine at check in. Appears offer is still active!
Where abouts in your email did it say about the wine?
Hi, Although marked as expired, I still managed to book at £24.00 using the link in the first post. Will be interesting to see if I still manage to get the voucher for the wine.
Thanks guys for letting me know, come to think of it I think I had a deal before from P&O & we picked up all the vouchers etc at the check in when we gave them our booking ref. Katie.
Jungle is no more......Jungle2 will be in Dover...watch out for illegals in your bag! :w00t:
Take a trip to the jungle.
Nice - will definitely be booking. Always thought Calais was just for stocking up on booze, but the town of Place d'Armes looks lovely! Oooh la la!
Thanks for adding the info :thumbsup:
Book this offer from today until 4th October 2009 and travel from tomorrow up to 30th November 2009. Offer excludes travel on October 23rd, 24th, 28th and 29th 2009. Nice offer though !?
DON'T DO IT!!!!!! Allow me to guide you through this 'experience'........ I did this last year on a supposed 'comedy cruise'. Upon boarding the car ferry (coz that's exactly what it is), you are guided to your 'suite', a windowless cupboard with just enough room for a pair of bunk beds. The bar is OK, save for being full of the cast of Jeremy Kyle's show from the minute you get on to when you get off again, fairly expensive but not ridiculously so.....however, the catering options are just crazy. Even the school dinner style canteen will knock you about £10 per head. Obviously the concept of a captive audience is not lost on P&O. There was a choice of 3 excursions (at extra cost), and they are compulsory unless you want to stand like a stuffed olive in the port as everyone must leave the boat when it docks (and believe me, you'll be happy to!). The only one worth doing is the Guggenheim Museum, which we were told once we were halfway across the sea was cancelled due to lack of interest. Apparently at least 20 people need to book in order for the excursion to take place, despite many more than that saying they had wanted to book, it wasn't happening. Interestingly though, it was the only excursion that didn't have 100% mark up for P&O..... The 'comedy' element of the trip comprised of a group of old acts that must have literally been dug up. A weekend of mother in law, homophobic, anti semitic, racist old crap last seen in the 70's, told by fat old men wearing frilly shirts that would put Barry Manilow to shame. Never before will you have been more pleased to see Portsmouth........ You would honestly be better standing in B&Q for the weekend - at least their coke machine doesn't require a credit score.
I like these, I live an hour from Hull, I have used these for business. Get on the ferry in the evening, sleep overnight, wake up the next morning and you can do a full days work. It's actually alot less hassle than flying anywhere, for me anyway.
'Cruise'? It's a bl**dy ferry for heaven's sake! Since when did days and nights on the North Sea or North Atlantic/Bay of Biscay, in Autumn, paying for expensive food constitute a 'cruise'?
I went on one at the end of July/beginning of August. Couldn't fault it one bit! Food excellent, entertainment superb, all round great value. I'd recommend buying the £49 meal tickets which entitle you to 2 buffet breakfasts and 2 buffet careveries. I found that the food at night is actually too much and I like to eat! There is a wide range of food you could have as your main course but the main item on the menu is the carvery and they give you loads! It's honestly too nice to waste. I wouldn't go any time after September in my opinion as the weather won't be nice and the sea will choppy as hell. As long as you go into it open minded not expecting anything special in particular, you will be pleasantly surprised! (providing you don't get sea sick like I was!)
Just had another look and it says "There are no sailings available for this minicruise. " voted cold
Yes especially if they dent your car, while you mow them over:whistling:
just booked a friday for 2 adults for £12.00. Not bad at all.
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
****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.
Time to put the bull bars back on the car.
Whilst it is a little off topic have a look at LD Lines who are running fast ferries from Dover to Boulogne. http://www.ldlines.co.uk/ or Norfolline who also have cheap fares from Dover to Dunquerque https://www.norfolkline-ferries.co.uk/ferry/
I'm after a cheap ferry/car to France in August if anyone manages to spot one!
If you dont come back using the return half of your ticket,then,P&O will charge your card with a full price one way ticket.........................
Just called them to make a booking, all went smoothly. Even after the 16th July day return fare is only £28 for the car but not on Fridays or Saturdays. Will get a few of these in before end of September as vouchers can be used until March 2010. Much better than the Eurotunnel deal a few weeks ago. Heat added
5 days to cross the north sea. What is it, a rowing boat :w00t:
£99 each way comes to £198 with the cabin wich still aint bad
are you sure thats return? or one way? :whistling:
good price for any time return tickets. We pay £19 per car for a day trip.
I went with my family on Saturday 30th May, 8 of us in total and paid £35 Rtn so i dont think this is a great deal, Sorry
I went last bank holiday with p&o for £19. Not a very good deal imho.
I've just got a quote for 5 adults at the end of June for only £23.50 return :thumbsup:
Shame you didn't notice.....
Yeah some can Im sure yarp!
thats not strictly true, the residents can walk on water as they have webbed feet :p
just noticed 22 to 31 may excluded
has anyone managed to book one of these.... All the dates i've been looking at are £70/£42 each way with a car.
seanjames, "not available online"Just tried booking a £2 deal and it works .April 16th, Outward 08.30 return same day 18.55, 2 x adults total cost £4. Tried a later return journey but that upped the price to £46. Seems it isn't available on all journey times, but in kids holidays I can be pretty flexible. This is a bargain and still cheaper than a bus ticket for the day in Scunny.
Walking on water? Surely that's Sir Brian Clough we're talking about.....
Nah! English Channel - foot passengers. And there is all this fussing about pollution - yet the water was so thick then that you could walk on it!
Because he is omnipresent.
Question is: who in their right mind would want to go to Calais for just a day trip? Especially with the euro so strong against the pound at the moment.
Is it possible to get this rate going the other way?
i drove the 252 miles to amsterdam when i arrived, via tobbacco alley........:thumbsup::thumbsup:
Went on Thursday, fun day out for the family. Just as well they offer BOGOF on the "Farmhouse breakfast" since it costs £7.50! :shock: Still, we did manage to strech it to feed two adults and three small children LOL Wandered round the Carrefour hypermarket for a couple of hours (the one located in east Calais rather than Cite Europe, less daytrippers ;-)), picked up a few French delicacies, then headed to Calais beach to take a walk on the fine sand and watch the ships coming and going.
So, apart from the poor exchange rate, ****** wine and horrible breakfasts, this is a really good deal? :-D Someone remind me why I booked please? :-D
i used this on wed last week.......... good value...... ****** wine though......£19.00 i forgot the BOGOF breakfasts are horrible...........
Very good offer. Just need someone to come with me .:friends: Does anyone know whether you need a full UK passport just for a day trip to Spain?
This is great, just booked a last minute trip to Rotterdam, upgraded to a premier class cabin, and it's only cost £89 return for two of us with a car! Voted hot hot hot!
was thinking of going to amsterdam. might book this
This was posted on here a few days ago but vanished for some reason??? Still - seems a good deal - thinking of doing the Bilbao one in a few weeks time :D Voted hot last time so might as well vote hot again.. ;)
great find thanks
just booked a day return for 6th march so not expired
[SIZE="2"] That's odd because I have just messed with dates and times, as I know this site can be temperamental, and I get no errors at all. Maybe I'm just lucky but it really does seem to be working as it should.[/SIZE]
Keeps coming up with an error whenever I try to play around with times and dates :(
[SIZE="2"] [COLOR="Blue"]Have just checked out the site and it works perfectly for me. I just clicked on the hotukdeals "go to deal" button, clicked on the £19 icon on the P&O page that opens, filled in my details and voila!! If you are still having a problem, I suggest that you get to the booking page by any means that you can and enter the code - [COLOR="Red"]q1dt [/COLOR]- in the promotional code box and you should be good to go. The deal has certainly not expired. [/SIZE][/COLOR]
I keep trying for a couple of days now as I'm just about to travel from Calais to Dover and all I managed to get was: "Content item com.poferries.common.cms.content.cache.ContentKey[country=OT,language=en,name=/daytripoffer.html] not found in D:/CMS " Is anyone getting anything else at all? I guess it's some sort of an error or the deal may have expired.. I read on moneyexpert that I could call and ask them for the "free wine - day trip" and it should be ok but there's no mention of any deal on their website. Has anyone got any ideas please? Many thanks..
Love comté and useful info repped
in the promotional code box enter q4dt
I'd suggest that thats an entirely different scenario to that proposed earlier in the thread. In your example, the customer is asking to travel other than in accordance with his ticket, and rightly that should fall on the mercy or otherwise of the operator. In the example I mentioned, the customer travels outward in full accord with the first part of his first ticket, and then travels home in full accord with the return part of his second ticket. The penalty applied in that instance is for NOT travelling when you've paid for, and is patently spurious - the operator has obviously not encountered any loss by you NOT travelling! Anyway, we're going round in virtual circles - we obviously just misunderstood each other. I was just pointing out that the poster before me might not find his proposal to be 'plain sailing' (pun intended), and that I thought it was a **** customer retention tool!
I think my use of the word "scammers" has been taken out of context; I was referring to people who used to buy cheap day returns and then spend a week over there and then pitch up in Calais with a fabulous excuse about the delay in returning having been caused by having contracted the mumps and "can we just board as normal?" :?
Take a look at [url]www.norfolkline.com[/url] from as little as £9 each way.
It's for day trips.
I take it this excludes the ski season? Can anybody confirm?
I'm off on monday. You get £1.20 QC straight away and in a few months they 'add' and extra £1.50 on. Hot deal.
Is it any cheaper at the moment? The pound is having the excrement kicked out of it by the Euro currently so it's likely to be the same price isn't it?
sounds good :)
Sleeping wasn't a problem actually. We had a 2 berth inside cabin which we prefer (what you can't see can't worry you, as opposed to an outside cabin). The bunks were ok, they even had a mattress topper for extra comfort. The cabins are small, but adequate - shower/toilet ok - similar to basic greek accommodation. Very little hanging space for clothes, have to live out of the suitcase. I've been on a cruise before, and as previously mentioned, this trip is nothing like a proper cruise - it's 3 days away whereby you'll spend alot of money on the boat just to keep you entertained and help time pass away. Saying that, a travel kettle and pot noodles help keep the costs down ;-) I forgot to mention, this was our 2nd time on this trip. We went previously about 3 years ago, but in the summer when we saw whales and dolphins - I think time of the year is key, but you never know - all you need is 3 days of calm weather.......we were less fortuate this time around.
Did you get to sleep alright on board though?
just rang them up. all entertainment is included in the price and if you want breakfast and dinner on board its an extra £72pp for the duration and you get vouchers which you can use at any of the 'eating establishments' on board, as the lady stated. seems pretty cool but I get a little sea nausea.
I went on this trip a year or so ago as a freebie (so cant really complain at the freebie bit) It was ok but to advertise as cruise is a little but above itself. Its more like a boat trip with poor entertainment over priced food smaller than normal beds but on a plus side if your looking for a few night at sea to get hammered it was great for that. I did win another freebie whilst on the ship in a competition but didnt take it.
Thanks, am going to Brugge so hopefully the same.:thumbsup:
last time i went you could leave luggage in cabin on the amsterdam day trip
Does anyone who has been on this trip before know if you can leave bags in your cabin during the day? or do you have to take all your belongings with you?
Does Quido work on this deal?
Ive done these trips loads of times and if I lived a bit nearer the departure point I would go every week! You get around 6 hours in the city, and the coach drops you right in the centre. Amsterdam isnt that big and if you plan ahead you can see what you want to see. As for the food on board we just book breakfast and get a sandwich or something in Amsterdam to take back with us. In the warmer months we just get a crate of beer out of duty free and sit on the deck. ( Not really recommended in the winter months......) Plenty of entertainment on board, thats part of the trip for us. If you've never been to Amsterdam its worth £35 just to get a taste of the place.
ALL SHOULD BOYCOTT PO FERRIES. They dint seell tobacco
Has anyone ever got the Quidco "bonus" on these crossings? I've had the 6% (60p) paid today but the £1.50 is nowhere to be seen. Not the first time either?
We usually go up to Adenkerke.......have thought about Luxembourg but it's a four hour drive from Calais so you get into the whole overnight stay thing and extra fuel costs which you have to factor into the "is it worth it?" equation. Prices in Adenkerke last time we were there (4th Sep) were lower than France but the differential is definitely shrinking........I think the cheapest ciggies were £26 per 2000 (Sovereign) and it's about £8 for a litre of vodka.
You had to sign up in a new account to say that? :-(
No ! Thank you MMS! Pembroke Rosslare has a bar on it! Apart from that I think its shop is roughly the equivalent of a Spar shop but more expensive! :-D
https://www.poferries.com/tourist/content/pages/template/minicruise_minicruises_from_Hull_minicruises_from_Hull.htm here is the link for you
Link does not work. Could not find deal.
Well I wasn't thinking about hopping around. :P
Petrol prices marginal now but diesel still cheaper.
Probably not when you can do a long stay return, car and 5 people for, (from) £38 with Norfolkline Dover to Dunqerque. 10% Quidco too. Still availability in August too.
It does only say "may" charge, worth the risk?
(vi) All bookings of Restricted Duration are only valid where the outward and return journeys are completed within the specified period of time, with the same vehicle and passengers and using the same operator. If you fail to travel on one part of your booking then we may charge you a supplement. That supplement will be the difference between the amount you have paid and the price for the standard single fare appropriate to the sailing used. This payment will be collected using the credit card details provided when paying for the original booking.
seem abit rubbish this deal.....c.o.l.d
I booked a Dover Calais crossing this morning and didnt get anything !!!
:-D schhh took them a while to work it out :thumbsup:
Not really a free ticket if you still have to buy another one - a buy one get one free voucher really.
[url]www.speedferries.com[/url] Offer a similar priced alternative going from Dover Western Docks to Boulogne in under an hour. But £25 for car+2 each way is as good as it gets!
Seafrance offer a far superior service for similar money. Their boats are much nicer and overtake P&O mid channel.
Get Deal just booked 2 week break for £50 return fare. Cost a little more by phone. Also checked out sailings to Bilbao much cheaper than normal fares
From £29 maybe. Their cheapest prices are for absurb times in the early morning. I 've been looking at prices for a week or so and found the offer on P&O whilst looking about again. £50 return is a pretty good deal and is for all times, I'm booked.
Superbreak.com are cheaper than this - and you go with P&O FERRIES ANYWAY - ON THE MINI CRUISES even cheaper if you go like november time Portsmouth - bilbao 3 days is like £33 each return!! Freezing deal for me. I just booked amsterdam on suprebreak for 2 people in november for £33 for both of us return.
Hi, Used this deal last week. Its really easy, when you check in you get given two vouchers one for the buy one get one free meal and the other for the free wine. You collect the wine from the shop using the voucher (you may have to ask as they only had a couple of boxes out when I got mine but there were four later on so they must have plenty out back). We got the white and are quite impressed with it. We found the breakfast wasn't great value even including the voucher. Other than that it was a great day and certainly a very good deal.
It si now until 19th of march and £20 return http://www.poferries.com/tourist/content/pages/daytripoffer.html
The promotion is not valid next week due to half term, But l have another promotion code for you to try ssdaytrippromo
[QUOTEYou wouldn't catch any self respecting Frenchman in Eastenders or anywhere like that][/QUOTE] It's fantastic that you can give the forum a real insight into the culture of the locals. Thanks.
Beer maybe isn't so cheap, but wine is much cheaper. If you fill your boot with wine, like we do, you'll save a packet. It's a nice day out, too.
£25.00 return on day trip.
http://agents.poferries.com/portal/page?_pageid=1563,354747&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL or try that one ;) if you need a short trip, offer from the sun
30 quid return with 4 passengers bargin.... i am on my way to get some cheap booze & fags... wonder if I can sell it all in the FS forum (only joking)
yes, quidco with P&O ferries. It is on the front page under Savvy tips.
Who is the quidco with ? Not P & O
Ahh nope, I wasn't thinking straight lol. Cheers will try again.
Did you set outward and return journey for the same date?
::thumbsup: thank you, your answer was much more informatative then the French P&O telephone op. Guess sister BF cant go, paspsorts cost £77 now :? i swear I only paid like £50 a few years back!!
Using the code I just get errors :x
http://www.poferries.com/tourist/content/pages/kosmedia.html Code: kosq4
At the moment the website will not give me a price for anything I have tried.......must be busy as t keeps telling you to ring for a price, SORRY
cool you got any dates off hand that are cheap? could do with a mini eurotrip!
This is whyI have marked the deal as expired..... I will keep checking for half term but if you are not bothered about going in half term I would imagine you can get both ways cheap..........
nice find.... but cannot seem to find any bargain trips now....
going out seems ok but cannot get back cheap lol
Was just about to post this when i dug up this old thread. Deals are still there :thumbsup:
Don't forget QuidCo for a mighty TWOM PERCENT! Well, look after the pennies....! :-)
Haha theres a bingo cruise in october, :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:
they dont allow groups of men to book now , so no stag weekends. and with the size of the new ferry, the pride of Hull, the sea conditions are not as noticable as with the older ferries , this thing is huge :w00t: just booked mine last week its actually a better deal if you have kids as it works out at £78 for 2 adults and 2 under 16s but dont eat on board it costs a fortune get your duty frees and the ferry is paid for :-D
Yes, agreed. We have been on the Hull - Rotterdam route several times. Great ships, the biggest ferries in the UK I believe. Hardly any roll. Great day in Amsterdam. Includes coach transfers to and from Amsterdam, giving about 7 hours there. Free secure parking at Hull port too! prices from £64 for two!
Show them the direct link and they have to honour it, it's all over there site, maybe you should try and email them and send the direct link from there. :) Hope that helps.
I booked with P&O for their free Disneyland ticket and no one at P&O had a clue about the offer once I got on board :(
Just so people know (for the christmas booze cruise/baccy run), this is STILL going! Follow the link in post #4 for full details and to book :w00t:
[url]www.poferries.com/thesun[/url] Promotion code: sunoffer2
Is this still on?
Good one. I don't read newspapers so rely on you guys for posting these codes:thumbsup: As i'm only off for some baccy, an afternoon trip will suit me fine:-D
Use the Sun offer code. I've literally got back an hour ago. Just use the code and print your confirmation. Cost me £15 return in the end as I went out on the 12:15. Most it should cost is £19, but you don't get the free bottle of crappy wine.
Code still works, is their a voucher with this that needs to be shown. cheapest that came up was £11 e/w, pretty good, means i can add express check in check out for a couple of quid more than what i would have paid. Thanks, ;-)
July looms, the baccy depletes... Belgium here I come :) Not as cheap as the dailymail code (only manages £22 so far) but better than £30:thumbsup:
the 2 infants trick - doesnt seem to work anymore... However 2 for 1's are still on until March..... so bargains still to be had....
karenangel - on the page of deals, there are months at top! eg, you want to go from Hull, so click on Hull minicruises, then it gives you the option of when. You need to select the month here before proceeding to the 'book now' page ;-) Hope you can find what you're looking for now :thumbsup:
Can't seem to get beyond Feb when trying to book. Looks great if you've managed it. Voted hot!
I took my husband on one of these to Amsterdam last October for a birthday present - he loved it!:-D You can upgrade your room for just £5 extra (each way, i think!) this means you then get 2 single beds rather than bunks!!! :thumbsup: Also you can usually add an extra night onto your sailing for around an extra £20 if you fancied staying overnight in one of these cities :p
Also some valentines cruises for £39 per person which look great if you've both got time off work.
Nice one Tim. This code is being sold on Ebay for £3.00. Hope people check hotukdeals first.
Anyway.... Added to your rep matey as I was going to book a trip for monday and the cheapest was posl at £27, so a bargain at £17 :-D
Plenty to do in calais!! Thet have a market Saturday morning Plenty of shops Plenty of good resturants and bars/pubs!! Nice beach for a leisurely stroll
I hope I didn't waste to much of your time, knowing you could have been doing something so much better with it. Happy new year though mate.:) Changed the title so know one else takes the time out to moan about it.
Unless you just want to do a quid non lander for some (not as cheap as they were and nowhere near as cheap as belgium) fags:whistling: Oh by the way, the outward journey tends to take 2 1/2 hours and 30 minutes return:? :-D
LOL Quite narrows down the target market though...!!!
The P&O minicruises don't have a great reputation. I was in the market for a cruise recently and checked these out as a possible option. Basically it's Butlins on a Boat. Bad weather can mean you get stuck in your tiny windowless cabin all trip. Nothing is included in the basic travel price and the food is basic and massively overpriced, cinema overpriced and so on. Oh and about 90% of the ship allows smoking. So if you're a smoker and you don't mind carrying all your own food, travel kettle and so on then you'll probably be ok :)
Sounds like that could be fun Joggy... :D Thanks for posting.