Enjoy a day trip to Northern France with a DFDS Seaways crossing from Dover to Dunkirk. Prices start from just 70 return including a car for 2 passengers. Explore Dunkirk before your return ferry crossing, or within an hour's drive you can enjoy the delights of:


Lille offers a host of beautiful architecture, including some of the finest churches in northern France. You will also find delightful art galleries, museums and monuments, making it an ideal place for a cultural, relaxing day out.

Located 49 miles from Dunkirk and with free and paid car parking in the city, Lille is the perfect place to visit when travelling to France by ferry.

If you wish to explore Lille fully why not extend your stay by booking a hotel?

Call us on 0800 0850878 and we can help arrange accommodation for you. Stay overnight and sample some of the exquisite nightlife, including Michelin-starred restaurants, late night discos, theatres and cabaret entertainment.

Try visiting on a Sunday for the famous market, selling food, flowers and bric-a-brac. There is a smaller market on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Book a City Pass for travel on the bus and metro, with admission included to 19 tourist attractions. Prices start from 20 Euros for 24 hours and 30 Euros for 48 hours.

Ypres and the Battlefields

Visit some of the most important sites of World Wars I & II in northern France and Belgium.

Combine Dunkirk, the site of the miraculous evacuation of Allied forces in 1940, with Ypres, the site of some of the biggest battles of World War 1 and now the final resting place of thousands of soldiers.

Spend a night in Ypres to appreciate the Last Post, played at 8pm, established in 1927 and played every evening. It happens at the Menin Gate, on which is carved the name of almost 55,000 soldiers who gave their lives and have no known graves.

Ypres is located around 33 miles from Dunkirk. Having the car will be ideal to tour around the battlefields and cemetries of the area. Don't miss In Flanders Fields, Ramparts and Kattenstoet museums, dedications to the soldiers who died in the Great War.

The centre of Ypres also offers a lovely vision of Belgian life. Sample the local delicacies and bring home souvenirs of chocolate, lace and beer.

Give us a call on 0800 0850878 and we can arrange accommodation for your stay.


The 'City by the Sea', Ostend houses over 5 and a half miles of sandy beaches. Relax among the cosmopolitan bars and restaurants, or take a stroll along the harbour and enjoy the famous seafood restaurants serving delicious cuisine.

34 miles from Dunkirk, Ostend offers a lovely day out at the seaside with plenty to do. Visit the Atlantic Wall Museum, voted number 1 Ostend attraction on Trip Advisor.

The museum is inside the old German headquarter which was in charge of the batteries covering the entrance of the river Orne and the canal. The 52ft high concrete tower has been fully restaured to make it look how it was on the 6th of june 1944. You will discover on the Grand Bunker's six floors all its inner rooms, which have been recreated down to the last detail.

Also don't miss the many art museums in Ostend - check out which exhibitions are displayed before travelling.

Disneyland Paris

Slightly further afield, Dover-Dunkirk offers an excellent travel option for driving to Disneyland Paris. In just over 3 hours you can be in the resort, ready to enjoy the ultimate family holiday.

Visit both theme parks and spend the evenings among the restaurant and bars of Disney Village.

Experience the famous rides and attractions of Disneyland such as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, It's a Small World and Space Mountain. Then hop over to Walt Disney Studios Park to meet Disney characters and explore the studio lots such as Production Courtyard, Toon Studio, Backlot and Front Lot. Go behind the scenes on magical parades and tours.

Relax in your Disney themed hotel before enjoying a character breakfast and getting refreshed for another fun filled day in the park.