Travel by Ferry

Take the hassle of air travel out of your holiday. Travelling with your own car is a great way to get to your holiday destination. No hanging around airports or carrying heavy bags. Just load up the car at home and go. You can even take your bikes with you! Need advice on which route to take? Just call our experienced holiday team …take advantage of our wealth of experience, we will happily give advice on suitable tailor-made options…

To make your trip even easier, we partner with all of the main ferry operators sailing from Ireland, to ensure you get the very best value and choice of crossings that will take you closer to your camping holiday destination and save you considerable driving time on the continent. Once you arrive, you can park directly outside your accommodation and you’ll have the freedom and flexibility of having your own car with you for those exciting sightseeing adventures.

Book your crossing with Vacansoleil and save *€50 per booking!  

Choose from the following: Irish Ferries, Brittany Ferries or Stena Line 
(*Applicable only to bookings Ex Ireland & Ferry Inclusive Holidays)

How to book? 3 options to choose from:

  1. Book your Vacansoleil accommodation online and then call 01 6965100 or 021 4272527 or email vacansoleil@shandontravel.ie to add a ferry crossing.
  2. Call 01 696 5100 or 021 4272527 and we can tailor make a package you, advise recommended routes and distances.
  3. Use our Live Chat facility to book

 

Brittany Ferries

Ireland to France by cruise ferry – Cork to Roscoff.

Sail from Ireland to France with Brittany Ferries' on their Cork to Roscoff ferry route. Depart on a Saturday afternoon aboard the flagship, Pont-Aven, and arrive Sunday morning. Or sail on board the Armorique departing Wednesday afternoon with arrival on Thursday morning.  Aboard Pont-Aven and Armorique, you can enjoy a choice of comfortable cabins, restaurants, shops and cinemas. Your holiday begins as soon as you board!

With excellent access to local road networks driving to Cork and Roscoff ports is easy. Sensational Short break fares available – take a 5, 7, 9, 10-night holiday to France including the ferry and save…save…save…Ask for details.
 

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Ireland to France by economy ferry – Rosslare to Cherbourg.

Live in Dublin? Or the north or east of Ireland? Then Rosslare to Cherbourg is the ideal way to get to France. Rosslare is just 2 hours and 15 minutes’ drive from Dublin. Step on board the économie ship, Connemara, for an overnight sailing taking just 17 hours.  

Overnight sailings depart Rosslare to Cherbourg at 20:00 on Monday evening and arrive in Cherbourg at 14:00 on Tuesday afternoon. Return sailings depart Cherbourg on Tuesday afternoon at 16:45 and arrive in Rosslare at 08:15 Wednesday morning.

Ireland to Spain by economy ferry - Rosslare-Bilboa

Sail direct from Ireland to Spain and avoid the hassle of flying. Bilbao is ideally placed for fast road access to Northern Spain or the South of France. Sailings from Rosslare depart on Wednesday mornings and Friday evenings. Enjoy comfortable, no frills Économie service on board the ship Connemara. 

All sailings enjoy at least one night on board. Wednesday sailings depart at 10:15 for an overnight crossing arriving in Bilbao at 15:00 on Thursday. Friday sailings depart at 23:00 for two-night sailings that arrives in Bilbao at 08:00 on Sunday morning. Return to Rosslare on an overnight sailing from Bilbao on a Thursday or Sunday. Set sail at 17:45 on a Thursday to arrive back in Rosslare at 20:15 on a Friday or choose a Sunday sailing at 12:00 to arrive back in Ireland on Monday at 16:00.
 

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Irish Ferries
Irish Ferries luxury cruise ferry the ‘W.B. Yeats’ sails directly from Dublin to Cherbourg. On-board facilities include a range of cabins to suit all requirements, a choice of self-service and waiter service restaurants, lounges to relax in and music and entertainment venues to enjoy plus a range of shops, kids’ play areas and other facilities for the whole family.

"Speedy Extit"
Book a ‘speedy exit’ which allows priority in disembarking your car at either Rosslare or Cherbourg/Roscoff. The cost is €10 per car each way and has limited capacity.

Short Breaks
Sensational Short breaks fares available – take a 6, 8 or 10 night break to France including the ferry and save…save…save…Ask us for details


 

Stena Line

Travel by ferry to France from Rosslare to Cherbourg on the Stena Horizon.

With great value fares and a choice of 3 ferry crossings a week on the Stena Horizon, pick the time that suits you to travel to France. Why not book a cabin so you and your family arrive relaxed and refreshed for your onward journey? Family meal deals available – ask us for details.

Route: Rosslare – Cherbourg 3 weekly sailings in each direction. Duration: 17 hours

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Travel direct to France from Dublin to Cherbourg on the Stena Estrid.

With no baggage charges, you can pack it all in and bring everything from camping gear to water sports equipment to ensure you have a holiday to remember. The Dublin to Cherbourg ferry is full family entertainment including free Wi-Fi, onboard. There are lots of fantastic facilities to enjoy onboard including deluxe cabins, Barista Coffee House, Taste, Sky Bar/Atrium, Hygge Recline lounge, retail shopping in the 'Outlet', a free cinema, family lounge featuring a children's play area as well as lots of other areas for you to enjoy the crossing.

The Stena Estrid Superferry has a crossing time from 19 hours on the Dublin - Cherbourg route.