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Experience 2024’s summer of sport in Europe with P&O Ferries

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Anticipation reaches its peak as summer approaches – not just a season of beautiful sunny weather, but a time teeming with excitement and sporting fervour.

As the days lengthen and temperatures rise, the stage is set for unforgettable moments of triumph, camaraderie and sheer sporting brilliance, with a plethora of exhilarating events taking place in Europe, from the legendary Tour de Franceto the prestigious UEFA European Football Championship.


If you’re considering crossing the Channel to experience Europe’s finest sporting events first-hand, P&O Ferries has you covered. In celebration of the summer of sport, P&O is offering some irresistible promotions.

Among them is the All Aboard Rewards long break package, where you have a choice of five enticing rewards: £20 cashback on food and drink, complimentary access to the Pet Lounge, 50% off Club Lounge admission, a free case of wine, or a free day trip.


Indulge in luxury travel aboard P&O Ferries’ Dover to Calais fleet, complete with a sumptuous Club Lounge, a spacious Pet Lounge and ample outdoor space to bask in the fresh sea air. There’s also the opportunity to save up to 50% on retail prices at the largest World Duty Free store!

Keen to savour sporting brilliance this summer? Here’s a taste of what you can look forward to…


Discover a different side of Calais

As soon as you step off the ferry in Calais, northern France, excitement awaits. This summer, the town plays host to a variety of exceptional events, concerts and tributes.

At 10.15pm on Saturday 1st June, the Place des Anges spectacle unfolds at Place d'Armes, one of Calais's grandest squares. Presented by the Gratte Ciel company, this mesmerising aerial acrobatics show marks the opening of the 2024 summer season, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

Another highlight of the summer calendar is the Olympic torch relay, heralding the start of the 2024 Games. Calais hosts the torch on 3rd July, before it journeys onward to Saint-Omer, Boulogne, Berck-sur-Mer and Arras. To celebrate the torch's arrival on 2nd July, the Night of the Flame ignites the city with festivities, featuring a lively DJ set and vibrant colour wheels spinning into the night.


Paris hosts a jam-packed calendar of sporting events

All eyes will be on Paris this summer as the world’s top athletes from over 200 countries descend on the city for the greatest sporting event of all time. But the excitement doesn't stop there. Throughout Paris, as well as across the region and country, a multitude of additional sporting spectacles will unfold.

Among the most anticipated events are the athletics competitions held at the renowned Stade de France, where throngs of spectators will witness the drama unfold live, while millions more tune in worldwide. Highlights of the ultimate athletics showdown of 2024 will encompass thrilling contests such as the 100m sprints, 4 x 100m relays, captivating long jump competitions and the exhilarating city-wide marathon.


The summer calendar is further enriched by the prestigious Tour de France (29th June- 21st July) and the Tour de France Femme (12th - 18th August), along with the esteemed French Open Tennis Championship commencing on 20th May.

What’s more, the world's leading automakers are gearing up for the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans, a pivotal event in the FIA World Endurance Championship season, taking place on 15th-16th June.


Venture to Germany for the 2024 UEFA Euros

Are you a football enthusiast? What better holiday than one spent witnessing the thrill of the UEFA European Championship? Hosted by three-time champions Germany, the 2024 Euros, unfolding from 14th June to 14th July, promise an unforgettable experience.

Immerse yourself electrifying atmosphere as passionate fans from across the globe unite to cheer on their teams in this prestigious tournament. Whether you’re attending matches or revelling in the national festivities, summer 2024 in Germany will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Host cities for the Euros include Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart. The group stage runs until 26th June, with the knockout stage beginning on 29th June, and Berlin's Olympiastadion will host the final on Sunday 14th July.


As a rough estimate, driving from Calais to the western regions of Germany, such as Cologne or Düsseldorf, would take approximately 5-6 hours by car, and closer to 8-9 hours if you’re travelling to cities further east, like Berlin or Munich. You could even plan a few stops in France along the way!

Discover more about travelling with P&O Ferries and secure your crossing this summer by visiting www.poferries.com.

Terms and conditions

All Aboard Rewards

Take your pick from 5 different rewards when you book a ferry to France with P&O Ferries.

- 50% off Club Lounge

- Free Day Trip offer

- Free Case of Wine

- Free Pet Lounge Entry

- £20 Food Cashback

Offer applies to Dover / Calais service only. Book by 31st May for travel from 16th April to 30thSeptember 2024. Valid for travel with all vehicles except bike and foot passengers. Any bookings made without redeeming the promotion code will not be eligible for free product. Must be booked 24hrs prior departure. Bookings subject to restricted spaces, sailings and dates. Valid for Long Break only. Excludes day trip, 2-day trip, short breaks, foot passengers, cyclists and vehicles designed for commercial use. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer and bookings made at port. P&O Ferries reserves the right to amend or withdraw all elements of the promotion without prior notice. Subject to Promotional Conditions and P&O Ferries' Terms of Business, both available online at www.poferries.com.

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