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Travelling to France


Why fly when you can drive?

Driving is by far the most flexible option, where you are in control of your own timetable, can take as much luggage as you need (including sport & leisure equipment at no extra charge), stop en route as and when you choose and maybe visit a little vineyard on the way through Burgundy. You can also stay in more than one resort and take day trips to areas of interest, while maximising your leisure time in the resort.


Because we have negotiated great prices with the ferry companies and Eurotunnel we are able to offer the best value for money possible.


For independent travellers we can offer accommodation-only bookings. Most of our resorts are close to the international airports of Geneva, Grenoble, Chambery, Lyon or Turin (see our airlines and car hire companies sections).


We can also arrange competitive car hire.


Eurotunnel with Peak Retreats


All our inclusive holidays include a return Standard Eurotunnel crossing with a car with a FREE FlexiPlus upgrade on selected dates giving you not only the complete flexibility to travel on the next available departure (whenever you turn-up) but also dedicated Check-In lane, priority boarding and use of the dedicated lounge facilities with complimentary facilities (cars below 1.85m high only). Some supplements for peak dates apply, please see below.


Crossing time is 35mins, with up to 4 departures per hour. IMPORTANT: LPG vehicles not permitted












Check driving distances and detailed itineraries at:





The benefits of FlexiPlus



Relax and enjoy your journey without having to worry about arriving on time for your departure. Leave from home or from the resort when you are ready and avoid the stress of having to meet a particular departure. During peak travel times, you are kindly requested to respect your reserved departure time as close as possible.  The Eurotunnel service is very popular during these peak travel times.


Priority Check-in

Enjoy use of exclusive Check-in booths/lane where you will be offered the next available departure (3 per hour during most of the day).


Priority Boarding

Once you are in your designated FlexiPlus lane, you will be boarded on the next shuttle ahead of other passengers.  Remember, first on, first off and onwards to your destination.


Designated parking place

If stopping off for a bite to eat or last minute shopping then you are entitled to park in the designated spaces close to the Passenger Terminal Buildings.


The FlexiPlus lounge

The lounge opens 06.00 to 22.00 daily, offering you complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and light meal.

Relax in comfortable surroundings with a free newspaper (one per car) or take advantage of telephone/fax/internet access facilities. There is a small shop for any last minute purchases. On your return enjoy the French FlexiPlus lounge; shop for alcohol and confectionery at fabulous French prices. Due to safety regulations of the FlexiPlus lounge parking area, vehicles over 1.85m high are not permitted to access the lounge facilities (but you can still benefit from all the other benefits).


FlexiPlus fares cost several hundreds £ when booked direct with Eurotunnel, so we are extremely pleased to have negotiated such great deal for you.


Ferry travel with Peak Retreats


Peak Retreats can also book the ferries from Hull-Zeebrugge/Rotterdam if you live in the North of the country or the ferry from the south coast across to France. Choice of Portsmouth-Caen, Poole/Portsmouth-Cherbourg, Portsmouth-St-Malo, Plymouth-Roscoff.





Travel supplements and reductions WINTER – each way

Eurotunnel 15/16      

Folkestone- Calais

Car+8 passengers

£20 travel supplement applies OUT on 25-26/12, 25-26/03 & IN 02-03/01, 02-03/04

£99 Flexiplus supplement applies

OUT on 09-10-11-12-13/02 &

IN on 19-20-11-22-23/02

35 mins crossing time

- up to 3 departures/hour

 FREE FlexiPlus Upgrade for all bookings except on selected dates above

FlexiPlus includes dedicated Priority Check-In, use of Exclusive Lounge with complimentary facilities* and priority boarding. *only available to cars up to 1.85m high


P&O Ferries

15/16 prices

Why P&O Hull-Zeebrugge/Rotterdam? Save miles in the UK and arrive first thing in the morning fresh and ready for your journey in either Zeebrugge or Rotterdam. Zeebrugge to the Alps is roughly the same distance as Calais whilst Rotterdam adds about 70 miles. The P&O ferry terminal is in Europoort which lies approximately 24 miles from the centre of Rotterdam.




Extra passenger


Hull-Zeebrugge / Rotterdam

Car+2 passengers



Deduct £53



Deduct £28

Hull-Zeebrugge/Rotterdam 18,19 Dec; 24,25,26 Mar; 1,2,8,9,10 Apr & Zeebrugge/Rotterdam-Hull 18,19 Dec, 24,25,26 Mar, 1,2,8,9,10 April 2015


Crossing time 10-13 hours

1 overnight per day




Car+9 passengers




Deduct £53



Deduct £18

18,19 Dec; 25,26 Mar; 1,2 Apr & Calais-Dover 28 Mar, 2,3,4,9,10 April 2015



90 mins crossing time - every 45 mins at peak times

Breakfast & Dinner, save up to 10% on board price by pre-booking. £24 for adults & £12 per child

Hull route - length per M above 6m and height per M above 2.4m - £28


Brittany Ferries 

15/16 prices






Car*+5 passengers



6 hours crossing time

- up to 3 departures /day


(Fri out /

Sat in)


Extra passenger


High car*


Also available Poole - Cherbourg, Portsmouth-St-Malo, Plymouth-Roscoff


* car above 1.83m – add to above supplements 


Other Brittany Ferries routes (each way prices):

Poole-Cherbourg & Portsmouth-Le Havre (Economie): £10 discount Mid week and £22 supplement weekend
Portsmouth-St Malo & Plymouth-Roscoff: £10discount mid week and £22 supplement weekend


On board accommodation has to be booked on overnight crossings with P&O Ferries from Portsmouth & Hull and Brittany Ferries, please enquire for cabin and Club Class seats prices


EXTRA CAR £200 RTN (reductions for ferries)


Other Dover-Calais ferry routes options are available as per previous years, please contact our reservations team on 0844 576 0170 for further details

Please note that the supplements shown are calculated on the basis of our tour operator allocated space. Occasionally, space may not be available at these fares, in which case we may have to charge the operator's full brochure price. If this occurs, it will, of course, be made clear to you at the time of booking. The same operator must be used for the outward and return journey


Miss the queues at the toll plazas and arrive on the slopes first.....
Sanef, the French motorway operator has now extended its Liber-t automatic toll payment service to UK motorists. To use the service all you need to do is register online and they will send you a small electronic transponder (or tag) that you attach to your windscreen just behind the rear-view mirror. As you approach the barriers, a device by the barrier will read your transponder (or tag), securely extract your unique reference and then automatically open the barrier without you having to stop.  View here to sign up 

Snowchains (to buy or hire)

10% discount when you quote Peak Retreats

with Polar Snowchains – 01892 519933


To book your crossing please call us on 0844 576 0170

Opening times Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm (7pm Sept-Mar), Sat 10am – 4pm. Closed bank holidays and Sundays.


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