The Irish Sea in Northern Ireland

Find a last minute holiday this August

Get ready for ice cream on the beach, camping under the stars, and plenty of new and exciting places to explore! We know planning ahead can be difficult – especially if you’re juggling a whole family’s schedule – and now the gloomy weather has gone and ruined your staycation plans. But never fear, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy a spot of sunshine this summer holiday with these last minute break ideas. Whether you have a week or a day, take a look at some of these fantastic deals on our crossings this August.

Dover – Calais

Boat trip down the river in Bruges
Image by Joshua Poh

Take a day trip on our Dover-Calais line and you could be mixing your own chocolate in Bruges, walking the sandy dunes of Le Touquet, exploring the historic town of Dunkirk, or browsing the freshest seafood at the markets of Boulogne-Sur-Mer – all within an hour and a half’s drive of the port. Whatever your choice, our daily 90-minute crossings are a cheap and easy way to get some down time in the sun this August. What’s more, you can currently get the whole family to the continent from just £29 return.

Hull – Zeebrugge

Bicycles by the river in Bruges
Image by Dimitris Kamaras

Kick back this August with a little slice of luxury – for the holiday truly starts on the ferry with our mini cruises. These magical three-day breaks take you to seaside adventures in Ostend, historic wanderings in Ypres or wining and dining in the foodies-choice city of Ghent. Take a cycle ride through the countryside, immerse yourself in history or browse the shops before relaxing with an evening of live entertainment on board. Book by the end of August and you can enjoy 25% off.

Hull – Rotterdam

Sunset by the lake in the Netherlands
Image by Paul van de Velde

Imagine waking up to the sound of the sea, sipping a cup of coffee as you take an alfresco breakfast by the green woodlands, or rising early for a spot of angling before lunch. A caravan holiday is just the trick for a proper getaway – and where better to pitch up than in the stunning surrounds of the Netherlands? With everything you need right there with you, you’re free to explore as far or near as you please, so the whole family will return home relaxed and refreshed. Right now, you can save £90 on overnight crossings when you take your caravan with you.

Cairnryan – Larne

Cliffs by the Irish Sea in Northern Ireland
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Whether you’re there to explore the waterfalls and forest walks, take a road trip around the craggy cliffs of the Causeway Coastal Route or lose yourself in the picturesque world of Game of Thrones, Northern Ireland is the ideal summer destination. Enjoy a quick trip to the long pints and bustling streets of Belfast, retreat to the resorts with a view for a trip of relaxation and leisurely rounds of golf, or take the whole family for an adventurous expedition into the wild scenery of this majestic area. Book your Irish Sea crossing by the end of September and you’ll receive 15% off.

Want to keep exploring? Our Adventure Planner will help you find your perfect holiday.