Deals Of The Week: D-Day Line bus; new Irish ferry service; Eurotunnel deals

Simon Calder@SimonCalder
Saturday 26 October 2013 06:04


Yesterday, the D-Day Line bus began daily services for the summer. It offers visitors to Normandy a cheap and easy way to reach some of the beaches where the Allies landed in June 1944. It leaves Caen at 9.30am, and allows a few hours at Arromanches, plus time at Longues and the US military cemetery at Omaha Beach. The price is a very reasonable €17 (£13) for the day. For more details, contact Bus Verts on 00 33 810 214 214 (only French spoken) or visit the bilingual website,


Yesterday marked the maiden passenger voyage of the Stena Adventurer, the new addition to the Irish Sea fleet of Stena Line (08704 00 67 09; The vessel arrived in Dublin Port only two weeks ago from the shipyard in Korea where she was built. She is the longest ferry ever to operate between the UK and Ireland, and sails between Holyhead in Anglesey and the Irish capital. Book by Friday 4 July, and you can pay £169 return for sailings until 21 August, and 26-31 August, for a car and five people. A £10 surcharge applies if you book by phone rather than online.


Eurotunnel (08705 35 35 35; is trying to fill its trains over the next 11 days with a novel short-term promotion: the fare depends on the time you travel, regardless of the day of travel. If you take the train from Folkestone between 5.01pm and 9.30pm, and travel back between 5.01am and 9am, the fare for a car and up to nine people is £60 return. You must book by Saturday 5 July, and complete travel by Sunday 13 July. Amendments to travel are possible for a fee of £30.

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