Fancy hopping over to France for a spot of tax-free shopping or visiting a Christmas market? Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is offering special prices for day/overnight tickets starting from just £60 return per car, available for travel every day until December 13.
Eurotunnel gets you from Folkestone to Calais in 35 minutes, and from there you are spoiled for choice with lots of Christmas markets nearby. Some of the most popular, within a 30 to 120-minute drive from the Eurotunnel terminal, include Reims, Amiens, Lille, Arras, Le Touquet and Licques.
For further information on each destination and Christmas markets further into France, see Best Christmas Markets In France – Eurotunnel Le Shuttle
For tax-free shopping, a wide variety of goods qualify for a VAT refund (up to 20%) including cosmetics, technology, jewellery, and food and drink items. Cité Europe shopping centre is right next to the Calais terminal, with the vast Carrefour hypermarket among other shops. See www.eurotunnel.com/daytrip