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MitchandJenny
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As we don’t know when we are coming home it’s one way, but at our age it may have to be cancelled at at any time, hence £244.
(£204 NON refundable !!)
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It's getting a joke now , we went over to France 3 weeks ago on an Irish ferry still came to 200 return the down side is the boat is horrible it seems to take forever to get going i don't think I will be doing that again

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Trying to book Eurotunnel AND enter Tesco codes at the same time !!
“”Confused dot com”” is me..
Now temporarily locked out of the Eurotunnel account I just opened due to “multiple login attempts using an Apple STRONG password. !!
Effing internet 🤬🤬 And effing passwords..🤬🤬
I know, a computer can’t be wrong !! 🤬🤬
Thanks for the “Rant” 😉
Worth the Fun membership fee just for that.
Mitch

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As we don’t know when we are coming home it’s one way, but at our age it may have to be cancelled at at any time, hence £244.
(£204 NON refundable !!)
Mitch.
Although the its non refundable I think you can still change the dates if you need to obviously any extra charges apply🤔😊
 
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We had to return early a few weeks back so I changed my booking for a mid day and it was an extra £6, happy with that.

The rates do seem to be rising though especially when I have 2 dogs to also pay for.
May look at Newhaven ferry a bit closer as would also save an hours driving each way.
 

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Trying to book Eurotunnel AND enter Tesco codes at the same time !!
“”Confused dot com”” is me..
Now temporarily locked out of the Eurotunnel account I just opened due to “multiple login attempts using an Apple STRONG password. !!
Effing internet 🤬🤬 And effing passwords..🤬🤬
I know, a computer can’t be wrong !! 🤬🤬
Thanks for the “Rant” 😉
Worth the Fun membership fee just for that.
Mitch
You might as well phone Eurotunnel and sort it out that way always helpful on phone
 
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You might as well phone Eurotunnel and sort it out that way always helpful on phone
I have done it twice and yes they are patient and nice.
They just told me that Tesco vouchers cannot be used on Standard NON refundable, which we finally opted for.
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Mitch
 
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£244 One way 6.5mtr Van ! ! !
For a refundable ticket ! ! !
Bloody hell. 😳
Mitch

Heard of ferries?. They work well and a lot cheaper. Much nicer experience too in my opinion.

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Hello Vauxhall man.
Yep heard of them but water can get steep
and 35 mins is nice.
Mitch

And Dog Friendy unlike ferries which are certainly not.

Ah well. If you prefer to be stuck underground in a box with a dog for 35 mins you must pay for the privilege. ;)

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suavecarve

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we also used newhaven and if you phone them direct and tell them you are a pensioner you also get 20% discount
I keep looking at this, and havent tried the route......yet...
Technically, I could say I am a pensioner having pulled a couple of pensions, but it is an outright lie, based upon age, which will be caught out when I present passports, I presume

Is anyone aware of any other discounts for this route ? (I dont do Tesco vouchers)
 
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Newhaven-Dieppe is my favourite ferry as well as being the nearest. Haven't used it for years because of the dogs.
They would probably be fine as both laid back and used to being left in the van but swmbo would probably freak out at the idea 💡
P&O dog lounge might be a compromise.
 

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I keep looking at this, and havent tried the route......yet...
Technically, I could say I am a pensioner having pulled a couple of pensions, but it is an outright lie, based upon age, which will be caught out when I present passports, I presume

Is anyone aware of any other discounts for this route ? (I dont do Tesco vouchers)
You don't have to be a pensioner just over 60. Lots of over 60s don't get pensions yet.

If you're a member of CCC you can get a 10% discount.
 

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I was going to on my return as staying in Brighton but the £98 less 20% to the UK was replaced with £ 189 less 20%

as said it is "over 60"
In the interests of nobody but myself, I dont make the 60 barrier either ! But will look at the ccc discount denisejoe pointed out

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Unless you are going to Spain or France then the better option is to use the Harwich/Hook of Holland route.

Similar cost, but you get a cabin for the night and for Germany, Italy etc it saves a load of driving (and tolls) so can work out cheaper.
What toll is it going to save?

If you re going to Germany you don't need to pay a toll anyway. The issue with the longer crossings is there are only one or two crossings a day and if you miss them you re looking at a long delay.

MitchandJenny the tunnel ticket I bought last week said it could be used for up to a year. They ve always been pretty good at alterations.
 
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Living close to the tunnel I did a little research last night. Tuesday is one of the cheapest days to travel outward crossing at £122.00. Never book the return . Check the return rates when I want to come back and book on the phone. That is for an 8.5 meter MH. Luckily I still have 2 Frequent Travelle legs to use and am going over in November at remembrance time to Caen
Cost £39. 00 for the extra length plus dog .Recall one Ferry crossing some years ago surrounded by beer swelling idiots and screaming kids. The tube underground suits me fine.
 
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Living close to the tunnel I did a little research last night. Tuesday is one of the cheapest days to travel outward crossing at £122.00. Never book the return . Check the return rates when I want to come back and book on the phone. That is for an 8.5 meter MH. Luckily I still have 2 Frequent Travelle legs to use and am going over in November at remembrance time to Caen
Cost £39. 00 for the extra length plus dog .Recall one Ferry crossing some years ago surrounded by beer swelling idiots and screaming kids. The tube underground suits me fine.
We only ever book one way. Who knows when and how we re going to want to come back.
 
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What toll is it going to save?

If you re going to Germany you don't need to pay a toll anyway. The issue with the longer crossings is there are only one or two crossings a day and if you miss them you re looking at a long delay.

MitchandJenny the tunnel ticket I bought last week said it could be used for up to a year. They ve always been pretty good at alterations.
The route to Italy via Folkstone-Dover/Calais to Italy would have a three figure sum in French motorway tolls. Each way.
The route to Italy via Harwich/Hook and Germany would be toll free.

With the Harwich/Hook ferry, you treat it more like a mini cruise.

You can have a very good restaurant meal on board and wash it down with a fine wine before retiring to your very nice cabin for the night. After a shower in the morning you then can have an early breakfast on board, or after disembarkation you fire up the turbo and you can make the German border in time for a late breakfast.
You will already on the autobahn heading south before your compatriots have got off the ferry/train in Calais
(Or out of the Aire if they crossed the previous night)
 
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Many years ago, driving a large van loaded with computer gear and a cruising speed of 70mph, I got to Genoa several hours before a estate car loaded with my colleagues who had hammered it down the French autoroutes.

We did not let on that we had gone over via Harwich on Friday night and then pootled down over the weekend, whereas they at left at dawn on Sunday to arrive, knackered, in the early hours on Monday morning.
(We had to be on site by 8am)

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