Ferries, Trains & Planes



Ferry crossings used by Galina International include Dover-Calais, Hull-Rotterdam/Zeebrugge or Portsmouth-Caen (Ouistreham). We are travel partners with all the major ferry companies operating these routes: P&O Ferries, P&O North Sea Ferries, DFDS & Brittany Ferries.

Dover crossings are always day sailings whereas Hull crossings are overnight. Portsmouth crossings are usually day sailings but you can request an overnight sailing if required.


Pride of Bruges HUZE

Pride of Rotterdam HURO

Spirit of Britain DoCa


Brittany Ferries NormandieEurotunnel Train 



Dover crossings take 90 minutes with regular sailings throughout the day.

Hull overnight crossings sail every evening at 18.30 hours (Zeebrugge) & 19.00 hours (Rotterdam). Both arrive the following morning between 08.00 & 09.00 hours.

Portsmouth afternoon sailings depart at 14.45 hours (subject to tides) & arrive in Ouistreham at 21.30 hours. Morning return crossings are at 08.30 hours. Overnight sailings are at 22.00 hours. Disembarkation is at 08.00 hours the following morning. Return overnight sailings are at 23.00 hours with arrival in Portsmouth at 08.00 hours the following morning.

Ferry information, including departure time and booking reference number, will be supplied in your Final Tour Details pack.


On-Board Facilities

Facilities for changing currency, shops, cafés & restaurants are available on all ferries.  Overnight ferries additionally include on-board entertainment, cinema & cabaret/disco. Cabins with en-suite facilties are provided on these crossings. Meals are not included in your price but are available to purchase on board.


Rail - Eurotunnel & Eurostar

Your group can also travel via Eurotunnel from Folkestone or Eurostar from St. Pancras.  If you have booked a one-day or two-day tour, this option allows your group to maximise the time available on the ground. Whilst our longer tours are costed on the assumption that a cross-Channel ferry will be used, we are also happy to quote for travel via Eurotunnel or the Eurostar.



We offer flights from most UK airports for our Spanish & Berlin tours. All flights on our website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL certificate. Please check it to ensure that the flights you have booked are listed on the certificate. It may be that other elements of the tour are also listed (accommodation, venues, coach transport). If this is the case, then please check that these are also correct. Tour elements not listed will be covered by Galina's Financial Failure Insurance as they have been booked directly by us with the supplier & not through our Principal ATOL holder. Greatdays Holidays (ATOL 4279), for whom Galina International is an appointed agent, is our Principal ATOL holder.

Please check our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection & the ATOL Certificate, please go to www.atol.org.uk/ATOLcertificate 


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