Ferry Crossings & Travel Partners
Ferry crossings used by Galina International include Dover-Calais, Hull-Rotterdam/Zeebrugge or Portsmouth-Caen (Ouistreham). We are 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 can be either day sailings or overnight. Our management team & Tour Administrators work closely with these providers to ensure that this stage of your journey is both safe & comfortable.
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 Details & On-Board Facilities
Ferry information, including departure time and booking reference number, will be supplied in your Final Tour Details pack. Your coach driver or tour guide will ensure that you are checked-in & made aware of timings & arrangements for leaving & joining the coach at the beginning & end of your crossing.
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 facilities are provided on these crossings. Meals are not included in your price but are available to purchase on board.
Your group can also travel via Eurotunnel from Folkestone. 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.
All ferries contracted for use are subject to validation of all relevant maritime certification in relation to seaworthiness. The relevant international conventions are the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea and the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail.