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Tailor Made Train Packages

 

   

For those of you who prefer to leave their car at home and enjoy some of France’s prettiest landscapes, the train is a good alternative.

 

We can arrange two train options – direct Ski Train or Eurostar Beyond (with a change at Paris).

 

Ski Train

 

The ski train will run from 19 December 2014 to 11 April 2015. Travel from London St Pancras (or Ashford International) direct to Moutiers or Bourg St Maurice. You can either travel on Friday night or Saturday morning (arriving in time for an evening meal). Return Saturday morning or night. Please note these are NOT sleeper trains.

 

A tip for those in the know: If you travel on the direct night train to the French Alps both ways, you'll get two extra days on your skis. You'll arrive on Saturday morning and leave on Saturday evening, beating the flying crowd and having the slopes all to yourself on change over day.

 

Night trains from London run from 19 December 2014 to 3 April 2015.
Day trains from London run from 20 December 2014 to 4 April 2015.
Night trains from Bourg St Maurice run from 27 December 2014 to 11 April 2015.
Day trains from Bourg St Maurice run from 27 December 2014 to 11 April 2015.
 

- Bourg St Maurice serves the Paradiski and Espace Killy areas well (Paradiski – Peisey-Vallandry (Les Arcs), Montchavin-Les Coches (La Plagnes + Espace Killy – Tignes (Les Brevieres, 1800), Sainte-Foy + La Rosiere).

- Moutiers is suited to the 3 Valleys ski area and part of Paradiski (Paradiski – Champagny + 3 Valleys – Brides les Bains (Meribel). 
 
Transfer times by private taxi transfer (traffic/weather dependant)
Brides to Moutiers 10 minutes one way
La Tania to Moutiers 25 minutes one way
La Plagne to Aime la Plagne 20 minutes one way
Les Arcs to Bourg St Maurice 45 minutes one way
Sainte Foy to Bourg St Maurice 15 minutes one way
Val d'lsère to Bourg St Maurice 45 minutes one way
Tignes to Bourg St Maurice 45 minutes one way

You can also transfer by bus, although the transfer times are much longer than by taxi:

Travellers can contact Altibus on +33 4 79 68 32 96 or by visiting www.altibus.com to book transfers. Altibus can answer calls in English and will be able to advise on transfers and schedules.

 

Guideline Transfer Distances

 

Moutiers – Brides les Bains is 6km

Moutiers – Champagny is 18km

Bourg St Maurice – Peisey is 19km

Bourg St Maurice – Montchavin-Les Coches is 15km

Bourg St Maurice – Tignes is 31km

Bourg St Maurice – Sainte-Foy is 12km

 

It’s worth bearing in mind that if you take the evening train both ways then you will benefit from 8 days of skiing instead of the usual 6.

 

ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL, LONDON/ASHFORD TO FRENCH ALPS

Resort

Night train – Fridays only

Day train  – Saturdays only

 

St Pancras International

Depart 19:39

Depart 09:39

 

Ashford International

Depart 20:25

Depart 10:25

 

Moutiers

Arrive 05:46

Arrive 18:14

 

Aime-la-Plagne

Arrive 06:04

Arrive 18:34

 

Bourg-St-Maurice

Arrive 06:23

Arrive 18:52

 

  FRENCH ALPS TO ASHFORD INTERNATIONAL/LONDON ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL

Day train - Saturdays only Night train - Saturdays only*
Bourg-St-Maurice Depart 09:34 Depart 22:15
Moutiers Depart 10:11 Depart 22:54
Ashford International Arrive 15:37 Arrive 06:34
St Pancras International Arrive 16:13 Arrive 07:16

NOTE: Trains from the Alps to London/Ashford do not stop at Aime-la-Plagne

 

*Does not stop at Ashford International on 14/03/15 

 

Eurostar Beyond

 

Eurostar direct train from London St Pancras (Or Ashford International) to Paris and then change to TGV to either (resorts in brackets are resorts/regions that are located close to the station):

Lyon

Chamonix (Chamonix Valley resorts)

Annecy (Grand Bornand)

Chambery (3 Valleys, Paradiski)

Aime le Plagne

Moutiers (as above)

Bourg St Maurice (as above)

Grenoble (2 Alpes, Vaujany, Oz-en-Oisans)

Briancon (Serre Chevalier, Montgenevre)

 

French sections of the itineraries via Paris can only be booked 3 months ahead of actual travel dates.

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Transfers from the station to resort can be pre-booked.

 

 

Supplement per person (return) – Eurostar + TGV - Based on indicative fares to larger stations such as Lyon, Grenoble, Chambery, Moutiers, Bourg St Maurice, Chamonix or Annecy. Other stations maybe available at a supplement.

 

 

 

 

 

Winter 2014/2015

First deduct £160 per party, then add the following per person:

 

 

 

The fares on the left are given for guidance only. Exact fare depends on availability, date and time of travel and will be quoted at time of booking.

 

*Off-Peak is Monday-Thursday in both directions + designated trains on Friday-Saturday.

 

Please note that transfers from train station to resort are not included in the above prices.

 

 

 

 

  - Direct Ski Train – Day & Night-

 

STANDARD CLASS

From £166 - £411 per adult

 

and

 

£117 - £264 per child (4-11yrs inclusive).

 

FIRST CLASS

From £255 - £520 per adult

 

and

 

£178 - £350 per child (4-11yrs inclusive).

 

- Eurostar to Paris + TGV to your destination

 

STANDARD CLASS

From £122 - £377 per adult

 

and

 

£109 per child (4-11yrs inclusive).

 

FIRST CLASS

From £254 - £422 per adult

 

and

 

£204 per child (4-11yrs inclusive).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travelling times

London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord: 3 hours

Transfer by underground to Gare de Lyon: allow 1 hour

 

Which stations and average journey times from Paris?

 

Grand Massif resorts :

Cluses (4hrs30)

Val d'Arly resorts :

Albertville (3hrs50) or Sallanches/Megève (4hrs50)

Maurienne resorts :

Saint-Jean de Maurienne (3hrs45), Saint-Michel/ Valloire (4hrs), Modane (4hrs20)

Oisans resorts:

Grenoble (2hrs50)

 

Times are given as indication only and are for direct TGV trains. Other (longer) possibilities are available with changes in Lyon, Chambery or Annecy.

 

 

Please note that the supplements shown are calculated on the basis of our tour operator allocated space. Occasionally, space may not be available at these fares, in which case we may have to charge the operator's full brochure price. If this occurs, it will, of course, be made clear to you at the time of booking.

 

 

Call us on 0844 576 0170 to book or for further information. You can also email your request or enquiry to a member of our team at reservations@peakretreats.co.uk

Opening times Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm (7pm Sept-Mar), Sat 10am – 4pm. Closed bank holidays and Sundays.

 

 

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