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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 20 December 2013 to 12 April 2014. Travel from London St Pancras (or Ashford International) direct to Moutiers or Bourg St Maurice. You can either travel on Friday night (allowing you to spend all day on piste Saturday) or Saturday morning (arriving in time for an evening meal). Return Saturday morning or night. Please note these are NOT sleeper trains.

 

Outbound night train services run from 20 December 2013 to 4 April 2014. The last inbound service will be on 12 April 2014.
Outbound day train services run from 21 December 2013 to 5 April 2014.The last inbound service will be on 12 April 2014.

Please note that the timetables below are subject to change.

 

- 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), 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 taxi
Meribel Moutiers  15 minutes
La Tania Moutiers 15 minutes
Courchevel Moutiers  30 minutes 
Val Thorens  Moutiers 30 minutes 
Les Menuires  Moutiers 35 minutes
La Plagne  Aime la Plagne  30 minutes
Les Arcs  Bourg St Maurice 15 minutes
Sainte Foy  Bourg St Maurice 15 minutes
Val d'lsère  Bourg St Maurice 20 minutes
Tignes Bourg St Maurice 25 minutes

 

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 20:09

Depart 09:39

 

Ashford International

Depart 20:55

Depart 10:425

 

Moutiers

Arrive 05:17

Arrive 18:12

 

Aime-la-Plagne

Arrive 05:45

Arrive 18:30

 

Bourg-St-Maurice

Arrive 06:07

Arrive 18:51

 

  FRENCH ALPS TO ASHFORD INTERNATIONAL/LONDON ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL

Day train - Saturdays only Night train - Saturdays only*
Bourg-St-Maurice Depart 09:44 Depart 22:15
Moutiers Depart 10:26 Depart 22:54
Ashford International Arrive 15:36 Arrive 06:34
St Pancras International Arrive 16:11 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 23/03/14 

 

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 2013/2014

First deduct £150 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

 

£94 - £232 per child (4-11yrs inclusive).

 

FIRST CLASS

From £255 - £520 per adult

 

and

 

£145 - £293 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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