With executive coach travel included in the base price, the vast majority of trip participants find this the best-value way to get out to the Alps. We only use modern, comfortable, executive coaches with TVs and toilets, so the journey is much more comfortable than you might imagine. You can bring one medium-sized soft shell bag, the dimensions of which should be no greater than 50cm x 50cm x 100cm. If you have your own skis or snowboard you will be able to bring this onto the coach for free, so long as you select this option on the booking form. More specifics can be found below
For those of you who would prefer to get to resort in the shortest possible time, get in an extra night’s sleep at the end of term and another one in resort, flying is the option for you. This year you will have to book your own flights and you will be able to book on to a transfer supplied by NUCO for £40 each way to get to resort. Flights should be booked on the 4th and 11th into and out of Geneva if taking a NUCO transfer..
By taking flights you get an £100 discount on your base price due to not using the coach travel included in this price.
Driving or independent travel
You are free to arrange your own transport, but Varsity Trip takes no responsibility for your safe and punctual arrival in resort. There is a reduction in the trip price of £100 if you choose to take your own transport both legs of your journey. Parking may also be difficult, we recommend you contact us in advance for advice
We only use modern, comfortable, executive coaches with TVs and toilets so the journey is much more comfortable than you might imagine. You’ll also get the chance to stock up on food supplies as coaches will stop at a supermarket a few hours before you arrive in Val Thorens.
Standard Package departs Friday 3rd December, from:
Cambridge: after 13:00 (most before 16:30)
Oxford: after 17:00 (most before 21:00)
London Victoria: 23:20
Return coaches depart resort evening of Friday 10th December and return throughout Saturday 11th December
Coaches return to Oxford, Cambridge, Dover & London Victoria. You will be able to select a drop off point when booking.
As you can appreciate, the coaches have limited luggage space, so you are required to bring only one medium-sized soft shell bag. The dimensions of bag must be no greater than 50cm x 50cm x 100cm. If you have your own skis or snowboard you will be able to bring this onto the coach free of charge, but you will need to book this in advance on the booking form. We also ask, to ensure that everyone’s luggage can fit on the coach, that you place your ski boots inside your large packing bag, not in a separate boot bag. Each passenger is also permitted one small bag to carry on board.