Chamonix Luxury Express
FIRST ON THE MOUNTAIN
LONDON | GENEVA | CHAMONIX
9-night vacation with 8 full days of skiing
Arrive at Chamonix Saturday morning
Premium first-class rail travel
Lunch and dinner served at your seat
VIP transfer service in Paris
Historic five-star hotel in Chamonix
From only £ 4.200*
*per person when two travelling together
They say that getting there is half the fun. But with skiing, all the fun is usually on the mountain, with getting to the ski resort from London just a stressful and tiresome hassle. But imagine a rail journey that is pure joy, with personal pampering all the way: Savour premium first-class service with three-course meals and wine from both London to Paris and Paris to Geneva. Relax with VIP transfer service in Paris with your private guide and chauffeur, and pre-departure cocktail at Gare de Lyon’s legendary Le Train Bleu. Spend Friday night at a four-star hotel in Geneva, then continue the short distance to Geneva by chauffeured car, and arrive at your five-star Chamonix hotel around nine o’clock Saturday morning. You have eight full days of skiing before you return to London in the same sumptuous manner, arriving home Sunday afternoon. This is not just the most enjoyable journey ever to and from the Alps – you also gain two extra days of skiing.
You journey to the Alps in premium first-class, and on both the Eurostar and the TGV Lyria you will one pampered with three-course meals with wine. On the TGV, Michelin-star chef Michel Roth has crafted a menu with both Swiss and French flavors.
In Paris, relax with VIP transfer service with private guides and drivers between Gare de Nord and Gare de Lyon.
Drinks at Le Train Bleu
On your outbound journey, wait for your train to Switzerland with a cocktail at the legendary Le Train Bleu. Homebound, you have access to the exclusive Business Premiere lounge at Gare du Nord.
In Chamonix, you stay at the five-star Grand Hotel des Alpes, right in the centre of town. The historic hotel is charming and personal, and comes with an excellent spa.
The perfect run
Travel more comfortably and stylishly to the Alps than you ever thought possible – and gain two extra days of skiing
It is nine o’clock on a Saturday morning and the ski lifts are just whirling into action as you arrive at Chamonix. Most of your fellow ski-vacationers will only arrive late this afternoon. By then, you will already have enjoyed a great day on the slopes. And you arrive at the slopes perfectly rested: You have had a luxurious and relaxed journey from London to Geneva the day before. Enjoyed a good night’s sleep at a four-star boutique hotel. In the morning, you changed into your ski outfit, and relaxed in your chauffeured car for the one-hour drive to your Chamonix hotel – or even directly to the ski lift.
On next Saturday, when other skiers pack their boots and leave Chamonix so early that any last skiing is usually out of the question, you have the mountains at your disposal the whole day. Only when the sun is setting over Mont Blanc will you finally hand in your skis and descend to the valley.
Enjoy two more days of skiing
in your one-week ski trip
That is eight days of skiing in one week. 33 per cent more winter bliss than the usual ski vacation if you want to be mathematical about it. And the magical key to gaining two extra days on the slopes is arriving at the mountains more leisurely and comfortably than you would have thought possible. Instead of a long and eminently forgettable travel day of security lines and crowds, Silver Tray serves you a perfectly relaxed and luxurious day that embodies the romance of travel from a bygone era.
You depart from London Friday at lunch time, travelling on Eurostar in Business Premiere. Celebrate the start of a great journey as your steward welcomes you with a glass of Champagne, followed by an excellent three-course lunch as the train approaches France. At Gare du Nord, your private Silver Tray guide awaits you at the platform and escorts you to a chauffeured car for the drive to Gare de Lyon. Here, your guide treats you to a cocktail at the bar at the legendary Le Train Bleu, before she bids you farewell in front of the Business Premiere car of your TGV Lyria high-speed train to Geneva.
The TGV Lyria offers a class of service above and beyond anything offered on the rest of the TGV network. Enjoy the comfort and service of the train’s premium first class, as you are served a three-course meal that is both inventive and delicate, crafted by a Michelin-star chef to combine Swiss and French culinary traditions. When you arrive at Geneva after a memorable three-hour journey, a private guide awaits right at the car to escort you to your four-star hotel. It is so early in the evening that a stroll through the winding streets of the medieval centre beckons.
Next morning, the only thing between you and the slopes is the chauffeured car. One week later, the return trip to London is the same wonderful journey, with a full Saturday’s worth of skiing followed by a night in Geneva and a luxurious Sunday rail journey home. You arrive at St Pancras International Sunday afternoon.
This one-week ski vacation has you leave London Friday afternoon and arrive home Sunday afternoon. You travel to Geneva in little more than seven hours in premium first-class on Eurostar and TGV Lyria, arriving early evening in Geneva for a comfortable night’s sleep. Early next morning, you travel for a couple of hours in premium first-class to Chamonix, arriving around nine o’clock. You stay at a four-star design hotel located steps from both the railway station and the ski lifts. You leave Chamonix after eight full days of skiing on Saturday afternoon, stay overnight in Geneva, and arrive at London’s St Pancras Sunday afternoon.
You start your adventure in grand style. We have seated you in Eurostar’s Business Premiere, one of the finest premium first classes in all of Europe. Your steward will welcome you onboard and serve you a glass of Champagne, followed by a fine three-course lunch with wine as you speed under the Channel towards Paris.
Upon arrival at Gare du Nord, you will be met by your private guide who will escort you to your waiting chauffeured car and join you for the ride to your four-star hotel.
Then, she will invite you on a privately guided two-hour city walk. As a local insider, they have an excellent idea of what to show you. But remember: This your private guide, so feel free to mention anything you would like to experience on the walk.
Your high-speed train to Geneva is a TGV Lyria, the only TGV with a premium first-class. The exclusive cabin comes with its dedicated steward who will serve you an included delicious three-course meal with wine at your seat. The menu has been crafted by Michelin-star chef Michel Roth and combines both French and Swiss flavours.
You arrive at Geneva after an enjoyable three hours, and easily make your way to your four-star hotel that is steps away from the station.
Your high-speed train to Paris is a TGV Lyria, the only TGV with a premium first-class. The exclusive cabin comes with its dedicated steward who will serve you an included delicious three-course meal with wine at your seat. The menu has been crafted by Michelin-star chef Michel Roth and combines both French and Swiss flavours.
At Paris, you are met by your private guide and driver who will whisk you to Gare de Lyon. As a Business Premiere traveller, you have access to the station’s elegant lounge with cocktail bar.
Your final journey home on this rail adventure will be one to remember. We have seated you in Eurostar’s Business Premiere, one of the finest premium first classes in all of Europe. Your steward will welcome you on board and serve you a glass of Champagne, followed by a fine three-course lunch with wine as you speed under the Channel towards London.
Four-star boutique hotels
Stay in charming, comfortable and centrally located four-star boutique hotels carefully curated by Silver Tray. Breakfast is included, as are transfers between the train station and the hotel.
Eurostar Business Premiere
Your Silver Tray service includes
+ Business Premiere on Eurostar and TGV Lyria
+ Three-course meals and wine served at yiur seat
+ Four-star boutique hotel in Geneva
+ Five-star hotel in centre of Chamonix
+ Breakfast included
+ Paris transfers with private guide and driver
+ Chauffeured car from Geneva to Chamonix
+ Food and drink in Chamonix other than breakfast
+ Ski lifts and ski rental