Thomas Cook Camping

Thomas Cook Camping

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Ben Jk

853 posts

98 months

Friday 19th January
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FARP said:
Travel destinations 2018 at their Porsche Curves Site £499.00 per person ( 2 Sharing)
We are paying £595 each - 3 up in a car and event tent. (glamping). Then on top there is the cost of arriving a day early, grandstand seats etc. etc

Our 3rd year going with TD. It's not cheap but facilities are very good (albeit we had a few issues in 2016), so would recommend them.

99dndd

952 posts

21 months

Friday 19th January
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Paying £401pp for Thomas Cook Sport for:

Wednesday - Monday Camping
Pre-erected Tent with Travel Light Pack (sleeping bag and pillow) because we're flying to Paris
Race Tickets
2 hour Coach Tour to Arnage and Mulsanne at 1am.

Expensive but it's our 1st time going so would like to leave as much in the hands of the professionals as possible.

Edited by 99dndd on Saturday 20th January 15:50

Rick101

5,533 posts

82 months

Friday 19th January
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Ben Jk said:
We are paying £595 each - 3 up in a car and event tent. (glamping). Then on top there is the cost of arriving a day early,
I don't mind the brokers making a profit but this did nark me with TD.

Taking the 2350 tunnel wed? Early travel charge ££

Want to take a roofbox? High roof charge ££


There is no difference in price for either so I think it quite unreasonable that the brokers charge notable bit extra for them.

Rick101

5,533 posts

82 months

Friday 19th January
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Rick101 said:
Just as a comparison with Travel Destinations, Houx in 2017 was around £600 based on 2 sharing, travel via Eurotunnel.
£300 against £359?

I thought the difference was quite a bit more for some reason.

Obviously quite a bit more than doing it direct which is about £150pp
Now home just checked my figures and for clarity the direct price (non member) is £182pp

Tickets 2x£75
Most expensive site Houx £92
Tunnel £122
£364/2=£182pp

ACO member works out at £311/155pp. Worthwhile if 4 of you of you will use the other benefits.

chasingracecars

1,315 posts

29 months

Friday 19th January
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Rick101 said:
Taking the 2350 tunnel wed? Early travel charge ££

Want to take a roofbox? High roof charge ££
Travel agents and ticket agency’s get blocks on the ferry. Their pricing will be low to make money on the ferry too. However as those tickets will be based on a car, you may well turn up on the day with a Range Rover and roof box. Thus meaning you need to go on a different tariff. A Ford mondeo with a roof box will remain in the same tariff with a roof box or not. The ticket agency just want to limit your issues at the port.

Early booking again they may have slots. Your choice is not in their normal reduced rate ticket allocation.
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Rick101

5,533 posts

82 months

Friday 19th January
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Are you saying Eurotunnel charges the brokers more for high vehicles?

If that is the case you might as well book standard and when you turn up just use into the high vehicle lane. Even if you went as booked, you would be directed to the high vehicle lane.

chasingracecars

1,315 posts

29 months

Friday 19th January
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High vehicles pay more on all crossings even when booked direct. My Audi had a roof box on low profile bars just came in under the limit. (Forget what it was) take the Range Rover and it’s still low until something goes on the roof or the caravan is on the back. If we tow a low trailer the cost is much lower. High vehicles have set decks. There are more places for cars that are only used on full crossings.

Remember both the Audi and Range Rover go as cars put a roof box on the Audi your still low enough. Roofbox on the Range Rover and your not.

Channel tunnel Range Rover and roofbox will not fit on normal carriages.

Rick101

5,533 posts

82 months

Friday 19th January
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Do you mean on the truck wagons? Single deck and wider?
Been on them several times in my Lotus. Just drive on.


Eurotunnel website shows saver fare as £61.

Add over 6ft and add a roof box Same price, £61.

Changing to a van only puts it to £76

Mountain Man

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89 posts

14 months

Saturday 20th January
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99dndd said:
Paying £601pp for Thomas Cook Sport for:
2 hour Coach Tour to Arnage and Mulsanne at 1am.
Where did you find information on that? I was struggling to find any info.

99dndd

952 posts

21 months

Saturday 20th January
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Mountain Man said:
Where did you find information on that? I was struggling to find any info.
It was on the “extras” section of the booking page.

Also meant to say £401 for the Thomas Cook stuff, I’ve edited the post.