Rail Europe Offers Last-Minute Summer Travel Deals on Rail Passes

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    Rail Europe, the largest distributor of European train tickets, passes and tours in North America, is offering seven special money-saving promotions on train travel. These “Lucky 7” limited-time offers provide discounts ranging from 15 percent to a 50 percent, and include a 2-for-1 deal. The seven deals include:

    Eurostar Standard Premier at 30 Percent Off: Clients can travel from London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and more for 30 percent off Eurostar Standard Premier tickets. Eurostar trains travel right into city centers with frequent departures and rail connections to more than 100 destinations across Europe. Eurostar trains can reach speeds up to 186 mph, making the trip from London to Paris in a little over two hours and the newly opened London to Amsterdam route in under four hours. Book by Aug. 6, 2018 for travel through Dec. 9, 2018.

    Thalys Premium at 48 Percent Off: Experience Premium class travel on Thalys at fares up to 48 percent off for summer travel. Discover Paris, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany on the high-speed “red train” with direct links to 17 cities and 50 round-trips a day. With peak speed up to 186 mph, clients can get from Paris to Brussels in less than 90 minutes. Book by Aug.  27, 2018, for travel through Sept. 2, 2018.

    Eurail Global Pass at 15 Percent Off: Enjoy more of Europe in First class comfort with 15% off a First class Eurail Global Pass.  An ideal way to see the most of Europe is the Eurail Global Pass with unlimited rail travel through 28 countries. Clients can travel from 15 consecutive days to three months or opt for up to 15 flexible days within a two-month period.  In addition to the discount, up to two children ages 4 to 11 can travel for free with an adult if passes are purchased at the same time. Book clients by July 30, 2018, and they have up to 11 months from date of purchase to begin travel, making it easy for them to pick the ideal vacation time.

    Trenitalia to Venice at 50 Percent Off: Your clients can experience Venice for less with 50 percent off train tickets to or from Venice on trains operated by Trenitalia, Italy’s national railway company. Trenitalia trains arrive regularly into Venice Santa Lucia train station, where boats can take visitors where they want to go in the city. Pair a stay in Venice with one in Rome, Milan, Florence and more of Italy’s cities to create an Italian getaway. Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 30, 2018.

    Eurail Italy Pass at up to 20 Percent Off: For more extensive Italy itineraries, clients can take advantage of up to 20 percent off Eurail Italy passes providing unlimited travel on Trenitalia. Children up to age 11 traveling for free if the pass is purchased at the same time as an adult. This offer ends Aug. 31, 2018.

    German Rail Pass at 20 Percent Off: Get clients to Munich Oktoberfest with a 20 percent discount on 10- and 15- day Flexi and Consecutive German Rail passes. The 185th annual beer festival begins Sept. 22 and this special Rail Europe promotion is for travel Aug. 1 through Sept. 30, 2018, on bookings made Aug. 1-30, 2018. Visitors can travel beyond Munich with their unlimited travel pass in Germany to explore the shores of the Baltic Sea and the Bavarian Alps. Children ages 6 to 11 travel free with an adult when passes are purchased at the same time.

    France & Spain Rail at 2-for-1 Prices: Pair France at Spain by rail where clients traveling together get two first class France-Spain high-speed train tickets for the price of one. They can see more of both countries with service to 21 cities. Trains from Paris to Barcelona take just under 6.5 hours and they can go from Madrid to Marseille in seven hours. Bookings need to be made Aug. 28 to Sept. 17, 2018 for travel Sept. 14, 2018 to Jan. 7, 2019. Special fares for travel from Dec. 9, 2018 to Jan. 7, 2019, become available starting Sept. 12, 2018.

    All current promotions can be found on the Deals page of RailEurope.com. Travel and blackout dates apply. Travel agents can take advantage of these last-minute travel deals for their clients by clicking on Rail Europe Agent.

    By James Shillinglaw

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