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Rail Europe Eurostar Da Vinci Code Quest Winners

White Plains, NY, August 2, 2007 - Lisa Tyler of Liberty Travel, Wilmingon, DE, and her husband Todd (left side of photo) were the Grand Prize winners of Rail Europe's Da Vinci Code Quest contest held last year, and they recently claimed their prize, a trip for two to London and Paris. They traveled between the two cities on the Eurostar train in Leisure Select (first class) seats and are shown with Eurostar's Head of International Sales Michael Davies (right).

More than 2,000 agents entered the Da Vinci Code Quest contest.

"Our first trip to Europe was an adventure of a lifetime," said Tyler. "Eurostar was truly a relaxing ride from London to Paris. Thanks to Rail Europe and Eurostar for giving us such wonderful and lasting memories."

Faster from November 14 w ith UK's High Speed 1

On November 14 this year, Eurostar will be 20 minutes faster, thanks to the completion of high-speed track on the UK side of the route - the train will travel between downtown London to downtown Paris in just 2 hrs 15 min.

To celebrate the launch of HS 1, travel agents can now enter an online sweepstakes for the chance to win a trip to London and Paris on Eurostar. [note to editors: press release on Eurostar sweepstakes was issued June 26.] For more information on how to enter, visit. Commission on Eurostar tickets starts at 5% for electronic bookings.

Rail Europe is Eurostar's primary North American representative. Rail Europe sells individual and group travel on high-speed, scenic and regional trades throughout Europe and the UK.

To book Eurostar or any other train in Europe, log on to Rail Europe's web site for travel agents, or call Rail Europe at 1-888-382-7245.

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