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From Big Ben to the Colosseum, See the Best of Europe at a Discount With Rail Europe

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., February 2, 2016 – Rail Europe, Inc.the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, announces exciting sales promotions this winter, providing travellers with great deals on popular passes and rail tickets throughout Europe. Offers include:
 
  • 20% off the France Rail Pass
  • 20% off selected German Rail Passes
  • 20% off Standard Premier Eurostar tickets
  • Free extra train travel days on Eurail passes including Global, Select, and One-Country Passes
Whether travelling from Paris to Bordeaux, Berlin to Munich, through the Chunnel to London, or sight-seeing across 28-countries on a Eurail Global Pass, Rail Europe offers savings and travel inspiration for all jet-setters this winter.
 
FRANCE RAIL PASS
 
The France Rail Pass provides travellers with extensive travel on the national rail network of France. Between now and March 31, 2016, travellers can receive 20% off their choice of pass: a continuous-day pass for 2, 4, 5, 8 or 15 travel days; or a flexi pass offering choice of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 days within a 1 month period or 15 days within a 2 month period.
 
The France Rail Pass offers bonus discounts on city passes and other activities, and also offers free travel for up to two children (age 4-11) with each adult and senior, allowing travelers to make the most of their family vacations.
 
 Restrictions and class validities may apply, see terms and conditions.*
 
GERMAN RAIL PASS
 
The German Rail Pass provides extensive travel on the national German rail network. Between now and March 30, 2016, travellers can receive 20% off their choice of 7 flexible travel days within a 1 month period, or 7 consecutive travel days. Reservations are also not required on most German trains, and the Pass now covers travel to popular destinations in Belgium, Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic, without additional country passes or tickets.
 
The German Rail Pass offers free travel for up to two children (age 6-11) with each adult, allowing travellers to make the most of their family vacations.
 
Restrictions and class validities may apply, see terms and conditions.*
 
EUROSTAR
 
Between February 16 and March 29, 2016, receive 20% off Eurostar Standard Premier (first class) tickets. Eurostar Standard Premier tickets offer the best way to travel between London and Paris, Brussels, Lyon, Avignon or Marseille and connect with rail services to over 100 destinations across Europe. The high speed Eurostar train provides city centre to city centre convenience, a choice of frequent departures, and the comfort of Standard Premier service, catering to the unique needs of the modern traveller.
 
Travel date restrictions apply, see terms and conditions.*
                                                                   
EURAIL
 
Eurail Passes provide extensive travel on national rail networks across Europe whether it is unlimited travel for all 28 participating countries with the Eurail Global Pass, or on a few favourites with the Eurail Select Pass. Between now and April 29, 2016, travellers can receive the following free train travel days across the Eurail Pass portfolio of products:
 
Eurail Global Pass Continuous:
  • Purchase 15 days, receive 2 extra train travel days
  • Purchase 22 days, receive 3 extra train travel days
  • Purchase 1 month, receive 5 extra train travel days
 
Eurail Global Pass Flexi:
  • Purchase 5 days within 1 month, receive 1 extra train travel day
  • Purchase 7 days within 1 month, receive 1 extra train travel day
  • Purchase 10 days within 2 months, receive 2 extra train travel days
  • Purchase 15 days within 2 months, receive 2 extra train travel days
Eurail Three Country Select Pass and Eurail Four Country Select Pass:
  • Purchase 5, 6, 8 or 10 days within 2 months, receive 1 extra train travel day
Eurail Two Country Select Pass:
  • Purchase 4, 5, 6, 8 or 10 days within 2 months, receive 1 extra train travel day
Eurail One Country Pass:
  • Purchase 3, 4, 5 or 8 days within 1 month, receive 1 extra train travel day
Restrictions and class validities may apply, see terms and conditions.*
 
Take advantage of first class savings and book today by visiting Rail Europe’s website at raileurope.com or by calling Rail Europe’s contact center.
 
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
 
France Rail Pass
 
Bookings of a France Rail Pass made from February 2, 2016 through 5:00pm ET on March 30, 2016 will be eligible for the 20% off discount. Offer is available for first and second class Adult, Saver, Youth, and Senior Passes. Offer is limited to bookings made through the promotion’s end date of 5:00 pm ET on March 30, 2016. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. The France Rail Pass Promotion is non-refundable and non-exchangeable. In order for one or two children ages 4-11 to travel free with an adult or senior using a France Rail Pass, the child pass or passes must be booked in conjunction with the adult or senior rail pass.
 
German Rail Pass
 
Bookings of a German Rail Pass made from February 2, 2016 through 5:00pm ET on March 30, 2016 will be eligible for the 20% off discount. Valid for travel from February 1 – May 31, 2016. All travel must be completed by 11:59 pm on May 31, 2016. Offer is available for the 7 day consecutive and 7 day within a 1-month period, first and second class Adult, Child and Twin Passes. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. The German Rail Pass Promo is non-refundable. The German Rail Pass Promo can be exchanged only for a regularly priced German Rail Pass of equal or higher value.  The German Rail Pass Promo cannot be exchanged for another promotional rail pass. In order for one or two children ages 6-11 to travel free with an adult using a German Rail Pass, the child pass or passes must be booked in conjunction with the adult rail pass.
 
Eurostar
 
Eurostar Standard Premier tickets show under “Comfort” on the Rail Europe websites.  
Eurostar 20% savings offer is valid for bookings of select Standard Premier tickets made from February 16 through 5:00 pm ET on March 29, 2016. Offer is subject to availability and subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases.
Promotional fares are valid for travel between London, Paris and Brussels from February 29, 2016 – August 19, 2016, and are valid for travel between London, Avignon, Marseille and Lyon from March 12, 2016 – September 30, 2016. Promotional fares are exchangeable less a fee, but non-refundable.
Promotional fares are not valid for travel on these dates: March 4-6, March 18-20, March 25-28, April 8-10, April 22-24, April 29-May 2, May 5-8, May 13-16, May 27-30, June 3-5, June 10-12, June 15-17, June 19-27, June 30-July 3, July 8-11, July 14-17, July 21-24, July 29-31, August 12-15, 2016.  Not valid to South of France the following dates:  March 25-26, March 28, April 4, April 8, April 11, April 15, April 18, April 22, April 25, April 29-30, May 2, May 16, May 27-28, May 30, June 10-11, June 13, June 17, June 25, July 1, July 6-9, August 27-29, September 4, 2016.
 
Eurail Global Pass
 
Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. Valid for bookings made on or before 5:00 pm ET on April 29, 2016. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. Please note that the extra free day/s is already included in the validity options offered on this page. In order for one or two children ages 4-11 to travel free with an adult using a Eurail Pass, the child pass or passes must be booked in conjunction with the adult rail pass.
 
Eurail Select Pass
 
Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. Valid for bookings made from February 2, 2016 to 5:00 PM ET on April 29, 2016. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. The extra free day is already included in the validity options listed on the pass booking page. In order for one or two children ages 4-11 to travel free with an adult using a Eurail Pass, the child pass or passes must be booked in conjunction with the adult rail pass.
 
Eurail One Country Pass
 
Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. Valid for bookings made from February 2, 2016 to 5:00 PM ET on April 29, 2016. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. The extra free day is already included in the validity options listed on the pass booking page. In order for one or two children ages 4-11 to travel free with an adult using a Eurail Pass, the child pass or passes must be booked in conjunction with the adult rail pass.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:

Melanie Albaric
Marketing & Communications Manager
Rail Europe Inc. 
914-681-7232
malbaric@raileurope.com

Laura Zanzal
Senior Account Supervisor
Zeno Group for Rail Europe, Inc.
212-299-8955
laura.zanzal@zenogroup.com