Scandinavian Rail Pass Brought Under Eurail Umbrella



    Expanded Eurail Pass Range Benefits Visitors to Scandinavia

    UTRECHT, The Netherlands, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - The Eurail Group is giving more
options to travellers wanting to explore the Scandinavian countries of
Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
    Scandinavia has long been a popular tourist destination for overseas
visitors with numbers increasing steadily; in 2006 there were over seven
hundred thousand visitors from the United States alone. Now through a new
selection of offerings, Eurail passengers can travel throughout the region's
excellent rail systems using just a single pass.
    On January 1st, Eurail introduced the Eurail Scandinavia Pass to its vast
array of rail packages (replacing the former ScanRail Pass). The pass enables
unlimited 2nd class rail travel in all four participating countries and is
available throughout a range of validity periods. Discounts are offered to
groups of two or more and to young people under the age of 26. Prices start
from just 50 euros a day for a four-day Saver Pass.
    Eurail's global network of sales agents makes the pass widely available
around the world, and assists travellers in purchasing packages prior to their
departure to Europe. Therefore passes can be conveniently bought using local
currency, saving the time and stress of buying a series of tickets upon
arrival.
    Eurail's new Scandinavian packages also allow flexibility for different
itineraries and country combinations. Those wanting to visit only one or two
Scandinavian countries can choose among the Finland-Sweden, Denmark-Sweden and
Norway-Sweden options. Additionally, the Norway and Sweden One Country Passes
have been adjusted in line with many other Eurail Passes and now offer "Saver"
discounts in 2nd class for groups of 2-5 travellers.
    Trains in Scandinavia are modern, comfortable and reliable. High speed
trains such as Sweden's X2000 and Finland's Pendolino whisk travellers from
city to city, while slower scenic routes, like the Bergen Railway in Norway,
wind through mountain tunnels and across bridges providing continuous
panoramas of unspoiled scenic beauty. Although each country's railway is
operated by its own company, cross border connections are easy and efficient.
Travelling from Oslo to Stockholm takes just over six hours, while Stockholm
to Copenhagen is about a five hour journey. Connections between Helsinki and
Stockholm are made possible by ship, operated by Tallink Silja Oy, which gives
all Eurail Pass holders a 50% reduction on the full fare of the crossing.
    In addition to its Scandinavian packages, the Eurail Group offers a wide
range of passes from single country options to the classic Eurail Global Pass,
valid in 20 countries. For more information about the Eurail Group, go to
http://www.EurailGroup.com. Eurail Passes are currently available from the
direct sales website, http://www.Eurail.com, and all sales agents worldwide;
ACP Rail International (http://www.eurail-acprail.com); Flight Centre
(http://www.flightcentre.com); http://www.OctopusTravel.com; Rail Europe 4A
(http://www.raileurope.fr/wheretobuy) and STA Travel
(http://www.statravel.com).

    For More Information:

    Eurail Group corporate website and press room: http://www.eurailgroup.com
    Eurail photo library: http://eurail.informationstore.net/ Scandinavian
    Railway Companies:
    Danish Railways (DSB): http://www.dsb.dk
    Finnish Railways (VR): http://www.vr.fi
    Norwegian Railways (NSB): http://www.nsb.no
    Swedish Railways (SJ): http://www.sj.se





For further information:

For further information: Eurail Group Marketing Manager: Ana Dias e
Seixas, Tel. +31-(0)30-8500-125, email: a.diaseseixas@eurail.nl

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