European Travel Deals This Summer From Rail Europe

Save on High Speed Train Tickets, Eurail Passes, Sightseeing Activities and More

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 31, 2016 /CNW/ -- Travellers heading to Europe this summer can save big with Rail Europe, the largest distributor of European rail products worldwide. Customers can enjoy a variety of discounts, from a sale on Eurail Passes and city passes in Europe's top cities, to deals on international high speed trains. Included among those is a sale with up to 70% off to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Thalys train, whose most popular route connects Paris and Amsterdam. The full list of offers includes:

  • $50 off the booking of a city pass or tour with a 1st Class Eurail Global or Eurail Select Pass
  • Up to 70% off 1st Class Thalys Tickets
  • Up to 55% off 1st Class TGV Lyria Tickets

Travellers can also take advantage of current ongoing sales from Rail Europe, including:


Whether you're headed from London to Provence, Paris to Barcelona, or have plans to travel by rail freely through 28 countries with a Eurail Global pass, Rail Europe helps travellers get to anywhere they want to go this summer – now at a discount. With over 75 years of experience, Rail Europe is the only one-stop-shop for European travel products, and by providing support before, during and after your journey, they make discovering Europe easier.

Eurail Passes offer 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 June 23, 2016, travellers who book any city pass, transfer, tour or museum along with a 1st Class Eurail Global or Eurail Select Pass with coupon code 50EURAILCITY will get $50 off a booking.

Rail Europe helps travellers discover their favourite European cities by offering sightseeing options including city passes, tours, transfer and museum passes available in more than 20 different countries and in over 100 cities. Purchase an activity product to complement your Eurail Pass and enjoy your destination even further – now at a discount.

Travel date restrictions and class validities apply, see terms and conditions.*

Enjoy city-centre to city-centre convenience on high-speed Thalys trains, which make connections to 17 cities across Europe, including Paris, and destinations in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and more.

In celebration of the rail company's 20th anniversary this year, travelers can receive up to 70% off 1st class tickets, between now and June 9, 2016.

Travel date restrictions and class validities may apply, see terms and conditions.**

Indulge in the essence of France and Switzerland aboard the TGV Lyria. This newly refurbished French train runs between Paris, Lausanne, Bern, Geneva, Zurich, Basel and Interlaken, with an additional route between Geneva and Marseille, Montpellier and Nice, Brig and Lille, Dijon and Bern, Lausanne, Zurich.

All international trains connecting France and Switzerland feature crisp, redesigned interiors and new seating in your choice of spacious Economy Class (2nd class) and Premier Class (1st class).

From May 31 to June 13, 2016, travellers can receive up to 55% off 1st class tickets.

Travel date restrictions, route and class validities may apply, see terms and conditions.***

Rail Europe also has a number of other ongoing promotions to help travellers to get the most out of their summer vacation, including:

  • $50 USD off a 1st Class France Rail Pass with coupon code FRPSPRING50
  • $25 USD off a 1st class France-Spain High Speed rail ticket with coupon code 25FRANCESPAIN
  • Up to 30% off Eurostar Standard Premier tickets

Take advantage of these 1st class train savings and book today by visiting Rail Europe's website at, or connect with travel experts at Rail Europe's award-winning customer care centre by phone or live chat on the website.

For travellers whose journeys include Paris, Rail Europe invites them to share their explorations on social media with #ParisWeLoveYou, to express their love for the incredible French city.


From May 24, 2016 through 5:00 PM ET on June 23, 2016, enter coupon code 50EURAILCITY during checkout on delivery page to receive $50 off your booking that includes an Activity Product (city sightseeing product or museum pass) and a 1st class Eurail Global Pass or 1st Class Eurail Two, Three or Four Country Select Pass for Adult, Youth or Saver. Activity products are available under Activities on the Rail Europe websites.

One coupon code per booking may be applied. Offer is limited to the first 500 bookings, or until the promotion's end date of 5:00 PM ET on June 23, 2016 whichever comes first. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustment can be made on prior purchases. The Eurail One Country Pass and the Swiss luggage products (Express Luggage, Express Flight Luggage to Switzerland) are excluded from this promotion. Discounted products are non-refundable unless both the railpass and Activity product are returned together unused.

First class Thalys tickets show under "Premier" on the Rail Europe websites. Thalys savings offer of up to 70% is valid for bookings of select 1st class tickets made from May 21 through 5:00pm ET on June 9, 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 from July 1, 2016August 31, 2016 and are valid between Paris and Belgian destinations, Paris and German destinations, Paris and Dutch destinations, Belgium and German destinations only. BelgiumNetherlands and  Lille – Netherlands routes are excluded. Promotional fares are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

TGV Lyria first class tickets show under "Comfort" and "Premier" on Rail Europe websites.  

TGV Lyria Summer Promotion savings offer is valid for select TGV Lyria tickets purchased from May 31 through 5:00 pm ET on June 13, 2016. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. Promotional fares are valid for travel from July 1-August 28, 2016. Promotional fares are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Promotional fares are valid only between Paris and Geneva, Paris and Lausanne, Paris and Neuchatel, Paris and Vallorbe, Paris and Bern, Paris and Zurich, Paris and Basel. Lyriapremiere meal service may vary depending on time of day.

About Rail Europe
Rail Europe represents more than 50 European train companies and is a one-stop shop for European rail travel planning and booking.  Rail Europe, Inc., is the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, offering a wide range of passes and train tickets to North American travellers. An essential part of the vacation planning process, the company's Web site offers a user-friendly booking engine, knowledgeable experts, online rail pass finder, virtual tours, interactive maps and much more.  Rail Europe provides a worry-free, cost and time-effective and seamless travel experience by enabling customers to purchase tickets and plan travel details in advance. 

For more information or to book a trip with Rail Europe, visit Trips can also be reserved by speaking to a Rail Europe Travel Consultant at 1-800-438-7245 (U.S.), 1-800-361-7245 (Canada) or 1-888-337-8687 (Mexico). To book rail for groups of 10 or more, please contact the Group Department at

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For further information: Laura Zanzal Ford, Vice President, Zeno Group for Rail Europe, 212.299.8955,, or Melanie Albaric, Marketing & Communications Manager, Rail Europe, 914.681.7232,,

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