Rail Europe Offers Thalys Special 50% Discount on One-Way Train Tickets for Travel Between France-Belgium-Netherlands-Germany

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 29 /CNW/ -- Rail Europe offers up to 50% off the
regular price for one-way full-fare tickets on all routes of the high-speed
Thalys train connecting Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam-Cologne. Tickets must be
booked through Rail Europe by August 15, 2009 for travel through August 29,

    This special offer is for 1st or 2nd class full-fare tickets between all
French, Belgian, Dutch and German cities Thalys serves. For example, the
regular one-way full-fare ticket between Paris and Brussels costs from $199(*)
USD and $243(*) CAD in 1st class or $127(*) USD and $155(*) CAD in 2nd class. With
this special promotion these prices drop to approx $100(*) USD and $122(*) CAD for
1st class or $57(*) USD and $70(*) CAD for 2nd class travel.  While full-fare
tickets are fully exchangeable and refundable, the special promotional fares
are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

    With up to 25 daily departures between Paris and Brussels, 8 between
Paris and Amsterdam and 6 between Paris and Cologne, Thalys train connections
are convenient as well as fast.

    Rail Europe, the largest distributor of European rail products in North
America, encourages you to make train travel a part of your European travel
experience. The company celebrates over 75 years as a leader in European
travel and believes that the spirit of train travel is about enjoying the
simple pleasures, respecting the environment and connecting with people,
places and cultures.

    For more information or to book any of Rail Europe's wide range of
economical railpasses and point-to-point tickets on trains throughout Europe,
consult a travel agent or log on to Rail Europe's web site, www.raileurope.com
or call Rail Europe at 1-888-382-7245 (U.S.) or 1-800-361-7245 (Canada).

    To book rail for groups of 10 or more, please contact our Group
Department at www.raileurope.com/group-travel/group-travel.html.

    (*)Prices are subject to change; please check www.raileurope.com for the
latest prices


For further information:

For further information: Samina Sabir, Public Relations Manager,
+1-914-989-3385, pr@raileurope.com

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