A wide range of 20 per cent discounts are currently available throughout Europe during Christmas and the northern ski season if you book early through Australia’s only fully owned dedicated rail specialist, International Rail.
There are several choices for travelling with Eurail, German Rail and Britrail and they are for sale until different dates and valid for use over varying periods.
The Eurail Global pass is for sale until February 24, 2017, and must be used within 11 months of purchase; they are available for 28 countries in Europe. There is also a 20% discount on Select Passes (2, 3 or 4 countries) and One Country Passes.
Britrail and Britrail England Passes should be purchased before December 29, such as the three day pass for a month costing $250 which can be combined with ferry crossings to Ireland for just $301.
In Germany there’s a 20 per cent cut on seven-day German Rail Passes purchased by December 8 which are valid for travel until January 31, 2017. These passes start from $341 per person for second class.