Rail Europe GSAs have released a series of year-end promotions to further add value to travellers’ rail itineraries during their visit to Europe in the coming months and next year.
A generous 20% discount has been declared on the France Rail Pass, the Eurail Global and Select Passes and the Swiss Peak promotion when purchased with a Swiss Travel Pass; while point-to-point tickets on the Eurostar and Thalys have been significantly reduced as well.
For the discount to apply, agents must ensure bookings for the France Rail Pass must be made by 3 Nov 2015. They can also advise their clients that for the first time, travellers can secure 2015 prices for travel in 2016 and they can take advantage of the generous 12-month validity from the date of issue. Prices start from AUD 100 / NZD107
Agents booking clients on the Swiss Peak promotion with the Swiss Travel Pass can pass on up to 20% discount, on top of the existing 50% which applies to mountain railway and cable car rides to the peaks of Pilatus, Titlis, Schilthorn and Gornergrat. Bookings must be made by 3 Nov 2015 and travel completed by 2 Nov 2016, allowing travellers to enjoy the extended validity period which is usually six months. Prices start from AUD196 / NZD231.
Agents with clients exploring more than one country around Europe can apply the 20% discount off Eurail Select or Global Passes for bookings made by 31 Dec 2015. Passes must be validated used by 31 March over the winter and off peak season. Prices start from AUD 152 / NZD169 for the Eurail Select Pass (for four adjoining countries) and AUD404 / NZD442 for the Eurail Global Pass (covering 28 countries).
If booking Eurail Regional and one country passes by 31 December, agents can secure their clients the discounted 2015 prices, while enjoying an extra free travel day that will be granted. Passes must be validated within six months from the date of issue.
Further to that, until 3 Nov 2015, agents can pass on savings on the Eurostar and Thalys bookings on selected routes between the UK, France, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands.
One-way prices on the Eurostar will start from AUD74 / NZD83 between the UK and Paris, Brussels and Lille; AUD91 / NZD101 between the UK and Lyon; and AUD108 / NZD120 between the UK and Marseille and Avignon. One-way prices on the Thalys will start from AUD98 / NZD 109 from Paris to Brussels, Cologne and Amsterdam.
Agents are reminded that Rail Europe tickets are distributed by Rail Plus, Rail Tickets, CIT Holidays and Infinity Rail in Australia, and Rail Plus and Go Holidays in New Zealand. Terms and conditions apply.