Planning a European summer? Rail Europe has just released free days and discounted travel deals.
Europe by rail is a magical journey. Comfort and convenience while taking in the views the continent offers.
And if you're planning a European train journey over the coming months, Rail Europe has deals on rail tickets and passes.
Bookings for Eurail Passes made by March 31 will receive up to five free travel days, depending on the type of pass.
One extra day is given for passes allowing five and seven travel days within a month, while two extra days will be granted for passes allowing 10 and 15 days within two months as well as the 15-day continuous pass.
The 22-day continuous pass will have three additional travel days and the one-month continuous pass will get five more travel days.
Bookings made between March 2-31 on selected TGV Lyria France – Switzerland services will enjoy one-way fares from $48.
Routes include Paris and Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchatel, Vallorbe, Bern, Zurich or Basel, as well as Geneva to Lyon, Valence, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Toulon, St Raphael, Cannes, Antibes or Nice. Travel is valid from May 2 to August 27.
Until April 24, travellers can take advantage of $66 one-way fares on Eurostar journeys between London/Ebbsfleet/Ashford and Brussels, and between Lille/Calais and Paris. They're valid for travel from March 6 to August 20.
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