SOURCE: Rail Europe

October 09, 2006 16:15 ET

Save up to 20% on Italian Railpasses From Rail Europe

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 -- If fewer crowds and lower airfares aren't enough enticement, North American travelers going to Italy this fall and winter can save up to 20% on rail travel throughout the country when railpasses are purchased here from Rail Europe. These lower prices are part of a Trenitalia Winter Promotion that must be booked before February 28, 2007 for travel from November 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007.

The Winter Promotion prices on all versions and durations of the Trenitalia Pass are up to 20% lower than 2006 prices. Previously the lowest price (in 2nd class; 1st class is also available) for a 3-day Trenitalia Pass was $181 US/$207 CAD for a solo traveler, $154 US/$176 CAD per person for two or more traveling with Saverpass version, and $151 US/$173 CAD for youth version (under 26). The Winter Promo prices for the same 3-day passes are $145 US/$166 CAD, $123 US/$141 CAD and $122 US/$140 CAD, respectively.

Additional days can be purchased for any of these passes up to a maximum of 10 total rail travel days, which may be used consecutively or non-consecutively within a 2-month timeframe. The cost of additional days varies with the type of pass purchased.

All Trenitalia Passes give passholders free ferry service to Sicily, discounts at various hotels and ferries, and special passholder fares on many high-speed trains connecting Italy with France, Switzerland and Spain. Seat reservations (not included in the pass) are mandatory on special trains such as ES Italia and Cisalpino; reservations may be made when booking the pass with Rail Europe.

For more information or to book the Trenitalia Pass or any other European railpass or ticket, consult a travel agent or log on to www.raileurope.com (U.S) or www.raileurope.ca (Canada) or call Rail Europe at 1-888-382-7245 (U.S.) or 1-800-361-7245 (Canada). Rail Europe is the largest North American distributor of European rail products for both individual and group travel.

High-resolution photos of Italian and other European trains may be downloaded by the media at www.raileurope.com/presspix

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    Chris Lazarus
    A.J. Lazarus Associates, Inc.
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