SOURCE: Rail Europe

September 14, 2006 19:37 ET

Save Up to 50% Off Future Rail Travel When You Buy Railpass Now From Rail Europe

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 14, 2006 --Buy any railpass before November 10, and Rail Europe will credit 25% of the purchase price towards another European rail product -- either a pass or ticket(s) -- booked before the end of the year. The second purchase must be made by December 27, 2006 and have a value of at least double the credit -- which means you can save as much as 50%. Travel on the first pass purchased must be completed and the used pass returned by December 15, 2006.

25% of current purchase is credited

For example, a couple taking in the wine harvest this fall in France and Germany (two 4-day Eurail France-Germany Saver Passes selling for a total of $562 US/$ 618 CAD) would earn a credit of $140 US/$154 CAD toward a pair of roundtrip Eurostar Leisure Select tickets (normally costing a total of $318 US/$364 CAD in 1st class) to travel between London and Paris for Christmas shopping this year or a two-city mini-vacation next spring.

Since passes are valid for 6 months, the first purchase this fall could be two 1st class 3-day Swiss Flexi Saver Passes costing $224 US/$256 CAD each for an early December ski vacation -- earning a total credit of $112US/$128 CAD -- and the second purchase could be two 1st class Trenitalia Passes (normally costing a total of $386 US/$442 CAD for the two passes) to see Florence and Venice before the crowds in the late spring of 2007.

This offer is available for bookings made on Rail Europe's website www.raileurope.com [in Canada: www.raileurope.ca] or by calling the company's toll-free number (1-888-382-7245 in the U.S. or 1-800-361-7245 in Canada). The credit may be applied to any rail product the company sells. Last names must be the same on both sets of bookings.

"Fall is one of the best times to experience the real Europe," explained Fabrice Morel, President and CEO of the Rail Europe Group. "There are fewer tourists, the Europeans are back from their vacations and air tickets are less expensive. This promotion lets you save even more money on additional off-season travel next year."

To receive the 25% credit, customers simply complete a coupon sent with the first railpass purchase, and then submit this to Rail Europe with the used pass(es) by December 15, 2006. They'll receive notification from Rail Europe about their credit. Full details as well as the coupon can be found on www.raileurope.com/pass_deals [in Canada www.raileurope.ca/pass_deals].

Rail Europe is the largest North American distributor of European rail passes and tickets. To find out more or to book rail travel, contact a travel agent or log on to Rail Europe's web site, www.raileurope.com (U.S.) or www.raileurope.ca (Canada).

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

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