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Create Memorable Journeys Across France with Rail Europe at a Discount

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 5, 2016 – Rail Europe, the largest distributor of European rail products worldwide, announces three exciting sales promotions to whisk travellers across France. From the magnificent vineyards of Bordeaux, to the Mediterranean Sea in Côte d'Azur, to the historic Grand Île city center in Strasbourg, travellers can discover all that France has to offer.

Discounted tickets are offered on two French premier high speed trains, and a current discount on the popular France Rail Pass has now been extended. The promotion includes:

  • $25 off First Class TGV Lyria tickets
  • $25 off any booking that includes a First Class TGV ticket
  • 20% off the France Rail Pass

For travellers who want even more France rail options, visit raileurope.com for affordable 2nd class offers to select destinations serviced by high-speed trains including Lyria, Thalys, Alleo and France-Spain High Speed.*

Whether travelling high speed between major French cities or to the neighboring country of Switzerland, or experiencing a distinct French region in-depth over multiple train travels, Rail Europe offers great deals for all travellers visiting France this spring.

TGV LYRIA

TGV Lyria premier high speed trains connect France and Switzerland in just a few hours, allowing travellers to discover the distinct international cultures easily and efficiently. The modern trains run between Paris, Lausanne, Geneva, Zurich, Nice, Marseille, and more, transporting travellers between the Riviera and the Alps with ease. With First Class Premier tickets, travellers enjoy large reclining seats, a complimentary light meal served at your seat, and additional on-board services.

When booking with Rail Europe between now and May 3, 2016, travellers will receive $25 off their First Class TGV Lyria tickets using code LYRIA25.**

TGV

TGV trains offer travellers efficient and comfortable high speed journeys to make the most of their stay in France, providing direct service to major French cities and to more than1,400 destinations. With Paris as its hub, travellers can create memorable journeys aboard a TGV on their way to Avignon, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Nice, and more. With endless and distinctive travel options across France, travellers can wake up in chic cities and fall asleep nestled in the bucolic countryside. With First Class premier seats, enjoy comfortable seating, a meal/beverage voucher for use in the bar car, and other on-board services and amenities to make you feel at home.

When booking with Rail Europe between now and May 3, 2016, travellers will receive $25 off any booking that includes a domestic First Class TGV ticket, using code TGVFAST25.***

FRANCE RAIL PASS

The France Rail Pass offers travellers extensive travel on the national rail network of France along with attractive travel bonuses and discounts to make the most of your travel. The France Rail Pass also offers free travel for up to two children (age 4-11) with each adult and senior, allowing travellers to save more on their family vacations.

Now extended through May 3, 2016, travellers can receive 20% off their choice of a first or second class pass: a continuous-day pass for 2, 4, 5, 8 or 15 travel days; or a flexi pass offering a choice of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 days within a 1 month period or 15 days within a 2 month period.

 Restrictions and class validities may apply, see terms and conditions.****

For travellers whose journeys include Paris, Rail Europe invites them to share their explorations on social media with #ParisWeLoveYou, to express their love for the incredible French city.

Take advantage of first class savings and book today by visiting Rail Europe’s website at raileurope.com or by calling Rail Europe’s contact center.

Terms & Conditions:

*Subject to availability

**TGV LYRIA

TGV Lyria first class tickets show under “Comfort” and “Premier” on Rail Europe websites.  

TGV Lyria $25 savings offer is valid for bookings of first class tickets made with coupon code LYRIA25 from April 5 through 5:00 pm ET on May 3, 2016. Offer is limited to the first 250 bookings that include a TGV Lyria ticket booked with coupon code LYRIA25 or until the promotion’s end date of 5:00 pm ET on May 3, 2016. TGV Lyria pass holder tickets are excluded from this offer. One coupon code per booking may be applied. No other coupon code discounts can be combined. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. Lyriapremiere meal service may vary depending on time of day and is not included with first class tickets between Geneva and Marseille, Nice, or Montpellier.

*** TGV

TGV first class tickets show under “Comfort” and “Premier” on Rail Europe websites.  

TGV $25 savings offer is valid for bookings of first class tickets made with coupon code TGVFAST25 from April 5 through 5:00 pm ET on May 3, 2016. Offer is limited to the first 1200 bookings that include a TGV ticket booked with coupon code TGVFAST25 or until the promotion’s end date of 5:00 pm ET on May 3, 2016. TGV pass holder tickets are excluded from this offer. One coupon code per booking may be applied. No other coupon code discounts can be combined. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. Bookings of TGV train tickets to destinations outside of France are excluded from this offer.

****France Rail Pass

Bookings of a France Rail Pass made from February 2, 2016 through 5:00pm ET on May 3, 2016 will be eligible for the 20% off discount. Offer is available for first and second class Adult, Saver, Youth, and Senior Passes. Offer is limited to bookings made through the promotion’s end date of 5:00 pm ET on May 3, 2016. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. The France Rail Pass Promotion is non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Melanie Albaric
Marketing & Communications Manager
Rail Europe Inc. 
914-681-7232
malbaric@raileurope.com

Laura Zanzal
Senior Account Supervisor
Zeno Group for Rail Europe, Inc.
212-299-8955
laura.zanzal@zenogroup.com