Eurostar Offers Interrail Passengers New Lower Fares
Fancy a fun, great-value trip to France or Belgium? The high-speed passenger rail service, Eurostar, has just made it easier for you. After joining Eurail Group G.I.E., Eurostar now offers lower fares for Interrail passengers.
Pass holders can look forward to seats from £23 one way in Standard Class, while hopping on and off Europe’s rail network. The fares are available from London, Ebbsfleet and Ashford International to Paris, Disneyland Paris, Lille, Calais and Brussels.
Interrail Passes are available from three days to one month and savings are on offer for over 60’s, families and youths. To top it off, a Eurostar journey includes ample baggage allowance, on board entertainment and free Wi Fi.
Are you ready for a rail trip? Let’s take a look at the adventures on offer.
Paris and romance go hand in hand, with a good dose of glamour, history and fine-dining thrown in. The French capital is a perennial favourite with travellers from across the globe for its cosmopolitan vibe, not to mention a wealth of incredible attractions.
First-time visitors are eager to get their first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral, while seasoned tourists love to get off the beaten path in up-coming neighbourhood in search of bohemian pursuits. However, a simple stroll down majestic boulevards and a croissant at a petite café is all that’s required to embrace the magic.
Located in Marne-la-Vallée, Disneyland Paris is on travel wish-lists across Europe. Attractions include Alice’s Curious Labyrinth, Adventure Isle, Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril. If that’s not enough to put you in the mood for adventure, there’s also parades, concerts and interactive character meetings for the kids.
The park is just a little over 30 minutes via rail, car or bus from Paris, however if you really want to immerse in the fun, you can stay at a hotel within walking distance. Options include the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Hotel New York and Disney’s Newport Bay Club.
A trip to Lille is not often at the top of a French holiday itinerary, however as more people discover its charming attractions, it may well be. Pretty streets, quirky shops and gabled houses act as a backdrop to a laid-back atmosphere that begs you to linger over coffee at an outdoor café.
Visit museums and historic buildings, check out edgy art exhibitions, discover emerging fashion designers and feast on Flemish cuisine at a number of exquisite restaurants.
The port city of Calais offers a little bit of everything, for an interesting getaway. Calais Beach is a fun-filled slice of fine sand, with an array of eateries, fairs and activities for the whole family.
Gastronomic delights abound, but the focus is on delectable seafood. Off the sand, visit Rodin’s Six Burgers, the lighthouse for gorgeous views, numerous museums and the cities landmark Town Hall.
Brussels is often coined as one of Europe’s premier cities, and it’s not hard to see why. Belgium’s capital is all about the ‘buzz’, with exciting museums, restaurants and nightlife, not to mention beer, chocolate and frites.
Visit Grand Place for the quintessential chocolate shops, guild houses and town hall. Don’t miss the Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts, which is home to the finest art collection in the country.
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