UTRECHT, The Netherlands, December 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Purchase a Global or Select Pass by December 31, 2014 and Travel for Less
Still looking for a last minute unique holiday present? Surprising your friends or family with a winter or spring break Eurail trip sure will bring some good cheer.
Travelers residing outside of Europe can still take advantage of a special 20% discount off the regular price of Eurail Global & Select Passes. The off-peak promotional passes are available until December 31, 2014 and pass holders can travel through March 31, 2015. The promotion applies to both first and second class Eurail Global & Select Passes and are open to all travel categories: Adult, Child and Youth. Saver Passes intended for groups of two to five people offer an additional 15% reduction.
Fall and winter seasons showcase Europe in a different light. An outdoor terrace experience gives way to cozy indoor pubs filled with locals; the food experience changes from lighter summer dishes to heavier fares, such as country specific stews. Traditions change with the season as well. Discover Carnival in February in Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Belgium, with each country adding its own cultural flavor to the events. Other winter festivals and sports activities are being held across a variety of European countries. Sceneries from the train turn into winter wonderlands in much of central and northern Europe, unless pass holders choose to head towards the Mediterranean where the temperature is warmer, yet the crowds much thinner versus summer.
Eurail Global Passes are valid for travel in 24 European countries (including free or discounted travel on some major shipping lines) and offer independent travelers the flexibility to create their own itinerary whilst hopping on and off trains across Europe. The Eurail Global Pass continues to be the most popular pass in the Eurail portfolio, followed closely by the Eurail Select Pass, valid for travel in four adjoining Eurail countries, offering travelers 27 participating countries to choose from.
Eurail Passes are available from a worldwide network of Authorized General Sales Agents. For more information please visit: http://www.eurailgroup.org/eurail-vendors.
Eurail Group G.I.E., the organization dedicated to the marketing and management of the Eurail and InterRail Passes, is wholly owned by thirty participating railways and shipping companies. In addition, the Group has many benefit partners, including hotels, transport companies and museums, which offer their services either at a reduced rate or free of charge to rail pass holders.
SOURCE Eurail Group G.I.E.