With European summer just around the corner, Aussies are getting ready to pack their bags for European adventures! Eurail, the flexible rail pass that simplifies borderless travel throughout Europe, celebrates 60 years of rail travel in 2019 and has introduced a series of exciting changes, enabling Australians to experience even more of Europe, for less- perfect for Aussies heading over to experience European Summer.

The new updates to the Eurail portfolio feature a simplified selection of Passes, with specific product and pricing changes designed to remove complexities and make it easier and cheaper for Aussies to plan their trips to Europe. There are now three different Pass types for travellers to choose from, with the Eurail Global Pass granting flexibility to access up to 31 different countries, the Eurail One Country Pass allowing unlimited travel for single-country itineraries, and the Greek Islands
Pass enabling travellers to explore up to 53 different Greek Islands.

The changes significantly reduce the cost of all Global Pass fares, introduce new countries accessible with a Global Pass, and extend discounts to senior travellers:

• Permanent price reduction – Eurail has permanently reduced all Global Pass fares by up to 37%, with prices starting from as little as $265. Eurail will also introduce cheaper pricing for One Country Passes and Greek Island Passes, making the entire Eurail Pass portfolio more cost competitive.

• Eurail welcomes three new countries – Eurail has expanded the list of countries accessible via the Eurail Global Pass up from 28 to 31, with FYR Macedonia, Lithuania and Great Britain now included. The change means that travellers heading to the UK to visit friends and family can now easily combine travel across Great Britain with visits to other countries in Europe (connecting seamlessly to the continent and 35+ different rail and ferry operators, via Eurostar services).

• Further discounts – Senior and youth discounts are now available on all Eurail Passes, and children aged 11 or under continue to travel free. Eurail have also permanently added Adult 2nd Class tickets to the portfolio, offering customers the choice between 1st and 2nd class travel.

For the last 60 years, Eurail Passes have enabled convenient, borderless rail travel across Europe. With over 1.7million Australians travelling to Europe each year, and of those 40,000 experiencing the diversity of Europe via one of the flexible rail passes, Eurail remains as popular today as it was in 1959.

Eurail Pass holders are also eligible to access a range of benefits and discounts from 100+ other partners including the likes of Disneyland Paris, IC Bus, city cards and ferries.

To book, visit your nearest travel agent or head to www.eurail.com

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