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Explore Switzerland and Paris is On Us offer Rail Europe

~ Explore Switzerland and Paris is On Us offer Rail Europe ~

White Plains, N.Y., September 14, 2011 - If exploring the snowy peaks, breathtaking views and alpine villages of Switzerland, paired with a free round trip ticket to Paris sounds too good to be true, guess again! This fall, Rail Europe Inc., the North American leader in European rail travel, in collaboration with Switzerland Tourism and the Swiss Travel System is making every international traveler’s dream come true with the Explore Switzerland and Paris is on Us promotion.

Advantageous for upcoming fall/winter travel, travelers purchasing any Swiss Pass from Sept.14 through Oct. 12, will receive a free round trip rail ticket to Paris*, good for use through Dec. 10, 2011. With this promotion, travelers enjoy Switzerland and for no extra charge, can then hop on a train out of town and enjoy the view as the Swiss Alps fade into the distance and the Eiffel Tower draws closer. A tranquil three and a half hour train ride on the TGV Lyria offers the perfect way to experience the best of both worlds as the train winds away from peaceful Swiss villages and into the glitz of Paris. This offer is available at a time when visitors can also experience the annual Swiss Christmas markets; a picturesque time of year when the streets are decorated with lights and lined with stalls offering handmade holiday ornaments and holiday foods.

Travelers on a Swiss Pass benefit from travel bonuses such as unlimited travel throughout Switzerland by train, bus and boat (including world-famous scenic routes like Glacier Express or Wilhelm Tell Express); free entry to more than 400 museums all over Switzerland and up to 50 percent discounts on select mountaintop excursions by mountain train or cable car.

Offer applies to first eligible 100 bookings purchased through Rail Europe Inc. and Prices for the Swiss Pass start at $422USD**/ $418CAD**. Bookings can be made by visiting Rail Europe’s website at or or by calling Rail Europe’s contact center.

*Free round trip rail ticket available from Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich or vice versa. The free roundtrip rail ticket to Paris on the high-speed Lyria is in second class. Offer is limited to the first 100 eligible tickets booked on or before 11:59pm ET on October 12, 2011. If you prefer, you may upgrade to first class Lyria tickets and will only be charged for the cost difference between second and first class. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. No other discounts can be combined.


Media Contact:

Samina Sabir
Public Relations Manager
Rail Europe Inc.
Phone: 914-989-3385

Lisa Vernal/Chelsey Lutz
Lou Hammond & Associates


**Prices are subject to change.