Any time a country or region imposes any sort of visa stipulation - even if it’s a waiver - the travel industry sighs a collective groan, knowing the obstacles and headaches to come.
LONDON – Rail travel in Europe will be a lot more affordable this year, thanks to Eurostar’s new seasonal promotion.
The high-speed rail company, which links the U.K. and mainland Europe, is offering savings of up to 20% for travel in Standard Premier and 30% in Business Premier this summer.
Bookings are available from May 15 to June 19, 2018, for travel between July 16 and Nov. 1, 2018.
In Standard Premier, passengers will enjoy a light meal and refreshments served at seat, spacious coaches and complimentary magazines. In Business Premier, benefits include a meal created by Business Premier Culinary Director Raymond Blanc OBE, access to exclusive Business Lounges in London, Paris and Brussels, added flexibility to accommodate changing plans, as well as convenient check-in up to 10 minutes before departure.
Included in all Eurostar travel are: 2 for 1 entry to permanent collections and exhibitions at museums and galleries; generous luggage allowance of two free bags plus hand luggage, without weight restrictions; free Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment, no expensive airport transfers, with city centre stations; and free travel for children under four.
Travel will be onboard sleek new e320 and refurbished e300 trains that travel at speeds of up to 186 mph through the European countryside and under the Channel. For more information go to Eurostar.com.