|by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Train Travel, Europe, Paris, London, How-Tos, Before the Trip||0|
Catch a train in London and step off in Paris a little over two hours later. Sound good? Now take 20 percent off the fare. But you'd better book your trip by the end of the month!
Rail Europe is offering this steep discount on Eurostar tickets that are booked through April 1 with its 20% Off, 100% Comfort deal to London, Paris, and Brussels. They are also offering a 10 percent discount on a London Pass and a Paris Pass, which include free priority admission to major museums, historic sites, and other attractions (including castles, gardens, cathedrals, and monuments) and discounts at select restaurants, shops, and ground transportation. Passes have a choice of two, four, or six consecutive days, free information guide and map, unlimited travel on ground transportation within select zones of each city, and discounts on bus tours, wine tastings, and river cruises.
Starting at $160 for a one-way trip, Eurostar Standard Premier service includes light meal service and a complimentary newspaper. In London, Eurostar's trains arrive at and depart from St. Pancras Station, which boasts a number of upscale shops and eateries and is extremely centrally located not far from Regents Park and the historic City of London. In Paris, trains arrive at and depart from Gare du Nord station, also right in the center of the city. In Brussels, you'll arrive at and depart from Midi Station, which, as its name suggests, is also right in the thick of things.
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