Eurostar Offers Winter Breaks for Less
LONDON, January 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Eurostar, the high-speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, is offering
special, limited prices for Standard and Standard Premier travel to Paris, Brussels or
Lille until March 29th.
With plenty of the special return Standard class fares available for midweek travel,
this is the perfect time for Eurostar customers to book a reviving day trip or a relaxing
long weekend. Travellers can also treat themselves to a more luxurious journey for less as
Eurostar is also offering special Standard Premier return fares for travel during the same
When passengers arrive in their chosen destination their Eurostar ticket gives them
much more than travel alone, with a range of enticing ‘Eurostar Plus’ offers and
‘Eurostar Plus Culture’ offers travellers 2-for-1 entry into paying exhibitions at
selected top museums and galleries in Paris, Brussels and Lille, simply by showing their
Eurostar ticket. So, whether they’re visiting the Grand Palais, Galeries Nationales in
Paris or the Musical Instrument Museum in Brussels, there’s plenty to keep them
entertained over the coming months.
‘Eurostar Plus Gourmet’ offers also give passengers up to 50% discounts on meals at
popular restaurants in Paris, Brussels and Lille, by booking their table via
http://www.eurostarplus.co.uk/gourmet and presenting their Eurostar ticket at the
restaurant on arrival.
Nick Mercer, Commercial Director for Eurostar said: “Many of our travellers like to
travel midweek as our destinations and their tourist attractions tend to be less busy.
These discounted fares give everyone the perfect excuse to treat themselves to a getaway
for less. After all, with special fares to Paris, Brussels or Lille and exclusive offers
for museums, restaurants and shopping when you’re there, this is an offer not to be
For more information about the new promotional fares, Eurostar Plus, or to book cheap
Eurostar tickets [http://www.eurostar.com/static/micro_site/eurostar_faq_en.htm ] or
purchase Eurostar gift vouchers, customers can visit eurostar.com or call 08432 186 186.
Eurostar is the high-speed train service, offering a birmingham to paris train
, a manchester to paris train
, a train from london to paris
[http://www.eurostar.com/static/micro_site/eurostar_london_to_paris.htm ], a london to
brussels train [http://www.eurostar.com/static/micro_site/eurostar_london_to_brussels.htm
] and linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International,
Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon and the French Alps.
Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three railway companies:
SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental Railways). On 1 September 2010, Eurostar became
a single, unified corporate entity owned by three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR.
The current Eurostar train was first introduced into service in 1994 carrying 750
passengers and operating at speeds of up to 300kph. Since then, the fleet of 28 trains has
carried more than 115 million passengers between London and the Continent. Following their
refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet.
About The Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel:
Since 2001 the Ashden awards have been supporting sustainability projects across the
globe and now they’re working with Eurostar to promote sustainable travel. As part of the
Tread Lightly programme to cut carbon and get people thinking differently about their
journeys, Eurostar has launched the Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel.
With a prize fund and a host of benefits, the Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable
Travel will celebrate and support local sustainable travel projects in the UK, France and
Belgium. Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between Europe’s leading
high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the
fast-expanding, European high-speed rail network.
Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies. Eurostar operates high-speed
passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel
Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel’s biggest customer.
PR contact: Aude Criqui Senior Press Officer Eurostar Press Office Times House Regent Quarter Bravingtons Walk London N1 9AW +44(0)20-7843-5405