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European high-speed train tickets released

European high-speed train tickets released

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International high-speed train fares are on special offer between 10 - 15 September with tickets from £26 one-way, for travel as late as 14 December. Book now to get early bird bargains between France and Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium or Germany.

For train journeys between France, Spain, or Italy, this special offer applies to travel 23 September - 14 December. There’s still time to head to the Italian or Spanish coasts for some autumn sunshine. 

For train journeys between France and Germany, this special offer applies to travel 20 September - 12 November. Head to the Black Forest to watch the autumn leaves change, or enjoy one of many Bierfests. 

For journeys between France, Germany or Belgium on high-speed Thalys trains, this special offer applies to travel 30 September - 30 October. Cologne, for example, is the perfect gateway city to enjoy autumn walks and wineries in the Rhine Valley

If you want to travel between France and Switzerland, this special offer applies to travel 10 October - 14 December. Treat yourself to a pre-Christmas chocolate box trip to the likes of Lucerne, Geneva, Lausanne or Basel

Consider extending your journey to include multiple countries. With most international journeys you can take four days to complete them, at no extra cost. Read our blog on Long European train journeys for more details. 

If the thought of jingle bells is already making you jolly, read up on the European Christmas markets you can visit in early December to get you in a festive mood. Or, if the prospect of tinsel isn’t tickling you just yet, perhaps chocolate is the mood-booster you’re craving. Check out our guide on the best chocolate makers and factory tours in Europe. You know you want to.

Image credit: Movement along train tracks iStock ©VEX Collective, The Black Forest iStock ©thelinke, Lake Geneva iStock ©zorazhuang, Train by lake iStock ©Enzojz 

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