LONDON, 2016-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Eurostar, the high-speed rail service connecting the UK and mainland Europe, has today announced its lowest ever fare of £19 one-way*, available on Eurostar Snap – the innovative digital platform where passengers with flexibility on their travel time can access the best available Eurostar fares.
Travellers are in for a festive treat with irresistibly low prices on over 19,500 seats. Tickets will be on sale from 21 – 29 November 2016 with passengers able to travel from 28 November – 15 January 2017. With an endless array of Christmas markets, ice-skating rinks and warm apple cider, there’s never been a better time to travel to enjoy a festive escape to the Continent.
Snap – how it works
Passengers simply log on to the online platform through Facebook and select their travel date and destination specifying a morning or afternoon departure. Then 48 hours before travel, Eurostar will confirm the exact time of the train.
Snap, which launched in May, is designed to provide quick and simple access to the lowest Eurostar fares, offering up to the minute availability from any mobile device, tablet or desktop. Bookings must be at least 7 days before departure with the offering changing regularly throughout the year.
Events this November and December
Holidaymakers looking to experience the magic of Christmas can choose from a range of traditional markets from across the Continent, all within easy reach by Eurostar. With mulled wine, festive ice skating and carol singing around the tree, it’s the perfect way to get in the festive spirit.
During the Christmas season, Paris is lit up with twinkling lights, the shop windows feature festive displays and the markets are in full swing.
- Stroll down the Champs Elysées and marvel at the market stalls featuring an elaborate Christmas lights display
- Skate at some of the city’s most iconic buildings such as Hotel de Ville and warm up with a hot chocolate whilst taking in the view
- Shop in style at the iconic Galeries Lafayette– synonymous with the Parisian fashion scene. Home to a host of French gifts, there’s sure to be something to impress everyone this Christmas.
If a Winter Wonderland is top of your agenda, head to Lille which is just 1 hour, 20 minutes away from London on Eurostar. From the 18November, the square will be transformed and feature over 80 wooden chalets with traditional gifts, an 18-metre high Christmas tree and festive food. For those who are a little more adventurous, why not ride the Ferris wheel and take in the magical view.
From 25 November, the Plaisirs d’Hiver, or Winter Wonders, are on throughout the city offering a variety of attractions from merry-go-rounds and ice skating rinks, all topped off with an incredible light show projected onto buildings across the city.
With quick and convenient check-in, a seamless city-centre to city-centre journey, and a generous baggage allowance, Eurostar is the ideal way to travel to mainland Europe. Passengers travelling on the new e320 train can sit back and unwind in more spacious surroundings and enjoy free wi-fi and over 300 hours of entertainment – all streamed straight to their phone, tablet or laptop.
For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com or call the Eurostar contact centre on 03432 186 186.
SOURCE: Eurostar International Ltd.