LONDON, 2014-7-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Eurostar is encouraging families to enjoy a European escape for less this summer with the launch of two incredible offers for travel to the continent:
- Incredible value child fares for just £1¹ each way to Paris, Brussels and Lille throughout August. Tickets are on sale from the 16th to the 21st July and the same low fare is available in both Standard and Standard Premier.
- A special fixed £99² return fare available right up to departure on selected trains to Paris, Brussels or Lille for travel in standard class between 24th July and 31st August. Tickets are on sale now.
In addition to discounted fares, Eurostar passengers can sample some of their chosen city’s cultural charms at a reduced rate, using their Eurostar ticket to get 2 for 1 entry into a range of top museums and galleries including Musée d’Orsay in Paris and Bozar in Brussels.
Mary Walsh, Director of Communications, said: “With a Seine-side beach on display in Paris, Brussels Grand Place in bloom and al fresco dining on every street corner in Lille, there is no better time to visit these French and Belgium cities. With our special August offers and 2 for 1 partnership, families can really make the most of their summer with a great value getaway.“
|Eurostar recommends…summer in Paris||Eurostar recommends…summer in Brussels|
|Cinéma en Plein Air, Parc de la Villette
23 July – 24 August
Bring a picnic and settle in for an evening of classic film under a star-speckled Parisian sky. Starts around 10pm.
|Bois de la Cambre, Brussels
Bike, walk, play, relax in Brussels’s largest park, stretching a massive 10,920 acres. Easy to get to from the Bois de la Cambre.
Tube: Louise/Louiza > Tram 94 (direction Musée du tram) to Legrand or La Cambre-Étoile)
|Paris Plages, Quai de la Seine
19 July – 17 August
Golden sands transform Paris’ popular water-side spots into unique beach resorts with plenty of deckchairs (and crème glacée).
Über- friendly art centre with a lively menu of music and film, and one of the best roof-top terraces in Brussels.
Street Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Bruxelles
|Claude Lévêque, Le Louvre
Until 2 January
The Louvre’s iconic pyramid is home to a dramatic new installation by French artist Claude Lévêque. A must.
Splash into one of the world’s largest floating swimming pools: eco-friendly, Olympic-sized, with an elegant restaurant to boot.
Kattendijkdok-Oostkaai | 2000 Antwerpen
|2FOR1: Kati Horna, Jeu de Paume
Until 21 September
Kati Horna’s photojournalism career brought to life with over 150 powerful shots – many never seen before. Show your ticket to get 2 for 1 entry.
|2FOR1: ‘Summer of Photography’, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts
Until 31 August
Features 450 works by 29 celebrated female photographers exploring intriguing gender issues. Show your ticket to get 2 for 1 entry
Notes to Editors
- Based on bookings made between 16 – 21 July 2014 inclusive and travel within August 2014. There is a maximum of 2 children per booking, and the child fare can only be booked with an adult fare.
- Valid on specific trains from 24 July – 31 August . The offer is not available for travel on the following days: 14th, 17th, 22nd, 25th August 2014. £99 fares are subject to availability on selected services.
- For full terms and conditions, visit eurostar.com
- A £4 fee will apply to all credit card bookings, no charge is made for payments with a debit card.
- Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, 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 140 million passengers between London and the Continent. Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet. The new Eurostar e320 will carry around 900 passengers at speeds of up to 320kph.
- 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.
For more information:
Eurostar Press Office
020 7843 5500