LONDON, 2016-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Eurostar is releasing additional availability of its £46* each way fares to Amsterdam this winter, making it an ideal time to visit the city’s cobbled streets and scenic canals by high-speed rail.
From the centre of London, travellers arrive amongst canal side cafés and flower markets in just 4 hours 40 minutes, after a quick change in Brussels. The exclusive fares are available to book from 30th August to 13th September 2016, for travel between 2nd November and 10th December 2016.
With a wealth of art, museums, and shops to explore, Amsterdam makes an ideal destination for a short break, with the following highlights coming up this winter:
· 5th Around 50 museums open their doors until 2am, with special events to entertain culture enthusiasts:
· 24-26th Admire the work of up and coming talent during Amsterdam Art Weekend
· 1-31st The city comes alive at night with light sculptures at the festival of light
With quick and convenient check-in, a seamless city-centre to city-centre journey, generous baggage allowance, free travel for under fours and space to relax on board, high speed rail is the perfect way to start a holiday.
For more information or to book tickets visit www.eurostar.com
Notes to editors
*Price based on a compulsory £92 return
· Tickets are non-exchangeable, non-refundable
· Maximum 9 pax per booking
· No blackout dates
· Valid from/to London St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International or Ashford International to/from Amsterdam CS, Rotterdam CS or Schiphol, subject to availability
· Promotion available on eurostar.com
· A fee of £3 is payable on all purchases made by credit card. No fee applies to bookings made with a debit card.
1. 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.
2. 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 150 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 e320 will carry around 900 passengers at speeds of up to 320kph.
3. 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. LCR’s holding was transferred to the Treasury in 2014, and sold by the UK government to a consortium comprising Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure on 28th May 2015.
4. 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.
5. 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
SOURCE: Eurostar International Ltd.