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TRAVELLING THE WORLD BY TRAIN

2014 AUSTRALIA. CANADA. EUROPE. INDIA. JAPAN. NEW ZEALAND. PERU. SOUTH AFRICA. SOUTH EAST ASIA. UK. USA.


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Why Travel by Rail? Your Travel Options Your Ticket Options Overnight Trains Overnight Travel Options High Speed Trains Eurostar BritRail - Things to Know UK and Ireland UK Rail Tours Eurail - Things to Know How to Use Your Eurail Pass Eurail Global Pass Eurail Select Pass Urban Adventures France Italy and Greece Spain and Portugal Germany Switzerland Swiss Scenic Journeys Swiss Scenic Trains Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg Maps Austria Scandinavia Norway Scenic Journeys Russia Eastern Europe and The Balkans Canada Canada Scenic Journeys USA - Amtrak Peru New Zealand Australia Japan UNIQUE & LUXURIOUS JOURNEYS Rocky Mountaineer Venice Simplon-Orient Express Belmond Royal Scotsman El Transcantabrico Al Andalus El Expreso de La Robla Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express The Silk Road Eastern & Oriental Express Deccan Odyssey The Golden Chariot Royal Rajasthan on Wheels Palace on Wheels Rovos Rail The Blue Train The Ghan The Indian Pacific TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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WHY TRAVEL BY TRAIN? Travelling by rail gives you the freedom and independence to go wherever, whenever. Today’s rail systems offer an endless choice of routes and regular departure times, serviced by modern, comfortable and often high-speed fleets.

By day you can relax and enjoy the passing scenery and at night save on accommodation by taking an overnight service, arriving at your destination refreshed and ready to explore. From the most cosmopolitan cities to the tiniest towns, travelling by train is the best way to get around. Trains travel from the heart of one city to the next, so that your next adventure can begin straight away; no traffic jams, frenzied airport connections or costly transfers. Your rail travel will be a unique part of your holiday experience and will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

No Hassle: Travel from city centre to city centre, smoothly and efficiently. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! Go where you want: Travelling by rail gives you the freedom to travel where and when you want. Save money: Heavily discounted tickets are available when booked in advance and passes not only offer various fare discounts but some also offer a range of bonus free or discounted services. Go when you want: With multiple train services every day on most routes, you can make the most of your trip. There is no need to compromise your itinerary as there is bound to be a train that suits your needs. Easy day trips: Board the train in the morning in one city and you can be in another in time for lunch; do some shopping and sightseeing, returning in late afternoon. Travel in style: Most of today’s modern train fleets offer comfortable, spacious interiors and a choice of 1st and 2nd class. Some train services include a meal in the fare, alternatively many offer a trolley service and most feature bar cars. Travel overnight: Make the most of your time and budget. Travelling on night trains, you save on hotel costs and wake up the next morning at your destination, fresh and ready to explore. Get off the beaten track: With 240,000 kilometres of track, rail reaches into virtually every corner of Europe through forests, fields and mountains that you just can’t access by road. Meet the locals: Train travel gives you the opportunity to meet the locals, learn more about their country and get tips on secret destinations only locals know about.  Environmentally friendly: Today’s high-speed rail systems are more environmentally friendly than air or road travel.

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10 Reasons to Travel by Train


YOUR TRAVEL OPTIONS Tickets and Passes Travelling by rail provides you with so many choices; ticket or pass, first class or second, direct high-speed service or a longer scenic journey or an overnight service? Here’s some information to help you decide what best suits your travel plans.

Passes are a fantastic option as in most cases they allow unlimited travel, within a nominated validity, on the national rail networks of your chosen region. Alternatively, if your travels will take you to just a couple of cities, then sector tickets may be the best option.

Travel Classes Most trains offer two types of service - First and Second Class. First Class is quieter and roomier, offering fewer and more spacious seats than Second Class. First Class also offers more luggage space and on some journeys may even include a meal. Second Class travel offers good value for money.

Seating Configurations Compartment: A cabin which opens to a corridor on one side of the car. In First Class, compartments seat six passengers and eight in Second Class. Coach: An open plan car which has a centre aisle. In First Class there are two seats on one side and one seat on the other. In Second Class there are two seats on either side of the aisle.

Overnight Trains Night trains are the perfect way to travel between countries. With a range of accommodation options to choose from, you can rest while travelling in comfort and wake up to a new adventure in another country. Reservations are often compulsory supplements and/or reservation fees will apply for pass holders. Refer to page 6 for more details.

High-speed trains

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The stars of the rail network combine high-speed travel between major cities with unmatched service and comfort. Reservations are generally required - supplements and/or reservation fees will apply for pass holders. Refer to page 8 for more details.

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YOUR TICKET OPTIONS Global Passes: 24 countries

Whether you are travelling for a week or three months, there is a perfect ticket option to suit every itinerary. The following facts will assist you in determining which is the right pass or ticket for you.

A Global Pass allows you to explore 24 of Europe’s most popular countries, providing unlimited train travel and incorporating some ferry journeys. These passes are great for those planning to travel to as many countries as possible.

Select Passes: 4 adjoining countries Create your own European rail pass by choosing four adjoining countries.

Regional Passes: usually 2 adjoining countries Regional passes are great if your travel will take you to a couple of neighbouring countries. These passes offer excellent value for money and are designed around popular country combinations such as France and Italy, allowing unlimited rail travel on the national networks of the chosen countries.

One-Country Pass Planning to fully explore a single country? Then this is the pass for you.

Saver Pass/Twin Pass fares Saver Pass fares are available on many passes and are applicable when two or more adults are travelling together. The fares offer a discount of approximately 15% per person off the regular adult fare. Saver Passes can be purchased for a maximum of five people per pass. Twin Pass fares are available on the German Pass; these only apply to two adults travelling together.

Durations Travel day options may be consecutive or flexible. A consecutive pass is valid for the specific number of days purchased, for example a 15 day pass is valid for 15 days in a row. You do not have to travel every day, however, there is no refund on unused days. The Flexi Pass gives you the flexibility of purchasing a certain number of travel days, which must be used within a specified period.

Sector/Point to Point tickets These tickets are the most cost effective way to travel when your requirements are limited to a minimal number of destinations. Tickets are valid for a single journey from one destination to another. A reservation can be made on a particular service (reservation fees apply) or the ticket can be open dated and is valid for two months.

Reservations A rail pass or sector ticket allows you to board a train but does not guarantee a seat or sleeping space. By making a reservation, you have an allocated space on a specific train, on a specific date and time. Reservations incur an additional surcharge and are subject to availability. A booking fee is payable when reservations are requested.

Should I make a reservation? Reservations are required on most high-speed, overnight/hotel trains, Swiss Scenic Trains and all ‘R’ designated trains on the European timetables. In addition they are recommended for long distance journeys, during peak periods or if you must reach your destination by a certain day and time. Reservations can be arranged prior to departing Australia or once you are in Europe - the choice is yours.

Are there any fees involved in making a reservation? Bookings requiring seat reservation will incur additional fees. A $10 per person online booking fee applies. A flat fee of $55 applies to bookings made via email and/or telephone. In addition, to this fee, the rail company may also apply a fee. This is not a standard charge; fees differ from rail network to network and can depend on the class of travel, routing, which train is running, time and/or date of travel. Fees/costs are available on application.

Exceptions Reservations cannot be made in Australia for travel within Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey or Yugoslavia. Reservations for Eastern Europe can be requested to/from major cities only. In Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands only high-speed services can be reserved.

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Passes are a fantastic option as they allow unlimited travel, within a nominated validity, on the national rail networks of your chosen countries. Alternatively, if your travels will take you to just a couple of cities, then sector tickets may be the best option.


OVERNIGHT TRAINS CityNightLine (Germany/France/Austria/Switzerland) Overnight trains are a great way to travel, allowing you to wake up fresh and ready to start your next adventure. The European rail network consists of multiple rail companies - the experience and facilities offered on overnight services is varied.

Most trains offer compact semi-private bunk room facilities which include linen and provide shared bathroom facilities. Some trains offer the privacy of hotelstyle rooms and may also include private bathroom facilities and complimentary meals. All overnight trains require a reservation. For those travelling on a rail pass, overnight train reservations require the payment of a pass holder fare supplement. Alternatively, you can combine a sector ticket with an overnight accommodation reservation. In many cases, reservations can be made up to 60 days prior to the train departure date.

The CityNightLine takes the stress out of overnight train travel. Linking France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, this train journey is truly an experience. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 6 months prior to the train travel date. Accommodation options: Sleepers (with or without private bathroom facilities), couchette or sleeperette. Eurail Pass: Must be valid for the country of departure or arrival. Pass holders pay a reduced supplement.

Thello (France - Italy) Linking Paris with Venice via Milan, this new service departs nightly in each direction. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 120 days prior to the train travel date. Accommodation options: Sleepers (with private bathrooms) and couchettes. Eurail Pass: There are no passholder fares available on this service.

Paris - Germany This overnight train operates between Paris and a number of German destinations, including Berlin, Munich and Hamburg. Specifically designed for overnight journeys, you will travel in comfort and style. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 90 days prior to the train travel date. Accommodation options: Sleepers (with or without private bathroom facilities), couchette or sleeperette. Eurail Pass: Must be valid for the country of departure or arrival. Pass holders pay a reduced supplement.

Ă–BB Night Trains (Austria/Czech Republic/Croatia/Germany/ Switzerland) These trains offer state-of-the-art comfort, meals, wake-up service and hassle free border formalities. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 90 days prior to the train travel date. Accommodation options: Sleepers (with or without private bathroom facilities), couchette or sleeperette. Eurail Pass: Must be valid for the country of departure or arrival. Pass holders pay a reduced supplement.

Night Train Lusitania (Spain - Portugal)

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Linking the Iberic cities of Madrid and Lisbon on a quick overnight journey. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 60 days prior to train travel date. Accommodation options: Sleepers (with or without private bathroom facilities), couchette or sleeperette. Eurail Pass: Must be valid for the country of departure or arrival. Pass holders pay a reduced supplement.

Hungarian Night Trains (Hungary - Austria/Czech Republic/ Germany) Hungarian Night Trains operate between Budapest and Munich, as well as Berlin and Vienna via Prague. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 90 days prior to the train travel date. Accommodation options: Sleepers (with or without private bathroom facilities), couchette or sleeperette. Eurail Pass: There are no passholder fares available on this service.

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OVERNIGHT TRAVEL OPTIONS Sleepers Travelling on an overnight train is a great way to save time and money. Sleeping accommodations and amenities vary according to the country and number of people occupying each compartment. Reservations are required and additional charges will apply.

Sleepers are bedrooms which accommodate up to four people. All sleepers have fresh linen and a wash basin, with toilet facilities nearby. On select trains, some sleepers have a toilet and shower inside the cabin. Sleeper accommodation can be shared by couples, families or same sex passengers. They offer comfort and privacy.

Couchettes Couchettes (pronounced ‘Koo-shets’) are open bunks in a compartment, which accommodate four or six passengers. Couchettes have a pillow, sheet and blanket. The compartments can be either single sex or mixed, so be prepared to sleep in your street clothes. Restroom facilities are located at the end of each car.

Sleeperettes A sleeperette is usually a reclining seat, similar to aircraft seating. These are available on select overnight trains.

If you are planning to travel in Canada or the USA, refer to pages 46 and 48 for more details about the overnight accommodation options available.

Most overnight trains have a full service restaurant, or bistro cars, which serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a range of snacks and beverages. The on-board catering may feature authentic local dishes, along with international cuisine. Meal service times will vary depending on the departure and journey times of each train. More often than not meals are an additional charge as they are not included in price of the ticket. Some trains will also offer vending machines with a range of pre-packaged snacks and beverages. It is also possible to take your own food and beverages on board with you.

Top tips when travelling on overnight trains

• You will usually be asked by the train attendants for your ticket or pass and

passport when you board an overnight train. It is a standard procedure as this way they won’t have to wake you up when the train crosses a border. Your documentation will be returned to you in the morning before you leave the train.

• A set of ear plugs are a great idea if you are sleeping in a couchette or a reclining seat.

• Make sure you lock your luggage and keep your valuables in a concealed money belt at night.

• Trains have power sockets on board, it is a great idea to charge your devices while you sleep, so they are fully loaded and ready for the day ahead.

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HIGH SPEED TRAINS TGV (France/Belgium/Germany/Italy/Switzerland) Travelling at speeds of up to 320kms per hour, high-speed trains service all major European cities. These state-of-the-art trains offer First and Second Class options, frequent daily departures, comfortable reclining seats and multi-lingual staff.

The amenities on board include bars and restaurants, with some also offering business facilities and most are completely non-smoking. These trains can often get you to your destination in less time than flying. All high-speed trains require a reservation. For those travelling on a rail pass, reservations can be made and the payment of a reduced pass holder fare is required. Alternatively you can book a sector ticket.

TGV trains operate across France, with connections to neighbouring Italy, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. TGV trains operate smoothly and silently at speeds of up to 320kms per hour. The trip from Paris to Geneva takes 3 1/4 hours and Paris to Marseille takes 3 hours. Frankfurt can been reached from Paris in 3 1/2 hours, Zurich in only 4 1/2 hours, Milan takes 7 hours and a direct service from Paris to Munich takes only 6 1/4 hours. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 90 days prior to the train travel date. Eurail Pass: Pass holders pay a compulsory seat reservation fee.

Thalys (France/Belgium/Netherlands/Germany) Known as the ‘Red Train’, there are 28 departures from Paris daily with various connections to Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. All Thalys trains offer a high level of onboard comfort. Thalys trains can operate at speeds in excess of 300kms per hour and with the opening of new high speed tracks, travel times have been reduced significantly and frequencies enhanced. Paris to Amsterdam now takes only 3 1/4 hours, Paris to Köln only 3 1/4 hours and Paris to Brussels 1 1/4 hours. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 90 days prior to the train travel date. Eurail Pass: Pass holders pay a compulsory seat reservation fee.

Italian High Speed Trains (Italy) Linking Italy’s major centres, Italian high speed trains are fast and offer frequent services, which means that all Italian destinations are within easy reach. Travel between Rome and Florence in 1 1/2 hours. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 60 days prior to train travel date. Eurail Pass: Pass holders pay a supplement, including a compulsory seat reservation fee.

ICE (Germany)

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ICE trains operate throughout Germany with connections to neighbouring countries. Operating at speeds of up to 300kms per hour, ICE trains offer state-of-the-art comfort and amenities including in-seat video screens. Travel time between Frankfurt and Munich or Brussels is 3 1/2 hours. Reservations: Compulsory on some trains and recommended on others. Depending on the reservation type, bookings can be made 90 days to 6 months prior to the train travel date. Eurail Pass: Pass holders pay a supplement.

Renfe (Spain) Renfe is the national rail network of Spain, which encompasses the high-speed train services of the Alaris, Altaria, AVE and Euromed. These trains offer a high level of onboard service with frequent daily departures. The travel times between Madrid and Barcelona is 3 hours and 2 1/2 hours from Madrid to Sevillle. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 60 days prior to train travel date. Eurail Pass: Pass holders pay a supplement, including a compulsory seat reservation fee.

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NTV italo (Italy) NTV is the first private rail operator on the Italian high-speed network. Launched in late 2012, NTV’s italo trains are all brand new and offer a wide range of onboard services to ensure a relaxing and comfortable travel experience. NTV italo will progressively extend their network and service frequency in 2014. Travel from Florence to Rome in 11/2 hours, Milan to Rome in 23/4 hours and Rome to Naples in just over an hour. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 50 days prior to train travel date. Eurail Pass: These services are not covered by Eurail Passes.

Railjet (Austria/Switzerland/Germany/Hungary) The Railjet is a high-speed train of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). The train services selected cities in Austria to Zurich, Munich and Budapest. This high-speed train currently operates at speeds of up to 200kms per hour which means the trip from Vienna to Munch is just 41/4 hours. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 60 days prior to the train travel date. Eurail Pass: Pass holders pay a supplement, including a compulsory seat reservation fee.

One of the world’s most modern trains, servicing Sweden and Denmark, it is known for its quiet service. Travelling at speeds of 190kms per hour, it’s only 7 hours between Stockholm and Copenhagen. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 60 days prior to the train travel date. Eurail Pass: Pass holders pay a supplement, including a compulsory seat reservation fee.

Allegro (Finland-Russia) Allegro is a high-speed train connecting Helsinki and St Petersburg. Operating at speeds up to 220kms per hour, the train’s travel time is 31/2 hours from centre to centre. There are four daily services from both cities. The train is spacious and the interior is timelessly classy and has a wide variety of services including restaurant car and a children’s play room. The onboard staff speak Finnish, Russian and English. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 60 days prior to train travel date. Eurail Pass: These services are not covered by Eurail Passes.

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X2000 (Sweden-Denmark)


EUROSTAR Onboard Features Travelling via the Channel Tunnel, Eurostar carries passengers from central London to the heart of Paris or Brussels in around the same time as it takes to fly. Eurostar takes you right into the city, thus avoiding costly transfers.

Eurostar links with a number of European rail networks, connecting with trains departing for many other destinations across Europe. Travelling along High Speed 1 [HS1], UK’s first high-speed line. HS1 is 109kms of high-speed track, over a quarter of which is underground, allowing Eurostar to travel at 300kms per hour the whole way from central London to the Channel Tunnel.

Eurostar is completely non-smoking, offering comfort and amenities comparable to few trains in the world. Buffet cars provide a variety of snacks and beverages, other facilities include public telephones, family areas and full size restrooms.

Classes Business Premier

from $585 pp Designed for business travellers who want to make the most of their time. • Fast track check-in/passport control in London, Paris and Brussels • Exclusive business lounge access, with complimentary WiFi connection, in London, Paris and Brussels • Boarding Guarantee: Business Premier customers are guaranteed a seat on the service of their choice. • Dedicated air-conditioned carriages • Choice of full service at seat dining and drinks, as well as Express breakfast option • Newspapers and magazines Standard Premier Travel in style and get your holiday off to the perfect start. Standard Premier offers spacious coaches. • Dedicated air-conditioned carriages • At seat meal service • Newspapers and magazines

Standard Class A comfortable and economical way to travel, Standard Class is great value for money. • Bar-buffet serving light meals, snacks and drinks, trolley service on selected routes • Dedicated air-conditioned carriages • Dedicated children’s area

from $217 pp

from $93 pp

Travel Times London London London London London

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Paris v/v 2hrs 15mins Brussels v/v 1hr 51mins EuroDisney v/v 2hrs 40mins Lille v/v 1hr 20mins Calais v/v 59mins

Stations London St Pancras Paris Gare du Nord Bruxelles Midi Lille Europe Calais Frethun Marne la Vallee (EuroDisney)

Seasonal Routings Eurostar takes travellers on an unforgettable high-speed train journey with seasonal routes into Avignon and the French Alps.

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In winter, travellers can jump on the train in the centre of London and arrive in the heart of the French Alps with stops at Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne and Bourg St Maurice. There is connecting transport to the ski resorts of Courchevel, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Méribel, Tignes, Val d’Isère, Val Thorens and Les Menuires.

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In summer, Eurostar travels to the historic city of Avignon, with a direct train to this jewel of the French Riviera. Soak up the sun and enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere of this former papal city.

Special Needs Customers Eurostar offers two designated areas, each for one wheelchair user and a companion. One travelling companion can accompany the customer at a reduced rate.

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BRITRAIL

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Can I purchase BritRail Passes in the UK? BritRail Passes are only available to non-UK/European residents. You must purchase your BritRail Pass prior to arriving in the UK.

Explore the UK and Ireland by train with the convenience of the BritRail pass range. From the Cliffs of Dover to the Scottish Highlands, enjoy the dramatic scenery as you travel north, south and everywhere in between.

Is my BritRail Pass valid on all trains operating in the UK? The BritRail train network is made up of many private rail companies - many major train companies are covered by your rail pass. Selected passes will also allow travel on the airport links to/from Heathrow or Gatwick. Travel on the London Underground or Tube services is not covered.

Is there a pass that does include travel on the London Underground? Yes, an Oyster Card or a London Travel Card is valid for travel on the Underground, Dockland rail services and buses. Refer to page 15.

Do I have to reserve a seat? BritRail passes offer value for money, with flexible travel day options and choice of destinations - there is bound to be one to suit every travel need. BritRail is simply your passport to Britain!

Trains in Britain run frequently and therefore you can simply turn up and board the train. However it is advisable to book during peak times or on/around public holidays. Should you wish to reserve seats prior to your departure from Australia, reservation charges will apply. You will be able to make reservations while in the UK and a supplement will be payable upon presentation of your pass.

What ticket should I buy? If you plan to explore all that Britain has to offer, taking in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland or a combination of these countries, then we have a pass for you. Or if you are planning to visit only one or two cities, then sector tickets may be your best option. Once you know the destinations you wish to visit, then you need to decide how often you will be travelling, in order to determine the pass duration that best suits you. The travel day options of rail passes may be consecutive or flexible. A consecutive pass is valid for the specific number of consecutive days purchased. The Flexi Pass gives you the flexibility of purchasing a certain number of travel days, which must be used within a specified period. If you’re only planning one or two train trips, then there is a wide range of sector fares in Britain. Fares are available in either First or Standard Class. Sector tickets are open tickets and do not restrict you to any particular day, train or time - simply hop on any train covered by your ticket and enjoy the ride! Sector tickets can be issued up to six months prior to your intended date of travel. There is a range of advance booking fares which provide savings of 15-60% on the regular fares. It is important to note these fares are instant purchase and subject to availability at time of booking.

Bonuses BritRail passes offer a number of fabulous bonuses, as detailed below. All of the bonuses are applicable to BritRail Consecutive and Flexi passes only. Children travel FREE: Children aged 5-15 years travel free when accompanied by an adult/senior - 1 free child per paying adult. It is important to advise child details at the time of booking. Party Pass: When a group of three to nine passengers are travelling together on all sectors, a 50% discount applies to the third to ninth passengers. Airport Links: Travel on the Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted Express with your pass. It is important to note that travel on the airport links will constitute a day on the rail pass, so depending on your travel plans you will need to factor this in. Our reservations team will be only too pleased to assist you with any queries. Eurostar reduced fares: BritRail passholders receive reduced fares when booking Eurostar between London and Paris or Brussels v/v in conjunction with any BritRail Pass. Off Peak Fares: Save approximately 20% when travelling during off peak months of January, February, November and December. Guest Pass: Guest Passes give a friend or relative, residing in Britain, a 25% discount off the normal pass price. Guest passholders must travel with the Australian passholder at all times. Eurail Discount: Holders of a valid Eurail Youth Pass receive up to 50% discount on the standard adult fare of selected passes. Featured prices are a guide only. Your travel agent will provide the most current prices at time of quoting. Prices are inclusive of a $10 per person online booking fee. A flat fee of $55 applies to bookings made via email and/or telephone. Other options are available on many of the products featured.

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Sector/Point to Point tickets


UK & IRELAND BritRail Consecutive Pass (England/Scotland/Wales) Discover the beautiful landscape, historic cities and mystery of England, Scotland and Wales with this consecutive day rail pass. BRITRAIL CONSECUTIVE PASS

CONSECUTIVE TRAVEL DAYS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SENIOR (60+YRS) YOUTH (16-25YRS) ADULT YOUTH (16-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3 DAYS 385 329 315 265 215 Child 5-15yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 5yrs not occupying a seat travels free.

BritRail Flexipass (England/Scotland/Wales) Explore the best of England, Scotland and Wales at your own pace with this flexible travel day rail pass. BRITRAIL FLEXI PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SENIOR (60+YRS) YOUTH (16-25YRS) ADULT YOUTH (16-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3 DAYS 479 409 389 329 265 Child 5-15yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 5yrs not occupying a seat travels free

BritRail England Consecutive Pass Not visiting Scotland or Wales? Then this pass is for you! Experience the heart of England with this terrific pass. Allows unlimited consecutive train travel on the national rail networks of England. BRITRAIL ENGLAND CONSECUTIVE PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 3 DAYS 315

CONSECUTIVE TRAVEL DAYS

SENIOR (60+YRS) YOUTH (16-25YRS) ADULT YOUTH (16-25YRS) 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 269 255 215 175

Child 5-15yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 5yrs not occupying a seat travels free.

BritRail England Flexipass Journey throughout England and visit places like London, Manchester, Liverpool, Oxford or York with this flexible travel day pass. BRITRAIL ENGLAND FLEXI PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 3 DAYS 389

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

SENIOR (60+YRS) YOUTH (16-25YRS) ADULT YOUTH (16-25YRS) 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 335 315 265 219

Child 5-15yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 5yrs not occupying a seat travels free

BritRail Pass + Ireland (England/Scotland/Wales/Ireland) Want to explore all of the UK and Ireland? Then you will need BritRail’s most comprehensive rail pass. This pass allows unlimited train travel on the national networks of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, as well as the London airport links. BRITRAIL + IRELAND PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 1 MONTH

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT ADULT CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 2nd 5 DAYS 919 685 Child 5-15yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 5yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Ireland Pass

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Discover the wonders of the ‘Emerald Isle’ with the Eurail Ireland Pass. Experience the vibrant cities of Cork, Galway or the capital, Dublin. Visit a local pub, listen to some music, meet the locals, see an historic castle or just take in the breathtaking natural beauty - with the Eurail Ireland Pass you’ve got it covered! Note: As this is a Eurail product, refer to page 16 for bonus symbol explanation and things to know.

EURAIL IRELAND PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 1 MONTH

PRICE PER ADULT SAVER SENIOR YOUTH ADULT SAVER SENIOR YOUTH PERSON PASS (60+YRS) (16-25YRS) PASS (60+YRS) (16-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3 DAYS 325 280 248 280 263 227 202 227 Child 5-15yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 5yrs not occupying a seat travels free

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BritRail South West Pass Travel throughout Great Britain’s southwest region to destinations including London, Bath, Oxford, Windsor Castle, Salisbury Cathedral as well as beautiful seaside towns such as Torquay, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance. Consecutive day passes are also available. BRITRAIL SOUTH WEST PASS                                 PRICE PER PERSON ADULT     ADULT

CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 2nd

3 DAYS IN 2 MONTHS 339 235

Child 5-15yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 5yrs not occupying a seat travels free

BritRail London Plus Pass This is the ideal pass for day trips from London to the southeast region of England. The pass includes unlimited train travel on the national networks of southeast England (except Great Western trains) and two coupons for use on Heathrow Express, Gatwick Express or Stansted Express. BRITRAIL LONDON PLUS PASS                                 PRICE PER PERSON ADULT     ADULT

CLASS OF TRAVEL 2 DAYS IN 8 DAYS 1st 275 2nd 189

Child 5-15yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 5yrs not occupying a seat travels free

BritRail Scottish Freedom Pass Experience the enchantment and mystery of Scotland. This flexible pass allows unlimited train travel on the national network as well as regional bus services and discounts on ferry trips. Travel on this pass is valid Monday-Friday after 9:15am. BRITRAIL SCOTTISH FREEDOM PASS                                 PRICE PER PERSON     ADULT     

CLASS OF TRAVEL 2nd    

4 DAYS IN 8 DAYS   309             

Child 5-15yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 5yrs not occupying a seat travels free

BritRail Central Scotland Pass Perfect for day trips from Glasgow or Edinburgh, this pass is the easiest way to discover Scotland. Allows travel on the Glasgow Underground. BRITRAIL CENTRAL SCOTLAND PASS                                 PRICE PER PERSON ADULT

CLASS OF TRAVEL 2nd

3 DAYS IN 7 DAYS 95                            

Child 5-15yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 5yrs not occupying a seat travels free

BritRail Irish Sea Crossing

from $75 pp Stena Line operates several ferry routes between Ireland and Britain. Train services connect with the ferries, making transfers easy. Simply hop aboard the ferry, sit back, relax and watch the waves roll by. Routes include: Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire; Holyhead-Dublin Port; Fishguard-Rosslare and Stranraer-Belfast.

London Heathrow Express and Gatwick Express

from $44 pp Heathrow Express travels between Heathrow and London Paddington Station every 15 minutes, with the journey taking around 20 minutes. The Gatwick Express between Gatwick and London Victoria Station departs every 15 minutes and the trip takes 30 minutes. from $38 pp The Oyster Card is the cheapest way to pay for single journeys on buses, the Tube, trams and Docklands Rail services. Simply scan your card each journey - the fare is automatically deducted and is capped at the price of a daily pass. There is no expiry date and cards can be topped up. Oyster Cards are available with preloaded amounts of £15 and £20. EDF Energy London Eye - Standard Flight

The EDF Energy London Eye offers breathtaking views of London from $40 pp from high above the River Thames. It takes approximately 30 minutes to revolve completely and tickets include entry to the London Eye 4D Experience. Fast Track and Champagne flights are also available. Featured prices are a guide only. Your travel agent will provide the most current prices at time of quoting. Prices are inclusive of a $10 per person online booking fee. A flat fee of $55 applies to bookings made via email and/or telephone. Other options are available on many of the products featured.

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Belmond British Pullman Step on board the Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-OrientExpress, and you are back in the heyday of great train travel. Seated in vintage carriages that once ran on legendary 1920s services such as the Brighton Belle and Golden Arrow, you are surrounded by a world of pure indulgence. Glide through stunning scenery from London to destinations all over Britain as champagne flows and gourmet cuisine is served. Glamour, fun and a dash of adventure are all part of day excursions to cities, country houses and sporting events. Price from: Golden Age of Travel Day Trip from $470 per person, Golden Age of Travel Steam Hauled Day Trip from $595 per person

Belmond Northern Belle The Belmond Northern Belle reflects the style of England’s 1930s ‘Belle’ trains and the British Pullman carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Its luxurious interiors celebrate the finest craftsmanship with decorative marquetry, brassware and mosaic floors. Travel through some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery while enjoying wines and cuisine based on produce from the landscapes that you pass. Departing from regional stations throughout the UK, the train is an opulent destination in itself as it visits cities, castles and major events. Price from: Spirit of Travel Lunch or Dinner Trip from $355 per person

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express A decadent way to travel between London and Paris. Mid morning, board the Belmond British Pullman at London Victoria Station; sit back, relax and enjoy as brunch is served with a Bellini. The vintage British Pullman carriages provide an elegant atmosphere as you travel to the Kentish coast. At Folkestone, transfer to a luxury coach to cross the Channel via the Eurotunnel shuttle, a Venice SimplonOrient-Express hostess is onboard for the duration. Having crossed to France, join the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express at Calais. After you have settled in, enjoy a delicious four-course dinner, prepared by the skilled onboard French chefs, as the train travels through the French countryside. Arrive in style in Paris in the mid evening. For more information on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and other journeys available refer to page 58. Price from: London to Paris Day Trip in the Day Car from $940 per person, London to Paris Day Trip in a Cabin from $1,120 per person.

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Best of Britain From: London Duration: 9 days/8 nights Departures: Daily between May and September

from $1,832 pp, twin share

Magical West Country From: London Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Daily between May and September

from $1,771 pp, twin share

England & Wales Experience From: London Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Daily between May and September

from $1,446 pp, twin share

UK RAIL TOURS These tours take you through breathtaking scenery to heritage sites such as Bath, Chester and Edinburgh. Through mountain passes, alongside sandy beaches or over spectacular bridges and viaducts; these rail journeys are some of the most scenic and memorable.

Arrive in London and join a hop-on hop-off tour, Thames River cruise and a guided walking tour. Take a fast-train journey west to Bath, before an afternoon tour through the Cotswolds to Stonehenge, returning to Bath via Lacock village. Next it’s on to Liverpool by train. Join the Magic Mystery Tour, visit The Beatles Story and finish off with an evening at the famous Cavern Club. From Liverpool, take the train to Windermere in the stunning Lake District. There is free time to explore as well as a full day Complete Beatrix Potter’s Lakeland & Wordsworth Tour. Travel by train across the Scottish border to Glasgow. Explore the Scottish Highlands on a small group tour taking in the dramatic scenery, Glencoe, Fort William, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness. The next day head to Edinburgh for a day’s sightseeing with a hop-on hop-off tour and a visit to Edinburgh Castle. The tour ends with a final journey back to London. Includes: Eight nights 3-star hotel accommodation, eight breakfasts, rail journeys between overnight cities, entrance to The Beatles Story and Edinburgh Castle, hopon hop-off sightseeing in London and Edinburgh, Thames River cruise, touring in London, Liverpool, Lakes District and the Scottish Highlands.

In London, take a hop-on hop-off tour, Thames River cruise and a guided walking tour. Take a fast-train to Bath and join a hop-on hop-off tour around this beautiful city. The following day, visit Stonehenge and the Avebury Stone Circles, Lacock Village and the Cotswolds village of Castle Combe. Depart Bath by train to Torquay, after a brief hotel stop, take a train to Exeter for a guided walk; return to Torquay. Enjoy a heritage steam railway journey along the spectacular English Riviera Geopark coastline. A ferry will then take you across the River Dart to Dartmouth, for a river cruise to Totnes. Start your day with a scenic flight to the island of St Mary’s. After a leisurely day, return by plane or ferry to the mainland. The tour concludes on your return to London. Includes: Seven nights 3-star hotel accommodation, seven breakfasts, rail journeys between overnight cities, hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour in London and Bath, Thames River cruise, guided walking tour in London and Exeter, day tour from Bath and Torquay, return helicopter flights to the isle of St Mary’s.

In London take a hop-on hop-off tour, river cruise and guided walking tour. Catch the train to Chester and spend the day browsing a 400-year-old shopping mall. Take a day trip to Liverpool to discover the legend of The Beatles. Embark on a scenic rail journey; travel along coastlines, through mountains and over wooden trestle viaducts. At the end of the Conway Valley railway, transfer to the Ffestiniog Steam Railway and travel to Porthmadog. Enjoy a day trip to Portmeirion Village. The next scenic train journey is one of Britain’s most stunning; travelling along cliff edges and past castles before winding through the Welsh mountains to Stratford-upon-Avon. Explore Shakespeare’s town at your leisure. Back in Stratford take the hop-on hop-off tour before returning to London by train. Includes: Seven nights 3-star hotel accommodation, seven breakfasts, rail journeys between overnight cities, hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour in London and Stratfordupon-Avon, Thames River cruise, guided walking tour in London, The Magical Mystery bus tour, entrance to The Beatles Story, Portmeirion Village and Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust, including Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.

Featured prices are a guide only. Your travel agent will provide the most current prices at time of quoting. Prices are inclusive of a $10 per person online booking fee. A flat fee of $55 applies to bookings made via email and/or telephone. Other options are available on many of the products featured.

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Relax and explore the best of Britain in comfort with the UK’s excellent rail service to get you to the must-see places. These tours blend small group guided sightseeing and hop-on hop-off tour with comfortable 3 and 4-star hotels and fast rail journeys.


EURAIL

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Is everyone eligible to buy Eurail Products? With a Eurail Pass, Europe is yours to explore! Offering a unique and flexible travel experience that allows you to stop anywhere, anytime. Travel during the day to enjoy the stunning scenery or at night to save the cost of accommodation and have a full day to enjoy on arrival.

Anyone, except residents from the countries of Europe, UK, the Russian Federation, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, can purchase a Eurail Pass. If you have been living in Europe for six months or more you are considered a European resident and are not eligible to purchase a pass.

How do I validate my pass? Before your first journey you need to validate your pass. Present your pass and passport at the station ticket window and the rail clerk will record all the relevant details to validate your pass. If you have a Select Pass or one with flexible travel days, you need to fill in subsequent travel dates. Passes must be validated within six months of issuance. Refer to page 17 for more information regarding how to use your pass.

What constitutes a rail day? Travel between midnight and midnight of the following day (24hr period).

What happens if I have a problem in Europe? Rail travel is a way of life for Europeans. The extensive networks cover major cities and small country villages. The system is highly efficient, with most trains running on time, all of the time. Stations are well signed, making it easy to find the right train and regular announcements onboard ensure that you always know what the next station is.

There are a number of Aid Offices located at key stations throughout Europe. Your documentation will include a copy of the Eurail Traveller’s Guide, this has a full list of Aid Office contact details. Staff at these offices can assist with any pass related queries or problems.

What happens if my pass is lost or stolen? Unfortunately passes cannot be refunded or reissued. It is recommended that you take out appropriate travel insurance to cover lost or stolen passes.

Can I travel through a country not covered by my pass? If a train transits through a country not covered by your pass, you need to purchase a sector ticket. It is important to check schedules carefully.

Is there any restriction on how much luggage I can take? There are few trains with weight restrictions on luggage, however, it is up to you to get your own luggage on and off the train. It is best to travel with bags that you can manage yourself and, as platforms can be long, it helps if your luggage has wheels.

How do I find timetables and the right train?

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Bonuses B Your rail pass is your ticket to a range of free or discounted ferry crossings, discounts on river boats, museums, buses, river crossings, accommodation, car hire and more. A comprehensive list is available in the Eurail Traveller’s Guide, which you will receive with your documentation. Passes that offer bonuses feature the symbol above.

7pm Bonus 7 You could travel between 7pm and midnight for FREE. If you board a direct overnight train after 7pm (1900), then you only need to write the next day’s date in the calendar box on your pass, provided it falls within the validity of the pass. Passes that have the 7pm Bonus feature the symbol above.

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Most stations display colour coded posters which detail times and platform numbers; generally departure timetables have a yellow background and arrivals are white. Major rail stations have computerized information boards. Trains will be listed from 00.01 to 24.00 hours.

What facilities are available at train stations? Most major stations have a full range of services such as ATMs, currency exchange, information desks, phones, food outlets, bookstores, postal services, access to metro/ subway stations, lockers and restrooms.

Is it hard to find the right car? Numbers are displayed near to the train’s door or on the window to indicate whether the carriage is First or Second Class or a combination of both. The destination and car number will also be displayed near the door. As some trains can split and be sent in different directions, it is important to make sure of the destination of the car. Once on board, seat numbers are noted on compartment doors or the seat headrest.

On board, what will conductors need to see? Conductors will pass through the train after departure to check travel documents. You will need to show your validated pass or sector ticket. Pass holders may also be asked for their passport. It is your responsibility to have all relevant visas and valid travel documents.

Can I purchase meals on board? Many long distance trains offer full service restaurant cars, whilst other trains will have light meals and snacks in the buffet car. It is also permitted to take your own food and drinks on board with you.

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HOW TO USE YOUR EURAIL PASS Your documentation Aside from your Eurail Pass you will also need a valid passport and, depending on your nationality, you may also need a visa to visit certain countries. Travel insurance is strongly recommended as lost or stolen tickets cannot be reissued or refunded. It is important that the details on your pass are correct. When you receive your pass, please check names are as per passport and ensure that all other details are accurate. If there is an error, you must return the pass to the place of purchase to have it corrected, as you will be unable to use it in Europe if it contains a mistake.

How to validate your Eurail Pass Before you can use your pass it must be validated. This can be done by the travel agent you purchased the pass from, however most people will usually arrange this once they are in Europe. Your pass must be validated within 6 months of the date of issue. Present your pass at a ticket window of a train station in the country of travel or Eurail Aid Office; the person activating your ticket will stamp the date in the activation box, fill out your passport number and the first and last allowed days of travel. The first travel day can be the one on which the ticket is activated, or a later date. The last day will always correspond to the complete length of time the pass is valid for. Travel can begin after midnight on the first day of validity and must be completed by midnight on the last day of validity.

How often can I use my Eurail Pass? This depends on whether your pass offers flexi or continuous travel days. A Continuous Pass can be used every day during the time period that it is valid for. A Flexi Pass can only be used for a set number of travel days within a specific period of time. On any travel day, you can hop on and off as many trains as you like. But before you board your first train of the day, it is extremely important that you write the date in the Travel Calendar on your ticket. Not doing so is the same as travelling without a ticket, which means you will have to pay a full-fare ticket and may also risk a fine. It is important to note that whilst you can travel on as many trains as is possible on any given day, some trains may require seat reservations. These are not included in the cost of the pass and can be purchased prior to departing Australia or when you are in Europe.

How do I fill in the Travel Calendar? The Travel Calendar will have a day and month box for each of the travel days you are entitled to. Even if you already have a carefully planned schedule worked out, don’t fill in the whole calendar at once - you’ll lose all flexibility about when you can travel! As you start each travel day, use numerals to write the day in the box marked ‘Day’ and month in the box marked ‘Mth’. Enter each travel day in a separate box using blue or black ink. Be very careful and try not to - mistakes cannot be corrected, since an altered travel date could be interpreted as an attempt at fraud. You will have to enter the correct day in the next box, which means you lose one travel day. In case you make a mistake, you can have your pass replaced for a fee at the nearest Eurail Aid Office.

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What if I make a mistake filling out the Travel Calendar?


EURAIL GLOBAL AND SELECT PASSES Eurail Global Pass The Eurail Global Pass includes 24 captivating European countries, giving you the freedom to travel to any or all of these countries at your own pace, in your choice of travel days. This is the most comprehensive rail pass available.

Eurail Global Pass has two travel options; consecutive travel days or the flexibility of non-consecutive travel days within a two month period. The Eurail Global Pass provides unlimited train travel on applicable networks and also incorporates some ferry journeys, so you can travel between Italy and Greece, Sweden and Finland or France and Ireland. EURAIL GLOBAL PASS CONTINUOUS

CONSECUTIVE TRAVEL DAYS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 15 DAYS 955 813 625

EURAIL GLOBAL PASS FLEXI

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 10 DAYS 1123 957 735 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Select Pass Eurail Select allows you to create your own pass by offering flexibility, convenience and freedom of choice. Simply choose four adjoining countries and you are free to travel throughout these countries, within the validity of the pass.

Eurail Select Pass allows you to create your own pass by allowing you to choose the 4 adjoining countries that you wish to travel in. The pass offers the added flexibility of non-consecutive travel days within a two month period. To assist you in creating your own pass, the below list details the countries which are connected directly by either train or ferry. There are several country pairs which are considered one country and therefore are counted as such for the purposes of these passes. Note: From 1 April 2014, 3-country and 5-country Eurail Select Passes will no longer be available. At the same time, France will rejoin the program as a participating country.

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Austria: Croatia/Slovenia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland Benelux (Belgium/Netherlands/ Luxembourg): Germany and Republic of Ireland Bulgaria: Greece, Romania and Serbia & Montenegro Croatia/Slovenia: Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, and Serbia & Montenegro Czech Republic: Austria and Germany Denmark: Germany, Norway and Sweden France: Benelux, Germany, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Spain and Switzerland

Finland: Germany and Sweden Germany: Austria, Benelux, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland and Switzerland Greece: Bulgaria, Italy and Serbia & Montenegro Hungary: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia/ Slovenia, Romania and Serbia & Montenegro Ireland: Benelux and France Italy: Austria, Croatia/Slovenia, Greece, Spain and Switzerland Serbia & Montenegro: Croatia/ Slovenia, Greece, Hungary and Romania Norway: Denmark and Sweden Portugal: Spain

EURAIL SELECT 4 COUNTRY PASS

Romania: Bulgaria, Hungary and Serbia & Montenegro Slovakia: Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary Spain: Italy and Portugal Sweden: Denmark, Finland and Norway

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 5 DAYS 678 578 447 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

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URBAN ADVENTURES Eurail Global Pass + Urban Adventures Urban Adventures are day tours with a difference! In just a few hours, get under the skin of the city you’re visiting - so you know it like a local! Urban Adventures tours range from 2-hour to full day tours and mix famous sights with hidden gems.

A Eurail Global Pass and a Urban Adventures 5 Tour Pass allows travel across 24 amazing countries at your own pace and your choice of 5 Urban Adventures tours. Urban Adventures tours offer an insider’s view of a city, exploring areas that you may not otherwise visit. Simply choose any 5 of the tours below or for an additional $31* per person, choose 4 tours and add the Cicchetti of Venice Tour, Urban Adventures’ most popular tour worldwide.  EURAIL GLOBAL PASS+URBAN ADVENTURES TOUR PASS 

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 10 DAYS 1260 1125 947

France

Netherlands

Germany

Czech Republic

Hungary

• Experience Bohemian Paris • Secret Paris: Cheese, Art, and Local Life

• Amsterdam Beer Tour • Amsterdam Food by Foot • Cycle Amsterdam

• Food and Art in Funky Kreuzberg • Fun in Funky Friedrichshain • Hidden Berlin • Storyline of Berlin

• Bohemian Prague Tour • Prague Beer and Czech Tapas Tour • Prague Castle & Little Quarter Tour • Prague Discovery

• Bites & Sights • Budapest Explorer

Join expert local guides to discover a city’s food, culture and traditions; see beyond the usual sights on a day tour with a difference. So whether it’s your first time, or your hundredth, Urban Adventures will open up a whole new dimension on many of your favourite European cities.

Finland

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Norway

Sweden Denmark Ireland

Romania • Home Cooked Bucharest

Netherlands

Portugal

Germany

Belgium

• Experience Lisbon Walk • Lisbon Sunset Fado & Tapas • Experience Porto’s Bites and Sights

Luxembourg -

Czech Republic

F rance

Slovakia

Austria

Switzerland

Slovenia

Slovenia Croatia

Hungary

Romania

• Ljubljana's Charming Sights and Tasty Bites Portugal

Spain

Bulgaria

Italy

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Spain

Italy

Bulgaria

Greece

Turkey

• Barcelona Tapas Tour “en el barrio” • Grab your Pintxo • St. James Way Adventure

• Florence for Foodies • Florence Market Walking Tour • Roman Dolce Vita • Trastevere: Trends and Tradition • Cicchetti of Venice Tour*

• Breakfast with Sofia • Sofia Food, Heritage, and Culture Tour

• Markets, Ruins & Ancient Athens • Taste of Athens • Walking Athens • Hidden Markets of Thessaloniki • Tastes of Thessaloniki

• Handicrafts Renaissance in Avanos • Hidden Istanbul • Home Cooked Istanbul • Istanbul Street Food Picnic • Old & New Istanbul

Eurail Italy Pass + Urban Adventures Combine your Eurail Italy Pass with 3 incredible Urban Adventures tours for a unique and unforgettable view of Italy. A Eurail Italy Pass gives you the freedom to explore Italy at your own pace and with the inclusion of three of Urban Adventures’ most popular tours; Cicchetti of Venice, Roman Dolce Vita and Florence Market Walking – you’ll experience a local’s view of these three magnificent cities. EURAIL ITALY PASS + 3 URBAN ADVENTURES TOURS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3 DAYS 555 513 502 468 458

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FRANCE 7 B France Rail Pass Whether you want to visit the vibrant capital Paris, the wonderful wine region in the north, or the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean coast, a France Pass and the TGV will get you there in style and comfort.

The France Pass lets you explore as many of France’s scenic wonders as you can. Offering value for money, the France Pass is perfect if you are planning extensive travel throughout France and into Monaco. FRANCE RAIL PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 1 MONTH

PRICE PER ADULT SAVER PASS SENIOR YOUTH ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH PERSON (60+YRS) (12-25YRS) (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3 DAYS 362 318 323 263 295 260 225 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

France +

7 B Eurail France + Benelux Pass Or, if you’re planning to explore France and Monaco along with one of its neighbouring countries we have just the pass for you. If you’re visiting Paris be sure to combine your selected pass with a Paris Visite Pass which allows travel on the Metro train and bus services.

France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg are all covered by one rail pass. It allows unlimited train travel throughout France and Benelux, including special discounted travel on the high-speed Thalys, linking Paris with Brussels or Amsterdam. EURAIL FRANCE + BENELUX PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 5 DAYS 595

SAVER PASS 1st 508

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS ADULT 2nd 508

SAVER PASS 2nd 433

YOUTH (12-25YRS) 2nd 392

Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail France + Germany Pass Discover the amazing landscapes, mouth watering cuisine, iconic architecture of France and Germany with this unique rail pass. EURAIL FRANCE + GERMANY PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 4 DAYS 552 502

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) 2nd 2nd 2nd 502 455 392

Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail France + Italy Pass Uncover the many treasures of France and Italy - majestic mountains, placid lakes, splendid cities and the stunning Mediterranean coast - with this one convenient pass. EURAIL FRANCE + ITALY PASS PRICE PER PERSON CLASS OF TRAVEL 4 DAYS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 515 440 440 377 340

Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail France + Spain Pass The Mediterranean at its best; beautiful beaches, world-famous museums and art galleries. Uncover the hidden treasures of France and Spain with this pass. EURAIL FRANCE + SPAIN PASS PRICE PER PERSON CLASS OF TRAVEL 4 DAYS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 515 440 440 377 340

Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail France + Switzerland Pass France and Switzerland will mesmerise you with stunning landscapes. View mountain peaks, glistening lakes, quaint villages and picturesque panoramas. This pass also offers special discounted travel on TGV Lyria trains.

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EURAIL FRANCE + SWITZERLAND PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 4 DAYS 555 473 393 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

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Paris Visite Pass

from $23 pp These passes allow travel on all Metro train and bus services within zones 1-3 or 1-5. Zones 1-5 also includes travel from Orly or Charles De Gaulle Airports, as well as travel to Versailles and EuroDisney. Passes are available in durations of 2 days, 4 days and 6 days.

Paris Museum Pass

from $77 pp The Paris Museum Pass is your ‘priority passport’ to over 70 museums, monuments and other extraordinary sights, allowing entry without the need for queuing (a great time saver particularly during the summer months). You can visit the attractions as many times as you like while your pass is valid. Passes are available with durations of 2 days and 4 days.

Paris City Sightseeing A hop-on hop-off tour is the best way to familiarise yourself with a city. Discover all the great things to do and see in Paris with City Sightseeing from the top deck of an open top double-decker bus.

from $47 pp

Skip The Line: Eiffel Tower Entrance Ticket

Featured prices are a guide only. Your travel agent will provide the most current prices at time of quoting. Prices are inclusive of a $10 per person online booking fee. A flat fee of $55 applies to bookings made via email and/or telephone. Other options are available on many of the products featured.

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from $69 pp No trip to Paris is complete without visiting the Eiffel Tower and a Skip the Line admission ticket is the quickest way to one of the best views in Paris. Your ticket includes a brief orientation of the Eiffel Tower, an information sheet and access to the priority entrance.


ITALY & GREECE Explore Italy’s cities, some with more than 3,000 years of history; immerse yourself in its fashion, cuisine, culture, art and way of life. A Eurail Italy Pass is your passport to the country or there are regional passes which combine Italy with an adjoining country for an even more unforgettable experience.

Italy is well connected, with the rail system operating 1,000 trains daily and an ever expanding high-speed network servicing most major Italian cities. Greece boasts an unrivalled legacy, steeped in traditions, historical and archaeological heritage unlike any other. Whether you plan to visit Greece’s lively capital, Athens, or the villages of its mountainous interior or both, the Greece Pass is for you.

Italy

7 B Eurail Italy Pass The Eurail Italy Pass allows you to discover all of Italy; from the Alps and lakes of northern Italy to the canals of Venice or the breathtaking shores of Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast. This pass also includes the ferry journey between Villa San Giovanni (Calabria) and Messina (Sicily). EURAIL ITALY PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 3 DAYS 372 318

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS ADULT 2nd 305

SAVER PASS 2nd 262

YOUTH (12-25YRS) 2nd 250

Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

Italy +

7 B Eurail Italy + France Pass Uncover the many treasures of France and Italy; majestic mountains, placid lakes, splendid cities and the stunning Mediterranean coast with this one convenient rail pass. EURAIL ITALY + FRANCE PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 4 DAYS 515 440

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS ADULT SAVER PASS 2nd 2nd 440 377

YOUTH (12-25YRS) 2nd 340

Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Italy + Greece Pass Discover the magic of these two historic Mediterranean countries. Deck passage on ferries between Bari or Brindisi (Italy) and Patras (Greece) is included on this pass. EURAIL ITALY + GREECE PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 4 DAYS 478 408

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS ADULT 2nd 385

SAVER PASS 2nd 330

YOUTH (12-25YRS) 2nd 317

Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Italy + Spain Pass Stunning sun-drenched beaches, a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere and sensational cuisine are but a few of the delights that Italy and Spain have to offer. The ferry crossing between Civitavecchia (Italy) and Barcelona (Spain) is available at a 20% discount. EURAIL ITALY + SPAIN PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 4 DAYS 515 440

  TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS ADULT SAVER PASS 2nd 2nd 440 377

YOUTH (12-25YRS)    2nd     340    

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Greece

I TA LY AN D GR E E CE

7 B Eurail Greece Pass Uncover the land of the Gods with this great pass; travel past olive groves and mountains as you explore the Greek mainland. EURAIL GREECE PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 1 MONTH

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 3 DAYS 202 182 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

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SPAIN & PORTUGAL Experience Europe’s Iberic countries, Spain and Portugal. There’s something for everyone; stunning beaches and resorts, colourful cities, fascinating people and a relaxed lifestyle. Whether your travel will take you to Spain, Portugal or both, there is a pass to suit your needs.

Spain & Portugal

7 B Eurail Spain Pass Vibrant cities, beautiful beaches, sensational cuisine and a relaxed lifestyle are all part of Spain’s charm. This pass allows you to travel throughout Spain to experience all that it has to offer. EURAIL SPAIN PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON CLASS OF TRAVEL 3 DAYS

ADULT ADULT 1st 2nd 377 305

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7 B Eurail Portugal Pass Uncover the charms of Portugal with this rail pass; beautiful coastlines, sandy beaches, warm sunny climate, picturesque countryside and medieval villages make Portugal a sought after holiday destination. EURAIL PORTUGAL PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 1 MONTH

PRICE PER PERSON CLASS OF TRAVEL 3 DAYS

ADULT ADULT 1st 2nd 218 150

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7 B Eurail Spain + Portugal Pass Combine Spain and Portugal for the trip of a lifetime. Relax in the sun, enjoy wonderful food, experience amazing cities and soak up the casual lifestyle of these wonderful Mediterranean countries. EURAIL SPAIN + PORTUGAL PASS PRICE PER PERSON CLASS OF TRAVEL 3 DAYS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS ADULT SAVER PASS 1st 1st 428 367

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Spain +

7 B Eurail Spain + France Pass The Mediterranean at its best; beautiful beaches, world-famous museums and art galleries. Explore all that France and Spain have to offer. EURAIL SPAIN + FRANCE PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 4 DAYS 515

SAVER PASS 1st 440

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS ADULT 2nd 440

SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) 2nd 2nd 377 340

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7 B Eurail Spain + Italy Pass Stunning sun-drenched beaches, a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere and sensational cuisine are but a few of the delights that Italy and Spain have to offer. PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 4 DAYS 515 440

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS ADULT SAVER PASS 2nd 2nd 440 377

YOUTH (12-25YRS) 2nd 340

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Urban Adventures Urban Adventures are day tours with a difference! In just a few hours get under the skin of the city you’re visiting - so you know it like a local! Urban Adventures tours range from 2-hour to full day tours that mix famous sights with hidden gems. Join expert local guides to discover a city’s food, culture and traditions; see beyond the usual sights on a day tour with a difference. So whether it’s your first time or your hundredth Urban Adventures will open up a whole new dimension on many of your favourite European cities. Refer to page 19 for further details. Featured prices are a guide only. Your travel agent will provide the most current prices at time of quoting. Prices are inclusive of a $10 per person online booking fee. A flat fee of $55 applies to bookings made via email and/or telephone. Other options are available on many of the products featured.

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GERMANY 7 B German Rail Pass Germany offers something for everyone; from its cosmopolitan cities and world-renowned festivals to fairytale castles and snow-capped mountains. Situated in the heart of Europe and bordering nine other countries, Germany is an ideal European base with a pass to suit everyone.

Train travel in Germany is fast and efficient, with frequent services and the high-speed ICE train making all major cities easily accessible. The German Rail Pass includes travel to Salzburg (Austria) and Basel Bad BF (Switzerland). GERMAN RAIL PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 1 MONTH

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT TWIN PASS CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 3 DAYS 443 365

ADULT TWIN PASS 2nd 2nd 332 267

YOUTH (12-25YRS) 2nd 267

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German Rail Pass Extension If you’re planning to travel beyond Germany, your pass can now been extended for travel to Belgium, Czech Republic, Austria or Italy. The Extension Pass allows travel on selected services, to/from Brussels, Prague, Kufstein, Innsbruck, Bolzano/Bozen, Krakow, Verona, Bologna or Venice. GERMAN RAIL PASS EXTENSION PRICE PER PERSON CLASS OF TRAVEL ONE WAY

ADULT ADULT 1st 2nd 125 92

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7 B Eurail Germany + Austria Pass Discover the wonders of Germany and Austria. Enjoy everything from the exciting hustle and bustle of large cities to the tranquility of its tiny towns and majestic Alps. You’ll find remarkable landscapes, endless attractions and famous landmarks travelling with this pass. EURAIL GERMANY + AUSTRIA PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 5 DAYS 550 475

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS ADULT SAVER PASS 2nd 2nd 475 407

YOUTH (12-25YRS) 2nd 410

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7 B Eurail Germany + Benelux Pass Discover four of Europe’s stunning and diverse countries with this pass, which includes Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. EURAIL GERMANY + BENELUX PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 5 DAYS 578 438 438 357 357 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Germany + Czech Republic Pass This pass gives you the flexibility to discover the history, stunning vistas and bustling cities of Germany as well as the Czech Republic. The Czech capital, Prague, continues to be one of the most talked about destinations in Europe and this pass can help you explore this fascinating city. EURAIL GERMANY + CZECH REPUBLIC PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 5 DAYS 537 443

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS ADULT SAVER PASS 2nd 2nd 445 383

YOUTH (12-25YRS) 2nd 383

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7 B Eurail Germany + Denmark Pass Denmark is well-known for its Vikings, Carlsberg and Legoland, and Germany for its vibrant cities, medieval castles and lush landscapes. Discover these lively countries with this fantastic rail pass which also allows the ferry journey between Puttgarden (Germany) and Rodby Faerge (Denmark). EURAIL GERMANY + DENMARK PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 4 DAYS 472 388 388 305 303 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Germany + France Pass Discover the amazing landscapes, mouth-watering cuisine and iconic architecture of France and Germany with this unique rail pass. EURAIL GERMANY + FRANCE PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 4 DAYS 552 502 502 455 392 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Germany + Poland Pass Discover the wonders of Germany and Poland, from the hustle and bustle of the large cities to the tranquillity of tiny towns. Explore Germany’s majestic castles and awesome Alps and, whilst in Poland, enjoy the charming character of medieval cities and the Baltic Coastline. EURAIL GERMANY + POLAND PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 5 DAYS 572 490 490 415 417 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Germany + Switzerland Pass From the serene beauty of Switzerland to the lively cities of Germany, this pass has both countries covered. TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 5 DAYS 592 508 418 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

Featured prices are a guide only. Your travel agent will provide the most current prices at time of quoting. Prices are inclusive of a $10 per person online booking fee. A flat fee of $55 applies to bookings made via email and/or telephone. Other options are available on many of the products featured.

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SWITZERLAND B Swiss Passes With a blend of bustling cities, quaint towns, snowcapped mountains and luxury ski resorts, it’s easy to see why Switzerland is such a popular destination. The Swiss transport system is an extensive network of trains, buses and boats to ensure that all of Switzerland is covered.

The Swiss Pass is the only pass that allows travel on more than 20,000 kms of train, bus and boat routes within Switzerland and the public transportation systems of 35 Swiss cities. Choose from the Swiss Consecutive Pass or Swiss Flexi Pass. SWISS PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 4 DAYS 600 540 453 378 342 287 Child 6-15yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 6yrs not occupying a seat travels free

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TRAVEL DAYS IN 1 MONTH

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 3 DAYS 573

SAVER PASS 1st 517

ADULT 2nd 362

SAVER PASS   2nd 327

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Swiss Peak Pass A Swiss Peak Pass can be added to a Swiss Consecutive Pass. With this pass you can visit some of Switzerland’s stunning peaks, including Mt Allalin, Mt Brienzer Rothorn, Mt Cardada, Mt Corvatsch, Mt Niesen, Mt Rochers-de-Naye, Mt Säntis and Mt Stanserhorn. SWISS PEAK PASS                                 PRICE PER PERSON ADULT

4 CONSECUTIVE DAYS 40

8 CONSECUTIVE DAYS                         82

B Swiss Transfer Ticket & Swiss Card A Swiss Transfer Ticket is great if you are planning to visit a single destination within Switzerland. The ticket provides return transport between any Swiss airport or border town. Each trip must be completed in a day, on the most direct route. The Swiss Card incorporates a transfer ticket along with 50% discount on train, bus or boat travel purchased locally. SWISS TRANSFER TICKET & SWISS CARD

1 MONTH ROUND TRIP

PRICE PER PERSON TICKET TICKET CARD CARD CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 2nd 1st 2nd ADULT 310 198 392 280 Child 6-15yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 6yrs not occupying a seat travels free

Jungfrau Railways The Jungfrau Region lies in the heart of Switzerland, in the Bernese Oberland at the foot of the mighty Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau massif. The region offers a unique and diverse array of natural attractions within a compact area. These include Lakes Thun and Brienz, a high-alpine glacier world, quietly flowing rivers and thundering waterfalls. Jungfrau Railways travel to the unique natural wonders in the UNESCO World Heritage of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch.

Jungfrau VIP Pass Jungfrau VIP Pass is the only rail pass that includes a journey to Jungfraujoch. This pass offers unlimited travel on the entire Jungfrau Railways network, including one visit to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe. This pass is not available for sale in Switzerland. Valid for travel May-October 2014.

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Jungfrau Day Return Fares We have just the ticket to get you to this spectacular destination. Day return tickets to this stunning mountain top are available from Interlaken, Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. Valid for travel 1 January-31 December 2014. JUNGFRAU RAILWAYS                                 PRICE PER PERSON ADULT

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Switzerland +

7 B Eurail Switzerland + Austria Pass This pass allows you to discover two of central Europe’s most beautiful and scenic countries. The vibrant cities of Vienna and Zurich or small alpine villages surrounded by majestic Alps are all yours to explore. EURAIL SWITZERLAND + AUSTRIA PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 4 DAYS 532 455 377 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Switzerland + France Pass France and Switzerland will mesmerise you with stunning landscapes. View mountain peaks, glistening lakes, quaint villages and picturesque panoramas. This pass also offers special discounted travel on TGV Lyria trains. EURAIL SWITZERLAND + FRANCE PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 4 DAYS 555 473 393 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Switzerland + Germany Pass From the serene beauty of Switzerland to the lively cities of Germany, this pass has both countries covered. EURAIL SWITZERLAND + GERMANY PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 5 DAYS 592 508 418

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Swiss Scenic Journeys are a great way to experience the best of the Swiss Alps and some of Switzerland’s most picturesque cities. These journeys offer the convenience of purchasing a package with the freedom of independent travel.

Glacier Express Tour From: St Moritz to Zermatt Duration: 3 days/2 nights Departures: 21 April-26 October 2014

from $666 pp, twin share

Tops of Switzerland

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From: Interlaken to Lucerne Duration: 5 days/4 nights Departures: 1 January-17 November 2014

from $1,003 pp, twin share

SWISS SCENIC JOURNEYS There are no escorts or tour guides to hurry you along, so you can explore at your own pace, secure in the knowledge that your accommodation is booked and your rail tickets arranged. There are a number of different journeys to choose from, each with upgrade and/or additional day options and the itineraries can even be reversed.

Day 1: St Moritz Arrive in St Moritz by train from the Swiss border or any Swiss airport. Overnight: St Moritz Day 2: St Moritz - Zermatt Today board the Glacier Express, one of the greatest train journeys in the world, to travel from St Moritz to Zermatt. This 71/2 hour railway journey crosses 291 bridges, travels through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at over 2,000 metres in altitude. Travel in comfort through the unspoilt natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient mountain forests, peaceful alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and mountain valleys, steeped in tradition and centuries old culture. There is an option to pre-arrange lunch onboard. Overnight: Zermatt Meals: Breakfast Day 3: Tours ends in Zermatt Return to Swiss border or airport, or continue your stay in Switzerland. Day 1: Interlaken Arrive in Interlaken by train from the Swiss border or any Swiss airport. Overnight: Interlaken Day 2: Jungfraujoch Get ready for the experience of a lifetime - an excursion to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. From Interlaken Ost the train takes you via Grindelwald or Wengen to the Kleine Scheidegg, at the foot of the famous Eiger North Wall. The Jungfrau Railway then takes you up to Jungfraujoch, which at 3,454 metres is the highest railway station in Europe. Overnight: Interlaken. Meals: Breakfast Day 3: Interlaken - Lucerne Today you have the choice of travel options. Travel by train from Interlaken to Lucerne, the trip takes around 2 hours and, with up to 5 departures a day, you can have some more free time in Interlaken before heading off. Alternatively, you can travel from Interlaken by boat to Brienz before connecting with a train to Lucerne. Overnight: Lucerne Meals: Breakfast Day 4: Mt Pilatus Enjoy a Lake Lucerne cruise from Lucerne to Alpnachstad, before the journey up to Mt Pilatus (2,132m) by the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. The cogwheel railway operates from May/June to November and during the winter months, travel is by bus from Lucerne to Kriens, with a panoramic gondola ride from Kriens to Pilatus. Mt Pilatus offers breathtaking views over central Switzerland. Overnight: Lucerne Meals: Breakfast Day 5: Tours ends in Lucerne Return to Swiss border or airport, or continue your stay in Switzerland.

Additional Tour Options Peaks of the World This tour combines a scenic journey through the Bernese Oberland and the Valais with excursions by cogwheel train to two of Switzerland’s most attractive mountain peaks: Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe and Gornergrat above Zermatt, with the best view to the famous Matterhorn. Price from $1,103 per person, twin share. Tops of Europe and Titlis Experience the charming cities of Lucerne and Interlaken as well as the spectacular Jungfraujoch and the year-round playground of Mt Titlis with this rail tour through the heart of Switzerland. Price from $1,051 per person, twin share.

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From: Lucerne to Montreux Duration: 6 days/5 nights Departures: 1 January-31 December 2014

from $1,145 pp, twin share

Three White Peaks From: Lucerne to Interlaken Duration: 6 days/5 nights Departures: 1 January-31 December 2014, except 8-24 October and 5-15 November 2014

from $1,293 pp, twin share

Day 1: Lucerne Arrive into Lucerne by train from the Swiss border or any Swiss airport. Overnight: Lucerne Day 2: Lucerne Full day at leisure. Why not enjoy a cruise on Lake Lucerne - several of the cruises connect with mountain trains, such as cogwheel train to Mt Pilatus, which offers 360° views. From Vitznau there is a cogwheel train to Mt Rigi and an alternative route is via cable car from Weggis. Overnight: Lucerne Meals: Breakfast Day 3: Lucerne - Interlaken Today sit back and relax, letting the countryside pass you by. Travel from Lucerne over the Brunig Pass to Interlaken. On this scenic journey you will pass three small lakes before reaching Lake Brienz with its very distinctive colour, due to its glacial waters. Overnight: Interlaken Meals: Breakfast Day 4: Interlaken An excursion to the Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe. This is a must see for any trip to Switzerland. Overnight: Interlaken Meals: Breakfast Day 5: Interlaken - Montreux Today it is off to Montreux. The Golden Pass train journey will take you through alpine forests and picturesque mountain villages. The descent into Montreux is spectacular, as the train winds its way through the vineyards of the Lavaux region. Overnight: Montreux Meals: Breakfast Day 6: Tour ends in Montreux Return to Swiss border or airport, or continue your stay in Switzerland. Consider staying longer in Montreux - with its resort style feel it is an ideal place to relax and unwind. Take the time to see Chateau de Chillon as well as exploring the wineries of the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, just a short trip from Montreux. Whilst there be sure to stop at the Lavaux Vinorama Discovery Centre. Day 1: Lucerne Arrive into Lucerne by train from the Swiss border or airport. Lucerne’s stunning setting, world-famous sights, exciting modern architecture and many museums make it a thrilling city to visit. Overnight: Lucerne Meals: Breakfast Day 2: Mt Titlis Travel by rail to the charming mountain monastery village, Engelberg. Travelling to the top of Mt Titlis in the world’s first revolving gondola Rotair offers a birds eye view of Switzerland’s stunning alpine region. There is so much to do at Mt Titlis as it offers snow and fun year round. Overnight: Lucerne Meals: Breakfast Day 3: Lucerne – Interlaken Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery as you travel from Lucerne over the Brunig Pass to Interlaken. You will pass three small lakes before reaching stunning Lake Brienz. On arrival into Interlaken you will be greeted by the mighty sight of a trio of famous peaks, the Eiger, the Monch and the Jungfrau. Overnight: Interlaken Meals: Breakfast Day 4: Glacier 3000 Travel by train from Interlaken to Gstaad. On arrival take the postal bus to Col du Pillon (Glacier 3000) where you board the panoramic cable car which takes you to the permanent snow at 3,000 metres in just 15 minutes. From the mountaintop station you have access to other glacier adventures - on arrival look into booking some of the exciting options available to help you experience the area.  Overnight: Interlaken Meals: Breakfast Day 5: Jungfraujoch The journey to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, at 3,454 metres Europe’s highest altitude railway station, is a highlight of every visit to Switzerland. On arrival at Jungfraujoch, visitors are treated to a high-alpine wonderworld of ice, snow and rock. Be sure to marvel at the view from vantage terraces and step out on the Aletsch Glacier. Overnight: Interlaken Meals: Breakfast Day 6: Tour ends in Interlaken Return to Swiss border or airport, or continue your stay in Switzerland. Interlaken is the perfect place from which to continue your Swiss adventure. Travel west to Montreux or Lausanne, north to Bern or take the scenic route through Italy to Locarno in the Ticino region.

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Golden Pass Tour


SWISS SCENIC TRAINS Looking to experience awesome scenery, shimmering lakes, plunging gorges and snow-capped mountains? Switzerland offers some of the most scenic train journeys in the world.

The highlight of any trip to Switzerland must be scenery; most of the scenic trains have oversized panoramic windows from which to enjoy the view, ample space, comfortable seating and dining options. Many of the routings travel through areas that can only be reached by train, so you are guaranteed to see beautiful, unspoiled landscapes. Scenic trains offer unique experiences and memories which will stay with you for a lifetime.

Glacier Express The slowest express train in the world! Ride the rails up into the clouds, through untouched alpine countryside, over roaring mountain streams, past towering walls of rock. Between St Moritz and Zermatt, the Glacier Express runs through the Swiss Alps, over the Landwasser Viaduct and 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and over the Operalp Pass, at an altitude of more than 2,000 metres. During your trip onboard the Glacier Express, from St Moritz to Zermatt (or reverse), there are several options to ensure that you don’t go hungry. You can enjoy a 3-course menu in the dining car or the dish of the day at your seat (reservations required). Alternatively, all trains have a Railbar, where you can enjoy refreshments in an often social atmosphere. The Glacier Express train’s modern panorama viewing cars are truly comfortable. Whether in 1st or 2nd Class, you’ll reach your destination in comfort and well rested. The 1st Class panorama viewing car offers 36 comfortable seats with table, airconditioning and an information channel. You’ll enjoy similar comfort and service in 2nd class with 48 seats. The information channel provides a wealth of interesting route information in 6 languages, including English. Departures: Daily, year round Reservations: Can be reserved up to 90 days prior to the train travel date Eurail Pass: Must be valid for Switzerland. Pass holders pay a reduced supplement. Route: Zermatt - Visp - Brig - Andermatt - Disentis - Chur - Davos/St Moritz or vice versa Duration: 7 1/2 hours

GoldenPass Line The GoldenPass Line is one of the most picturesque and popular in Switzerland. It links Montreux on the Vaud Riviera to Lake Lucerne, the historic heart of Switzerland. It has direct connections to both Geneva and Zurich airports. Travel through some of Switzerland’s most spectacular scenery, where every twist offers yet another stunning view. There are two train options available. The Panoramic trains offer all of the modern comforts with 1st and 2nd Class options, along with 8 VIP seats at the front of the train providing the unique view usually only seen by the train driver. Classic trains offer a romantic retro style of travel in refurbished 1930’s Pullman coaches. Departures: Daily, year round Reservations: Can be reserved up to 90 days prior to the train travel date Eurail Pass: Must be valid for Switzerland. Pass holders pay a reduced supplement. Route: Montreux - Zweisimmen - Interlaken - Brünig Pass - Lucerne or vice versa Duration: 5 1/4 hours

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Bernina Express One of the most spectacular ways to cross the Swiss Alps! The Bernina Express passes mighty glaciers on its descent from Chur to the swaying palms of Tirano. Travelling along a UNESCO World Heritage route, you’ll journey through 55 tunnels, across 196 bridges and reach an altitude of 2,253 metres above sea level at Ospizio Bernina. The Bernina Express operates year round with daily services departing Chur and St Moritz. There is also a connecting Bernina Express Bus service between Tirano and Lugano. Departures: Train: Daily, year round. Bus: Daily, April - mid October Reservations: Can be reserved up to 90 days prior to the train travel date Eurail Pass: Must be valid for Switzerland. Pass holders pay a reduced supplement. Route: Chur/Davos/St Moritz - Bernina Pass - Poschiavo - Tirano - Lugano or vice versa Duration: St Moritz - Tirano (Train): 4 hour, Tirano - Lugano (Bus): 3 hours

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Wilhelm Tell Express The Wilhelm Tell Express links two of Switzerland’s most attractive regions: Central Switzerland and Ticino. The trip starts out on a First Class historic paddle steamer plying the deep blue waters of Lake Lucerne to Flüelen. On board, enjoy lunch as you glide by sleepy bays, picturesque villages and historic landmarks. In Flüelen, only a few steps away from the pier, board a panorama train for the trip along the worldfamous Gotthard line. The journey is highlighted by the Gotthard Tunnel, countless spirals, horseshoe tunnels and remarkable bridges, before arriving in Bellinzona. From here, the next leg is to Locarno or Lugano. Departures: Daily, year round Reservations: Can be reserved up to 90 days prior to the train travel date Eurail Pass: Must be valid for Switzerland. Pass holders pay a reduced supplement. Route: Lucerne - Lake Lucerne - Flüelen - St Gotthard - Bellinzona - Locarno/Lugano Duration: Lucerne-Flüelen (Boat): 2 3/4 hours, Flüelen-Locarno (Train): 2 hours, Flüelen-Lugano (Train): 21/4 hours

Chocolate Train A journey not to be missed; the Chocolate Train runs from Montreux to the Gruyère region, home of Cailler chocolate and Gruyere cheese! Travel First Class in either Belle Epoque Pullman deluxe carriages or in panoramic coaches. The Chocolate Train runs every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from May to October, and every day in July and August. Reservations are required and your ticket price includes coffee and croissant on the train, transfers to the picturesque village of Gruyères, a tour of the Gruyères Castle, and visits to the cheese and chocolate factories. Departures: Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from May-June and September-October and Monday-Friday in July and August Reservations: Can be reserved up to 90 days prior to the train travel date Eurail Pass: Must be valid for Switzerland. Pass holders pay a reduced supplement. Route: Montreux - Gruyères - Broc - Montreux Duration: 8 hours

If you want to discover the dazzling beauty of the Alps, a trip to Gornergrat is a must-do excursion. Departing Zermatt, Europe‘s highest open-air cog railway has travelled up onto the Gornergrat since 1898. The 9339m journey is an experience in itself; 29 four-thousand metre peaks – from the Matterhorn to the Monte Rosa – form a spectacular guard of honour. Cross stunning bridges, through galleries and tunnels, idyllic forests, past gorges and mountain lakes, with the Matterhorn continually in the field of vision. Hop off at stations along the route, each destination offers beautiful alpine settings and a different vista of the Matterhorn. At the summit, there is a sunny viewing platform which is accessible all year, making the Gornergrat ridge one of Switzerland’s top destinations. Surrounded by 4000m peaks, Switzerland’s greatest mountain and second longest glacier in the Alps, it offers a spectacular mountain panorama that is second to none. This journey perfectly complements a Glacier Express journey. Departures: Daily, year round Reservations: This train does not require reservations. A pass will be issued, this must be validated within 6 months of date of issue Eurail Pass: These services are not covered by a Eurail Pass Route: Zermatt - Findelbach - Riffelalp - Riffelberg - Rotenboden - Gornergrat Duration: 33 mins

Featured prices are a guide only. Your travel agent will provide the most current prices at time of quoting. Prices are inclusive of a $10 per person online booking fee. A flat fee of $55 applies to bookings made via email and/or telephone. Other options are available on many of the products featured.

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BELGIUM, THE NETHERLANDS & LUXEMBOURG 7 B Eurail Benelux Pass Although each is uniquely different, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are considered one region, known as Benelux in the European rail system.

Discover Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg with one pass. Includes bus services within Luxembourg. EURAIL BENELUX PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 1 MONTH

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3 DAYS 390 333 315 270 210 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

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7 B Eurail Benelux + France Pass Uncover the charm of Belgium; famous for decadent chocolate, museums and seaside villages. Netherlands is the land of tulips, windmills and canals, while Luxembourg is dotted with fascinating medieval fortresses, castles and quaint villages.

Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and France are all covered by one rail pass. It allows unlimited train travel throughout France and Benelux, including special discounted travel on the high-speed Thalys, linking Paris with Brussels or Amsterdam. EURAIL BENELUX + FRANCE PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 5 DAYS 595 508 508 433 392 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Benelux + Germany Pass Discover four of Europe’s stunning and diverse countries with this pass which includes Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany. EURAIL BENELUX + GERMANY PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 5 DAYS 578 438 438 357 357 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

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Brussels City Sightseeing

from $37 pp Enjoy a City Sightseeing tour in Brussels. With 13 hop-on hopoff stops conveniently located around the city, you can travel to points of interest and the city’s attractions at your leisure. Brussels is home to the European Union, with the European Parliament, Manneken Pis, Cinquantenaire Arch, Art Nouveau and Victor Horta, the Grand-Place and the Atomium. The city abounds in architectural monuments, from the Renaissance to modern times, and discovering this heritage is full of surprises. Amsterdam City Sightseeing

from $29 pp Amsterdam City Sightseeing Double-Decker open top bus has 9 hop-on hop-off stops located around the city. Marvel at the original works of the famous Dutch artist in the renowned Van Gogh Museum, and contemplate the heart-rending history of the Jewish community with a visit to the home of diarist, Anne Frank. There are plenty of museums to explore including the Rembrandt House Museum and the Diamond Museum. If you’re looking for souvenirs and gifts, take a stroll around the many shops and boutiques and also discover the multi-ethnic spirit of Amsterdam at the Flower Market and Flea Market. Urban Adventures Urban Adventures are day tours with a difference! In just a few hours get under the skin of the city you’re visiting - so you know it like a local! Urban Adventures tours range from 2-hour to full day tours that mix famous sights with hidden gems. Join expert local guides to discover a city’s food, culture and traditions; see beyond the usual sights on a day tour with a difference. So whether it’s your first time or your hundredth Urban Adventures will open up a whole new dimension on many of your favourite European cities. Refer to page 19 for further details.

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AUSTRIA 7 B Eurail Austria Pass From its cities to gorgeous villages, discover the best of what Austria has to offer. This pass allows travel on Austria’s national rail network. EURAIL AUSTRIA PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 3 DAYS 313 270

ADULT SAVER PASS 2nd 2nd 225 193

YOUTH (12-25YRS) 2nd 152

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Austria +

7 B Eurail Austria + Croatia & Slovenia Pass Wander through the popular cities of Vienna, Salzburg, Ljubljana or Zagreb. Experience the scenic beauty of the Adriatic or the breathtaking views from the majestic Alps. Visit all three countries with this pass. EURAIL AUSTRIA + CROATIA & SLOVENIA PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 4 DAYS 370 323 270 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Austria + Czech Republic Pass From Vienna to Prague, this pass allows you to combine a trip to picturesque Austria with a discovery tour of the Czech Republic. EURAIL AUSTRIA + CZECH REPUBLIC PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 4 DAYS 348 298 232 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Austria + Germany Pass Remarkable landscapes, endless attractions and famous landmarks are all on hand when you travel by train using this Eurail Pass. EURAIL AUSTRIA + GERMANY PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 5 DAYS 550 475

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS ADULT 2nd 475

SAVER PASS 2nd 407

YOUTH (12-25YRS) 2nd 410

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7 B Eurail Austria + Hungary Pass This pass allows you to explore the best of Austria and Hungary. Vienna, Budapest, the Danube and the Austrian Alps are yours to discover with this rail pass. EURAIL AUSTRIA + HUNGARY PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 4 DAYS 348 298 232 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Austria + Switzerland Pass Discover two of central Europe’s most beautiful and scenic countries. From Vienna to Zurich to small alpine villages surrounded by majestic Alps are all yours to explore. EURAIL AUSTRIA + SWITZERLAND PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 4 DAYS 523 455 377 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

This pass is perfect for a quick round trip between some of central Europe’s beautiful cities. There are two itinerary options, Vienna-Prague-Budapest-Vienna and Vienna-Prague-SalzburgVienna.

from $192 pp

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SCANDINAVIA 7 B Eurail Scandinavia Pass Discover the essence of Scandinavia by rail with this terrific pass. This pass includes discounts on ferry services between each of the countries and is valid on the bus lines in Sweden between Lulea/Boden and Haparanda. EURAIL SCANDINAVIA PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 2nd 2nd 2nd 4 DAYS 438 375 332 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

Denmark

7 B Eurail Denmark Pass Discover the splendour of this historic and picturesque country, ancient home of Vikings. Visit Copenhagen (home to the Little Mermaid), relive your childhood at Legoland or just down a Carlsberg Beer in this gateway to Scandinavia. EURAIL DENMARK PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT ADULT YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 2nd 2nd 3 DAYS 287 192 148 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Denmark + Germany Pass From Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, to Germany’s vibrant cities, medieval castles to lush landscapes - with this fantastic pass you’ll discover it all. The pass also includes the ferry journey between Puttgarden (Germany) and Rodby Faerge (Denmark). EURAIL DENMARK + GERMANY PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 4 DAYS 472 388

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS ADULT 2nd 388

SAVER PASS 2nd 305

YOUTH (12-25YRS) 2nd 303

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7 B Eurail Denmark + Sweden Pass Explore Denmark known for Vikings, Carlsberg and Legoland, as well as tranquil Sweden with its stylish cities, historic villages, peaceful countryside and coastal island archipelagos. Includes the ferry between Helsinger and Helsingoog. EURAIL DENMARK + SWEDEN PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 4 DAYS 482 412 375 320 285 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

Finland

7 B Eurail Finland Pass Explore the magic of Finland with this pass. Visit the home of frozen lakes, unspoilt wilderness, the midnight sun and Santa Claus. Discover Helsinki - built on a peninsula, the city is green and sophisticated and a delight for the outdoor traveller. EURAIL FINLAND PASS PER PERSON TRAVEL 3 DAYS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 1 MONTH ADULT ADULT 1st 2nd 343 235

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7 B Eurail Finland + Sweden Pass In Finland, experience the magic of Santa Claus and his reindeer in the Lapland region, discover frozen lakes, untouched wilderness or its capital, Helsinki. Explore stylish cities, historic villages, peaceful countryside and coastal island archipelagos. EURAIL FINLAND + SWEDEN PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 4 DAYS 488 417 380 325 288 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

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Norway

7 B Eurail Norway Pass Discover the rugged beauty of Norway, made up of mountains, fjords and glaciers. Norway offers incredible wilderness for year-round hiking and skiing. The ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ has long summer days and stunning natural wonders. Experience the best of Norway by train. EURAIL NORWAY PASS PRICE PER PERSON CLASS OF TRAVEL 3 DAYS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 1 MONTH ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (16-25YRS) 2ND 2ND 2ND 340 292 260

Child 4-15yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Norway + Sweden Pass Visit Norway, a beautiful country of snow-capped mountains and spectacular fjords. Its remote wilderness, fairylike forests, historic towns and villages are not to be missed. In Sweden explore cosmopolitan cities, beautiful countryside, historic villages and coastal island archipelagos. EURAIL NORWAY + SWEDEN PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 4 DAYS 397 338 300 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

Sweden

7 B Eurail Sweden Pass Whether you’re seeking a lively metropolis, breathtaking landscapes or cultural heritage, Sweden offers a wealth of inspiration. Sweden’s unique blend of intriguing traditions, off-beat charm and contemporary innovation make it one of Europe’s most diverse destinations. EURAIL SWEDEN PASS PRICE PER PERSON CLASS OF TRAVEL 3 DAYS

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ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 440 377 342 293 260

Scandinavia City Sightseeing Explore some of Scandinavia’s most fascinating cities. With distinctive buses, friendly staff and entertaining, sightseeing has never been so much fun! City Sightseeing tours are available in Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen.

from $34 pp

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Discover the best of Norway with one of our unaccompanied independent Norway Scenic Journeys. Whether you’re after a long holiday or a short scenic trip, there are a number of tours, with varying itineraries to choose from.

NORWAY SCENIC JOURNEYS Norway in a Nutshell

from $182 pp This tour takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful scenery. Experience scenic railways, a fjord cruise on the Sognefjord, Aurlandsfjord and Naeroyfjord, as well as a bus trip along Stalheimskleiva Road. There are five itineraries to choose from: Bergen – Bergen Voss – Voss Oslo – Voss – Bergen Oslo – Voss – Oslo Oslo – Voss – Bergen – Oslo Operates: 1 January-31 December 2014 Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell

These unforgettable tours through the spectacular sights and natural wonders of Norway include travel by train, bus and/or boat. There are no escorts or tour guides to hurry you along, which allows you the freedom to explore some of Norway’s most picturesque countryside at your own pace. The itineraries can be taken in either direction and, once you start your tour, you have two months to fully experience the region.

Hardangerfjord is Norway’s third largest fjord and this tour takes you into the heart of this spectacular region. Choose from three different itineraries, all of which include train, bus and boat travel allowing you to take in the stunning Nordic scenery: Bergen – Bergen Oslo – Oslo Oslo – Bergen Operates: 1 May-30 September 2014

Sognefjord in a Nutshell This tour combines a boat journey on the beautiful Sognefjord, with spectacular train journeys of the Bergen and Flåm Railways. There are three exciting itineraries to choose from: Oslo – Myrdal – Flåm – Bergen – Oslo Oslo – Myrdal – Flåm – Bergen Bergen – Myrdal – Flåm – Bergen Operates: 1 May-30 September 2014

Flåm Line

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from $77 pp The Flåm Line is a 20km rail journey which travels from the mountain station of Myrdal to Flåm, deep in the Aurlandfjord, a branch of the Sognefjord. This journey offers views of some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in Norway with an ever-changing panorama of snowcapped mountains, deep ravines and thundering waterfalls. The journey takes approximately one hour - sit back, relax and take in the spectacular scenery. Route: Myrdal - Flåm Operates: Up to 9 departures daily, year round Duration: 1 hour

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RUSSIA Helsinki to Russia Steeped in a long and varied history, Russia continues to fascinate. Whether your travel will take you to Moscow and a visit to Red Square and the iconic St Basil’s Cathedral or the magnificence of the imperial capital, St Petersburg, we now offer a number of travel options to get you there.

Departing from Helsinki in Finland, ensures the shortest journey times available or alternatively add to the memories with an extended journey from Paris or Nice to Moscow.

A trip from Finland to Russia is one in which two vastly different countries can be experienced literally within the same day. Experience beautiful views of the Gulf of Finland, the countryside of Russia and more. Onboard, meet the locals and get the scoop on places to visit that only the locals would know. The Tolstoy train is an overnight between Moscow and Helsinki operated by the Russian railways. The journey is full of Slavic hospitality and Russian atmosphere. The high-speed Allegro service is the fastest way to travel to St Petersburg, refer to page 9 for details. Departures: 1 departure daily in each direction, year round Reservations: Can be reserved up to two months prior to the train travel date Accommodation options: Sleepers (with or without private bathroom facilities) and couchettes Eurail Pass: There are no passholder fares available on this service Route: Helsinki - Moscow Duration: 131/2 hours

Nice to Moscow Travelling by train is an excellent way to see the real Russia. The Nice to Moscow train covers a distance of more than 3,000 kms in just over two days. From the end of the 19th century until the First World War, trains travelled regularly from Moscow to southern France, taking royalty and wealthy Russians to the popular French resort. This service, operating since 2010, offers an adventure from a bygone era. Departures: Moscow every Thursday and Nice every Saturday, year round Reservations: Can be reserved up to 45 days prior to train travel date Accommodation options: Sleepers (with or without private bathroom facilities) Eurail Pass: There are no passholder fares available on this service Route: The train travels across Europe, stopping at 22 stations including Minsk Warsaw - Vienna - Innsbruck - Verona - Milan - Genoa - Nice Duration: 501/2 hours

The Paris to Moscow train offers the only direct rail service between these two majestic cities. Travelling through five countries, this is more than a trip, it’s an unforgettable experience. The berths are comfortable, with linen including doona and pillow plus bath towel and a welcome kit. There are two dedicated train managers per coach. Toilets are located at the end of each coach and there is a bar car. Departures: This train runs 3 times a week during the winter and 5 times in summer. Reservations: Can be reserved up to 45 days prior to train travel date Accommodation options: Sleepers (with or without private bathroom facilities) Eurail Pass: There are no passholder fares available on this service Route: Paris - Cologne - Fulda - Hannover - Berlin - Warsaw - Brest - Moscow Duration: 241/4 hours Featured prices are a guide only. Your travel agent will provide the most current prices at time of quoting. Prices are inclusive of a $10 per person online booking fee. A flat fee of $55 applies to bookings made via email and/or telephone. Other options are available on many of the products featured.

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EASTERN EUROPE & THE BALKANS Eastern Europe Eastern Europe continues to grow in popularity and we have a pass to suit all travellers, regardless of which destination you are planning to explore.

7 B European East Pass Discover the essence of Eastern Europe with this fabulous pass which allows unlimited train travel throughout Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia. EUROPEAN EAST PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON CLASS OF TRAVEL 5 DAYS

ADULT ADULT 1st 2nd 403 280

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Bulgaria

7 Eurail Bulgaria Pass Whether your journey will take you to the Czech Republic with its vibrant capital, Prague, and stunning spa town of Carlsbad, Hungary’s medieval towns, Croatia’s Adriatic coast, Romania’s legendary Transylvania or Poland’s historic Warsaw, we have passes which cover all or each of these countries. There are also a number of two country passes which can offer an extensive Eastern European holiday.

Discover this picturesque country with over 13 centuries of history. Visit the cosmopolitan capital, Sofia, or one of the many spa towns that surround the city. Soak up the atmosphere and history in Veliko Tarnovo or marvel at Rila Monastery. Wherever your journey will take you, a Eurail Bulgaria Pass can get you there. EURAIL BULGARIA PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT ADULT YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 2nd 2nd 3 DAYS 193 148 132 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

Croatia

7 B Eurail Croatia Pass Croatia continues to grow as a tourist destination. With the historic city of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic Sea, the magnificent Plitvice Lakes region and Zagreb, its bustling capital, there is so much to see in Croatia and this pass will help you explore it all. EURAIL CROATIA PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 3 DAYS 200 172

TRAVEL DAYS IN 1 MONTH ADULT SAVER PASS 2nd 2nd 162 140

YOUTH (12-25YRS) 2nd 120

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7 B Eurail Croatia & Slovenia + Austria Pass Wander through the popular cities of Vienna, Salzburg, Ljubljana or Zagreb, experience the scenic beauty of the Adriatic or the breathtaking views from the majestic Alps. Visit all three countries with this pass. EURAIL CROATIA & SLOVENIA + AUSTRIA PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 4 DAYS 370 323 270 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Croatia & Slovenia + Hungary Pass Sample all the delights of these fascinating European countries with this rail pass. Travel from the romantic Danube River to the alluring Adriatic coastline. Allows unlimited rail travel on the national networks of Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. EURAIL CROATIA & SLOVENIA + HUNGARY PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 5 DAYS 327 280 233 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

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Czech Republic

7 B Eurail Czech Republic Pass There is so much to see in the Czech Republic. The capital, Prague, is famous for its castles, cathedrals and the world renowned 14th century Charles Bridge. Leave the city behind and you will find beautiful spa towns such as, Karlovy Vary, and magnificent landscapes. Uncover the splendour of the Czech Republic with this pass. EURAIL CZECH REPUBLIC PASS 

TRAVEL DAYS IN 1 MONTH

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT ADULT YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 2nd 2nd 3 DAYS 212 160 112 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Czech Republic + Austria Pass From Vienna to Prague, this pass allows you to combine a trip to picturesque Austria with a discovery tour of the Czech Republic. EURAIL CZECH REPUBLIC + AUSTRIA PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 4 DAYS 348 298 232 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

Prague City Sightseeing

from $29 pp A hop-on hop-off tour is the best way to familiarise yourself with a city. Discover all the great things to do and see in Prague with City Sightseeing from the top deck of an open top double-decker bus.

Hungary

7 B Eurail Hungary Pass Hungary is steeped in tradition, culture and arts. Budapest lies along the Danube River, with its mosaic of architectural styles and hilltop castles. Outside the capital travel past lakes and vineyards as you visit riverside villages, fortresses and palaces. EURAIL HUNGARY PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 5 DAYS 172 148 117 Child 6-14yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 6yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Hungary + Austria Pass This pass allows you to explore the best of Austria and Hungary. Vienna, Budapest, the Danube and the Austrian Alps are all yours to discover with this rail pass. TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 4 DAYS 348 298 232 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Hungary + Romania Pass In Romania, uncover the mystery and charms of Bucharest and Transylvania, with clifftop castles and the legendary Dracula, or in Hungary explore the cosmopolitan capital of Budapest and the Danube River. EURAIL HUNGARY + ROMANIA PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 5 DAYS 330 282 235 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

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Poland

7 Eurail Poland Pass Poland is a blend of old and new; enjoy the charming character of its medieval cities, natural beauty of the countryside and the Baltic coastline. EURAIL POLAND PASS PRICE PER PERSON CLASS OF TRAVEL 5 DAYS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 1 MONTH ADULT YOUTH (13-25YRS) ADULT YOUTH (13-25YRS) 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 242 173 190 137

Child 4-12yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

7 B Eurail Poland + Germany Pass Discover the wonders of Germany and Poland, explore bustling large cities or enjoy the tranquillity of tiny towns. In Germany explore majestic castles and awesome alps, whilst in Poland discover its medieval cities and the Baltic coastline. EURAIL POLAND + GERMANY PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 5 DAYS 572 490 490 415 417 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

Romania

7 B Eurail Romania Pass Romania is becoming a popular tourist destination and has plenty to offer the international traveller, from the charm of its medieval towns, cliff top castles, and Transylvania to the legend of Dracula. EURAIL ROMANIA PASS

TRAVEL DAYS IN 2 MONTHS

PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS SENIOR (60+YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 1st 5 DAYS 243 208 198

YOUTH (12-25YRS) 1st 198

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Slovakia

7 B Eurail Slovakia Pass A country full of castles, restored palaces and beautiful natural scenery, Slovakia is waiting to be discovered. From the newly restored old town in the capital, Bratislava, to the quiet spa town of Piestany, the alpine resort area of Vysoke Tatry and the gorgeous national park region of Slovensky raj - a rail pass will help you explore it all. EURAIL SLOVAKIA PASS

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TRAVEL DAYS IN 1 MONTH ADULT ADULT YOUTH (16-25YRS) 1st 2nd 2nd 260 187 138

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Slovenia

7 B Eurail Slovenia Pass Slovenia’s unspoiled beauty, from the baroque capital, Ljubljana, to the stunning Julian Alps and the quaint seaside villages of its Mediterranean coast, means there is so much to see. This pass will allow you to discover this diverse country. EURAIL SLOVENIA PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SAVER PASS ADULT SAVER PASS YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3 DAYS 133 115 103 90 72 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

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The Balkans

7 B Balkan Pass Experience the traditions and mystique of the Balkans, from the bazaars of Istanbul to the famous coastal resorts of the Black Sea, from medieval villages to stunning landscapes. Bring out the adventurer in you with this pass which allows travel in Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia-Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Turkey. BALKAN PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON ADULT SENIOR (60+YRS) YOUTH (12-25YRS) CLASS OF TRAVEL 1st 1st 1st 5 DAYS 310 250 190 Child 4-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 4yrs not occupying a seat travels free

from $29 pp This hop-on hop-off circuit of Athens begins at Syntagma Square and takes in central Athens. You can easily visit Athens’ many attractions, from world-famous museums, with spectacular views of ancient temples, the Acropolis and Parthenon to a plethora of shopping opportunities along the route. Urban Adventures Urban Adventures are day tours with a difference! In just a few hours get under the skin of the city you’re visiting - so you know it like a local! Urban Adventures tours range from 2-hour to full day tours that mix famous sights with hidden gems. Join expert local guides to discover a city’s food, culture and traditions; see beyond the usual sights on a day tour with a difference. So whether it’s your first time or your hundredth Urban Adventures will open up a whole new dimension on many of your favourite European cities. Refer to page 19 for further details.

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CANADA VIA Rail Canada - simply spectacular! Soak up the rugged beauty and breathtaking landscapes, discover the Rocky Mountains, famous snowfields, glistening lakes, scenic wilderness and cosmopolitan cities.

Canrail Passes A Canrail Pass - System is the perfect choice for those who want to go a long way on a limited budget. Travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific and even north to Hudson Bay. With a Canrail Pass - System you’ll get seven trips anywhere within Canada in Economy Class during a 21-day period. There is also a Canrail Pass for travel exclusively with the Quebec City - Windsor Corridor. The Canrail Pass - Corridor allows seven trips within 10 days. The choice is entirely up to you. Economy Class offers comfortable reclining seats, panoramic windows and access to snacks and refreshments with a supplementary cost. CANRAIL SYSTEM PASS PRICE PER PERSON ADULT YOUTH SENIOR ADULT YOUTH SENIOR (2-25YRS) (60+YRS) (2-25YRS) (60+YRS) SEASON OF TRAVEL LOW LOW LOW HIGH HIGH HIGH 7 TRIPS IN 21 DAYS 849 770 770 1326 1198 1198

VIA Rail is your ticket to discovering the best of Canada by rail, and with a choice of a Canrailpasses, sector tickets or scenic journeys, there is sure to be a pass to suit your needs.

Low: 1 January-31 May 2014 & 16 October-31 December 2014 High: 1 June-15 October 2014

CANRAIL CORRIDOR PASS PRICE PER PERSON CLASS OF TRAVEL 7 TRIPS IN 10 DAYS

  ADULT YOUTH (2-25YRS) SENIOR (60+YRS) ECONOMY ECONOMY ECONOMY 504 459 459

VIA Rail Pass Facts • High and low seasons are applicable on the Canrailpass - System. All travel must commence within the period for which the pass is purchased.

• The number of seats available to Canrailpass holders is limited and bookings made using a Canrailpass must be done at least three days in advance of travel date.

• Canrailpasses are valid for travel only in the class of service for which they are issued.

• Sleepers and upgrades are subject to additional surcharges. Class upgrades on Canrailpasses are not permitted.

VIA Rail Tickets If you are planning to take just a couple of rail journeys in Canada then sector fares may be the most economical option. VIA Rail sector tickets require a reservation and cannot be issued as open dated tickets. A VIA e-booking confirmation is issued and this will need to be exchanged for a ticket at a VIA Rail Station. Once the confirmation is issued changes are permitted but will incur an amendment fee. It is important to note these fares are instant purchase and subject to availability at time of booking.

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Onboard VIA Rail There are a number of overnight services available and VIA Rail’s sleeping cars offer a choice of comfortable private bedrooms or semiprivate compartments, all supplied with thick towels, plump pillows, doonas and a handy route guide. By day, relax in comfortable seating and enjoy the view. At night, staff will transform your unit into cozy sleeping quarters. Shower facilities are available in each sleeping car (except the Park car). Upper and Lower Semi Private Berth Semi Private Berths offer wide couch style seats facing each other. At night, it converts to upper and lower beds with reading lights. Semi Private Berths are separated from the coach corridor by heavy curtains which drape the berth offering privacy and quiet. Semi Private Berths are 1.75m in length and 1.075m in width. Private Double Bedroom A private room for two offers armchairs, a large picture window, small closet, hand basin, razor outlet and private toilet. A vanity and foldout table is only a call button away. At night, this converts into upper and lower beds. The Double Bedroom is 2.17m in length and 2.17m in width. Single Private Bedrooms are also available.

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Spectacular West From: Vancouver, also available in reverse direction from Calgary Duration: 4 days/3 nights Departures: Selected departure dates between April and October

from $1,824 pp, twin share

Skeena Discovery From: Vancouver, also available in reverse direction from Calgary Duration: 9 days/8 nights Departures: Selected departure dates between May and September

from $2,021 pp, twin share

Continental Delights From: Vancouver, also available in reverse direction from Toronto Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Tuesday and Thursday between May and October

from $2,612 pp, twin share

Snow Train to the Rockies From: Vancouver, also available in reverse direction from Calgary Duration: 7 days/6 nights Departures: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday between December and April

from $1,190 pp, twin share

CANADA SCENIC JOURNEYS Using deluxe motor coaches with driver-guided commentaries and bedrooms on-board VIARail, these journeys provide a great balance between guided local sightseeing and free time for you to explore Canada at your own pace.

Experience the best of the Canadian Rockies with this tour from Vancouver to Calgary. Discover the beauty of the Rockies from the Rocky Mountaineer on the journey to Jasper; see the Rockies from a different perspective as you travel from Jasper via Lake Louise to Banff by coach. Marvel at the stunning scenery of the Bow Valley on your way to Calgary. The scenery on this spectacular journey will take your breath away. Includes: Three nights accommodation, two breakfasts, two lunches, transfers in Kamloops, Jasper and Banff, Icefields Parkway Tour, Ice Explorer Ride, Banff sightseeing tour, coach transfer between Banff and Calgary, national park fees, 452-page Canada Guide, Rand McNally Canada Map and $55 booking fee. Beginning in Vancouver, travel to Victoria and visit the stunning Butchart Gardens. From Victoria travel to the top of Vancouver Island to Port Hardy. Cruise the sheltered waters of Canada’s Inside Passage to Prince Rupert; killer whales, sea lions and playful porpoise often appear in these waters. From Prince Rupert, travel by rail to Jasper via Prince George, from Jasper travel by coach to Banff and Lake Louise. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Bow Valley on your way to Calgary. Includes: Eight nights accommodation, Butchart Gardens tour, day tour between Victoria and Port Hardy, B.C. Ferry Inside Passage cruise, VIA Rail Skeena train travel, Jasper wildlife tour, Athabasca Glacier Ice Explorer ride, Banff Gondola ride, national park fees, 452-page Canada Guide, Rand McNally Canada Map and $55 booking fee.

This fantastic tour is a unique transcontinental experience travelling from Vancouver to Toronto by coach and rail. You will be tempted by the fantastic scenery of Hoodoos, Surprise Corner, Sulphur Mountain, Lake Louise, Athabasca Falls, the prairies and great plains as well as the scenic lakelands of northern Ontario. Indulge at the ‘Home of the World’s Greatest Ice Cream’ and wine tasting. Includes: Four nights hotel accommodation, three nights sleeping berth on board VIA Rail Sleeper Touring service, four breakfasts, four lunches, three dinners, driverguided commentary between Vancouver and Jasper, Winery Tour, admission to Minter Gardens, Banff sightseeing tour, Sulphur Mountain gondola ride, Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier, national park fees, 452-page Canada Guide, Rand McNally Canada Map and $55 booking fee. VIA Rail’s Snow Train is an iconic winter voyage. Experience Canada’s Winter Wonderland on this must-do journey that showcases the most popular destinations in the Canadian Rockies in all their winter glory. Includes: Five nights hotel accommodation, one night sleeping accommodation on board VIA Rail, one breakfast, one lunch or dinner onboard VIA Rail, Maligne Canyon Ice Walk, Sleigh Ride Lake Louise, coach transfers between Jasper and Lake Louise, Lake Louise and Banff, and Banff and Calgary, national park fees, 452-page Canada Guide, Rand McNally Canada Map and $55 booking fee.

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Canada Scenic Journeys are a wonderful collection of rail/coach holidays through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. These selfguided holidays offer scheduled rail and coach services to take you to the regions you want to see in uncompromising comfort and style.


USA AMTRAK Discover the size and diversity of the USA by rail. Experience the everchanging landscapes as you travel along ocean coastlines, through deserts, past canyons and mountain ranges to bustling cities and remote towns.

USA Rail Pass Exploring the USA is easy with AMTRAK’s USA Rail Pass. You can choose where and when to travel. This Coach Class pass allows up to 18 city to city journeys within a 45 day travel period. USA RAIL PASS PRICE PER PERSON CLASS OF TRAVEL ADULT

8 SEGMENTS IN 15 DAYS Coach Class 601

12 SEGMENTS IN 30 DAYS Coach Class 911

18 SEGMENTS IN 45 DAYS Coach Class 1167

Child 2-15yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 2yrs not occupying a seat travels free

AMTRAK Pass Facts • Travel must be completed on the USA Rail Pass within 180 days from date of issue. • Travel is restricted to four one-way trips between two cities. A segment equals one With more than 21,000 miles of track and over 500 destinations to choose from, the travel options are endless. AMTRAK is your ticket to discover the USA at your leisur

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city to city pair; a segment is defined by when you get on and off a train, not by the length of journey. Passengers must present their rail pass or voucher at an AMTRAK Office. Passengers must have their passport with them at all times. Passes are valid for travel on all AMTRAK trains except Acela Express, Metroliner, and Auto Train services. Reservations are required on most long distance train journeys and on overnight services. Reservations can be made in Australia up to 11 months prior to your train departure date. Overnight accommodation or class upgrades are permitted at a surcharge.

AMTRAK Tickets If you’re only planning one or two train trips, then we have sector fares to anywhere on the AMTRAK network. AMTRAK sector tickets require a reservation and cannot be issued as open-dated tickets. Sector tickets can be issued up to 180 days prior to your intended date of travel. Once issued changes are not permitted to be made from Australia - any changes will need to be made within the USA. It is important to note these fares are instant purchase and subject to availability at time of booking.

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AMTRAK offers a variety of overnight sleeping compartment options. A sleeping compartment features the privacy of your own bed, climate controls, a small closet, folding table, electrical outlets and individual reading lights. The following amenities are also included when you book a sleeping compartment: all dining car meals, bottled water, daily newspaper, morning coffee and juice. Roomette Ideal for overnight travel on a budget. By day relax in a comfortable reclining seat which quickly converts to an upper and lower bed by night. Shared bathroom facilities are nearby. Sleeps one to two persons per compartment. Bedroom Offers superior comfort. By day a reclining sofa and arm seat, by night an upper and lower bed. Your compartment includes private bathroom facilities complete with vanity, toilet and shower. Sleeps one to two persons per compartment which can be combined to form a Bedroom suite that accommodates four people. Compartments which sleep 2 adults and 2 young children are also available.

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PERU Explore the land of the Incas. Travel to the most spectacular archaeological ruins in South America - Machu Picchu. There are two rail options with regular services to Machu Picchu. Alternatively travel in style reminiscent of a bygone era to two of the most popular destinations in Peru - Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.

Expedition The Expedition features panoramic windows, four seats facing each other so you can share your experience, backpack racks and cheerful Andean music. Entertainment on board and a snack are included in the fare. Departures: 1 departure daily in each direction, year round Route: Cusco (Poroy) - Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu Duration: 3 hours Price from: $151 per person, one way. Price is inclusive of $55 booking fee.

Vistadome Vistadome trains have panoramic windows offering unsurpassed views and photographic opportunities. Surrounded by glass, you feel a part of Peru’s remarkable landscape. Entertainment, snacks and hot and cold refreshments are included. Departures: Daily, year round Route: Cusco (Poroy) - Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu Duration: 3 hours Price from: $162 per person, one way. Price is inclusive of $55 booking fee.

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Andean Explorer The Andean Explorer is a luxurious way to travel between Lake Titicaca (Puno) and Cusco. Exquisitely decorated in the manner of the great Pullman trains of the 1920’s, the Andean Explorer boasts a full fleet of refurbished coaches. As the train travels from Cusco to Puno, it makes a gentle climb to higher and cooler altitudes. The first half of the journey is dominated by the magnificent Andean mountains which tower over the deep valleys of the Huatanay River. It then reaches the gentler, rolling Andean Plains, where vicuña and alpaca can be seen. The journey is broken by a scenic stop at La Raya, which is also the highest point on the route. An open-air Observation Bar Car adds to the enjoyment along this beautiful route, providing stunning photographic opportunities. The 10-hour journey includes: three course lunch in the dining car, coffee served in the Observation Bar Car, afternoon tea and local taxes. Other restaurant and bar service are available at an additional cost. Departures: Daily at 8.00am from both Cusco and Puno Price from: $359 per person, one way. Price is inclusive of $55 booking fee.

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All are unique and extraordinary journeys through the stunning and diverse landscapes of the Peruvian countryside.

The round trip between Machu Picchu and Cusco (Poroy Station) aboard the Hiram Bingham is a luxurious experience where every detail has been taken care of. Carriages are painted a distinctive blue and gold while interiors are elegantly decorated in the style of the 1920’s Pullman trains. Polished wood, gleaming cutlery and glittering glass combine for a warm and inviting interior. Brunch is served en route to Machu Picchu as the stunning landscape unfolds. Upon arrival, a guide will show you the highlights of the Machu Picchu citadel. After the day exploring the marvel of Machu Picchu, cocktails and a gourmet dinner are served on the return to Cusco. Return journey includes: on-board meals with Peruvian wine and cusqueña Beer, guides, bus transfers, entrance to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary and afternoon tea at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, pre-dinner cocktails and local taxes. Departures: Daily at 9.05am, return departs Machu Picchu at 5.50pm Price from: $937 per person, day return journey. Price is inclusive of $55 booking fee.


NEW ZEALAND New Zealand Scenic Pass Appreciate the best of New Zealand by rail with a Scenic Rail Pass. The All Services Pass allows travel on the Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific, TranzAlpine and InterIslander Ferries.

One of the best ways to see New Zealand’s everchanging landscapes, unique attractions and outdoor activities is by train.

KiwiRail’s scenic journeys take you through lush farmland and forests, over historic feats of railway engineering, past active volcanoes and alpine tussock land, across wild gorges and broad rivers, beside dramatic seascapes and soaring mountains.

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CONSECUTIVE TRAVEL DAYS

PRICE PER PERSON 7 DAY ALL SERVICES PASS ADULT 540

The Northern Explorer

from $179 pp The Northern Explorer is a journey through the heart of the North Island, travelling between Auckland - New Zealand’s largest city and home of the Sky Tower, to Wellington - New Zealand’s arts and culture capital. Along the way, pass the Central North Island ski towns of National Park and Ohakune, popular with young and old alike. You also see fantastic views of New Zealand farmland, the volcanic plateau, Mount Ruapehu, the world famous Raurimu Spiral, and stunning river gorges - all from panoramic windows or open air viewing decks for the best possible views. Route: Auckland - Hamilton - National Park - Ohakune - Palmerston North Wellington Operates: Auckland: Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Wellington: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Duration: 12 hours TranzAlpine

from $192 pp The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. From your carriage you’ll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmland, followed by the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. The train then climbs into the Southern Alps before descending through lush beech rain forest to the West Coast town of Greymouth - a great base for visits to Punakaiki and the always popular glaciers. Route: Christchurch - Arthurs Pass - Greymouth Operates: Daily, year round Duration: 41/2 hours Coastal Pacific

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from $143 pp The Coastal Pacific train journey travels between the delightful port of Picton and Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city. This journey is a scenic feast of New Zealand, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of your train and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. Along the way you pass though the village of Kaikoura, where you can break your journey to take in some whale watching or dare to get closer and swim with the dolphins. The Coastal Pacific will take you through some of New Zealand’s finest horticultural and farmland areas, and give you a chance to see amazing wildlife such as dolphins, seals and penguins, from the comfort of your train carriage. Route: Christchurch - Rangiora - Waipara - Mina - Kaikoura - Seddon - Blenheim Picton Operates: Daily, October - April and connects with the InterIslander Ferry Duration: 51/4 hours

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AUSTRALIA The Ghan When it comes to memorable rail journeys Australia has plenty of options on offer. Explore the Red Centre from the comfort of The Ghan or appreciate the vastness of the Nullarbor Plain as the Indian Pacific makes its way cross-country.

This transcontinental adventure offers an unsurpassed view of Australia - north to south over three unforgettable days. Travel by rail between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin and you are on one of the great train journeys of the world. Named after the Afghan cameleers who once traversed this route, The Ghan will take you from one edge of this continent to the other, through the very centre of Australia. The Ghan offers several accommodation options including cabins and reclining seats; details on Platinum Class can be found on page 67. Departures: Adelaide: Sunday, year round and Wednesday (Early April - late October) and Darwin: Wednesday, year round and Saturday (Early April - late October) Accommodation options: Sleepers (with or without private bathroom facilities) and day/nighter seats Route: Adelaide - Alice Springs - Katherine - Darwin Duration: Adelaide - Darwin: 54 hours, Adelaide - Alice Springs: 25 hours Price from: Adelaide to Alice Springs from $449 per person

The Indian Pacific Travelling between the Indian and Pacific Oceans for over 40 years, this truly is one of the world’s great train journeys. More than three million guests having already enjoyed this epic journey. Travelling between Perth and Sydney, the Indian Pacific crosses the Nullarbor Plain to Adelaide, then onto Broken Hill and passes through the spectacular Blue Mountains on its way into Sydney. There are several accommodation options to choose from including cabins and reclining seats; details on Platinum Class can be found on page 67. Departures: Perth: Sunday, year round and Wednesday (Early September - late October) and Sydney: Wednesday, year round and Saturday (Early September - late October) Accommodation options: Sleepers (with or without private bathroom facilities) and day/nighter seats Route: Sydney - Broken Hill - Adelaide - Perth Duration: Sydney - Perth: 68 hours, Sydney - Adelaide: 241/4 hours, Adelaide - Perth: 41 hours Price from: Perth to Sydney from $899 per person

The Overland There’s no better way to enjoy the trip between Melbourne and Adelaide than on The Overland. Recently refurbished, The Overland provides a comfortable, relaxing journey between the cities and is a great way to ease into a holiday in Melbourne, Adelaide or the surrounding regions. Departures: Melbourne: Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays and Adelaide: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Accommodation options: Reclining seats Route: Melbourne - Adelaide Duration: 101/2 hours Price from: Adelaide to Melbourne from $129 per person

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Delight in classic Australian country towns as The Overland passes through. Whatever Australian holiday experience you are seeking, there is sure to be a spectacular rail journey to complement it.


JAPAN Japan Rail Pass Japan is a country of contrasts. From glorious ancient temples, to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo’s Ginza district, traditional rural villages to some of the world’s best ski fields, a Japan Rail Pass can take you to all of these destinations and so much more.

If your plans are to fully explore a single region of Japan then an area pass may be your best option. We have passes which cover Osaka, Kyoto and the surrounding region as well as passes for Kyushu Island and Hokkaido.

Explore the length and breadth of this enchanting country. This pass will allow you to travel between the bustling cities of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, to historic centres such as Hiroshima or the popular resort areas of Mt Fuji and Nagano. It covers all of Japan’s main islands and is valid on all Shinkansen (bullet trains) except Nozomi, as well as express, rapid and local trains, JR bus companies and the JR Miyajima ferry. A Japan Rail Pass is simply the most convenient way to explore Japan. JAPAN RAIL PASS

CONSECUTIVE TRAVEL DAYS

PRICE PER PERSON 7 DAYS 14 DAYS 21 DAYS 7 DAYS 14 DAYS 21 DAYS CLASS OF TRAVEL ORDINARY ORDINARY ORDINARY GREEN GREEN GREEN ADULT 335 528 673 444 713 915 Child 6-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 6yrs not occupying a seat travels free

JR West Kansai Area Pass With a Kansai Area Pass you are free to explore the many sights of the Kansai region. If you are planning to visit Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Himeji or some of the cities in between, then this is the pass for you. The pass is valid for unlimited travel on any standard trains and non-reserved seats on Haruka within the Kansai area. JR WEST KANSAI PASS

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PRICE PER PERSON 1 DAY 2 DAYS 3 DAYS CLASS OF TRAVEL ORDINARY ORDINARY ORDINARY ADULT 33 56 67

4 DAYS ORDINARY 79

Child 6-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 6yrs not occupying a seat travels free

JR West Sanyo Area Pass The Sanyo Pass allows you to not only explore Osaka but also travel to Kobe, Hiroshima, Hakata and Miyajima. This pass provides unlimited travel on Haruka, Shinkansen and standard trains, as well as on the Miyajima ferry. JR WEST SANYO PASS PRICE PER PERSON CLASS OF TRAVEL ADULT

CONSECUTIVE TRAVEL DAYS 4 DAYS 8 DAYS ORDINARY ORDINARY 240 355

Child 6-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 6yrs not occupying a seat travels free

JR Kyushu Pass Kyushu has many sightseeing destinations such as Beppu’s hot spring resorts, Mt Aso in the Kumamoto Prefecture and Sakurajima in Kagoshima. The pass allows travel on the Kyushu Shinkansen’s Tsubame, the pride of the JR Kyushu fleet and the limited express Sonic. A JR Northern Kyushu Pass is also available, details on application. JR KYUSHU PASS PRICE PER PERSON CLASS OF TRAVEL ADULT

  CONSECUTIVE TRAVEL DAYS  3 DAYS 5 DAYS     ORDINARY ORDINARY    171 205    

Child 6-11yrs pay 50% of the adult fare, infant under 6yrs not occupying a seat travels free

Japan Rail Facts • You must be entering Japan as a temporary visitor/tourist in order to purchase

any Japan Rail Pass. Japan Rail officials will check your entry status stamp in your passport before issuing your rail pass.

• An exchange order will be issued upon payment of your pass. On arrival in Japan, you will need to exchange this order to obtain your rail pass.

• Exchange orders are valid for three months from the date of issue. • Exchange orders or passes cannot be refunded or reissued if lost or stolen. • An Ordinary Pass offers standard class travel and a Green Pass provides a superior level of comfort, comparable to First Class services.

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UNIQUE JOURNEYS AND LUXURY RAIL EXPERIENCES


ROCKY MOUNTAINEER The Rocky Mountaineer is considered one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world. An unforgettable experience, you will travel through some of the most breathtaking scenery, all from the comfort of the legendary Rocky Mountaineer. The Rocky Mountaineer travels between Vancouver in British Columbia and Jasper or Banff and Calgary in Alberta. There are also a number of extended tours which will ensure that you see even more of this stunning part of the world. Rocky Mountaineer offers three levels of onboard service: RedLeaf Service offers reclining seats with large picture windows in a single-level classic coach. Lunch is served at your seat with a glass of beer or wine. SilverLeaf Service features single-level dome coach with panoramic views through windows that offer nearly 167% more viewing area than RedLeaf service. Enjoy delicious hot meals; lunch includes a glass of beer or wine, at your seat. GoldLeaf Service is the most popular service. Enjoy unparalleled panoramic views from the upper-level of the bi-level dome coach. Gourmet meals are served in the dining room, snacks and beverages are included, along with luggage transfer in Kamloops or Quesnel. On extended journeys there is the option of GoldLeaf Deluxe; offering upgraded hotel experiences at iconic Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

First Passage to the West This is the most popular trip and the only passenger rail service on the historic Canadian Pacific track. Prepare to travel along glacier-fed rivers and lakes, taking in the spectacular coast, Columbia and Rocky Mountain Ranges. Highlights include the Spiral Tunnels, Stoney Creek Bridge and Craigellachie – home of the Last Spike on Canada’s transcontinental rail line. The trip ends in beautiful Banff, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at stunning Lake Louise or the stampede city of Calgary. Departures: Most Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 22 April - 26 September 2014 From: Vancouver, also available in reverse direction from Calgary Duration: 2 days/1 night

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Price from: RedLeaf Service from $1,319 per person, twin share

Journey Through the Clouds This route takes you across British Columbia via Kamloops and the Yellowhead Pass. As you travel through BC’s vast interior, you’ll witness unparalleled natural beauty including Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at almost 4,000m, and the breathtaking Pyramid Falls. The journey ends in Jasper, Alberta, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Departures: Tuesdays and Fridays, 22 April - 26 September 2014 From: Vancouver, also available in reverse direction from Jasper Duration: 2 days/1 night Price from: RedLeaf Service from $1,197 per person, twin share

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From: Vancouver, also available in reverse direction from Calgary Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Selected Mondays and Thursdays (21 Apr-29 Sep 14)

RedLeaf Service from $2,779 pp, twin share

Canadian Rockies Highlights From: Vancouver, also available in reverse direction from Calgary Duration: 6 days/5 nights Departures: Selected Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays (21 Apr-29 Sep 14)

RedLeaf Service from $2,355 pp, twin share

Classic First Passage to the West Vacation From: From: Vancouver, also available in reverse direction from Calgary Duration: 4 days/3 nights Departures: Sundays (4 May-14 Sep 14)

RedLeaf Service from $1,531 pp, twin share

Day 1: Vancouver Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring the city. Overnight: Vancouver Day 2: Vancouver - Kamloops Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops. See dramatic changes in scenery, from the Fraser River Valley to the desert-like interior. Highlights include Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River. Overnight: Kamloops Meals: Breakfast and lunch Day 3: Kamloops - Jasper Continue northeast to the mighty Rockies. See the dramatic scenery of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. See Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, as well as the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Overnight: Jasper Meals: Breakfast and lunch Day 4: Jasper Enjoy a tour of Jasper. Jasper National Park is a World Heritage site filled with natural attractions. Overnight: Jasper Day 5: Jasper - Lake Louise Travel via the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. Stop at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of Athabasca Glacier to learn about its geological features. Afterwards stop at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise. Overnight: Lake Louise Day 6: Lake Louise - Banff This morning enjoy free time in this spectacular setting before an afternoon tour of Yoho National Park. Overnight: Banff Day 7: Banff - Calgary This morning see the highlights of Banff including a ride on the Banff Gondola. Then to Kananaskis for a 12-minute helicopter tour. Afterwards continue on to Calgary. Overnight: Calgary Day 8: Calgary Your tour ends on check-out from your hotel.

Day 1: Vancouver Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this city. Overnight: Vancouver Day 2: Vancouver - Kamloops Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops. See dramatic changes in scenery, from the green fields of the Fraser Valley to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River. Overnight: Kamloops Meals: Breakfast and lunch Day 3: Kamloops - Banff Continue to the Rockies, with spectacular scenery, travelling across rocky lakeshores, high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels. Highlights include Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the glaciers and snow-capped peaks. Your rail journey ends this evening in Banff. Overnight: Banff Meals: Breakfast and lunch Day 4: Banff - Lake Louise A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. Arrive in Lake Louise where the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. Overnight: Lake Louise Meals: Lunch Day 5: Lake Louise - Calgary Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. A Banff Gondola ride is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Then continue on to Calgary. Overnight: Calgary Day 6: Calgary Your tour ends on check-out from your hotel. Day 1: Vancouver Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight: Vancouver Day 2: Vancouver - Kamloops Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery and the highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight: Kamloops Meals: Breakfast and lunch Day 3: Kamloops – Calgary Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the legendary Canadian Rockies. After a brief stop in Banff, hors d’oeuvres will be served as you continue on to the ‘Stampede City’ of Calgary. Overnight: Calgary Meals: Breakfast and lunch Day 4: Calgary Your vacation ends upon check-out from your Calgary hotel.

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Canadian Rockies Getaway From: Vancouver Duration: 9 days/8 nights Departures: Selected Mondays and Thursdays (28 Apr-15 Sep 14)

RedLeaf Service from $3,960 pp, twin share

TransCanada Rail Adventure

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From: Vancouver, also available in reverse direction from Toronto Duration: 12 days/11 nights Departures: Selected Sundays and Thursdays (1 May-25 Sep 14)

RedLeaf Service from $5,005 pp, twin share

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Day 1: Vancouver Explore this scenic city on your own. Overnight: Vancouver Day 2: Vancouver - Kamloops Board the Rocky Mountaineer to travel from Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Today’s highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate and the Thompson River views. Your day concludes at Kamloops. Overnight: Kamloops Meals: Breakfast and lunch Day 3: Kamloops - Jasper Continue north and east towards Jasper, passing highlights such as Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Overnight: Jasper Meals: Breakfast and lunch Day 4: Jasper - Lake Louise Travel along the Icefields Parkway, stop at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride. Following a brief stop at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise. Overnight: Lake Louise Day 5: Lake Louise - Banff This morning explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, tour Yoho National Park see the Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake before heading to Banff. Overnight: Banff Day 6: Banff Sightseeing Tour Banff, visiting Bow Falls, Banff Gondola ride and Lake Minnewanka before a 12-minute helicopter tour over the Rockies. Overnight: Banff Day 7: Banff - Kamloops Journey through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across ranchlands. Overnight: Kamloops Meals: Breakfast and lunch Day 8: Kamloops - Vancouver On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains. Overnight: Vancouver Meals: Breakfast and lunch Day 9: Vancouver Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel. Day 1 Vancouver Explore this stunning city on your own. Overnight: Vancouver Day 2 Vancouver - Kamloops On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons, to the interior’s desert-like environment. Overnight: Kamloops Meals: Breakfast and lunch Day 3 Kamloops - Banff Continue eastward to the mighty Rockies. Highlights include Craigellachie, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the Rockies before arriving in Banff. Overnight: Banff Meals: Breakfast and lunch Day 4 Banff Sightseeing Tour Banff, visiting Bow Falls, a Banff Gondola ride and the Hoodoos before a 12-minute helicopter tour over the Rockies. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight: Banff Day 5 Banff - Lake Louise A half-day tour takes you into the spectacular Yoho National Park. Enjoy a free afternoon in Lake Louise. Overnight: Lake Louise Day 6 Lake Louise - Jasper Amongst today’s highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls and an Ice Explorer ride to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Late afternoon arrival in Jasper. Overnight: Jasper Day 7 VIA Rail Jasper to Toronto (Day 1) Begin your VIA Rail journey across the Prairie provinces and northern Ontario. Overnight: On VIARail. Meals: Dinner Day 8 VIA Rail Jasper to Toronto (Day 2) Continue your rail journey across Canada to Toronto. Overnight: On VIA Rail Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Day 9 VIA Rail Jasper to Toronto (Day 3) Continue your rail journey across Canada to Toronto. Overnight: On VIA Rail Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Day 10 VIA Rail Toronto Arrival Arrive in Toronto on VIA Rail this morning. Overnight: Toronto Meals: Breakfast Day 11 Niagara Falls Tour Enjoy a full-day motorcoach tour to Niagara Falls, one of the great natural wonders of the world. A cruise on the Maid of the Mist to the base of Horseshoe Falls is included. Return to Toronto early in the evening. Overnight: Toronto Meals: Lunch Day 12 Toronto Departure Your vacation ends upon check-out from your Toronto hotel.

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Whistler Sea to Sky This 31/2 hour train trip travels along the Sea to Sky corridor between Vancouver and Whistler. You’ll have a unique vantage point as you roll along Howe Sound, past waterfalls, forests and snow-capped mountains. The Cheakamus Canyon, home to spectacular lava columns and granite faces, will hold you spellbound. Departures: Mondays, Thursdays, Friday, Saturdays and Sundays, 16 May - 24 September 2014 From: North Vancouver, also available in reverse direction from Whistler Duration: One way or return Price from: Whistler Service $232 per person, one way

Rocky Mountaineer and Alaskan Cruises

Rocky Mountaineer Discovery Drives Rocky Mountaineer offer two captivating journeys that give you the best of both worlds. See the stunning Canadian Rockies unfold as you travel by the legendary Rocky Mountaineer before picking up a rental car and hitting the highways to explore some of Canada’s most beautiful destinations. The rental car comes standard with GyPSy guide audio commentary which provides informative and entertaining commentary through the car’s GPS device. Discovery Drive options are available on the First Passage to the West and Journey Through the Clouds routings. Both tour options include two days on the Rocky Mountaineer, some meals, hotel accommodation and five days full-size car rental. First Passage to the West Discovery Drive RedLeaf service from $2,166 per person Journey Through the Clouds Discovery Drive RedLeaf service from $2,634 per person

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Experience the rail and sea travel combination of a rail tour and Alaskan cruise with Rocky Mountaineer and Holland America - an Alaskan cruise is the perfect complement to the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer. Discover snow-capped mountains, rivers of ice, dense forest and gushing waterfalls as you sail to Alaska with world-class amenities. Guests aboard encounter elegance at every turn, from a string quartet serenade to the grandeur of the three-storey atrium and the signature Holland America Line service. Destinations visited during the cruise include Tracy Arm, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan. All Rocky Mountaineer and Cruise vacations include seven nights Inside Passage Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver in Verandah Stateroom (GoldLeaf) or Ocean View Stateroom (SilverLeaf and RedLeaf) accommodation. All of the tours featured in this brochure can be combined with a pre or postAlaskan cruise.


Venice Simplon-OrientExpress

Embark on a voyage aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and become part of its glorious, ever-evolving history. You only need to glimpse its gleaming carriages and be greeted by stewards in their distinctive uniform to know that the most memorable journey of your life has begun.

The Journeys Venice Simplon-Orient-Express’ classic European journeys travel from London to great European cities including Paris, Venice, Prague, Vienna and Budapest and vice versa. There are two signature journeys which take place in July and September each year, the first to Krakow and Dresden from Venice, the second from Paris to Budapest, Bucharest and Istanbul.

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express JOURNEY DURATION CABIN London - Venice 1n/2d 3080 Paris - Venice 1n/2d 2580 Paris - Istanbul 5n/6d 8820 Venice - Prague 1n/2d 2000 Venice - Prague - Paris 4n/5d 3500 Venice - Vienna - Paris 4n/5d 3160 Venice - Budapest - Paris 4n/5d 3500 Prices are per person, twin share and include meals, tea and coffee.

Step inside the vintage cabins with restored original features. Oak panels draw back to reveal a washbasin and your bathrobe hangs behind the door ready to slip on when visiting the mosaic tiled lavatory at the end of each carriage. Double cabins feature upper and lower berth, while a single cabin has one lower berth. Crisp damask sheets and fine blankets provide a cosy atmosphere at night. During the day the berths are transformed to offer comfortable banquette seating from which to enjoy the majestic alpine panoramas unfolding outside. For extra comfort and space, why not reserve a Cabin Suite formed by two interconnecting Double Cabins. At night you can choose between two lower berths or keep one cabin as a living area and use the upper and lower berths in the other cabin for sleeping. It is possible to experience the luxury of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express on short daytime journeys, with day car seating. Seats are allocated in one of the restaurant carriages - from here you can enjoy the scenery and sample the exquisite cuisine.

Unforgettable Dining Experiences Fine white table linens, fresh flowers, sparkling silver and glassware are the ideal setting for the table d’hôte menus. Prepared by a skilled team of chefs dining is a highlight of any journey. The three restaurant cars offer a truly magical dining experience, from scenic lunches to romantic dinners.

Itineraries are available in reverse directions, and in most cases, for travel through to London. Pricing for additional routes and single supplements are available on request.

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Belmond Royal Scotsman

From the moment The Belmond Royal Scotsman train draws out of Edinburgh’s Waverley Station you are embarking on a truly unique and unforgettable experience as you head into a magical realm of history, nature and romance. A journey like no other - discover Scotland in style! The Belmond Royal Scotsman’s traditional style and elegant comfort provide an unrivalled and luxurious way to explore and enjoy the very best of Scotland and the Highlands. With a maximum of 36 passengers onboard, the exceptional two to seven night journeys from April to October give you a chance to do more than simply admire the stunning scenery, with options to suit all tastes. Take part in activities such as clay pigeon shooting, highland safaris, fishing, golf and visits to traditional whisky distilleries, local castle and grand country estates.

Travel in Style Part of the joy of exploring Scotland on The Belmond Royal Scotsman is being able to savour the glorious scenery gliding by from the comfort of your private cabin. The cabins, each with ensuite bathroom, have an Edwardian air of elegant luxury. They are a wonderful place to relax and unwind as the mahogany marquetry creates a warm, cosy glow in the golden Scottish light. The onboard, 24-hour steward service will take care of your every need. You will also be assured of a good night’s sleep, not only because of the comfortable beds, but also because the train stables each night in a quiet siding or station. The Belmond Royal Scotsman

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JOURNEY DURATION CABIN Highland 2n/3d 3470 Western 3n/4d 5080 Classic 4n/5d 6370 Country Homes and Gardens of Scotland 4n/5d 6870 Grand West Highland 5n/6d 7520 Grand North West 7n/8d 10310 The Grand Tour 7n/8d 13170

The mahogany panelling and rich upholstery that adorn the two dining cars set the scene for an unforgettable onboard dining experience. The Belmond Royal Scotsman’s chefs create dishes using the best seasonal local produce. Enjoy formal and informal dinners on alternate nights.

Prices are per person, twin share and include meals, beverages, sightseeing options and entertainment.

Observation Car The splendour of the Observation Car provides the perfect backdrop to Scotland’s stunning scenery. Views may be admired from the comfort of the interior, or from the exhilarating open verandah. A great place to enjoy an aperitif or an after-dinner drink, the Observation Car is always full of life as fellow travellers become good friends.

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TOURIST TRAINS OF SPAIN Spain has a wealth of beautiful destinations to visit and Tourist Trains of Spain have a range of unique journeys designed to showcase the best. Each of these journeys will provide memories to last a lifetime.

El Transcantábrico Léon Journey From: Santiago de Compostela, also available in reverse direction from Léon Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Every second Saturday between 29 Mar–18 Oct 14

In Northern Spain, there are two options with different routings and standards of accommodation. Each is unique with a common thread of superior onboard service and spectacular destinations. In Southern Spain, the Al Andalus takes guests on a diverse journey from mountain to the coast, with a beautiful interior and a choice of accommodation options, complemented by warm hospitality and gastronomic delights.

This is a journey through the history of Spain from the prehistoric times in Altamira to the current times of the Guggenheim at Bilbao. Highlights include views of the Upper Estuaries - Rias Altas, boat cruise at Ribadeo, the Romanesque towns of Oviedo and Gijón, the national park Picos de Europa, the Sanctuary of Covadonga, Cangas de Onis, which dates back to the 700s, Santillana de Mar, the picturesque Valle de Mena, Villa of La Olmeda, historical Carrión de los Condes and beautiful León. The train features Junior Suites with large communal lounge carriages. These suites are well-appointed and designed for comfort and privacy. Onboard you will be warmly welcomed by the train’s highly experienced crew, who will accompany you throughout the journey and will be entirely at your service for anything you need. The journey incorporates an amazing daily program of activities and excursions to ensure that you experience the most hidden and beautiful places in Northern Spain. Includes: Seven nights onboard accommodation in a Junior Suite, all meals, sightseeing tours by air-conditioned deluxe bus with English speaking guide, entrance fees to all museums, cathedrals and cloisters and nightly entertainment in the pub car.

from $4,050 pp, twin share

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El Transcantábrico San Sebastian Journey From: Santiago de Compostela, also available from San Sebastián Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Every second Saturday between 5 Apr–25 Oct 14

The train travels between Santiago de Compostela and San Sebastián, taking in the stunning sights of Northern Spain. Highlights include the Las Catedrales Beach near Ribadeo, Luarca the ‘White Town’, the Romanesque towns of Oviedo and Gijón, the national park Picos de Europa, Sanctuary of Covadonga, Cangas de Onis, which dates back to the 700s, the Neocave Museum of Altamira, Bilbao and the famous Guggenheim Museum and the beautiful San Sebastián. El Transcantábrico’s Deluxe Suites are large, offering separate sleeping and living areas, along with a generously-sized ensuite. The luxurious onboard surroundings, the stunning scenery, off train excursions by deluxe coaches and gastronomic delights of local restaurants ensure that this will be the trip of a lifetime. Includes: Seven nights onboard accommodation in a Delxue Suite, all meals, sightseeing tours by air-conditioned deluxe bus with English speaking guide, entrance fees to all museums, cathedrals and cloisters and nightly entertainment in the pub car.

from $6,375 pp, twin share

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From: Seville Duration: 6 days/5 nights Departures: Every second Sunday between 7 Apr–16 Jun, 1 Sep-20 Oct 14

from $4,275 pp, twin share

El Expreso de La Robla From: Bilbao Duration: 4 days/3 nights Departures: Every Thursday between 1 May–5 Jun, 11 Sep–30 Oct 14

from $1,083 pp, twin share

The Al Andalus train is a luxurious rolling palace, a unique viewpoint from which to contemplate the Spanish landscape. Inside it combines exquisite service, décor and cuisine, taking guests back in time to the glamour of the Belle Époque. Travelling through Andalucia on the Al Andalus is a unique experience. Renovated in 2012, there are two accommodation options - Standard or Superior Suite, both featuring classic styling with cutting edge technology. This is a journey of contrasting experiences, from the mountains to the Atlantic coast of Andalusia to Spanish interior cities, from the culture of historic-artistic World Heritage sites, it captures the essence of Spain. Highlights include the World Heritage sites of Cordoba and Ubeda, Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens in Granada, Ronda, purched atop the edge of the El Tajo Gorge, the seaside town of Cadiz, Jerez the birthplace of Sherry, the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, a cruise along the Guadalquivir River and Seville. Includes: Five nights onboard accommodation, all meals, sightseeing tours by airconditioned deluxe bus with English speaking guide, entrance fees to all museums, cathedrals and cloisters and nightly entertainment.

El Expreso de La Robla offers the chance to travel on a period train with all the comforts of today, at an affordable price. Designed with the enjoyment and pleasure of travelling in mind, the train features classic carriages, modern facilities and its huge windows bring the beautiful Spanish landscape inside. During the day, enjoy the stunning scenery and day tours to some of Northern Spain’s spectacular sights and at night enjoy the entertainment in the lounge car or stay on in town a little later to experience more of the local culture. Lunch and dinner are often served in excellent local restaurants, in order to experience more of the local culture and cuisine. Offering shorter duration journeys, the La Robla itinerary departs Bilbao travelling west to Léon before returning to Bilbao. Highlights include Karstic Complex of Ojo de Guareña in Sotoscueva - the largest cave collection on the Iberian Peninsula, the Caves of Valporquero, the Roman town of Léon, tours to La Olmeda, Carrion de los Condes and the Canal of Castille. Note: Departing every Thursday between July–August, the train operates the Paraiso Itinerary which is a circle tour from Bilbao west to Gijón. Includes: Three nights onboard accommodation, all meals, sightseeing tours with English speaking guide, entrance fees to all museums, cathedrals and cloisters, and nightly entertainment.

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Golden Eagle Luxury Trains offer carefully designed itineraries which balance generous amounts of relaxation, while voyaging across the vast landscapes of Russia, Central Asia and China with touring that opens a window into the soul and spirit of the places and communities visited.

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From: Moscow, also available in reverse direction from Vladivostok Duration: 15 days/14 nights Departures: Eastbound: 4 May 14, 1 Jun 14, 27 Jul 14, 23 Aug 14 Westbound: 17 May 14, 14 Jun 14, 9 Aug 14, 5 Sep 14

from $17,810 pp, twin share

The Silk Road From: Beijing, also available in reverse direction from Moscow Duration: 21 days/20 nights Departures: Westbound: 23 Sep 14 Eastbound: 19 Sep 14

from $27,580 pp, twin share

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GOLDEN EAGLE LUXURY TRAINS On a typical day the Golden Eagle will travel through the night, as you sleep in your private cabin. Disembarking after breakfast you will be whisked away to explore, for example, the sights and sounds of Lake Baikal, Red Square or the Terracotta Warriors and at the end of the day return to the sanctuary of your hotel-on-wheels, greeted by your cabin attendants with refreshments.

Undoubtedly the world’s greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a steel ribbon across mysterious Russia, connecting east and west from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent and endless steppe and alongside the shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake. Opened in stages between 1891 and 1916, this extraordinary engineering achievement is a vital link for all the communities that live in close proximity to the line – and to travel along this route is by far the best way to experience the vastness and grandeur of Russia’s rarely visited interior. The official length of the Trans-Siberian line between Moscow and Vladivostok is 9,288 kilometres, making it the longest single-service railway in the world. As part of the itinerary the train travels along the branch line at Lake Baikal and away from the main Trans-Siberian line, heading into Mongolia and its capital Ulaan Baatar. The classic Trans-Siberian Express tours onboard the Golden Eagle between Moscow and Vladivostok take a leisurely two weeks. By the time the journey ends you will have passed through eight time zones, a third of the world’s total, and travelled an incredible distance of 6,500 miles (11,000 kilometres) through Russia and Mongolia. Includes: 12 nights onboard accommodation in your choice of cabin, 1 night accommodation in Moscow and Vladivostok, Champagne reception on departure, all meals whilst onboard, selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served with meals, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water 24 hours a day, guided off-train sightseeing excursions including Freedom of Choice Touring Options, services of a cabin attendant at all times, arrival and departure transfers, all gratuities. Retracing one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation, the Silk Road follows in the footsteps of such legendary figures as Alexander the Great and Marco Polo. For centuries, merchants and adventurers journeyed to and from China on ancient routes through some of the most testing landscapes in the world, trading silk, spices and perfumes. These ‘highways’ – stretching some 4,000 miles (6,400km) – collectively came to be called the Silk Road. Crossing both Russia and China as well as some of the remotest former Soviet Republics, this epic journey onboard the Golden Eagle through Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and the Shangri-La Express from the Kazakh border to Beijing across the Gobi Desert and through an ever changing landscape, will take in some of the most magnificent yet little visited sites and oasis cities from the ancient world. We travel a total of 6,800 miles (11,000 kilometres) across five countries and six time zones, through areas only accessible by train. Whilst the journey may present great difficulties for the independent traveller, our tour provides the opportunity to travel in comfort and safety. A true feeling of adventure and pioneering awaits on this unique 21-day tour by private train. Includes: 10 nights onboard the Golden Eagle, 5 nights onboard the Shangri-La Express, 2 nights accommodation in Moscow, 3 nights accommodation in Beijing, welcome and farewell dinners, all meals whilst onboard, selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served with meals, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water 24 hours a day, guided off-train sightseeing including Freedom of Choice Touring Options, services of a cabin attendant at all times, arrival and departure transfers, all gratuities.

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EASTERN & ORIENTAL EXPRESS AN ORIENT EXPRESS TRAIN Experience the romance and excitement of this intoxicating region. Step aboard the magnificent Eastern & Oriental Express for luxurious journeys across an enchanting landscape of vibrant cities, tranquil hill stations, ancient temples and sublime beach resorts.

The Journeys A perfect introduction to Asia is the Classic Journey from Bangkok to Singapore and vice versa. Travel through gently unfolding rural landscapes, past temples, tea plantations, colonial cities, ancient villages and historic monuments. You will also disembark at River Kwai for a unforgettable and moving visit to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre. Alternatively, venture off the beaten track on one of three exciting Chronicles of South East Asia journeys: Fables of the Hills: Highlights include Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Penang, Tham Kasae Viaduct and the River Kwai. Epic Thailand: Highlights include Isan village life, Prasat Sikhoraphum, Phanom Rung and the silk workshops, Chiang Mai and the Khao Yai National Park. Tales of Laos: Highlights include Phimai, Khao Yai vineyards and Friendship Bridge over the Mekong River.

Travel in Style The Eastern & Oriental Express offers three grades of beautifully appointed compartments: Pullman Cabins, State Cabins and Presidential Suites. The interior walls are cherry wood and elm burr panelled, adorned with decorative marquetry and intricate inlays. Each cabin is fully air-conditioned with an ensuite shower, washbasin and toilet and feature large picture windows for an excellent view of the passing scenery. Cabin stewards will transform your compartment from daytime seating to a comfortable bedroom. Pullman Compartments feature one upper and one lower bed and State Compartments have two single beds. In the Presidential Suites, daytime seating converts to two single beds, they also feature a separate dressing room, complimentary bar and ample room to entertain guests in the daytime.

JOURNEY DURATION PULLMAN STATE Singapore - Bangkok 2n/3d 2860* 4060* Bangkok - Singapore 3n/4d 2860* 4060* Fables of the Hills^ 6n/5d n/a 9600 Epic Thailand^ 6n/5d n/a 9600 Tales of Laos^ 3n/4d n/a 4200 Prices are per person, twin share and include meals, tea, coffee and some sightseeing tours. *Prices valid for departures April-September 2014. A surcharge applies for departures January-March and October-December. ^Chronicles journeys feature a fully inclusive beverage package and daily sightseeing options. Pricing for additional routes and single supplements are available on request.

Unforgettable Dining Experiences Chefs on board the Eastern & Oriental Express are internationally renowned for their ability to create a tantalising variety of Eastern and European dishes, using the finest fresh seasonal ingredients. Service equals the world’s gourmet finest restaurants. Lunch and dinner are served in the two Restaurant Cars, each lavishly decorated with rosewood and elm panelling. Distinctive European cutlery and crystal glassware add to the elegant setting.

Observation Car One of the most popular carriages on-board, located at the very end of the train with its own bar, this is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails amid a colonial verandah ambience with its teakwood flooring and panelled walls. There is also an outdoor observation area from which to relax and meet fellow guests whilst enjoying the panoramic scenery during daylight hours.

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India is a country of amazing contrasts and this is clearly defined by the number of luxurious rail journeys. Where else but in India could you take a journey that includes stunning temples, an elephant polo match and bustling markets.

Deccan Odyssey From: Mumbai Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Selected Wednesdays between October–April

from $4,797 pp, twin share

The Golden Chariot Pride of the South From: Bangalore Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Selected Mondays between October–April

from $4,549 pp, twin share

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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels From: Delhi Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Every Sunday between October–April

from $4,939 pp, twin share

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INDIAN LUXURY TRAINS What about World Heritage Listed ancient ruins, tigers and beautiful beaches? Below are a number of spectacular journeys taking in many of India’s iconic landmarks and cultural centres. All of the trains offer luxurious accommodation, personalised service, gastronomic delights and experiences reminiscent of India’s bygone royal past.

Travel across the heart of India and relive the luxury of a regal age on the Deccan Odyssey. As the train’s whistle blows and its wheels roll along the track, you’re set to start on an exciting train journey. Visit beautiful beaches in Goa, see the grand forts and palaces of the Marathas and the Osho Ashram in Pune. Travel on a journey through beautiful scenery and heritage destinations as you tour the historic sites of Ajanta, Ellora and Aurangabad. Includes: On-board accommodation in your choice of cabin, all meals including tea, coffee and mineral water, sightseeing tours by deluxe coach with English speaking guide and entrance fees to all palaces, museums and parks. Price is inclusive of 3.09% Government of India Service Tax. Pricing is based low season rates between October 2013 - April 2014. Embark on a luxurious voyage of discovery through the Cradle of Stone Architecture. The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South is named after the famous Stone Chariot in Hampi, a World Heritage site. This colourful journey traverses through Mysore, visiting Srirangapatna, Mysore Palace; the Nagarhole National Park (Kabini) and continuing to the historical sites of Shravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu and Hampi before entering the triangular heritage site of Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole. The final stop before returning to Bangalore are the golden beaches of Goa. It is possible to disembark on day seven in Goa. Includes: Onboard accommodation in a deluxe cabin, all meals, including tea, coffee and mineral water, sightseeing tours by air-conditioned deluxe bus with English speaking guide, entrance fees to monuments and museums, palanquins at Shravanabelagola (if required) and cultural program. Price is inclusive of 3.09% Government of India Service Tax. Pricing is based low season rates between October 2013 - April 2014. In the sheer opulence and comfort of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels you’ll venture through Rajasthan taking in the sights and sounds that make India such a unique destination. Experience its amazing architecture, fascinating festivals, distinctive crafts, and sumptuous cuisine. Highlights of this journey include Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace at Jodhpur, City Palace and a lake boat ride at Udaipur, tiger spotting at Ranthambore National Park, an elephant ride at Amber Fort, sunrise boat ride at Varanasi, the Ghat Ritualistic worship at the River Ganga and the Taj Mahal. Includes: Onboard accommodation in a double cabin, all meals, including tea, coffee and mineral water, sightseeing tours by air-conditioned deluxe bus with English speaking guide, safari at Ranthambore, jeep or elephant ride in Jaipur, Udaipur boat cruise, cultural program and entrance fees to all palaces, museums and parks. Price is inclusive of 3.09% Government of India Service Tax and Commercial Tax of US$15. Pricing is based low season rates between October 2013 - April 2014.

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From: Delhi Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Every Wednesday between September–April

from $3,612 pp, twin share

Re-live the royal experience of the Maharajas of Rajasthan with a journey on the Palace on Wheels - truly a holiday of a lifetime. It has been rated as one of the world’s top ten luxury rail journeys. Day 1: Delhi - Jaipur The journey of a lifetime begins at Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station where guests are accorded a warm, traditional welcome. Delight in your first taste of culinary delights as dinner is served. Meals: Dinner Day 2: Jaipur Visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and the city markets. In the evening visit Jai Mahal Palace for dinner. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Day 3: Sawai Madhopur - Chittorgarh Visit Ranthambore National Park, renowned for observing and photographing tigers. After lunch onboard arrive in Chittorgarh and enjoy a visit to the largest fort of India followed by show and dinner with a cultural program at a hotel. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Day 4: Udaipur Discover this beautiful city on a guided tour taking in two of the most spectacular sites of Udaipur: Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) and Jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of Lake Pichola. After lunch experience an exhilarating trip to City Palace before a boat ride at Lake Pichola and a visit to Fateh Prakash. Dinner is served onboard. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Day 5: Jaisalmer Located in the heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is home to a yellow sandstone fort which towers over the city. A highlight of the day is a camel ride on the sand dunes of Sam at sunset. Enjoy the dinner and the cultural programs before the train leaves for Jodhpur. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Day 6: Jodhpur Discover Jodhpur on a guided tour which includes the Mehrangarh Fort and time for shopping. Lunch is at Umaid Bhawan Palace before an afternoon of leisure and dinner onboard. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Day 7: Bharatpur - Agra Enjoy an early morning trip to Keoladeo Ghana National Park, one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world. Breakfast is served in a jungle lodge. Return to the train for the trip to Agra. On arrival, join a city tour before lunch followed by time to discover the Taj Mahal. Take in a light and sound show before celebrating your amazing journey with a gala dinner at Hotel Mughal Sheraton. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Day 8: Delhi After seven remarkable nights, thousands of memorable sights and amazing gastronomic delights, your journey has come to an end. Meals: Breakfast Includes: Onboard accommodation in a Deluxe Cabin, all meals, including tea, coffee and mineral water, sightseeing tours with English speaking guide, safari at Ranthambore, jeep or elephant ride in Jaipur, cultural program and entrance fees to all palaces, museums and parks. Price is inclusive of 3.09% Government of India Service Tax and Commercial Tax of US$15. Pricing is based low season rates between October 2013 - April 2014.

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Palace on Wheels


Travelling the vast distances in South Africa by rail is a truly unique experience. The everchanging scenery will keep you mesmerised; with lush vineyards, rural lands, mountain passe, desert plains and historic townships.

Rovos Rail From: Cape Town, also available in reverse direction from Pretoria Duration: 3 days/2 nights Departures: Monday and selected Saturdays

SOUTH AFRICAN LUXURY TRAINS Below are two distinctly different rail options, both offering a incredibly memorable South African adventure. Rovos Rail recaptures the luxury, romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, whilst The Blue Train offers a luxurious modern rail experience. What these trains do have in common is exceptional levels of onboard service and world-class cuisine.

This 1,600km meander is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Travel the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo; trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Cape. Journey’s end is Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. Highlights of route include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, an authentic perfectly preserved Victorian village, founded by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890, also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. Another stop is made in Kimberley, providing an opportunity to enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole. Rovos Rail offers three grades of beautifully appointed compartments: Pullman Suites, Deluxe Suites and Royal Suites. The epitome of luxury with handsome wood paneling and period Edwardian features, the suites accommodate two people offering the option of twin or spacious double beds. The very spacious suites offer passengers the opportunity to travel in privacy, comfort and luxury, with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. All are equipped with a writing surface and a personal safe for valuables. There is also a bar fridge filled with beverages of the passengers’ choice and room service is available 24 hours a day. Includes: 2 nights onboard accommodation in your choice of cabin, all meals whilst onboard, selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 24 hour room service, high tea, guided off-train sightseeing excursions, services of a cabin attendant. Other Tour Options Available: Pretoria to Durban, Pretoria to Victoria Falls, African Safari, Golf Safari, Namibia Safari and Cape to Dar ex Salaam. Most itineraries are available in reverse direction.

S O UT H AF R I CA LUXURY T R AI N S

from $1,607 pp, twin share

The Blue Train From: Cape Town, also available in reverse direction from Pretoria Duration: 27 hours Departures: Selected Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

from $1,462 pp, twin share

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The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have travelled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel. Its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service. Weaving a distinctive thread of blue across the tapestry of a captivating landscape, The Blue Train winds its way through steep mountain passes, lush valleys of orchards and vineyards, windswept desert plains and undulating tracts of bushveld as it makes the classic connection between the monolith of Table Mountain and the jacarandalined streets of Pretoria. As the ever-changing scenery flashes past the windows, guests can savour exquisite meals freshly prepared on board by top chefs. Meals are complemented by the best wines South Africa has to offer. The Blue Train offers more than just a journey. It is an all-inclusive experience featuring a combination of unsurpassed luxury travel, five-star accommodation, fine cuisine, personalized butler service and breathtaking views of the countryside. Includes: 1 night onboard accommodation in your choice of cabin, all meals whilst onboard, selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, high tea, guided offtrain sightseeing excursions, butler service. Other Tour Options Available: Pretoria to Durban. Itineraries are available in reverse direction.

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AUSTRALIA The time involved in travelling the length and breadth of such a vast and diverse continent as Australia provides the perfect opportunity to do it in style and three iconic Australian rail journeys provide just that.

The Ghan - Platinum Class Duration: Adelaide - Darwin: 54 hours, Adelaide - Alice Springs: 25 hours, Alice Springs – Darwin: 273/4 hours Departures: Adelaide: Sunday, year round and Wednesday (Early April–late October) and Darwin: Wednesday, year round and Saturday (Early April–late October)

These trains offer luxury service options which incorporate beautifully appointed accommodation, dedicated dining experiences and world class service levels.

This spectacular transcontinental adventure offers an unsurpassed view of Australia north to south over three unforgettable days. Travelling by rail between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin, you are on one of the great train journeys of the world. The Ghan offers the exclusive Platinum Service which is limited to just 25 cabins. In newly refurbished carriages, Platinum Service is the ultimate Australian rail adventure with unparalleled service in luxury surrounds. Enjoy spacious private cabins complete with plush, high quality fittings and ensuite, elegant dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car, along with flourishes of service, attention and indulgence that turn a holiday into a life-enhancing experience. The new Platinum Service typifies the hospitality and attention to detail that have made this great Australian train journey world famous. Includes: Onboard accommodation, meals, beverages and off-train excursions.

Adelaide to Alice Springs from $2,099 Adelaide to Darwin from $3,139

The Indian Pacific Platinum Class Duration: Sydney - Perth: 68 hours, Sydney - Adelaide: 241/4 hours, Adelaide - Perth: 41 hours Departures: Perth: Sunday, year round and Wednesday (Early September–late October) and Sydney: Wednesday, year round and Saturday (Early September– late October)

Travelling between the Indian and Pacific Oceans for over 40 years, this truly is one of the world’s great train journeys, with more than three million guests having already enjoyed this epic journey. This stunning rail voyage travels between Perth and Sydney, crossing the Nullarbor Plain to Adelaide, then onto Broken Hill, passing through the spectacular Blue Mountains before arriving in Sydney. Be one of an exclusive few to travel in Platinum Service, which is limited to just 25 cabins. In newly refurbished carriages, Platinum Service offers a new level of comfort to elevate your onboard experience to a truly global standard of luxurious travel. The spacious private cabins feature plush, high quality fittings and private ensuite; experience world class dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car; complemented by high levels of personal service and attention to detail to ensure the memories of your Indian Pacific journey will last a lifetime. Includes: Onboard accommodation, meals, tea and coffee and off-train excursions.

Sydney to Perth from $3,599 Adelaide to Perth from $2,649 Prices based on 6 months advance purchase fares, pp, twin share

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Prices based on six months advance purchase fares, pp, twin share


RAIL TICKETS TERMS & CONDITIONS BROCHURE VALIDITY

This brochure was published in March 2014. The information was valid at the time of publication, but is subject to change without prior notice. Please confirm the details of your requirements with your travel agent at the time of booking. Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD) and are valid until 31 December 2014, unless otherwise stated, and are subject to change.

EUROPE & BRITAIN RAIL CONDITIONS 1. Passes are strictly personal, non-transferable and only

valid with a passport, official identity card or special military travel permit. Presentation of this document to the European control staff on trains & shipping lines is compulsory. 2. Transportation covered by the pass or ticket is subject to the Uniform Rules concerning the contract for International Carriage of Passengers and Luggage by Rail (CIV). In the event of carriage by sea, the legal provision of the individual sea carrier applies. 3. Passes are not valid until the first day & last day of validity and the passport number is entered by a railway official before travel begins. First day of travel must commence within six months from the date of issue stated on the ticket. Holders are not allowed to validate their own passes. 4. The pass holder may travel on any date within the limits of the period of validity. Travel must be completed at the latest by midnight on the last day of validity. 5. Before boarding the first train or ship each day the date of use must be entered in blue/black ink by the traveller in the corresponding box of the calendar. Dates must be inserted in sequential order in the following way: for example May 27 = 27/5. 6. 7pm Bonus Rule: Passes are valid from midnight to midnight on the date of use indicated on the calendar. When travelling on a direct overnight train departing after 19.00 (7.00pm), the next day’s date must be entered, travel between 19.00 and 24.00 hours (7.00pm and midnight) on the previous day is then included. When using an overnight ferry covered by the pass, the holder may enter either the day of departure or the day of arrival. 7. Additional fees for seat reservations, sleeperettes, couchettes, sleeping car accommodation, meals, extra services on board, supplement charges on certain ships, port taxes, luggage forwarding, etc., must be paid. Sleeper reservations are compulsory and should be made in advance. 8. Reservations – Passes do not guarantee a seat on a train or passage on a ship unless reservations are secured in advance. For certain trains and ships a reservation is compulsory. Enquire before travel at your issuing office or in Europe at railway stations or shipping offices. In Europe your pass must be shown when securing train reservations. 9. For First Class travel with a pass marked Second Class, the full difference between the First and Second Class fare on the respective route must be paid. 10. If the traveller cannot present upon request a valid passport, official identity card or special military travel permit with his/her pass, the local control staff are authorised to demand payment in local currency of the full fare and a fine, in conformity with the regulations of the railway concerned. 11. Use of a pass on which an entry has been altered or tampered with, or is forged by anyone other than the person to whom it was issued or beyond its period of validity, may result in the confiscation of the pass by authorised control staff and demand of the payment of the full fare plus a fine of up to the value of US$100, both in local currency. Passes must not be corrected if any mistakes are made when filling in a travel day, as this may be interpreted as fraud. If a mistake is made, the correct date must be written in the text box, thus forfeiting one travel day. Correction of a mistake may result in the pass being deemed as altered or tampered with. 12. Travelling on a non-validated pass of a flexipass on which the travel date is not entered in the corresponding calendar box or the date entered in pencil and not a blue or black ink pen can result in authorities demanding full payment of the full fare plus a fine up to the value of US$50, both in local currency. 13. Saver Pass can only be issued if payment is made for two to five persons travelling together and is valid for all persons listed on the control voucher. Twin Pass can only be issued when two persons are travelling together at all times. Party Pass can only be issued if payment is made for three to nine persons travelling together and is valid for all persons listed on the control voucher. The additional conditions are also mentioned on this control voucher.

14. Lost or stolen passes and tickets are neither

refundable nor replaceable. Passes may only be refunded if none of the components of the pass or package have been used and the pass or the package is returned entirely unused. Refunds, when applicable, will only be paid if a pass or ticket is returned to the issuing office, totally unused, prior to validation and in its original jacket. 15. Passes can be refunded if returned to Rail Tickets completely unused within one year from the date of issuance: All City Passes are non-refundable once issued unless otherwise stated. Approved refunds will incur a minimum 25% cancellation penalty.

AMTRAK CONDITIONS 16. Passes are strictly personal, non-transferable and

only valid with a passport. Presentation of this document to the USA staff on trains is compulsory. 17. The pass alone is not valid for travel; tickets must be obtained for each segment of travel, which must be presented together with the pass and must be signed to match signature on pass. 18. AMTRAK reservations are instant purchase and full payment is required at time of booking. Prices may vary due to the rate of exchange, please check costs prior to final payment. 19. The pass holder may travel on any date within the limits of the period of validity. Travel must be completed at the latest by 11.59pm on the last day of validity or within 180 days of the date was purchased, whichever is earlier. 20. Should passes require re-issue then AUD$25 fee applies. A 10% cancellation penalty will be applied to all refunds for all services, with a maximum fee of USD$100 per refund transaction. A processing fee of AUD$30 will be charged per refund. The passenger has the choice to avoid the refund fee by accepting a non-refundable exchange voucher toward future travel. Lost or stolen AMTRAK products are non-refundable and nonreplaceable.

VIA RAIL CONDITIONS 21. Amendment fees apply to changes regardless of

whether documentation has been issues. Fees for VIA Rail sector fares vary according to seasonality, sector requirements, routings and seating and will be advised at the time of amendment. 22. Cancellation fees apply and vary according to to seasonality, sector requirements, routings and seating and will be advised at the time of cancellation. 23. Any VIA Rail tickets/passes requiring refund will only be considered for processing when the following is provided: - The ‘ORIGINAL’ VIA Rail ticket/s and the submission of refund must be made within twelve (12) months from ‘Date of Issue’ as shown on the ticket, unless indicated otherwise. 24. Any VIA Rail Pass and/or associated Ticket/s lost in transit or stolen, regardless of blame or fault, are nonrefundable. Ticket/s will only be re-issued when re-paid in full.

JAPAN RAIL CONDITIONS 25. Passes are strictly personal, non-transferable and

only valid with a passport. Presentation of this document to the Japanese staff, when requested, is compulsory. Exchange Orders and Japan Rail Passes cannot be reissued. 26. An Exchange Order that has not been turned into a Japan Rail Pass can be returned to the office where it was purchased for a refund, within one year of the date of issue. Approved refunds will incur a handling fee and communication fee. Japan Rail Passes cannot be refunded or reissued.

SCENIC JOURNEYS AND LUXURY RAIL EXPERIENCES CONDITIONS

These conditions apply to Belmond Trains, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Canada Scenic Journeys, Australian trains, Peru Rail and all trains featured in the Unique Journeys and Luxury Rail Experiences (pages 53-67). 27. A non-refundable deposit of up to 50% is required at time of confirmation in order to secure the booking. Exact deposit and payment information will be provided at time of booking. 28. The final payment due date will vary depending on the rail journey booked. Payment deadlines must be strictly adhered to, as booking cancellation and cancellation fees will result if due date is missed. Documentation will only be issued once full payment has been received. 29. Any changes made after the booking has been confirmed will incur amendment fees. Changes are subject to availability. Depending on the product, name

changes may be considered a cancellation and as such cancellation fees and not amendment fees will apply. 30. Cancellation fees vary according to the rail journey booked, in general penalties range from 20%-100%, depending on the date at which the booking was cancelled. Cancellation policies are determined by the supplier and refunds cannot be guaranteed. Local processing and amendment fees may also apply; cancellation fees are subject to Australian GST of 10%. 31. Refunds cannot be granted for unused portions of itineraries. Refunds must be applied for in writing and must be accompanied by the original documentation; all relevant documentation must be returned in their original ticket cover. 32. Travel insurance is strongly recommended to cover against loss associated with amendments or cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

33. All bookings are accepted subject to the conditions,

tariffs and regulations imposed by the rail companies, firms or persons concerned. 34. Travellers are responsible for ensuring that they have all necessary visas and appropriate travel documentation prior to their departure from Australia. 35. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information appearing in this brochure is true and correct. However, we cannot accept responsibility for human or printing errors or changes in prices/ fees that may be imposed after publication by the rail systems, or other providers of services in this brochure. Detailed conditions relating the specific pass/ticket offered by Rail Tickets are detailed in the accompanying transportation company documentation at the time of ticket issue. Copy of these conditions may be requested prior to purchase. It is the responsibility of the customer to read all documentation prior to commencement of travel. 36. Payments must be strictly in accordance with the requirements stipulated for each product at the time of booking. 37. In general, a minimum cancellation fee of 25% is imposed on unused services provided that passes/ tickets are returned to Rail Tickets completely unused within one year from the date of issuance. Cancellations to High Speed Trains and most rail tour products may be subject to higher fees. Please contact Rail Tickets for applicable charges. 38. Bookings made 5 days or less prior to departure from Australia incur a late booking fee of AUD$20 in addition to other applicable booking/issuance fees. 39. Once a booking is confirmed a fee of AUD$20 is applicable to any amendments made. Amendments to High Speed Trains and most rail tour products may be subject to higher fees. Please contact Rail Tickets for applicable charges. 40. For avoidance of doubt, Rail Tickets makes no representation or warranty as regards to the accuracy or correctness of any information contained in this brochure, or as given by its employees, staff, servants or agents from time to time whether orally or in writing. 43. Rail Tickets shall not be liable for any loss, damage or claim whatsoever arising out of or in connection with any reliance on such information. 44. All bookings are accepted subject to the conditions, tariffs and regulations as detailed in the passenger documentation and/or subsequently imposed by the rail companies, firms or persons concerned. 45. Travel insurance is strongly recommended to cover against loss associate with amendments or cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances. 46. All prices and product information indicated in this brochure are effective 12 March 2013 and are subject to change without notice. All prices are exclusive of any goods and services tax (if applicable). Fares are quoted in AUD and subject to change without prior notice. All prices are exclusive of any goods and services tax (if applicable). Additional local processing and amendment fees may apply to any change, cancellation or refund. Cancellation fees in Australia are subject to 10% GST. 47. Images are supplied courtesy of rail operators, Eurail Group GIE (Photographers Martin Kers and Robert La Bua) and tourist bureaus including Paris Tourist Office (Photographers Marc Bertrand, Amelie Dupont, David Lefranc and Ekaterina Krasnikova), Maison de la France (Photographers Leonard de Serres and Daniel Philippe), www.britainonview.com, visitnorway.com (Photographer Terje Borud), Swiss Tourism, Croatian Tourist Board (Photographer Milan Babic). St Basil’s, Moscow image ©Dmitry Bodrov and Kremlin, Moscow image ©Andrey Priyatkin. BC train tracks image ©Tyler Olsen.

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