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  • April 18, 2018 18:12
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to <b><u>IMPORTANT UPDATE</u></b><br /><br />As of April 2018:<br /><br />‘Passholder 2’ and ‘Passholder 3’ rates on TGV Lyria trains are no longer valid. For a TGV Lyria to be covered, Eurail Passes must now include both countries being traveled through..
  • April 05, 2018 16:13
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to <b><u>IMPORTANT UPDATE</u></b><br /><br />As of this month (April 2018):<br /><br />The following rail passes no longer qualify passengers to receive ‘passholder’ rates for reservations on the Eurostar:<br /><br />Any single country Eurail Pass, including:<br /><br />• Eurail France Pass<br />• Eurail Benelux Pass<br /><br />Any 2 country option of Eurail Select Pass, including:<br /><br />• Eurail France-Italy Pass<br />• Eurail France-Switzerland Pass<br />• Eurail France-Germany Pass<br />• Eurail Benelux-France Pass<br />• Eurail France-Spain Pass<br />• Eurail Benelux-Germany Pass<br /><br />BritRail Passes and the France-Italy combination of the 2 country Eurail Select Pass continue to not be valid on the Eurostar.<br /><br />Passengers traveling with any of these rail passes would need to purchase regular tickets to take the Eurostar.<br /><br />Passholder rates will continue to be offered (depending on availability) to any passenger traveling with a Eurail Global Pass, a 3 country Eurail Select Pass (that includes the country of arrival or departure, be it France or the Benelux), or a 4 country Eurail Select Pass (that includes the country of arrival or departure, be it France or the Benelux)..
  • October 19, 2017 20:37
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to <b><u>Update:</u></b><br /><br />Passholder reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-cologne.html" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam to Cologne</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/cologne-to-brussels.html" rel="nofollow">Cologne to Brussels</a> are once again able to be booked on our website.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass')..
  • October 19, 2017 20:04
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Robert,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you could purchase the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include the Benelux, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/indexhtml">Germany</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium</a> and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netherlands</a> are both included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netherlands</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/luxembourg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxembourg</a> and counts them as one ‘country’ for the purpose of rail passes. Therefore, to account for Belgium/the Netherlands, you would include the ‘Benelux’ as one of the countries on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>.<br /><br />England is not able to be included on any pass combined with countries on the mainland of Europe, but the pass would still cover you on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html">London</a> (reservations required and additional).<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Cologne &amp; Cologne to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-cologne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam to Cologne</a>, there are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">InterCity Express</a>) trains.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/cologne-to-brussels.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cologne to Brussels</a>, there are also direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">ICE</a> trains.<br /><br />On these <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Generally, passholder reservations can be purchased through our website. Due to an error, however, it is currently not possible to do so for these particular routes. Until this is resolved, you would have to purchase these particular reservations and inquire about their costs by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Paris</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/brussels/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thalys/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> train. On these trains, reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brussels-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels to Paris</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Bern</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/indexhtml">Bern</a> takes about 4 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> high-speed trains. With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/indexhtml">Basel</a>.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets on these trains are not able to be purchased on our website. At this time, you would have to call us to purchase tickets for this rate on one of these trains. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/basel-to-bernhtml">Basel to Bern</a>, reservations are possible but not at all necessary, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can do a search on our website from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/basel-to-bernhtml">Basel to Bern</a> just to check schedules for this segment of the route.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Paris</u></b><br /><br />You would take the same route to get back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a>, once again calling us to book the 'Passholder 2' on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> segment between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to London</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a>. As of just this year, any <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a> (except for the 2 country option with the combination of France and Italy) will cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow">London</a>. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> trains will just require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-london.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-londonhtml">Paris to London</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/indexhtml">our homepage</a>, entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass'). The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible..
  • October 19, 2017 19:07
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Robert,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you could purchase the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include the Benelux, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/indexhtml">Germany</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium</a> and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netherlands</a> are both included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netherlands</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/luxembourg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxembourg</a> and counts them as one ‘country’ for the purpose of rail passes. Therefore, to account for Belgium/the Netherlands, you would include the ‘Benelux’ as one of the countries on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>.<br /><br />England is not able to be included on any pass combined with countries on the mainland of Europe, but the pass would still cover you on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a> (reservations required and additional).<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Cologne &amp; Cologne to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-cologne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam to Cologne</a>, there are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">InterCity Express</a>) trains.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/cologne-to-brussels.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cologne to Brussels</a>, there are also direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">ICE</a> trains.<br /><br />On these <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Generally, passholder reservations can be purchased through our website. Due to an error, however, it is currently not possible to do so for these particular routes. Until this is resolved, you would have to purchase these particular reservations and inquire about their costs by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Paris</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/brussels/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thalys/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> train. On these trains, reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brussels-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels to Paris</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Bern</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/indexhtml">Bern</a> takes about 4 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> high-speed trains. With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html">Basel</a>.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets on these trains are not able to be purchased on our website. At this time, you would have to call us to purchase tickets for this rate on one of these trains. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/basel-to-bernhtml">Basel to Bern</a>, reservations are possible but not at all necessary, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can do a search on our website from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/basel-to-bernhtml">Basel to Bern</a> just to check schedules for this segment of the route.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Paris</u></b><br /><br />You would take the same route to get back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a>, once again calling us to book the 'Passholder 2' on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> segment between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to London</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a>. As of just this year, any <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a> (except for the 2 country option with the combination of France and Italy) will cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a> and London. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> trains will just require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-london.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-londonhtml">Paris to London</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/indexhtml">our homepage</a>, entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass'). The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible..
  • October 19, 2017 18:37
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow">London</a> for multiple days and you'll be using public transit to get around, you'd want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/london-travel-card/index.html" rel="nofollow">London Travel Card</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/visitor-oyster-card/index.html" rel="nofollow">Visitor Oyster Card</a>', both of which would cover public transit networks in the city, including the Tube, London Overground, and city buses.<br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/london-travel-card/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/london-travel-card/index.html">London Travel Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/london-travel-card/index.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/london-travel-card/index.html</a>.<br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/visitor-oyster-card/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/visitor-oyster-card/index.html">Visitor Oyster Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/visitor-oyster-card/index.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/visitor-oyster-card/index.html</a>.<br /><br />To browse other city passes for a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow">London</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/england/london/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/england/london/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/england/london/</a>..
  • October 19, 2017 18:31
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/netherlands/amsterdam/index.html" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/netherlands/amsterdam/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/netherlands/amsterdam/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/netherlands/amsterdam/</a>.<br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/cologne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Cologne</a>, you can view city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/cologne/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/cologne/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/cologne/</a>.<br /><br />For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/brussels/index.html" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a>, you can view city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/belgium/brussels/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/belgium/brussels/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/belgium/brussels/</a>..
  • October 19, 2017 18:31
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Robert,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you could purchase the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include the Benelux, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/indexhtml">Germany</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium</a> and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netherlands</a> are both included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netherlands</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/luxembourg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxembourg</a> and counts them as one ‘country’ for the purpose of rail passes. Therefore, to account for Belgium/the Netherlands, you would include the ‘Benelux’ as one of the countries on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>.<br /><br />England is not able to be included on any pass combined with countries on the mainland of Europe, but the pass would still cover you on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow">London</a> (reservations required and additional).<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Cologne &amp; Cologne to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-cologne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam to Cologne</a>, there are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">InterCity Express</a>) trains.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/cologne-to-brussels.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cologne to Brussels</a>, there are also direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">ICE</a> trains.<br /><br />On these <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Generally, passholder reservations can be purchased through our website. Due to an error, however, it is currently not possible to do so for these particular routes. Until this is resolved, you would have to purchase these particular reservations and inquire about their costs by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Paris</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/brussels/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thalys/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> train. On these trains, reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brussels-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels to Paris</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Bern</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/indexhtml">Bern</a> takes about 4 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to Basel are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> high-speed trains. With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a>.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets on these trains are not able to be purchased on our website. At this time, you would have to call us to purchase tickets for this rate on one of these trains. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/basel-to-bernhtml">Basel to Bern</a>, reservations are possible but not at all necessary, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can do a search on our website from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/basel-to-bernhtml">Basel to Bern</a> just to check schedules for this segment of the route.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Paris</u></b><br /><br />You would take the same route to get back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a>, once again calling us to book the 'Passholder 2' on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> segment between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to London</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a>. As of just this year, any <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a> (except for the 2 country option with the combination of France and Italy) will cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a> and London. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> trains will just require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-london.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-londonhtml">Paris to London</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a>, entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass'). The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible..
  • October 19, 2017 18:29
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Robert,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you could purchase the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include the Benelux, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/indexhtml">Germany</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium</a> and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netherlands</a> are both included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netherlands</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/luxembourg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxembourg</a> and counts them as one ‘country’ for the purpose of rail passes. Therefore, to account for Belgium/the Netherlands, you would include the ‘Benelux’ as one of the countries on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>.<br /><br />England is not able to be included on any pass combined with countries on the mainland of Europe, but the pass would still cover you on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> train from Paris to London.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Cologne &amp; Cologne to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-cologne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam to Cologne</a>, there are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">InterCity Express</a>) trains.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/cologne-to-brussels.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cologne to Brussels</a>, there are also direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">ICE</a> trains.<br /><br />On these <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Generally, passholder reservations can be purchased through our website. Due to an error, however, it is currently not possible to do so for these particular routes. Until this is resolved, you would have to purchase these particular reservations and inquire about their costs by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Paris</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/brussels/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thalys/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> train. On these trains, reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brussels-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels to Paris</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Bern</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/indexhtml">Bern</a> takes about 4 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to Basel are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> high-speed trains. With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a>.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets on these trains are not able to be purchased on our website. At this time, you would have to call us to purchase tickets for this rate on one of these trains. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/basel-to-bernhtml">Basel to Bern</a>, reservations are possible but not at all necessary, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can do a search on our website from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/basel-to-bernhtml">Basel to Bern</a> just to check schedules for this segment of the route.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Paris</u></b><br /><br />You would take the same route to get back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a>, once again calling us to book the 'Passholder 2' on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> segment between Basel and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to London</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a>. As of just this year, any <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a> (except for the 2 country option with the combination of France and Italy) will cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a> and London. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> trains will just require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-london.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-londonhtml">Paris to London</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>, entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass'). The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible..
  • October 19, 2017 18:29
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Robert,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you could purchase the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include the Benelux, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/indexhtml">Germany</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium</a> and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netherlands</a> are both included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netherlands</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/luxembourg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxembourg</a> and counts them as one ‘country’ for the purpose of rail passes. Therefore, to account for Belgium/the Netherlands, you would include the ‘Benelux’ as one of the countries on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>.<br /><br />England is not able to be included on any pass combined with countries on the mainland of Europe, but the pass would still cover you on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> train from Paris to London.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Cologne &amp; Cologne to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-cologne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam to Cologne</a>, there are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">InterCity Express</a>) trains.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/cologne-to-brussels.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cologne to Brussels</a>, there are also direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">ICE</a> trains.<br /><br />On these <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Generally, passholder reservations can be purchased through our website. Due to an error, however, it is currently not possible to do so for these particular routes. Until this is resolved, you would have to purchase these particular reservations and inquire about their costs by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Paris</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/brussels/index.html" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thalys/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> train. On these trains, reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brussels-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels to Paris</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Bern</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html">Bern</a> takes about 4 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to Basel are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html">TGV Lyria</a> high-speed trains. With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow">Basel</a>.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets on these trains are not able to be purchased on our website. At this time, you would have to call us to purchase tickets for this rate on one of these trains. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/basel-to-bernhtml">Basel to Bern</a>, reservations are possible but not at all necessary, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can do a search on our website from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-bern.html">Basel to Bern</a> just to check schedules for this segment of the route.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Paris</u></b><br /><br />You would take the same route to get back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow">Bern</a>, once again calling us to book the 'Passholder 2' on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html">TGV Lyria</a> segment between Basel and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to London</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow">London</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a>. As of just this year, any <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a> (except for the 2 country option with the combination of France and Italy) will cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a> and London. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> trains will just require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-london.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-londonhtml">Paris to London</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage, entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass'). The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible..
  • October 19, 2017 18:24
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a> for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/indexhtml">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>.<br /><br />There is also the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Museum Pass</a>', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Museum Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-museum-pass/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/france/paris/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>..
  • October 19, 2017 18:23
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the 'Paris Visite'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>.<br /><br />There is also the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Museum Pass</a>', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Museum Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>..
  • October 19, 2017 18:21
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Robert,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you could purchase the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include the Benelux, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow">France</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow">Belgium</a> and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow">Netherlands</a> are both included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow">Belgium</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow">Netherlands</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/luxembourg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Luxembourg</a> and counts them as one ‘country’ for the purpose of rail passes. Therefore, to account for Belgium/the Netherlands, you would include the ‘Benelux’ as one of the countries on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>.<br /><br />England is not able to be included on any pass combined with countries on the mainland of Europe, but the pass would still cover you on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html">Eurostar</a> train from Paris to London.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Cologne &amp; Cologne to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-cologne.html" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam to Cologne</a>, there are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">InterCity Express</a>) trains.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/cologne-to-brussels.html" rel="nofollow">Cologne to Brussels</a>, there are also direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">ICE</a> trains.<br /><br />On these <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Generally, passholder reservations can be purchased through our website. Due to an error, however, it is currently not possible to do so for these particular routes. Until this is resolved, you would have to purchase these particular reservations and inquire about their costs by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Paris</u></b><br /><br />From Brussels to Paris, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thalys/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> train. On these trains, reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brussels-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow">Brussels to Paris</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Bern</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Paris to Bern takes about 4 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Basel along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Paris to Basel are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> high-speed trains. With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html">France</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from Paris to Basel.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets on these trains are not able to be purchased on our website. At this time, you would have to call us to purchase tickets for this rate on one of these trains. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-bern.html">Basel to Bern</a>, reservations are possible but not at all necessary, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can do a search on our website from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow">Basel to Bern</a> just to check schedules for this segment of the route.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Paris</u></b><br /><br />You would take the same route to get back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> from Bern, once again calling us to book the 'Passholder 2' on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> segment between Basel and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to London</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to London, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html">Eurostar</a>. As of just this year, any <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html">France</a> (except for the 2 country option with the combination of France and Italy) will cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html">Eurostar</a> trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> and London. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html">Eurostar</a> trains will just require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-london.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-london.html">Paris to London</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage, entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass'). The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible..
  • August 17, 2017 19:51
    Jeff
    Changed title to Mad Rush through Europe - Amsterdam-Cologne, Cologne-Brussels, Brussels-Paris, Paris-Bern, Bern-Paris, & Paris to London
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  • August 17, 2017 19:51
    Jeff
    Changed description to Rail pass or city to city? Oct 11 Amsterdam to Cologne; Oct 12 Cologne to Brussels; Oct 13 Brussels to Paris; Oct 15 Paris to Berne; Oct 16 Berne to Paris, then Paris to London. This is the schedule for me and my wife. Which is most economical, city to city or Rail pass? We will check-in at 3 PM and check-out at 12 noon in each overnight location. Except for France, it is one night in each location. We do not mind transfers, we want the most economical way.
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  • August 17, 2017 19:51
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Robert,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you could purchase the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include the Benelux, Germany, France, and Switzerland.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Belgium and the Netherlands are both included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and counts them as one ‘country’ for the purpose of rail passes. Therefore, to account for Belgium/the Netherlands, you would include the ‘Benelux’ as one of the countries on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>.<br /><br />England is not able to be included on any pass combined with countries on the mainland of Europe, but the pass would still cover you on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> train from Paris to London.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Cologne &amp; Cologne to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From Amsterdam to Cologne, there are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">InterCity Express</a>) trains.<br /><br />From Cologne to Brussels, there are also direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">ICE</a> trains.<br /><br />On these <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Generally, passholder reservations can be purchased through our website. Due to an error, however, it is currently not possible to do so for these particular routes. Until this is resolved, you would have to purchase these particular reservations and inquire about their costs by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Paris</u></b><br /><br />From Brussels to Paris, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thalys/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> train. On these trains, reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Brussels to Paris by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Bern</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Paris to Bern takes about 4 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Basel along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Paris to Basel are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> high-speed trains. With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes France, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from Paris to Basel.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets on these trains are not able to be purchased on our website. At this time, you would have to call us to purchase tickets for this rate on one of these trains. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />On trains from Basel to Bern, reservations are possible but not at all necessary, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can do a search on our website from Basel to Bern just to check schedules for this segment of the route.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Paris</u></b><br /><br />You would take the same route to get back to Paris from Bern, once again calling us to book the 'Passholder 2' on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> segment between Basel and Paris.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to London</u></b><br /><br />From Paris to London, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a>. As of just this year, any <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes France (except for the 2 country option with the combination of France and Italy) will cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> trains between Paris and London. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> trains will just require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations from Paris to London by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass'). The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible..
  • August 17, 2017 19:47
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Robert,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you could purchase the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include the Benelux, Germany, France, and Switzerland.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Belgium and the Netherlands are both included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and counts them as one ‘country’ for the purpose of rail passes. Therefore, to account for Belgium/the Netherlands, you would include the ‘Benelux’ as one of the countries on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>.<br /><br />England is not able to be included on any pass combined with countries on the mainland of Europe, but the pass would still cover you on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> train from Paris to London.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Cologne &amp; Cologne to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From Amsterdam to Cologne, there are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">InterCity Express</a>) trains.<br /><br />From Cologne to Brussels, there are also direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">ICE</a> trains.<br /><br />On these <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Generally, passholder reservations can be purchased through our website. Due to an error, however, it is currently not possible to do so for these particular routes. Until this is resolved, you would have to purchase these particular reservations and inquire about their costs by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Paris</u></b><br /><br />From Brussels to Paris, you would take a high-speed Thalys train. On these trains, reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Brussels to Paris by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Bern</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Paris to Bern takes about 4 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Basel along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Paris to Basel are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> high-speed trains. With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes France, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> from Paris to Basel.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets on these trains are not able to be purchased on our website. At this time, you would have to call us to purchase tickets for this rate on one of these trains. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />On trains from Basel to Bern, reservations are possible but not at all necessary, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can do a search on our website from Basel to Bern just to check schedules for this segment of the route.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Paris</u></b><br /><br />You would take the same route to get back to Paris from Bern, once again calling us to book the 'Passholder 2' on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> segment between Basel and Paris.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to London</u></b><br /><br />From Paris to London, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a>. As of just this year, any <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes France (except for the 2 country option with the combination of France and Italy) will cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> trains between Paris and London. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> trains will just require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations from Paris to London by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass'). The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible..

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