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  • October 12, 2017 19:58
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For anyone traveling to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/netherlands/amsterdam/index.html" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> and Paris, be sure to consider one of the various city passes and tours offered for these cities.<br /><br />For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/netherlands/amsterdam/index.html" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a>, you can view city passes and tours 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 />If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">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 '<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">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">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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation 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>, 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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">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">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 12, 2017 19:37
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Caroline,<br /><br />If the actual 'passholder' rate is available on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thalys/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thalys/how-to-book.html">Thalys</a> train (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/netherlands/amsterdam/index.html" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> to <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>), it should be lower than of the other rates.<br /><br />To be eligible for the 'passholder' rate on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thalys/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/netherlands/amsterdam/index.html" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, the <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> would need to include either France or the Benelux.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would not even be valid on a train between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-paris.html">Amsterdam to Paris</a>.<br /><br />For travel with a valid <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>, you would check the reservation costs for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-paris.html">Amsterdam to Paris</a> 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.<br /><br />To verify that our website is quoting you the 'passholder' rate, you would click the 'View' button for the cost. After clicking 'View', a box will expand out underneath. In this box, you would refer to the option(s) under where it says 'Ticket Flexibility' and click 'Read More'. When you click 'Read More', the name of the fare should display as something like 'Thalys Passholder 1'.<br /><br />If you're still finding other rates to be lower than the passholder rate, I would recommend that you call us to verify. 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..
  • June 27, 2017 17:45
    Jeff
    Changed title to To Eurail pass or Not to Eurail pass, that is the question. Checking train from Amsterdam to Paris with either a Eurail 3 country Pass or without a rail pass.
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  • June 27, 2017 17:45
    Jeff
    Changed description to I am trying to compare travel with either a Eurail 3 country or a Swiss Pass or travel without. It seems the tickets with a Eurail pass are MORE expensive. Amsterdam to Paris w/out is $82 or w/ Eurail pass is $87. Has anyone else discovered this?
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