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 November 04, 2002
New France & Spain Pass For 2003 Announced By Rail Europe

 A new economical two-country railpass, the France ?n Spain Pass, for use throughout the national rail networks of France and Spain will be available for 2003 exclusively from Rail Europe, largest North American distributor of European rail products. These passes must be purchased in North America before departing for Europe.

Discounts for 2 or more traveling together

With prices starting at $252 US/$416 CAD for any 4 days of unlimited train travel in 2nd class within a 2 month period, the France ?n Spain Pass also has discounted versions for 2 or more people traveling together (France ?n Spain Pass Saver, starting at $214US/$354CADper person in 2nd class) and for travelers under 26 (Youth pass, starting at $189US/$312 CAD in 2nd class). Children under 4 travel free and those between 4-11 pay half the adult fare. Rail travel days may be non-consecutive.

Additional days beyond the basic 4-day pass may be purchased for $21-32 US/$35-53 CAD, depending on class of travel and type of pass (Saver Pass, Youth or Adult).

A basic 4-day France ?n Spain Pass could be used to travel between Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Barcelona, Madrid or Paris-Avignon-Barcelona-Madrid-Seville or many other itineraries throughout the two countries. The pass does not include seat reservation fees or sleeper compartments, which are required on some of these other trains.

Passholder bonuses

Holders of a France ?n Spain Pass receive discounts and special prices on a number of rail and non-rail products, such as special high-speed Premier trains, private railways, and boat and ferry crossings to Corsica and the Balearic Islands. A complete list of bonuses is supplied with the pass.

Meeting North American travelers needs

This is the second two-country railpass created by Rail Europe for North American travelers, following the success this past year of the France ?n Italy Pass (new in 2002). "In the first few months of this year, the France ?n Italy Pass became one of our most popular passes," explains Bernard Frelat, President and CEO of the Rail Europe Group. "We?ve designed these products in response to the changing travel patterns of North Americans, who prefer to see fewer destinations for shorter periods of time."