WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- This year, Rail Europe introduced only a few
new passes, offering a selection similar to that of 1999.
The Saverpass, which offers discounts for two or more adults
traveling together, was in effect last year for the Eurailpass and
Europass and for 2000 has been added for France and
The France Saverpass is priced at $171 for any three days of
first class rail travel in one month for two or more people,
offering a savings of $39 off the standard France Railpass.
The Swiss Saverpass offers similar discounts on consecutive-day
travel, as does the Swiss Saver Flexipass on three to nine days of
rail travel within one month.
Prior to the introduction of these passes, there were "companion
discounts" for two people, but now the passes become more
affordable for groups who opt to travel under one pass.
Also within Switzerland, Rail Europe introduced Tops of
Switzerland, a four-night rail/hotel plan also available from
Chicago-based DER Travel. The package features a rail transfer to
Interlaken with two overnight stays there; an excursion to the
Jungfraujoch range; travel by boat or train to Brienz; a train
journey to Lucerne with two nights there, and an excursion to Mount
The package price is $452 per person.
Phone: (888) 382-7245