Save 42% on one-way high-speed rail tickets across Europe with the Thalys end-of-year sale. Second-class tickets for major routes between France, Belgium, Holland and Germany now start from $29 (20 Euro) per person on select routes for travel until February 2017.
Routes on sale:
Travel dates: The sale is valid between December 19, 2016 and February 15, 2017. You will need to be flexible with your dates to secure the lowest price.
Other options: First-class tickets are also on sale; prices start at $65 (45 Euro).
Book by December 5
Travelzoo tip: Europe is famous for its Christmas markets, and the Lille Christmas Markets, which run until December 30, rank third on telegraph.co.uk's Best Christmas Markets in Europe list. Cologne, with its seven Christmas markets, which run until December 23, ranked eighth.
About the routes: It’s quicker to take the Thalys high-speed rail between these cities than it is to fly or drive. Not only that, Traveller says European train stations, built with "Victorian-era enthusiasm and opulence" have more character than airports, including Gare du Nord in Paris, which is an “architectural wonder”.
Travelling in second class, called Comfort 2, with Thalys will give you free Wi-Fi, your own individual power outlet and access to the Welcome Bar which has a range of drinks and snacks available.
How to book
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