Exclusive New Benefits for Eurail Italy Pass Holders‏

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS, Sep. 25, 2012 – Eurail Group G.I.E., the organization dedicated to the marketing and management of the Eurail Pass products, is pleased to announce that several new benefits have been added to the Eurail Italy Pass. Eurail Italy Pass holders are entitled to discounted tickets for the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the Catacombs of Domitilla. In addition, Eurail Italy Pass holders will also benefit from entering these attractions via dedicated “fast track” access points without having to book in advance. For those ready to travel now, the discount also includes the special Friday night openings of the Vatican Museums in September and October.

Eurail Italy Pass holders can furthermore take advantage of discounted tickets for the Roma Christiana minibus experience. This tour takes visitors inside the Vatican Gardens, a journey to the historical epicenter of the Papacy, offering a unique mixture of nature, art and faith. Trenitalia, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, one of Europe`s leading railway enterprises and one of the main stakeholders of the Eurail Group G.I.E., worked with Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, the Vatican-related pilgrimage and tour agency, to secure these exclusive benefits for Eurail Italy Pass holders.

Another new Eurail Italy Pass benefit is a 10% discount offered on City Sightseeing Open Buses in Florence, Rome, Naples, Pisa, Verona, Padua, Trieste, Turin, Genoa, Milan and Livorno as the result of an agreement between Trenitalia and City Sightseeing Italy.

With 8,000 trains running on the tracks every day and a rail network that extends over 16,700 km (10,377 miles), of which 1,000 are high speed tracks, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane is dedicated to offering Eurail Italy Pass customers a great experience. The Eurail Italy Pass (a One Country Pass) is available for travel in 1st and 2nd class, offering a choice of three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine or ten travel days within a two month period.  Travelers do need to be aware that, when choosing to travel on high-speed trains, seat reservations are required and at an additional cost (from €3/US$ 3.90 to €10/US$13 for seats in Italy).

Visit www.eurailgroup.org for more information on the Eurail Pass products and http://www.city-sightseeing.it/eng/index.htm or http://www.adventure-europe.com/uk/adventure/promotions.asp for more information on these special benefits and its validities.

Eurail Group G.I.E., with its headquarters located in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is wholly owned by the participating railways and shipping companies with key decisions being taken by the board, consisting of eight appointed member railways. In addition, the Group has many more benefit partners, including hotels, transport companies and museums, which offer their services either at a reduced rate or free of charge for rail pass holders.

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