Interrail forms new European partnership for tours and activities
For borderless rail experiences throughout Europe, Interrail Pass holders can now also book more than 17,000 activities across Europe at a discounted price, including destination tours and excursions, via the Interrail channels. Want to take a hot air balloon ride over the gently rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany? Mountain bike in the Algarve Hills with a local guide? Learn the secrets of authentic French cooking with a local chef in the heart of Paris? With a bucket list of experiences and niche offerings, the new Interrail partnership with activity travel platform, GetYourGuide, will have you covered. Having integrated a reservation tool into its booking process, Interrail Pass holders are able to book their very own unique lifetime experience through Interrail.eu and the Interrail Planner App.
Interrail’s new partnership with GetYourGuide means its customers can now enjoy a fully integrated travel experience, from the trip planning phase to the tours and activities once they have reached their destinations. Silvia Fischer, Sales & Marketing Director for Eurail Group, the company behind the Interrail Pass, welcomes the partnership, adding, “This partnership allows us to meet our international customers’ needs through a growing portfolio of benefits and discounts on offer throughout Europe, enabling people to create their own unique story. We strive to add value to the overall customer experience, to help our travellers get the most out of exploring Europe, from the trip planning and travel phase, and in the destination itself”.
Reservations can be made as soon as customers have booked their Interrail Pass or at a later stage through Interrail.eu and the free Interrail Planner App. GetYourGuide offers Interrail passengers the flexibility to plan tours and activities when it suits them, from up to two years in advance to less than 24 hours’ notice, giving spontaneous travellers and planners the freedom and flexibility to book their experience both before they go or when they are at their destination. Most of the tours have paperless tickets, allowing mobile users to simply scan a QR code for entry.
Brenda van Leeuwen, CEO for the official sales channel of the Interrail Passes, Interrail.eu, added, “This partnership enables our customers to complete their Interrail trip on our website with tours and activities fitting their unique itinerary, at a discounted rate. There’s a real synergy in our mutual offer and this partnership with GetYourGuide adds great value to our existing partnerships, which include accommodation and insurances”.
Also commenting on the new partnership, GetYourGuide’s COO Tao Tao says, “In building strong partnerships, we always look for brands with a finger on the pulse of what today’s traveler desires, and an eye toward what they’ll fancy tomorrow. Interrail stands for unlimited travel within Europe. Therefore, we are more than happy about the partnership and are looking forward to offer even better travel experiences to our customers”.
Interrail Passes can be booked up to 11 months in advance and are available for purchase online at www.interrail.eu and via local European railways. For further information on the Interrail product range visit www.interrail.eu.
Source: Interrail, May 2018.