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WYSE Travel Confederation members, Interrail and SANDEMANs, partner up to offer travellers a true local experience

Jul 13, 2018

WYSE Travel Confederation members, SANDEMANs NEW Europe and Interrail, have joined forces in a new partnership, offering Interrail Pass holders a 20% discount on the unique walking tours offered by SANDEMANs. With over 90 different tours and over 500 tour groups daily throughout 17 European cities, SANDEMANs tour destinations match perfectly with the most popular train destinations among Interrailers, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Barcelona and Paris, catering to the expectations and budget of every traveller.

In addition to their unique tips-based model of free tours, SANDEMANs offers specialty tours in all European destinations at a fixed rate, tailored to specific aspects of the city’s history or culture. Stephanie Taylor-Carrillo, Partner Relations and Communications Director for SANDEMANs NEW Europe said, “We are very excited to be partnering with Interrail. Over the 15 years we have been operating in Europe, we have seen a large number of Interrail guests on our tours. We’re delighted to now be able to offer those guests an additional benefit for joining SANDEMANs tours, and to make that natural connection between Interrail and SANDEMANs even stronger.”

Providing multi-destination train travel across the continent, an Interrail Pass allows travellers of all ages to travel in and through up to 30 different European countries, and access extra benefits and discounts along their journey. With SANDEMANs, Interrail travellers get the perfect mix of history, culture, insider tips and entertainment in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities, with a walking tour run by a local guide.

Silvia Fischer, Sales & Marketing Director for Eurail Group, the company behind the Interrail Pass, said, “At Interrail, we strive to offer our customers additional high-value benefits in order to make their journey an unforgettable experience. Connecting with the local culture and people is fundamental to the motivations behind many of our travellers’ Interrail journeys, so we are truly delighted to welcome SANDEMANs as a partner of Interrail so our customers can experience first-hand a unique side to popular destinations across Europe”.

Reservations for tours can be made as soon as customers have booked their Interrail Pass or at a later stage, through and the free Interrail Rail Planner App, which has more than 2 million downloads. Interrail Passes can be booked up to 11 months in advance and are available for purchase online at and via local European railways. “We are very excited to partner with SANDEMANs, which complements our travel products with a unique selection of tours and activities. Our goal is to offer our customers more than a travel Pass and turn their Interrail trip into a complete travel experience, with a great variety of extra benefits to choose from”. Brenda van Leeuwen, CEO for the official sales channel of the Interrail Passes,

For further information on the Interrail product range, visit

SANDEMANs NEW Europe is one of the world’s largest city walking tour companies, operating in 20 cities across Europe, the Middle East and the USA. With approximately 2 million guests on tours each year, SANDEMANs has over 150,000 five-star TripAdvisor reviews. Famous for pioneering the tips-based FREE Tour model, guests are able to decide how much they believe their tour is worth, requiring the 450 freelance guides SANDEMANs works with to provide nothing but the best service, every time. While the FREE Tour provides an introduction to the city, SANDEMANs also offers paid tours in all 20 locations, that are tailored to specific aspects of the city’s history or culture.

About Interrail
Interrail Train Passes are synonymous with borderless rail experience throughout Europe, providing multi-destination train travel across the continent. With just one rail pass travellers of all ages have the ability to travel in and through up to 30 different European countries, and access extra benefits and discounts along their journey. Established in 2001, Eurail Group G.I.E. is the organisation dedicated to the management of Eurail and Interrail products, for both non- European and European residents respectively. Owned by over 35 railway and shipping companies, Eurail Group G.I.E. and, the official sales channel of Eurail and Interrail Passes, partner with hotels, transport companies and attractions to offer additional special benefits to all Eurail and Interrail Pass holders across Europe. Visit and for further information.