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Why you should visit Europe’s Big Cities on Eurostar This Autumn

Believe it or not, it’s actually a good time to book a Eurostar train to Europe

Despite the chaos and uncertainty around travel, it’s actually a pretty good time to book a Eurostar train. From great deals to fewer passengers, here’s why you should get booking...

1. There’s still freedom of movement

From January 1 2021 the UK will have officially left the European Union. The countries who are left are figuring out how visitors from the UK will enter and exit whilst on holiday or travelling for business. With Covid-19 still so active throughout Europe there are concerns that from January 1st visitors from the UK may be banned or restricted from visiting nearby European countries unless they have taken a Covid test and it has proven negative. So to be sure of guaranteed entry to the country of your choice you should book an Autumn trip now.

Grote Markt Antwerp
Gorgeous Antwerp can be reached by Eurostar

1. Fewer people are travelling

Because travel is so restricted many people are choosing not to take a holiday at all this year. That means if you’re willing to travel and wear a mask while you’re on a Eurostar train you’ll find that many of the top tourist attractions in Europe are surprisingly easy to visit. So, if you’ve had a hankering to see Anne Frank’s House or the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, hit the Louvre in Paris to see the Mona Lisa or the Grand Place in Brussels, now’s the time to get on board.

3. There are new direct trains

From October 26th you can travel directly from London to Amsterdam on Eurostar without stopping from £40 each way. Just think – cosy cafes, cool culture and a city that’s not packed with tourists. 


4. Eurostar offers great deals

If you’re a culture junkie you’ll be pleased to hear your Eurostar ticket gives you 2 for 1 entry to many permanent collections and paid-for exhibitions at leading museums and galleries in Lille, Brussels and Paris. These include the Musée d’Orsay at the former Gare d’Orsay railway station in Paris. Here you’ll find great work from artists like Degas, Manet and Renoir. You’ll also get entry to Brussels’ quirky Magritte Museum and Lille’s incredible Le Palais des Beaux-Arts.

5. There are great bargains

There are some great bargains to be had. For instance, you could take a two-night break to Paris departing London on 21 October and returning on October 23. The £147 fare per person includes a two-night stay at the 3-star Simons Paris Boutique Hotel and Ice Bar plus return tickets on Eurostar. What a bargain!

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