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Eurail’s holiday-themed routes are ideal for your clients heading to Europe for the holiday season. These three affordable getaways, offer travelers festive holiday experiences along their routes that won’t break your client’s budget.

1.The Santa Clause Express takes guests aboard a double-decker train travel in the night from Helsinki to Lapland. The train travels through Finland’s snow-lined peaks, stopping in Rovaniemi and Kemijarvi. Romanies, which is situated on the Arctic Circle, is said to be the official residence of Santa Claus, and home to his personal post office, where millions of letters arrive each year to be checked, twice. Visitors can share their Christmas lists with Santa and enjoy the Christmas trees and native reindeer population in the area. Rates start at $50 for a double sleeper car.

2.The Chocolate Train gives guests the opportunity to indulge in a tasting of Switzerland’s chocolate and cheese. The train runs from Montreal to Luzern, and gives families the opportunity to visit a cheese factory in the village of Gruyere, as well as see the chocolate-making process in Broc. Reservations for this train ride must be made online and start at $60.

3.The Scandinavia Pass is the perfect option for a longer trip. The pass allows travelers to explore all of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland by train. Highlights of this trip include Gothenburg, in Sweden, which is known for its large-scale street murals and underground jazz scene. While, Oslo, Norway gives guests plenty of opportunities to ski, sled, and ice skate. Youth passes (ages 12-27) for a 3-day trip starts at $191, and adult passes are $233.

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Guests aboard the panorama car on the Bernina Express. (Photo courtesy of Eurail.)

In addition to these themed journeys, Eurail also offers travelers access to holiday markets such as Austria’s capital of Vienna, which is one of the most festive destinations on the continent leading up to Christmas and New Year. And, for guests seeking a pre-Christmas celebration, make sure you point them to Germany during their Eurail itinerary. Here, guests can explore traditional Christmas markets including Cologne, located under the UNESCO World Heritage Cologne Cathedral, to the gothic town hall of Marienplatz in Munich. During their trip, guests can take in the festive mood while enjoying mulled wine, gingerbread cookies.

For more information, visit eurail.com/en. And don’t miss: “Rail Travel: The Ease, the Comfort, the Local Immersion” to learn about why rail travel is ideal.

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