Archive for February, 2008
Published on February 25th, 2008.
Hey everyone! Your favourite UK explorer is back, and this month, I’m taking things in a rosier direction. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this Casanova is going to give you the inside scoop of some of the most romantic attractions in the UK! But first, let’s answer a few reader questions!
Samantha Asked: If we buy a BritRail London Plus Pass and use the Heathrow express ticket only on the 1st and last day, are these days counted on the pass?
Answer: Using the airport express trains does not use a day on the pass; the coupons are used separately.
Bill from Ridgewood, NJ Asked: Concerning the 2008 London Plus Pass, will the Airport Vouchers be usable from Luton Airport?
Answer: Good question Bill! The airport vouchers that come with the London Plus Pass can be used on the Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted Express. Unfortunately it cannot be used at the Luton Airport.
Anonymous Asked: Can I purchase the BritRail London Plus Pass in my country?
Answer: So long as you aren’t a resident of the UK, you can purchase and use the BritRail London Plus Pass.
So is it just me, or were there a lot of questions about the London Plus Pass? Well regardless, they were all great questions and I’m sure they’ll help all the readers! But enough questions, onto the romantic side of the UK!
If you and your sweetheart are in London for Valentine’s Day, I’d suggest checking out the London Eye. Now, I know some of you must be wondering what is romantic about a 135 meter-high observation wheel, but trust me, there is more than meets the eye here (yes – pun intended). From the 8th to the 17th of February, you can book an intimate ‘Cupid’s Capsule’ which comes with a red rose, a bottle of Laurent-Perrier champagne and a luxury box of Charbonnel et Walker pink champagne truffles served by your very own private waiter. Now picture all this in a 360 degree panoramic capsule which slowly ascends into the clouds, providing a breathtaking view like no other! Sounds pretty romantic to me!
Private Capsules are available daily from 10.00am to 8.00pm or from 12.00pm on Sundays and Good Friday. On Valentine’s Day, 14 February, the Cupid’s Capsule will be available from 10.00am to 10.00pm.
If heights are not your thing, then may I suggest booking one of Bateaux London’s enchanting Dinner Cruises? You’ll enjoy exquisite food and wine, all while gently gliding past London’s most famous sights. Then, when your meal is done, grab your loved one and share an unforgettable moment on the dance floor, as the live band plays into the night.
You can book one of Bateaux London’s Dinner Cruises at www.BritRail.com
I could go on and on about the UK’s romantic possibilities, but I’m afraid that’s all we’ve got time for in this issue!
Remember, if you have any questions about the UK or BritRail, you can send them to AskShaun@BritRail.com. I hope everyone has a great Valentine’s Day and we’ll see you all again in March!
Published on February 18th, 2008.
BritRail is on a quest to find the wildest, wackiest and most unique set of luggage out there! So people, it’s time to fight your way to the back of the closet, grab that “out of style” old eye-sore you call a bag and display it proudly! The contestant who sends the picture of the craziest, most original piece of luggage will win two 4-Day, 1st Class BritRail FlexiPasses! Feel free to decorate it even more!
Hint: Bonus points to entries with British or Rail themes!
To participate, please send your picture to photocontest@BritRail.com. Contest ends March 31st, 2008. For rules and regulations, please visit www.BritRail.com.
Published on February 11th, 2008.
Planning on gallivanting around Britain’s most famous City? Well, with so much to see and do in London, it can become quite costly just getting from place to place. But, fear not travelers, because we have 2 words that will make all those problems go away – Oyster Card!
The amazingly flexible Oyster card provides access to the majority of London’s transport services. With it, you can ride the Tube, Docklands Light Railway and the bus and tram! But wait, there is way more to the Oyster Card than that! The card comes pre-loaded with £15 of pay as you go value: ready to use, so no need to queue up at stations. Best of all, the Oyster Card is reusable; you simply add value to your card whenever you run out!
Published on February 3rd, 2008.
This Valentine’s Day, BritRail wants to help out all the star-crossed lovers out there, who have someone special waiting for them in the UK. To make reuniting that much more special, you can use the BritRail Guest Pass and travel the UK with your British flame!
Valid on BritRail and BritRail England Passes, the Guest Pass Discount not only provides 25% off each pass, it is also the only way a UK resident can take advantage of BritRail’s amazing product line. And, as if we weren’t generous enough, BritRail is going one step further:
New, in 2008, if you’re a resident of Australia, New Zealand, India or South Africa, you and your travelling partner will receive a whopping 50% off each pass instead of the regular 25%.
Published on February 1st, 2008.
This month, North American consumers will get a FREE DVD gift with the purchase of any of our rail products.
To do this, we’ve teamed up with PBS-TV’s fantastic travel show, Passport to Adventure, to offer an entertaining destination DVD. You’ll join hosts Julie Conover and Mark Jennings as Passport to Adventure explores the world’s most exciting, adventure travel destinations in this hour-long video, featuring in-depth, insightful travel guides to Wales and more!
Hurry, because this offer ends February 29th !
For more information on Passport to Adventure, you can also check out www.PassportToAdventure.com