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Few cities can rival Paris: whether it’s whiling away the afternoon in a world-class museum or sipping coffee in a kerbside cafe, the City of Light never disappoints. Meanwhile, Brussels beats as Europe’s political heart and is one of the continent’s most dynamic and cosmopolitan capitals. Take in the spectacular Grande Place or indulge in the world’s finest chocolate.
It’s hard enough finding time for one city break, so why not fit two into a European getaway? Avoid all the hassle of airports and air travel by travelling by high-speed train instead, courtesy of pan-European train booking service, Loco2, and high-speed rail operator, Thalys. It’s the perfect way to fast-track to the destination, enjoying every moment of the journey along the way. The winner and a guest will travel by premium high-speed rail on a four-night city break to Paris and Brussels. With a value of up to £3,000, the prize includes all rail travel from any UK station to Paris, the ongoing journey to Brussels, and return journey to the UK. The remaining funds will be allocated to four nights’ accommodation of the winner’s choice, and additional expenses in-accommodation.
Closing Date: 31 August 2018 at 23:59 (GMT)
Terms & Conditions
There is one prize consisting of a four-night getaway for two to both Paris and Brussels worth £3,000.
The prize includes: premium train tickets from any UK station to Paris, Brussels and back to the UK for two, including meals on the train; a gift card which can be used to book accommodation for two and any desired extras (e.g. spa treatments, dining etc) in both Paris and Brussels. The total prize value is £3,000, and the value of the accommodation gift card will be the remaining amount after the train tickets have been booked.
The prize does not include: the cost of any passports, visas, or travel documentation required for the prize winner to travel to France and Belgium; transfers from the prize winner’s place of residence to the departure train station; travel insurance; personal spending money; any food, drink, activities or additional expenses not mentioned in the prize description.
Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prize winner.
The prize value will be managed by Loco2, who will communicate with the winner. Train tickets will be booked via Loco2 on behalf of the winner. The winner must submit their preferred travel dates to the organisers within one month of the prize being awarded. The trip must be completed within 3 months of the winner being informed about the prize.
Loco2 and Thalys take no responsibility for anything outside of the train travel aspect of the prize. The winner is responsible for arranging travel to and from their UK station of choice, and their own accommodation using the gift card provided.
The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and non-refundable. There is no cash alternative. No purchase necessary for entry. The prize is subject to availability at time of booking.
Loco2, Thalys and its affiliates reserve the right to amend or withdraw the prize draw and any of the prizes in the event of any unforeseen circumstances outside their reasonable control. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the promoter reserves the right to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value. No correspondence will be entered into.
The winner is responsible for ensuring that they have valid passports, and any required visas, vaccinations and travel documentation.
The winner may be required to participate in reasonable publicity on behalf of the prize providers.
The prize draw is open to residents of the UK and Ireland aged 18 and over. Only one entry per named entrant and email address will be accepted. The competition closes 31 August 2018 at 11.59pm GMT. The winner will be drawn at random from entries received before this time.
The winner will be notified by email within 15 days of the competition closing. The winner will be contacted using the email address provided at the time of entry. If a winner doesn’t claim a prize within 28 days of being notified, or if a winner isn’t available to take up the prize, we may award the prize to another entrant (or not award the prize at all) without liability to the winner. In the event of cancellation by the winner, for whatever reason, no alternative prize will be given.
The competition is not open to employees or associates of APL Media Limited, Loco2, Thalys, or anyone connected with the administration of the competition, or their families, or any person where entering this competition breaches any law or regulation of the jurisdiction in which they are resident.
The promoter is APL Media Limited, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL. Usual terms and conditions apply. For details visit natgeotraveller.co.uk/terms-conditions/#competition