Eighteen? You could travel in Europe free for 30 days

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Eiffel Tower

Would Paris be one of your choices?

If you want to travel to travel within the EU and are aged 18 then 15,000 of you could travel free.

Under this Discover EU progamme, eighteen year olds will be able to travel as individuals or as a group of maximum five people. They can travel for up to 30 days and visit up to four foreign destinations within the EU on a travel pass starting from July until October 2018.


Ostensibly the programme is for people to use rail travel but the EU will stretch the rules to ensure wide access so participants can, in special cases, use alternative transport, such as buses or ferries, or, exceptionally, planes.

Applications should be submitted between June 12-26, by providing their personal data as well as details about the trip they are planning to make here. A second application round with at least 5,000 tickets will take place in autumn

You can only apply if you:

  • are 18 years old on 1 July 2018 (born between 2 July 1999 and 1 July 2000 included);
  • have the nationality of one of the 28 Member States of the European Union;
  • fill in your ID or passport number on the online application form;
  • start your journey in one of the EU 28 Member States;
  • plan to start your travel between 9 July and 30 September 2018;
  • plan to travel between 1 day and up to 30 days inclusive;
  • plan to travel to at least 1 and up to 4 foreign country destinations within the EU;
  • are willing to become a DiscoverEU Ambassador.

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If a group of you are lanning to take advantage of this offer, then a group leader should be appointed. The group leader fills in the application form and participates in the quiz and tie-breaker question. The leader will receive a code when submitting the application, whichthey should then communicate to the group members to allow their registration. Based on the code provided by the group leader, the remaining group members can then register online, and fill in their personal data. All members of the group need to be 18 years old as well.

rome a city break destination

Or Rome? Maybe all four?

If you are going to enter and are successful, Just about Travel would be interested in knowing of your plans and an interview with you after you return. Contact editor@justabouttravel.net


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