The Eurostar is a great idea, but the eye-watering cost can often put it beyond the price range of many of us.
Fancy a swift jaunt over to Amsterdam this weekend? Well, that would ordinarily cost you the thick end of €380 (£340 / $450) - and that's before you even factor in the cost of, y'know, actually being in Paris, one of the priciest cities on Earth.
But not any more, according to Eurostar. Yep, good news, everybody - the company has announced a huge sale this autumn, with tickets going to as little as £30 ($40) for a one-way trip from London to Amsterdam - as long as you can find enough mates to go with.
"Whether you're travelling with les petits or pals, there's no better time to travel to le continent en masse," Eurostar writes. Someone's showing off their linguistic skills a bit there, eh?
"You can take up to eight of your friends or family to Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam, and the more tickets you buy, the more you'll save.
"So you'll have some spare cash to splash on sweet treats, spend on strong blonds, or splurge on speculaas."
Two people to Amsterdam is £33 ($43) each, dropping to £30 each for four or more. To Paris or Brussels is £28 ($37) each for two people, dropping to £25 ($33) each for four, which seems pretty reasonable. You've got a fighting chance of saving that much after a weekend on the sesh too.
It might be worth getting your Paris trip in now though - as the potential for a no-deal Brexit might see the trains stop running.
With the UK set to exit the EU in March 2019 and no current agreement in place, the French Minister for European Affairs has speculated that the trains might be stopped at the border.
"If we do nothing, and if we reach no agreement, this is what would happen among other examples," said Nathalie Loiseau at an event in London.
"We cannot wake up on 30 March and say to our fellow citizens and to our business: 'Wow we thought it would never happen so we are not ready.'"
"I will go to the French parliament in the coming weeks with a draft bill so that we get prepared for each and every scenario."
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