Just returned from a Rick Steves class on rail travel in Europe. Now Iam even more confused! Need help to determine if I should purchase a rail pass or just point to point.
Family of 5 (51,50,17,18 and 12)
Plane from Sea- London for 5 nights (visiting family) then London to Berlin by plane.
Then trip as follows:
Berlin 3 nights
Prague 2 nights
Nuremberg 2 nights
Rothenburg 1 night
Munich 2 nights
Berchestgaden 1 night ?( or we could day trip to Bgaden and leave from Munich)
Then we must travel to Morzine, France 7 nights.
There are no direct trains to Morzine so was thinking to go to Geneva and renting car to drive to Morzine.
After our stay in Morzine we will thave 7 days to travel via car to Nimes, Lourdes,Loire valley( family there) and then Paris to fly home.
If I calculated it right, a select multi country pass for 6 days in 2 months would be around $1850 for all. Or should we just purcahse the special German day passes that allow us all to travel under one ticket? Then purchase point to point from Germany to Geneva? If I calculted that right on bahn.de would be around 600.00 if I purchased 90 advance.
ANY comments, help would be greatly appreciated. I enjoyed the rail class but not sure if purchasing a Eurail pass is such a good idea.