Because France is no longer part of the Eurail Select Pass, I would appreciate your help in determining the options available for my rail travel in Europe in September 2013.
Here is my itinerary from country-to-country plus some anticipated rail travel within those countries.
Sept. 18-20: travel within France (day trips returning to Paris), e.g., Versailles, Burgundy Region, Loire Valley
Sept. 22-23: travel within Italy and Switzerland (day trips returning to Arona), e.g., Lake Maggorie Express and Centovalli Railway
Sept. 24: travel from Arona to Venice
Sept. 27: travel from Venice to Milan
Would a Eurail Global Pass be the best option?
Would multiple regional passes be better?
Or should I buy point-to-point tickets for each portion of my itinerary?
I would like to compare the flexibility and price for these options. My wife and I qualify for the Senior rate, will travel first class, and prefer the high speed trains.