flying into & out of Paris CDG b/cause of good fares. Must visit Paris, Milan, Venice. Would like to do circle route, but it looks like venice/paris is an awefully long ride, so investigating a sleeper train from venice or perhaps going to Rome as well and a sleeper from there. However I just don't understand the ticketing setup.
I already bought the Eurail 2 country passes (3 adult, 1 child); when I try to reserve Venice to Paris via www.raileurope.com it shows that my options are a sleeper with 2 berths in 1st class or a sleeper with 3 berths in 2nd class for $456-$528 total (above the $973 I already paid for the passes). I don't understand what we get? Do we get 4 seats in 1st class and a private cabin with 3 berths/beds in 2nd class? Or is it 3 berths with a bunch of other people? I've never been on a sleeper train and can't figure this out. Is there any way to get 4 berths with our eurail passes?
This is what the site says for the T3 fare:
Private and comfortable atmosphere to aid in a good night of sleep
Dining car offering Dinner and Breakfast for purchase
Passholder 1 T3
A Passholder 1 fare can be purchased in place of the full fare. It is valid for a 3-berth cabin if the traveler is holding one of the following passes:
Provides passengers with a cabin that contains a sleeping facility in 2nd class."