|Subject: Re: Eurail pass (was: Questions from a first timer to Europe!)|
Since you mentioned having a rolling bag from Rick Steeves, I guess
you are not un-familiar with ordering from Rick Steves' website. I
purchased my Eurail pass from Rick Steves' in 2001.
At the time I felt Rick's webiste taught me more about Rail passes than other websites, thus the person who works harder deserves my business.
I bought select saver pass, which allows me to use it for any 10 days within a 2-month period. (SELECT is to pre-select 3 or 5 neighboring countries. SAVER is saving 15% when two or more persons traveling together.) If the 3- or 5-country plan does not fit your itinerary, then an Eurail Flexipass will let you use it in any 10-day or any 15-day within a 2 months period.
Some segments require supplement. There is a section about Thalys at http://www.ricksteves.com/rail/multicountry.htm
Mei-Ching Tzeng (Massachusetts)