Subject: Re: Italian French Railway Pass
Graziella and Ziners,

What you saw on railsaver site is a new "France combo pass", available for traveling from France to Italy (or to Switzerland or to Spain.) You may go to http://www.ricksteves.com/rail/france.htm and click on the link on "combo passes" to see more details.
>From the combo pass page, you then click on the "France 'n Italy Saverpass" link to see that a 5-day 1st class flexi pass in 2 months is indeed $259+$27 = $286.

Reservation costs very, usually about $3 to $5 per person per reservation if you reserve from an European rail station. Sometimes it's $5 per reservation for the whole group. It looks like your train days are not long distance, so you will need to add them up to see if point-to-point tickets will be more econimical for you.

The last time I ordered my railpass from Rick Steves' store, they gave me choices of a free travel book per passenger, so I got 5 of his travel books for free. But I see now he only throws in one of his DVD and some free maps, no longer travel books. http://www.ricksteves.com/rail/freebies.htm

Mei-Ching (Massachusetts)