Hello. We are a family of 4, children ages 17 and 22 traveling to Europe early July.
We will be traveling by train from Amsterdam to Sankt Goar, Germany to Strasbourg, France to Zermatt, Switzerland and then Murren ending up in Zurich. This is over the course of about 8 days which I know is ambitious, but this is what we've planned.
My question is what type of train tickets do we get? I have calculated train costs from one city to another as well as eurail passes (select and global or swiss). It is very confusing as to which is the better deal. Do we get a select pass for 3 countries and then a swiss pass for Switzerland or forget the swiss and do a 4 country or get a global pass for all or do point to point? We will be doing one and possibly 2 mountain excursions to Matterhorn and Schlitzhorn (spelling?) so I know the swiss pass would get us half price on those.
Our AAA agent willbe helping us, but I appreciate your expert advice. Thanks!