My wife and I are getting ready to take our first trip to Europe. We have been getting ready for about 6 months now. We have got about 90% of the plans ready, but I need help reserving the trains. I know that i will need a sleeper on two runs (Paris to Darmstadt Hbf and Vienna to Venice) but I have not been able to figure out how to do it. I tried raileurope and the have is the day time trains. I saw about ordering from the Eur aide(?) site, but can imagine spending $45 on shipping for about 5-6 reservations (maybe more). I don't want to get there and find that the trains are booked. Any advice would help.
We leave May23rd from Seattle, so I plenty of time... I think.