My husband and I are celebrating 10 years together in Europe in 8 weeks! Itinerary is 4-5 countries based on the travel pass options (Benelux Aug 17th - 23rd, Germany (when we travel from Benelux for day trip), Switzerland Aug 24th - 28th, Italy Aug 29th-Sept 1st, France 2nd-4th, then fly home from Paris. Maybe we but off a big chunk for our first Europe trip!
We are trying to decide if we should get the Eurail Global Pass, the 4 country select pass, but tickets as needed then get a Switzerland pass for Berner Oberland area... we don't have the minutia planned for each day so estimating train costs is tricky. I once found a spreadsheet for it in a Rick Steves page I thought but i didn't save it...
I'm leaning towards a 15 day global saver (or 2 travelers)- which a few days ago was 1185$ for first class which seemed a good deal compared to other options.... But I'm concerned about it only covering partial rate in Switzerland where costs are high.
Does anyone have a spreadsheet for travel cost estimation?
Does anyone have a general idea of what makes sense for a trip like this?
Any thoughts on this would be very appreciated!
Many thanks and wondrous travels to you all.