Starting to get a little freaked out about what to do as far as Rail tickets go. Having never been to Europe, the whole train travel is a bit intimidating!
The age-old conundrum: RailPass or Point to Point?? Obviously, we'd like to get the best deal but we'd also like the most convenient. The Rail pass seemed like a good idea until I learned that only a certain number of seats are reserved on each train for rail pass holders AND that you have to pay for reservations. However, the pass does cover city to city (Paris to Bayeux or Salzburg to Hallstat, for example) which would eliminate the headache of always hunting down tickets.
I emailed RailEurope and got their suggestion, but they are trying to make a profit from these passes.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Is it fairly easy to get a reservation a day or two ahead of your planned trip? If we were to arrive at a train station in one city and buy our tickets to the next there, for example.
I would so appreciate and help on this subject.