Our trip will be in mid June to around July 4th. Two adult and two kids 13 and 16.
Land in London on a Thursday. Stay there till Sunday.
-Take Eurostar to Paris Sunday Morning.
Spend Sunday and Monday in Paris.
-Leave Paris to either Caen or Rennes via TGV , rent a car and see Mt. St. Michell and D-Day sites over two days. One night in each area.
-Take TGV back to Paris Thursday morning to see more of Paris.
Leave Thursday night on night train to Berlin, arrive Friday Morning.
Spend day in Berlin, sleep over and take train to Torun Poland from Berlin Sat am to arrive around noon.
Rest of time is spent touring Poland with relatives before return to USA.
Based on what I have seen with the costs of tickets, I really can't see an advantage in a Euro Pass. For March prices I see that the TGV would be 98 Euros each way for the four of us. The night train is supposed ot be real nice if you go first class in a sleeper and the price is not to bad for the privacy and safety.
-What I would ask is about the car rental in France. Does TGV have a package deal with a car or is it the same to just book the train and car seperately? I would like to travel to Caen first and then return the car to Rennes. IS that a lot more or the same cost?
-Eurostar I can book as soon as the window opens up for the date I we need to leave London.
-Has anyone taken the Night train from Paris to Berlin and can comment on our family in one deluxe sleeper or a 4 person couchette?
-Has anyone taken a day time train from Berlin to Torun or to Poznon in Ploand where the connection is?
-Can I book all of the train travel via the Rick Steve's site? EuroRail over the phone was not helpful and I have no issues with paying a fee to a helpfull site instead of inflated ticket prices. I could book all of this myself, but am running into questions about the TGV/Car packages.
-Is there any need for me to get a rail pass?