I am planning a trip to Europe in Apr-13 and the countries i plan to visit are as follows (in this sequence):
Switzerland (not decided where, probably Zurich, Interlaken, Zermatt??)
I've tried to work out the train connection but it looks to be very costly. As I resides out of EU, I think i can buy a Eurail Select Pass?
I tried to run a check on the pass ordering on Eurail and below is what i get:
4 countries Saver
Validity: 5 days within 2 months
The above works out to be around USD 1800 for 4 adults, which i think is cosidered cheap? Or is there even cheaper connections around? My question is the validity of the pass is 5 days within 2 months, does that mean that it will only be valid for the consecutive 5 days (from the day i starts using the pass)? Eg., If i arrive Amsterdam on day 1 and use the pass to visit Brussels on day 2, it is considered 2 days used? Similarly, if i arrive on Amsterdam and visist Brussels within same day, it is considered 1 day used? Can someone explain about the 5 days validity?
I would appreciate some suggestions on how i should connect to each countries (by the cheapest train options).