we are a group of 3 friends travelling through prague-bratislava-budapest-vienna-salzburg-innsbruck-venice-florence-rome in June'13.
we are trying to figure if a train pass would be better or idea or if we shud book in advance since we have enuf time. prague (fly in) - cesky (by bus) - vienna (by shuttle) - bratislava (by boat). below are the trains we were thinking of taking
1. bratislava - budapest
2. budapest to vienna
4. vienna-klagenfurt-villach-salzburg (same day)
5 salzburg-zell am se-kitzbuhel-worgl-innsbruck-venice (same day)
vienna to salzburg is primarily to ensure a scenic ride from vienna to salzburg. from salzburg - venice we are taking the route via innsbruck again only for the ride. I understand due to the routing, we would be getting in to salzburg & venice only by late eve - we have planned the stay accordingly. In italy also the venice-florence-rome would be on trains.
1. is the envisaged train travel feasible ?
2. would a rail pass would work for these or for most of these? which one?
3. or is it more econmical to buy the tickets in advance?
i know theres a lot of info available on various sites - totally confused with the info overdose. help would be most appreciated