Michele Punshon

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Rome to Amsterdam, 27 days, 2 seniors, 5 countries, 9 trips

Travelling Rome to Florence, Florence to Tirano, Bernina Express to St. Moritz, Glacier Express to Zermatt, Zermatt to Spiez, Spiez to Basel and then onto Paris, Paris to Amsterdam, daytrip return Amsterdam to Bruges. 27 days 2 seniors. Which railpass would be best and which trains would you recommend. Thank you

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Rail Europe Posted 1 year ago

Hello Michele,

Thanks for the question.

With reference to your Itinerary, you can purchase Eurail Select Pass 4 countries with Benelux, Switzerland, France, Italy for your travel.

To purchase the Pass click "Here".

Keep in mind that seat reservations would be mandatory for all High-Speed, Night, Scenic and Border Crossing trains. But, you will receive pass holder/discounted fares for these journeys with the pass. With a Pass you can travel on regional/intercity trains within a country.

Kindly note that pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "I have a rail Pass" on the home page of our website under "Book Train tickets" & then select the name of the pass and feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on "Search". Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Please note the below details:


Regionale and Regionale Veloce trains – Free seating with a Pass.

Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca, Frecciargento – Compulsory seat reservations with a Pass.

NTV Italo – Not valid with a Pass. You will not be able to travel on this train with your Pass as passholder fare is not available. If you want to travel on NTV Italo train, you will need to purchase full fare ticket.


TER train – Free seating with a Pass.

TGV and Intercites trains - Compulsory seat reservations with a Pass.


Intercity and Eurocities trains – Free seating with a Pass.

Scenic train - Compulsory seat reservations

Mountain trains and Cable cars - You will receive discount.


Within Benelux (Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg) you can travel on Intercity and Eurocities trains as seat reservation is not required. Thalys trains require compulsory seat reservations.

Hope this helps!!!

Kind Regards,

Leora, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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