Jul 21, 2012 - 11:19 AM
Thank you for your email. Based on the travel you indicate you will be doing, I would actually recommend that you purchase city to city tickets. If you purchase the rail pass, you will pay an additional $14 per seat per train for the mandatory seat reservations, regardless of whether you travel in 1st or 2nd class. I have a total cost, 1st class for the tickets of $283 per person, and 2nd class is $204 per person. But these prices also include the mandatory seat reservations.
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