As we travelled using the Eurorail/Eurail Global Pass, we took note of what we would have spent buying point-to-point tickets.
Is a Eurail Pass worthwhile, or is it too expensive?
Eurorail or Eurail?
There's a little confusion over the terms Eurorail and Eurail. Basically, they're two terms for the same thing! The term Eurorail was replaced with Eurail a few years ago, so we're going to stick with that from now on.
Our Europe train travel
We had a 15-day Global Eurail Pass each, which meant we could travel in any of the countries covered by Eurail on fifteen individual days spread across the two-month validity of the pass.
Every day that we wanted to use the pass, we wrote the date in the space provided. Our passes were checked every day that we used them, and usually stamped by the conductor - we'd heard stories of people trying to cheat the system using removable ink on their passes - this isn't going to work anymore.