With that in mind, I'd like to tell you about a nice discount that RailEurope (www.raileurope.com) is offering to groups traveling with Eurail passes. Instead of the usual $365 per person pass for visits to up to 5 adjoining countries,traveling 5 full days over the course of two months, the cost will be $714 split among 3 travelers. Have 4 in your group? Your quartet will pay $1068 total. Fivesomes pay $1425. Children pay less.
Complete details on travel dates, length of validity and more can be found on the Rail Europe site (see above).
As someone who engaged in this fancy-free type of travel when I was in my fancy-free early 20's I can heartily recommend it. True, it may not end up being the dirt-dog cheapest option nowadays, but it remains the one with the most history and, dare I say it, charm. Try it, you'll like it.