Hello! I'm planning on going to eastern europe for 2 weeks in late summer - flying in and out of Prague and railing it down to the coast in Croatia (with a few stops..) - does anyone know if it's worthwhile getting the inter-rail pass? It's about £160 fo the zone i want.
Also, any advice on cool places to see other than the main cities?
I found that it was better value to just get train or (even cheaper) bus tickets as you go. In western europe where train travel is more expensive, the pass is worth it, but in the cheaper eastern countries it isn't.
Also, the interrail pass is changing soon (1st April I think), so there are no more zones. You will only be able to get a global pass for all the countries, or a single country pass. Not sure how this will affect your plans!
If you get down to Dubrovnik, do a day trip into Montenegro - it's a beautiful country.
Buying point to point in eastern Euorpe, and using some buses (and ferries in Croatia) both makes more sense and will save you money over an Interrail ticket, unless you are doing lots and lots of long journeys (even then, it might be marginal)