My husband and I are looking at booking an independently organised train journey through Europe which starts in Paris. We have two alternatives to start - Paris to Heidelberg to Lucerne to Lake Como to Florence - or - Paris to Nice/Provence to Cinque Terre to Lake Como to Florence. The trips after Florence take in most of the same cities except one adds Berlin. Not having been to Europe before, does anyone have any opinion on which would be the best trip to take? I would appreciate any help with your ideas as they both sound good. Thank you.